Homemade Chicken Stock From a Whole Chicken Carcass or Bones

Homemade Chicken Stock

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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

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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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Pickled Red Onion (Recipe Spicy or Not)

Pickled Red Onions Recipe

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Make this easy pickled red onions recipe either tangy or sweet or both. Adjust it as you desire. You can’t go wrong because included with the recipe is a way of fixing anything you don’t like. Serve the pickled red onions on chili (tomato-free chili cheese dogs as shown), with chicken salad or egg salad sandwiches, on salads and hot dogs, and more.

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Roasted Beets

Roasted Beets and Onion

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Building up your immune system has never been more important. While Gluten Free Desserts are comforting during this stressful time, don’t forget to add colorful vegetables to your diet like roasted beets. Colorful veggies help fight viruses because they’re packed with antioxidants. Roasted beets often taste like roasted potatoes. Check how a great way to season them!

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Baked Cauliflower with Cheese and Breadcrumbs – Gluten Free or Not

Baked Cauliflower with Cheese and Breadcrumbs

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Baked Cauliflower with Cheese and Breadcrumbs, better known as au gratin cauliflower, is roasted in the oven. It’s so easy to throw together and it only takes 20 to 30 minutes to bake. Packed with flavor and textures, everyone will enjoy this dish as a vegetable or even a side.

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

Green Bean and Almond Casserole

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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

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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)”