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Delicious Black Eyed Pea Salad

Looking for a fun summer side salad for your next family meal? Why not try this delicious black-eyed pea salad recipe. A fresh summer salad with lots of flavor that you can serve as a perfect appetizer for a meal with your friends and family.

To make your black-eyed peas more flavorful, you may also add garlic cloves, diced celery, and bay leaf. This will add a flavor contrast that will be perfect with the light tomato vinaigrette.

If you can't find marinated octopus, you can use calamari as a substitute. You can two cups of white wine as an additional flavoring for the salad during the cooking process. It will add an rich but zingy flavor to the dish.

Grains, dried beans, peas, and lentils are rich sources of nutrients, but they are difficult to digest unless properly prepared, as they contain enzyme inhibitors that keep them from germinating under dry conditions. This is the reason why you need to soak the beans overnight so that the body can easily digest the black eyed peas.

1 lb black eyed peas
1 lb marinated octopus
4 cups chicken stock
4 cups water
16 oz cherry tomatoes
4 oz green bell peppers
4 oz carrots
½ cup olive oil
1 oz shallot
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp fresh oregano
Salt to taste
8
  1. Soak peas overnight in water with baking soda. They will sprout by day two.
  2. Cook peas, in chicken stock and water for 40 minutes or until beans are tender.
  3. Bring liquid to a boil,...
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Nutritions

Calories
236

Sodium
313mg
13% DV

Fat
18g
27% DV

Protein
13g
27% DV

Carbs
13g
4% DV

Fiber
4g
19% DV
563

Rich Homemade Caramel Popcorn

A homemade caramel popcorn snack idea that shockingly buttery, rich, salty, sweet, and one of the easiest popcorn recipes you can think of. A homemade popcorn that is better than any store-bought snack at a fraction of the price! A delicious afternoon snack that you can serve to your family.

There are a few common mistakes to avoid while making that popcorn you love. Many people want to be efficient when making popcorn. Hence, they tend to dump all of the kernels into one pan and let it pop. This technique causes a problem as it ends up burning the kernels that popped previously. If the recipe calls for 1 cup of corn kernels then, divide the cooking process into 2.

Oil is another essential part of the cooking process. Choosing the right oil is key to successful popcorn. Oils such as olive oil, walnut oil, and other unrefined oils are a no-no for this recipe. High smoking point oils such as almond oil, corn oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, and vegetable oil are the best to use when making popcorn

You can add different flavors to the caramel mixture. Adding a few cinnamon sticks or a teaspoon of anise seeds to the sugar at the beginning will add a nice kick that will elevate the flavor of the caramel and the popcorn. Lavender lover? Well, throw some dried lavender into the caramel to infuse flavor and aroma. Cardamom pods are also a great addition to the caramel sauce; just make sure to strain it after infusing.

1 cup popping corn kernels
1/2 cup barley
8 tbsp vegetable oil
3 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter
¾ cup water
salt to taste
8
  1. Put 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a hot skillet.
  2. Heat until lightly smoking.
  3. Add grains by the handful to the hot skillet and cover.
  4. Let the popped grains cool.
  5. In a...
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Nutritions

Calories
602

Sodium
49mg
2% DV

Fat
33g
52% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
77g
26% DV

Fiber
1g
7% DV
368

Delectable Creamy Risotto

This creamy risotto is an excellent savory side dish that you can pair with braised oxtail recipes. This is a rice and cheese recipe with a taste similar to classic risotto, but with a bit more style.

Arborio rice is short-grain rice used primarily in the preparation of risotto. Arborio rice has more starch present since it undergoes less milling than medium grain rice. So, Arborio rice must be cooked slowly with a hot liquid to release its creamy starch content without becoming mushy.

Manchego cheese is made from sheep's milk. It has Spanish origins and is traditionally served with quince paste. It has a nutty, yet salty taste. If you can't find Manchego cheese at your local grocers, you can replace it with the Asiago, Muenster Cheese, or English Cheddar.

If your local grocers doesn't have arborio rice, you can use sushi rice as a substitute. To substitute sushi in this risotto, make sure you don't rinse it first, as keeping the starch in the dish will yield a greater result.

5 tbsp butter
1 (¼ cup) arborio
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups water
2 eggs
1 cup Manchego
4 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp bread crumbs
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
8
  1. Melt butter and mix into rice in a hot skillet.
  2. Fry the rice for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the rice to the chicken broth and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Mix eggs, herbs, cheese, bread...
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Nutritions

Calories
333

Sodium
759mg
31% DV

Fat
20g
30% DV

Protein
16g
32% DV

Carbs
29g
9% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV
267

Savory Braised Oxtail in Wine

Transform this braised oxtail into something rich and succulent for an incredibly satisfying and delicious meal for the entire family. A flavorful and easy oxtail recipe that you can prepare in just an hour for your next family meal.

