It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Quick White Bean Soup

May 9, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday Recipe is a Quick White Bean Soup. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Dried White Beans, Canola Oil, Onion, Celery, Ground Black Pepper, Vegetable Stock, Sage, Tomato, Spinach, Salt, Grated Parmesan Cheese, and Basil Pesto. Sounds like a Hearty Soup! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Quick White Bean Soup
This easy homemade soup comes together in less than an hour and is perfect for shaking off the winter doldroms.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Soaking time: Overnight
Cooking time: 25–30 minutes.

1 cup dried white beans (such as navy, great northern, or cannellini), soaked overnight
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
Freshly ground pepper
4 cups vegetable stock or water
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
1–2 cups chopped fresh spinach
Salt to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Basil pesto (optional)

Directions
Yield: 6 cups
Serving size: 1 cup

* Drain beans. Heat canola oil in pressure cooker and add drained beans, onion, celery, and a few grinds of fresh pepper. Sauté vegetables and beans for about 5 minutes, until fragrant. Add stock or water and sage. Secure lid and bring to high pressure. Cook for 20 minutes. Turn off heat and allow for natural pressure release. Open lid and add tomatoes and spinach. Simmer until spinach is cooked. Add salt and more fresh ground pepper to taste. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese or a dollop of basil pesto.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 162 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 230 mg, Fiber: 9 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/quick-white-bean-soup/

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA

March 25, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA. This one is made using the Ground Wild Idea Buffalo Meat along with Pizza Sauce, Oregano, Fennel, Thyme, Salt and Pepper, Garlic Powder, Olive Oil, Bread Stuffing, Pasta, and Basil Pesto (recipe included). A true Italian Style Buffalo Meal! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH PESTO PASTA
We could all use a little comfort (and health) during this challenging time and where better to find solace than with a delicious, healthy meal. Jill’s recipe will dish up both comfort and flavor.

So, create your own personal retreat by filling your home with great tunes and scented aromas and cozy up to comfort.

Pizza Meatballs with Basil Pesto Pasta
The aroma of this dish will call people to the kitchen and the taste will make them smile. We could all use a smile. 🙂

*Substitute spices with others, such as Italian seasoning for the meatballs and fresh spinach for the pesto.

Ingredients: (makes 54 meatballs – serves 6 to 12 entrées)

1 – 1 pound Ground Wild Idea Buffalo Meat
1½ – cup pizza sauce
1 – teaspoon oregano
1 – teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
½ – teaspoon thyme
1 – teaspoon black pepper
½ – teaspoon salt
½ – teaspoon garlic powder
2 – tablespoons olive oil, plus more for rolling meat balls
1 – cup crushed seasoned bread stuffing (*Optional – if you leave out, reduce pizza sauce to 1 cup)
Pasta of your choice – cooked al dente
Basil Pesto *recipe below or purchased

Preparation:

1 – Mix all ingredients other than the meat together.
2 – Crumble in the ground buffalo meat and mix until well incorporated.
3 – Rub your hands with olive oil to roll the meat balls and place on a baking sheet.
4 – Bake at 425°in a preheated oven, on the top rack for about 7 minutes.
5 – Prepare pasta per directions, reserving ½ cup of the pasta water. Do not rinse the pasta.
6 – Pour the reserved pasta water back in the pot and add the pasta and desired amount of pesto. Toss to incorporate and heat through.
7 – Place desired amount of pasta on plate and top pasta with 4 to 6 meatballs.
Basil Pesto
*I am not a pine nut fan, but if you are, add ¼ cup to ingredients.

Ingredients:

2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 – cups shredded parmesan cheese
3 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper (I like a little more)
2 – tablespoon. lemon juice
1 – cup olive oil

Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.

Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/dishing-up-comfort-health

 

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Turkey Sausage and Pasta Toss

October 4, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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For this week’s 2nd Jennie – O Recipe its a recipe for Turkey Sausage and Pasta Toss. This one is made using JENNIE-O® Fully Cooked Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage, Fresh Vegetables, Basil Pesto, Asparagus,No-Salt Added Stewed Tomatoes, and Penne Pasta. Jennie – O and Pasta, always a winning dish! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Jennie – O Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Sausage and Pasta Toss
Made with fresh veggies, basil pesto, and hardwood smoked turkey sausage, this easy pasta salad recipe is just a quick skillet toss away! Ready in under 30 minutes.

