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Ten Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Recipes for Dinner 0

Ten Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Recipes for Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo


You know how weeknights are - you rarely have the time, energy and inclination to go digging through the fridge and pantry for a long list of ingredients, then prep and cook them. You need to prepare a meal that’s short on ingredients but is still packed with awesome flavor and able to please everyone at the table.
Well, here are 10 amazing recipes with just 5 (or fewer) ingredients that perfectly fit the bill.

Beefy Corn and Black Bean Chilli

1. Beefy Corn and Black Bean Chili

“My family loved it.” Renee

Everyone will think you spent hours cooking this yummy dish. Mix chilli powder blend into the ground round beef and cook until the beef is browned. Drain any excess liquid and stir frozen corn and black beans, as well as some beef broth and tomato sauce into the beef. Allow it to boil and then simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally. Serve with the optional toppings of sour cream and green onions. A quick and delicious chilli is always a treat – for the chef!

Prep time: 1 minute
Cook time: 27 minutes
Total time: 28 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/beefy-corn-black-bean-chili


2. Mustard-Stuffed Chicken

“I made this and it was really tasty and simple!” francescaplows

This dish has five ingredients, one of which is bacon and two are cheeses – how could it possibly NOT be good? Mix together some mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese and mustard. Cut two slits in each boneless chicken breast and stuff them with the cheese and mustard mixture. Wrap each breast with smoked, streaky bacon rashers and roast them in a pre-heated oven. Perfect!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4814/mustardstuffed-chicken


3. Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon

“Awesome!” SKATING11

There’s nothing fishy about this tasty fish dish. Use foil to line a shallow baking pan. Put in the salmon fillets, skin-side down. Top them with prepared Dijon-style mustard, salt, pepper and bread crumbs then a drizzle of melted butter. Bake in a pre-heated oven until done. Try this dish with whatever type of fish and mustard you have on hand – you might just be pleasantly surprised!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/22538/baked-salmon-fillets-dijon/


4. Emergency Meatball Sub Dinner

“Great Idea” Emily

This is a great way to use up leftovers. Warm up some frozen cooked meatballs in the microwave and some pasta sauce on the stove. Add the meatballs to the sauce to coat them. Place meatballs in a submarine sandwich roll and top with a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese. Heat each sandwich in the microwave until the cheese melts and serve. Mmm … tastes like a new family favorite!

Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes
Total time: 8 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/emergency-meatball-sub-dinner-30818

Breaded Baked Tilapia Recipe


5. Breaded Baked Tilapia Recipe

"Excellent.” DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina

Play around with the flavors in the breading and you could get away with serving this quick and easy dish very often, indeed! Mix together soft bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic salt and dried oregano. Use the mixture to coat the tilapia fillets. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and add the fillets. Bake in a pre-heated oven until done. Serve with some delicious vegetables and enjoy!

Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/breaded-baked-tilapia



6. Pasta with Goat's Cheese and Roasted Asparagus

“This is a very nice recipe.” starrling8

Nutritious and delicious come together beautifully in this dish. Add butter, salt and pepper to the asparagus and roast them in a pre-heated oven until tender. Boil some cavatappi pasta until just soft. Drain the pasta, setting aside some of the pasta water and place the pasta back in the pot. Whisk together goat cheese, butter, pasta water, salt and pepper until smooth. Add the asparagus to the pasta and pour in the cheese mixture. Toss to coat the pasta. Serve this simple yet bold dish with a garnish of chives.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.marthastewart.com/337672/pasta-with-goat-cheese-and-roasted-aspar


7. Spicy Chicken Chili

“Very good recipe and very easy to make!” iggylizardlizard

This spicy chilli dish is sure to warm you up on cold evenings. Lightly brown cut up chicken breasts. Add salsa-style chunky tomatoes and spicy chilli beans. Simmer uncovered until the chicken is cooked. Serve with a sprinkle of cheese. Grab a blanket and head for the sofa – it’s comfort food time!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/spicy-chicken-chili/713e1d00-7a30-4a52-a075-afd2c3411ec9

Silicone Egg Rings


8. Fusilli with Peas, Bacon and Ricotta

“Very easy to do and tasted delicious.” annie_boyle

This dish deserves a permanent spot on your weeknight dinner roster. Cook frozen peas in salted water until they turn bright green. Remove the peas from the water and add the fusilli pasta to cook until just soft. Drain the pasta, return it to the pan and set it aside. Fry the bacon until crisp, then add it along with some crumbled fresh ricotta cheese, salt and pepper. Toss to combine over low heat then serve. Cheesy and good!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/7907/fusilli+with+peas+bacon+and+ricotta


9. Grilled Spiral Franks

“The recipe looks tasty and fun!” Grandma

Here’s a nice “twist” on a tried and true weeknight favorite. Thread frankfurters on to soaked bamboo skewers. Use a knife to cut the frankfurter lengthwise as you turn it. Gently pull the frankfurter apart to reveal the spiral cut. Grill the frankfurter on a heated grill that has been sprayed with grilling spray. Serve in rolls with ketchup and spicy brown mustard. Serve these as a surprise and watch everyone’s face light up!

Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.readyseteat.com/recipes-Grilled-Spiral-Franks-7387.html


10. 5 Ingredient Sautéed Chicken and Broccoli Rabe with Black Olives, Sundried Tomatoes and Feta

“It was great!!” dandie101

This dish cooks quicker than it takes you to read out its name! Brown the pieces of boneless chicken breasts in the oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes. Add the tomatoes, olives, water, salt, pepper and broccoli rabe and cook them until the chicken is done and the broccoli has wilted. Serve with capellini pasta or rice, topped with crumbled feta cheese. Wonderful flavors in an easy dish.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/robin-miller/5-ingredient-sauteed-chicken-and-broccoli-rabe-with-black-olives-sundried-tomatoes-and-feta-recipe.html

10 Perfect Poached Egg Breakfast Recipe Ideas 0

Ten Perfect Poached Egg Breakfast Recipe Ideas

by Jacqueline Samaroo


Not sure why, but there something about a poached egg that just simply says “sophistication”. Seems like you can turn a simple homemade breakfast into fancy restaurant-worthy fare merely by swapping out your fried egg for a poached one instead!

Whatever the reason behind the poached egg’s enviable status, the fact is, we really do love them. So, finding more delicious ways to enjoy a poached egg is always a treat. Here are 10 wonderfully perfect poached egg ways to take things up a notch at breakfast time.

Eggs Benedict


1. Quick and Easy Eggs Benedict

“I really loved the hollandaise sauce, it was the best recipe I've tried” Mochi Puffs

Mighty tasty Canadian bacon and yummy hollandaise sauce make this quick and classic breakfast a delight! Fry the bacon and set it aside, then poach the eggs in 3 inches of boiling water with a little vinegar. Remove them after 3 minutes and set them aside. Melt some butter and get ready to make the sauce. Blend together egg yolks, cayenne pepper, salt and heavy cream adding half of the hot butter. Next in are lemon juice and the remaining butter. Top your English muffin with bacon, a poached egg and a drizzle of sauce. Breakfast is served!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Total time: 23 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/70628/quick-and-easy-eggs-benedict/


2. Farmhouse Hash with Pot-poached Eggs

“Very good!!” Vontrese D.

