Summertime Watermelon Gazpacho

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Summertime Watermelon Gazpacho

The other night I decided to get a little ambitious and try a first-time recipe. I studied abroad in Spain in college and when it got muy caliente outside, Gazpacho was the preferred lunchtime dish. At first, I was apprehensive about the idea of cold tomato soup, but since I was such a fan of hot tomato soup, how bad could this be? Well, I got a sweet surprise when I took a sip (they drink it like a smoothie there!) because there was watermelon mixed in! The tanginess of the vinegar with the sweetness of the watermelon and just a touch of tomato kept me coming back for more. I did my best to replicate the recipe and I am proud to say, taking a sip took me straight back...

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Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket

Since the Fourth of July is around the corner, how about a lovely appetizer that requires little prep, less clean up, and feeds a lot? I love a good puff pastry recipe, and these cheesy pigs in a blanket just scream summer! Also, they just happen to taste best when dipped in Mama Jess Organic Ketchup! Heres how to make them: First things first, unroll a tube of croissant dough (I used this instead of puff pastry this time, just a bit easier to work with!) and slice each of the croissant triangles in half lengthwise. Lay them out on a flat surface. Oh yeah, don’t forget to pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees F. Next, let’s cheese ’em. I cut slices of...

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Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

Back at it again with the cauliflower rice! I pride myself in finding new ways to pack in several servings of veggies each day and lately, cauliflower rice has been the answer. No guilt, no bloating, and it’s so darn healthy. Today’s recipe was actually borrowed from Mason Woodruff, who was brilliant with this sweet and spicy combination. You can find his original recipe here: There are a couple of different multitasking steps that occur so read carefully. First, if you are using frozen veggies, steam them according to the package instructions (mine were microwavable and they worked like a charm)....

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Mini Taco Stuffed Peppers

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Mini Taco Stuffed Peppers

Summer is upon us, and if kids are still like I was many years ago, having snacks at the ready is imperative. Between baseball games, swimming lessons, day camp, and running around at the park, they work up quite an appetite! The important part is to find a balance between a snack that they will love and a snack that you will love for them (ahem, healthy). Today, I am featuring a new favorite recipe for something that checks both boxes: Mini Taco Stuffed Peppers. You already know that taco-anything is already a win, now pack it in veggies, dash on some cheese, and dip it in a fresh avocado crema and this is a game changer. I like making a bunch of these at once and...

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Almost-Famous Meatloaf

Posted by on May 24, 2019 in blog, blogs, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Almost-Famous Meatloaf

Here at Mama Jess, we think that meatloaf gets a bad rep. It is stereotyped for being children’s least favorite food (along with Brussels sprouts which is mind boggling) and its name does nothing to convey the delicious entrée that it is. What you hear is a loaf of meat but what you get is so much more! Which is why, today, I am posting my mom’s Almost-Famous Meatloaf recipe. Classic, delicious, and very easy to make. Disclosure: the other problem with meatloaf is that it is not very pretty to photograph… First things first preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, in a large bowl, add the eggs, milk, and breadcrumbs, stirring with a fork to combine. I let this...

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Cauliflower Rice Jambalaya

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Cauliflower Rice Jambalaya

Hello Mamas! Today I am bringing you the perfect “Oh Shoot I Still Need to Make Dinner” meal. It is packed with veggies and packed with a punch too! It’s an entree and side dish all in one so there is basically no fuss at all, and it takes less than 30 minutes to make. The other great thing? It features our sauce, of course! Here is what I am talking about: Cauliflower Rice Jambalaya. First things first: lets heat some olive oil up in a large sauté pan for a few seconds. Next, add in the garlic and onions, letting it all sauté until the onions are translucent. After a few minutes, add the diced peppers, stirring frequently until soft. Next, in goes the sliced...

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