Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas 
1/4th of recipe (about 1/4 cup): 92 calories, 1.5g fat, 337mg sodium, 15.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 1g sugars, 5g protein — PointsPlus® value 2*

One 15-oz. can chickpeas/garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
Optional spices: chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Thoroughly pat dry the rinsed beans. Discard any skins that were removed while drying.

Place beans on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Rearrange beans on the sheet, either with a spatula or by gently shaking the sheet (use an oven mitt!). Bake until browned, 15 – 25 minutes.

Transfer beans to a medium bowl. Drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with salt and any optional spices. Toss to coat.

Let cool for a crispier snack, or enjoy warm!


P.S. If you want to buy the things ready-made, check out the options from The Good Bean… Good stuff!


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Egg Muffins…




Egg Muffins!!! These are one of my all-time favorite & EASY meal-preps.

Spray a muffin/cupcake pan w/ non-stick spray.
Fill with ANYthing you want: ham & broccoli, chicken & carrots, spinach w/ feta & tomatoes, steak & bell peppers….whatever you have in the fridge. (Note: add all veggies RAW – they will cook to perfection during the baking process)
Mix approx 1 egg per/muffin in a blender w/ a splash of milk. Pour directly into each cup just below the rim.
Top with shredded or sliced cheeses of your choice.
Bake at 425 degrees for approx 20 min.
Let cool before removing from pan
These can be stored in your fridge for up to 3-4 days! Simply warm in the microwave for a quick breakfast on-the-go!


I’m totally making these!


A afternoon of People Watching…

So today I decided to go walk the mall instead of going to the gym and walking on the hamster wheel…. I gotta tell ya.. them old people got it right.. I walked 1.62 miles in just over 30 mins.. worked up a little bit of a sweat.. and got to people watch.. You see some interesting things in a mall… very very interesting (said in my fake German accent)..


First off.. To the women who like to wear the same sized shorts they wore in High School… that’d be okay if you were the same size now that you were in High School…



Now don’t get me wrong.. I’m all in support of a confident woman in any size body… but um yeah.. these women need a “NO” friend..

Secondly..  to the slime ball man who was walking hand in hand with his female companion (don’t know if it was wife or girlfriend).. you sir are a true pig!  You were not the least bit “sly” checking out every woman who walked by you, even winking at a couple of girls who looked young enough to be your daughters…If your girl is truly that blind I feel so completely sorry for her.. but chances are she’s not.. she’s just tolerating you for whatever reason.. you either have money or a big dick that you know how to use.. those can be the only reasons I could see her staying…

Third – To the snotty ladies who came out of the Coach Store with your bags cutting me off and several other people.. guess what.. your not all that.. those are SECONDS Coach bags.. not FIrst.. it’s an OUTLET mall..get over yourselves.  Granted you 3 were skinny and had pretty faces.. your attitudes made you quite ugly.  I’d rather be friends with someone who bought a purse from Walmart then you…

Fourth.. to the lady who had her shoe’s off and was rubbing her feet while sitting on the bench.. rather laying across the bench.. hey.. I’m all for comfort and sometimes your feet just hurt and you need to rub them… but dayum… a little tact would be nice…

Fifth.. WHAT THE HELL PEOPLE… Mike Jeffries, CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch came out and flat out said that fat people weren’t good enough to wear his companies clothes.  He is a huge bully who seriously upset millions of people.  I had hoped that people would have realized just how shameful this was and would have boycotted this company but noooo.. today I saw dozens of people in the store buying up the merchandise like it was the greatest thing ever.  Why?  Is it because your skinny and young and popular you think it’s okay to still buy their crap?  What if he was being a bully against something else, like say.. Puppies and Kittens.. what if he came out and said all animals in shelters should be put down if they are not adopted within the first 24 hours of being in the shelter?  How bout all homeless people should be put in prison simply because they aren’t fun to look at.  What if he said that anyone who ate meat should be put into the same processing plants that the animals have to suffer in?  What is it that would finally light your fire and show you that bullying on ANYTHING should not be tolerated?  STOP BUYING THEIR SHIT JUST BECAUSE HE DIDN’T SAY SOMETHING THAT WAS BEING A BULLY TOWARDS YOU… stand up for those he did bully!!!!!



and finally last.. when I had started to lose all hope in humanity today.. a group of teenagers were laughing and giggling with each other while eating some frozen yogurts when this woman came out of a store carrying a baby, a diaper bag and a bag when she dropped the diaper bag.  The teenagers stopped what they were doing and ran over to help the lady pick up her stuff.  It was extremely nice to see and kinda renewed my faith in humanity.. a little at least..

Mini German Pancakes

The most requested recipe of all time! — Mini German Pancakes made in muffin tins. So easy, the crater forms on it’s own!

(Share to your wall for easy reference later. This makes for a fabulous breakfast when you have company or a special treat for your family)!

Note: Depending on the size of your muffin tin, recipe yields 12-18 muffins. And NO WHINING about the number of eggs! It’s less than one egg per pancake. 

1 cup milk
6 eggs
1 cup (all-purpose) flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Blend first five ingredients in a blender. Be sure to smooth out any flour lumps.
-Blend in butter a little at a time.
-Grease muffin tins well and fill slightly less than half-full.
-Bake for 15 minutes, or until puffy and golden on top. The crater will form on its own.
-Add your favorite toppings. And a dusting of powdered sugar.

Source:, adapted by ReBlinged





These looked really yummy to me.. so dainty and fruity and sugary good… so I figured I’d make them for my family today.  Super simple recipe  and bakes quickly so.. sure.. why not.. Well they baked up nice and golden brown and I couldn’t wait to try them.. and the moment comes where I put the warm goodness in my mouth and all I taste is heavy eggy dough.  There’s no real flavor to it other then eggy.  The strawberry preserves we put on top were great (we made those) and the powder sugar was tasty as always.. but that’s it.  They are bland really.. maybe if you add some cinnamon or something they might be better.. but for this recipe.. it’s just ugh.. I give it 1 out of 5 stars.

Melt in Your Mouth Chicken



This Chicken is TO DIE FOR!!! You Gotta Try it!!! Sooo Tender & Juicy!


And it’s Healthy…So much better than fried!!!

1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup Greek yogurt -plain
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Spread mixture over chicken breasts, bake at 375 degrees for 45 mins–Absolutely Delish! Enjoy, Joellen

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