Here’s a hearty breakfast that gets an added boost from a poached egg. Sauté carrots, celery, yellow onions, red potato, Italian sausage and red pepper flakes with some salt, pepper, garlic and paprika. Once the sausage is cooked and the carrots and potatoes are tender, set it aside. Next, poach the eggs in simmering water with a little vinegar. Serve up the spicy hash with a poached egg on top and a sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste. Grab your fork and dig right in to this satisfying meal.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Total time: 27 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/farmhouse-hash-with-pot-poached-eggs-recipe.html


3. Veggie Poached Eggs

"Delicious and easy to make.” SWEETYSJD

If you have a “poached egg fear” – thinking you could never do them right – then here’s a good cheat for you. Add asparagus, carrots and spaghetti sauce to heated oil and cook until the vegetables are soft. If needed, add a little water then push the veggies aside to make room for the eggs. Crack each egg directly into the pot and allow them to cook until the whites are set and the yolks are still runny. Season with salt and pepper and serve. Feel free to experiment by switching up the vegetable and spices to suit your preferences– after all, that’s the best part of cooking!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/22178/veggie-poached-eggs/


4. BLT Salad with Poached Eggs

“Super easy, quick and flavoursome.” grobinson

Fried ciabatta bread adds a little extra crunch to this salad while the poached egg ups the nutrient profile and the deliciousness! Have your poached eggs ready then fry the bacon and set it aside to drain on paper towels. Next, fry up the bread and set it aside to drain, as well. Prepare the salad by tossing together some the bacon, tomatoes, chunks of the bread and salad leaves. Drizzle on some Caesar dressing and top with poached eggs. Serve and munch away in fine Italian trattoria style!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/25868/blt+salad+with+poached+eggs

Asparagus Salad with a Runny Poached Egg


5. Asparagus Salad with a Runny Poached Egg

“Great healthy recipe, made many times.” janex

Asparagus pairs really well with poached egg and this recipe adds some other great veggies to the works. Soak cooked beetroot in olive oil and vinegar. Place mixed leaves and cucumber on each serving plate and then blanch the asparagus and set it aside. Poach the eggs in simmering water, remove them and set them to drain. Lightly toss the beetroot with the salad leaves, cucumber and dressing. Top each plate with asparagus and a poached egg. Sophisticated, indeed!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Total time: 13 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/asparagus-salad-runny-poached-egg


6. Curried Poached Eggs

“They are a lovely breakfast, very quick and easy to make.” jnpj

Some persons tend to think poached eggs are on the bland side but this definitely spicy dish shows you can add some kick to them! Prepare the poaching water by adding coriander, cumin, curry powder, turmeric, salt and pepper and allowing it to boil then simmer. Gently add the eggs and cook them for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and drain them then go ahead and serve them up on crispy buttered toast. Flavorful!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/curried-poached-eggs-24685


7. Sweetcorn and Courgette Fritters

“Delicious.” Frantic Flapjack

You can simplify this dish a bit by doing just one thing at a time – for example, the fritters then the dressing and then the eggs. Mix together the spring onions, paprika, flour, courgette (zucchini), milk, beaten egg, sweetcorn and seasoning. Set it aside, put the poaching water on to boil and prepare the dressing using chilli sauce and lime juice. Add the fritter mixture a spoonful at a time to heated oil and cook until golden brown. While they are cooking set the eggs to poach in simmering water for about 3 minutes. To serve, top each fritter with a poached egg, some mixed salad leaves and a drizzle of the dressing. Sweet and filling!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/sweetcorn-courgette-fritters


8. Deep Fried Poached Egg Over Heirloom Tomato

“Absolutely divine!!” marixime

Some might feel the poaching method in this dish is easier to master. Have a bowl of iced water and pan lined with paper towels ready. Boil some water, remove the pot from the heat, add the eggs, cover the pot and set it aside for three minutes. Carefully remove the eggs and place them in the iced water before transferring them to the paper towels. Set up an “assembly line” of flour in a shallow dish, beaten eggs in a bowl and a bowl of panko seasoned with salt and pepper. Carefully coat each poached egg with flour, then with beaten egg, then with panko and set it aside. Fry each coated egg until golden brown. Serve by topping a seasoned slice of tomato with an egg. Mmm - tastes even more indulgent than it looks!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/claire-robinson/deep-fried-poached-egg-over-heirloom-tomato-recipe.html


9. Persian Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce

“It was super easy to make, and the taste was even better :)” Yaniv R.

This dish proves that the simplest of ingredients, cooked in the simplest ways give the best tastes. Stir-fry onion and garlic until the onion just begins to brown. Add tomatoes and leave to simmer for a while before seasoning with salt and pepper. Make room for the eggs and carefully add them one at a time. Cover partially and allow it to cook until the eggs are as you like them. Yummy X 2!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/persian-eggs-poached-in-tomato-sauce


10. BLT Benedict with Avocado-Tomato Relish

“So easy and fresh!” flynnps

The tastes in this dish combine so well, but you can mix it up with some other of your favorites instead. Combine tomatoes, avocado, red wine vinegar, basil, garlic and olive oil with salt and pepper to taste. Poach the eggs in simmering water with a little of the vinegar. Spread mayonnaise on thick slices of bread and layer on arugula, bacon and an egg then top it off with the tomato-avocado mixture. That’s so good!

Total time: 23 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/blt-benedict-with-avocado

 



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Ten Quick And Easy Pasta Recipes For Dinner 0

10 of the Quickest and Easiest Pasta Recipes you can have for Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo


Nothing says “quick and easy” like pasta. It pairs so well with a variety of sauces, cheeses, vegetables and meats that you could say “Pasta goes with everything!”
Pasta comes in a range of shapes and textures, differing as well in terms of the ingredients and methods used to make them. “Pasta pundits” will argue that it is imperative for you to select the right type of pasta to match your dish.
Everyone will agree, though, that if you need a tasty dish in a hurry, going with pasta is a safe bet!

easy chicken alfredo
1. Easy Chicken Alfredo

“...quick, easy and yummy, too!” RXGIRL

We start off with a super easy and super tasty dish. Cook fettuccini or linguini until just soft. Drain it and set it aside. Heat together Alfredo sauce, cooked and cubed chicken breast, milk, sliced mushrooms and frozen vegetables. Serve the sauce over the pasta, grab a fork and jump right in!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/11970/easy-chicken-alfredo/


2. Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

“It is a great easy, healthy and tasty recipe” Yael H.

