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Orecchiette with Peas, Pancetta & Cream

NOT LOW CALORIE, but yummy! Orecchiette with Peas, Pancetta & Cream These “little ears” perfectly scoop mouthfuls of tender green peas and crispy pancetta in each bite. You can substitute ricotta in place of the cream if you want to lighten up on the calories. Ingredients 1 pound orecchiette 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil … Continue reading »

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Pasta with Pancetta and Vodka Sauce

Pasta with Pancetta and Vodka Sauce Ingredients 16 ounces pasta, recommended shapes: cavatappi, penne or rigatoni ¼ pound pancetta (one thick slice), one thick slice, medium diced ⅓ cup vodka, see notes 1 ½ cups marinara sauce, store-bought or homemade ½ cup heavy whipping cream 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, for serving Method 1. Bring a … Continue reading »

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Cucumber Caprese Salad

Cucumber Caprese Salad Ingredients 2 TBSP Olive Oil 1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar 1 TBSP Dried Oregano 1 TBSP Dried Basil Dash Salt Dash Pepper 1 Cucumber Peeled, Skin Scraped w/Fork and Sliced Thin and Diced 1 ½ cups Cherry Tomatoes quartered 8 ounces Fresh Mozzarella ½ Large Red Onion Diced Method 1. In a small … Continue reading »

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Garlic Beef Noodle Bowls

Garlic Beef Noodle Bowls Garlic Beef Noodle Bowls – an Asian style noodle bowl with lots of garlic, that is ready in just minutes! Great for busy nights. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 lb. skirt steak, cut into thin strips 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced ¼ cup soy sauce 2 … Continue reading »

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PB & J Smoothie

PB & J Smoothie The perfect PB & J flavor in smoothie form. You can’t taste the banana but it adds oomph, creaminess, and great sweetness to the smoothie. Canilla Greek yogurt also adds thickness and creaminess. The smoothie gets its jelly flavor from berries rather than actual jelly. And of course don’t be skimpy … Continue reading »

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Herb Crusted Pork Chops

My hubby did a great job cooking these up last night! Herb Crusted Pork Chops Ingredients 1 pound thin boneless pork chops, fat trimmed 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard ½ cup whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced ⅛ teaspoon sea salt ⅛ teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil … Continue reading »

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Thai Tuna Burger

Thai Tuna Burger Ingredients 2 sprays cooking spray 1 pound uncooked tuna, sushi grade 2 tablespoons cilantro, fresh, finely chopped 1 tablespoon ginger root, grated or finely chopped 1 tablespoon lemon grass, finely chopped 2 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 teaspoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise ¼ teaspoon sriracha chili sauce, or other … Continue reading »

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Instant Pot New York Cheesecake #17

Instant Pot New York Cheesecake #17 Easy New York Style Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipe: Pamper yourself & impress guests with your choice of smooth/creamy or rich/dense pressure cooker cheesecake with crisp crust. Ingredients Crust 10 (120g) graham crackers, finely ground 3 – 4 tablespoons (42g – 56g) unsalted butter, melted Pinch of sea salt 2 … Continue reading »

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Pressure Cooker Crispy Potatoes

Pressure Cooker Crispy Potatoes Ingredients 1 lb. fingerling or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into uniform 1 – 1½ inch cubes 2 tablespoons of ghee or favorite animal fat Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper ¼ cup minced Italian parsley ½ medium lemon Method 1. Add ½ cup of water to the bottom (or … Continue reading »

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Tomatillo Chicken Stew – Instant Pot

Tomatillo Chicken Stew – Instant Pot Ingredients 1 ¼ lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 pinch Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons Olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 ½ cup chicken stock 2 cups tomatillo sauce, made from scratch or use salsa … Continue reading »

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