rarely make traditional spaghetti because I much prefer spaghetti baked. There are many versions of baked spaghetti’s out there but I love the one I grew up eating from my mom the most. She calls it “spaghetti pie” and It’s truly my favorite. Even though it has cottage cheese in it (which I won’t touch), I love this dish.Read More
I am a pretty loyal Trader Joe’s shopper and do the majority of my weekly shopping there. I know a lot of people feel like its tough to do their grocery shopping there since they don’t have EVERYTHING like a standard grocery store but unless I need a specialty item or household product, I can pretty much get away with making TJ’s my sole stop for groceries.Read More
I love this sheetpan balsamic chicken and veggies dish for a quick healthy dinner. You can make it with practically any veggies you have on hand so this is a perfect “clean out the fridge” meal. I like to serve it over buttered noodles with a generous handful of shaved Parmesan cheese and a delicious slice of fresh ciabatta but you could certainly eat it as is for the healthiest option.Read More
I probably harp on making easy dishes far too much but I honestly don’t know how people with kids have time to make elaborate meals. I assume they either eat out or order in and while there isn’t anything wrong with either of those, its just logistically difficult with small kids in a restaurant and becomes quite expensive over time.Read More
Monday and Tuesday were a doozy this week so I needed something quick and simple to make for dinner last night. This family recipe is the easiest of quiches and I like to put my own little twist on it by adding bacon and a small bit of Dijon mustard for a little more flavor. I served it with whatever vegetables i had in my fridge by roasting them and tossing in some parmesan cheese. Quick. Easy. Done! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
EASY QUICHE⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I N G R E D I E N T S
• 1 pie crust
• 2 eggs
• 2 C cottage cheese
• 1 C Swiss cheese
• 4 pieces of cooked bacon, crumbled (optional or can sub for diced ham)
• 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
• Handful of cheddar cheese
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D I R E C T I O N S
• Bake pie crust for 5 min at 425.
• Combine all ingredients in large bowl and then pour into pie shell.
• Sprinkle top of quiche with cheddar cheese
• Bake at 350 for 45 min-55 min or until toothpick comes out clean.
• Let the quiche rest before serving to have time to firm up.
Pot Roast. Not known for its photogenic skills but it makes for a yummy, hearty meal with good leftovers.
A friend of mine made this meal for me after I had Quint (side note: the best thing you can do for a new mom is being her food!) and it is so delicious and insanely easy. Here is the recipe for an easy Crock-Pot Pot Roast: ⠀
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I love this sheetpan balsamic chicken and veggies dish for a quick healthy dinner. You can make it with practically any veggies you have on hand so this is a perfect “clean out the fridge” meal. I like to serve it over buttered noodles with a generous handful of shaved Parmesan cheese and a delicious slice of fresh ciabatta but you could certainly eat it as is for the healthiest option.⠀Read More
When I was on a total elimination diet while nursing Quint to figure out what was giving him issues, I was introduced to Oh She Glows and lived on her vegan recipes during that time. Her Tex-Mex casserole was hands down not only my favorite dish, but also my husband’s. Now that we can all each eat our fair share of meats and cheeses again, I still love this recipe but now make a few tweaks to best fit our family. You can substitute so many things to suit your diet with this meal and it still tastes amazing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I cut down on the prep time by buying frozen chopped bell peppers, frozen microwaveable rice, frozen minced garlic cloves and frozen roasted corn from Trader Joe’s so the only thing I have to chop/cook is the onion and ground beef. Your kids will never know there is spinach in this too 💪🏻
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TexaFlora edit of the Tex Mex Casserole by: Oh She Glows ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tex-Mex Spice Blend:
•1 tbsp chili powder
•1½ tsp ground cumin
•1 tsp smoked paprika (don’t skip the smoked for regular!)
•½ tsp garlic powder
•1¼ tsp sea salt
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•1 lb ground beef
•1 red onion, diced
•3 cloves garlic, minced
•3/4 of the bag of Melange a Trois frozen bell peppers from Trader Joe’s (or you can chop 1 red and 1 orange bell pepper)
•½ cup frozen corn
•1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, with their juices
•1 cup tomato sauce or tomato puree
•2-3 cups chopped baby spinach
•1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
•2 cups cooked brown rice (frozen organic microwavable brown rice from TJ’s to save time)
•1/2 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
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•Mix the Tex-Mex spice blend In a small bowl. Set aside.
•In a large skillet, brown the meat and onions over medium heat. Add the garlic, bell peppers, and sauté until softened. •Stir in the Tex-Mex spice blend, corn, diced tomatoes and their juices, tomato sauce, spinach, beans and rice.
•Pour into 9x13 casserole dish and mix in 1/4C cheese. Top with remaining cheese and crushed tortilla chips. Bake covered at 375 for 20 minutes