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Egg, Tomato, & Mozzarella Cauliflower Breakfast Pizza

Egg, Tomato & Mozzarella Cauliflower Breakfast Pizza

Serves 1

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Bake pizza crust according to directions on box. Let crust cool.
  3. Spread pesto on pizza crust. Top with tomato slices, mozzarella cheese and scrambled egg.
  4. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  5. Top with fresh chopped basil and serve.

 

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Italian Main Dishes Recipes

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce

cauliflower gnocchi with pesto sauce

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Vegan Kale, Cashew, and Basil Pesto Sauce
  • Olive Oil Spray

Optional

  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil

Directions

  1. Heat large skillet to medium heat and coat with olive oil spray.
  2. Add package of cauliflower gnocchi into skillet. Pan sauté for approximately 10 minutes or until gnocchi is thoroughly cooked, constantly moving pan to ensure gnocchi does not stick to pan.
  3. Add pesto sauce to gnocchi and mix well.
  4. Plate gnocchi and garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh basil (optional). Save remaining sauce for other uses.
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Beef and Broccoli Cauliflower Fried Rice

cauliflower fried rice

cauliflower fried rice

Beef and Broccoli Cauliflower Fried Rice

Serves 4

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In ziplock bag, add beef and Soy Vey marinade. Marinade in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up until overnight.
  2. Heat large skillet to medium high heat. Add 1 tsp of canola oil and eggs. Scramble eggs until cooked. Set aside on plate.
  3. Add marinated beef into skillet. Cook until desired at temperature. Set aside on plate.
  4. Add 1 tsp canola oil to skillet. Saute broccoli until soft. Add bag of Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry and 1 tsp sesame oil. Stir fry for 5-7 minutes. Add half of the scallions into skillet and stir into the rice.
  5. Add beef and scrambled eggs into rice. Mix together and heat up additional minute. Add remaining scallions as garnish when serving.
Italian Main Dishes Recipes

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Vegan Bolognese Sauce

cauliflower gnocchi

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Vegan Bolognese Sauce

Serves 2

Ingredients

Optional

  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil

Directions

  1. Follow directions on package of Beyond Meat Beef Crumbles to cook.
  2. Once beef crumbles have cooked, add marinara sauce and let simmer.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium skillet, preheat to medium heat and coat with olive oil spray.
  4. Add package of cauliflower gnocchi into skillet. Pan sauté for approximately 10 minutes or until gnocchi is thoroughly cooked, constantly moving pan to ensure gnocchi does not stick to pan.
  5. Plate gnocchi and top with the faux bolognese sauce. Save remaining sauce for other uses.
  6. Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh basil (optional).
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Vietnamese Summer Roll Pasta Salad

Vietnamese Summer Roll Pasta Salad

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

For Tofu Marinade

For Pasta and Vegetables

For Peanut Sauce

Directions

For Marinade

  1. Add all marinade ingredients except tofu to a food processor and blend.
  2. Place tofu and marinade sauce into ziplock bag and marinade in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up until overnight

For Tofu

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place tofu evenly on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip tofu and bake additional 10 minutes. Set aside.

For Peanut Sauce

  1. Add all ingredients to bowl and mix well.
  2. Transfer to sauce dish.

For Pasta and Vegetables

  1. Cook pasta according to instructions.
  2. Place pasta in large bowl with spiralized cucumber and carrots, sliced green onion, and bean sprouts. Toss together.
  3. Top with baked tofu, peanuts, and drizzle with peanut sauce.

 

Disclosure: I received a free sample of Banza Pasta to develop this recipe.

Italian Main Dishes Recipes

Vegan Bolognese with Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Vegan Bolognese with Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Serves 4

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place sliced tomatoes onto baking sheet. Spray tomatoes with avocado oil spray. Top with sea salt.
  3. Bake in oven for 40 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, place meat in large skillet over low heat. Cook until meat is throughly cooked. Drain excess fat or blot with paper towel.
  5. Return skillet to the low heat. Add jar of marinara sauce into the skillet and mix into the meat. Cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Boil water in large pot. Cook Banza pasta according to directions.
  7. Serve pasta in a bowl with vegan bolognese sauce and top with oven roasted tomatoes.

 

Disclosure: I received a free sample of Banza Pasta to develop this recipe.

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Korean Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

korean meatballs zucchini noodles

korean meatballs zucchini noodles

Did you know that you can use milled flaxseed instead of breadcrumbs in recipes?! That’s exactly what I did in this recipe for these Korean Meatballs! What are the benefits of adding flaxseed?

