Homemade Chicken Stock From a Whole Chicken Carcass or Bones

Homemade Chicken Stock

If you’re like me, you may run into a lack of chicken parts at your local stores and you may resort to purchasing a whole chicken. If you do, after you cut up your chicken, don’t throw away that carcass! Make this amazing homemade chicken stock using the leftovers. Also, you can repurpose those overcooked veggies from your stock as well.

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Refried Black Beans Using Canned Whole Black Beans

Refried Black Beans

Using canned whole black beans, you can make the most delicious refried black beans. Black beans are very nutritious as they are high in protein. You get 8 grams of protein in just 1/2 cup of beans. Add in another protein like beef or chicken, and you’ve created a whole protein (a protein that contains all of the amino acids a body needs.) You’ll also get 9 whole grams of fiber in that 1/2 cup. The following recipe for refried black beans is so delicious, you’ll want to make a large batch and freeze some for future use.

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Green Bean and Almond Casserole (Oven-Roasted or Sauteed)

Green Bean and Almond Casserole

Mix things up for everyday meals or during the holidays with this lovely green bean and almond casserole. The sweetness of the red peppers and the crunch of the roasted almonds are a lovely addition to what otherwise would be a boring vegetable. Roast them in the oven or use the stovetop version. We enjoy both. Also, learn how to blanch fresh green beans to freeze.

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Green Beans & Bacon

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Moroccan Cauliflower + Homemade Ras el Hanout Recipe (Moroccan Spice Blend)

Fried Moroccan cauliflower

Like many Moroccan cauliflower recipes, the spices used are similar, but everyone adds their own secret spice(s) to change the flavor profile a bit. Provided, are a few variations that you may add to the basic blend. Ras el hanout is a spice blend well known and used in North Africa, namely Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. This popular blend is similar to what  garam masala is to India. If you;re tired of the same old cauliflower recipes or similar vegetables such as broccoli, give this Moroccan recipe a try. It’s extremely flavorful and delicious. Add some heat as well if you’d like. (See variations at the bottom of the recipe.) Continue reading “Moroccan Cauliflower + Homemade Ras el Hanout Recipe (Moroccan Spice Blend)”

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