From the wine to the red pepper flakes, the flavors in this dish come together so well. Boil some penne pasta until just soft, drain and set it aside. Sauté the shrimp with garlic, salt and pepper until the shrimp is cooked through and has turned pink. Set it aside as well. Cook some tomatoes with basil, parsley and red pepper flakes then add in white wine, clam juice and heavy cream. Allow it to boil then lower it to a simmer until it thickens. Add in some Parmesan, the shrimp and pasta, plus some more basil and parsley. Toss and season with more salt and pepper, if you like. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of cheese and bask in all those compliments to the chef!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/penne-with-shrimp-and-herbed-cream-sauce-recipe.html


3. Creamy Lemon and Cabbage Pasta with Garlic Crumbs

“Tasty and easy.” stefaninny

Garlic crumbs add just the right amount of flavor to each mouthful of this yummy dish. Mix bread crumbs, oil and one finely chopped garlic glove. Spread the mixture on a baking tray and allow it to get crisp and golden in a preheated oven. Set it aside. Sauté garlic and onion then add white wine and lemon zest. After it has reduced a little, add crème fraiche. Set it aside but keep it warm. Boil twist, farfalle or penne pasta, adding in the cabbage when the pasta is just soft. Drain and toss with the creamy sauce, sprinkling the crumbs on top as you serve and enjoy its quiet sophistication.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1813668/creamy-lemon-and-cabbage-pasta-with-garlic-crumbs

Broccoli and Pecorino Pasta


4. Broccoli and Pecorino Pasta

“Delicious. A really tasty and nourishing meal.” robot

Broccoli and anchovies add tasty nutrition to this meal. Boil broccoli florets and puree some of them along with oil, coarsely grated pecorino (or Parmesan) cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Set the rest of the broccoli aside. Cook orecchiette pasta with the broccoli stalks and set them aside. Sauté garlic with chilies and anchovies then add in the broccoli-pasta and broccoli-cheese mixtures along with some rocket and salt. Toss until the rocket wilts. Add a squeeze of lemon and toss some more before serving topped with pecorino cheese. Have this flavorful dish with a bit of crusty bread and yes – it’s comfort food time!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/26892/broccoli+and+pecorino+pasta


5. Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus

“This was a great and easy weeknight meal.” Whygal

A creamy Alfredo sauce takes the lead in this dish! Cook the fettuccine pasta, drain it and set it aside. Sauté the asparagus with a little salt and pepper. Remove it from the heat and add in some lemon rind and lemon juice. Set it aside and keep it warm. Add vodka and garlic to the saucepan with melted butter, then add cream cheese and stir the mixture until smooth. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, milk, salt, pepper, pasta, a little pasta water and the asparagus. Serve with a sprinkle of chives for that little extra “pop” of flavor.

Total time: 23 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/fettuccine-alfredo-asparagus

 

Over 600 of the Best Quick & Easy Meal for you to Enjoy


6. One Pot Pizza Pasta Bake

“You had me at those mini pepperonis!” CAITLIN

Give your children a real treat with this dinner dish! Brown and crumble Italian sausage. Drain the excess fat then stir in pepperoni to heat through. Stir in oregano, tomato sauce, basil garlic powder, salt, pepper, rotini pasta and water. Let it boil then simmer until the pasta is cooked. Remove the pan from the heat and top it with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Place in a preheated oven and allow it to get melted and golden brown. Serve immediately with a garnish of parsley, if you like and enjoy your creation with everyone else at the table.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://damndelicious.net/2014/08/16/one-pot-pizza-pasta-bake/


7. Lemon Chicken Pasta

“Fantastic, delicious recipe!” AKFilm

Put some water to boil for the pasta. Combine flour and seasoning salt in a zip-top bag. Add bite-sized pieces of chicken and shake the bag to completely coat the chicken. Fry the chicken in garlic butter until brown. Add the penne pasta to the boiling water. While it’s cooking, stir chicken base into the chicken mixture, then add lemon juice, white wne and whipping cream. Let it simmer for a while before adding the drained pasta and giving it a final stir.

Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/lemon-chicken-pasta-222310

Easy Salmon And Spring Vegetable Pasta

8. Easy Salmon And Spring Vegetable Pasta 

“Easy and very tasty!” Huda D

Here is an easy dish to impress your dinner guests. Place farfalle or penne pasta in boiling water along with chopped carrots and green beans. Let them cook a little then add chopped courgettes and frozen peas and let it cook some more. Save a little of the pasta water as you drain it and return it to the pot. Add cooked salmon flakes, the pasta water, grated lemon zest and either crème fraiche or single cream. Season it with salt and pepper as you give it a good stir. Serve it with flair as you add a topping of grated Parmesan cheese.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.netmums.com/recipes/easy-salmon-and-spring-vegetable-pasta-my-daddy-co


9. Bucatini with Walnut-Parsley Pesto

“We've made this a lot, it's really good.” MissRoach

Simplicity is the charm of this tasty dish! Toast walnuts in a preheated oven until they are slightly dark then set them aside to cool. Use a blender or food processor to finely chop some of the toasted walnuts. Place them in a bowl to make your pesto and stir in garlic, parsley, oil and Parmesan then season it with salt and pepper. Cook the bucatini until just soft. Reserve some of the liquid as you drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Pour in the pesto and add sufficient of the pasta water to make a glossy sauce that nicely coats the pasta. Crush the remaining walnuts and use them along with some parsley to garnish your yummy meal!

Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/bucatini-with-walnut-parsley-pesto


10. Easy Skillet Lasagna

“This recipe came out very nice! MaryCeenan

The main word in this recipe is “EASY”. Grab a Dutch oven to brown up some ground beef with onion and bell peppers. Drain the excess oil and stir in Italian seasoning, tomato pasta sauce, sliced mushrooms, mafalda pasta and water. Let it boil, stirring occasionally then allow it to simmer until the pasta is cooked. Sprinkle (generously) with mozzarella cheese and serve already!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/easy-skillet-lasagna/9ffa61f3-36e8-4c7f-af2a-eefb4576417f

11 Fast And Simple Seafood Recipes 0

11 Quick And Easy Seafood Recipes For Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo

You are sure to have a winner on your hands when you decide to go with seafood for dinner. Whether you reach for saltwater fish, freshwater fish or shellfish, you’ll be treating your family to not just a great tasting meal but also to the many health benefits that seafood provides. From omega-3 fatty acids to high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals, seafood is one of the most nutritious food choices you can make.
These 11 quick, easy and delicious dishes are selected to give you just a little more reason to make tonight’s meal a seafood treat!

quick and easy Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe


1. Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

"Great recipe! Just the right balance.” Ajbsmith


Here is a colorful dish that’s sure to please. While the fettuccine cooks, sauté the scallops and shrimp until the scallops are opaque and the shrimp in pink. Set it aside and keep it warm. Sauté shallots until tender, add the garlic then the broth and wine. Let it boil then leave it to simmer until most of the liquid disappears. Stir in the cream and cook uncovered until thick. Stir in the drained pasta then add in the scallops, shrimp and cheese. Toss to coat, add a sprinkle of parsley and tomato then grab a fork and dig right in!

Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/seafood-fettuccine-alfredo


2. 20-Minute Seafood Pasta

“Great, easy recipe with little ingredients yet big taste.” ellasedman


Wonderful at the end of a tough day! Sauté onion and garlic, before adding tomatoes, paprika and stock. Allow it to boil then turn down the heat and let it simmer. Stir in the pasta and let it cook for a while then add the seafood mix. When the pasta is cooked and the seafood heated through, season to taste, add a sprinkle of parsley and serve with refreshing lemon wedges. A very tasty meal, indeed.

Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1940/20minute-seafood-pasta-

 

Over 600 of the Best Quick & Easy Meal for you to Enjoy

3. Tilapia With Black Beans and Corn

“We loved this!” DianeN

This dish truly takes MINIMUM effort. Stir together black beans, tomatoes, green chillis, corn, green onions, vinegar and oil. Set it aside. Sprinkle the fillets with salt and cook them in a hot skillet sprayed with oil. Serve topped with the bean -corn mixture. Easy!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.readyseteat.com/recipes-Tilapia-with-Black-Beans-and-Corn-5216.html


4. Cashew Salmon with Apricot Couscous

“Quite yummy” sunshine spirit

This dish pairs apricot and salmon for a sure dinner favorite. Mix together the yogurt, lemon juice, scallion greens, cumin and cilantro with a little salt and pepper. Set it aside. Cook the apricot with scallion whites, ginger and some salt until softened. Add water, let it boil and stir in the couscous. Cover it and set it aside, then fluff it with a fork once the liquid is absorbed. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and place it on a heated grill rack or in a heated boiler pan to brown and cook through. Serve the fish on top of the couscous and top it with the sauce. A sprinkle of cashews adds the final flair.

Total time: 35 minutes

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/249849/cashew-salmon-with-apricot-couscous/

Spaghetti with Shrimp in a Creamy Tomato Sauce


5. Spaghetti with Shrimp in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

This dish looks and tastes yummy. Peel and dry the shrimp. Season them with salt and pepper then sauté them lightly and set them aside. Season the onion, tomatoes, basil, garlic, chili flakes and butter with some pepper and cook them in wine. Meanwhile, boil the pasta, drain and set it aside. Stir heavy cream into the sauce when most of the wine has evaporated and then add in the shrimp. To serve, toss the pasta in the sauce and sprinkle on some Parmesan. Sooo tasty!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://natashaskitchen.com/2010/01/25/spaghetti-with-shrimp-in-a-creamy-tomato-sauce/


6. Parmesan Baked Salmon Recipe

“WHY haven't I known about this recipe my whole life?” QueenBayley

This dish is so simple to prep and cook. Drizzle the fish with lemon juice then cover it with a mixture of mayonnaise, cheese and pepper. Sprinkle cracker crumbs on top and bake in a preheated oven until cooked. That’s it, all you need now is a fork!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/parmesan-baked-salmon-recipe-75528.aspx

 

Over 600 of the Best Quick & Easy Meal for you to Enjoy

7. Grilled Swordfish with Lemon, Mint and Basil

“Just excellent.” ann b.

The sweet and mild flavor of the swordfish gets a flavorful boost from the sauce. Mix together some oil, lemon juice, mint, basil and garlic then season it with some salt and pepper. Use the mixture to brush the fish steaks and place the steaks on a preheated grill to cook. Serve with sauce drizzled over the fish. A wonderful blend of flavors!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/grilled-swordfish-with-lemon-mint-and-basil-recipe.html


8. Elegant Penne with Asparagus and Shrimp

“This was super easy and super awesome!” April Anne

Here’s a quick meal to impress your dinner guests (and yourself!) Cook and drain the penne then set it aside. Sauté onion and garlic then pour in some white wine and let it simmer. Add pepper flakes, asparagus and butter. When the asparagus is just tender, add the lemon juice and shrimp. Once the shrimp have cooked through, season with salt and pepper. Pour in the penne and toss then serve with a sprinkle of parsley and Parmesan. Elegant, simple and tasty!

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/163153/elegant-penne-with-asparagus-and-shrimp/

Michael Symon's Grilled Salmon and Zucchini Salad


9. Michael Symon's Grilled Salmon and Zucchini Salad

“Fantastic, simple recipe that tastes more complex that you'd expect.” ahatfield

This dish gives a new tasty meaning to “fast food”. Drizzle oil on the fillets and season them with salt and pepper. Cook them on a grill that’s been preheated at high heat. Combine and toss grated lemon rind, lemon juice, oil, salt, pepper, dill and zucchini. Serve the fillets topped with the salad and a sprinkle of almonds. Mmm!

Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/michael-symons-grilled-salmon-zucchini-salad


10. Creamy Seafood Stew

“Wonderful!” riskyangie

This is an example of what I like to call “Happy Stews” – just cooking them makes you feel good! Sauté the onion and celery first then add the garlic and sauté some more. Add wine and simmer until most of the liquid evaporates. Stir in stock and corn flour then season. Add dill and the seafood, let it simmer, then stir in some crème fraiche. Serve in warm bowls with prepared garlic bread and a sprinkle of dill. Comfort food!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1267642/creamy-seafood-stew


11. Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

“Easy and delicious.” ladyofwindsor

Whisk grits into boiling water and season it with salt and pepper. Leave it to thicken, stirring occasionally. Stir in Parmesan and butter then remove the grits from the heat and season again with some more salt and pepper. Cover and keep it warm. Add garlic cayenne pepper and seasoned shrimp to a pan with melted butter. Toss while cooking until the shrimp turns pink. Stir in water, parsley and lemon juice. Serve by topping the grits with the shrimp, sauce and lemon wedges.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/lemon-garlic-shrimp-and-grits-recipe.html

 

 

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10 Easy Poached Egg Recipe Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo



Poaching an egg is easy if you follow some simple tips to get it right. For example, the freshest eggs give the best results. Our first recipe will be your guide to making a poached egg any chef can be proud of. Once you have the hang of it, you can add poached eggs to a wide range of dishes to bump up the nutrient value and the taste. Happy poaching!

Easy poached egg recipe ideas

1. Perfect Poached Eggs

“This recipe cured me of my reluctance to poach eggs.” Pat R.

To start off, let’s poach the perfect egg! Using a deep pot, add enough water to come up about 1 inch on the sides. Add salt and white vinegar and bring to a simmer. Get a large, cold egg ready by cracking it into a custard cup, then use a spoon to make a whirlpool in the water and carefully drop the egg into the center of the vortex. Turn off the heat, cover and LEAVE IT ALONE for 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain and serve up your perfectly poached egg.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/perfect-poached-eggs-recipe.html


2. Poached Eggs Caprese

“Absolutely delicious!” Rhianna

You can’t tell by tasting that this Caprese is so easy to make. Set poaching water to boil while you toast a couple English muffins. Top the muffins with mozzarella and a thick slice of tomato. Poach your eggs with whites set and yolks just beginning to firm up. Arrange the eggs on the muffins with pesto sauce on top. Serve seasoned with salt and pepper. Impressive!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/153615/poached-eggs-caprese/




Egg Ring Set of 4 Blue



3. Ratatouille with poached egg

“This recipe was fantastic!” missanna1981

A poached egg is the perfect protein to serve up with this ratatouille dish. Sauté some onion, then garlic, add in eggplant and let it cook. Zucchini, capsicum and tomatoes are next. You let them simmer for until just cooked then season them with salt and pepper. Serve up your ratatouille with a poached egg and parsley on top. Healthy, tasty and fun to make.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/5352/ratatouille+with+poached+egg

Roasted aparagus poached egg and parmesan

4. Asparagus Salad Topped with Poached Eggs

“Simple and delicious” meredith_4

Roasted asparagus, a poached egg and Parmesan cheese? Wow! Preheat the oven and roast seasoned asparagus until they are very tender. Make a dressing of oil, salt, pepper, lemon zest, lemon juice, shallot and dry mustard. Next step is to poach the eggs and set them to drain. To serve, toss arugula in the dressing, topped with the asparagus and an egg. Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (as much as you please) is the garnish.

Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/asparagus_salad_poached_egg.html


5. Hangover Poached Eggs

“Wow! So yummy!” Beth Gambrell

I call these lazy eggs. Combine catsup, vinegar and water in a frying pan and bring to a boil. Add butter, then the eggs and allow it simmer covered with a tight fitting lid. Serve on toast, topped with cheddar cheese. Despite the name, no hangover is required but just in case you do have one, this dish is easy to make!

Prep time: 4 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/hangover-poached-eggs-92651


6. Spaghetti marinara with poached eggs

“Why have I never done this before?” taylor @ food faith fitness

This dish is even easier with leftover pasta. First up is to make the sauce using sautéed garlic, with tomatoes, broth, wine, salt, basil and oregano added afterward. The next step is to cook the spaghetti, drain and toss it in the prepared sauce. Last, you poach your egg (or two) and serve it on top of the saucy spaghetti. Yummy!

Total time: 20 minutes

http://pinchofyum.com/spaghetti-marinara-poached-eggs

Persian eggs poached in tomato

7. Persian Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce

“It was super easy to make, and the taste was even better.” Yaniv R.

Whether or not you know your way around the kitchen, this professional looking dish is a breeze to make. It lets you poach the egg right in the main dish Sauté your onion and garlic, then add in tomatoes and let it simmer for a while before seasoning it up with salt and pepper. Make a well in the sauce for each egg and add them carefully. Cover, leaving a crack for excess steam to escape. Serve with pita or flatbread and garnished with chives. Tastes as exotic as it looks.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/persian-eggs-poached-in-tomato-sauce-140936


8. Lemon spaghettini with poached eggs & rocket (aka arugula)

“Very, very easy and tasty.” stevewall

Arugula by any other name tastes just as great with a poached egg. To start out, cook and drain the pasta, then poach the eggs. Toss the pasta with oil, garlic, lemon rind, lemon juice and baby rocket leaves. Serve with a poached egg on top, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. It’s crunchy, oozy, cheesy and lemony all at the same time!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/15856/lemon+spaghettini+with+poached+eggs+rocket


9. Kedgeree with poached egg

“Great healthy recipe, made many times.” janex

Switching out the usual hard boiled eggs for poached ones makes this dish a bit more sophisticated. Cook and drain some rice, then set it aside. Sauté onion and garlic and add in some fish that has been tossed in curry powder and oil. Let the fish cook for 5 minutes then stir in the rice, lemon and parsley, leaving it to steam. Poach the eggs and use them to top each serving of the seasoned kedgeree. Enjoy!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/kedgeree-poached-egg

Eggs Benedict and Bacon

10. Quick and Easy Eggs Benedict

“I will make this again - many times!” Kooky

Most people first think of eggs benedict when they think of poached eggs and this is a great variation. Evenly brown some bacon then get eggs poaching in some water and vinegar. Add melted butter and lemon juice slowly to a food processor in which egg yolks, cayenne pepper, heavy cream and salt are set to blend. Serve up some English muffins topped with the bacon, poached egg and cream sauce. A great breakfast any day of the week.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Total time: 23 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/70628/quick-and-easy-eggs-benedict/

 

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10 Quick and Easy Egg Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo


They say you can cook chicken in 1000 ways, well it seems eggs are even more versatile and these 10 quick and easy egg recipes prove it! Whether in your breakfast, lunch or dinner, salads, soups or dessert you can use nutrient-rich eggs in just about any dish you prepare.

Crunchy French Toast

1. PB&J Crunchy French Toast

“Breakfast is about it get interesting!” Laura Gansemer

Hey! French toast shouldn’t be crunchy … but this does it so well! Beat the eggs and milk together then soak the bread in the mixture one slice at a time. Dip the bread into the peanut so each side gets a nice layer. Place one slice in a hot skillet coated with cooking spray and cook until egg is set. Clean the skillet and repeat for the rest of the slices. Great with fruit.

Total Time 15 minutes

http://www.incredibleegg.org/recipe/pbj-crunchy-french-toast/

 

2. Breakfast Biscuits

“Good, fast, and easy breakfast.” Navy_Mommy

This recipe makes me want to go camping – not sure why! Preheat the oven and bake the biscuits until they are golden brown. Evenly brown the bacon in a deep skillet and set aside to drain. Beat together the eggs and milk and scramble them in a skillet coated with oil. Cut open the biscuit, butter lightly then layer on the bacon, eggs and cheese. Feel free to belt out a couple verses of a great camping song to go with it.

Total time: 20 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/24212/breakfast-biscuits/

Spinich chickpeas and egg

3. Eggs with Chickpeas, Spinach, and Tomato

“I was surprised something so simple could be so good!” Jamie

This dish looks and tastes great. Coat a heated skillet with oil and stir fry shallots, red pepper, rosemary and garlic until the shallots are tender. Add marinara sauce and chickpeas. Let it simmer then add spinach, salt and black pepper, giving it a stir. Next, break the eggs over the mixture and leave it to simmer gently. When the egg whites are almost set, cover and cook until they set. Sprinkle shredded pecorino Romano cheese on top. Serve. Enjoy!

Total time: 29 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/eggs-chickpeas-spinach-tomato

 

4. Minced Beef with Bok Choy and Fried Egg

"Amazing flavor, quick weeknight meal." nwilker

Ready for a delicious taste of the Orient? Combine sugar, Thai chili paste, fish sauce and soy sauce. Coat a heated skillet (or wok, if it feels more authentic) with oil, then stir-fry the garlic, add the beef and stir-fry some more. Once the beef is cooked, add the soy mixture and let it thicken. Place the beef on a plate and stir-fry the pepper and bok choy. Wipe the pan and cook the eggs until the whites are set. Serve with one egg atop rice, beef and bok choy. Simply fantastic!

Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/minced-beef-bok-choy-fried-egg

 

breakfast burrito

5. Breakfast Burritos de Frank

“Very good and EASY.” anchrista

This dish is just too easy. Cover and cook black beans until they are heated through. Beat the eggs and scramble them in a hot skillet with vegetable oil. Warm the tortillas in a microwave or oven, lay them flat and spoon on the black beans, eggs, cheese and salsa. Roll it up into a burrito and then choose – either eat it now or let it cool and freeze it for reheating the next day. It’s great both ways but I’m all for eating it now!

