Posts Tagged ‘zucchini’

Mexican Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These are not your every day stuffed zucchini boats, these are filled with taco meat to change up your next taco Tuesday.

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Greek Stuffed Peppers & Spiced Pantry Review

These Greek stuffed peppers are a fantastic alternative to the tradition stuffed pepper. Packed with tons of flavor thanks to spices from Spiced Pantry!

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Pineapple Cranberry Zucchini Bread

Don’t make the same boring zucchini bread. Give it more flair with the addition of pineapple, cranberries, coconut, and walnuts!

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Spiralized Zucchini Pesto Caprese Salad

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Move over pasta salad and make room for this veggie salad. You will forget the noodles are made from zucchini when paired with mozzarella, tomatoes, and pesto.

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Chinese Fried Rice

Skip the take-out and make your own fried rice at home using whatever vegetables and protein you have on hand. But the secret ingredient to perfect fried rice? Dark soy sauce!

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Zucchini Lasagna

Looking for a way to turn your favorite lasagna gluten-free? Thin slices of zucchini are used into of noodles in this rendition.

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Italian Wedding Soup with Veggie Balls

Fresh Parmesan and basil, leafy kale and chard, and crunchy eggplant meatballs make this Italian wedding soup one you don’t want to miss. The extra effort will pay off!

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Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup & Giveaway

Summer nights are coming to an end. Get ready for cooler temperatures with this hearty slow cooker minestrone soup.

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Pinto Bean Breakfast Patty Melts & The New Southwest Giveaway

Have you had a chance to check out The New Southwest Cookbook by Meagan of Scarletta Bakes? If not then today is your lucky day because not only am I sharing a recipe from her new cookbook, but am also hosting a giveaway for one lucky reader to receive a copy!

scarletta bakes coverTo start, there’s a chapter which covers all the essentials for a southwest kitchen pantry as well as acceptable substitutions when you cannot locate a certain ingredient in a recipe, which I completely appreciated as sometimes it is difficult to find certain ingredients. Then there is a “building blocks” chapter covering all the condiments and foodstuffs seen in southwestern cooking from roasted chiles to homemade corn tortillas. Although it is not necessary to make your own tortillas, salsa, etc. from scratch, it certainly adds to the experience. I really want to try making my own tortillas once I get my hands on a tortilla press.

Browsing through the subsequent chapters, several recipes immediately struck me such as the fried sage smashed potatoes and the dulce de leche layer cake with sweet pecan “pesto”. The picture of that cake made me swoon, with pecan “pesto” dripping all over the place. But when I saw the pinto bean breakfast patty melts I knew it was time to treat myself to a hearty, spicy breakfast.


These breakfast patties were easy to throw together and I loved that they could be wrapped up before being cooked and saved for later since I typically only cook for myself. After being fried and topped with cheese, these patty melts were layered with spicy flavor – both in heat and spices. If you are a bit timid to spiciness you may want to consider removing the seeds from the jalapenos.

 Pinto Bean Breakfast Patty Melts

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Creamy Chicken and Herb Skillet

This week I took time off from bench work in the lab to start writing my dissertation, which is also why I have been commenting and tweeting less this week. I have two chapters nearly finished already because they are also two papers I am going to publish soon, but the intro required some serious attention so that’s what I am giving it. Of course that doesn’t stop me from enjoying a good meal during breaks especially when it is something quick and easy like this chicken. Feast your eyes upon this while I go write more jargon about Candida albicans drug resistance.

Creamy Chicken and Herb Skillet

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