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Italian Shepherd’s Pie

By |2016-12-19T08:57:28-05:00October 11th, 2016|Lunch/Dinner, Recipes|

  Italian Shepherd's Pie Serves 6 This is my Italian take on shepherd's pie using polenta in place of mashed potatoes and turkey meatballs in place of lamb.  This dish has quite a few steps, so it's good one to do with a partner.  For example, my husband cooked the meatballs while I cooked the [...]

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Almond Crusted Chicken

By |2016-12-19T08:57:29-05:00September 28th, 2016|Lunch/Dinner, Recipes|

Almond Crusted Chicken Here is a paleo and gluten free version of my mom's chicken cutlets.  I make my own Italian style bread crumbs from almond flour and coat the chicken twice to make a nice crust.  I also cut the breasts very thin so these cook up quickly and you can have dinner on [...]

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Mama’s Marinara

By |2016-12-19T08:57:32-05:00January 26th, 2016|Lunch/Dinner, Recipes|

Mama's Marinara If you haven't noticed by now, my mom is a huge influence on the way I cook.  And my most delicious treats come straight from her.  Case in point...Here is her tomato sauce recipe, with a shaped up sugar tweak from me. This is the marinara recipe passed down directly from my Italian [...]

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Vegan Pumpkin Gnocchi

By |2016-12-19T08:57:33-05:00December 15th, 2015|Lunch/Dinner, Recipes|

Pumpkin Gnocchi This is another "fake out", quick dish that looks like it took you forever to make.  Fresh, homemade pasta for a weeknight dinner?  Yes, it's possible with this recipe.  Not only that, but it's dairy free and gluten free.  It will please paleo folks and vegans alike.  These little guys also pair perfectly [...]

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Grandma’s Zucchini

By |2017-01-15T14:24:46-05:00October 20th, 2015|Lunch/Dinner, Recipes|

Grandma's Italian Zucchini Stew (Whole 30 Compliant) Every summer, when zucchini are in abundance fresh from the garden, I get a hankering for my gradmother's zucchini stew.  It's a simple dish that uses minimal energy and tastes like summer. My grandma used to make this every time we came to visit her in the summer.  We'd spend [...]

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