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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burrito

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito

By | easy, Healthy, vegetarian | 2 Comments

These burritos were delicious! The most time consuming part was peeling and cubing the sweet potatoes, but it wasn’t too bad. I just got a mandolin thing and it may cut the time in half! I am a little scared to use it as the blades have a million “these are super sharp” warnings on them. I got this recipe form melskitchencafe.com, she is awesome.  If you haven’t visited her site, you should!  I changed the recipe a little to suit our taste. Her recipes are quite family friendly. My husband will eat anything as long as it doesn’t contain milk or cheese as that makes him sick, so I just leave the cheese out of his portion so I can still enjoy it myself. What you need 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed small (about 3 cups) 1 red pepper finely diced 1/2 red onion finely diced 2 tsp….

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Lemon Poppy Seed Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

By | easy, Fast, Healthy, Salad, vegetarian | 2 Comments

Mmmmm. Homemade salad dressings are the best. I like how this one contains ingredients that most people have in their pantry. This Lemon Poppy Seed Vinaigrette dressing doesn’t need anything more than a jar to combine the ingredients in. You don’t need to chop, dice, cook, or use a food What you need: 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon poppy seeds 1-2 teaspoons sugar salt and pepper to taste (I just did a few turns of the grinder) What you do: Add all ingredients into a mason jar and shake to combine.

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Clean Orange Hummus Salad Dressing

By | Clean Eating, easy, Fast, Healthy, Salad, Salad Dressing, vegetarian | No Comments

I love hummus and I love a good homemade salad dressing! So, when I came across this recipe in All You magazine I just had to try it. I don’t “eat clean” all of the time, but this recipe was listed as a “clean” orange hummus salad dressing. It ends up being a little brown in color because of the balsamic vinegar, but don’t let the color alarm you because the taste it divine. This dressing is sweetened with maple syrup as it is a clean dressing, but I have used honey before and it was great. What you need: 3 Tbsp plain hummus 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 3 Tbsp orange juice 1 tsp mustard 1 tsp maple syrup 1/2 tsp fresh ginger (grated with a micro-plane) What you do: Whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl and you’re ready to serve over the salad of your choice!

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Pasta with Broccoli Cream Pesto

Pasta with Broccoli Cream Pesto

By | Dinner, easy, Pasta, vegetarian | No Comments

This sauce is yummy. It really does taste like broccoli, so if you are not fond of broccoli this recipe is not for you. The texture was nice and it came together easily. I found the original recipe on pinterest which was pinned from Smitten Kitchen by a lady I follow. What you need: 1/2 pound of broccoli 1/2 pound pasta (I chose spaghetti) 1 TBS unsalted butter 1 TBS olive oil 1/2 small onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 5 TBS heavy cream 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese What you do: Boil a large pot of water for your pasta. Meanwhile, chop broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Steam your broccoli for 5 to 6 minutes. You can do this over your pasta water, or use a steamer, or do so in the microwave. Whatever works. Drain and set aside. Cook pasta until…

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Tomato Pasta Soup

Tomato Pasta Soup

By | easy, Fast, Soup, vegetarian | No Comments

I found this recipe originally from the July 2012 Rachel Ray Magazine. It was easy to make and fast. A must try. I am sure you could use any pasta you wanted, but I liked the texture and shape of the called for ditalini pasta. The flavor was good, you definitely taste the tomato which makes sense since the name of the recipe is Tomato Pasta Soup. What you need: 1 cup minced celery 1 cup minced carrot 1 cup minced onion 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil 4 cups vegetable broth 15-oz can tomato puree (I used Huntz brand found at Wal-Mart) 2 cups ditalini pasta (the little ones, they look like a straw cut into little pieces) salt and pepper 1/2 cup shredded/graded Parmesan cheese (to top) What you do: In a large pot, cook veggies in the olive oil until tender. (about 10 or so minutes) Add…

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