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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.

Creamy shrimp and mushroom pasta

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…]


Stuffed bell peppers with ground beef black beans tomatoes and rice and cheese

Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers – stuffed with ground beef, black beans, rice, tomatoes, spiced just right with Mexican spices, topped with grated Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese. Baked in a meatless tomato sauce (right from the jar).

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

These delicious stuffed peppers make amazing dinner! They are baked in tomato sauce because it doesn’t let them dry up during baking process and also expands your options for serving. These bell peppers can be served as-is, on a regular plate without tomato sauce:

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Or, you can serve them in a bowl, with a little bit of the tomato sauce at the bottom, which makes them more moist and flavorful – I prefer them that way: [click to continue…]


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I now have a new favorite recipe on how to cook salmon! It’s delicious and very easy. Salmon is marinated for 30 minutes in plain tamari sauce and then grilled in a foil packet. While salmon marinates, you quickly prepare a side dish that goes wonderfully with grilled salmon – Parmesan zucchini pasta.  The end product is this appetizing plateful of fish and noodles:

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I recently discovered a tamari sauce. I bought it mainly because it was gluten free, but then I fell in love with flavor. While it’s similar to soy sauce, there are significant differences. Soy sauce is much saltier than tamari, and tamari has a richer yet calmer flavor. In this recipe, you can substitute low-sodium soy sauce for tamari if you don’t have the latter, but I would highly recommend purchasing tamari sauce – they sell it everywhere these days! [click to continue…]


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Delicious Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana Soup (copycat recipe) made with Swiss Chard, Italian sausage (bratwursts will work too), potatoes, and bacon. Made in one pot, the soup takes only 40 minutes to make (including idle time while everything is simmering)!

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I never realized that a soup with such a fancy name as Zuppa Toscana is so easy to make! This soup is usually made with kale, but I had lots of Swiss chard so I thought I would use that instead. I loved the addition of Swiss chard in this soup! Here are all major ingredients I used: [click to continue…]


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Zucchini Bacon Mac and Cheese – after 2 recipes involving zucchini that I just posted, you knew that zucchini mac and cheese was coming!

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I think the photos speak for themselves – this dish is REALLY GOOD! And really easy to make! [click to continue…]


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Bacon Spaghetti Squash & Parmesan Fritters – need I say more?

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This is one of my most favorite new recipes. Kids love these! Who knew that spaghetti squash could be a kid friendly food? [click to continue…]