4th of July Strawberry Mimosa

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It’s ALMOST the long weekend and I don’t know about you but I’m counting down the hours until the 4th of July weekend officially kicks off. 4th of July was always a big event in my childhood summers with family BBQs, my village’s parade and watching the fireworks from our driveway with a big bowl of Perry’s All-American Moose (one of my all-time favorite flavors) ice cream. If you’ve never been to Orchard Park, it’s pretty much Mayberry. We even have an annual summer ice cream social for the village but that’s another story.

4th of July celebrations are an all-day event so why not start off Independence Day with a festive strawberry mimosa?! I think our Founding Fathers would approve. Topped with blueberry skewers, you’ve got the color scheme on lock ❤️

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And if you really want to give this firecracker red strawberry mimosa some zip, pour a bourbon floater. Because America.

P.S. If you need some outfit inspiration for the weekend + a healthy popsicle idea

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4th of July Strawberry Mimosa
 
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered
  • Prosecco
  • Bluberries for garnish
  • Splash of bourbon ("optional")
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add sugar and water, whisking to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil.
  2. Over low heat, add the strawberries and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Let it cool to room temperature and scoop out the strawberries with a slotted spoon, discard.
  4. Store for up to a week in a sealed container.
  5. Fill up flutes with Prosecco and add strawberry simple syrup, stir to mix. Add a splash of bourbon for a floater, garnish with blueberries.

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Fresh Fruit Greek Yogurt Popsicles

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Popsicles = Summer.

Growing up, we always have a solid supply of popsicles in the freezer. Original, Tropical, Creamsicle, even some Fudgsicle to change things up. I probably had about 3 Popsicles a day in the summer to beat the heat. And then I moved to DC and discovered the true meaning of “humidity.” During my first summer in DC, I pretty much lived on iced chais, salads, quinoa and Popsicles. I’d come home from work, flop down on the couch in front of the glorious, glorious air conditioner and have a Popsicle for dinner. I swear, the humidity does weird things to your appetite. That summer, Whole Foods had a coupon for their store brand fresh fruit Popsicles and I think I’d go through 2 boxes each week. When it was THAT hot, the very last thing I wanted to do was go into the kitchen and turn on the stove. I was seriously worried I’d just automatically combust.

Besides, these Popsicles had fresh fruit in them so I was being healthy, right?

Last summer, I bought a Popsicle mold and guys, the only thing more fun than eating Popsicles is MAKING them. Like these mojito Popsicles. Do it. Do it now. The possibilities are endless! As DC humidity is starting to kick into full-on “surface of the sun” mode, expect more Popsicles to pop up (😂) here on the blog + on Instagram (@dcgirlinpearls).

These fresh fruit Popsicles are only 3 ingredients and are perfect for summer snacking or a fun breakfast on the go as you’re running out the door. You get fresh fruit and all the protein power of Greek yogurt packed into a Popsicle! Enough chatter, scroll down for the recipe:

A healthy 3 ingredient popsicle perfect for snacking and even breakfast! via @ DC Girl in Pearls | dcgirlinpearls.com

A healthy 3 ingredient popsicle perfect for snacking and even breakfast! via @ DC Girl in Pearls | dcgirlinpearls.com A healthy 3 ingredient popsicle perfect for snacking and even breakfast! via @ DC Girl in Pearls | dcgirlinpearls.com A healthy 3 ingredient popsicle perfect for snacking and even breakfast! via @ DC Girl in Pearls | dcgirlinpearls.com A healthy 3 ingredient popsicle perfect for snacking and even breakfast! via @ DC Girl in Pearls | dcgirlinpearls.com

Fresh Fruit Greek Yogurt Popsicles
 
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  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered
  • 3 tsp. agave nectar
  • 3 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, puree the blueberries until thoroughly blended. Scrape down the sides as necessary. Clean the food processor thoroughly and do repeat the process for the strawberries.
  2. In a small bowl, scoop about ½ cup of the vanilla yogurt and a teaspoon of agave nectar. Pour in the blueberry puree and stir to thoroughly combine. Repeat for strawberries in a separate bowl.
  3. Add a third bowl for the plain vanilla Greek yogurt and sweeten it with agave.
  4. In the popsicle mold, scoop about 2 tablespoons of each bowl (strawberry, plain and blueberry) until filled.
  5. Freeze overnight and let sit at room temperature for about 8-10 minutes before removing from mold.

