Salt and Vinegar Wings

Adapted from The Spruce.  We make them on a Big Green Egg rather than a regular charcoal grill.

If you love salt and vinegar potato chips, then you’ll love these tangy wings. Add a touch of cayenne pepper to the marinade to boost its spiciness.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds/1.4 kg chicken wings
  • 1 3/4 cups/420 mL distilled vinegar
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL garlic powder

Preparation

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Grilled Mexican Corn Salad

Source:  Simply Gluten Free Magazine

(Gluten-Free, Dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, Vegetarian, Vegan)

This is a salad version of a classic Mexican street food, elote, which is grilled corn served with a variety of toppings.  This particular salad is vegan, but feel free to go traditional and top with cotija cheese.

Serves 4-6 as a side

Salad Ingredients:

  • 4 ears of sweet corn, shucked
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, optional
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, optional

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • juice of two limes
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon agave, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon of kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:

Preheat the grill to medium-high. … Read More »

These Nine Sweet Potato Toasts Will Make You Feel Healthy And Happy

Everyone of these looks delicious.  Click here for all 9 recipes plus a fast paced video to show you how to make them all!

Roasted Radishes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb with tops and ends trimmed, then sliced in half.
  • 1 T olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Finely chopped garlic clove
  • Minced parsley

Preparation:

Trim the top and stem ends off a pound of radishes, then slice them in half.  Toss with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and some salt and pepper.  Arrange them cut-side down on a sheet pan and roast at 450°F for about 10 to 12 minutes. … Read More »

Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cauliflower, about 1 medium-large head, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (Go ahead and cook all the loose pieces that will fall away when you slice!)
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to coat
  • Sea salt
  • Coarsely ground black pepper

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place cauliflower in a large mixing bowl. Pour on enough olive oil to coat (a few tablespoons).… Read More »

Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice-cream

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups half and half or light cream
  • 1 14oz can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract

Preparation:

  1. In a large bowl, combine ingredients; mix well.  Pour into ice cream freezer container.  Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.  Enjoy!

Below is a photo of my ice-cream maker.  It is sooooo easy we could make ice-cream daily!… Read More »

Eggs Benedict

Ingredients
  • 8 pieces of bacon or 4 pieces of Canadian bacon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons white or rice vinegar
  • 2 English muffins
  • Butter

Blender Hollandaise

  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of cayenne or tabasco
Read more: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/eggs_benedict/#ixzz4ka0cJ1t1

Coconut Chicken Curry Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped onions
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 14.5 oz can reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened light coconut milk
  • 2 Tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of snipped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Preparation

  1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. 
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Snapper with Avocado Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of frozen skinless red snapper fillets, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick (I used fresh grouper from Kroger instead)
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons, finely chopped red onion
  • 1 Tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Black Pepper

Preparation:

  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. 
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Veggie Frittata

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 (4 oz) container sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 (6 oz) bag of baby fresh spinach
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 (4oz) block sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 T milk
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t ground nutmeg
  • Garnishes:  black pepper, chopped fresh parsley

Preparation:

  1. Saute onion and mushrooms in hot oil in an ovenproof nonstick 10 inch skillet over medium high heat for 10 minutes or until tender. 
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Berries and Cream

My kids love this snack (or dessert) during fresh berry season! 

Ingredients:

Any fresh berries.  We typically use:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries

For the Cream:

  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 T Sugar

Preparation:

Wash berries, cut strawberries if they are large.  Put all the berries together in a big bowl.

With an electric mixer mix the cream and the sugar on high speed until peaks form. … Read More »

Missy’s Marinated Tomatoes

Source: The Pioneer Woman

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Canola Oil
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 whole Green Onions, Sliced
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Parsley
  • 18 whole Basil Leaves (chiffonade)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Thyme
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced Finely
  • 2 pounds Tomatoes, Cut Into Quarters (if Big) Or Halves (if Small)
  • 1 whole Baguette, Sliced
  • 1 clove Garlic, Peeled

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients except tomatoes in a large glass bowl.… Read More »

Easy Chicken Enchiladas (2)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked chicken (I cook mine in the crock pot for easiest shredding)
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1.5 cups sour cream, divided
  • 1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas (or corn if you prefer)
  • 1 cup green taco sauce
  • optional toppings (olives, tomato, avocado, green onions, cilantro, lime etc.)

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. … Read More »

Classic Deviled Eggs

Recipe courtesy of The Food Network

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Smoked Spanish paprika, for garnish

Preparation

Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with enough water that there’s 1 1/2 inches of water above the eggs.… Read More »

Mexican Beef Roast

Source: Jenny Stockton via The Opelika Observer

Great as meat in a burrito (in a gluten-free tortilla) or tacos or as a topping for some nachos.  It’s always delicious served with salsa and guacamole.

Ingredients:

  • 1 beef arm roast
  • 1-2 Tbsp. chipotle chili powder (depending on desired spiciness)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced

Preparation:
Place sliced onion and celery in the bottom of a large slow cooker. … Read More »