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Monday, September 16, 2013

Crunchy Pea Salad

Many of you have probably seen this recipe from Pinterest.  I pinned it too, and decided to make it.  It was FANTASTIC!  The only problem was that the recipe was a tad confusing and left out a few things.  I changed it around a bit and this version is all you need!  Enjoy.

Serves 4-6 (as a side dish)


1 12oz bag frozen peas, rinsed thawed and drained
1 Cup lightly salted peanuts
1/2 Cup craisins
1/4 Cup chopped green onions
6 slices turkey bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
1/2 Cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tsp crushed red pepper
1/8 Tsp worcestershire
1/8 Tsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp white vinegar
1 Cup cauliflower, raw, chopped, stems removed
1/2 Cup celery, chopped
Dash of salt and pepper

Whisk together mayo, red pepper, worcestershire, soy sauce, and sugar.  Toss all ingredients in dressing and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Serve chilled.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Quick and Easy Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Simple, delicious and easy!


2 Large sweet potatoes
2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/4 Cup grated parmesan cheese
1 Tsp garlic powder
1 Tsp salt
1 Tsp pepper


Preheat the oven to 450.  Place a large non-stick pan or cookie sheet in the oven to get hot.

Peel the potatoes and slice into large "fries" or, wedges.  Try to keep all slices about the same length/width so they cook the same.

Toss with coconut oil, cheese and seasonings, and spread out on the hot pan.  Cook for 15 minutes, then turn all fries over and cook an additional 15 minutes.

Serve alone or with ketchup, or your favorite dipping sauce.