Oxtails are an underrated cut of meat. People tend to choose the cuts they are more familiar with. Cuts like oxtails are only used by chefs and other culinarians — who have ample time to develop flavor using time-consuming techniques. Oxtail can sometimes be hard to find except in specialty butcher shops. But, they are worth the effort. These cuts are gelatinous and have a full flavor and texture when cooked right.

Tomato puree would be a perfect addition to this recipe. It adds a depth of flavor that balances the acidity of the wine and the sweetness of the vegetables. If you prefer using the traditional way of cooking the oxtail without the use of a pressure cooker, then you can simmer the oxtail for 3-4 hours until tender.

Adding fresh herbs such as thyme, basil, and parsley would be a perfect addition. Roasting the oxtail for 1 hour before transferring to the pressure cooker, adds another dimension of flavor and creates a nice color on the oxtail's outer layer.

¾ cup flour
2 tbsp paprika
8 lbs oxtails
½ cup olive oil
2 cups beef stock
2 cup red wine
1 large onion
4 celery stalks
8 cloves garlic
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp anchovy paste
3 large carrots
¼ cup chopped oregano
1 cinnamon stick
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
8
  1. Dice onion, celery, carrots
  2. Reserve celery leaves for garnish
  3. Start making a sauce with herbs, liquid, and oil
  4. Add spices and dry ingredients to begin to thicken the...
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Nutritions

Calories
272

Sodium
203mg
8% DV

Fat
15g
23% DV

Protein
4g
8% DV

Carbs
23g
7% DV

Fiber
6g
24% DV
19

Crispy Fried Vegetable Chips

Looking for some delicious vegan chips? This fried vegetable recipe is the solution for afternoon snack cravings! You can't go wrong with this vegetable snack idea that will surely captivate everyone's attention.

Forget about buying potato chips at the grocery store when you can make a delicious variation of chips in the comforts of your home. You just need simple tools to make crispy thin chips for your next snack!

You may use different flavors on these chips, from classic cheese powder to sumac to just salt. You can also dip the vegetable crisp into different sauces like this Cucumber Yogurt Dip.

No deep-fry thermometer to measure how hot is the oil? No need to worry! You can dip the handle end of a wooden spoon in the oil. If it bubbles fairly steadily, then it's ready. You may also use the popcorn method — which is placing a kernel of popcorn in the oil. It will pop when the oil reaches 350 to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Food dropped in cool oil will absorb the fat and take longer to cook. Make sure you heat the oil slowly.

1 lb sweet potatoes
1 lb plantains
1 lb carrots
1 cup Grapeseed oil
¼ cup nutritional yeast
¼ cup sumac
salt to taste
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  1. Cut vegetables using a mandolin on the thinnest setting.
  2. Soak the slices in cold water.
  3. Let the slices dry for 60 minutes, then pat the vegetables dry.
  4. Heat oil to 375...
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Nutritions

Calories
304

Sodium
24mg
1% DV

Fat
10g
15% DV

Protein
3g
6% DV

Carbs
13g
4% DV

Fiber
3g
13% DV
26

Delicious Homemade Cheese Pizza

Thinking of a delicious homemade cheese pizza recipe as an afternoon snack idea? Well, this homemade pizza is a perfect snack to make at home. There are so many recipes for creating the perfect pizza. But, this recipe is a treat for those who are cheese lovers.

You can add some fresh herbs to the pizza after it's cooked. Herbs such as thyme, oregano, and basil would be great here. You can also add some hot sauce to the tomato sauce mixture for a fiery kick.

If you like, you can use a flatbread dough for this recipe. You may check this Flatbread Pizza for the recipe. A yeastless pizza dough that can be prepared in advance. After it has risen, cover, and place in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Then let the dough sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before stretching out/shaping and topping.

You may also use aged Havarti, provolone, and pecorino romano cheeses for this recipe. Sometimes, the simpler you go, the better it gets.

1 store-bought pizza dough
8 oz canned tomato sauce
5 oz shredded parmesan cheese
3 oz shredded cheddar cheese
5 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
(1 tsp) dried oregano
2 tsp salt
1 cup Semolina flour, for dusting the pizza peel
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  1. Prepare the pizza dough by following the instructions on the package.
  2. Use the semolina flour to dust the pizza peel or back of a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees...
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Nutritions

Calories
226

Sodium
1194mg
49% DV

Fat
9g
14% DV

Protein
13g
27% DV

Carbs
21g
7% DV

Fiber
2g
9% DV
109

Pineapple Banana Smoothie Bowl

Looking for the perfect banana smoothie bowl recipe for breakfast or an afternoon snack? This vegan-friendly smoothie recipe is an ideal delicious healthy breakfast recipe for picky eaters.

Smoothie bowls have been gaining popularity. The reason for that is smoothie bowls are very appetizing looking and at the same time perfect for those who want to cut carbs, especially in the morning and afternoon. It is a creative way to get that energy-packed breakfast meal in without breaking a sweat in the kitchen.