INGREDIENTS
8 ounces penne pasta
1 (14½-ounce) can no-salt added stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 (14-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Fully Cooked Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage, sliced
2 cups (1-inch pieces) fresh asparagus or broccoli florets
2 tablespoons basil pesto
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, heat tomatoes. Add turkey. Stir in asparagus and pesto; cover and simmer 6 minutes or until asparagus is tender.
2) Drain pasta; toss with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 370
Protein 21g
Carbohydrates 42g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 8g
Fat 11g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 870mg
Saturated Fat 3.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/254-turkey-sausage-and-pasta-toss

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO SALAMI ANTIPASTO PASTA SALAD

August 28, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Salami Antipasto Pasta Salad. You’ll be using Wild Idea Buffalo Salami along with Fresh Mozzarella, Bell Peppers, Green Onions, Artichoke Hearts, and more. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Salami along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

Buffalo Antipasto Pasta Salad
A great summertime meal! Vegetables can be substituted according to what you have on hand or what you like.

Ingredients:
1 12 ounce pkg. Wild Idea Buffalo Salami, cut into pieces
1 cup, fresh mozzarella, shredded or cubed
1 each red, yellow and orange bell peppers, diced
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 can artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
1 cup pepperoncini, sliced
½ cup olives, sliced (prefer Kalamata)
¾ cup sundried tomatoes, julienned
½ lb. pasta, cooked el dente and drained
¼ cup basil pesto
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup rice or cider vinegar
2 tsp. ground fennel
salt & pepper to taste.
* Put all ingredients in large bowl and toss! Can be refrigerated for up to a week, however you may need to add a bit more olive oil or dressing before serving.

Basil Pesto
My recipe for Basil Pesto does not include pine-nuts, as I am not a fan. They could easily be added though, for a more traditional recipe.

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 cups shredded parmesan cheese
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper (*I like a little more)
1 Tb. lemon juice (*I like a little more)
1 cup olive oil
Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93463809-buffalo-salami-antipasto-pasta-salad

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – Buffalo Salami
Wild Idea Buffalo Salami is seasoned in the authentic salami tradition, but is naturally lower in fat, without compromising on flavor! We’re confident it will stack up proudly to any favorite. Great to have on hand for sandwiches and a fantastic addition to a party tray! We warn you – it’s addictive. Our salami comes unsliced in a 10 oz. chub

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Sea Salt, Organic Spices: Cracked Black Pepper, Mustard Seed, Cultured Celery Powder, Organic: Black Pepper, White Pepper, Pure Cane Sugar, Coriander. Encased in A REMOVABLE artificial casing.

*All products are made without the use of added nitrites or nitrates, except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/charcuterie/products/12-oz-buffalo-salami

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey New Yorker

July 12, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Turkey New Yorker. Made using JENNIE-O® Mesquite Smoked Turkey Breast along with Basil Pesto, Sliced Mozzarella Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper, Sweet Banana Peppers, Baby Spinach Leaves, and Italian Dressing all served on a Loaf Ciabatta Bread. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey New Yorker
Try this lean take on a New York Deli favorite. Soft ciabatta bread, roasted red peppers and pesto make perfect a sandwich for lunch, brunch or a picnic. It’s quick and under 300 calories!

INGREDIENTS
1 (1-pound) loaf ciabatta
¼ cup basil pesto
12 ounces JENNIE-O® Mesquite Smoked Turkey Breast, thinly sliced from the service deli
6 slices mozzarella cheese
½ cup roasted red pepper strips
¼ cup sliced sweet banana peppers, sliced
1 cup baby spinach leaves
¼ cup Italian dressing

DIRECTIONS
1) Slice bread in half horizontally. Spread bottom half of loaf with pesto. Layer turkey, cheese, peppers and spinach leaves. Drizzle with dressing. Cover with bread top.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 270
Protein 24g
Carbohydrates 23g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Fat 9g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 940mg
Saturated Fat 4g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/63-turkey-new-yorker

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week -BUFFALO PASTRAMI and ZUCCHINI LINGUINI

November 14, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is Buffalo Pastrami and Zucchini Linguine. Can it get much healthier, Buffalo Pastrami and Zucchini Linguine! It uses Wild Idea Buffalo Pastrami. Another good one from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Pastrami online at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://wildideabuffalo.com

 

 

 

BUFFALO PASTRAMI and ZUCCHINI LINGUINI

Ingredients:

1/4 lb. Wild Idea Buffalo Pastrami, julienned
4 oz, linguini, cooked al dente
(reserve 1 cup pasta water)
1 medium sized zucchini
4 Tb. basil pesto
1/2 cup cherry or pear tomatoes
grated parmesan
Cooking Directions:

