Category: Snacks

Veggie Nachos

Simple and quick recipes are always my first choice when throwing together a hot lunch.  My family would eat nachos everyday, if I’d let them. They’re similar to salads really, minus the greens.  We can throw just about any vegetable, legume, meat, fruit, salsa, and of course, wonderful cheese on top of a bed a […]

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Mango Salsa

Someone passed this recipe to me.  If you’ve tried this recipe or have a similar one, let me know about it. Mango Salsa 1-1/2 cups finely diced fresh mango 2 T. green onion, minced 1 T. fresh lime juice 1 T. fresh cilantro, minced 1 red serrano or jalapeno pepper, seeded, finely chopped Combine all […]

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Simple Roasted Zucchini Quesadillas

You can’t go wrong with this fresh and simple recipe.  Roasted vegetables make an excellent filling for quesadillas whenever you need to throw together an appetizer for guests, a light lunch for yourself, or a quick recipe for a large, hungry crowd of Main Street Farmers’ Market Fans.  The kids down at market wanted to […]

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Main Street Farmers Market Caviar

So FRESH, so hard to stop eating.  I could skip the chips and eat it with a spoon or on top of anything grilled.  D HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Chunky salad bits 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained & rinsed 1/2 (11 ounce) can sweet corn 2 small ripe tomatoes, chopped 3/4 cup seedless […]

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Roasted Eggplant Spread

Roasted Eggplant Spread is scrumptious with crackers or toasted baguette slices.  It’s very good dolloped on top of ravioli, as a substitute for red sauce.  It’s hard to stop eating once you get started; thankfully it’s healthy for us. I’ve served this up many times to friends and as the weekend snack food.  The recipe […]

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Anazaki Bean Dip

Anazaki beans are similar to regular pinto beans and red beans.  They have a creamy, mild flavor that comes across as almost sweet compared to the earthy pinto bean.  When a couple of my beer drinking friends came by last night,  I transformed these beans into an awesome dip. HERE’S ALL I DID 1 1/2 […]

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Zucchini Pancakes

These simple zucchini pancakes make a great side dish. They’re light and low in carbs and are absolutely delicious! HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Makes 20 small pancakes 2 medium zucchini, grated 2 shallots, finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh chives 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 2 eggs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 6-8 […]

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Roasted Tomatilla Dip

The best way to find out if a recipe is good is to take it to a party.  Last Saturday, we spent the evening with kinfolks and kinfolk-in-laws.  There were picky eaters and  foodies that would eat anything you put in front of them.  It was the perfect testing grounds. Roasted tomatilla dip is a […]

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Toasted Butternut Squash Seeds

I was prepping a butternut squash and couldn’t bare to toss the seeds.  Especially after the experience of toasting the pumpkin seeds, I couldn’t help wonder if the butternut seeds would be any different or the same. I also wondered why we don’t already eat butternut squash seeds. So I followed the Roasted Pumpkin Seeds […]

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

First I want to thank my dear friends, without them this post would not be here. To Kim, for text messaging me and putting me up to the challenge of roasting pumpkin seeds.  To Kelly of Sass & Veracity and Judy of No Fear Entertaining for answering my call for help on Twitter. Kelly, your […]

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Jalapeño Peach Salsa Recipe

If you’ve never eaten this salsa before, I know what you’re thinking. I thought the same thing. “This is some weird foodie recipe.” It’s not at all. I got this delicious, simple recipe from my good friend, Kim. She’s a Nutritionist and a VERY good cook. It turns out that jalapeño peach salsa is highly […]

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Tips to Help Your Family Eat More Fruits

In Plain Sight One fruit bowl is not enough if you REALLY want your family to eat more fruits. Set out a stocked bowl in all the high traffic areas like the coffee maker, toaster, on top of the microwave, in the center of the dining table.  If you have a table next to the […]

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Spicy Salsa Recipe

 HERE’S ALL IT TAKES 1 (15 oz) can chipotle seasoned diced tomatoes healthy handful of fresh cilantro; rinsed, thick stems removed 1 small garlic clove juice from 1/2 lime Add tomatoes, cilantro and garlic into a food processor. Pulse for 20 to 30 seconds, just until there’s a happy medium of small chunks without it […]

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Holy Guacamole!

Oh yea, it’s as good as it looks and zesty too! I found this delicious and simple guacamole recipe in one of my favorite children’s books, Chicks and Salsa by Aaron Reynolds. Of course, I did alter it a bit to suit my fancy and it turned out beautifully and all the chicken’s said, “Ole!” […]

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Hummus is Yummus

Hummus recipes come in all shapes and sizes.  I whip this one up when I have hungry company sitting around the table. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES 1 can (15 ounce) chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 to 3 tablespoons tehina (sesame seed paste) 1 small garlic clove, crushed extra virgin olive oil […]

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