Total time: 30 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/20677/breakfast-burritos-de-frank/

 

6. Avocado-Egg Salad Sandwiches with Pickled Celery

“Delicious! Will add this recipe to my lunch rotation.” Amy9876

Here’s to letting your inner ‘super chef’ shine through. Steam eggs in a vegetable steamer, remove when done and place in ice water. Mix and microwave water, vinegar and sugar, add celery and leave for 15 minutes then drain. Stir together avocado, mayonnaise, juice, mustard, pepper and salt until smooth. Peel and chop the eggs then gently combine them with the celery, sunflower seeds and avocado mixture. Use to make sandwiches along with bread, arugula and tomato slices. Yum!

Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/avocado-egg-salad-sandwiches-pickled-celery

 

7. Chunky Egg Salad

“YUM! YUM! and YUM!!” Isaac W.

Great to make then have with anything. Soak the onion for 15 minutes in cold water then drain. Boil the eggs and after they are cooled, peel and cut them into six each. Combine the onion, celery, dill, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, and salt in a large bowl. Add the eggs and a sprinkle of pepper. Now comes the fun part – have it in a salad, as a sandwich, by itself, whatever!

Total Time: 28 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/chunky-egg-salad-recipe2.html

Asparagus and Eggs

8. Asparagus with Poached Egg

“Quick, easy and oh so tasty....try it!” JaneyRob

If you really want to impress dinner guests with something that looks classy (but was super easy to make) try this. Cook asparagus in boiling salt water until they are tender-crisp. Put them in a plate and cover it to keep it them warm. Add vinegar to the asparagus water, swirl it around and carefully pour one egg in the middle. Cook for about 4 minutes. Remove it and repeat for the other eggs. Serve up the asparagus with an egg on top, seasoned with salt and pepper and a sprinkle of cheese.

Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/23151/asparagus+with+poached+egg

 

9. Spaghetti With Herbs, Chilies, and Eggs


“This was a fantastic recipe!” rae4sunshine

You can’t go wrong with this super easy dish. First, cook the spaghetti, drain the water and return the spaghetti to the pot. Next, get your garlic sizzling in some olive oil, then toss it with the spaghetti and herbs. Cook the eggs in a little olive oil till the whites have set and serve them up on top of the spaghetti with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. Comfort food!

Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/spaghetti-herbs-chilies-eggs

 

10. Super Scrambled Eggs Number One

“This is a Sunday morning tradition!” Jillian

It’s okay to have your scrambled eggs plain. It’s okay-er to have them like this scrumptious dish! Cook the bacon until they are crisp, drain them on a paper towel then chop them into bits. Beat the eggs and milk until they are smooth then add in the bacon, cheese, onion, salt and pepper. Pour the mixture into a skillet with melted butter and cook until done. Everyone will want seconds … may be even thirds.

Total Time: 15 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/133896/super-scrambled-eggs-number-one/

Yummy Ways to Cook Asparagus – Fresh Ideas for Asparagus and How to Make Tasty Asparagus Recipes Quick! 0

 

Asparagus is a popular vegetable during this time of the year and it would be a wise move to take advantage of its availability as it is both a healthy and tasty ingredient. Don't worry if you are just a beginner in the kitchen or if you don't have much time on your hands as we have compiled a list of the best, easiest, quickest and most deliciousest (not a word!) asparagus recipes for you to try out.

Main Meals:

Baked Asparagus Recipe


I baked the asparagus for 12 minutes and they couldn’t have been more perfect! Fuss-free and delicious!” – Erica Day Tasevski

Want something a little bit different that uses asparagus as its main ingredient? Why not try baking these crunchy stems of salaciousness? A little bit of preparation is needed for this recipe but nothing too complicated and it is an easy recipe to follow even for those who have little experience in the kitchen.

Serve this one if you want to surprise your family with something new yet familiar.

Total Time: 25 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/baked-asparagus-recipe.html

 Baked asparagus

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry with Lemon Sauce Recipe


All I can say is yum!! I also love asparagus and I am so excited it is back in season. Thanks for sharing. I’m pinning this one for sure!” – Ashley

Easy to make and healthy to boot, this is a perfect combination of shrimp and asparagus topped off with a tangy lemon sauce to give your taste buds a reason to rejoice. Prepare a few shrimp, chop a bunch of asparagus and mix together the lemon sauce.

This is a recipe that might look a bit tricky at first glance but is actually quite easy once you start. Even beginners will be able to prepare this extremely mouth watering and healthy dish in super-quick time.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

http://homecookingmemories.com/shrimp-asparagus-stir-fry-lemon-sauce/

 Shrimp and Asparagus

Easy Asparagus and Eggs Recipe


Such a fab skillet meal! Love the simplicity to this!” – Warm Vanilla Sugar

Do you often find yourself short on time and ingredients when it comes to preparing meals? Don’t fret as you can still create a delicious and filling dish with even the most basic ingredients. Let’s take a few sticks of asparagus and pair them up with an egg.

This is a simple and tasty meal where all you need to do is fry a couple of asparagus, crack an egg over them and add some creamy and/or salty cheese for good measure. There you have it, a healthy and filling meal that can be done in a jiffy.

Total Time: 20 minutes

http://naturallyella.com/asparagus-and-eggs/

 Easy Asparagus and Eggs Recipe

Spring Asparagus and Tomato Pasta with Feta Recipe

I work full time and by the time I get home I need to cook dinner UGH!! When I seen this recipe I tried it the same day! My daughters and I loved it!” – Trisha

This asparagus recipe fits the bill if you are looking for a healthy and light meal to serve the family. It is also quick and easy to make. The combination of pasta, asparagus and feta cheese makes for an exuberantly tasty dish that will be a sure hit at the dinner table.

Make the pasta your base ingredient then add asparagus and tomato. Top it all off with feta cheese and a sprinkle of olive oil and you've got yourself a truly flavorful evening. If you are not a fan of feta you could easily substitute it for parmesan cheese.

Total Time: 20 minutes

http://addapinch.com/spring-asparagus-and-tomato-pasta-with-feta-recipe/

 

Side Dishes:

Easy & Delicious Asparagus Side Dish

Great recipe! I followed the recipe & the asparagus turned out perfect. Served with pork chops & everyone loved it. Will make often.” – Grandmacookie

Simplicity is the name of the game with this recipe but that doesn’t mean it lacks anything in taste, in fact, this asparagus recipe is a nice side dish that you can incorporate into any hearty meal. We highly recommend you pair it up with steak as the crunchy green veggies will complement the meatiness wonderfully.

Preparation is simple as all you need to do is to cook the asparagus in a frying pan and add the seasoning. Voila! You have yourself a healthy and tasty side dish that you can serve with almost any main meal.

Total Time: 10 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/217127/easy-delicious-asparagus/

 

Quick Skillet Asparagus Side Dish

This is a really simple and delicious way to make asparagus. It's especially good if you are just looking for a quick side dish with fresh vegetables. Yum!” – Flatfreckels

Another simple side dish asparagus recipe which seals in the vitamins and minerals while also enhancing the flavor of this delicious vegetable. The recipe is once again straight-forward, easy and quick. A great choice if you are looking for veggies  to enhance your main dish.