 

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Red, White + Blue

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  1. J.Crew Factory Striped Linen-Cotton Shirt // 2. J.Crew Factory Seersucker Gingham Shirt // 3. Old Navy Patterned Canvas Tote // 4. Lilly Pulitzer Scallop Shorts // 5. Talbots Ankle Strap Sandals // 6. J.Crew Factory Tortoise Sunglasses // 7. J.Crew Factory Boardwalk Pull-On Shorts // 8. Old Navy Boyfriend Pocket Tee // 9. Talbots Raffia Fedora // 10. Old Navy Flag Scarf 

I can’t believe next weekend is 4th of July weekend and the month of June is pretty much over. So far, Summer 2016 is in the running for best summer ever. Friends, rooftop rosé, pool shenanigans, farmer’s market strolls and summer reading = one happy camper. How’s your summer going?

I can’t wait for 4th of July weekend, it’s always been my favorite holiday. Parades, BBQ + fireworks, what’s not to love? I rounded up some red, white and blue for your 4th of July best! I’m especially 😍-ing these stripe ankle strap sandals, they’re just too perfect. Paired with the printed boardwalk shorts, my tried ‘n true linen shirt (last seen here) + topped with raffia fedora. Add a hot dog, family, friends and you’ve got the perfect 4th of July ❤️💙

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Watermelon Mojitos

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Meet your weekend plans.

Ready for some information that will guarantee your summer is the best one yet? You can make homemade watermelon juice with just your blender or, in my case, my culinary boyfriend: the immersion blender. Yup, all you do is slice the watermelon up into bite-size pieces and blend until smooth. Strain through a sieve to remove any seeds and voila, a big batch of watermelon juice that you can drink straight.

Or, you could always add rum to it. Just sayin’.

Which is exactly what I did over the weekend to go with my chili-lime salmon tacos with watermelon salsa. In the summertime with all the humidity, you really just want a fresh, cold drink to make you forget how you felt like a melting popsicle after stepping out of your office. I’ve always loved mojitos with their cool mint and zesty lime flavors and I had all the ingredients so it just had to happen. It was meant to be. Kismet.

Cheers! We’re almost to Friday…

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Watermelon Mojitos
 
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Ingredients
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Ice
  • 1 shot of clear rum
  • 1 cup watermelon juice
Instructions
  1. Muddle mint leaves, sugar and lime juice.
  2. Add ice, rum and watermelon juice. Stir to combine

 

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Chili-Lime Seasoned Salmon Tacos with Watermelon-Feta Salsa

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A few weeks ago, I challenged myself to not waste food. I’m a girl on a budget and throwing produce-gone-bad out each week gave me a pit in my stomach and made me feel more like I was doing this. To keep myself accountable, instead of tossing out my grocery store receipt or wadding it up in my wallet, I cleared space on my fridge (I’m a magnet collector) and put my receipt front and center. No missing it. When I go through Trader Joe’s serrano salsa within 24 hours of purchase (that salsa is my weakness), I take a pen and cross it off the receipt. This way I know what I’m using and get a better sense of how many items I actually realistically go through. Cooking and stocking a pantry for one can be a tricky dance so it’s been helpful to get a clearer picture of how much produce and non-perishables I go through.

It’s definitely saved me money but the other fun side effect from this change is going out of my culinary comfort zone and coming up with creative ways to use what I’ve got. Like these chili-lime seasoned salmon tacos with watermelon feta salsa. I mentioned the other week about how I’m branching out with my protein (like these delicious Buffalo roasted chickpea wraps) and a friend suggested salmon. I bought a family pack from Wegman’s (🙌) in the frozen seafood section. These salmon fillets come individually sealed so in the morning, I simply put one in my fridge to thaw out while I’m at work. When I come home from barre, it’s ready for a quick marinade and sear on the stovetop. Super low-maintenance, super delicious.

Meanwhile, it’s summer, which means watermelon season. I could eat an entire watermelon all by myself and in fact, I’ve done so on multiple occasions. No shame in my 🍉 game. So I found myself with a freezer full of salmon and a large watermelon I had held in my lap on the Circulator bus. As one does.

Determined to keep my “Don’t waste food” challenge, I wanted to come up with a dish to combine the two. And when in doubt, it’s tacos to the rescue! Tacos are like a hug, you always could use one. So let’s chat about these salmon tacos.

First up, a wonderfully seared salmon seasoned with chili powder and a fresh squeeze of lime. Off to a solid start. Let’s add bite sized pieces of watermelon that’ve been hanging out with cool feta crumbles and some freshly chopped cilantro and just a sprinkle of salt to sweeten up the watermelon.

