August 29, 2014 62

Crispy Beans with Quick Pickled Veggies

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A couple of weeks ago I turned 31. I worked on my birthday and it wasn’t like the best, blah blah blah – I’m over it. But, I love my birthday, I love getting older. Each year I celebrate small transitions to a better, wiser, happier Earthling. I’m working on letting go of the unimportants, you know – the small stuff, the pointlessness, the worries, the materials, the what-ifs.  I’m working on becoming a more secure me. It isn’t always easy. Life is not always easy, we know this. But I’m learning to really enjoy the process and that is, liberating.

I’m not a girl who obsesses over each new wrinkle and grey hair found. Laugh lines, freckles, sun-spots, my word I’ve got tons because this fair-skinned goddess didn’t learn how to properly wear sunscreen until age 28. Though I’ve yet to find a grey – so maybe ask me again when I do.



I think we can all agree that embracing life here on this planet, at every stage is a beautiful adventure. So today I want to celebrate my birthday and ALL THE BIRTHDAYS with this HUGE GIVEAWAY – sponsored by Food Should Taste Good!!

Food Should Taste Good Chips – we all know ’em because they’re freaking amazing. A super tasty, super high-quality, naturally gluten-free, verified non-GMO chip. We’re talking the best of the very best people. My favorite is the Sweet Potato. Perfectly sweet, perfectly savory – maybe even one of my favorite chips of all time. And…did you guys know that they make kimchi flavored chips? Umm, I think this rules, thoughts on this?

I’m proud to announce that over the next couple months I’ll be bringing you some super crispy, chippy creations. No chips and dip for this lady – I’ll definitely be thinking outside the box with these. Starting with these Crispy Beans with Quick Pickled Veggies; this flavor explosion is going to blow your mind. And now for the giveaway…

One of you is going to win all of this:

{1} 9 Piece Square Dipping Set
{1} Nostalgia Electric Fondue Pot with 6 forks
{1} Stainless Steel Snack Bowl
{1} $100 Visa Gift Card

And, of course an awesome variety of Food Should Taste Good products!!

To enter, you must first be following me on Pinterest and/or Instagram. Then leave me a comment at the bottom of this post telling me what your favorite Food Should Taste Good Chip flavor is. If you don’t know or have never tried FSTG chips, check out their full flavor list here. You must live in the United States, winner will be randomly selected and notified by email on September 5, 2014.


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Crispy Beans

This serves 2 entree sized portions + takes just 30 minutes.


  • {1} quart of yellow or green beans
  • 1 farm fresh egg
  • 3 cups Multigrain Chips, or your favorite flavor
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules

Preheat your oven to 375.

Wash and trim the ends off your beans.

In food processor combine the chips, sea salt and garlic granules. Pulse until finely-coarse, think breadcrumb texture. You could also probably do this part by hand, just slowly mashing them with a wooden spoon in a bowl until the desired texture forms. Then pour the crumbs into a shallow dish. And, in a separate shallow dish whisk your egg.

Dip your beans one by one in the egg and then roll them into the chip crumbs. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Quick Pickled Late-Sumer Veggies

These flavor packed gems will keep in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns, optional
  • 3 collard leaves, ribs removed + finely shredded
  • 1 ear corn, off the cob
  • 1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 – 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup filtered water

In a small sauce pan heat the vinegar, sea salt + honey until they are all full dissolved and near boiling.

Layer all of your veggies in a mason jar {or any other 24 ounce glass jar with a lid} – then pour the piping hot vinegar mixture on top. Add in the peppercorns and let sit to nearly room temperature. Lastly add the filtered water, cover it with the lid, give it shake and pop it in the refrigerator. The veggies are essentially ready now, but I prefer them very cold so I let them sit refrigerated for at least an hour before eating.

To assemble, plate the crispy beans and then top them with the veggies. Both are components are amazing on their own, but their flavor and texture when combined is kinda mind-blowing.

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{{disclaimer}} This post is in partnership with the Food Should Taste Good + Philly FoodWorks, this helps support the continued growth and development of my site. All opinions are my own.

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62 Responses to "Crispy Beans with Quick Pickled Veggies"

  1. Reply


    August 29, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    My favorite kind is the sweet potato. I’m sort of boring like that. This recipe looks divine!

  2. Reply


    August 29, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    My parents always have the multigrain, so I love eating those when I visit them!

