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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Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups

Some of the best things are made by accident. The Post-It Note. The Microwave Oven. Even Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yes, I looked these up to make myself feel like I am in better company because today’s recipe was an accident…a delicious accident.  It was supposed to be a Pizza Stuffed Chicken Breast. But then I didn’t realize that I bought chicken tender cutlets instead of chicken breast. At this point, they were going to be Chicken Pizza Roll-Ups. Then I forgot to add on the pepperoni. So, here we have Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups. And let me tell you, they will stay on the menu. But to be honest, anything that includes Mama Jess Sauce is delicious, accident and...

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Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Swirls

Posted by on Nov 26, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Swirls

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!! Whether you are cooking, hosting, or a guest, we have an appetizer recipe to bring you today that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. These Cranberry Brie Swirls taste like fall and make you feel oh so cozy with every bite. I wish I could take full responsibility for this delicious dish, but I actually got the recipe from Half Baked Harvest, and it was so fantastic I had to share. This recipe only calls for 5 ingredients, but I added in walnuts as a surprise 6th ingredient. It takes minutes to prepare (just make sure the puff pastry dough is properly thawed!) and minutes to bake. My only recommendation though…make sure to double the...

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Veggie Gratin

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Veggie Gratin

It’s almost the most wonderful day of the year…the holiday that is all about FOOD! As you can probably tell, here at Mama Jess, we have a lot of love for Thanksgiving because it combines all of our favorite things: family, friends, and food. After last year’s popular Thanksgiving appetizer blogs (see them below), we thought we would spotlight a side dish. Since the food at the table can get extremely heavy in your stomach, we decided this year to search for a lighter dish that is heavy on taste. This Veggie Gratin is full of simple flavors that go together perfectly, and when served warm, it takes its place perfectly on your plate next to the turkey, stuffing, and...

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Cauliflower Baked “Ziti”

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in blog, blogs | Comments Off on Cauliflower Baked “Ziti”

Are you ready for a healthy recipe that is filling and oh so satisfying? Enter this Cauliflower Baked “Ziti” filled with protein, veggies (both in the dish and in our Mama Jess Sauce!), yummy cheese, and lots of spices. This is the perfect comfort food for these chilly days to keep you nice and warm (because apparently winter has come early). So, grab a jar of Mama Jess Garden Organic Pasta Sauce and let’s get to work! The trick to this recipe, as recommended by Delish is to break the cauliflower up into small florets (I didn’t make mine small enough!) and to blanch them. That way you get these perfectly tender florets that aren’t mushy. You can find the...

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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in blog | Comments Off on Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

In my opinion, the best part about the cold weather is…soup! I could eat soup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and actually, I have been known to do just that). I love how easy it is to make once and eat for days. It’s perfect to bring to the office or school in a thermos…I could go on and on about how much I love soup. So today I am sharing this delicious recipe for vegan butternut squash soup. This thick and creamy soup is made with seasonal flavors and it is the perfect thing to keep you warm during these inevitable snowy days! Enjoy! Xoxo, Claire and the Mamas at Mama Jess Vegan Butternut Squash Soup 2019-11-07...

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