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Lemon Parmesan Salmon, Mushrooms, and Green Beans
Serves 2
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  1. 1/4 tablespoon butter
  2. 1 clove garlic
  3. 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  4. 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  5. Salt and pepper to taste
  6. 2 salmon fillets
  7. 1/3 lb green beans trimmed
  8. 2 oz fresh mushrooms sliced
  9. 1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter, then saute garlic in butter until lightly browned. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Arrange salmon, green beans, and mushrooms on baking sheet and drizzle butter mixture over top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake salmon at 400F 20-25 minutes or until fish is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Enjoy!
Adapted from Whole and Heavenly Oven
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Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna
Serves 2
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Butternut Squash Filling
  1. 2 cups butternut squash puree* about half of squash
  2. 1 cup ricotta cheese
  3. 1/2 cup milk or more, if needed
  4. 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Spinach Filling
  1. 1 cup cooked spinach 8 oz uncooked
  2. 1 cup ricotta cheese
  3. 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  4. 2 garlic cloves minced
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. pepper to taste
Other Ingredients
  1. 10 oz lasagna noodles cooked (for gluten free, use Tinkyada brown rice lasagna noodles)
  2. 1 and 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese or more
  3. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese on top
  4. Italian seasoning
  5. Paprika
  6. Basil
Butternut Squash Filling
  1. For this filling, you will need to have pre-cooked butternut squash puree.* Using food processor, combine 2 cups of butternut squash puree with Ricotta cheese, milk, salt and nutmeg. Add more milk if needed (to make the butternut squash filling very creamy). Mix very well, taste and add more salt, if needed.
Spinach Filling
  1. Combine spinach, Ricotta cheese, mozzarella, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix, taste, and add more salt and pepper, if needed.
Cooking lasagna noodles
  1. Bring a very large pot of water to boil, and cook lasagna noodles according to package instructions. Rinse in cold water, drain. Using knife, trim noodles to fit your baking dish (if necessary).
Lasagna assembly
  1. Prepare a baking dish - I used a casserole dish 11 inches x 8.5 inches x 3 inches deep. Grease the lasagna dish lightly with olive oil spray. Spread 1/3 of butternut squash filling on the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle lightly with mozzarella cheese. Top with cooked lasagna noodles without overlapping (I used 3 noodles).
  2. Spread half of spinach filling over the noodles. Top lightly with Mozzarella cheese. Top with cooked noodles.
  3. Spread another layer (1/3) of butternut squash mixture, then sprinkle lightly with Mozzarella cheese. Top with cooked noodles.
  4. Spread the remaining half of spinach filling over the noodles. Top lightly with Mozzarella cheese. Top with the final layer of cooked noodles.
  5. Spread a generous amount of butternut squash filling (the remaining 1/3) over this final layer of noodles, sprinkle with grated Parmesan and remaining mozzarella cheese (about 1/2 cup of mozzarella). Generously sprinkle the cheese with Italian seasoning, paprika, basil.
  6. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 30 min. Remove foil and bake additional 10 minutes.
  1. *To make butternut squash puree, slice your squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Roast cut side down for 30 min. at 400 degrees. Remove the squash and let cool slightly. Slice the peel off with a knife and puree the squash with a potato masher or in a food processor.
Adapted from Julia's Album
Adapted from Julia's Album
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Cauliflower Bisque with Homemade Croutons
Serves 2
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  1. 1 cup milk
  2. 1 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  3. 1/2 small head cauliflower separated into florets
  4. 1/2 lb. red potatoes peeled and chopped
  5. 1/2 small onion chopped
  6. 1 clove Garlic crushed
  7. 2 sprigs thyme
  8. salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  9. 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  10. 1 1/2 cups cubed bread
  11. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  12. 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  13. Chopped chives for serving
  1. Combine milk, stock, cauliflower, potato, onion, garlic, and thyme in a large saucepan. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until the vegetables are very tender, 18 to 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, swirling occasionally, until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Add bread and cook, stirring often, until toasted, 10 to 12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Discard thyme sprigs. Puree soup, in batches, in a blender until smooth. Add cream and pulse to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve topped with croutons, pomegranate seeds, and chives.