  3. Reply

    Carrie Love

    August 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    The blue corn has been a staple in my house for a few years now, but I tried the olive flavor recently and found it to be the perfect vehicle for bruschetta. love it! thanks for the blog! -Carrie

  4. Reply

    Kristen D.

    August 29, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    I follow you on pinterest!

    I love their falafel flavor- so unique and tasty!

  5. Reply

    Luna Rain

    August 29, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    I’m a sucker for anything jalapeño so I loveeee the jalapeño cheddar

  6. Reply


    August 29, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    I just started following you on Pinterest – can’t wait to peruse your collections of tasty recipes! I’ve been wanting to do more pickling, too, so this recipe is perfect timing. I like the white cheddar flavor, but I’d also like to try the falafel kind!

  7. Reply


    August 29, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    I love their jalapeño chips!

  8. Reply


    August 29, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    I love the blue corn!

  9. Reply


    August 29, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    I REALLY love the sweet potato chips but I’m thinking the white cheddar is a must try :)

  10. Reply

    Milli | Add A Little

    August 29, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Love these Sherrie!! I especially love the colourful pickles!

  11. Reply

    Ziggy Pickles

    August 29, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Dude! I didn’t even know there were that many flavors! I always go for the basic multigrain tortilla chip. Its delicious and functional, But for real, SO MANY FLAVORS!!

  12. Reply


    August 29, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    I follow you on Pinterest and Instagram.

    I haven’t tried these but I think the guacamole chips sound great!

  13. Reply

    Erika W.

    August 29, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    I follow on Pinterest (kendall608) and Instagram (@seabattle2). I have never tried these chips but the Blue Corn and Guacamole sound amazing!

  14. Reply

    Kelly D

    August 29, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    I follow you on Instagram(kellywcu) and I would like the Olive flavor.

  15. Reply

    Pang @circahappy

    August 29, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Oh boy, the crispy beans look so good, and what did you just said… kimchi flavoured chips!!!!! I need to seek the chips out immediately :)

    Happy belated birthday :) You have just a positive attitude in life, and that is contagious. :)
    You are right, getting older rocks. The more I get older, the more I love myself for who I really am, and that is fantastic. May you have all the happiness in the world from now on :)

  16. Reply

    Donna F.

    August 29, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Following on Pinterest. I love the blue corn flavor but there are so many flavors I never knew about. The harvest pumpkin and chocolate sound delicious!

  17. Reply


    August 29, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    My favorite is the olive flavor. I follow you on Pinterest.

  18. Reply


    August 29, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    I follow you on pinterest and instagram as 1froglegs and my favorite is the jalapeno and cheddar variety.

  19. Reply

    steve weber

    August 29, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    following on Pinterest- groogruxking40
    favorite is the Sweet Potato.

  20. Reply

    Kellie Rose Wilson

    August 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Following you on Pinterest (KellieRose Wilson) and I am pretty much OBSESSED with their sweet potato seriously! :)

  21. Reply


    August 29, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Follow you on Pinterest:

    I like blue corn chips

  22. Reply


    August 30, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Follow on Pinterest. Sweet potato is my favorite flavor.

  23. Reply

    Crystal Renee

    August 30, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    My favorite are the Cantina chips but I like a lot of them!
    I am following on both Pinterest and instagram as zoeybear20
    thank you for the giveaway!
    sellcrystal2 at gmail dot com

  24. Reply


    August 30, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    i follow your pinterest!

    and i looove food should taste good’s sweet potato chips.. they’re the best :)

  25. Reply

    Dandi D

    August 30, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    I follow on Instagram as @fiddlindandi and I would really like to try the Sweet Potato chips.

  26. Reply


    August 30, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    I love their blue corn tortilla chips!

  27. Reply


    August 30, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    I like their Sweet Potato chips! I follow you on Pinterest.

  28. Reply


    August 30, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    I like the blue corn but i’d love to try the Falafel

  29. Reply

    Leslie M

    August 31, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    I follow you on pinterest. I’d like to try the jalapeno and cheddar flavor..and sweet potato!

  30. Reply

    Theresa Scholtz

    August 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    I usually buy the GIANT bag of the multigrain at Costco, but I think the blue corn is my favorite….I had no idea they have chocolate!! I would love to try that! What an awesome giveaway….good luck to everyone! (Yes, I’m following you on pinterest) :)

  31. Reply

    Katherine B

    August 31, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    I follow on Instagram. And I’ve only ever tried Multigrain, which is delicious, but seeing that list.. I’ve GOT to try the Guacamole and the Falaffel! Yummy!!

