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    Chicken Tortilla Gumbo

    This Chicken Tortilla Gumbo was a completely delicious surprise! When I first made it, I never thought it would be something that I would post here – but we loved it so much, I just had to share! The birth of this recipe is a funny story actually… A few weeks back Jake and I went to the grocery store together. Now you might not think this is a big deal, but Jake NEVER comes to the grocery store with me! So I was excited. It was a cold wintery Sunday and he had suggested that I make Chicken Tortilla Soup for dinner – great! Problem was, we got to…

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    BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza

    Who doesn’t love a good pizza? I know that I do. Pretty much any kind of pizza in fact. White pizza, pesto pizza, meat pizza – any type really. Thin crust, thick crust, deep dish – there are just so many possible combinations of pizza, and they are ALL GOOD! I feel like I could eat pizza for days, and not get sick of it. There are just so many different combinations and variations. Of course, pizza is usually not dietetic – so eating it everyday probably would not be the best choice. This pizza however, this pizza is easy AND relatively healthy (in terms of pizza…). I started with…

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    Easy Seared Scallops

    Do you all like scallops? I LOVE scallops! Whenever we are out to a nice dinner, I am always drawn to anything scallops on the menu. Pasta with scallops, risotto with scallops, rice and veggies with scallops, scallops with more scallops. They are just so delicious. The only problem with scallops – the price. They are SO expensive. Even when you buy them at the grocery store, they can still be expensive. The cheapest that I have ever seen them being sold for is $13.99 per lb – and that was back home in North Shore, MA. Here in Columbus they are more often $17.99 or $19.99 per lb –…

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    Ultimate Grilled Cheese

    A few weeks back, I posted a new recipe for my latest Healthy Tomato Bisque – have you all tried it yet? If not, now is the time! Because what goes with Tomato Bisque? GRILLED CHEESE! Heck yes! Everyone loves grilled cheese. Unless you are a vegan and do not eat cheese – or you are lactose intolerant and can’t eat cheese… in which case I will give you a pass. Otherwise, you might be a sociopath. Just kidding. But seriously – CHEESE IS DELICIOUS! There are a million and one ways to make a grilled cheese. And honestly, if you are using some sort of bread, some sort of a cheese,…

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    Easy Lasagna

    Lasagna has to be one of my favorite foods. Everything about it is delicious. It might just be the ULTIMATE comfort food – cheesy, saucy, noodle-y – what is not to like? This Easy Lasagna is loaded with fresh ricotta cheese, turkey sausage, and your choice of sauce! I love to use a spicy arrabbiata or creamy vodka sauce, but you do you! Lasagna is one of those controversial dishes – kinda like chili! Every one and their mother has a favorite way to make it. Different meats, sauces, oven-ready noodles, traditional noodles, ricotta cheese, cottage cheese… the options are endless. My favorite part of lasagna is absolutely hands down…

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    Chicken Enchiladas

    A friend of mine recently made chicken enchiladas at a pre-Halloween party gathering – Oh. Em. Gee. I didn’t realize how much I LOVE Chicken Enchiladas! I also didn’t realize how easy they are to make! Double win! Like many of my recipes, this one has a few options to make the recipe more or less complex. Chicken – In the recipe, I suggest to cook raw chicken in a crockpot for a few hours with salsa and other seasonings. This is SUPER easy, but time consuming. If you are in a pinch for time, have no fear! You can use any cooked chicken! Rotisserie, roasted, pan-fried – even last…

  • This Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese is so rich and creamy you'd never know it is completely DAIRY-FREE! A healthy alternative to the traditional classic! | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

    This Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese is SURE to surprise you. I know it surprised me! I NEVER thought something with cheese in the name could be made so damn delicious without using cheese at all! Who doesn’t love mac and cheese? I mean seriously – it is the ultimate comfort food. Warm and oh so cheesy cheesy… But of course most mac and cheese recipes are loaded with calories. I have been wanting to try and make a healthy mac and cheese recipe for quite some time now – but whenever I have tried to research other recipes, I have been overwhelmed by the number of recipe variations…

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    Camembert and Peach Toast with Balsamic Glaze

    I have been really into trying new and fun toasts lately. It is definitely not just me though – toast is trending. Sweet potato toast, avocado toast, nut butter toast – its all so delicious and fun! This Camembert and Peach Toast with Balsamic Glaze is no different – Creamy camembert, juicy peach, and fresh basil make for a taste bud blasting combination – drizzle with balsamic glaze and you’ve got straight up perfection. You can enjoy this Camembert and Peach Toast fresh or baked. With fresh toast, you can enjoy the juicy, bright taste of that cute babe peach. With baked toast, your camembert is going to get all…

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    Tomato, Basil, and Goat Cheese Pasta with Pine Nuts

    This Tomato Basil and Goat Cheese Pasta with Pine Nuts though… Juicy little cherry tomatoes bursting with flavor, perfectly paired with fresh basil and goats’ cheese. All topped with roasted pine nuts for added texture and taste. NOM!! I love fresh, locally grown food – it feels so good to support your local community and know exactly where the food you are buying has come from. Summertime is the best because there are so many amazing fresh, local foods available – abundant ripened fruits and fresh veggies – it makes it even easier to incorporate local goodness into your every day diet! Having said that, I am a woman of…

  • These incredibly EASY Turkey Burgers are deliciously juicy and flavorful. Tasty enough to enjoy plain - yet simple enough to load with unique toppings! | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Easy Mushroom Jalapeno Turkey Burgers

    I love ground turkey – why? Two main reasons: 1. It is an awesome source of protein. 2. It can take on the flavor of pretty much ANYTHING! This is why so many people love to use it as a substitute for beef. Throw a pound of turkey in a pot of chili instead of beef, you just might not be able to tell the difference! Turkey burgers have blown up in the past few years. People are realizing how delicious they can be and how much HEALTHIER they canĀ  be than traditional beef burgers. No, I do not think that turkey burgers taste like beef burgers. BUT that doesn’t…