All you need to do is simply sauté the asparagus in olive oil and add some lemon juice, lemon rind and a little salt. Simplicity itself.

Total Time: 10 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/quick-skillet-asparagus

 

Garlic Butter Sautéed Asparagus Recipe

This recipe is simply delicious! My wife and I marveled how fortunate we are to have your enthusiastic talent available to us to make our cuisine so much better. Thank you! It’s better with the lemon providing a bit of acid, btw.” – Kortez

Here’s one of the best asparagus recipes we've found. It blends crunchy sweet with a delicious ping of garlic. This easy to prepare side dish can be cooked in just 10 minutes and would be a good option if you are looking for something healthy to serve as an extra dish on your dinner table. It goes great with salmon, shrimp and chicken and adding some lemon juice to it can help bring out that lovely tang.

Total Time: 20 minutes

http://rasamalaysia.com/garlic-butter-sauteed-asparagus/

 

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Roasted Parmesan Asparagus Recipe

Easy to make and it makes asparagus tasty. We had this with steak and it made for a great meal.” – Vettech9902

Asparagus is delicious on its own but add in some parmesan and you'll really bring a new taste dimension to this crunchy green veggie. Parmesan cheese thoroughly enhances the flavor of asparagus and offers a creamy taste as a nice counterpoint to its natural crispness.

This will only take a maximum of 10 minutes to prepare and preparation is a  simple affair as you just clean up the asparagus and mix the ingredients in a bowl (without the parmesan cheese). Then it's just a matter of roasting it for 10 minutes, bringing it out, using the cheese to coat your asparagus then popping it back in the oven for 5-10 minutes more or until it's cooked and still offers a crunch to the bite.

Total Time: 30 minutes

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/roasted-parmesan-asparagus/4e9717f5-8436-4081-a316-f6eaea111321

 

 

Honey-Soy Asparagus Recipe

Wow! That was good! My 3 yr old doesn't like asparagus and she ate it. I bet the sauce would be good on broccoli too.” - jgrabowski

Create the perfect blend of sweet and salty with this easy to follow asparagus recipe. Turn your ordinary asparagus side dish into something delectable with this quick recipe that will add a new level of yum to your dinner table.

You need to simply sauté the asparagus with the other ingredients until it is tender and crisp. Place on a plate and serve to the family. They will absolutely love the combination of sweet honey, salty soy sauce and garlic alongside the crunchy and healthy goodness of asparagus.

Total Time: 15 minutes

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/honey-soy-asparagus

 

 

Balsamic Roasted Brussels sprouts and Asparagus Recipe

I love everything about this dish! I love Brussels sprouts but I haven’t roasted them… yet. This is going to be in my table soon!” - Marye

This easy, healthy and low calorie recipe could turn anyone into an asparagus and Brussels sprouts lover at first bite. Not the easiest boast to follow through on considering we're talking sprouts but this simple recipe combines two ordinary everyday vegetables and turns them into something simply delectable and packed with nutrients.

The sweetness of balsamic vinegar blends perfectly with the asparagus and Brussels sprouts and the inclusion of pomegranate adds crunch and a little more punch to this already flavorful dish.

Total Time: 30 minutes

http://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/balsamic-roasted-brussels-sprouts-asparagus/

 

 

Top 12 Simply Healthy Recipes with Strawberries and the Best Strawberry Dessert Ever!?! 0

Who doesn’t love strawberries? This refreshing and juicy fruit has always been near the top of the list when it comes to delivering delectable desserts and snacks. Both healthy and delicious, what's not to love? Below are 12 of the easiest, healthiest and quickest strawberry recipes we can find. Simple, easy and healthy, these recipes are perfect for beginners and those of us who have little time on our hands for preparing food.

 

  1. Roasted Strawberry and Asparagus Salad with Strawberry-Tahini Dressing

 Roasting the strawberries and then using their liquid in the dressing is a master touch! – Mary @ Fit and Fred

A vastly different take on your more common strawberry recipes,this scrumptious veggie salad combines a healthy mix of green leafy vegetables with the refreshing taste of strawberries. You'll create a truly mouth-watering mix of veggies and fruit using this 'best of both worlds' salad recipe.

The strawberries balances out the flavor of the asparagus and if you are vegan then this recipe is a perfect healthy light meal, if you’re not then try adding some goat's cheese to give the recipe a really creamy taste.

Who knew that roasting strawberries would add a new layer of flavor to this delicious fruit? The preparation is quite simple as well and will offer no difficulty, even to beginners. The strawberry-tahini dressing is also extremely easy to do as it merely requires you to properly mix in the ingredients in a bowl. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Afterwards just throw in a spinach topping when you’re about to serve it and we bet even kids in the  habit of avoiding vegetables will keep coming back for more.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

(photo credit www.floatingkitchen.net)

http://www.floatingkitchen.net/roasted-strawberry-and-asparagus-salad-with-strawberry-tahini-dressing/

 

  1. Strawberry, Brie Cheese, Honey and Basil Crostini

 

 

I think you should just call it brilliant – it looks so delicious! Love the simplicity of it.” – Kristen

Want something that can go as both an appetizer and dessert? This delicious bite sized strawberry recipe will deliver both. All you need are a couple of bread slicesstrawberries and brie cheese. We suggest that you use a baguetteas it offers more than enough space to accommodate the strawberry and additional toppings that you will put on top once it is ready to serve.

A little preheating in the oven and a couple of sliced strawberries, a sprinkle of basil and a tablespoon of honey and you have yourself some delicious finger food that your family can enjoy before  or after a meal.

Prep Time: 7 minutes

 http://www.cookincanuck.com/2012/07/strawberry-brie-cheese-honey-basil-recipe/

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  1. Strawberries Stuffed with Cranberry Mascarpone

 

These are little bites of heaven! I made them for a dinner party with the cheese I had left over from my Tiramisu.” – Art Whimsy

The fantastic combination of creamy cheese and sweet strawberries has mostly been overlooked but this easy, quick and healthy recipe will opening your mind to all sorts of  possibilities for combining strawberries with other ingredients.

This appetizer/dessert (it's up to you whether it comes first or last in the running order) is quick and easy to do. Halve the strawberries and carefully pop the cheese mixture in the middle and sprinkle a couple of cranberry tidbits over the top. That is basically all you need to do in order to serve this refreshing, bite-sized, healthy and superbly delicious course.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/strawberries-stuffed-with-cranberry-mascarpone-88951

  1. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

 

"Probably the best Straw/Rhubarb pie ever made. I was told by a member of our church that it was better than what his mother used to make. Will use it forever…” – Maureen K.

This dessert takes a little longer than some of our usual recipes but it's just so delicious we had to include it. Rhubarb and strawberries have always been a perfect combination as both flavors perfectly complement each other. This special recipe is so easy to follow that even a pie-making beginner would  have no problem making one of the most delicious and healthy pies known to mankind!

