dinner party balsamic roasted peppers

INGREDIENTS 1.5 lbs. mixed baby peppers 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar INSTRUCTIONS Heat the oven to 450ºF convection. (If you don’t have convection, don’t worry — your peppers may just take a little bit longer.) Place peppers in a 9×13-inch pan or something similar, see …

Banana Peach Smoothie

Ingredients 1/2 cup nonfat Vanilla Greek yogurt 1 cup 1% milk 2 sliced peaches 1/2 banana Instructions Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Recipe Notes It’s best to use frozen peaches. You can slice fresh peaches and freeze them or use frozen peaches from the grocery store. If your peaches aren’t frozen, …

My Mother’s Delicious Pumpkin Bread

INGREDIENTS 2 c. sugar 1 c. canola oil 4 eggs 16 oz. canned pumpkin (not pie filling) 3/4 cup water 3 c. flour 2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. table salt 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. cloves (optional) 1/2 tsp. nutmeg (or less) 1/2 tsp. allspice (optional) INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease 2 standard …

Cream Corn & Pea Pasta Salad

INGREDIENTS 8 ounces Rotini or other small pasta 8 slices turkey bacon 1 cup sweet peas I used Libby’s Sweet Peas Pouch 1 cup corn kernels I used Libby’s Sweet Corn Pouch 1/2 cup finely diced red pepper 1/2 cup finely diced green or red onion 2 tablespoons cilantro or parsley optional Dressing Ingredients: 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons white wine or plain vinegar optional 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste …

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Chicken

Ingredients For the Chicken 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts or about 2-3 medium chicken breasts 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon oregano or Italian seasoning salt and pepper to taste 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 oz baby Bella mushrooms 1/4 cup onion minced 3-4 cloves garlic minced 1 1/2 cups heavy cream (or light cream, or half & half) 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons fresh herb of choice optional Instructions …

SHRIMP AVOCADO QUINOA BOWLS

1 avocado pitted and sliced 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce or your favorite greens 1/2 cup tomato diced 1/4 cup onion diced (optional) Lime for dressing For the quinoa 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa any variety white or golden, red, or black 1 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt For the Shrimp 1/2 pound shrimp shelled and deveined 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon paprika 1 clove garlic crushed (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder) 1/4 teaspoon EACH salt, onion powder, thyme, …

THE BEST CRISPY BAKED ZUCCHINI FRIES

3-4 large zucchini 1 cup bread crumbs panko or Italian or a mixture of both 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese optional 2 eggs 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 tsp garlic powder optional salt and pepper to taste Instructions Pre-heat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and lightly grease with oil. Set aside. Combine 2 eggs in …

5 MINUTE BUFFALO CHICKEN WRAPS

INGREDIENTS 2 cup cooked chicken shredded or chopped (rotisserie, shredded, or grilled) 1/2 cup buffalo sauce or 1/3 cup hot sauce + 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 cup shredded lettuce 1/4 cup ranch or blue cheese dressing 4 medium flour tortillas Optional fillings: tomato onion, shredded cheese INSTRUCTIONS In a large bowl, combine the cooked chicken and buffalo sauce until the chicken …

SOFT AND CHEWY PUMPKIN OATMEAL COOKIES

INGREDIENTS 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled) 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (115 grams) unsalted butter softened to room temperature 1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar lightly packed 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar 1 large egg yolk room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/3 cup (80 grams) pumpkin puree squeeze out excess moisture with paper towels* 1 and 1/2 cups (150 …

How Much Omega-3 Should You Take Per Day?

Omega-3 fatty acids have many health benefits. The best way to get them is by eating fatty fish at least twice a week, but if you don’t eat fatty fish often, you should consider taking a supplement. However, it’s important to make sure your supplement contains enough EPA and DHA. …