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3 of My Go-To Potato Salad Recipes!

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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Potato Salad
Dressing:
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
1 tablespoon freshly chopped dill
1 tablespoon freshly chopped chives
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4-1/2 cup milk or cream
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Salad:
4 cups halved baby potatoes, steamed
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, halved
1/3 cup cooked chopped bacon, halved

In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, vinegar, herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Thin out the dressing by whisking in milk as needed. Set it aside.

In a large bowl, toss together the potatoes, half of the bacon, half of the cheddar and all of the dressing. Transfer the potato salad to a serving dish and top with the remaining cheddar and bacon.

French Potato Salad
Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 shallot, minced
1 garlic clove, grated
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Salad:
4 cups halved baby potatoes, steamed
1/2 cup cornichons, larger ones sliced in half on the bias
1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon
2 green onions, finely sliced
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley

In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients and set it aside.

In a large bowl, toss together the potatoes, cornichons, tarragon, parsley and dressing.

*For a delicious lunch, try serve with a soft boiled egg.

Roast Potato Salad
Dressing:
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Salad:
4 cups halved mini red skinned potatoes
2 red peppers, diced
2 ears of corn
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
1 lime, zest and juice
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Set it aside.

Arrange the potatoes, peppers and corn on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush the corn with the dressing and pour the remaining dressing over the potatoes and peppers. Mix well. Bake the potato mixture, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are fork tender and are lightly golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Allow the corn to cool enough to handle before removing the kernels from the cob. Transfer the potatoes and peppers to a large bowl and stir in the corn kernels, lime zest, juice, green onions and cilantro.

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My Favorite Pasta Salad Recipes for Summer!

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Spring Pasta Recipes

Healthy Breakfast Recipes
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Healthy Snack Recipes

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Antipasto Pasta Salad
4 cups cooked and cooled rotini
2 cups chopped spinach
1/2 cup baby bocconcini balls
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped salami
1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts marinated in oil, with their juices
1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
1/4 cup hot pepperoncini peppers (optional)
1/4 cup Kalamata olives
1/4 cup freshly chopped basil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Toss all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.

Shrimp & Orzo Bowl
Baked Shrimp:
1lb peeled shrimp
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
Salt to taste

Dressing:
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 lemon, zest and juice
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon freshly chopped dill
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Salad:
4 cups cooked and cooled orzo
1 English cucumbers, seeded and diced
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup capers
1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

In a large baking dish, toss the shrimp with the olive oil and lemon pepper seasoning. Bake the shrimp until they are pink, 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the size of your shrimp.

While the shrimp is baking, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients and set them aside.

Once the shrimp are cooked through, remove them from the oven and assemble the salad. In a large bowl, toss together the shrimp, orzo, cucumber, feta, red onion, capers, parsley and the dressing.

Mexican Pasta Salad
Dressing:
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 chipotle pepper in adobo, finely minced with its sauce
1 lime, zest and juice
1 tablespoon agave
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Salad:
4 cups cooked and cooled farfalle
2 cups cooked corn kernels
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 red pepper, finely diced
1/2 cup crumbled cotija
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

In a small bowl, whisk all of the dressing ingredients together. Set it aside.

In a large bowl, toss together the pasta, corn, black beans, red pepper, cotija, cilantro, red onion and dressing. Serve with fresh lime wedges and more cilantro.

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3 Healthy Rainbow Roll Recipes

Today we’re making 3 fresh rainbow rolls are that great for Spring & Summer. We’re kicking things off with my vegan tofu rolls and then following those up with my fresh shrimp rolls and my “fruit roll-ups”!

Vegan Tofu Rolls
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 extra firm tofu brick, cut into strips
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
10-12 rice paper rounds
2 red peppers, thinly sliced
1 mango, sliced into strips
1 cup julienned carrot
1/4 cup cilantro
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Optional Peanut Lime Sauce

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the tofu strips and cook, until they are golden on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Once they are golden, add the hoisin sauce and cook for another 30 seconds. Set the tofu aside and allow it to cool before assembling the rolls.