Using the basic pie baking method this strawberry and rhubarb pie would be a perfect companion for all occasions and is a delightful swansong to a beautiful dinner with the family. The best strawberry desert ever? A bold claim but I'm struggling to come up with one that is as simple and yet just so utterly delicious!

Prep Time: 60 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/grandmas-strawberry-rhubarb-pie-recipe.html

  1. Salmon, Strawberry and Fennel Salad

 

A fantastic salad! ... What a great combination of sweetness, saltiness and all sorts of texture! Number one on my summer food list!” – kkulma

This modern and elegant, light and fruity meal is a treat for those looking to maintain a healthy diet without skimping in the flavors department. An extravagant combination of green vegetables with brightly colored strawberries is stepped up a notch with the inclusion of delicious salmon.

This recipe will guide on creating the dressing for this healthy and refreshing salad. The recipe itself only needs a little mixing of the ingredients and a sprinkle of the dressing. This is one strawberry recipe that is a must in all households - a guaranteed favorite!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3133/salmon-strawberry-and-fennel-salad 

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  1. Strawberry Pretzel Parfaits

 

I love the salty sweet flavor combo!! This is so pretty and perfect for summer!” – Tieghan

Get a little decadent and satisfy your sweet-tooth with this strawberry parfait recipe. This one is magnificent to behold and is as delicious as it is mouth watering. Simply start filling in your glass with alternating layers of cold milk yogurt, pieces of pretzel and slices of strawberry until you get to the top. Then drop in a spoonful of yogurt again to finish your strawberry pretzel parfait.

We are not kidding when we say that this recipe is decadent as the finished product contains 3.5% fat. But then again a little fat is not bad every once in a while. We say indulge yourself and give your kids a delicious treat!

Prep Time: 30 minutes

http://www.dessertfortwo.com/strawberry-pretzel-parfait/  

 

  1. Honey Sweetened Strawberry Sauce

 

I absolutely love how easy this is! Need to make this ASAP.” – Chung-Ah

Love fruity jam sandwiches? Why not try this healthier alternative which includes fruits such as strawberries and lemon among other natural ingredients to create a tasty jam filling? You can even use this strawberry sauce on different foods other than bread. Let’s face it; bread is a pretty safe and tame choice for this strawberry sauce. Try experimenting on various combinations with this tasty and tangy sauce. Making the sauce is quite easy as all you need is to mush the strawberries and add the other ingredients and cook it for a couple of minutes. Ready your mason jar once done cooking with the sauce, let it cool and stick it in the fridge to freeze. Just whip it out whenever you need a quick healthy snack for the kids.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

http://www.texanerin.com/honey-sweetened-strawberry-sauce/  

 

  1. Roasted Strawberry, Chickpea and Asparagus Couscous

 

I don't think I've roasted strawberries before... I am so intrigued! It is a shame strawberries don't last long when fresh!” – Janet @ The Taste Space

Roasting strawberries isn't exactly a widely practiced kitchen tradition but that doesn’t mean that you should ignore this little known technique. In fact roasting strawberries adds new layers in terms of flavor to this sweet delicious fruit.

This salad incorporates a combination of vegetables and strawberries for a fusion of flavors that will burst on your taste buds. It is easy to prepare thanks to staples s ingredients such as balsamic vinegar, asparagus, couscous, ground pepper and of course strawberries. The wild mixture of flavors complement each other perfectly and you’ll be surprised how delicious the end results can be. If you want to prepare something quite different for the family then try this recipe out.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

http://www.vanilla-and-spice.com/2012/06/roasted-strawberry-chickpea-asparagus.html  

 

  1. Cannoli-Stuffed Strawberries

 

This would be so fun to eat on Valentine's Day!” – jthelander 1231

This is a low carb and deliciously sweet dessert that packs creamy cannoli mixture into ripe, refreshing strawberries. The recipe itself is super simple and incredibly quick, all you do is mix ricotta cheese, sugar and vanilla, then spoon out some of the inside of a halved strawberry and pipe the cannoli mixture into the strawberry. That's it!

It's not mentioned in the recipe, but if you're using enough strawberries you could easily make a quick coulis with the insides of the strawberries you'd otherwise waste. Just squeeze them and sieve them to get rid of the pulp and seeds.

This is a one-two combination that will absolutely be a favorite at any family get together. Kids and adults alike are going to be gobbling these down like candy.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

http://www.everydaydiabeticrecipes.com/Fruit-Recipes/Cannoli-Stuffed-Strawberries  

 

 

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  1. Strawberry Banana Sorbet

 

Made this last night and LOVED it! My whole picky family loved it. We can never eat the frozen desserts because of all of our food allergies, but we all ate (and loved) this one.” – Sarah S

This is a perfect way to keep cool during the hot summer days. What’s more this is an extremely easy recipe to make, so a  great one with which to get the kids involved.

Just prepare a couple of strawberries, some bananas, honey, cornstarch and lemon juice and you are already half way there. Use a blender and make a strawberry, banana and honey puree. Next up is to mix in the remaining ingredients during the cooling process. You’ll end up with a smooth and frothy cream to pop in the freezer. After a couple of hours your Strawberry Banana Sorbet is ready to be enjoyed by the whole family!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Chill Time: 2 hours

http://realmomkitchen.com/7157/strawberry-banana-sorbet/  

 

  1. Strawberry Chicken Salad with Warm Orange Vinaigrette

 

Looks lovely and summery” – Magnolia Verandah

This flavorful summer salad is a perfect side dish for your meal and is also a great choice as a light snack. The combination of veggies and fruits delivers a unique balance of flavors to your mouth and is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite.

The healthy, green vegetables are topped with refreshing strawberries with a side of orange slices for added color and zest. Try this out alongside roasted chicken marinated in citrus to truly appreciate the variety of flavors.

A lot of ingredients might make this seem like a difficult recipe to make but the truth is far very different. Pop evrything in a bowl and just mix together! So easy your kids could prepare it, a great way to start their culinary journey. It is easy, delicious and healthy. What more could you ask for?

Prep Time: 5 minutes

http://www.barefeetinthekitchen.com/2013/07/strawberry-chicken-salad-with-warm-vinaigrette-recipe.html  

 

  1. Strawberry Popsicles

 

Summer just got a whole lot better! I can’t wait to try these. I’m tempted to even splurge on a juicer – the carrot orange part looks so good. Thanks!” – Karen

What better way to end this list than with a good old fashion Popsicle? Summer is already getting closer and we've had a number of beautiful days already. Why give your kids popsicles that contain preservatives when you can make them yourself fresher and healthier?

All you need is a blender, a handful of strawberries, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Once the ingredients are properly liquefied just pour them into a popsiclemold insert a stick and place them in the freezer for a couple hours. If you want some variety we suggest including a slice of kiwi into the mold for added flavor and enhanced appearance.

Do this with your kids and let them savor their work later that day. This is as basic as they come and is definitely a hundred times healthier and more enjoyable than buying popsicles from your local supermarket.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Chill Time: 2 hours

http://www.thelittleepicurean.com/2013/05/strawberry-popsicles.html