Adapted from Country Living
Adapted from Country Living
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Butternut Squash, Carrot, Kale, and Potato Soup
Serves 2
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  1. 1/4 cup carrots sliced
  2. 1/2 cup red potatoes chopped
  3. 1 cup butternut squash cubes
  4. 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  5. 2 cups water separated
  6. 1 large chicken bouillon cube
  7. 1/4 pound large boneless skinless chicken breast
  8. 1/8 cup diced onion
  9. 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  10. 1/2 cup kale stem removed and chopped
  11. 1/4 teaspoon each dried sage, rosemary, thyme
  12. Salt and pepper to taste
  13. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking pan.
  2. Combine the sliced carrots, cubed butternut squash, and cubed red potato in a large bowl. Toss with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Lay out the vegetables evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip and stir them around, bake for another 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine 1 cups of water with the bouillon cube. Bring the water to a boil and whisk in the cubes to dissolve.
  5. Slice the large chicken breast into 3 even pieces (or use a few smaller ones). (The reason to cut them down is to help them cook quicker.)
  6. Place the chicken pieces in the boiling water with the chopped onion, and minced garlic and cover with a lid. Let the chicken boil until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Turn the heat to low, remove the chicken breasts and allow to slightly cool. Shred the chicken and return it to the pot with the remaining 1 cup of water.
  8. While the chicken is cooking, massage the kale under cold water and rinse well. Remove the stem and finely chop the kale.
  9. Stir the kale and roasted vegetables into the broth. Add the dried herbs - sage, rosemary, and thyme. Season additionally with salt and pepper and additional poultry seasonings if desired.
  10. Optionally top each bowl with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Adapted from Chelsea's Messy Apron
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Simple Spinach Salad
Serves 2
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  1. 2 handfuls fresh spinach
  2. grated parmesan
  3. chopped or slivered almonds toasted if you like
  4. crumbled bacon OR fresh thinly-sliced mushrooms to top it off
for the vinaigrette
  1. juice of one lemon about 1/3 cup
  2. small clove of garlic minced (about 1/2 teaspoon)
  3. 1/4 cup olive oil
  4. salt and pepper to taste
to make the vinaigrette
  1. combine lemon and garlic. slowly whisk in oil until the mixture starts to thicken and get cloudy. season with salt and pepper. (be careful if you are using bacon as it is pretty salty already.)
  2. toss salad and serve.
Adapted from On Hand Modern
Adapted from On Hand Modern
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Pan Seared Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
Serves 2
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  1. 12 ounces red potatoes
  2. salt and pepper
  3. 1/4 ounces parsley
  4. 6 ounces green beans
  5. 12 ounce New York Strip steak
  6. 2 tablespoons sour cream
  7. 1/2 teaspoon olive oil plus more for cooking
  8. 1 tablespoon butter
  9. 1 clove garlic
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash potatoes, then cut into ½-inch cubes. Place in a medium pot with a big pinch of salt and enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook until easily pierced by a knife, 12-15 minutes. Drain and return to pot.
  2. Finely chop parsley. Toss green beans, a drizzle of oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper on a baking sheet. Roast in oven until tender, 12-15 minutes.
  3. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat and add minced garlic. Pat steak dry with a paper towel and season all over with salt and pepper. Add to pan and cook to desired doneness, 3-6 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside to rest. TIP: Loosely cover steak with aluminum foil to keep it warm.
  4. Add sour cream and ½ tsp olive oil to pot with drained potatoes. Mash with a potato masher or fork until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. TIP: Add a splash of milk to make potatoes extra creamy.
  5. Thinly slice steak against the grain. Divide mashed potatoes, green beans, and steak between plates. Garnish with parsley.
Adapted from Hello Fresh
Adapted from Hello Fresh
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