Grab a tortilla and line up the salmon chunks and top with watermelon-feta salsa to balance out the zip in the seasoning. And, because we’re being resourceful, sip on a mojito made with fresh watermelon juice.

And hug it out.

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Chili-Lime Seasoned Salmon Tacos with Watermelon-Feta Salsa
 
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Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 tacos
Ingredients
  • ¼ of a watermelon, cubed
  • 1 handful of chopped cilantro
  • ½ feta
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • Coconut oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Tortillas
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine the watermelon, cilantro and feta. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and toss again. Cover in plastic wrap and let it sit in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
  2. In a skillet, heat your preferred cooking oil over medium-high heat. In a bowl, place the salmon fillets and drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper, toss to coat. Once the oil in the skillet is hot, place the salmon fillets in the skillet.
  3. Cook until the light opaque pink line on the salmon reaches about ¾ of the way up the salmon fillet and then turn over. Cook for about another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the chili powder and squeeze ½ of a lime over each fillet. Let the salmon rest for 3 minutes.
  5. Assemble each taco first with salmon (I prefer to slice mine into chunks) and then top with the watermelon-feta salsa. Dig in!

 

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Summer Linens

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J.Crew Linen Shirt // J.Crew Linen Skirt // Panama Hat // Jacks // Ray Ban Aviators // Crossbody (Similar)

What.A.Weekend. It was one of those perfect DC summer weekends filled with friends, gabfests, Snapchat filters, beer gardens and tacos. One of those summer weekends where you’re having so much fun you almost forget you’re practically melting in the heat like a Popsicle. Probably the highlight of my weekend was Saturday night in Chinatown. Walking down the street when suddenly a street acrobat team creates a circle in the crowd. My friend and I decide to watch their crazy flips and moves for a bit when suddenly, I’m being pulled into the center along with a handful of other people to be a part of the show! They had us form a line and crouch over as one of the performers flipped OVER us!! It was exciting/terrifying at the same time and honestly felt a bit surreal. Probably one of the most fun moments of Summer 2016 to date. If we’re Snapchat friends, you saw the whole thing. If we’re not, we should be (Lauren_Anne2989!

Sunday was filled with a visit to Eastern Market, a very sweaty Platform class, salmon tacos and sipping a fresh watermelon mojito while watching OITNB. You guys, this season is SO good so far.

In sum, it was the perfect DC summer weekend. Who’s ready to conquer the week? 🙋

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Best Food Trucks in DC

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Back in the early early days of this little ol’ blog, I used to do a “Food Truck Friday” series where I’d share a different meal from a new food truck and I have to say, I really miss that series. I loved walking on my lunch break from my internship to Farragut Square and doing a few laps around the square to find a food truck that spoke to me…or had an irresistible aroma wafting from it. I’d settle in with my fellow interns and dig in.

Unfortunately, few food trucks make it to the area where I currently work so “Food Truck Friday” was no longer sustainable. I missed checking out new food trucks so when I learned about Truckeroo I circled the day in my planner and grabbed friends to head to Navy Yard. Flash forward a few years and Truckeroo is one of my favorite parts of DC summer.

Food trucks, live music, drinks, cornhole. There’s really nothing better.

In an attempt to not binge-watch OITNB in 24 hours like I did last time, I’m heading to Truckeroo tomorrow with friends to unwind, chow down and start the weekend right (Follow along on 👻: Lauren_Anne2989). I try to try out a new-to-me food truck but sometimes, you just gotta go with the tried ‘n true favorites. Here are my all-time favorite dishes from DC’s food trucks:

P.S. My food photography’s come a long way 😂

Big Cheese: The Thrilled Cheese (seriously game-changing) with Gazpacho

Carnivore BBQPulled Pork Sandwich with Pucker Sauce + Habanero Sauce

Cajunators: Oyster Po’ Boy with Fries

Curbside CupcakesStrawberry Lemonade and Carrot Cake

DC Ballers: Falafel Sandwich with Greek Fries (these fries are addicting so don’t say I didn’t warn ya)

Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats: The “Jitterbug” Peanut Butter Shake

Mama’s Donut Bites: Classic Donut Bites and Red Velvet Donut Bites with Cream Cheese Frosting, Powdered Sugar, Cinnamon & Sugar toppings

Roaming Rotisserie: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with Fries

TaKorean: Bulgogi Steak Bowl with Lime Crema, Sriracha, Fresh Cilantro, Spicy Kimchi Slaw

Do you have a favorite food truck? If you’re going to Truckeroo, please say hi!

