Instant Pot Collard Greens Risotto with Sweet Heat Peppers

Instant Pot Collard Greens Risotto with Sweet Heat Peppers – Vegetarian Risotto | Healthy Eats by Jennie

I have just got my hands on a jar of Patty’s Peppers (Uncle Joe’s Original Recipe – Sweet Heat) and a lot of Collard Greens showed up in my organic produce delivery from MistfitsMarket. When I tasted the peppers, I instantly thought that these peppers would taste great with the collards in a Vegetarian Risotto!  And OMG – Amazing! With the Instant Pot, you can enjoy Vegetarian Risotto without all the stirring!  I also can’t wait to make more recipes with these delicious peppers! read more

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Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Cilantro Lime Quinoa – Quinoa Side Dish | Healthy Eats by Jennie

I love Chipotle! And I love their cilantro lime rice! I received a lot of limes from Misfits Market and I wanted to make a healthy Quinoa Side Dish variation of their cilantro lime rice.  This Quinoa Side Dish turned out great and reminded me of Chipotle’s cilantro lime rice. This made me very happy!  And a bonus is that this recipe is very easy to make. I made this recipe during a food prep session on a Sunday and was able to use this Quinoa Side Dish is a variety of meals during the week.

Cilantro Lime Quinoa

If you love Chipotle’s cilantro lime rice, you will love this Quinoa Side Dish as a healthy version. This is a perfect recipe to make during a food prep session as you can use it for a variety of meals!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Quinoa Side Dish
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes


  • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/2 teas salt
  • 2 garlic cloves smashed
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Big handful of cilantro leaves/stems coarsely chopped


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions (with regards to time, heat, amount of water, etc.) and before you cover the quinoa to cook, add in garlic, olive oil and salt.

  2. When the quinoa is done, fluff with a fork and then fold in the cilantro. 

  3. Add lime juice and stir.

Serving Ideas: use this Quinoa recipe in your healthy burrito bowls, salads, tacos, enchiladas, burritos, or as a side.

When I made this Quinoa Side Dish one week during a food prep session, I used it in salads for a few lunches and made burrito bowls for dinner.  For the burrito bowls and salads, I also incorporated my Fiesta Beans recipe with these meals.

Food Prepping Sessions: along with this Quinoa Side Dish, also make ahead some Fiesta Beans, guacamole, and salsas.

Check out my recipes for salsas that you can make during this food prep: Restaurant Style Chipotle Salsa, Fresh Corn Salsa, Fresh Pico De Gallo Salsa.

If you are interested in receiving organic produce at your door yourself and want to order Misfits Market, email me for a discount code.

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Broiled Feta Dip with Patty’s Zesty Garlic Peppers

Broiled Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers – Patty’s Peppers Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

There is a baked feta dish that is my favorite appetizer at a BYOB restaurant in Old City. But that restaurant took it off the menu and they only offer it as a special on occasion. Ever since they took it off the menu, I have been trying to recreate this appetizer on my own.  When making it, I typically would use pepperoncini peppers in it, as they do in the restaurant, but it never was quite the same as the version in the restaurant.

Recently, I got my hands on a jar of Patty’s Peppers (Mom’s Original Recipe, Zesty Garlic), so I decided to include them in the recipe. My mind was totally blown with how great this Patty’s Peppers Recipe turned out! It had brought this dip to a whole new level! It is even so much better than the restaurant version! Make this Patty’s Peppers Recipe for your friends at a party – it won’t last long!, they will LOVE it! It didn’t last long at all in my house – it was finished in seconds – huge hit!

Broiled Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers

Make this Broiled Feta Dip with Patty's Peppers Recipe for your next party to impress – your friends will love it! 

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Cheese, Comfort food, Dip, vegetarian
Keyword Dip, Patty’s Peppers Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 8 oz block of feta in brine (drained and cut into cubes)
  • 1 large clove of garlic minced (or 2 small cloves of garlic)
  • 2 T Patty’s Peppers (Mom’s Original Recipe, Zesty Garlic)
  • 1 small tomato seeded and chopped
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil coarsely chopped


  1. Set oven to broil.

  2. Meanwhile, mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl.

  3. Then transfer contents of the bowl to an oven safe small bowl (like a soufflé bowl or a bowl you would make French onion soup in).

  4. Put the bowl on top of a baking sheet (since the little bowl will be too hot to handle and in case of any overflow) and place in the oven to broil for 5 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven, give it a good mix and put back in for 5 more minutes.

  6. Remove from oven, give it a good mix and put back in for 5 more minutes.

  7. Remove from oven, give it another good mix and it should be ready. If not, then put it back in for a few more minutes if needed.

  8. For serving, transfer the dip to another bowl since this bowl that has been broiled will be VERY hot (you don’t want to burn yourself or friends).

  9. Serve with pita bread, pita chips, bread, tortilla chips. 

Broiled Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers – Patty’s Peppers Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

You can get your own jar of Patty’s Peppers on Amazon.

For where to get your Patty’s Peppers locally, visit and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

If you are in a dip making mood and want to try more dips, check out some of my other dip recipes: Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Spread; Roasted Zucchini Red Pepper Garlic Dip; Black Bean Hummus; Italian White Bean Hummus; Caramelized Onion Hummus, Roasted Summer Squash Pepper Dip.

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