Archive for the ‘Appetizers’ Category

Mini Potato Skins Stuffed With Avocado Salsa

I got this recipe from Vegetarian Times (Pg. 52, August/September 2012) magazine. It’s actually a Chloe Coscarelli recipe also in her new cookbook, “Chloe’s Kitchen”. This was soooo good. We just ate it tonight and I am so stuffed just from eating these alone. I didn’t even end up making a side dish as this makes 20 potato halves. I made a few changes to the recipe but they are more additions than anything else. I doubled the cumin because after taste testing (Always taste while you cook. How would you know if you need to fix something if you aren’t tasting???) Read more »

My World Famous Sensational Salsa and Glorious Guacamole…well maybe not WORLD famous

I LOVE salsa. I mean I REALLY LOVE salsa. So much so, that when I make a really BIG batch, I eat it all in less than 24 hours. Seriously! You can ask my husband, he always complains that he didn’t even get to eat any. If you have a food processor (Mine is the Ninja. It’s the best food processor out there!), the salsa is a snap. I also like to put the salsa that I just made, into the guacamole. I just can’t stand jarred salsa. It has
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HUMMUS the Mediterranean bean dip

I love hummus because it makes for an AMAZING Mayo substitute on your burgers and sandwiches; but most of all it’s very healthy for you. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are high in zinc, folate, and protein. They are also an excellent source for dietary fiber. Recent studies done, have shown chickpeas to aid in lowering cholesterol in the bloodstream. Read more »

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