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Best Skillshare Classes for Bloggers + Creatives

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Can we make Summer Resolutions a thing? Last week I was thinking about what I want to do and see this summer, partially because I needed an excuse to make a list…

I have my summer reading list, a list of happy hours and brunches and I’m almost ready to hit the ground running. But I also made a Summer Resolution: Learn new skills and hone existing ones. During the day, I work in digital and one of my favorite parts is keeping up with changing platforms (Lookin’ at you, Instagram), figuring out how to leverage new platforms (cough Snapchat cough) + brainstorming how to create break-through content.

Skillshare has been a great resource from learning the Adobe Creative Suite to optimizing social strategy and recently Skillshare has even included lifestyle blog content, which is just 👌

Skillshare offers thousands of videos and provides a community of creatives at your fingertips. If you find a class or teacher you especially love, you can follow them to make sure you never miss one of their classes!

Skillshare is normally $10/month but if you click on this link, you can get 3 months for $0.99! Here are a few of my favorite classes for bloggers + creatives:

Personal and Lifestyle Branding: Building Your Story by Kate Arends: Every few months, I like to do a brand “check-in” with my blog. Is my content staying on brand? Is my voice and aesthetic staying true to me and to my blog’s mission? It’s sort of silly to think of a blog having a mission but a mission statement helps keep me focused.

Lifestyle Photography: Capturing Food, Flavors, Conversation by Marte Marie Forsberg: Marte has excellent tips for making the most out of natural light for photography as well as tips for shooting on the go (aka nailing the perfect brunch spot).

Analytics & Authenticity on Instagram: Crafting Your Digital Presence by Sophia Chang: I’d say next to my website, Instagram + Snapchat are tied for #1 favorite social channels for blogging. I’m not naturally a numbers person and analytics tend to intimidate me but Sophia breaks down the numbers so you can use Instagram in a more strategic way.

Become a Better Blogger: Content Planning by Andrea Goulet: I use a Google doc for my content planning and I’m always curious to see how others plan and streamline their content calendars. Andrea breaks it down and while I stuck with my Google doc, I did take away a few tips to make my calendar work for me.

Animating with Ease in After Effects by Jake Bartlett: Jake’s one of my favorite teachers on Skillshare. After Effects is insanely intimidating but he takes things step-by-step so it’s easy to follow along and get the rhyme and reason behind the program. He’s a very consistent teacher and publishes new videos weekly, I always like seeing his email alert show up in my inbox.

Do you use Skillshare? What classes/teachers are your favorites?

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Top 5 Capitol Hill Happy Hours

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Whoever invented happy hour was a genius. In the l-o-n-g stretch between brunches, happy hours are necessary for catching up with best friends, unwinding from the day and making sure your cute work outfit (like this one or this one) wasn’t worn in vain. Today, instead of posting about a drink, I thought I’d share my favorite happy hours on Capitol Hill because sometimes you just want to sit there and have someone hand you a cocktail.

Cava Mezze: It should come as no shock given my obsession love of Cava Mezze’s brunch. But their happy hour is probably my current favorite in the city. You can walk in with $20 and easily have 2 cocktails with a small (but generous) plate. Or get 3 cocktails…just sayin’ their mojito is my favorite.

Monday-Friday 5:00 – 7:00

Must Order: Gyro, Fries + Mojito

Ambar: +1 for rooftop and +1 for always having really great customer service, even when it’s packed. If you like mangos, I highly suggest you order their mango lemonade. It’s perfect on a hot DC summer day! And if you want a light snack, I’m hooked on their Balkan salad. Simple tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and cow cheese are a dynamite combination.

Monday-Friday 4:00 – 7:00

Must Order: Sparkling Wine, Mango Lemonade, Balkan Salad + Fries

Hank’s Oyster Bar: Any excuse to order oysters and I’m allll in. The brinier the better and I need a healthy dash or two of Tabasco to top ’em off. At Hank’s happy hour, oysters on the half shell are $1.25 so grab your friends and order a sampler. And if you need an extra snack, the corn hushpuppies hit the spot every time.

