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Chicken and Bacon Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes in Garlic Cream Sauce – delicious creamy sauce perfectly combines all the flavors: bacon, garlic, spices, tomatoes. You might want to double this recipe!

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I love making pasta with cream-based sauces. Cream sauce absorbs the wonderful flavors from all the ingredients in the dish, and with every single bite you get all the goodness and all the flavors!  This pasta recipe is a true comfort food!
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Breakfast Egg Muffins with Bacon and Spinach Recipe: These muffins make a great breakfast, lunch, or a snack to pack up for work, school, or a picnic!

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I love that these muffins are very easy to make, and all the ingredients in them constitute, basically, a classic breakfast. These muffins have protein (eggs), meat (bacon), vegetables (spinach), and cheese. What not to like? These will keep you full for a long time! [click to continue…]


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Delicious, easy-to-make dinner: Italian Sausage Pasta with Vegetables. Italian sausage is seared with bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, fresh tomatoes in cajun spices, with a splash of red wine! Topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese! [click to continue…]


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Asian Sesame Chicken & Noodles in a homemade Asian sauce: a delicious and easy-to-make weeknight dinner!

Thinly sliced bell peppers, blanched broccoli, grilled or seared chicken, toasted sesame seeds, chopped green onions – all mixed in a simple super-tasty Asian sauce made from scratch so that you know exactly what ingredients are going into your Asian meal. Yum!

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And, this is the second time I am guest-posting at Better Homes and Gardens! This time I’ve decided to make Asian Sesame Chicken & Noodles – an amazing recipe I found in BHG’s boundless archives . I’ve made very basic changes and substitutions which can be found by clicking here.
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quinoa salad, butternut squash salad, bacon salad, salad with caramelized onions

Healthy Quinoa Salad with Bacon, Roasted Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onions and Feta cheese, with French Vinaigrette salad dressing (I used Brianna’s French Vinaigrette salad dressing). You can also top the salad with pine nuts (optional but delicious!) This salad is so healthy and it’s gluten free!
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Chicken Vegetable Soup with Pasta is a delicious, easy-to-make meal, filled with vegetables: spinach, green bell pepper, carrots, tomatoes, and beans. Spiced up with oregano, basil and paprika! So good – it makes a great dinner and a perfect lunch! [click to continue…]


I am very excited to be guest posting today for the first time at Better Homes and Gardens. BHG is such a great source of recipe ideas, gardening tips, and all things home! They are holding a gluten free week this week, and I selected one of the recipes on their website and made it gluten free. You can see the original BHG recipe, and my gluten-free substitutions can be found in my post here.
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25 Delicious Pasta Recipes

If you love pasta, these 25 delicious pasta recipes are waiting for you! Here you will find all kinds of pasta: fettuccine, spaghetti, penne, lasagna, homemade ravioli, and tortellini. You will find lots of options to choose from to help you in planning your weeknight or weekend dinners. If you are on a gluten free diet, at least half of these recipes have been tested with gluten free brown rice pasta, and they worked great! In fact, the first 8 recipes have explicit directions on how to make them gluten free. Enjoy!

1. Chicken Mozzarella Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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2. Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta

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I have a great recipe for you: Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach in a Creamy Cauliflower Sauce.  It’s a healthier version of a regular fettuccine alfredo: instead of the usual alfredo cream sauce this pasta is coated with creamy, silky, healthy, low-calorie, and low-fat cauliflower sauce – all made with healthy, natural, and organic ingredients! [click to continue…]


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If you’re looking for a healthier, low-calorie, low fat version of a regular alfredo sauce, this Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce is it!  It’s delicious, creamy, and very silky, without using any cream!  When I was making this recipe, my main objective was simplicity: I wanted to make the process as simple as I could.  In this recipe, all you will do is to combine cooked cauliflower, chicken bullion cube (you can use organic version, too), Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and nutmeg (optional) in a food processor, and you’re done!   I used cooking water to thin the sauce, which makes this cauliflower sauce completely cream-free!
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Quinoa, Spaghetti Squash, and Bacon Fritters – perfect snack, breakfast, or lunch! This might become your favorite way to eat quinoa or spaghetti squash! These little cakes are perfect on their own, and you can also dress them up with sour cream or Greek yogurt.

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To ensure these fritters turn out well, make sure to wring out the cooked spaghetti squash strands really well before forming the fritters (more detail on that in the recipe instructions below).   You will want to get rid of as much liquid from spaghetti squash as you can. [click to continue…]