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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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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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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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Rueben Pinwheels with Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Rueben Pinwheels with Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

This week, I was browsing my saved Pinterest recipes, trying to find something fun to bring to a friend’s house for Book Club. I didn’t have a lot of time…or a lot of patience…and then I came across these Rueben Pinwheels from Belly Full (I adapted from the original recipe). No oven time, minimal mess, and fun enough to elevate my food contribution to the group from “boring but good” to “fun and delish”. These are also perfect for a sandwich alternative in lunch boxes! Now you’re an even cooler mom! The best part? I used my trusty Mama Jess Organic Ketchup to make some homemade Thousand Island dressing to add to the pinwheels! No sugar added,...

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Buffalo Cauliflower Nuggets

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Buffalo Cauliflower Nuggets

This one is for all of you buffalo wing lovers who don’t love looking at the buffalo wing nutrition labels. Save the guilt, keep the taste is my motto which is why I LOVE these buffalo cauliflower nuggets! Cauliflower is just the craziest vegetable because it can transform into anything: mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, rice, and now chicken nuggets?! Yes. It really is magic. Put these out with some ranch dipping sauce for an after school snack, or a guilt-free game day dish. And if you don’t love buffalo sauce (like I do), try them with barbecue, honey mustard…the options are endless! Xoxo, Claire and Mamas at Mama Jess Buffalo Cauliflower...

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