Posts tagged "healthy dinner recipe"
Tomato, Lemon and Green Olive Pasta

Tomato, Lemon and Green Olive Pasta

When Hubby and I were first dating, this sauce was one of the only things he cooked.  At that point, he hadn’t done much cooking, yet somehow everything he made was incredible.  This included.  So not only is this a super tasty recipe, it is one I love just because it reminds me of those

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Greek Stewed Cauliflower

Greek Stewed Cauliflower

Greek food is really growing on me.  Not that I haven’t always liked it, but I am starting to really love it.  Kalamata olives particularly are one of my new favorite things.  They add such an awesome savory salty bite to anything. Hubby has always been big on Greek food.  He has wanted to make

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Rice and Beans

Rice and Beans

Serves 4   This is really a pantry-raid special.  I know it happens to all of us that there are days we get home and there is legitimately nothing in the fridge to make.  This is a recipe created out of stuff I keep on hand, with a few fresh ingredients to yummy it up

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Quesadilla Roll Ups

Quesadilla Roll Ups

Serves 2-3 (you could stretch it to 4-5 by serving it with some lime quinoa or a salad) Who doesn’t love quesadillas?  I have been wanting to make a healthier version for a while, but struggling with how to go about it.  Cut back on the cheese and it won’t stick together.  Load it up

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Corn and Asparagus Salad

Corn and Asparagus Salad

Serves 2 (generously) I am obsessed with my local farms. I pass 2 on my drive home from work, and I love picking up whatever they have and using that as my inspiration for dinner. It’s why I love living all the way out here in the sticks. I usually exercise self-restraint and wait for

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Italian Quinoa Salad

Italian Quinoa Salad

Serves 6 (as a main dish) 15 (as a side) Every time the seasons change I get a “this is my favorite season” feeling.  So you’ll likely see me saying it a lot.  What I love so much about this time of the year is the casual get-togethers centered around food, specifically grilling.   This is

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Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Serves 4-6 While tomato season is still pretty far off (here in the Garden State its usually July) my lovely local farms have delicious green house tomatoes in the market now!  So I was thrilled to throw together this quick, easy, and delicious recipe.  I make the sauce in the food processor, but if you

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Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus Frittata

Serves 4-6 I love breakfast for dinner.  I also love that asparagus is a veggie that can easily be enjoyed for any meal of the day.  I think of frittatas as crust-less quiches, and enjoy them warm or cold.  I find that cheese gets easily lost in here, so if you like cheese I would

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Fajita Filling over Lime Quinoa

Fajita Filling over Lime Quinoa

Serves 4 This makes both a lovely quick dinner, or a wonderful lunch.  I love the flavors of fajitas, but have yet to find tortillas that are healthful and not full of junky ingredients.  This is a wonderful fix, quinoa is both healthy and filling, and adds some extra protein.  It also cooks up pretty

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Seared Scallops over White Bean Puree

Seared Scallops over White Bean Puree

Serves 2 This is a little more of a fancy pants dinner, it works really well for a special occasion dinner or if you just want dinner to be special. I used baby leeks because I thought they were adorable when I found them, but if you can’t find them use regular leeks and just

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Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

I used to dislike mushrooms.  Now this is actually one of my favorite dinners.  I didn’t realize when I came up with the recipe, but it’s a lot like a big version of the stuffed mushrooms you see frequently served as an appetizer.  It is cheesy and filling, but chock full of healthy veggies as

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Linguini with Clam Sauce

Linguini with Clam Sauce

Serves: 4-6 This one is a keeper!  Easy and affordable to make for a crowd, and very impressive. It is a little more labor intensive than my usual meals, because I designed this one for Good Friday.  I can tell you that it is perfect for a weeknight though, and like I mentioned earlier great

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