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Chickpea Snacks

Strain a couple of cans of chickpeas, season with salt, chili powder and sugar (wanted that salty/sweet/spicy flavor). Treat it like you would tofu (for those who like tofu), rice or popcorn…add what ever seasonings you like and have fun with it.

I used EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) to coat them, forgot that I do have coconut oil, seasoning of your choosing and put in the oven at 375 degrees for an absurd amount of time. Mine took nearly an hour. Maybe next time I’ll put it at a higher temp, but I was concerned that I might set them on fire instead. Let cool and enjoy! Now you can bask in the goodness of an easy and healthy snack. Let me know your tricks of the trade with the fabulous chickpea.

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Brussels Sprouts

I went on FB last night and asked my awesome friends how they cook their sprouts…Love the response and must share the version I made. Thank you Van!


Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts- From Van’s Kitchen

  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (quartered if large)
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 425º. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, sweet chili sauce, Sriracha, and lime juice.

On a large baking sheet, toss Brussels sprouts in sauce until fully coated. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Roast until slightly charred and tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Serve.

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Asparagus Pizza

isabel and pizza
My 4 yr. old was not keen on the “green stuff,” but still wanted to take a picture with it. 
pizza in the oven
pizza out of the oven

Asparagus Pizza Recipe

  • 1 bunch of asparagus (sliced/chopped/shaved)
  • 1/2 lb mozzarella cheese (cubed or shredded)
  • 1/4 C Parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • pizza dough (I opted for the store bought dough. You can usually find this at your local grocery store’s bakery section)
  1. Set your oven to bake at 500 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. I like to use my pizza stone. Spread your dough out with either a rolling pin or by hand. I couldn’t find mine so I had to try the hand toss method (which ended up with me stretching the dough out to fit the pizza stone).
  3. Slice/chop/shave your asparagus. I tried shaving it, but I didn’t have the “Y” shaped peeler, so I chopped the asparagus and discarded the tough ends. Put it in a bowl and coat your asparagus with olive oil and add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
  4. Spread your parmesan on the dough, then the mozzarella and add your asparagus. If you have left over parmesan, sprinkle some over the asparagus (you’ll be glad you did).
  5. Place in oven (mid-rack) for 10-15 minutes. I took mine out after 12 minutes. Enjoy!