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A tasty twist on Brussels

Buffalo Brussels Sprouts

1 lb brussels sprouts, stem removed, cut in half
1/2 C buffalo wing sauce (like Frank's Red Hot, plus more for serving
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
Reduced fat blue cheese crumbles optional

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking pan with foil and grease it with non-stick cooking spray.

1. Place the brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Pour wing sauce and olive oil over them. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss until sprouts are coated. Arrange brussels sprouts in a single layer on the baking pan.

2. Bake in your preheated oven for thirty- forty-five minutes (depending on how crispy you like them). Serve drizzled with more buffalo sauce and sprinkled with blue cheese crumbles.

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A new outlook on mushrooms

I had mentioned in some of my recipe articles about how I have been trying to acquire a taste for mushrooms. Well, I am happy to announce that after many attempts I can finally say that I like them after eating this Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms.

Balsamic vinegar and whole cloves of garlic make these roasted green beans and mushrooms more special. This side dish is perfect for a busy weeknight meal or for when you have company coming over and can be served less than thirty minutes.

Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms

Ingredients

1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and halved

8 oz mushrooms, cleaned and halved

8-10 whole garlic cloves halved

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tsp pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking dish with foil and grease with non-stick cooking spray.

1. Spread green beans and mushrooms in an even layer on the prepared baking dish. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar.

2. Drizzle over vegetables into the baking dish and toss to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bake for twenty-twenty five minutes, or until beans are tender-crisp.

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Parmesan Ranch Broccoli

5-MINUTE PARMESAN RANCH BROCCOLI

INGREDIENTS

6-7 C broccoli (about 1 1/2 lbs, stalks removed)
1 1/2 tsp dry Ranch dressing mix
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan

Directions

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt butter in the skillet, then combine broccoli. Stir to coat and cook for approximately four minutes, until broccoli starts to soften but still has a crisp bite to it.

2. Sprinkle Ranch mix over broccoli. Add about two-three tablespoons of water and stir to coat broccoli completely. Cook for about a minute. If you prefer broccoli to be very soft, cook a couple of minutes longer. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over broccoli and serve hot.

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My attempt to liking mushrooms

A few days ago, I was encouraged by a real good friend of mine to try mushrooms. As I have never tasted them before until I prepared this sautéed Asparagus and Mushrooms. My attempt to eating them went pretty well. Since it was my first try I admit that I didn’t like them right away so I am going to challenge myself to eat mushrooms more often.

I understand mushrooms are not everybody’s favorite. You don’t have to put them in. Cooking should be about you and the food, about what clicks for the people you are feeding. Adjust, experiment, try something new but at the end of the day find your way of making a dish.

This healthy recipe is quick and simple. It would make an excellent side dish to go along with chicken or steak.

Sautéed Asparagus and Mushrooms

Ingredients

1 bundle of asparagus
6-12 mushrooms, crimini or baby Bella
3 Tbsp. Butter
¼ C water
fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste

Directions

1. Snap the root ends off of the asparagus spears and then snap each spear into pieces 1″-3″ long. Wash and slice mushrooms. In a large nonstick skillet, add butter and mushrooms. Sprinkle with a little salt. Cook on medium – high heat until mushrooms are golden brown in color, approximately one minute. Remove the mushrooms onto a plate but leave any remaining butter in the pan.

2. Add asparagus and water. Sprinkle additional salt (at least ⅛ tsp.) and grind in some pepper. Saute the asparagus on medium-high for approximately two minutes until it is bright green and slightly softened. If you bite a piece and it has a slight chew/crunch but is still mostly soft it is done. Remove from heat, stir in mushrooms and serve hot.

Source Mirlanda’s kitchen

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A twist on Buffalo wings

These Buffalo Cauliflower Bites tastes so much like the favorite chicken Buffalo wings but is a healthy vegetarian alternative and perfect for a light snack.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Ingredients

One head cauliflower
1/2 C flour
1/2 C water
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 C Frank’s Buffalo sauce
2 Tbsp butter, melted

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Heavily grease a baking dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray.

Separate the cauliflower into bite sized chunks. In a large bowl, mix flour, water, olive oil, garlic powder and salt until well combined. Combine cauliflower and gently toss to coat each piece evenly. Transfer coated cauliflower to the previously prepared baking dish and bake in preheated oven for fifteen minutes, turning once halfway through cooking time. Remove from oven. In a large bowl, combine hot sauce and melted butter.

Add partially baked cauliflower and gently toss to spread evenly. Return cauliflower to the baking sheet and continue cooking for an additional twenty-twenty five minutes, turning once, until pieces start to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and serve hot with blue cheese dressing and fresh celery sticks.

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Garlic Parmesan Sugar Snap Peas

 

Garlic Parmesan Sugar Snap Peas

Ingredients

3 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed, rinsed, dried
3 Tbsp Garlic Olive Oil or 3 Tbsp Olive Oil + 3 cloves, minced garlic
1/2 C panko breadcrumbs, seasoned or plain
1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper and set aside.

Combine sugar snap peas and olive oil in a mixing bowl and toss to coat. In a separate bowl mix panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper. Add the panko mixture to the sugar snap peas and toss to combine. Arrange in the previously prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for fifteen to twenty minutes, or until crispy, turning once during cooking. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Source Diet Hood

 

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