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I knew I wanted to make some kind of corn dip to take to a 4th of July BBQ, but none of the recipes I found were quite right (most called for canned corn – YUCK!) so I decided to just wing it and make something on my own.

This dip is awesome!  A little spicy and full of great flavors!

INGREDIENTS
1 Small Yellow Onion, diced
1T. Olive Oil
2.5C. Frozen Corn
1 can Black Beans
2 Garlic Cloves, pressed
1 Jalapeno, finely diced (you can remove the seeds/ribs if you don’t like it too spicy)
1/4C. Red Pepper, finely diced
1/4C. Green Pepper, finely diced
2T. Green Chiles (from a can is fine)
6oz. Sour Cream (I, of course, used Tofutti brand)
2T. Penzeys Bold Taco Seasoning (or any taco seasoning you prefer)

DIRECTIONS
Add oil to a large skillet and heat on medium/high for 2 min.  Add onion and cook 3-4 minutes.

Add jalapeno, red pepper, green pepper and taco seasoning and continue cooking another 4 minutes.

Add corn and cook until just warm – about 3 minutes.

Next, add the black beans, garlic and green chiles and warm for another 2 minutes.

Move to a bowl and set in fridge for at least 1 hour.  Remove from fridge and add sour cream.  Refrigerate at least 30 more min to let the flavors meld.  Serve with Fritos Scoops or Tostitos with a Hint of Lime.  YUM!

Husband Rating – 4 out of 5 – Could use a few more peppers, but overall very good!

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Swedish Meatballs

Another home run for Tyler Florence!

I was watching Tyler’s Ultimate this morning and was so excited to see that he makes his Swedish meatballs with sour cream, and no heavy cream.  Yay!  This makes our dairy-free lives so much easier (my poor Swedish husband has been missing this dish quite a bit since we found out he can’t have diary)!

I have a great regular meatball recipe already, so I used that instead of his.  If you want that recipe, click here.

For the sauce, I had everything we needed in the house already except for the fresh parsley and the lingonberry sauce, so I subbed in some fresh thyme and omitted the lingonberry sauce.  It was fabulous and everything came together so quickly!  This is definitely going to be a regular in our house from now on.

INGREDIENTS
1T. Unsalted butter
1 1/2C. Low sodium chicken broth
3/4C. Sour cream (we like the Tofutti brand dairy-free vegan sour cream)
1 Handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped, plus more for garnish
2T. All-purpose flour
1/4C. Lingonberry or red currant jam, plus more for serving
Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper

DIRECTIONS
Make a batch of your favorite meatballs and set aside.

Add the butter and swirl it around to coat the pan.  Sprinkle in the flour, and stir with a wooden spoon to dissolve into the fat.

Pour in the chicken broth, and stir with a wooden spoon to loosen the meatball bits from the bottom of the pan.  Simmer and stir until the liquid is reduced and a sauce starts to form; season with salt and pepper.

Lower the heat and stir in the sour cream.  Return the meatballs to the sauce and stir in 1/4 cup of the lingonberry jam until combined.  Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly and the meatballs are heated through, about 15 to 20 minutes.  Shower with chopped parsley and transfer to a serving bowl.

Serve the Swedish meatballs over egg noodles with additional lingonberry jam on the side.

Husband Rating – 4.5 out of 5 – “These were awesome!”

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