Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad Recipe By:JULIEP “A bright, flavorful array of Mediterranean ingredients!” Ingredients 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 pound ground lamb 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon ground coriander salt and pepper to taste 4 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped 3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 lemon, zested and juiced 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 5 green onions, chopped 1 cup crumbled feta cheese Directions Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo pasta, cook for 5 minutes, or until al … Continue reading Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad

Spinach Basil Pesto

Spinach Basil Pesto  “This sauce is perfect for freezing in an ice cube tray. I just pop out a couple of cubes from the freezer and add to a pasta dish for a quick and easy meal. The Parmesan cheese can be omitted and added after thawing. Pour any pesto you aren’t using immediately into an ice cube tray, cover with plastic wrap, and store in freezer.” Ingredients 1 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 4 cloves garlic, peeled and quartered 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 … Continue reading Spinach Basil Pesto

Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Soup

Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Soup Recipe By:culinarychaos “Quick and tastes like a authentic vietnamese soup 🙂 Before throwing anything into the pot, make sure all your ingredients are prepped- this soup is really quick cooking!” Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained salt and black pepper to taste 2 quarts chicken stock 1 cup shrimp stock 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional) 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce (optional) 20 peeled and deveined medium shrimp 1 (6.75 ounce) package long rice noodles (rice vermicelli) 2 … Continue reading Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Soup

Oriental Soup with Ginger

4 cups homemade chicken stock (canned low-sodium chicken broth would work too) 3-4 thick slices fresh ginger root 1 cup sliced mushrooms (any type, but I used mild white mushrooms which seem more soothing for the tummy) 1 cup spinach leaves, sliced into thin ribbons 1 green onion, very thinly sliced Instructions: In medium saucepan, bring chicken stock to a low simmer. Add ginger slices and let simmer at least 15 minutes or longer. (Taste to see if you have as much ginger flavor as you’d like.) If you’d like a clear soup, use a yogurt strainer or coffee filter … Continue reading Oriental Soup with Ginger

Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana Prep 25 m Cook 1 h Ready In 1 h 25 m Recipe By:souporsweets “This is an oh-so-good recipe. Just the right amount of spice to make you take a cold drink but definitely keep coming back for more! This soup is irresistible!” Ingredients 1 pound bulk mild Italian sausage 1 1/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 1 large onion, diced 1 tablespoon minced garlic 5 (13.75 ounce) cans chicken broth 6 potatoes, thinly sliced 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 bunch fresh spinach, tough stems removed Directions Cook the … Continue reading Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Spinach and Mushroom Frittata

Spinach and Mushroom Frittata Recipe By:USA WEEKEND columnist Jean Carper “Looking for a vegetable with super health powers? Try spinach. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that protect you all your life.” Ingredients 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed thoroughly to remove liquid 4 eggs or equivalent egg substitute 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 3/4 cup chopped portobello mushrooms 1/2 cup finely chopped scallions with some green tops 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings 1 pinch Salt and pepper, to taste Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large … Continue reading Spinach and Mushroom Frittata