Asian, Better Than Takeout, Dairy-Free, Entrée, Gluten-Free, Lightened Up, Meal Prep, One Pot Dish, Seafood, Vegetarian

Savory Soba Noodles with Shrimp

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Happy Memorial Day! This may be my new favorite “pasta salad-esque” recipe: Soba Noodles with Carrots, Asparagus & Shrimp. The colors are vibrant, the veggies are different, and I love the amount of fresh basil in this. Serve hot, warm or cold, any temperature will do to enjoy these soba noodles. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour (check packaging to ensure they’re gluten-free) and higher in fiber and protein compared to your standard pasta. Paired with edamame and shrimp, the protein and fiber will fill you up and satisfy your pasta cravings.

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Dairy-Free, Entrée, Gluten-Free, Meal Prep, One Pot Dish, Seafood, Vegetarian

One Pan Salmon Dinnerrrr

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Mustard Salmon with Roasted Veggies is such a great and quick mid-week dinner. This recipe will be added to the rotating arsenal. I saw a video for this on Facebook from Eating Well. It looked so easy and simple to make that I just had to try it. Since I don’t have a spice grinder and didn’t feel like buying more spices, I tried a marinade that our family friend, Maura, whisked together when we were in Florida. Just EVOO, Jack Daniel’s whole grain dijon mustard (soooo much flavor) and lemon juice. Asparagus, sweet potatoes and salmon are baked in the oven while you poach an egg. While you can skip the egg to make this a true “one pan” dinner, the yolk adds some saucy texture and more protein overall.

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Breakfast/Brunch, Entrée, Gluten-Free, Meal Prep, Vegetarian

Spring Forward with this Spring Quiche

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It’s almost summer and I’ve been procrastinating writing these parts a wee bit — the descriptions. I made this Spring Veggie Quiche a handful of times during May. I like making quiche crustless unless I’ll be able to consume it in all its glory within a day or two before the crust soggily breaks down. Making the quiche crustless results more like a large omelet, but it retains all of the flavor. Asparagus, zucchini, squash and tomatoes are abundant in the summer and spring. Roasting the veggies enhances all of their natural flavors to be juicy and tender. Tossing them into a quiche with sharp and pungent parmesan only makes things better.

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Dairy-Free, Entrée, Gluten-Free, Italian, Meal Prep, One Pot Dish

One Pan’s the Way to Go

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Roasting veggies always seems to be winter thing, but what happens when you toss in some spring asparagus, fresh rosemary, lemon juice and lemon zest? A bright, easy dinner. One pan kind of easy. Also great when you’re in a rush and can just pop everything in the oven and let it run its course. Roasting the chicken keeps it oh-so-juicy and prevents it from drying out. Before you know it, you’ll be savoring that One Pan Lemon Rosemary Chicken & Veggies saying, “that was easy.”

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Appetizer, Entrée, Low Sugar, Vegetarian

Summertime Flatbread: Kale, Asparagus & Cherry Tomatoes

Kale, Asparagus & Cherry Tomato Flatbread

Now that my finals and my chapter at Cornell have come to a close, I have the chance to post some power meals in the making from this past week. Inspired by the Moosewood cookbook my mom gave me, I want to make some that would be both fresh and ready for summer. On my kale kick from the Kale Caesar Salad, I decided to indulge in a roasted vegetable flatbread, a perfect transition to warmer weather. Here’s the Kale, Asparagus & Cherry Tomato Flatbread.

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