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Mexican Lasagna

This is a great dish for weekday meals. Think of lasagna, but instead of Italian ingredients choose Latin flavors, such as cilantro instead of basil, Monterrey Jack cheese instead of mozzarella. Or, you could also choose a spicier type of cheese, such as pepper jack. I’ve made this one several times already, because it’s not only a family favorite, but easy to prepare and one of my weekday meals that I make ahead to warm up later. Adding sour cream to the layers, or a little diced and seeded jalapeño can only make this even more delicious, so go ahead and add some of your favorite extra ingredients. I adapted this recipe by adding shredded chicken to every layer, but you can keep it meatless and will still be delicious.

Helga

Mexican Lasagna

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Cauliflower Rice & Vegetable Stir-Fry

Trying to keep away from carbs? You’ll love this recipe!  It’s not really rice, it’s cauliflower that has been through the food processor before getting cooked.  I wouldn’t use it as a rice substitute in recipes such as stews or casseroles, but it’s definitely a good alternative to use as a side dish or a vegetarian meal in place of grains.  I’ve tried cauliflower in many ways, I have made it into soup, I have pureed it and roasted it; but this new cooking method has had good reviews at home, so you should try it too!  Especially if you’re into the paleo diet.

 Helga

Cauliflower Rice
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Pasta with Spinach Pesto & Peas

Recently,  I was in the  mood for pasta.  Particularly the flat and wide variety such as reginette.  I found some at the store, so all I had to find next was a recipe for a tasty sauce. I was planning to serve this to my family for lunch, so plain old tomato sauce was not going to cut it, especially for Mariano.
I scanned my usual food blogs and food sites and I came across this recipe which seemed like the perfect way to sneak in some greens. Plus, I had never tasted pesto made out of spinach before so it was the perfect opportunity to taste something new.

I didn’t have all the ingredients at home, so I was quite liberal about substituting ingredients, and also adding some.  In fact, I just used the recipe as an idea.   (You can click the link below to see the original recipe.)   If you get left over pesto, you can use on sandwiches!

Helga

Pasta with Spinach Pesto & Peas

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