Fourth of July – basic burger & veggie skewers

burgers happen to be something that our whole family can eat together despite k’s allergies. so it was a easy Fourth of July meal: easy peasy burgers and grilled vegetable skewers!

cooking tools

  • frying pan
  • grill
  • wood skewers – and/or –
    mini straws
  • circle cookie cutter

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recipe: spaghetti with broccoli and shrimp in butter

since the little one can’t have garlic, m & i don’t keep fresh garlic in the house anymore. common foods,  including tomato sauce and snacks, that often include garlic we try to keep sealed or don’t eat when k is around.

so i wanted to have a quick meal the other day and was going to just have some pasta and tomato sauce. i ran out of tomato sauce and didn’t have any garlic. i was baffled for a little while. then i realized what would be the most basic sauce: butter! so, i just boiled some pasta, steamed some broccoli and shrimp, then added a pat of butter and tossed it. yum!

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tomato, corn, avocado and crab salad

recipe: tomato, corn, crab and avocado salad

since i had some extra crab from the avocado crab salsa, i looked for another recipe to try and found this one online. it looked so good that i had to try it! i wanted to share it with k so instead … Continue reading recipe: tomato, corn, crab and avocado salad

recipe: avocado crab salsa

quinoa enchilada casserole with avocado crab salsai had a big ripe avocado so i wanted to use it before it goes bad. then m picked up some lump crab meat so i looked for a recipe that had both and this was it!

since it’s just a salsa, i used it as a topping for the quinoa enchilada casserole i made as the main course for dinner. the two dishes worked so well together … it was MFEO! Continue reading “recipe: avocado crab salsa”

recipe: quinoa enchilada casserole

quinoa enchilada casserole with avocado crab salsai picked up some black beans recently and went online to find a fun dish and this was it! packed with protein, vegetables and omegas. yum!

since i was also making an avocado crab salsa, i thought the flavors would work really well together so i mixed ’em up. YUMMY!

cooking tools

  • 1 medium saucepan
  • 1 2qt baking dish
  • baking dish cover – or – aluminum foil

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recipe: roast cinnamon squash and beets

after trying the roast squash, sweet potato/yams and apple dish, i found this roasted squash and beets recipe and knew it would be a good side dish as well. the apple cider vinegar and cinnamon gave it a nice aroma. while the original recipe included maple syrup but i didn’t think it was necessary so i just skipped it.

roast squash and beetscooking tools

  • large mixing bowl
  • baking pan
  • parchment paper

ingredients

  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 2 medium beets
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

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recipe: foil baked lemon salmon with asparagus and mushroom

after i mistakenly made baked lemon salmon last week instead of foil-baked, i finally tried the correct recipe. i love foil-baked recipes because the “steaming” method keeps the food inside juicier and the flavors of the various ingredients, here the salmon, asparagus … Continue reading recipe: foil baked lemon salmon with asparagus and mushroom

recipe: butternut squash kale and parsnip hash

after trying the roast squash, sweet potato/yams and apple dish, i was open to trying another roast vegetable dish. the original recipe had pancetta but since i wanted to keep it vegetarian, i substituted it with a flavorful vegetable: parsnip. yum!

ingredientsbutternut squash, kale and parsnip hash

  • 1 small (around 1 pound) butternut squash
  • 1 organic baby kale
  • 2 parsnips
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

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recipe: roast squash, sweet potato/yams and apple

the combination of squash, sweet potato/yams and apple sounds so great that i was eagerly awaiting the day i could make this (after we went through some leftovers)! i added very little oil and held off on the vinegar because i used this dish as an intro for k to olive oil. next time i make it i’ll add the vinegar and see if it bumps up the flavor! but without it, it was still a sweet flavorful veggie dish.

cooking tools

  • small mixing bowl
  • large mixing bowl
  • baking pan

ingredients

  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 1 sweet potato/yam
  • 1 organic apple
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar *optional

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