To build the rolls, soak the rice paper rounds, one at a time, in tepid water for 10 to 20 seconds. Lay it flat on a cutting board. In the centre of the lower third of the wrapper, place a few pieces of each fruit and vegetable. Top with the basil and tofu and begin to wrap. Start by wrapping the bottom of the rice paper over the filling and tuck in the filling as you roll to about halfway up the wrap. Fold the sides of the rice paper toward the centre of the roll and continue to roll upward.

Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container with a damp towel for up to 3 days.

Shrimp Rolls
10-12 rice paper rounds
1lb cooked and peeled shrimp
1 cup julienned cucumber
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 cup bean sprouts
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce for serving

Soak the rice paper rounds, one at a time, in tepid water for 15 to 20 seconds. Lay it flat on a cutting board. In the centre of the lower third of the wrapper, place a few pieces of each vegetable. Top with the shrimp and cilantro and begin to wrap. Start by wrapping the bottom of the rice paper over the filling and tuck in the filling as you roll to about halfway up the wrap. Fold the sides of the rice paper toward the centre of the roll and continue to roll upward.

Serve immediately with sweet chili sauce or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container with a damp towel for up to 3 days.

Fruit Roll Up
10-12 rice paper rounds
1 mango, julienned
1 cup julienned pineapple
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup sliced kiwis
1/4 cup mint leaves
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt for serving

To build the rolls, soak the rice paper rounds, one at a time, in tepid water for 15 to 20 seconds. Lay it flat on a cutting board. In the centre of the lower third of the wrapper, place a few pieces of each fruit and top with the mint leaves. Begin to roll by wrapping the bottom of the rice paper over the filling and tuck in the filling as you roll to about halfway up the wrap. Fold the sides of the rice paper toward the centre of the roll and continue to roll upward.

Serve immediately with vanilla yogurt or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container with a damp towel for up to 3 days.

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3 NEW Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipes | Cookies, Oatmeal Muffins & Grilled PB&J

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PB&J Oatmeal
PB&J Granola
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Today Sara Lynn Cauchon celebrates PB&J Day with some 3 new ways to enjoy this classic flavor combination

Grilled PB&J Sandwich
1 teaspoon butter
2 crusty French bread slices
2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
2 tablespoons strawberry jam or jelly
1/4 cup sliced strawberries

Spread the peanut butter and jelly over a piece of the bread. Top with the strawberry slices. Spread the butter on the outside of the sandwich. Cook over medium heat until the bread is golden and the peanut butter begins to melt.

PB&J Oatmeal Muffins
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed banana
1 cup 2% milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup raspberry jelly

Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a 24-cup muffin tin. Set it aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, sugar and baking powder.
In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, banana, milk, and vanilla. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet and mix well. Scoop the mixture into the muffin tin and swirl in a spoonful of peanut butter and jelly into each muffin. Bake the muffins until the eggs have set and the tops are golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

Easy PB&J Thumbprint Cookies
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 coconut sugar
1 egg
1/2 strawberry jelly

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, oat flour, coconut sugar and egg. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Using the palm of your hand, press the balls down slightly. Press your thumb into the centre of each cookie and fill with strawberry jelly.
Bake the cookies until they are golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

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3 EASY Risotto Recipes

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Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto
2 tablespoons vegan butter or olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced
2 cups diced butternut squash
1 cup risotto rice http://amzn.to/2u1JTKx
2 tablespoons chopped sage leaves
1/2 cup white wine (optional)
4 cups vegetable broth
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until it beings to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the squash and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally until the squash begins to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the rice and sage leaves and cook until they the rice is translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. If using wine, pour it over the rice and add the broth. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook, covered, occasionally until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
Enjoy immediately.

Asparagus, Leek & Goat Cheese Risotto
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup finely chopped leeks
1 celery stalk, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons thyme leaves
1 cup risotto rice http://amzn.to/2u1JTKx
4 cups vegetable broth
2 cups chopped asparagus
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the leeks and celery and cook until they have softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic, thyme and rice. Cook, stirring, for another minute. Add the broth and bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the asparagus and goat cheese. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until the asparagus is bright green and tender crisp.
Serve immediately.

