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How to Make Crispy Tofu (Baked!)

How to Make Crispy Tofu (Baked!)

As soon as you announce to friends and family that you are now adopting a vegan or vegetarian diet, suddenly everyone is worried about your health and especially your protein intake. Where do you get your protein? Are you getting enough protein? Are you sure […]

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

When it’s close to siesta time in the afternoon I have to admit I get lazy AF! I can’t be bothered to make some amazing three course meal to tide my hunger pains. The easier, the better! I’m always super busy in afternoons and have […]

Easy Peasy Mexican Black Beans

Easy Peasy Mexican Black Beans

I’m always in need of a quick dish and something that my husband will like. If he likes it AND I can sneak some veggies in, that’s a win-win really. He always prefers something Mexican. I get it. He’s Mexican. But sometimes I get tired of the same old meat, rice and tortillas. That’s literally every Mexican dish broken down to it’s basics. I little change once in a while never hurt anyone, so I decided to give some sprucing to the ‘ol black bean and make easy peasy Mexican black beans.  (more…)

Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce

Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce

When you live with another person, you have to learn how to compromise. For the selfish readers, a compromise is not when you decide who will get their way, going to one side or the other, but rather, you both meet in the middle so […]

Simple Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Simple Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Though I love cooking and do it often, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. actually, there are some days where I just don’t want to cook up a three course meal and would rather order a pizza. I KNOW we have all been there. Even when I’m tired […]

Savory Oven Roasted Peas

Savory Oven Roasted Peas

Maintaining a blog is a lot of writing, editing and promoting. It’s a lot of staring at the same screen for hours on end which can get real dull, real fast. Sometimes it’s such an energy sucker, but to keep me going I like to have snacks on hand to have something to munch on. For some reason, having something to chew on keeps me focused. The danger with this is that it could be anything: cookies, chips, you name it. These savory oven roasted peas are what help to keep me focused and in line with my health goals.

Savory Oven Roasted Peas
Savory Oven Roasted Peas

Dried peas are also a snack in Mexico that I had not come across until recently. When you get them from the store they can be a bit too crunchy, if you know what I mean, similar to corn nuts. I’d like to keep my teeth, but thanks though! Because these peas are roasted and not dried they are crunchy but not rock hard. They are perfectly roasted to have a crisp texture.

To pack in that roasted savoriness, I first laid out the peas on a dish towel and patted them dry. This is an important step as it gets off all the excess moisture so they turn out perfectly crisp.  Then I tossed these little guys in some olive oil, poultry seasoning and onion powder. If you can’t find a poultry seasoning you like don’t worry. The one I used is basically just a mix of Italian herbs and a little salt so a combination of your favorite spices would work just fine. After the peas are oiled and seasoned, pop them in the oven for about 40 minutes, mixing them around halfway through. I say 40 minutes but really it could be 35 or 45. Some ovens work a little differently than others, but either way be sure to keep an eye on them because they can burn pretty quickly.

Savory Oven Roasted Peas
Savory Oven Roasted Peas

After being perfectly toasted these babies are reading for munching! They are crispy and savory which makes it super easy to forget that they are vegetables! You’ll be tricking yourself into snacking on veggies in no time!

 

Savory Oven Roasted Peas

Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • 1/2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tbs poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Directions

  1. Remove peas from packaging and completely thaw. Once thawed, place peas on a towel and pat dry.
  2. Transfer peas to a mixing bowl and add all other ingredients. Mix well until evenly coated
  3. Spread peas onto a lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes, mixing about half way through.

 

Savory Oven Roasted Peas
Savory Oven Roasted Peas
Creamy 2 Minute Dairy-Free Ranch

Creamy 2 Minute Dairy-Free Ranch

After living Mexico for four years, somehow I’m still not immune to cravings for American foods. You can take the girl out of Washington but you can’t take the Washington out of the girl! One of my favorite snacks is ranch and veggies. Mexico is […]

Crispy Baked Potato Taquitos

Crispy Baked Potato Taquitos

In case you are not aware, potatoes are vegetables. But for some reason they get a bad rap for being so fattening and one of the worst things you could eat. Starchy vegetables are delicious and nutritious.  I wanted to focus on these misunderstood veggies […]

Sundried Tomato Garlic Alfredo Sauce (Dairy-Free!!)

Sundried Tomato Garlic Alfredo Sauce (Dairy-Free!!)

Along with sushi and pickles, I’m also a pasta lover. And if you know me this should not come as a surprise to you. I pretty much just love food in general, pasta included. If using whole grain noodles, pasta can actually be pretty healthy; however some of my favorite sauces are not. So for this sauce recipe I wanted to focus on using a lighter version while still packing a punch when it comes to flavor. This sundried tomato garlic alfredo is all the flavor, but half the calories!  (more…)

Veggie Tinga Tacos

Veggie Tinga Tacos

Is there such a thing as too many tacos? Mexico doesn’t seem to think so! (And I don’t either to be honest). Mexico is for sure the expert when it comes to taco creation and maintenance but I figured since I’ve lived here for a […]


Words From the Foodie

What do you mean health-ish?

What do you mean health-ish?




Most people would agree that it’s important to be healthy. That means taking care of yourself and going to the dentist and doctor on a regular basis for check-ups, taking medicine with you get sick and taking a mental break every now and then to keep yourself sane. I totally agree with all that, but being healthy also consists of taking preventative measures so that you don’t even get sick in the first place.

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