1 – Prepare Buffalo Pastrami and linguini as suggested. Using vegetable peeler, peel zucchini in flat ribbons and then slice ribbons in half, lengthways.
2 – In heavy bottomed pot, bring 1/2 cup of pasta water to gentle boil.
3 – Add zucchini and cook for two minutes. Remove zucchini from water and set aside.
4 – Add prepared pasta to pot, adding more pasta water if necessary. Cover and let heat through, about 2 minutes.
5 – Add basil pesto and toss lightly.
6 – Add zucchini back to pot and julienned pastrami. Gently toss together. Cover and let heat for an addition minute or two.
7 – Using large fork, twist pasta into desired serving and transfer to pasta dish. Garnish with tomatoes, and sprinkle with parmesan. Season with a pinch of salt and a twist of fresh cracked pepper.
Simply Delicious! You might also like my recipe for a Zucchini Salad, found in the “Various Recipe” section.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93465857-buffalo-pastrami-zucchini-linguini

 

BUFFALO PASTRAMI
We are excited to reintroduce our Buffalo Pastrami. Loaded with flavor and super tender, our Buffalo Pastrami will change the way you think of this old classic. Guaranteed to make the best Rueben Sandwich you’ve ever had!

Pastrami comes pre-sliced in a 4 oz. or 8 oz. package.

Buffalo Pastrami & Zucchini Linguini
Buffalo Pastrami and Peach Sandwiches with Orange Aioli
Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo,Water Sea Salt. Organic: Pure Cane Sugar, Black Pepper. Cultured Celery Powder, Garlic Juice, Organic Coriander

*All products are made without the use of added nitrites or nitrates, except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/charcuterie/products/8-oz-buffalo-pastrami

Pesto Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Pepper Sauce

September 28, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have another delicious and healthy Jennie – O Turkey recipe to pass along to everyone, Pesto Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Pepper Sauce. Meatballs made healthier and just as delicious, only 50 calories and 4 carbs per serving! Another Game Time Appetizer everyone will enjoy! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes all at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Pesto Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Pepper Sauce
A tangy-sweet sauce perfectly complements these flavorful meatballs. Made with basil pesto, Parmesan cheese and lean ground turkey, this appetizer is under 300 calories per serving. This recipe also uses the JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey

INGREDIENTS
MEATBALLS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
¼ cup egg substitute or 1 egg, lightly beaten
1½ cups panko breadcrumbs
½ cup grated onion
½ cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons basil pesto
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired

RED PEPPER SAUCE
1½ cups roasted red peppers, drained
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon granulated sugar
1 clove garlic

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 350°F. Grease wire rack and place on baking tray.
2) To make the meatballs, in mixing bowl combine turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, cheese, basil pesto, garlic and salt and pepper, if desired. Cover and refrigerate 10 minutes. Shape into 1¼-inch balls.
3) Place meatballs on prepared rack. Bake 35 minutes or until brown and cooked thoroughly. Always cook until well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
4) To make red pepper sauce, put red peppers, balsamic vinegar, red pepper flakes, sugar and garlic in a blender or processor. Blend or process until smooth. Pour into saucepan. Heat until warm. Dip meatballs in red pepper sauce.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

 

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 50
Protein 3g
Carbohydrates 4g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 120mg
Saturated Fat 0g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/503-pesto-turkey-meatballs-with-roasted-pepper-sauce

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Turkey Bacon

August 3, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Turkey Bacon. Made using JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon along with Butternut Squash, Maple Syrup, Gnocchi, Basil Pesto, and Parmesan Cheese. Plus it’s only 320 calories and 18 net carbs per serving! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. So Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Turkey Bacon
Here’s a side dish that’ll have guests fighting for the leftovers. Fresh butternut squash roasted with rosemary blends with pillowy gnocchi and crispy turkey bacon. Under 500 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS
6 slices JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon
3 cups cubed butternut squash
2 sprigs rosemary
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 (1-pound) package prepared gnocchi, cooked according to package directions
½ cup basil pesto
grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook turkey bacon as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Set aside.
2) Toss squash, rosemary, oil and syrup on baking sheet. Roast 45 minutes or until squash is golden and tender, stirring occasionally.
3) In large bowl, toss roasted squash, gnocchi, bacon and pesto until combined. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 320
Protein 13g
Carbohydrates 22g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Fat 22g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 530mg
Saturated Fat 6g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/627-butternut-squash-gnocchi-with-turkey-bacon

