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Creamy Orzo and Veggies

Date: October 7 Recipe: https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/one-pot-creamy-broccoli-orzo-dish/ Modifications: I think I followed the instructions pretty closely here. Time to table: 30-45 minutes or so Servings: I can’t remember how much leftover we had, but it certainly served us all for dinner. Erin: Like … Continue reading

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Veggie Chow Mein

Date: October 23 Recipe: https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/vegetarian-cajun-chow-mein/ Modifications: Used angel hair pasta because I couldn’t find chow mein noodles. Didn’t have oyster sauce so I used red chili sauce instead (not at all the same thing I realize but it tasted good) … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower Burrito Bowls

Date: September 2 Recipe: https://pinchofyum.com/roasted-cauliflower-burrito-bowls Modifications: Didn’t really follow the recipe exactly, but the idea is a great one! We had: Roasted Cauliflower tossed in taco seasoning, Rice, Black beans/corn mixed and sauteed, chopped lettuce, green onions, sour cream, cheese, avocado, … Continue reading

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Peach Chicken Salad

Date: July 11, 2019 Recipe: https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/peachy-chipotle-chicken-tortilla-avocado-rice-salad-fried-halloumi/#bo-recipe Modifications: Did not use halloumi cheese, it was $$$$, used feta instead (did not fry it either), used quinoa for the rice. I added some massaged kale in addition to the greens because I had … Continue reading

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Southwest Mango Kale Salad

Date: July 7, 2019 Recipe: https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/southwest-mango-kale-quinoa-chopped-salad/#bo-recipe Modifications: Used pumpkin seeds in the dressing instead of sunflower seeds. I only used one bunch of kale because the one I had was huge. Used frozen corn. Time to table: A million years. … Continue reading

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Salmon Pesto Pasta Salad

Date: June 25, 2019 Recipe: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/smoked_salmon_pasta_salad/ Modifications: Added pesto to the sauce – probably around 1/2 cup. Used baked salmon instead of smoked. Time to table: 30 minutes Servings: 5-6 adults – we had this for one dinner as a … Continue reading

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Pesto Chicken Tetrazzini

Date: March 25th, 2019 Recipe: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/pressure_cooker_pesto_chicken_tetrazzini/ Modifications: I added half an onion and didn’t follow the preparation instructions. What I did: Melt butter in dutch oven, saute onions, carrots and mushrooms until soft. Added in maybe a cup of chicken … Continue reading

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Tortilla Soup

Date: March 25th, 2019 Recipe: https://pinchofyum.com/instant-pot-sweet-potato-tortilla-soup Modifications: The first time I made this, I added a pack of chicken thighs and then shredded at the end. The second time I added a can of drained and rinsed black beans. I preferred … Continue reading

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Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo

Date: January 26, 2019 Recipe: https://pinchofyum.com/mushroom-fettuccine Modifications: I added a chopped onion in with the garlic and mushrooms. I’m not sure I had quite the amount of mushrooms this calls for, we just had some leftover, so used what we had. When … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

Date: January 23, 2019 (and many, many other times) Recipe: https://pinchofyum.com/instant-pot-wild-rice-soup Modifications: Always use an entire onion, and we add a pack of chicken thighs as it’s cooking. This particular version is more like a stew and isn’t very brothy – … Continue reading

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