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Shrimp, fresh tomato, and spinach with fettuccine pasta in garlic butter sauce – a delicious Italian pasta dish and a great way to use up a bunch of fresh tomatoes you might have sitting around in your kitchen. [click to continue…]


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Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake made in a springform pan – you couldn’t find an easier recipe for such a colorful, beautiful cake!

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I love baking with Greek yogurt and avoiding using as much butter as I can get away with. In this recipe, you’ll be using 1/2 stick of softened butter and 1/2 cup Greek yogurt to produce a full size 9 inch diameter cake. Not too much butter, yet the texture does not suffer. In fact, I prefer the texture that Greek yogurt creates in a cake than if I just use butter. [click to continue…]


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Spaghetti Squash, Quinoa and Parmesan Fritters – delicious, healthy snack that everybody in your family will love!

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Quinoa tastes AMAZING in this recipe! If you like quinoa you will like it even more after making these savory mini cakes. [click to continue…]


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If you’re looking for an easy-to-make, healthy (and gluten free!) soup, let me introduce this Chicken, Bean, and Spinach Soup. It’s filled with other veggies, too: green bell pepper, carrots, and tomatoes. Spiced up with oregano, basil and paprika! So good – and a perfect lunch food. I’ve been packing this soup for my lunches at work, and the soup keeps me well satiated for hours, enough for me to have my work-out around 5:00 pm.

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Here are step-by-step photos that show every simple step in making this recipe. [click to continue…]


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Delicious Butternut Squash, Bean, and Beef Chili – perfect combination of flavors! Other ingredients include red kidney beans, green bell pepper, corn, garlic, tomatoes – there is really nothing NOT to like in this chili. [click to continue…]


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Spinach and Spaghetti Squash Dip – a delicious appetizer made with cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella cheese, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), cooked spinach, cooked spaghetti squash, minced garlic, spiced up with a touch of Cayenne pepper. [click to continue…]


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Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms – delicious, homemade bite-sized mini-appetizers loved by adults and kids alike! The stuffing is made with Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses, cream cheese, bacon bits, finely chopped green bell pepper, with a touch of Cayenne pepper. Baked in a small amount of butter, with a splash of lemon juice. [click to continue…]


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Creamy shrimp and mushroom pasta in a delicious homemade alfredo sauce. This creamy alfredo sauce has all the flavors you want and need: shrimp flavor, garlic, basil, crushed red pepper flakes, paprika, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese.  This could become one of your new favorite dinners!

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The dish is embarrassingly easy to make. And, you just use a single pan – one large skillet. The recipe is also gluten free friendly, as all you have to do to make it gluten free is to use gluten free pasta.

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First, you saute shrimp in olive oil, garlic, basil, and paprika: [click to continue…]


Spinach, Eggplant, and Feta Quinoa

Roasted Eggplant with Spinach, Quinoa, and Feta. Honestly, it’s one of the best recipes I’ve made so far using eggplant, and the combination of all these simple ingredients is amazing! I love eggplant, it’s one of my favorite vegetables: [click to continue…]


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Chicken breast tenderloins sautéed with sun-dried tomatoes and penne pasta in a creamy mozzarella cheese sauce. If you love pasta, if you love Italian food – you’ll LOVE this recipe!

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First, you sautee garlic and sun-dried tomatoes in the olive oil that comes from the jar with sun-dried tomatoes – you do it on high heat so that tomatoes get nicely charred. Then, you remove the tomatoes, and sautee chicken (salted and lightly covered in paprika, for color) on high heat. What you get are nicely charred sun-dried tomatoes and stove-top roasted chicken:

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To that, you add half and half and mozzarella cheese, bring the mixture to boil, then simmer and stir to melt the cheese and form a creamy sauce. Make sure to reserve some pasta water as you will DEFINITELY need it to add to the sauce to make it less thick and more creamy: [click to continue…]


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Asian Beef with Mushrooms & Snow Peas – delish and easy-to-make! Tender mushrooms, crisp snow peas, and thinly sliced sirloin steak strips sautéed in garlic.

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This delicious gluten-free recipe is my new favorite homemade Asian dish!  Mushrooms go beautifully with beef, snow peas and Asian sauce. [click to continue…]