Caesar Salad Risotto
4 bacon slices, chopped
1 small onion, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 anchovy fillets, chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup risotto rice http://amzn.to/2u1JTKx
1/2 cup white wine (optional)
4 cups chicken broth
3 cups chopped baby spinach
1 lemon, zest and juice
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Add the bacon to a hot saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook the bacon until the fat has rendered and it begins to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon and remove any excess oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until it becomes translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, anchovies and Dijon mustard. Cook, stirring, until the anchovies begin to break down. Add the risotto rice and cook until the it becomes translucent. If using, stir in the white wine and add the broth. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Turn the heat off and stir in the spinach, bacon, lemon zest, lemon juice and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve immediately topped with more Parmesan cheese.

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4 Easy SLOW COOKER Recipes

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Pineapple Chicken

2 cups diced pineapple
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 red onion, diced
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey (optional)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 lime for garnish
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Place the pineapple, green pepper, red pepper and onion into the slow cooker. Pour over the pineapple juice, chicken broth, barbecue sauce, soy sauce and honey. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Mix everything together and top with the chicken and season with salt and pepper.

Cook until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165ºF, on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for 3 to 4 hours.

Easy French Dip Beef Roast
2 cups beef broth
1 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, smashed
1-2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3lb beef shoulder roast
2 thyme sprigs
2 rosemary sprigs
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
8 bread rolls to serve
1 cup shredded provolone to serve
4 cups arugula to serve

In the slow cooker, whisk together the beef broth, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish and mustard. Place the roast into the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Top with the thyme and rosemary. Cook on low until the beef is tender, about 8 hours.

Assemble the sandwiches with the shredded roast, provolone and arugula. Strain the remaining liquid in the slow cooker and serve with the sandwiches.

Asian Style Meatballs
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
1 red chili, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 1/2 lbs frozen turkey meatballs
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
2 green onions, sliced for garnish
Sesame seeds for garnish

In the slow cooker, whisk together the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, chili, garlic and ginger. Stir in the meatballs. Cook until the meatballs are hot and the sauce has thickened, on high for 3 hours or low for 6 to 8.

Serve immediately topped with green onion and sesame seeds.

Vegetable Barley Stew
1 cup pearl barley
1 onion, finely diced
2 carrots, diced
2 celery ribs, sliced
2 cups chopped green beans, fresh or frozen
1 green pepper, diced
2 cups quartered mushrooms
1 cup frozen peas
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups vegetable broth
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley for garnish
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Place all of the ingredients into a slow cooker and mix well. Cook until the barley has softened, on high heat for 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.

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3 Healthy Breakfast Wraps | Better Breakfasts

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Fajita Breakfast Wrap
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 green pepper, sliced
1/4 red pepper, sliced
1/4 white onion, sliced
1 teaspoon chili powder or fajita seasoning
1 small whole wheat tortilla
2 scrambled eggs
1 tablespoon sour cream
2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with the chili powder, salt and pepper.

Assemble the wrap by layering all of the ingredients in the centre. Serve immediately topped with the sour cream and cheddar cheese.

Egg White, Spinach and Artichoke Wrap
1 small whole wheat tortilla
1-2 tablespoons cream cheese
2 teaspoon vegetable oil, divided
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups chopped spinach
Red pepper flakes to taste
3 tablespoons chopped marinated artichoke hearts
3 large egg whites
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Spread the cream cheese over the tortilla. Set it aside.

Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until it is fragrant, 30 seconds. Add the spinach and cook until it begins to wilt, another minute. Add the red pepper flakes to taste and artichoke hearts. Continue to cook until the spinach has completely wilted and the artichoke hearts have heated through. Transfer the spinach mixture to the centre of the tortilla.

Reduce the heat to medium and add another teaspoon of oil into the skillet and add the egg whites. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the egg whites have solidified, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg whites to the wrap and season with salt and pepper to taste. Roll up the wrap and enjoy!

Vegan Breakfast Wrap
1 small whole wheat tortilla
2 tablespoons hummus
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 mushrooms, chopped
1 shallot, minced
1/2 cup crumbled extra-firm tofu
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon freshly chopped basil
1/3 cup sprouts
1/4 red pepper, finely sliced
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Spread the hummus over the tortilla and set it aside.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture and begin to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the shallot and cook until they begin to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tofu, turmeric, soy sauce and basil. Cook them, stirring occasionally, until the tofu is heated through. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Once hot, transfer the mixture to the tortilla and top with sprouts and red pepper slices.

Enjoy!

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