Corn Black Bean Relish

Can you use a can opener? Can you chop a few vegetables? Then you can make this.

Shout out to my mom for showing me how to make this way back when. It’s so so simple (and affordable!). All you have to do is open a few cans, chop a few veggies, and top with your favorite spices or hot sauce. Then mix and enjoy a big (lunch all week big) bowl of deliciousness for less than $4! Continue reading

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Roasted Root Vegetables

This dish couldn’t be simpler and more versatile. You can use whatever potatoes (or any root vegetables really!), spices, and oils you have on hand.

It takes about 10 mins of prep (from washing to potato to doing the dishes). Then you just pop it in the oven and do whatever else needs to get done! After 45 minutes or so, a healthy real dish is ready (plus it’s vegan and gluten free to boot!).

This dish naturally makes a great side. But with a few simple adjustments it can easily be served as an appetizer or entree (just add a big salad or serve yourself a plate full and you’re all set). Continue reading

Apple Onion Focaccia

I feel like there’s not really a wrong way to make a focaccia… but this is one of my favorites.

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Apple Onion Focaccia

Inspired by Thug Kitchen
(Serves 6)                                                                                                                                                  (prep – 25 cook -20)

2 teaspoons and 4 tablespoons olive oil
1 middle yellow onion, sliced into thin strips
1 apple, sliced into thin half-moons*
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbs fresh thyme
1 tbs fresh rosemary (sub 1 tsp dried)
Pillsbury Pizza Dough
1 tablespoon unsweetened nondairy divert of your choice

*Whatever you have on hand                                                                                                                             

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Grease a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In a skillet, heat 1 tsp of a olive oil over middle heat.
  3. Add the onion and saute until they are browned, 6 to 8 mins. Remove onion from skillet.
  4. Heat another 1 teaspoon olive oil in the same pan.
  5. Add apple slices and cook over middle heat.
  6. Add 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tbs fresh thyme, 1 tbs fresh rosemary. Saute until apple is slightly browned, 5 to 7 mins.
  7. On a well-floured surface,shape dough into a rectangle an in. or so thick.
  8. Place that on greased baking sheet.
  9. Use fingers to pocket surface. Mix a remaining 4 tbs of olive oil with milk and brush over dough.
  10. Scatter half the onions over the bread.
  11. Put down the apple slices in a singular layer.
  12. Scatter on a rest of a onions and bake until a bread looks gold, 15 to 25 minutes. Serve warm or during room temp.

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