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Roasted Smashed Potatoes with White Balsamic Reduction

Roasted Smashed Potatoes with White Balsamic Reduction

This post was created in partnership with Alessi Foods. All opinions are our own. You may remember that we’re huge fans of Italy: both the place and the cuisine. We spent our honeymoon in Rome and the Amalfi Coast, then returned 7 years later to repeat the trip (see our photos here and here). The food is unbeatable, and much of our recipe inspiration comes from Italian flavors and approach. Balsamic reductions are typical Italy. If you’ve ever tasted one, you’ll know eye-popping taste: sweet on the front end, tart on the backend, and complex with both fruity and dark notes. It’s syrupy drizzle that’s created by boiling down vinegar until it becomes sweet and thick. Balsamic reductions can be used on literally anything: salads, roasted meats, fresh fruit, desserts, and cheese plates. The Alessi Foods line, descended from a Sicilian family business started in the 1900’s, has a new line of reductions made with only a handful of ingredients and without artificial thickeners. Alessi sent this white balsamic reduction and challenged us to be creative with our use of it. We came up with this: crispy and salty roasted smashed potatoes, paired with the fruity, nuanced sweet drizzle and […]

A Couple Cooks – Recipes for Healthy & Whole Living

Grain-Free Tabbouleh Salad (6 Ingredients!)

Grain-Free Tabbouleh Salad (6 Ingredients!)

Grain-Free Tabbouleh Salad (6 Ingredients!)

I make this salad at least once a week. How am I just now sharing the recipe?

It’s such a healthy, easy, and versatile dish that pairs perfectly with all things Mediterranean. Without further ado, my take on tabbouleh salad!

This recipe is so easy, requiring just 6 ingredients, 10 minutes, and 1 bowl to make.

The base is fresh, chopped parsley, red bell pepper, and red onion.

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Vegan 7-Layer Salad

Vegan 7-Layer Salad

Vegan 7-Layer Salad

Raise your hand if you A) are from the Midwest, B) have ever been to a church or community potluck, or C) have eaten at your grandmother’s table.

Hand raised on all three.

If you answered yes on any one of these, you’ve likely experienced a 7-layer salad. Say hello to its vegan cousin.

This recipe was actually a reader request, and seeing as I just mastered Vegan Mayonnaise and Coconut Bacon (and Eggplant Bacon), I figured it was perfect timing.

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1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Crackers

1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Crackers

1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Crackers

This recipe is for the carb and cracker lover who is ready to up their game and make their own at home. (Trust me. It’s not as scary as it sounds.)

Or, if you ever make your own almond milk, you likely have leftover pulp! You can put it to good use in these crackers. (Yet another reason to try this recipe.)

What I’m saying is: These delicious crackers make excellent use of ingredients you likely have in your pantry right now.

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Carrot and Radish Slaw with Mint-Turmeric Pesto

Carrot and Radish Slaw with Mint-Turmeric Pesto

  We’ve had some unseasonably warm weather and as much as I want to be reaching for soups every day, I’ve been gravitating more towards salads. Every day at lunch I sit down with a huge mixing bowl of greens and some wild sardines or mackerel with avocado. It forces me to slow down and savor my meal, which is often times difficult with a 9-month-old …

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Kale Chip Nachos (30 Minutes!)

Kale Chip Nachos (30 Minutes!)

Kale Chip Nachos (30 Minutes!)

I used to make these nachos all the time as a “single lady dinner” on nights spent by myself or with girlfriends who were also into “hippie dippy” meals. Where my fellow hippies at? (Raise your hands!)

I love this meal because it’s healthy, satisfying, and comes together so quickly! Plus, Mexican food for the win. Let’s make nachos, shall we?

These nachos are simple, requiring just 7 ingredients and 30 minutes to prepare!

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Pesto

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Pesto

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Pesto

I have a serious thing for potatoes (because carbs), but this recipe elevates it to an obsession.

We’ve all had breakfast potatoes and mashed potatoes and french fries, but what about smashed potatoes? Yeah, get ready for crispy, tender potatoes with a flavor explosion.

Carbs + sauce for the win.

These potatoes are easy to make, requiring just 9 ingredients and about 1 hour to make!

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Sarah B’s Balinese Gado Gado

Sarah B’s Balinese Gado Gado

First of all, hello you. It’s been a while. I can hardly believe that the holidays are behind us and even the whole of January. What happened?! Well, before I launch into the recipe, I just wanted to update you all on a couple things. I need to start by saying that the Wild Heart […]

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