Quick Sun-dried Tomato Olive and Spinach Pasta

Perfect for those nights where you are not inspired or super crunched for time, this Quick Sun-dried Tomato Olive and Spinach Pasta is ready in just as much time as it take to cook a pot of spaghetti. The true kicker is it’s so good, it’s totally company-worthy! 

Perfect for those nights where you are not inspired or super crunched for time, this Quick Sun-dried Tomato Olive and Spinach Pasta is ready in just as much time as it take to cook a pot of spaghetti. The real kicker is it's so good, it's totally company-worthy!

If there was one dish that I would absolutely not mind eating every single week, and even several times a week, it would be this one. In fact, I always make sure to have all the ingredients needed to make it on hand, in my fridge and pantry.  

This beauty has instantly become a big favorite in this household, and with reason. I mean, not only does this dish come together super quickly (you’ll probably have to wait on your pasta being ready before you can toss them in with the rest of the stuff) but it’s also crazy delicious. So good in fact, it’s totally company worthy. Especially if said company happens to show up last minute and unannounced. No big deal. If that happens, just do a double, or even triple batch. Be warned though: if you serve them this Sun-dried Tomato Olive and Spinach Pasta, there’s a good chance that they’ll make a habit of showing up on the fly like that. 

And if you’re cooking just for yourself, you can just as easily halve the recipe. Or do a full batch and reheat the leftovers later. 

Seriously this is a recipe you will want to know by heart – and won’t have a hard time learning either! 

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Oven Roasted Beet Salad

Don’t redecorate the kitchen or waste another piece of foil to cook your beets! Simply throw them whole in a Dutch oven, to concentrate and seal in their sweet and earthy flavor, then easily turn them into this nutrition-packed, scrumptious Oven Roasted Beet Salad!

Don't waste another piece of foil to roast your beets in the oven! Simply throw them whole in a Dutch oven, to concentrate and seal in their sweet and earthy flavor, then easily turn them into this nutrition-packed, scrumptious Oven Roasted Beet Salad!

Beets = crazy good stuff, right? Right! They’re so sweet and juicy and have this super delicious and very distinct earthy flavor that keeps you coming back for more. And best of all is they’re just as good for your body as they are for your taste buds.

Their one serious drawback though is that they’re not much fun when comes the time to cook them. The sweet, earthy and delicious little buggers are worse than tomato sauce if you boil them on the stove top. No matter what you do, they splatter all over the place and quickly turn your entire kitchen all kinds of shades of pink!

Luckily, there’s a very easy solution to that problem: take things down into the oven! You could wrap the beets in aluminium foil and bake them just like you would potatoes, but then you’d end up wasting a whole bunch of precious aluminium foil. I’ve an even easier option for you: just grab your beets and shove them into a Dutch oven, then grab a magazine and read while they are happily roasting away, entirely mess — and waste — free!

No fuss, no mess, no waste… and you’ll get the best tasting beets you will have ever eaten. And when all is said and done, you can choose to eat your beets as is, or just as easily turn them into this crazy delicious Oven Roasted Beet Salad.

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Spinach Quinoa Salad with cashews, orange, water chestnuts and pomegranate seeds

This Spinach Quinoa Salad with cashews, orange, water chestnuts and pomegranate seeds is so pretty and tasty, it’ll have no trouble finding a spot on your Christmas menu. But really, don’t go saving it just for the occasion: it’s just as spectacular any other day of the year!

This Spinach Quinoa Salad with cashews, orange, water chestnuts and pomegranate seeds is so pretty and tasty, it'll have no trouble finding a spot on your Christmas menu... but really, no need to save it for the occasion: it's just as spectacular any other day of the year!

You know how I love me a good salad, right? In fact, salads are something that I tend to eat with practically every meal, regardless of the season… or the occasion, for that matter!

Even on Christmas, I like to have some kind of salad on the table. Of course, I like to dress it up for the occasion, though! Like this beauty, right here, for instance. It looks so pretty with all its jewel-like colors, its beautiful reds and vibrant greens, I’m sure you’d have no problem fitting it into your Christmas menu, even if your guests or family members weren’t really into eating “rabbit food” on the big day.

You can make this one a few hours ahead of time, and it comes together in mere minutes, really, providing that you have leftover quinoa in your fridge. If you don’t, simply take a few minutes the previous day to cook a cup of dry quinoa and then leave that in the fridge to cool until the next day.

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Vegetarian Moussaka

A perfect option for your meatless meals, this super filling, delicious and nutritious vegetarian moussaka is guaranteed to please even those who think they’re not big fans of eggplant!

A perfect option for your meatless meals, this super filling, delicious and nutritious vegetarian moussaka is guaranteed to please even those who think they're not big fans of eggplant!

Although this Vegetarian Moussaka probably has very little to do with the authentic Greek dish — well, apart from the fact that it’s made with layers of sliced eggplants that is  — I think that it still deserves to be called Moussaka! The way I see it, it’s a super healthy and tasty vegetarian version of an already crazy delicious classic. 

Honestly, I don’t think that the “real deal” has anything on this veggie version. The addition of chickpeas and lentils bring so much texture to the tomato sauce, while the thin eggplant slices practically melt in your mouth.  As for the cheesy topping, it just adds the perfect amount of tangy saltiness and brings the whole experience to a whole new level. 

Honestly, this vegetarian moussaka is so good, I think that it would convert just about any eggplant non-lover out there, and turn them into total believers!  


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