Simple Recipe with Artichoke Hearts & Pepperoncini

I love recipes that are 2 things – simple & delicious! But then again, who doesn’t?! Here’s a recipe that I make very frequently. Feel free to add or take away different vegetables, maybe add some chicken, or whatever fits your hunger and taste buds!

Ingredients:

  • 2 servings of pasta (my favorite for this is capellini)
  • 10-12 marinated artichoke hearts
  • 4-6 pepperoncini (pictured below – this is one of my hands down favorite ingredients! Warning: they are a bit spicy)
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • a green veggie (I would highly suggest a crown of broccoli chopped into small pieces, but you could also throw in a couple handfuls of baby spinach)
  • olive oil
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • optional: a dash of cayenne powder or hot pepper flakes if you like it spicy

Directions:

  1. Cook the pasta
  2. Meanwhile, combine garlic, enough olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan, and veggies
  3. Add salt & pepper as desired
  4. Saute at a medium heat until broccoli is tender
  5. If pasta is not ready yet, turn down to a low heat and cover while you wait
  6. Add pasta and a tablespoon or so more olive oil
  7. Spice it up with cayenne/hot pepper flakes
  8. Enjoy!

Serves 2

pepperoncini = delicious!

This post is dedicated to my college roommate who continues to eat a can of chickpeas as the central part of her dinner like the “old” days.  However, I do give her credit for roasting them now ;) Here’s an easy recipe for you that I know you’ll like!

Turkey Chili with a twist

TURKEY & VEGETABLE CHILI VERDE

Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 4oz can diced green chili
  • 1 15 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tb + 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups finely chopped kale
  • 1 15 oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbs chopped fresh oregano
  • 3 tbs chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Chop garlic and onion and let sit for at least 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting benefits.
  2. Heat 1 tb broth in a medium soup pot.  Sauté onion in broth for 5 minutes over medium heat stirring frequently. Add garlic and ground turkey with just a pinch of salt and pepper. Continue to sauté, breaking up turkey for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, chili, and broth to turkey mixture and bring to a boil on high heat. Stir in chopped kale, reduce heat to medium and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  4. Add beans, simmer for another couple of minutes and add herbs, salt and pepper.
  5. Enjoy!

Serves 4

 

From The World’s Healthiest Foods website *full nutritional information here