Sweet Potato Chips: A Unique and Healthy Dipper!

Earlier in the week, I emphasized how wonderful it is to snack on a delicate, crisp apple chip. Now meet her sturdier snack cousin, the sweet potato chip! These chips are made using the same method as apple chips with just a few tweaks. The biggest change is that I use my mandoline to slice them a little thicker. The thicker cut makes the sweet potatoes perfect for scooping dips, a unique and healthy alternative to tortilla or plantain chips. … Continue reading

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Chicken, Rice, and Beans- Cuban Style!

David is from Miami, and has been deprived of Chicken Kitchen and Pollo Tropical for many years. He loves those places. Me? Not so much. But when his cravings for rice and beans became too much to bear, we discovered the perfect solution. I like it too, especially because it takes ten minutes to cook. A can of cuban-style black beans from Trader Joe’s is the trick to making a very fast and flavorful dinner. It’s a great base for … Continue reading

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Apple Chips: Easy, Crunchy, Healthy, and Surprisingly Filling!

I love snacks, especially crunchy ones. Because I snack so much, it was a hallelujah moment when I finally mastered the apple chip- a satisfying, healthy, one-ingredient treat. Not a single drop of oil ever touches these chips! I have also made pear chips before, and I’m sure you can apply this technique to other fruits and vegetables with similar textures (stay tuned for sweet potato chips coming later this week). There are two pieces of equipment that are essential … Continue reading

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