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Veggie Pasta in 30 minutes with Catelli Ancient Grains [RECIPE]

Veggie Pasta in 30 minutes with Catelli Ancient Grains… This yummy main dish as seen on Instagram is a very easy week day recipe! It’s so easy, that you’ll read through all the steps below in less than 2 minutes. Let’s go! Ingredients Rosée sauce Stringless sugar snap peas Zucchini Peppers Mushrooms Cajun seasoning Catelli Ancient Grains Pasta Olive oil Sweet onion Directions 1. Boil Catelli Ancient Grains pasta until cooked. Catelli Ancient Grains pasta is made with an all-natural, 100% whole grain blend of Canadian wheat. It also has quinoa, amaranth, teff, sorghum and millet. Each serving contains 12 g of protein, 8 g of fibre and 25% of your recommended daily iron intake. How awesome is that?  2. Sautee mushrooms and sweet onion in olive oil with salt and pepper for 4 minutes. 3. In a separate pan sautee zucchini, pepper, snap peas with olive oil and cajun seasoning…

Holts Cafe Brunch [REVIEW]

Catching up over good food is my favourite thing to do with my girlfriends. We usually opt for places we’ve tried before but this time I suggested something new and it worked out! We all met up at Yorkdale, did some shopping and window shopping and then headed on over to Holt Renfrew. The Holts Cafe is on the main floor of Holt Renfrew and if you haven’t been there before ask for directions. I could see it being missed easily. One of the sales associates there walked us all the way to the entrance of the cafe. So kind of him. The entrance is decorated simply but very nice. We loved the seating area. You have the choice of sitting on chairs or booth and chairs. We always go for booths, as you get a lot more space for jackets/purses and we love to talk for hours, so coziness factor is…

CATELLI SUPERGREENS DINNER

I put the Catelli SuperGreens pasta to the taste test with my boys, mother in law and my mom. They loved it! So what was this amazing recipe that I put together? It’s very simple and involves lots of vegetables and for the meat lovers in your family you can add chicken/beef as you wish. The name of the pasta is exactly that, super green. It’s all-natural made with spinach, zucchini, broccoli, parsley and kale! Okay so I know the pasta itself was already packed with veggies but I just couldn’t help it but add more. You can never have enough vegetables! At least I think so! I chopped up all of the vegetables while I had the Catelli SuperGreens pasta boiling. I’ve only tried a green pasta once before and it was pretty good. However, I did notice that it had a higher amount of sodium in it. Which…

Easy Alfredo with Peas by Chef Michael Allemeier #CatelliFamilies

Weekdays are generally a very busy time for families. Going to work, appointments and for the stay at home mommies or those on maternity leave, taking care of your little one(s). I get excited when I find a really good quick and easy recipe, and folks..this recipe by Chef Michael Allemeier is definitely one of those recipes! It’s almost time for me to go back to work and this recipe fell into my lap at the right time. Just when I started searching for more ideas and created my new board on Pinterest labeled “Week night dinner ideas”. I feel like I’ve exhausted all the usual dinners I make and really needed a reboot. If you totally get me right now, then check out that board after you’ve read through this recipe. 😉 You might have watched my snapchat videos of how I went on and on about #CatelliFamilies…

Roast Chicken with Persimmons and Olives with Persimon®

Let’s first get my confession out of the way before we start. I had never tried persimmons before and this was my first time! I always wondered what they tasted like but never saw them being sold in singles, only by the case. (Update: Singles sold in Chinatown or Harvest Wagon) Persimmons are sweet and sort of taste like cantaloupes, peaches or mangoes. The ones I bought are ready to eat as soon as you purchase them. Even better, they’re seedless, pit-less and you don’t have to peel the skin off! Persimon® are available November through January, if they last! I called 3 Sobeys and a Foodland. They were all sold out (End of November), so they are clearly high in demand. At the end I found a box at Metro! Yay! This particular brand Persimon ®, are ripe and ready to eat, while other brands you may have to wait for them…

Jerk Salmon

This is the easiest and most delicious salmon you’ll ever make! I bought my salmon with it already sitting in marinade which made the process of putting together this recipe a lot faster. I bought mine from Loblaws. If you’d like to try your own home made marinade then try this quick recipe for jerk marinade: here. Rice and vegetables are the best sides for this main dish as the fish can be very filling on its own. INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Brush fish evenly on both sides with olive oil and salt and pepper on the flesh side. 3. Place fish into pan, flesh side down and allow to cook for approx. 5 mins. Flip fish to the skin side and put into preheated oven. Cook for about 12 mins. Enjoy! …

Easy Garlic Chicken

If you haven’t noticed from my previous recipe posts, I love easy recipes. I work all day and come home and need something healthy, fast & flavorful. This recipe goes amazing with potatoes, steamed veggies or rice. The outcome of this recipe is a sweet, spicy (depending on whether you add spices), garlic glazed chicken. I recommend using aluminum foil on top of your roasting/baking pan for an easier clean up. Ingredients 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 4 garlic cloves, minced 4 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon olive oil Add spices and herbs as desired. (I used a spice rub from William Sonoma and spices by Club House) Directions Preheat oven to 450F and line a baking/roasting pan with aluminum foil, lightly coat or brush oil on foil. In a small sauté pan, sauté garlic with olive oil until tender. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar. Add additional…

Stuffed Cajun Chicken

Easy Stuffed Cajun Chicken Ingredients: Prep time: 15 mins Cooking time: 40 mins • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts • 4 oz cheese, shredded (you can use up to 6 oz) I used mozzarella and havarti jalepeno cheese • 1 c frozen spinach, thawed and drained (you can also use fresh cooked spinach) • 2 tbsp olive oil • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning – I bought mine from William Sonoma • 1 tbsp breadcrumbs (I use the regular kind but the italian one is better) • Sea salt, to taste • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste • Lots of toothpicks Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Flatten the chicken to 1/4-inch thickness. In a medium bowl, combine the cheese, spinach, salt and pepper. Combine the Cajun seasoning and breadcrumbs together in a small bowl. Spoon about 1/4 c of the spinach mixture onto each chicken breast. Roll each chicken…