#LastMinuteMeals

Zoodles Shrimp Scampi in 30 Minutes

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in #LastMinuteMeals, blog, blogs, recipes | Comments Off on Zoodles Shrimp Scampi in 30 Minutes

Earlier this week, I had a conundrum. I had less than an hour to make and eat dinner, but I wanted something healthy and homemade. The problem, which you mamas can probably see, is: it can be difficult to make, eat, and enjoy a healthy meal in less than an hour. But today, I may deserve a medal, because I achieved it. That being bragged about, I should probably admit something. I cheated just a wee bit. I have always wanted to be that woman who grows her own herbs to spice up her handmade pasta with a side of hand kneaded and baked bread…but tonight, time was of the essence, of course. So here is the confession: I bought pre-spiralized zucchini noodles and frozen...

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Gluten Free Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in #LastMinuteMeals, blog, blogs, good meals, recipes | Comments Off on Gluten Free Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Hello Mamas! If you have been following along on our Instagram this week (follow us at @MamaJessFounder) then you have noticed we have been having a #GrainFreeWeek! We have been staying away from all things gluten, rice, and even whole grains. Some of us on the team did it just to see if we could, some are resetting their bodies a bit, and some are living a ketogenic lifestyle! We figured it would be a great time to encourage our community of Organic and Healthy Mamas that going grain free can be easy and delicious with a few simple ingredient swaps and an open mind. Today, we are sharing a recipe for some absolutely delicious Broccoli Cheddar Soup that is completely...

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Instant Pot Whole Roasted Chicken

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in #LastMinuteMeals, blog, blogs, recipes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Instant Pot Whole Roasted Chicken

If the instant pot has not yet convinced you of its magical capabilities; perfectly cooking rice in half the time, making stock in mere minutes or even making yogurt, try adding this to the list: a perfectly cooked whole chicken.  Whole roast chicken is one of those meals that Ina and Gwenyth led me to believe was indeed ‘simple’ ‘easy’ and ‘elegant’.  But it took me three attempts before I was able to pull it off and I research this stuff like its my job. I was anticipating similar hurdles with whole roast chicken in the Instant Pot but I have been really pleasantly surprised. The pressure cooker cooks so...

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Weeknight Ratatouille

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in #LastMinuteMeals, blog, blogs, recipes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Weeknight Ratatouille

This may be our new go-to for a summer meal. I love grilling, don’t get me wrong, but something about ratatouille is deeply satisfying; a warm celebration of the amazing produce that is finally available.  And though it isn’t yet warm enough for garden-fresh vegetables here, our quick and easy variation on ratatouille provides enough flavor that you can use whatever vegetables are available to you year round.  We used sweet onions, eggplants (peeled and chopped for quicker cooking), zucchini, red bell peppers and cherry tomatoes. The cherry tomatoes are actually quite sweet lately, but feel free to use whatever variety is tasting the best. And if...

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Sloppy Joes and Feeding Teenagers

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in #LastMinuteMeals, blog, blogs, recipes | Comments Off on Sloppy Joes and Feeding Teenagers

Feeding our nearly-grown kids and teenagers can be a big challenge, even for us parents who love to cook. In our experience they are always hungry and always on the go. Between school, sports and extra curricular activities the pressure to have nourishing and delicious food at the ready is constant. And if you’re hoping to feed them real food, not just packaged snacks and fast food, it can get extra tricky. We’re all for recipes like this that offer the stick-to-your-ribs quality but also a heavy dose of vegetables. These sloppy joes (we called them spoon burgers growing up, anyone else??) are a new take on a classic recipe using only real food ingredients...

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Eggs in Purgatory with Mama Jess Garden Sauce

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in #LastMinuteMeals, blog, blogs, recipes | Comments Off on Eggs in Purgatory with Mama Jess Garden Sauce

Any dish that comes with sauce, egg yolk and a bit of kick is my kind of meal. This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner (meatless Monday anyone?) or a lovely one-pan weekend brunch. It’s a perfect #LastMinuteMeal because it cooks so quickly and uses minimal (and flexible) ingredients. You can punch up the spice with extra red pepper or leave it out entirely the way our kids prefer. And while we added cherry tomatoes and greens for added nutrition, you could also use grated zucchini or carrots if the smallest members of your family demand that the vegetables be hidden.  Start by sautéing shallots, garlic, red pepper (if using) and anchovy paste in...

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