Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Meatballs in Tomato Parmesan Sauce
Mar14

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Meatballs in Tomato Parmesan Sauce

YIELD: Serves 4 ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes TOTAL TIME: 6 hours, 15 minutes Ingredients 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed 1 pound ground beef 1 large egg 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats 1 1/2 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely shredded, plus additional for garnishing Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 (28 ounce) can whole Italian tomatoes, crushed by hand 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/3 cup...

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5 Vegan Snacks To Boost Your Energy Levels
Mar14

5 Vegan Snacks To Boost Your Energy Levels

Looking for a tasty vegan snack to munch on before your workout? Or maybe you need something plant-based to fight that dreadful afternoon dip. Whatever it may be, here are five good options to try when you need that effective energy boost. 1. Tofu Tofu is considered to be one of the most popular options when replacing meat in a vegan diet. A three-ounce serving of firm tofu is estimated to contain around 13 grams of protein Being a...

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Ask the Nutritionist: Getting Enough Protein
Mar14

Ask the Nutritionist: Getting Enough Protein

Here’s a formula to figure out how much protein you need, and yes, age can be a factor. Q: As a fairly new vegetarian, I’m not sure I’m getting enough protein. Is there a formula to figure out how much I need, and is age ever a factor? A: Protein is the major component of all of your body’s cells, and you’re right, it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough. Recent research indicates that we may need more than previously...

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Owl Cupcakes
Feb17

Owl Cupcakes

Cupcakes that make you wise! YIELDS: 24 PREP TIME: 10 MINS TOTAL TIME: 35 MINS INGREDIENTS 1 box chocolate cake batter, plus ingredients called for on box 1 16-oz. tub chocolate frosting 24 Oreos, halved 48 chocolate mini M&Ms 24 orange mini M&Ms DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350º and line 2 12-cup muffin tins with black cupcake liners. Prepare cupcake batter according to package directions. Scoop cupcake batter into liners and...

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Loaded Cauliflower Bake
Feb17

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

This tastes like classic macaroni and cheese but instead of noodles, there’s cauliflower. And lots of BACON. You definitely want to cook the cauli a little first so that it doesn’t take forever in the oven. After about 30 minutes, you won’t be able to stand it any longer. YIELDS: 8 SERVINGS PREP TIME: 15 MINS TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR INGREDIENTS 2 small heads cauliflower, cut into florets 2 tbsp. butter 3 cloves garlic,...

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Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake
Feb17

Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake

You are going to flip for this cheesecake. YIELDS: 1 PREP TIME: 30 MINS TOTAL TIME: 4 HOURS 30 MINS INGREDIENTS FOR THE TOPPING Cooking spray, for pan 1/4 c. unsalted butter 1/2 c. packed brown sugar 1 20-oz. can pineapple rings in juice stemless maraschino cherries FOR THE CAKE 1 box yellow cake mix 1/3 c. vegetable oil 1 c. pineapple juice 3 eggs FOR THE CHEESECAKE 3 (8-oz.) blocks cream cheese, softened 1 c. sugar 3 large eggs 1/4...

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Beef & Broccoli Noodles
Feb17

Beef & Broccoli Noodles

With soy sauce-infused flank steak and broccoli, these rice noodles are so much better than takeout. YIELDS: 4 SERVINGS PREP TIME: 15 MINS COOK TIME: 30 MINS TOTAL TIME: 45 MINS INGREDIENTS 12 oz. wide rice noodles or udon noodles 1/3 c. low-sodium soy sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced Juice of 2 limes, plus wedges for serving 1 tbsp. Sriracha 1 tsp. honey 3 tbsp. toasted sesame oil, divided 1 tbsp. cornstarch 3/4 lb. flank steak, thinly...

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Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Drizzle
Feb17

Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Drizzle

Win the brunch game with these whole-wheat carrot cake waffles topped with a sticky-sweet maple cream cheese glaze. YIELDS: 4 – 6 PREP TIME: 10 MINS TOTAL TIME: 45 MINS INGREDIENTS FOR THE MAPLE CREAM CHEESE GLAZE 4 oz. whipped cream cheese, softened 1/4 c. maple syrup FOR THE WAFFLES 3/4 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 c. whole-wheat flour 1/2 c. cornstarch 3 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 tsp. ground ginger...

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Chocolate cake recipe
Feb16

Chocolate cake recipe

Ingredients For the sponge 220g (7 3/4oz) unsalted butter, softened 220g (7 3/4oz) caster sugar 200g self-raising flour 4 large eggs 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp cocoa powder 2 tbsp milk small pinch salt For the ganache 300g (10oz) double cream 300g (10oz) dark chocolate Method Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Grease and line 2 x 20cm (8in) cake tins and set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the...

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Skillet Chicken with Creamy Spinach Artichoke Sauce
Feb10

Skillet Chicken with Creamy Spinach Artichoke Sauce

Perfectly golden brown, tender pan seared chicken breasts are topped with an easy to make, rich and flavorful spinach artichoke sauce. A recipe that’s so good you’ll want to add it to the dinner rotation! Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 18 minutes Total Time: 33 minutes Ingredients 4 (6 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp butter 3 cloves...

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Homemade Tomato Soup
Feb09

Homemade Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup makes for the perfect lunch or dinner especially when paired with fresh bread or grilled cheese for dunking. This soup is incredibly easy, it only requires FIVE ingredients, and the flavor is simply delicious! What more could you ask for? Servings: 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 2 (28 oz) cans Whole Plum or San Marzano Tomatoes 4 Tbsp salted butter 3 cloves garlic , minced 2...

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Buttermilk Pancakes
Feb09

Buttermilk Pancakes

The BEST Buttermilk Pancake recipe! They’re perfectly soft and fluffy and I’m yet to meet someone who doesn’t love them. This is one of our favorite breakfasts that we make again and again. Destined to be a favorite in your home too! Servings: 13 pancakes Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients 2 cups (10oz) all-purpose flour* 2 Tbsp granulated sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp...

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