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Mexican Twice Baked Potatoes

Truth be told, I made these amazing potatoes for Super Bowl Sunday. Of course, now it’s a little late to post it, but is it ever too late to enjoy an awesome appetizer or side? I think not! I know that Cinco de Mayo is still a ways away, but these would be great for a themed party along those lines. There are a couple of components to the recipe, but it all comes together in a tasty way that won’t disappoint.

First, you have your potato. Who doesn’t like potatoes? Crazy people, that’s who. (JUST KIDDING, kind of) Baked, scooped, mashed and baked again; then drizzled with a savory queso sauce, topped with crunchy coconut bacon and some fresh pico de gallo. It’s like nachos in a potato, but slightly less crunchy and definitely easier to share. Maybe next time I’ll mash some black beans in with the potato for an extra nacho-y experience. Then, add a squeeze of lime and a few drops of hot sauce for some acidity, at least, that’s how I like it.

Of course, I had my nifty helper, Trevor there for some prep and to take care of the coconut bacon for me. I’m surprised that I was able to top any of the potatoes with it, seeing as how we couldn’t stop snacking on it! I used Fettle Vegan’s recipe as a base and added some smoked paprika, and extra liquid aminos, plus a pinch of cayenne pepper.

So, while I watched Beyonce do her incredible thang on stage for the half-time show, I munch on a couple of these potatoes and felt second-hand exhausted from watching her dance around like crazy for 15 straight minutes. I won’t lie, I was a little excited when that quick Destiny’s Child reunion happened; I loved them when I was younger! Maybe next time I’ll do jumping jacks while watching people dance on my TV, or maybe not. ;)

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Oven Roasted Vegetables atop Crisp Beet Greens with a Drizzle of Balsamic

This is a pretty simple recipe, easy to execute, and extremely tasty! The only semi-consuming part is prepping the vegetables (peeling, chopping, etc.) and even that doesn’t take very long!

4-6 Servings

Ingredients:

3 Red Beets (chopped into 1/2” Cubes)

5 Medium Carrots (chopped into 1/2” pieces)

5 Small Red Potatoes (chopped into 1/2” pieces)

1 Large White Onion (chopped into 1/2” pieces)

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Pepper

Balsamic Vinegar (optional but suggested!)

Whatever Greens you have from your beets and carrots (if any)

OR

6-8 Cups Mixed Greens of your Choosing

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400F before prepping veggies. Put all chopped vegetables (not including greens) in a large mixing bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper, toss until all are evenly coated. Spread out on a large baking sheet into one layer and roast in oven for 40 minutes.

While that is in the oven, clean greens, trim off stems and chop them to smaller pieces. Set on plate and when the vegetables are done roasting top the greens with them and drizzle with balsamic vinegar (1-2 Tbsp. per serving).

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Sweet & Savory Breakfast

Sliced strawberries and banana sprinkled with cinnamon in contrast with simple onion home fries. Yum.

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