  • Flaxseed contains the most ALA Omega 3 of any whole-food source as well as protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, and lignans which is a plant-based phytoestrogen (milled flaxseed has more Omega 3’s than even fish!)
  • All of these components work together to support heart health, maintain healthy blood pressure, and aid in cholesterol and weight management.
  • Manitoba Milling Company Smooth Whole-Milled Flaxseed has 4g carbohydrates and 4g fiber meaning it has zero net carbohydrates.
  • The recommended daily amount is 2 tablespoons of milled flax, which provides you with your daily requirements of Omega 3’s.
  • Consuming whole seeds will not unlock the nutritional value of the seed because the human body can’t digest them properly- that’s why milled flaxseed is so beneficial!
  • You can add milled flaxseed into smoothies, baked goods, yogurt, and even meatballs! It can also be used an an egg substitute.

Korean Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

For Meatballs

For Sauce

Toppings

Zucchini Noodles

Directions

For Meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Add all meatball ingredients into a large bowl. Mix all ingredients together.
  4. Form into 1-inch meatballs (yields approximately 24 meatballs).
  5. Place meatballs on baking sheet. Bake in oven for 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and set aside.

For Sauce

  1. Add all ingredients except water and guar gum into a sauce pan.
  2. Cook on medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  3. In bowl, mix water and guar gum. Add mixture into sauce.
  4. Reduce heat and let cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Brush meatballs with sauce.
  6. Top meatballs with green onion and white sesame seeds.

For Zucchini Noodles

  1. Wash zucchinis and cut off ends of each zucchini.
  2. Spiralize zucchinis using a spiralizer.
  3. Heat zucchini noodles in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook until warm.
  5. Place meatballs over zucchini noodles.

 

Disclosure: I received a free sample of Manitoba Milling Co. Smooth Whole-Milled Flaxseed to create this recipe. Use code ManitobaFamily to receive 25% off your order!

Italian Main Dishes Recipes

Cauliflower Crust Manicotti

Cauliflower Crust Manicotti

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Coat lasagna pan with 1/2 cup marinara sauce.
  3. In large skillet, add spinach and spray with avocado oil spray. Sautee until wilted. Set aside.
  4. In medium bowl, add ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, garlic, egg, Italian seasoning, and salt. Mix thoroughly. Add spinach and combine into mixture.
  5. Place ricotta mixture into each cauliflower sandwich thin, evenly distributing mixture into the 12 sandwich thins.
  6. Carefully roll each sandwich thin over with the ricotta mixture and place open side face down on the lasagna pan.
  7. Spread remaining marinara sauce over each manicotti and sprinkle with a pinch of mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes. Broil on high for 2 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.
Italian Main Dishes

Baked Cavatappi with Ricotta

Baked Cavatappi with Ricotta

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 box Banza Cavatappi 
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese plus 1/2 cup for topping
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup of marinara sauce plus 1/2 cup for topping

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook cavatappi al dente. Set aside.
  3. Add ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, egg and Italian seasoning to a medium bowl. Combine all ingredients.
  4. Add cooked cavatappi to cheese mixture and mix well.
  5. Add marinara sauce to cheese and cavatappi and mix well.
  6. Spray a 1.3L baking dish with non-stick spray.
  7. Add cheese and cavatappi mixture to baking dish and spread evenly. Top with remaining sauce and then sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes. Broil on high for 2 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve.
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Thai Lettuce Wraps

Thai Lettuce Wraps

Inspired by The Cheesecake Factory Thai Lettuce Wraps

Serves 4

Ingredients

Marinade and Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves

Peanut Sauce

  • 4 tbsp PB2
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • black pepper to taste

Lettuce Wraps and Toppings

  • 8 butter lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 1 cup sliced red cabbage
  • 1 package Better Than Noodles
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Sweet chili sauce

Directions

For chicken and marinade:

  1. Add all marinade ingredients except chicken to a food processor and blend.
  2. Place chicken and marinade sauce into large ziplock bag and marinade in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up until overnight.
  3. Heat indoor grill pan on high heat. Place chicken strips onto grill. Heat both sides until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Remove chicken strips from grill and set aside on serving platter. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

For Peanut Sauce

  1. Add all ingredients to bowl and mix well.
  2. Transfer to sauce dish and place on serving platter with chicken.

For Lettuce Wraps and Toppings:

  1. Rinse, drain, and dry fry Better Than Noodles. Set in refrigerator to cool down before serving.
  2. Place sweet chili sauce into sauce dish and set on serving platter with chicken strips.
  3. Set all toppings on serving platter.
  4. Use butter lettuce as a wrap, adding chicken and all of the toppings into each piece of lettuce.