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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Posted by on Jan 16, 2020 in blog | Comments Off on Sweet and Sour Chicken

When I tasted this recipe for the first time, I felt like I had cracked open the portal into another world of recipe possibilities: homemade Chinese takeout. While I love cooking, I also really love convenience and it’s easier to dial the local takeout place and order delivery. Plus, I actually have never ventured into the realm of making Asian inspired dishes, since I know it is not my strong point. Both of these mindsets have changed. Did you know that ketchup is the base for sweet and sour sauce? It is such a great excuse to whip out my Mama Jess Garden Organic Ketchup and enjoy some extra veggies snuck into this meal! This recipe, while it is not the...

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Roasted Veggie Winter Salad

Posted by on Jan 9, 2020 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Roasted Veggie Winter Salad

In the spirit of continuing to succeed at our New Year’s Resolutions, I’ve “developed” a winter salad recipe for you! When I say “develope” I mean “I put together two healthy things that I loved and added a dressing on top, making it completely irresistible” so I decided to share it with you all. I hope you are prepared for this to become your go-to obsession for the next week. What I love about this recipe: it is simple to make (just roast and go), packed with veggies (literally the recipe calls for salt, olive oil, veggies, cheese (optional) and an oily/herby dressing on top. That’s it.), plus it is a great thing...

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Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020 in blog | Comments Off on Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan

Happy 2020! We know a lot of the New Year’s Resolutions out there include incorporating healthier foods into your diets, cutting down on sugar and carbs, and possibly even cooking more dinners at home. So today, we thought we would bring you a recipe that covers all of those: Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan. We love it because: it fills you up like chicken parmesan would (but with a delicious veggie substitute!), it is not breaded (less carbs!), and it is topped with our Mama Jess Garden Organic Pasta Sauce (no added sugars!). Plus, you can make this no-hassle meal in less than an hour (with minimal cleanup!). We recommend serving it with cauliflower gnocchi or even...

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One Skillet Lemon Chicken with Rice

Posted by on Dec 27, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on One Skillet Lemon Chicken with Rice

It’s been a crazy week. Not only because of the holidays but with Christmas being on a Wednesday, I feel like my schedule is getting thrown off for two and a half weeks! Today is a Friday, but it feels like a Monday because I spent yesterday cooking for the week, which I usually do on Sunday… The good news about spending yesterday cooking for the week, though, is I get to bring you this delicious one-skillet dinner: Lemon Chicken and Rice. This has actually been a go-to recipe of mine for a while, but I have been refining it (more lemon, subbing olive oil for the butter, and adding spinach). Today, I finally feel like it has been refined enough to share it with...

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Mini Spaghetti Nests

Posted by on Dec 19, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Mini Spaghetti Nests

One of my favorite childhood memories from the holidays was helping my mom bake and cook. From cookies for our neighbors to dinner on Christmas Eve, I was able to get my hands dirty and create something delicious. It was such a special time that led to my passion for cooking and baking later. Today I have brought you a recipe that is fun to make with your kids this holiday season (or whenever!), and even more fun for your kids to eat. It’s like a mini dinner packed into a muffin shape. Enjoy these spaghetti nests with a dash of Mama Jess Garden Organic Pasta Sauce. Mini Spaghetti Nests 2019-12-19 12:05:12 Yields 24 Write a...

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Crockpot Sweet Potato Chili

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Crockpot Sweet Potato Chili

Winter is coming…and we are prepared! The goal: to bring you an easy crockpot recipe to keep you warm during these cold, cold evenings. This recipe is straight from Courtney at @ALifeFromScratch (follow her on Instagram for more amazing recipes!) and it is our new favorite way to enjoy healthy, comfort food at the dinner table. We love this recipe because, while it is vegetarian, it doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the traditional flavor and heartiness of chili. If you’re looking to add a bit more protein, I recommend browning some ground beef and adding it to the crockpot. We will definitely be enjoying this one again!  Xoxo, Claire and...

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