Recipe: Beef and Mushrooms in Rosemary Sauce Over Spaghetti Squash

If you’re skipping wheat and gluten these days and looking for an alternative to pasta, spaghetti squash probably isn’t for you.

Especially if you’re a pasta lover.

Spaghetti Squash with Beef

While I realize many a person might differ with me, I just can’t find the correlation between this stringy squash, and those tender pasta noodles swimming in a garlicky tomato sauce.

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Recipe: Roasted Broccolette and Cod with Orange Chili Hoisin Sauce

Do you remember the broccolette I bought at Costco a few weeks ago to serve with this chicken in a lemony thyme sauce?

Chicken and Broccoli

We liked that broccoli so much, we decided to dish it up with meaty chunks of cod, and lacking the energy for a multiple pan meal determined a roast in the oven was the way to go.

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Mediterranean Asparagus Salad with Baby Kale, Sun Dried Tomato, and Avocado

I’m sorry to see summer come to an end. Here in Seattle, we’ve had an amazing run of glorious sun. If you’re a Seattleite, you know summers like this are few and far between.

Mediterranean Asparagus Salad with Kale, Sun Dried Tomato, Avocado and Feta Cheese

Mediterranean Asparagus Salad with Kale, Sun Dried Tomato, Avocado and Feta Cheese

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Easy Quinoa Pasta with Roasted Vegetables in a Lemony Sauce

As far as I’m concerned a pasta recipe should have fresh flavor without a lot of fuss. 

Roasted Vegetables and Quinoa Pasta in a Lemony Sauce

Roasted Vegetables and Quinoa Pasta in a Lemony Sauce

Every so often, I pick up a box of quinoa pasta (I prefer Ancient Harvest), and make my version of the perfect healthy meal – no heavy sauces, and light on the cheese.

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Pork Roast and Brussels Sprouts with Ball’s Jelly Maker Sweet Apple Jelly Glaze

Do you recall my Ball Canning Supplies giveaway a few weeks ago?

Ball Canning Equipment

Ball Canning Equipment

If not, let me quickly recap. Kelsey sent a generous box of canning supplies provided by Ball for me to create my own canning creations, and some to giveaway. In the box was a jelly maker, jars and cookbooks. Not to mention labels and pectin.

What a wonderful gift, but what was this novice canner going to do with all this canning equipment? Call Grandma and ask her to teach me how to use it! 

Grandma Karen

Grandma Karen

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Meatless Monday Black Beans and Quinoa Veggie Burgers with Peach Salsa

Have you heard of Meatless Mondays?

Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers with Peach Salsa

Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers with Peach Salsa

Meatless Monday has been around since approximately 2003, and was started as a way to improve your health by abstaining from meat for a day. The idea was to help reduce your risk of cancer, heart problems and obesity, at the same time you would also be supporting our environment by reducing your carbon footprint.

Sounds like a good thing to me and these veggie burgers fit this theme perfectly.

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Chicken and Tofu Stir Fry with a Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

As far as I’m concerned, the sauce is the best part of any stir fry recipe.

Chicken and Tofu Stir Fry

Chicken and Tofu Stir Fry

I want a spicy sauce in every nook and cranny of my chicken and vegetables when I pick them up with my fork. What’s more, if there’s a nutty brown rice served on the side, there’d better be enough sauce to drip over the top.

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Rustic Chicken Salad with Summer Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Mushrooms and Avocado

When it comes to summer salad recipes, I’ve decided this rustic chicken salad is my next picnic contribution.

Rustic Chicken Salad

Rustic Chicken Salad

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Open Faced Cod Sandwich with Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

I don’t know about you, but I get on food kicks, and this week I’m all about sandwiches.

Open Faced Cod Sandwiches

Open Faced Cod Sandwiches

When Mike and I went on a diet several months ago (those love handles were getting too easy to pinch), we cut back on the bread eating. This was a good plan for this bread lover. Once I get started, I’ll eat the whole loaf in one sitting.

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Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Pork with Asian Slaw

 If you’re looking for a family pleasing Sunday meal this is it.

Barbecue Pork

Barbecue Pork

This easy pork loin recipe works equally well roasted in your oven, as it does on your outdoor grill. Our beloved grill is on the fritz right now, so the juicy pork you see here was roasted in the oven.
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