Crispy Avocado Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Relish

Crispy Avocado Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Relish from foodiewithfamily.com

When I visited Plano, Texas last month on business, I went out to lunch at the Taco Diner Plano Legacy. I had a taco sampler plate and opted for a combination of Puerco Al Pastor tacos and vegetarian Crispy Fried Avocado tacos. Some of the grilled pineapple from my Al Pastor tacos fell onto my…

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Garlic and Herb Dipping Oil

Herb and Garlic Dipping Oil for bread #summer

When it’s steamy hot out, I don’t want to spend time in front of the stove unless I have to. And if it’s over 85°F I don’t want to fire up the stove at all. This is our fall-back plan, our fail-safe, our go-to for a fast meal that is still company ready. We make…

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Crispy, Creamy Avocado Fries

Crispy, Creamy, pan-fried Avocado Fries from foodiewithfamily.com

Avocado lovers, take notice! Ripe avocados are sliced, breaded with spiced up panko bread crumbs, and shallow pan-fried until crispy on the outside and creamy, dreamy on the inside. This is eyes-roll-back-in-your-head good. Crispy, Creamy Avocado Fries are simple to make with a huge payoff. Pair with the dip of your choice: salsa, ketchup, or…

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Shells with Roasted Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Yogurt

Shells with Roasted Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Yogurt with chile oil toasted pinenuts to garnish. Light and healthy and fast! foodiewithfamily.com

Are you in the mood for something light, healthy, flavourful, fast, and filling? Try waist-line friendly Shells with Roasted Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Yogurt for dinner tonight. It’s spring on a plate! I can’t quit thinking about Shells with Roasted Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Yogurt. It pretty much hits every single note that I think…

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Chili Lime Cauliflower Popcorn

Chili Lime Cauliflower Popcorn. Grain-free, gluten-free, vegan, and paleo snack! Don't let that deter you though, this is awesome!

I’m in love with my dehydrator. I know what you’re thinking. You can’t be IN LOVE with an inanimate object. You can’t be IN love with something unless it/they can reciprocate. To that I say, “My dehydrator loves me.” I’m not crazy. Well, at least in THAT way. Part of love is doing nice things…

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Potato and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Dumplings {Vareniki}

Vareniki: Buttery Mashed Potato and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Dumplings like pierogies foodiewithfamily.com

I have a long and abiding love for pierogies. (See here for proof.) I have always eaten the frozen variety due to a woeful lack of old Polish grandmothers in my family. Strangely, it never occurred to me to make my own.  I’m aware that ‘making your own’ is kind of my thing. …and then…

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Homemade Garlicky Refried Beans

Garlicky Refried Beans from scratch #HealthyFoods #Recipe

Refried beans are a staple food at our house. I can’t imagine trying to feed five boys without refried beans, to be honest. One person or another is always ‘STARVING!’ and ‘ABOUT TO DIE IF I DON’T EAT!’ or ‘HAS A STOMACH THAT IS A GIANT VOID!’.  You thought drama was reserved for daughters? Oh,…

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