  32. Reply

    Lisa Darcel

    August 31, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    I have never tried Food Should Taste Good Chips, but the White Cheddar flavor sounds good!

  33. Reply


    August 31, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    This looks yummy. How would I simple picke sliced cucumbers?

  34. Reply

    Janice R.

    August 31, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    I follow on pinterest and my favorite kind of chip is the sweet potato.

  35. Reply


    August 31, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    The Jalapeno chips! Always choosing the spicy option

  36. Reply

    Susan Christy

    August 31, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    I follow you on both – and I love the multigrain. Want to try the sweet potato.

  37. Reply

    Tabathia B

    August 31, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    I like the sweet potato flavor and follow on pinterest: chelleb40

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  38. Reply


    September 1, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Following you on pinterest as neiddy and on instagram as neiddyruiz. I’ve only tried the sweet potato and lemon flavors and they are both delicious!

  39. Reply


    September 1, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Follow on Pinterest as Tamara Mitchell. My fav is the mult-grain

  40. Reply


    September 1, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    sweet potato chips, nomnom! I follow via pinterest as freefragments

  41. Reply

    Amanda Sakovitz

    September 1, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    I love the Sweet Potato
    pinterest follower mandy375
    instagram follower pokergrl8

  42. Reply

    Thomas Murphy

    September 1, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    I like the blue corn Tortilla chip.
    I follow you on pinterest and instagram as rounder9834

  43. Reply

    Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

    September 2, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    I haven’t seen most of those flavors in the stores! Wow so many to choose from … I love love love their multigrain chips. And I follow you on Pinterest. I love the quick pickled veggie recipe, too. Thanks!

  44. Reply


    September 2, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    I love the sweet potato, but the multigrain is a great staple!

  45. Reply

    Yankee Kitchen Ninja (Julianne)

    September 2, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    I TOTALLY love the kimchi chips, although I wouldn’t kick the White Cheddar out of bed.

  46. Reply


    September 2, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    I follow you on both Pinterest and Instagram. :) I have never had their chips but I think I am going to have to try the falafel!

  47. Reply


    September 2, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    sweet potato, please.

  48. Reply


    September 2, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Follow you in Insta! Kimchi is my favorite.

  49. Reply

    Elizabeth Lehr

    September 2, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    I love Food Should Taste Good Multigrain flavor.

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. I never thought of using chips as a crispy breaking. Sounds delicious!

  50. Reply

    Amy | Salt and Honey

    September 2, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Jalapeno cheddar all the way.

  51. Reply


    September 2, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    The one I want to try first is the Sweet Potato. All of the flavors really sound good. I follow on Pinterest as birdiebee52.

  52. Reply

    Kristina N.

    September 3, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    I follow you on both! I looooove FSTG and my go-to is the sweet potato, though I’ve never tried a flavor I haven’t liked.

  53. Reply

    Renee (will frolic for food)

    September 3, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    ah! i love that you use chips to make your beans crispy. i think my favorite FSTG chips are the guacamole, although the falafel are a close second (dipped in hummus = yes).

  54. Reply

    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish

    September 3, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    I’d love to try the harvest pumpkin flavor!! YUM.

  55. Reply


    September 4, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Jalapeno with cheddar!

  56. Reply


    September 4, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Mmm I can never find them but when I do, the chocolate ones are to die for! Especially dipped in something a little spicy.

  57. Reply


    September 4, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    I follow you everywhere! And blue corn with guac all day!!

  58. Reply


    September 4, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Girl, I follow you on the pintrest and the instagram. I haven’t tried these chips yet, but am now on a mission to find the Kimchi flavor!

  59. Reply


    September 4, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Can’t wait to make these pickled treats with my leftover veggies at the end of the week. Great idea. :-)

    I’m all about the olive flavor. Delish!

  60. Reply

    Keri case

    September 4, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    I haven’t tried any of them but the guacamole sounds so good!!

  61. Reply


    September 4, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    I’ve never tried them, but I bet my favorite would be the White Cheddar! I follow you on Pinterest,

  62. Reply

    Gaby Dalkin

    October 23, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Amazing use of texture in this meal. MUST EAT IT ALL NOW!

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