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Zoodles and Roasted Veggies with Pesto

Zoodles and Roasted Veggies with Pesto

Zoodles and Roasted Veggies with Pesto

Maybe you want pasta? Maybe you want to feel like you’re having pasta without actually having carbs? Maybe you could  turn some zucchini into noodles—Call them “zoodles”–then dress your zoodles with a tasty pesto and some juicy, caramelized roasted vegetables?

Zoodles and Roasted Veggies with Pesto

Zoodles and Roasted Veggies

  • 3 zucchini, cut into noodle shapes, making zoodles
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 container mushrooms
  • 12 mini peppers
  • 1…

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Tomato Baked Lentils - with Freekeh

Tomato Baked Lentils – with Freekeh

Tomato Baked Lentils - Fragrant and Flavourful

One of the most popular Jittery Cook recipes is the Greek Giant Lima Beans. The Tomato Baked Lentils take advantage of all the delicious flavours in the lima bean dish.

Tomato Baked Lentils are excellent as a side dish or as a main. Serve with quinoa on Passover or Freekeh for a delicious, nutritious high fiber and high protein meal that you can enjoy hot or cold.

Tomato Baked Lentils - Fragrant and Flavourful

Tomato Baked Lentils

  • 2 c green…

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Easy Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup - For the Soul

Easy Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup – For the Soul

Easy Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup

My step-daughter, Erin Simms, is about to associate produce her first Hollywood movie, “A Walk in the Woods” written by Bill Bryson. Starring Erin’s boss, Robert Redford, along with Nick Nolte and featuring the magnificent Appalachian Trail, this buddy comedy will have you lacing your hiking boots and grabbing your knapsacks faster than you can say Easy Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup.

If you aren’t…

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Kale Faux Caesar Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

Kale Faux Caesar Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

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Lies as truth and truth as lies…

I remember being obsessed with the movie “Wag the Dog.” It looked so easy to concoct and distort reality, to manipulate the masses into believing fabrications.

Then there are people who are so suspicious and skeptical that they can’t believe what is undeniably true.

Just remember that not everything “faux” is phony. —The faux Caesar dressing in this Kale Faux…

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Honey Dijon Curry Chicken and Pecan Sweet Potato

Honey Dijon Curry Chicken and Pecan Sweet Potato

Honey Dijon Curry Chicken and Pecan Sweet Potato

I attended my first Talk and Tea event at Shri Yoga recently, where we discussed what it means to be in good company and how we can change our thought patterns. I know we can’t control what anyone else does and can only try to control ourselves. I’ve been pondering triggers and how to pause and think things through before reacting hastily.

With all my efforts devoted to responding slowly, it’s…

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Heart Healthy Pizza and ‘Resilience’

Heart Healthy Pizza and ‘Resilience’

Pizza Lightened Up

Resilience‘ is an autobiography by my cousin, Susan Weneramessage of hope and strength about enduring difficult circumstances. Susan confided in me that pizza is her favourite food and that she enjoyed the Jittery Cook Pizza 101 recipe. I’m dedicating this Heart Healthy Pizza recipe to Susan and her remarkable resilience.

Pizza Lightened Up

Heart Healthy Pizza

Batter-Dough Base

  • 1 c red lentils, ground into a…

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Spinach Lentil Wrap Salad

Spinach Lentil Wrap Salad

Spinach Lentil Wrap Salad

Truth be told, I was dying for a good lentil grilled cheese sandwich. But there was no sandwich category in the Canadian Lentil Recipe Contest. And I already used up the freestyle category with the Chocolatey Lentil Crunch. But, hey, what about that salad category?

Spinach Lentil Wrap with salad greens in and around the wrap,spotlights lentils. The more I eat them, the more I want to eat them.…

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Asian Marinated Salmon on Lentil and Quinoa

Asian Marinated Salmon on Lentil and Quinoa

Asian Marinated Salmon on Lentil and Quinoa

I know that your time is precious. So when I tell you that you’ll be able to get this fantastic meal prepared and on the table in no time at all, you’ve got to believe me.

Asian Marinated Salmon on Lentil and Quinoa offers the same comfort as Shepherd’s Pie, without the predictability. Even if you don’t like lentils or quinoa, you will love this recipe. You will shamelessly ask for seconds…

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Chocolatey Lentil Crunch - Baked Goodness

Chocolatey Lentil Crunch – Baked Goodness

Sweet Crunchy Lentil Topping on Oat Brancakes

What, another lentil recipe? I’ve been eating lentils for every meal and snacking on them between meals all because of the Canadian Lentil Recipe Contest.

If you are reading this then you must be a Jittery Cook fan and you probably want to help me win this contest. Please click on this link to the Canadian Lentil FB page and ‘Like‘ this Chocolatey Lentil Crunch along with the Bloody Mary Lentil…

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Bloody Mary Lentil Soup

Bloody Mary Lentil Soup

Bloody Mary Lentil Soup

Only one more week of winter! Let’s get the party started! This is all the appetizer you will need to put everyone in a good mood. Kids at the table? No problem, just serve them Virgin Mary Lentil Soup. Tastes fantastic either way.

Bloody Mary Lentil Soup

Bloody Mary Lentil Soup 

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 celery root, peeled and chopped
  • 1 c red lentils
  • 6 c tomato juice, plus a cup…

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