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Broccoli Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Broccoli Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad - this delicious salad is loaded with veggies (broccoli, cherry tomatoes, sweet peas), sharp Cheddar cheese, pasta shells, and bacon! With so many veggies in this salad, you get both healthy food and comfort food all in one! The salad can easily be made gluten free by using gluten free […] Read More

Baked chicken parmesan

Baked chicken parmesan

If you want an easy and delicious recipe to use those boneless, skinless chicken breasts that you see in the meat section of the grocery stores, baked chicken Parmesan is definitely a great option! I love recipes where baking the chicken actually makes it juicier, more flavorful and crispier than frying it! This is one […] Read More

Chicken taco salad

Chicken taco salad recipe

I love chicken salads, and one of my most favorite ones is a chicken taco salad with lots of vegetables, crushed tortilla chips, creamy Ranch dressing (or a healthier, Greek yogurt based dressing), served with sour cream and salsa on the side! This salad has everything: protein, carbs, veggies, fiber - it's a complete dinner […] Read More

Arugula salad with walnuts, golden raisins, and Gorgonzola cheese

Arugula salad with walnuts, golden raisins, and Gorgonzola cheese I love baby arugula leaves - they are so good and flavorful in fresh salads! I also love spinach. Spinach and arugula definitely top the list of my favorite salad greens! They are easily interchangeable in recipes: in this salad, you can easily substitute spinach leaves […] Read More

Pumpkin, coconut, and peanut butter curry

Pumpkin, coconut and peanut butter curry served over quinoa This recipe combines a lot of my favorite flavors together: Thai spices + pumpkin + peanut butter + black beans + some honey + just a little bit of coconut milk (only 1/4 cup for a whole recipe). The resulting dish is a hearty, Asian-inspired curry […] Read More

Shrimp with mango salsa and rice

Southwestern shrimp with pineapple salsa

I've been working diligently this week on using up several pounds of mango I've had for about 2 weeks. They were not quite ripe enough, but now, after more than 2 weeks in the refrigerator, they are ready to serve their purpose! I've already made fish tacos, grilled salmon, seared black cod - all topped […] Read More

Southwestern shrimp with pineapple salsa | Seafood, shellfish, gluten free, healthy, low calorie, low carb, full of vegetables, suitable for vegetarians | JuliasAlbum.com

Yes, I have a lot of fresh pineapple at my disposal right now. This is the second time this week I am making a recipe using pineapple - and I don't mind it in the least! I love fresh pineapple!!! I could snack on plain pineapple all day long, but I also like to use […] Read More

Black bean butternut squash soup

Black bean butternut squash soup

I didn't want to make another sweet butternut squash (or pumpkin) soup, so I was in a search of a recipe where I could combine butternut squash with a second major ingredient that would neutralize the sweetness of butternut squash, without suppressing its flavor, something similar to what I did with carrot soup by adding […] Read More

Lamb Shoulder Chops with Shiitake Mushrooms, Swiss Chard and Mascarpone Cheese Polenta

Sometimes, I want a special dinner, which looks sophisticated like a main course from a fine dining restaurant, but which is easy to make. It took me exactly 1 hour to make this dinner, even though it looks much more complicated, due to the number of ingredients and the fact that it has basically 3 […] Read More

Lamb vegetable noodle stew, Lagman

Lamb vegetable noodle stew, Lagman

Lamb vegetable noodle stew, called Lagman, is a popular comfort food in Central Asian countries. This stew has Chinese origins and has a long history of being a staple of oriental cuisines from the Great Silk Road. Savory and delicious, it can be served as a stew, soup, or pasta dish. It all depends how […] Read More

How to make ravioli from scratch with spinach and ricotta cheese

I was originally planning to post a light-hearted and easy recipe about how to make a yummy plum drink, but Photograzing Community at SeriousEats.com was hosting an event this weekend, and I promised to post a recipe there.   So I changed my mind and instead of making a simple plum drink, I took an endeavor […] Read More

Egg and Cheese Quiche Tart with Tomatoes

Breakfast tart with eggs, Gruyere cheese, and grape tomatoes recipe

This egg tart makes an amazing Sunday morning breakfast and is easy to make, if you prepared the tart shell in advance (a day before).   It also makes a great presentation.  The tart shell is super crumbly and melts in your mouth.  This is one of my most favorite breakfasts.  I highly recommend you to […] Read More