Being a good shopper and taking advantage of a sale, I had stocked up on chickpeas when they were a great price and was rummaging through my pantry looking for something to make with them. A Chickpea Artichoke Salad sounded really good and was born when I found a can of artichoke hearts, a jar of roasted red peppers and some black olives!
I had a lemon that needed to be used and some parsley left from another meal, but basil would be SO good in it too!
Sometimes you just need a practical recipe (not really a recipe, just a method) to have on hand that is a basis of a new or old family favorite. This Homemade Vegetable Broth is fat free, delicious and all it costs you is vegetable scraps, some veggies you already have, some water and optional seasoning! The beauty of it besides it’s crazy-cheap, is it’s made in your kitchen from your own vegetable scraps and your clean water. Just keep a freezer bag in your freezer and add your vegetable scraps until it’s full, then you’ll be ready to make your own broth that you know is made of fresh water, is free of oil, salt, gluten and chemicals. And, it’s super tasty and so easy!
I love a well seasoned fillet of fish, sauteed in a small amount of oil on a smoking hot cast iron skillet! I found a blackening spice rub recipe in a cookbook I enjoy Cook This, Not That! and was excited to make this from-scratch blend for my Blackened Cod! The moist fish has a crispy exterior and the blackening spice rub gives it an explosion of flavor!