Sunday Favorites includes a sheet pan dinner recipe! Happy Mother’s Day to all those that celebrate! I’m back with my sweet friends Mary Ann and Cindy with our Sunday favorites and mine includes another sheet pan dinner (which we love) that Brent made this week and also a look at what I found at J.McLaughlin that I just know I’ll be wearing on repeat all summer long!
We love a sheet pan dinner. It’s less mess and it makes a lot. For us that means leftovers, but this meal would be great for a crowd. It’s colorful and there’s no meat. Your guests could assemble themselves or you could serve them on one big platter!Print
Sheet Pan Tostadas
We love a sheet pan dinner!
- Prep Time: 25 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 70 minutes
- Yield: 6-8 1x
- 3 medium bell peppers, thinly sliced (We used red, yellow, and orange)
- 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
- ½ cup olive oil, plus more as needed
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
- 3–4 fresh thyme sprigs or 2 drops Thyme Vitality Essential Oil
- 2 (14- to 16-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes with their liquid
- 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped, plus 1 teaspoon of the sauce from the can
- 2 large garlic cloves, finely grated or minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 2 drops Oregano Vitality Essential Oil
- 4 drops Cilantro Vitality Essential Oil
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin or 4–6 drops Cumin Vitality Essential Oil
- 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
- 1 lime
- Sliced avocado, for serving
- Crumbled Queso Fresco cheese
- Heat oven to 400º. On a rimmed sheet pan lined with foil, toss together peppers, onion, 1/4 cup oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and sage, then spread vegetables out in an even layer. Top with thyme sprigs, and roast on the top rack until tender and lightly browned, about 45 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes.
- On a separate rimmed sheet pan, toss together beans, tomatoes, 1/4 cup oil, chipotle chile, and adobo sauce, garlic, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, and salt to taste. Roast on the bottom rack, stirring every 10 minutes, until juices have thickened, 25 to 35 minutes.
- Brush tortillas on both sides with oil, then arrange in an even layer on a third rimmed baking sheet (it’s O.K. if the tortillas overlap slightly). Bake until crisp, about 5 to 7 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with salt while they are still hot.
- To make the cumin salt, grate the zest from the lime. In a small bowl, stir together lime zest and lime essential oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cumin or a drop or two of Cumin Essential Oil.
- To serve, top tortillas with beans, peppers, avocado, queso fresco, and a wedge of fresh lime. Sprinkle with the lime-cumin salt.
The Balanced Life
I can’t say enough about The Balanced Life with Robin Long. I found her on Instagram and signed up shortly after the pandemic started a year ago and it has been life-changing. I love the class format of working out. I used to go to class every day, but then it started getting hard to fit it into my schedule, then the pandemic hit and I knew this was the answer. You feel like you are in a class and Robin teaches from the beach in Santa Barbara! So it sorta feels like you are at the beach too! There are all different kinds of workouts. If you have 15 minutes, there’s a workout that you can do if that’s all the time you have, want a full-body workout or are you new to pilates? There’s pilates for beginner’s workouts! It’s a community with all the workouts, support, recipes, everything you need all in one place!
Join The Balance Life Sisterhood here. You will be so happy you did! I wake up an hour earlier than my husband, roll out my mat and select my workout. Starting my day this way makes the rest of my day so much better! Let me know if you try it!!
The Collected Garden
My friend Sandy is an avid small space flower grower. She lives in a small town in New Jersey, but only about 30 minutes from Manhattan. Being so close to the city means a small yard with limited space for gardening. Sandy manages pretty well and she even built a greenhouse this year. She shares tips on flower arranging, and all things gardening on her Instagram @thecollectedgarden. She does Live videos with tutorials that really make it accessible! In the photos above, Sandy is showing how to make a simple trellis in a pot to grow sweet peas.
Outfit of the week: J. McLaughlin
This week I had the chance to visit my friend Suzanne at the Darien J.McLaughlin store and came home with my summer wardrobe. You might think J.McLaughlin is all prints and bright colors, but they also have beautiful linen, denim, and some fun accessories like this rattan belt.
Dirt Road Farm
I wrote about Dirt Road Farm in this post. 2021 Dirt Road Farm maple syrup is the best syrup…if you haven’t ordered yet, make sure you place your order before it’s gone! Supplies are limited! You can visit their online store here!