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Low Fat Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Mushroom Pilaf

Low Fat Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Mushroom Pilaf

Over the course of this blog I have both developed and discovered some amazing recipes that I love. This dish is an accumulation of THREE of my favorite recipes of all time: Carrabba’s Parmesan Chicken, our best bites alfredo sauce, and my favorite perfect pilaf rice recipe.  By using the most low-fat creamy alfredo sauce I have ever come across with the most crisp, juicy, tender chicken, and some sautéed mushrooms with perfectly steamed basmati pilaf rice–this dish has fast  become one of the BEST recipes I have ever posted, and definitely a new family fave. I hope it becomes one in your home too!
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St. Patty’s Style Vegetable Soup

St. Patty’s Style Vegetable Soup

I have been on a soup kick lately, so when I saw the idea for an Irish-flag inspired carrot and pea soup, I was all over it for St. Patty’s! It looks pretty, tastes amazing, and is SO healthy! I hope you guys enjoy!
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Colcannon

Colcannon

I’ve been having fun making some “green” recipes this week in honor of St. Patrick’s day, but I also wanted to try making something that was traditionally Irish– so I thought i’d have a go at making Colcannon for the first time ever. It’s basically just mashed potato with kale or cabbage mixed in — but I was kind of taken aback by how something so simplistic could be so clever, and SO delicious. You can also add bacon, but since I wanted to serve it with Corned Beef, I thought that would be a lot of salty meat, and a little too heavy on the calories, so I kept this recipe light, and creamy, and it complimented the corned beef perfectly! I really can’t believe I have never tried this before, but I can’t wait to make it every St. patrick’s!

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Quick & Easy Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Quick & Easy Traditional Irish Soda Bread

I don’t know why I get so excited about St. Patrick’s… i’m not Irish {although I am 1/4 Irish!} I don’t drink. I HATE getting pinched because I don’t own anything in the color green, and I can’t even spell lepricorn! Haha. But honestly, I do LOVE  Ireland and think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world {esp.  since it’s on the same island as my home and all!} ;-) And I love good excuses to just celebrate! This weekend we’re going to the St. Patrick’s day parade in Spokane, which will be fun. But until then, I thought it might also be fun to theme my posts around rainbows and gold and green, and all things irish.
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Mint, Pea & New Potato Soup

Mint, Pea & New Potato Soup

Spring is finally here in Mattawa! Hooray! It’s sunny and warm and bright, and life is good! This time of year always gets me excited to make fresh, healthy, delicious, seasonal recipes… which is a nice change up from those heavy, winter comfort classics, that always make me gain a pound… or ten! :-/ We have lots of exciting trips and adventures planned, which inspire me to get into my best shape, but more than that, i’m just excited to FEEL good, and get tons of fruit and vegetables into my diet in the most delicious way possible! So, stay posted for those yummy spring time recipes ahead.
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