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Crispy Garlic Pepper Red Potatoes

Just in time for summer is my easy recipe for garlic pepper baked red potatoes. Baked red potatoes are a great alternative to french fries or potato salad at summer barbeques. I use a counter top oven instead of a regular oven (we have a 1920’s stove that doesn’t hold heat too well), but any oven will do!


(feeds 2-3)
• 15-20 small red potatoes
• Olive Oil
• Garlic Pepper seasoning (mine is from Whole Foods)
• Salt

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. While the oven is heating up, wash your potatoes thoroughly and quarter them. Place the quartered potatoes into a mixing bowl. Add olive oil to the potatoes being sure to coat them well. Once the potatoes are coated with olive oil, sprinkle your garlic pepper and salt to your liking. Place your seasoned potatoes onto a baking sheet (shown above).
Bake the potatoes for 30-45 minutes, depending on how brown you want them.
Serve and enjoy!



Go Green Brussels Sprouts Recipe

My favorite green vegetables of the moment are Brussels sprouts. It is often hard to find a tasty way to cook them. In the past I had always steamed them but found that the Brussels turned out too soft and mushy. This recipe bakes the Brussels sprouts to a crispy perfection!Brussels Sprouts 3

Ingredients: Brussels sprouts, olive oil, salt, pepper.

Directions: Start by washing your Brussels sprouts thoroughly, cutting the bottom off, and then slicing them in half. Place your halved Brussels in a mixing bowl. If some of the leaves fall off, add them to the bowl too…they will make a crispy treat when cooked!

Brussels Sprouts ©Nikol Klein

Toss the Brussels sprouts in a generous amount of olive oil, then season with salt and pepper to your taste. Next I bake them in the oven at 450 for 25-30 minutes or until they start to brown and the outside leaves look crispy.

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Once your Brussels sprouts are finished you can add a little more salt or pepper if needed. Pair this tasty vegetable with fish or chicken for dinner tonight!Cooked Brussels Sprouts

Simply Tasty Garlic Kale Chips

I will admit it, I am a kale addict. If you haven’t tried kale before, it is a hearty leafy green that is part of the cabbage family. You can eat it raw as a salad or steamed to name a few ways of preparing it. Today I am going to give you a simple and tasty recipe for making kale chips. If you love having a crispy snack like popcorn, you will love kale chips!

Kale ©Nikol Klein

What you will need: Kale (pre-cut and pre-washed recommended), garlic powder, pepper, salt, olive oil.

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Start by tossing your pre-cut kale in olive oil in a bowl. Next add garlic powder and pepper to taste. I use a garlic pepper combo from Whole Foods. Next add a bit of salt. Spread your kale out on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes or until the kale is crispy and the edges start to brown. DO NOT over cook! Enjoy!

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