911 Spicy Crispy Chickpea Snack

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday!!!!

It’s official…..I love this snack. I think you will too.

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It’s easy to make, taste great, offers health benefits to the body in comparison to most snacks. Best of all you can cater it to your specific needs.

This one is about the love of spiciness.

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Let’s get started…….

1 carton or can of chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and patted dry
1 tablespoons grape seed oil (or oil of choice)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon ghost peppers
1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper flakes
1 teaspoon cane sugar (or sugar of choice)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425°.

Line a baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, mix seasonings, vinegar and oil.

In a medium bowl add the dry chickpeas and then your seasoning mixture. Mix it around gently so the pea’s keep their shape. But make sure to evenly cover and coat the chick peas with the seasoning mixture.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crunchy.

Let cool and enjoy!

If you’re not into 911 heat check out my BBQ version here.

Thank you so much for stopping by, it’s truly appreciated.

Until Next Time,

Sewoveable ☺

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Dark Chocolate & Ginger Cookies

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday……

This post is just me sharing something new I tried while doing my weekly grocery shopping. I make it a point to put at least 1 new item in my cart weekly.

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These cookies are soooo delicious. I’m glad that I gave them a try on my last grocery shopping trip. I have to say Trader Joe’s always has something great and new to try.

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What new item have you tried on your most recent grocery shopping trip?

* Please note this is not a sponsored post. I will always mention if a post is sponsored.

Thank you for stopping by.

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

Crispy & Juicy Oven Fried Chicken Tenders

Hello everyone,

I am here to share another kitchen experiment success.  Recently, I saw a YouTube video using rice puff cereal to make oven fried chicken.  The only issue I had with the recipe was letting the chicken marinate in a buttermilk and poultry season mixture for several hour’s or even over night.  The day I decided to try the recipe I only had a little over an hour to make it happen.  Then it hit me…….my good friend was telling me about the velveting technique used in Asian cooking for meat. It helps to keep your meat juicy and tender. Again, I was short on time so I had to find a short cut. Since this experiment  happened to work out well I wanted to share.

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Ingredients :

12 Chicken Tenderloins
1 Cup of water
1 TBS of Corn Starch
2 Cups of puff rice cereal
Cooking Spray (or drizzle lightly with oil of choice)

Seasoning of choice. ….I combined and mixed the following in a small bowl:

1 tsp of Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Paprika
1/2 tsp of salt and black pepper

Directions:

In a large bowl add water and cornstarch.  Mix well. Add chicken to the mixture.  Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes.

While waiting take your puff rice cereal and blend in a food processor or blender into a fine crumb consistency.  Place in a shallow bowl for later.

Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with foil or parchment paper and place a baking rack on top. Spray your baking rack with cooking spray.

Pre-heat oven to 450 °

Remove Chicken from the refrigerator. Place it in a shallow bowl and season both sides.

Next dip and cover with puff rice cereal. Place on the baking rack.  Spray your tenderloins with cooking spray.

Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Your tenders will have great crunch with a juicy and tender inside.

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Enjoy & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil Cooking Spray

Hello all,

On a recent grocery shopping trip I stumbled upon Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil Cooking Spray.  I haven’t used a cooking spray in a long time and since my Misto no longer works……I thought I would give it a try. This cooking spray has pretty decent ingredients as far as cooking sprays go. So I had to try. I love baking and cooking with this spray. It doesn’t alter the taste of my food in any way. Works great on sweet and savory food. So if you happen to see it in the store, I certainly think it’s worth trying out.  If you use or can recommend a good cooking spray with minimal chemicals an additives please share. I am always looking to try new things.

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Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

Crock Pot Asian Inspired Sticky Wings

Hello all,

So this recipe is perfect for those times when you forget to unthaw your food……but you have an idea for a great dish. This is exactly how this dish came about.

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Ingredients:
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup amini acid (or low sodium soy sauce)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon sriracha (or your favorite hot sauce)
black pepper
15-20 chicken wings
1 tablespoon cornstarch
sesame seeds

Directions:

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In a sauce pan add the honey, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, amino acid, garlic, ginger, sriracha and black pepper to taste. Bring the mix to a boil, then lower the temperature and simmer for 5 minutes (until the sugar dissolves). Remove from heat and allow to cool for a 2 minutes.

Place the chicken into the crock pot. Pour the sauce over the chicken and move the chicken around so that it is completely coated with sauce. Put the lid on and cook on high for 5 hours if using frozen chicken and 4 hours if your chicken is unthawed. Flip chicken a couple of times during the cooking process.

Once finished cooking, remove the chicken and place in a medium bowl. Now in a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and 2 TBS of the liquid from the crock pot, then pour into the crock pot with the leftover sauce. Mix together well, place chicken back into the crock pot and let cook for about 10 minutes (or until the sauce starts to thicken up). Just before serving, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Crock Pot Turkey Spaghetti with Whole Grain Pasta

I love making this Spaghetti…..it’s so flavorful. I recently made this when my brother, sister in law and nieces came for a visit. My brother insist ground turkey doesn’t taste good when making and whole grain pasta forget it. So I thought if I don’t tell him that it’s Turkey and Whole Grain Pasta he may change his mind.  This Spaghetti did just that. Since it’s a winning dish I thought I have to share it.

Ingredients:

1 Box of Whole Grain Spaghetti Noodles

3 Jars of 24 oz Spaghetti Sauce ( I love Newmans)

3 lbs of Ground Turkey ( I prefer Organic)

1/2 of a medium onion

1/2 cup of green, yellow & red peppers

Thyme

Sea Salt

Oregano

Mrs. Dash

Fennel

Black Pepper

Paprika

Garlic Powder

Onion Powder

Herb de Provence

I start by prepping
Chop half of a medium onion and 1/2 cup of red, yellow and green peppers
( I purchase the frozen trio from Trader Joes’s….very convenient)

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Set the onions and peppers aside

It’s time to make the herb and spice blend.

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In a small bowl mix all of the following
1/4 tsp Thyme

1/4 tsp Sea Salt

1 tsp Oregano

1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash

1/2 tsp Fennel

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp Onion Powder

1/2 tsp of Paprika

1/2 tsp Herb de Provence

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Set aside

Next preheat your pan 2 TBS of oil in a non stick pan and cook the ground turkey until browned.

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Once the Turkey is browned turn off
the stove top an add all spice blend from the bowl

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Get the spice blend evenly distributed

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It’s time to use the crock pot

add all of your sauce, onions and peppers and the turkey and let it cook on high for 3 hour or low for 6

Cook your noodles according the the package

When everything is all done

You will have a delicious meal

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A tip I picked up the other day from Bethenny Frankel’s tv show…….to reduce the fat of your favorite dressing add vinegar.  I love Ranch……. added a little vinegar……just enough to thin it out.  It taste terrific this is something simple to do to have what I enjoy in a healthier manner.

Enjoy & Until Next Time

Sewloveable