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    Cheesy Vegetable and Rice Casserole

    This is a recipe you can go to when you have vegetables to use up at the end of the week. I take whatever I have left over, like a few servings of steamed broccoli or green beans, and mix it in with the base of this recipe. It’s based on a recipe from the Food Network. Ingredients: 3 Tbs butter 2 Tbs flour 1/2 Pound, sliced cremini mushrooms 1 Onion, diced 4 Garlic cloves, roughly minced 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (use less if you don’t like spice) 1 1/2 Cups milk of your choice 1/2 Cup vegetable broth (I use better than bouillon brand) 2…

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    Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

    I found myself with a few extra peppers  and thought I would try something new. This makes a great meal because you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand.  I like the combination of mushrooms and spinach with the spicy seasoning. My Mom gave me a jar of potlatch seasoning, which is supposed to be a seafood spice rub but I added a teaspoon to the filling for a little seasoning. Feel free to mix things up, I like the spiciness that the seasoning and pepper jack cheese provides. Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Ingredients: 2 Peppers, any variety 1 Cup quinoa, cooked (2 cups water to 1 cup quinoa) 1…

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    Baked Potato Slices

    This recipe is a combination of the best baked potatoes and roasted potatoes side dishes. If you’re counting calories, these are great because you’re eating half a potato and you don’t even know you’re missing it. The top also has a nice crispiness that I really enjoy. Ingredients: Baking Potatoes, scrubbed and sliced in half. As many as you like. Seasoned Salt Olive oil Method: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Spray your potatoes with olive oil. I love to use my misto.  Sprinkle potatoes with seasoned salt. Place an a foil lined cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Test potatoes with a fork, if…

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    Quinoa and Cheese

    This quinoa and cheese recipe is a perfect alternative for your mac and cheese cravings. It’s healthy and amazing. Quinoa and Cheese 1 1/2 Cups dry quinoa, cooked 2 Cups lightly steamed broccoli 2 Cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese 2 Eggs 1 Cup milk Crushed red pepper, to taste 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste Panko bread crumbs, enough for topping. Method: In a large bowl combine milk, eggs, red pepper, seasoned salt, garlic. In another bowl, combine cooked quinoa, broccoli, and cheese. Working with a few scoops at a time, incorporate the quinoa mixture into the wet mixture. Place mixture in a greased 13…

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    Roasted Red Potatoes

    Add this quick side dish to your meal. In about 25 minutes you’ve got an side to go with your veggies, like my farmers market green beans. Ingredients: 4 Red potatoes, chopped Sprinkle seasoned salt Sprayed olive oil from Misto Method: Quickly spray the bottom of a casserole dish with olive oil. Arrange potatoes with the cut side facing up. Spray potatoes with olive oil and lightly sprinkle seasoned salt on top. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes at 425 degrees until easily pierced with a fork. If you are cooking something else such as a casserole or baked chicken, use that temperature and adjust a longer time for a…

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