cajun boiled peanuts

homemade boiled peanuts

Boiled peanuts are a Southern thing, or so I am told. I know nothing different than boiled peanuts. Sure, there are roasted, salted, honey roasted and candied. But: I know boiled. Raw “green” peanuts  boiled in a spicy, salty broth… Cooked peanuts take on a different texture than traditional roasted; they are nutty and meaty, almost like a bean but not as mealy. And, fun to eat, like Edamame. Sometimes; food you have to work at tastes better…. for instance: Seafood. Crab legs, lobster, peel and eat shrimp… Candy. Tootsie pops, blow pops…. And: seeds and nuts: pistachios, sunflower seeds, […]

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Meatless Monday: Smothered Burritos

smothered burritos

 These are what’s for dinner tonight. Vegetarian burritos, smothered in a spicy tomato and green chile sauce and gooey melted cheese. This meal will make you look forward to leftovers, too- because it makes a lot. You’re welcome. Two dinners in one, woo-hoo.    I realize there is a lot of Latin foods here. I just showed y’all homemade tortillas, there’s tamales, and I am pretty sure there will be a post with black beans here shortly. But, remember: I was born and raised (and still living) in south Florida, with lots of Latin influence. So: these are part of […]

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spinach burgers with feta and mushrooms

Sometimes, you feel like you just “need” to get your green on. No, I’m not talking about your trusty green T shirt that you pull out of the drawer every St Patrick’s Day, I’m talking about getting your “eating green” on. You know those days, the ones that hit you generally after a wild feast, be it the local fair, a holiday or birthday or the chocolate fountain at your cousins wedding. Those days when even your sweat pants are tight, and you swear that your dryer must have gone through a hot flash during it’s last cycle… Those are […]

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spinach “burgers”


I promised something a bit more “booty-friendly” and here it is! These are high in protein, low in carbs and absolutely delicious. Now, if you’re not fond of green things.. stick around. I have something pink and fluffy later. Mix well in a bowl like this: Now, form into burger-sized patties. (or you can do spinach balls) Heat a non stick skillet over med-high. Spray with a bit of cooking spray. Some may have to wait their turn, depending on your skillet size.   Serve on your choice of bread product, or eat them “naked”. I you want to know […]

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