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Roasted Curried Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Curried Cauliflower Soup
Have I mentioned lately that one of my new favorite vegetables is cauliflower? ‘Tis true. I might have a problem considering I buy a head of it every time I’m at the market. Every. Single. Time. I kid you not. I guess there are worse things to be enamored with. 9/10 I roast it up with just a simple drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of salt, pepper and chili pepper flakes. Because spice is nice.  I’ve also heard that spicy foods help to speed up your metabolism. I can use all the help I can get so woot. Winner winner roasted curried cauliflower soup dinner. Okay so maybe that doesn’t exactly rhyme but you know what I mean.

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Chicken with Charred Lemon and Gnocchi

Chicken with Charred Lemon and Gnocchi
I’m not sure about y’all but we eat a lot of chicken. That means a girl has to have a plethora of chicken recipes in her culinary arsenal to keep the family’s taste buds from turning on her.  Her meaning me. Hence, I’m always looking for new inspiration in the chicken department and am willing to try new recipes. Some are definitely better than others if you know what I mean. I get inspiration from ingredients at the market, from flipping through the magazines with all the pretty pictures that make me want to make every recipes in the pages, from restaurants. You name it. Inspiration can come from just about anywhere.

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Mushroom Marsala Chicken Pot Pie

Mushroom Marsala Chicken Pot Pie

P0t pie. It’s a funny name isn’t it. I mean I suppose the initial portion of the recipe is made in a POT. It is a savory PIE. So if we’re going with logic I suppose it makes sense BUT the name still throws me. What can I say. I don’t let the name stop me from eating it though. Oh no. I love me some pot pie. Especially when it’s flipping freezing outside and I need all the help I can to warm up. I love making chicken pot pie after we’ve ROASTED CHICKEN. I typically will roast two at at a time. Why not, you’ve already got the oven on yeah? Then I get the added benefit of a take two meal. You know a meal made using leftovers. It’s a beautiful thing.

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Mushroom and Leek Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust

Mushroom and Leek Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust
I wish I could properly explain to you how ridiculously good this quiche is. I have made it no less than a dozen times in the past two months and the entire family is coo coo for Coco Puffs over it. I know you might be thinking spaghetti squash crust, say what? Say YES. Just say yes. If you’re looking for a lightened up ish (I’m always hesitant to say words like lighter, lightened or skinny because my definition might be different from my neighbors but anywho in the bell’alimento dictionary this qualifies under that umbrella) quiche without the pastry/pie crust you’ve found it. Besides being vegetarian it’s also gluten free. We’re ticking all kinds of boxes with this beauty.

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Baked Ziti with Cauliflower

Baked Ziti with Cauliflower
I think cauliflower falls under that category of (somewhat) shunned vegetables in the produce section. You know the ones like eggplant, brussels sprouts, parsnips. They just sit there all sad looking while they get passed by for the broccoli or carrots. Tsk Tsk. It’s really a shame. I think if everyone who thought they didn’t like cauliflower had a taste of this they’d change their tune and become a new found cauliflower advocate cheerleader like me. Maybe next time I’m in the market (which is pretty much Every. Single. Day.) I’ll stand in the produce section telling people they should give it a go. Pass out recipe cards. Toss a head of cauliflower into their baskets while they weren’t looking. Everybody is always in a rush you think they’d even notice? That wouldn’t get me kicked out of the store would it?

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Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs
Ask and ye shall receive. At least in the case of crock-pot slow cooker recipes. I love getting emails from you awesome readers (well almost all of you – there is this one person  ehem … ) telling me you made something and loved it, asking me where I purchased an item, asking for more of a certain type of recipe.  Lately I have been inundated with requests for more crock-pot slow cooker recipes. Perfect timing because I’ve partnered with Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers to bring you a few recipes using their new Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker WeMo Enabled. What does that mean? It means that it works with your smart device (Android and Apple) to let you easily adjust cook settings … from virtually anywhere. Technology is (most days unless it locks me out of something) awesome.

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