Monday-Saturday 4:00 – 7:00

Must Order: Sparkling Wine, Oysters on the Half Shell

Beuchert’s Saloon: Beuchert’s is known for their hand crafted cocktails and when I say their drinks are made fresh, I mean it. I mean, they have an herb garden right on the bar. The two important days you need to memorize for Beuchert’s are Mondays when they do $5 Old Fashioneds and Tuesday for 1/2 price burger night. This would be an ideal date…just sayin’. They also have a $5 Sauvignon Blanc that does the trick.

Monday-Saturday 4:00 – 7:00

Must Order: Burger, Old Fashioneds, Sauvignon Blanc 

Sonoma: Sonoma has it all, a patio and two floors with huge windows thrown open to catch a summer breeze. Oh, and they happen to have $6 Prosecco and the best fried Brussels sprouts in DC. Can you guess what I order every single time I go there? Their small plate menu changes each season but the Brussels sprouts are forever in my heart and on their menu.

Monday-Saturday 4:30 – 7:30

Must Order: Brussels Sprouts and Prosecco

Do you have a favorite Hill happy hour? And do you want to see more DC happy hour guide round-ups like this? Or more of an in-depth on one particular place? Let me know!

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Buffalo Roasted Chickpea Wraps

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AKA my desk lunch for the last few weeks.

I’m an admitted condiment hoarder and Frank’s Red Hot is a hot sauce that MUST be in my pantry at all times. You can take the girl out of Buffalo…

When I went to Arizona with my family this spring, I packed a few books to read poolside, including Mayim’s Vegan Table. Mayim plays my favorite Big Bang Theory character, Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler and she actually wrote her dissertation (in real life) on my brother’s syndrome. So I love her two-fold. I picked up Vegan Table because in my daily life, I don’t particularly eat a lot of meat. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good steak but I don’t trust myself (or my diva smoke alarm) to prepare it myself. And I get really bored by chicken after awhile. I started keeping a food journal and realized I was seriously lacking in protein. No bueno, especially since I walk to and from work and go to Pure Barre and Platform almost every day. So I was curious to see what plant-based protein options existed and I love reading cookbooks for inspirations and to get the creative food juices (gross, let’s move on) going.

Mayim mentioned using beans as a primary source of protein for her and her little boys and the only beans I could think of were black beans. With the idea of creating a Mexican-themed chopped salad in mind, I headed to Trader Joe’s. And what do I spy next to black beans but garbanzo beans. And that’s when I had a bolt of inspiration.

Buffalo Roasted Chickpea Wraps.

They’re seriously the answer to all my desk lunch prayers lately. Let me list it out for you:

  1. Can be made in a big batch of Sundays meaning less time trying to figure out what to make at night and more time for blogging.
  2. An excellent source of protein that keeps me full and has helped put an end to my 3pm vending machine runs.
  3. One can of garbanzo beans at Trader Joe’s costs 79 cents and makes enough for a full week’s worth of lunches.
  4. Any excuse really to add Frank’s to something and I’m all over it.
  5. Are freaking delicious!!!

I made them into wraps for today’s post but this week I ran out of flatbread so these Buffalo Roasted Chickpea Wraps are turning into a salad. For my salad, I simply add about 1/4 cup of quinoa for a little extra something. I’m so excited for you to try this recipe because when I say I’ve eaten this for lunch for the last 3 weeks, this is not an exaggeration.

Okay enough rambling, scroll down for the recipe and enjoy!! If you make this recipe and love it, please let me know. And if you make it and are so compelled to post about it on Twitter, Instagram, etc. please tag me because I really want to know what you guys think. Actually, that applies for any recipe or cocktail.

Oh right, I was going to zip it…😬. I just get really excited sometimes, you guys.

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Buffalo Roasted Chickpea Wraps
 
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained, rinsed + dried)
  • 3-5 tbsp Frank's Red Hot (You do you based on your spice level, I'm a solid 5 tbsp kinda gal)
  • 3 hearts of Romaine
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 5 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • Flatbread
  • Greek yogurt Ranch dressing
  • Frank's Red Hot (optional for extra heat)
Instructions
  1. In a skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chickpeas and Frank's, toss to thoroughly coat.
  3. Let them roast for about 7-9 minutes over high heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove the chickpeas from the heat and mash maybe about ¼ of the chickpeas with a fork to add some texture.
  5. Prepare each flatbread with the chopped romaine, cucumber + tomatoes.
  6. Drizzle Ranch dressing on top and even some extra Frank's if the spirit moves you.
Notes
Romaine, cucumber and tomato are my preferred toppings but feel free to add your own twist. Toss in some bleu cheese, celery, carrots, whatever floats your boat.

 

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