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Tag Archive: Lent recipes

Simple and Healthy Sesame Crusted Swordfish plus Tasty Tuesdays

I am trying to make healthier food choices these days, including eating more fish. I scored some great deals on seafood recently at the grocery store, which is always a thrill for me. First up, I made this ridiculously easy and flavorful Sesame Crusted Swordfish. Did I mention it was easy? Splash on some tamari …

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Salmon and Potato Pancakes plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Make a double batch of mashed potatoes the next time you make them, then toss in some cooked salmon and eggs and you have a quick and easy meatless (and gluten free) meal with these Salmon and Potato Pancakes. You can use canned salmon if you want, or quickly steam a fillet. I don’t usually get …

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Barbecue Lentil Mushroom Burgers – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

If you are looking for a tasty meatless meal I have a quick and flavorful idea for you: Barbecue Lentil Mushroom Burgers. Today is the 20th of the month so it’s time for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge. A group of bloggers pick two ingredients not normally paired together and create a dish with them. The …

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Top Meatless Meals from February – Tasty Tuesdays Linky

I am always looking for new meatless meals, especially this time of year. One can only serve fish sticks and/or bean and cheese burritos so many Fridays during Lent before there is a revolt. Luckily last month the Tasty Tuesdays Contributors had some great ideas to inspire me. You might also like these posts Healthy …

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Panko Crusted Salmon with Orange Sauce

Wow, the two ingredients for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge stumped me for a bit this month: citrus and bread crumbs. I’d be shocked I am the only one in the group to make something breaded with an orange sauce, but I have a secret ingredient. This Panko Crusted Salmon with Orange Sauce is simple and quick …

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Easy Black Beans and Rice

We have been in a food rut lately, especially side dishes. Rice (brown or white), potatoes (baked, fried, mashed) and pasta. YAWN! While converting the old recipes from the original site to the new format, I came across these Easy Black Beans and Rice. This can be made as a side dish as well as …

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Foil Wrapped Salmon and Vegetables

Confession time: I am afraid to cook fish. If I mess up $3 a pound chicken I can somewhat come to grips with that. But, $19 a pound salmon fillet. No way! I would be devastated for days. While strolling through the store this week I spied a wild caught Keta salmon fillet for about $6 …

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French Onion Soup

With just a few ingredients you probably already have on hand you can quickly whip up this warm and hearty French Onion Soup to serve as a first course or even a main course. The idea came to me when I was cleaning out the freezer to get ready for the new appliances. I made a batch of …

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Smoked Salmon Spread or Dip

Smoked Salmon Spread is one of those recipes like Portuguese Beans that both Ma’am and I swore was on the site, but when she went to look for it we realized we had both somehow missed posting it. Maybe because we have both made it so many times we don’t even look at a recipe anymore. Or because it only has …

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Southwestern Black Bean Burgers

Loaded with spices and mushrooms for texture, could someone really think these Southwestern Black Bean Burgers are made with ground meat? Not for a minute. But they are absolutely delicious in their own right. I saw the recipe in the June issue of Cooking Light and immediately knew I had to make them. I learned awhile …

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TVP Tacos

When I was typing up the Meatless Main Course suggestions a few weeks ago, I suddenly remembered one of my favorites from years ago. Eons ago, Amway used to offer an incredible meatless taco mix that only needed water added, in addition to your favorite taco toppings. TVP and the spice cabinet to the rescue. You might …

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Beet Ricotta Pancakes

For a person that doesn’t like beets, I sure have a lot of beet recipes on the site from soups (Borscht) and salads (Watermelon Beet and Cucumber Salad) to dessert (Red Velvet Cake) as well as Spicy Pickled Beets. And now I am going to add Beet Ricotta Pancakes to the mix.  These bright pink beauties can …

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Hot Cross Buns

This recipe for Hot Cross Buns came from my mother-in-law, who used to make them for the teachers at the kids’ school every year during Holy Week. I took a cue from her and made them for J’s preschool teachers last week.  They are a nice treat any time of year, yet somehow I only make …

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One Ha’ Penny, Two Ha’ Penny, Hot Cross Buns

This recipe was given to me by Isabelle Humaciu, Matthew’s mother.  A batch of these was usually taken to the teachers at the kids school during Holy Week, with an extra batch for the family.  She used to use a tiny syringe to add the crosses that was left over from the insulin shots given to Sammy, the …

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She’s now gone meatless

Sharona: What is that supposed to mean? Monk: I thought it was some new hip-hop slang. “Hey, she’s now gone meatless!” Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan   People may decide to have meatless dinners for a variety of reasons: dietary, moral, religious or even monetary.  I admit to being less than creative on the whopping seven …

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Free E-Guide: Choosing Healthy Fats

As a thank you for signing up for our biweekly newsletter we will send you a copy of 30 Tips for Choosing Healthy Fats in Your Diet. Then every two weeks we will send you delicious recipes and other food related fun.