Sausage Hash Brown Egg Bake

1 lb. ground sausage 1-2 tsp. ghee 4 cups hash browns (or shredded potatoes) 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1/2 medium red onion, diced 10 whole eggs, whisked 1/2 cup non-dairy unsweetened milk ½ tsp. sea salt ¼ tsp. black pepper Preheat oven to 350350℉. Grease a 9×13 or large casserole…

Cauliflower Hummus

3 cups raw cauliflower florets 2 tbsp water 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp salt 3 whole garlic cloves 1 1/2 tbsp Tahini paste 3 tbsp lemon juice 2 raw garlic cloves, crushed (in addition to above) 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3/4 tsp kosher salt smoked paprika and extra olive oil for serving…

Thai Salmon Burgers

salmon burgers: 2 pounds center cut salmon, boned and skinned 1 large shallot, finely diced 1 tablespoon finely chopped lemongrass 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 tsp. finely diced Serrano pepper 1/2 teaspoon peeled and freshly grated ginger 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro 2 tbsp. freshly chopped basil…

Buffalo Chicken Strips

1¼ lbs. chicken breast tenders 2 eggs, whisked 1 1/4 cup almond flour 2 tbsp. arrowroot flour 1½ tsp. garlic powder 1½ tsp. onion powder 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 2/3 cup buffalo sauce Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray parchment with…

Egg Roll Stir Fry

1 pound ground beef or pork 1 large onion, diced 1 small head of cabbage 3 carrots 4-5 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/4 cup soy sauce Cook and crumble ground meat with onions in a very large skillet until…

Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

1 clove garlic, crushed ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoons dijon mustard ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil Place the crushed garlic clove in the bottom of a mason jar or other airtight container. Add the vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Cover the…

Fruit Infused Fizz Water

Fill your glass of choice 3/4 full of sparkling water. Add juice/nectar of your choice of fruit(s) to your desired liking (blackberry, blueberry, pomegranate, lime, pineapple, strawberry, raspberry, orange, etc.).  Add herbs if you like (rosemary, mint, basil, cilantro).  Add some ice.  Add additional sweeteners or whatever else you desire. photo and recipe: nestofposies.com

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, but into 1-inch cubes 1/2 pound andouille sausage, diced 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 medium onion 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 stalk celery 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 tsp dried oregano 2 tsp Cajun or Creole seasoning 1 tsp hot sauce 2 bay leaves…

I am human.

All of my life I’ve heard variations of the following: “Belinda, you’re such an OREO.” “Belinda, you’re not black. You’re the whitest person I know.” “Mrs. Martin, you’re different. You’re not like real black people.” “Belinda, don’t even try to act black. It just doesn’t work for you.” “Uh oh. B’s getting angry. Her black…

Classic Chili

one pound lean ground beef or turkey one package McCormick Chili Seasoning Mix 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can kidney beans 1 can chili beans Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat. Stir in Seasoning Mix, tomatoes and beans. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 45 minutes, stirring…

Ultimate 4-Layer Vegan Sandwich

pesto ingredients: 1 large garlic clove 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (about 6) 1/4 cup hulled hemp seeds 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons water 1-2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, to taste 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, or to taste freshly ground black pepper, to taste sandwich ingredients:…

Crockpot Oatmeal

2 cups rolled oats 2 cups almond milk 2.5 cups water desired spices/additions [cinnamon, PB2, honey, etc.] desired topics [cranberries, nuts, chocolate chips, banana, etc.] Spray crockpot with non-stick spray. Add all ingredients and stir. Cook in crockpot on low for 8 hours. photo: chocolate-broccoli.com