Redneck Caviar

1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup sugar (see notes) 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 pound Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (11 ounce) can super sweet corn, drained (see notes) 1 red onion, diced 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper 1 cup chopped cilantro 1 avocado, diced (optional) In a…

Healthy Fried Rice

adapted from recipe by eatingwell.com 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 4 large eggs, beaten 1/2 medium onion, chopped 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 cups mixed frozen vegetables (thawed) 3 cups cold cooked brown rice 3 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce Heat one teaspoon oil in a large flat-bottomed wok or large, heavy skillet…

Veggie and Biscuit Pot Pie

adapted from recipe by Heather Bode filling ingredients: 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper [for the meat-eaters: 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch chunks] 4 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 2 celery stalks 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces…

Veggielicious Chickpea Salad

3 cups of chickpeas, drained [2 cans = 3 cups] 2 cups grape tomatoes, chopped 2 medium cucumbers, seeded and chopped 1 cup sweet peppers, chopped 1 red onion, chopped 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled [if you plan to let your salad meld flavors overnight, wait until the next day to add feta] 1/2 cup…

Zucchini Fries with Skinny Garlic Chipotle Aioli

recipe from Kate Misencik fries: 2 zucchini, cut into sticks 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 2 large eggs beaten 1 cup Italian Panko bread crumbs Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a cooling rack with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet. In this order: cover zucchini in flour, dip into egg wash, and…

Sautéed Snow Peas

recipe from Breanna Dittmar 3 cups snow/sugar snap peas 2 tbsp coconut oil 3 cloves garlic, minced spices to taste Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat Add oil and swirl around the pan. Add minced garlic and spices, stirring constantly for one minute. Add peas and stir frequently for 3-4 minutes or until…

Avocado Salsa

recipe from healthy recipe swap party 1 package frozen corn, thawed [nix the corn to make it paleo] 2 [2.5 oz] cans sliced olives, drained 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon dried oregano…

Garlic Parmesan Squash Chips

adapted from recipe by diethood.com 4 yellow squash (small to medium), sliced into ¼-inch to ½-inch rounds 3 tablespoons olive oil fresh ground pepper, to taste 1 cup panko crumbs 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon garlic powder cooking spray (I use Organic Olive Oil by Pam) Preheat oven to…

Easy Vegetable Lo Mein

adapted from recipe by damndelicious.net 8 ounces lo mein egg noodles [or wide lo mein noodles] 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, julienned 1 carrot, julienned 1 cup snow peas 3 cups baby spinach FOR THE SAUCE 2 tablespoons [reduced sodium if preferred] soy sauce, or more, to taste…

Easy Asparagus

I always thought that cooking asparagus was incredibly difficult, but boy was I wrong! We had this for lunch today [I, with poached eggs and Loman with grilled chicken]. one bunch of asparagus olive oil garlic salt Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss the asparagus with olive oil and garlic salt until evenly coated. Place…

Banging Potatoes

adapted from recipe on Pinterest 3 medium golden potatoes – skin on 1 tablespoon olive oil 1-2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1/2 cup green onion salt and pepper Wash the potatoes and cut medium dice into square pieces. To prevent any browning, place the already cut potatoes in a bowl filled with…

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

2 sweet potatoes 2 tbsp. olive oil 1/8 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 1/8 tsp. garlic powder 1/8 tsp. paprika Preheat oven to 450. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Cut sweet potatoes into 1/4″ fries. Toss fries in olive oil and seasonings to coat.  Spread fries out on prepared baking sheet….