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Roasted Zucchini and White Bean Lemon Tortellini: Making Frozen Tortellini Taste Fresh

The classic tortellini with marinara sauce that many make on a lazy or stressed day is always comforting, but sometimes you want to switch things up. Thinking of other ways to use tortellini can be daunting, but it can be something as simple as adding in new fresh flavors (especially if you don't want tomatoes …

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Using Pesto In The Kitchen (Plus A Basic Vegan Pesto Recipe Of Mine)

A jarred pesto sauce can be a classic kitchen staple to have in the kitchen when pressed for time. Sometimes you might not have the fresh herbs available in the pantry to make fresh pesto at home. Surprisingly, pesto does not just have to be used on pasta (although it does taste good that way). …

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Quick Lemon Orzo Chicken Soup: What To Do With Leftover Rotisserie Chicken

Making homemade chicken soup during the week when you are busy can be time consuming, but what if it didn't have to be? I grew up on the greek version of a chicken soup with the avgolemono broth. That type of soup uses egg yolk and lemon juice that is tempered with the hot chicken …

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Dishing Out A Different Type Of Stir-Fry: Using Asparagus And Red Cabbage

It was enjoyable to make and eat this stir fry because it was so bright and colorful. When colors pop on the plate, you are eating with your eyes. This was a unique stir-fry to me, that I modified a little from something I found online. I wouldn't have thought to try it with red …

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Teriyaki Baked Salmon Rice Bowl with Steamed Veggies

The prepared foods section at whole foods can be a nice place to get a variety things but generally they are higher in price than making something at home. One day I had gotten a teriyaki rice bowl that had salmon with steamed peppers and broccoli. While it was enjoyable it was also 11 bucks, …

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The Many Uses of Hummus (plus an easy recipe)

The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean classic spread called hummus can take many forms. It is a favorite of mine to just have as a platter for lunch with fresh veggies like carrots, cucumbers and peppers. Lately I have seen additional ingredients like beets and peas being mixed into regular hummus recipes, which sounds like a …

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Garlicky Baby Kale with Chickpeas, Tomatoes and Lemon

Kale. People tend to have a love/hate relationship with kale and it is understandable if you don't find interesting ways to use it. I have even seen it being used for pesto recipes which is a good way to sneak in dark leafy greens for your kids if you make it. I tend to like …

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Mint Pesto Zoodles With Fresh Tomatoes

The word zoodles has been spreading the internet for a while now, and I never was that fond of them as being categorized as an alternative to pasta. They have their own distinctive taste, texture and bite but they do meld together very well to certain flavors like pesto or sundried tomato flavors. If you …

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My Take On Indian Style Rice That Goes With Just About Everything

Rice is very versatile and can take on the flavors of anything you add to it. It is a comforting side dish and used in many cultures (and even used in creamy rice puddings). With all the different types of rice and aromas they give off, the different rice dishes you make can compliment the …

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