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Veggie & Protein Packed Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019 in blog, blogs, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Veggie & Protein Packed Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Happy Thursday, Mamas! I am so excited to share this less-than-30 minute pasta recipe with you today, it’s packed full of veggies, protein, and Mama Jess pasta sauce of course! I have always joked that one of my special talents is turning anything in the fridge into a delicious pasta dish, and I am proud to say that I have succeeded once again. Which means I’m sharing it with you! The special part about this dish, though, is in the sauce! I chose to take our no-sugar added, veggie-based pasta sauce and add in a dash of heavy whipping cream to create a luscious creamy tomato sauce and it was such a treat! PS: the leftovers are even better because the pasta has...

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Roasted Cauliflower “Nachos”

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Roasted Cauliflower “Nachos”

Here at Mama Jess, we are constantly trying to think up new ways to make our old favorite snacks and meals healthy. With school back in session in less than two weeks (we are almost there!) we wanted to provide you with some kick-butt snacks to have in your arsenal for when everyone gets home hungry (husbands included). So today, we bring you roasted cauliflower nachos. Cheesy, savory, packed with veggies, topped with classic nacho toppings, and oh so simple…you can’t go wrong with these! I used a full head of cauliflower rather than frozen because it will crisp better when roasted if the cauliflower is dry. This recipe is quick to pop in the oven for a...

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Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

I received the gift that keeps on giving for Mother’s Day: an Air Fryer! This thing is practically magical. I have been making french fries, crunchy veggies, and even crispy chicken nuggets for my son who can’t have grains…it’s the best! It has essentially replaced our toaster oven and I think we all like it better…Quick plug: it’s from Costco and you can find it HERE. This week I took on a family favorite: Eggplant Parmesan because it’s eggplant season! Top it with Mama Jess Garden Good Organic Pasta Sauce and you have a no sugar added, veggie-packed, low carb meal! Xoxo, Jess and the Mamas at Mama Jess Air Fryer...

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Butternut Squash Fries with Fry Sauce

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Butternut Squash Fries with Fry Sauce

I have a confession: I am obsessed with French fries. Waffle fries, steak fries, frites, curly fries…I don’t have a type. Lately, though, I have been exploring recipes for a cleaner, healthier version of the French fry. First, I settled with a sweet potato fry (using this recipe, just with sweet potatoes!), but I wanted to go even healthier. Enter the Butternut Squash Fry. A simple recipe both in the instructions and in the ingredients, and I love squeezing in another veggie serving for the day while still feeling like I’m indulging. The only thing missing was a fantastic sauce to dip these in. (Pro tip: when de-seeding the squash, keep the seeds to roast! Such a...

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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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Lemon Buttermilk Scones

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lemon Buttermilk Scones

Surprise! We decided to grace you with not one…but TWO scone recipes! Consider it our early Mother’s Day gift for all of your lovely ladies. For all of the lemon lovers out there, this is such a delicious recipe that the 8 scones didn’t even make it to breakfast…they were entirely consumed by my family approximately 20 minutes after coming out of the oven. Let that be a warning… While I would love to say this recipe is my creation, I actually followed Baker Bettie’s recipe to a T, which you can find here: https://bakerbettie.com/lemon-scones-with-lemon-glaze/. But I will also write it out for you below. Super easy to...

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