Pasta Dishes/ Under 30 Minute Meals/ Vegetarian Recipes

Asian-Style Capellini Pasta with Vegetables

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Asian-Style Capellini Pasta with Vegetables takes on a new twist when capellini pasta is tossed with Trader Joe’s fresh chopped vegetables that have been quickly stir-fried with some teriyaki sauce! This dish is so delicious, it tastes like your eating an old classic favorite, Chinese stir-fry egg noodles with vegetables, only better!  It’s homemade, ridiculously easy to make and easy on the wallet!
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Salads and Sides/ Seafood Recipes

Zesty Lemon Shrimp and Mango Salad

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Zesty Lemon Shrimp and Mango Salad ~ is made with sweet mango, cooked shrimp, crunchy jicama and yummy avocado then tossed with a zesty lemon vinaigrette with a generous amount of cilantro! This salad is ideal for a warm summer evening.  Shrimp and Mango Salad is super healthy, flavorful, packed with protein; and is vegan, gluten free and works perfectly for low-calorie and even low-carb diets.

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Salads and Sides/ Vegetable Sides

String Beans and Chickpeas Salad

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String Beans and Chickpeas Salad is a super easy and refreshing salad that will compliment any meat, fish or poultry.  String beans are lightly steamed to a tender bite, then they are tossed with chickpeas and chopped red onion and marinated with a sweet-tangy vinaigrette made with apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.  This is an easy “make ahead” salad that is delicious tasting and healthy too!

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Cakes, Pies and Cupcakes

Panna Cotta Cheese Cake with Blueberry Sauce

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Panna Cotta Cheese Cake with Blueberry Sauce is a lemon flavored creamy white pudding-like pie set over a Ginger Snap cookie crust.  Its texture is between a panna cotta and a cheesecake, with unique flavors combining the underling citrus-y lemon flavor with a Ginger Snap crumb crust as the backdrop, paired with a sweet blueberry sauce makes this one exquisite dessert! Continue Reading…

Holiday Treats/ Kid-Friendly Recipes

Easter Bark

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Easter is coming and just in time for fun and simple homemade candy recipes! Have you ever heard of Easter Bark? Kids love making colorful creations for Easter especially ones that are delicious to eat! Imagine all the different combinations of barks we can make right now. They’re not only delicious to eat, they make a festive presentation and put a smile on every one’s face.
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Breakfast Breads and Lattes/ Kid-Friendly Recipes

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins ~ are loaded with mashed sweet potato, good old fashioned oats, eggs, milk and cinnamon, then topped with a cinnamon brown sugar crumble, making these muffins sweet, fluffy and delicious. YUM!

I never imagined using sweet potatoes to make muffins, but then again, why not? Sweet potatoes give these muffins their moist texture and a delicate flavor with minimal fat!
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Seafood Recipes/ Under 30 Minute Meals

Baked Halibut & Sea Bass Oreganata

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Baked Halibut & Sea Bass Oreganata ~ are white flaky fish coated with a mixture of bread crumbs, dry herbs and Parmesan cheese, baked in less than 15 minutes, and topped with a buttery-garlic and lemon sauce to create a moist and delicious fish that has the melt-in-your-mouth quality!  A simple and easy recipe for both types of fish that gets a lot of flavor, is ready in no time and makes a huge impression!  The fish tastes so good, you’ll want to keep this recipe forever!

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Pasta Dishes/ Vegetarian Recipes

Pasta with Creamy Cauliflower

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Pasta with Creamy Cauliflower.  Cauliflower is quickly steamed and then sauteed with garlic and extra virgin olive oil.  Then it’s slowly cooked down until the cauliflower melts into a creamy texture.  Next, the cauliflower mixture is cooked with your favorite pasta and served with grated Pecorino Romano cheese.  Simple and delicious!

Here, I made it with broken spaghetti just the way our mom has been making it for years!  She called this dish her Southern Italian version of comfort food (aka her Mac & Cheese for us kids). But don’t take our word for it, you’ll have to try it!
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Cakes, Pies and Cupcakes

Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake is loaded with apples and cinnamon deliciousness!  It’s quickly made with all the staple ingredients we adore such as butter, milk, vanilla extract, eggs and flour and topped with sliced apples and a simple mixture of cinnamon, sugar and warm spices.  Then baked until the cake is done!  A simple yet delicious coffee cake you can easily whip up and is ready in less than an hour!
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