You may want to try exciting flavors such as mangoes, apples, guava, or blueberries in this recipe too. The possibilities for mixing in fruit is endless. You can add chia seeds or add some walnuts and almonds for just a bit of crunch.

You may want to add caramelized pears as a garnish to the smoothie bowl. Check this Oatmeal recipe for a caramelized pear recipe.

2 frozen banana
3 oz frozen pineapples
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
2 oz frozen watermelon chunks (garnish)
1/4 cup grated carrots (garnish)
4 tbsp chopped peanuts (garnish)
2
  1. Combine peeled frozen banana, frozen pineapples, coconut milk, and lemon juice in a blender.
  2. Puree until smooth.
  3. Pour the smoothie into bowls.
  4. Decorate the bowls with the...
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Nutritions

Calories
439

Sodium
23mg
0% DV

Fat
19g
29% DV

Protein
8g
17% DV

Carbs
62g
21% DV

Fiber
9g
39% DV
93

Oven-Baked Vegan Nuggets

Looking for vegan nuggets to serve as a healthy breakfast recipe or afternoon snack for the kids? This baked veggie nugget is an excellent recipe for those who are following a strictly plant-based diet.

Nuggets are a classic. Both kids and adult's love them! This healthy recipe can be made days ahead. You can also freeze them for a longer shelf life.

Potatoes, yams, cauliflower, herbs, and spices are some of the other vegetables that you can use in this recipe. You can add your twist by combining your favorite vegetables. This is one way to get your kids to eat their vegetables.

No kids yet to eat this vegan dish? No worries! That's actually an opportunity to add bold flavors such as mushrooms and ground five-spice. You may want to create a delicious curry sauce or homemade barbecue sauce to partner with this light and baked recipe. If you're feeling decadent, try deep frying or pan frying these nuggets for more umami flavor. The air fryer would also be fun to try.

You can use these nuggets is so many ways. Add them to pita with hummus and slaw. Put them in a tortilla with salsa and fresh cheese. Or, just snack on them with dip.

3 oz sweet potatoes
4 oz broccoli head
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
1/2 cup grated cheddar
1/2 cup Almond flour
2 cups vegan buttermilk
2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup olive oil
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Cook the sweet potatoes in boiling water for 15 minutes.
  4. Next, cook the broccoli in salted...
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Nutritions

Calories
708

Sodium
2112mg
88% DV

Fat
43g
67% DV

Protein
24g
48% DV

Carbs
57g
19% DV

Fiber
7g
29% DV

Who doesn't love oatmeal? This oatmeal recipe is a heart-healthy way to start your day. Kids and kids at heart will fall with this delicious oatmeal recipe with pears and chopped nuts.

There are two main types of oats: rolled and steel-cut. Both types begin as whole oats (groats), from which the outer layer (the hull) is stripped, leaving the fiber-rich bran, the endosperm, and the germ, which is home to vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and healthy oils. From there, the oats are either rolled or steel-cut. Everyone knows oatmeal is a nutritious ingredient. It is versatile and can be added to different dishes such as pastries and bread.

This porridge recipe is a perfect dish if you want an elevated version of the classic way to cook oats. You may use different kinds of nuts such as almonds and walnuts if you prefer. After all, oats and nuts are a great pairing. They are also brain food.

2 cups water
1 cup steel-cut Irish Oatmeal
1/4 tsp salt
12 oz pear
3 oz chopped mixed nuts
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
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  1. In a medium-sized saucepan bring 4 cups of water to boil.
  2. Sprinkle the oatmeal over the boiling water, stirring constantly to prevent any lumps from forming.
  3. Add the salt and reduce...
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Nutritions

Calories
607

Sodium
727mg
30% DV

Fat
36g
55% DV

Protein
16g
32% DV

Carbs
63g
21% DV

Fiber
12g
50% DV
20

Aromatic Beef Barbecue

Looking for a delicious beef recipe? Try this beef barbecue recipe for your next lunch or dinner! A quick and easy dinner recipe with sweet and tangy flavors.

You can use orange juice or lime to get more pronounced citrus flavors. You can also substitute citrus for pineapples and a bit of mango juice. Adding grated ginger will also add a heated and spicy flavor. A good drizzle of sesame oil at the end will also enhance the flavor profile of the dish. Try grilling this recipe for an even better result. You may roast the meat together cauliflower and broccoli florets for a complete meal.

24 oz Lean beef
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium white onion
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 lemon
3 rosemary sprigs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp chili flakes
2 oz red bell pepper
4
  1. Cut the beef into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the juice of a lemon, soy sauce, vegetable oil, minced garlic cloves, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, and chili...
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Nutritions

Calories
1564

Sodium
1704mg
71% DV

Fat
157g
241% DV

Protein
5g
10% DV

Carbs
23g
7% DV

Fiber
6g
24% DV

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