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Recipe: Cheese Broiled Tomatoes on Spaghetti

 

Spaghetti with tomato sauce can get old quick. Here’s an alternative meal with simple ingredients that you can whip up in no time:

Recipe: Cheese Broiled Tomatoes on Spaghetti
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Ingredients
  • 1 box of spaghetti (I used whole wheat above)
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¾ cup of fresh basil (I substituted with ¼ cup of dried basil)
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta in salted water. Drain the water when the pasta is cooked but still firm when you bite it.
  2. Heat your broiler, and cut tomatoes into 4 thick slices (12 slices total).
  3. Arrange tomatoes in a single layer on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle salt, pepper, mozzarella, and Parmesan evenly over slices.
  5. Broil tomato slices for about 5 minutes.
  6. Warm olive oil with garlic and red pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat for a couple of minutes.
  7. Combine the garlic oil and basil to the pasta.
  8. Put your tomatoes on top along with some additional basil and Parmesan. Serve and enjoy!

 

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Recipe: Black Bean & Toasted Corn Tacos

These are soo delish and really easy to make. You can add or subtract ingredients easily without messing up the recipe. If you use the following ingredients, it will be a little spicy. ;)
Recipe: Black Bean & Toasted Corn Tacos
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup of black beans (drained/rinsed)
  • ½ cup of chunky salsa
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 cup frozen corn (thawed)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 6-inch corn tortillas
  • ¼ cup cilantro
Optional
  • 2 green onions
  • Sour cream to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Put beans, salsa, garlic, and 1 teaspoon of cumin into a saucepan and simmer.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook 5-6 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and mash beans with a fork to make for a creamier filling.
  5. Get a skillet out, and put cooking spray on it. Heat to medium-high.
  6. If your corn is wet, wrap up in a paper towel to soak up any water. Then, put corn (in a single layer) onto the skillet.
  7. Put the other teaspoon of cumin, pepper, and cayenne pepper over corn and cook for 5 minutes until golden, stirring frequently.
  8. Back tortillas on a baking sheet for a few minutes until they are crisp.
  9. Load each tortilla with beans, corn, cilantro, green onions, and sour cream.
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Recipe: How to Make Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

gluten-free chick nuggets

A few weeks ago, I started my daughter on a gluten-free diet. One of her favorite foods is chicken nuggets, so I decided to share this recipe with you guys!

Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets
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Ingredients
  • 1-lb of chicken breasts or tenders
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 cups of Honey Nut Chex (Gluten free)
Optional Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees.
  2. Crush up your Chex Mix into a large Ziploc bag. I simply used a rolling pin, but if you have a Ninja or Magic Bullet I would suggest using it.
  3. Combine pepper, onion powder, and Italian seasoning into the Ziploc bag.
  4. Cut your chicken into small squares.
  5. Put your eggs into a bowl and dip your chicken in the egg.
  6. Drop your chicken into the Ziploc bag and shake it around until it’s covered with the mixture.
  7. Place the covered chicken onto a lightly greased baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes in the oven.
  8. Pair it with your favorite dipping sauce, and serve!
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