Turkey, Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Pastries

August 3, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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Here’s another Delicious and Healthy Recipe from the Jennie – O Turkey website, Turkey, Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Pastries. Prepare this one for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, or just a Snack. Made using JENNIE-O® Tender Browned Turkey Breast along with Frozen Puff Pastry, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Basil Pesto, Egg Substitute, and Parmesan Cheese. This one is sure to please! You can find this recipe at Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey, Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Pastries
Savory pastries are a great way to snack. Bake up these tasty, flaky cups of turkey, egg and pesto in just under 60 minutes that’s just 100 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS
1 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
⅔ cup finely chopped JENNIE-O® Tender Browned Turkey Breast
⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
2 tablespoons basil pesto
¾ cup egg substitute or 3 eggs
⅔ cup milk
⅓ cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Grease mini-muffin pans (32 cups). Heat oven to 375°F.
2) Roll out half the pastry on lightly flour surface to 12-inch square. Using 3-inch round cutter, cut 16 pastry rounds. Press into prepared pans. Repeat with remaining pastry.
3) Divide turkey and tomato between pastry.
4) Whisk pesto, eggs and milk in a liquid measure. Carefully pour mixture into each pastry cup.
5) Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Serve warm.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 100
Protein 3g
Carbohydrates 8g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Fat 7g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 105mg
Saturated Fat 1g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/513-turkey-pesto-and-sun-dried-tomato-pastries

Salmon Pesto Pasta and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

June 17, 2018 at 5:09 PM | Posted in pasta, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, salmon | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Salmon Pesto Pasta and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Mom went on to Church and I went to the Cemetary to put flowers on Dad’s Grave for Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there! I decided to take a ride over to our old house in Ross, Ohio. When we left Ross back in the early 80’s it was just starting to grow. And now it’s still growing! A ton of changes compared to how it was back then. Still a beautiful small town though! Back home did a couple of loads of laundry and did a little cleaning outside. But it is hot and humid out. 99 degrees and a heat index well over 100 degrees today. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Salmon Pesto Pasta and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

A section of the Jungle Jim’s Deli

This recipe was inspired by a recipe I came across on a WordPress Blog (The Cooking Diaries) and it sounded and looked delicious. Plus it looked light and fresh, which is how I like hot weather dishes! I needed a few items to make the dish so I went to Jungle Jim’s International Market yesterday. They are the only store in area anymore that carries the Ronzoni Smart or Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta Products. I love shopping at Jungle Jim’s! They carry Anything and Everything, I’m serious! You could spend an entire day in there. The Deli, Produce, and Seafood Departments are my favorites.

 

 

 

So to make the Dish I’ll need; 1 can Pink Salmon (Fresh or Canned), Extra Light Olive Oil, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley, Lemon Juice, Ronzoni Garden Delight Trio Italiano Pasta, Sliced Black Olives, a few small Anchovy Slices in Olive Oil, Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, and 1 tube Just Add Basil Pesto. I added a few Ingredients and dropped an Ingredient from the original recipe, the original recipe and the web link are at the end of the post.

 

 

To prepare it; I first made my Pasta. Boil the Pasta according to the box; drain the Pasta and let it cool. Once cooled add the Pasta to a large bowl and add all the ingredients and fold in everything including the can of Pink Salmon. You can warm the Salmon if you prefer before adding it. Put the Pasta Salad in a large plastic bowl with a lid and set it in the fridge until your ready to use it.

 

 

 

 

The Pasta, Salmon, and Pest went great together! Everything tasted light and fresh. Excellent Dish. I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Ronzoni Garden Delight Trio Italiano Pasta

Trio Italiano from Ronzoni Garden Delight
Trio Italiano is a combination of three shapes in one box: Rotini, Penne & Shells. With three shapes in three colors RONZONI GARDEN DELIGHT Trio Italiano is perfect for showcasing the vegetables in any meal, but is especially appealing in cold salads.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value* Total Fat 1g 2% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 20mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 40g 13% Dietary Fiber 2g 8% Sugars 3g Protein 8g

See more at: http://ronzonigardendelight.newworldpasta.com/pasta_nutrition.cfm?prodId=071300800690#sthash.kx8fjPTl.dpuf

 

The Cooking Diaries
https://thecookingdiariesblog.wordpress.com/

Salmon Pesto Pasta
Ingredients
-1/3 pound salmon

-1 tsp olive oil

-1 tsp seasoning salt

-1/3 cup frozen or fresh peas

-pinch of salt and pepper

-a few squeezes of lemon juice (1-2 tsp)

-1/2 cup pesto

-1 1/2 cups rotini pasta

-shredded parmesan for toppings

Directions
1 – Cook pasta according to directions while doing the following steps.
2 – Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Salt salmon with seasoning salt.
3.Add salmon skin side up and let cook for 3 minutes (salmon will look golden). Flip and cook on other side for 3 more minutes (skin will crisp up).
4 – Remove salmon and break it up (removing the skin).
5 – Add peas to same pan and a little bit of water (to cover the peas). Cook for 3-5 minutes and add some salt.
6 – Drain peas and add salmon back to pan. pour cooked and drained pasta into pan along with pessto and mix well. it’s okay to add more pesto if you think it needs more too!
7 – Squeeze lemon over the top and serve. Enjoy!

https://thecookingdiariesblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/salmon-pesto-pasta/

 

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