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Hillbilly Bean Dip

Seventy-five percent of federal poultry inspectors say they would not eat chicken.

This recipe is a good one to keep in your playbook when you need to whip up something quick and easy for a party.  I think this would be a hit at a sports party or something along those lines.  It would also go well with a Mexican meal either on tacos/nachos or served as a side.  I made it right before I moved for the first time and it took about 10 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes in the oven.  Now my recipe is a smaller portion but it can easily be multiplied if you wanted to bring it as a dish to a party.  I’d say my recipe would make about 8+ servings as a side dish or appetizer.

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 can vegetarian refried beans
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • tortilla or corn chips to serve
  1. Mix the sour cream and cream cheese together first.  Add in the refried beans, about half a can at a time.
  2. Add the onion, tomato, and chili powder.  Stir.
  3. Pour into baking pan, I used about a 6in circular pan.  Use whatever size you have so that the dip is at least 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese across the top.
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes at 350.  It can be served hot or cold.

Bean Dip

Now that I’m finally all settled into my new apartment in Raleigh I should be able to post a little more regularly.  It was pretty hectic the past 2-3 weeks with final exams, graduation, and moving several states away! I’m also planning on doing a juice cleanse coming up so I will keep you all posted on how that goes! 🙂

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Green Goodness Grilled Cheese

“I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man” Mohandas Gandhi

This recipe is a grown-up twist on a grilled cheese sandwich.

Ingredients

  • bread
  • mayo or butter
  • pesto
  • 2-3 slices of mozzarella
  • chevre goat cheese
  • spinach
  • 1/2 avocado

Spread pesto on one piece of bread.  Then layer the sandwich with mozzarella, spinach, goat cheese, avocado, mozzarella, and slice of bread.  Use either butter or mayo on the side of the bread that will touch the skillet.  Cook each side of the sandwich for about 3-4 minutes on each side.  I think this sandwich would also work well with a panini type of toaster, but I haven’t made it that way yet.  I tested this out on my mom this weekend when she visited me and she approved!

grilled cheese with pesto, mozz, goat cheese, avocado, & spinach

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