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Masala Kale Chips Recipe Recipe

Masala Kale Chips Recipe

03.08.13 by Jackie

Here's a recipe for an inexpensive, super easy and delicious snack. My husband Lulu and I usually love munching on snacks late in the evening and kale chips are a great way to do so guilt-free.

Kale chips are nutritious and low in calories with fewer than 50 calories per serving. I flavored the chips with Indian spices and Meyer lemon zest. You can find a similar recipe in my latest book, Haute Potato, made with waffle potato chips instead.


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Avocado Tomatillo Salsa Recipe Recipe

Avocado Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

02.27.13 by Jackie

I made a hearty soup for dinner and I thought it would be enough to fill everyone’s tummies. But by the end of the evening, my husband Lulu's stomach started growling. I made a little snack for him that consisted of smoked gouda cheese, honey wheat crackers and avocado tomatillo salsa

I thought of naming the salsa "avocadillo" or "tomaticado" salsa, but I could hear the collective sighs and groans of the internet in my head. No matter how you call this simple combination of tomatillos, avocado, garlic and cilantro, it’s a smart and healthy way to add more servings of fresh vegetables to your diet. 


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Granola, Berry & Yogurt Parfait Recipe Recipe

With the long weekend and an extra week off of school, the big girls have been staing up late and lazing it up in bed until 11am-ish the last few days. I decided they weren’t spoiled enough, so I brought them breakfast in bed. Baby Aria and I prepared the parfaits mixing fresh berries, kiwi, granola and honey-flavored yogurt. Simple, sweet, healthy and filling.

If you feel the urge to make freshly baked granola at home, my friend Sarah at Nuts About Granola offers a "bake-it-yourself" granola kit (it costs only $3.99). It has been widely available in supermarkets on the East Coast and is also available online. I’m a huge fan of their product, and you'll actually find my recipe on the back of the box! Give it a try and you’ll be as Nuts about Granola as I am. 


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Lunar New Year: Taro Cake Recipe Recipe

Remember I shared my crab cake recipe as a party food idea for the Super Bowl? Well, I developed a vegetarian version for my husband Lulu as well. I mixed shredded taro roots and rice and added green peas for extra color. Visually, they looked pretty similar to crab cakes, and their texture resembled the "real thing" too. The only difference, which you probably already guessed is the taste. But Lulu doesn't like crab, so that's a good thing!

Check back this entire week for my vegetarian dishes in preparation of Tết, the Asian New Year celebration.


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Cheesy Eggplant Dip Recipe Recipe

Cheesy Eggplant Dip Recipe

01.31.13 by Jackie

Here's a recipe for an eggplant cheese dip. Very flavorful roasted eggplants are mixed with tomatoes that have been cooked until softened, then the mixture is folded into fluffy mascarpone cheese and Romano cheese. The last step is to warm up the dish for a few minutes and wait until it gets bubbly. I paired the warm dip with sweet and smoky barbecue ruffled chips, which serve two purposes: the texture makes it easy to scoop out the dip, and their smoky undertones manage to stand out against the robustly flavored dip.

We're days away from the Super Bowl! Hope your party planning is going well! If you're still looking for inspiration, I'm going to keep posting some recipe ideas until the big day.


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