😋*Roasted Zucchini Bowtie Pasta*😋⠀
- 3 zucchini, sliced in planks⠀
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 box bowtie pasta, prepared per pkg instructions (reserve 1 cup of the salted pasta water)
- 4 tbsps Abstract Spice
- 1 tbsp garlic powder⠀
- 1 jar of your fav marinara sauce
- 8 oz pkg mozzarella, cubed
- 8 oz. pkg fresh mozzarella(buffalo), tear in pieces
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to broil. On a greased sheet pan, add zucchini and onions.
Add olive oil, garlic powder, and 2 of the 4 tbsps of Abstract Spice and toss until evenly coated. Broil veggies for approx 20 minutes until browning.
While veggies are cooking, in a large casserole dish stir together noodles, pasta water, tomato sauce, and remaining 2 tbsps of Abstract Spice.
Mix in cubed mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
Once veggies are done, lower temp to bake at 400 and mix in veggies to the casserole.
Top casserole with fresh mozzarella pieces.
Bake in oven for approx 20-25 minutes until tips of pasta and cheese begin to brown.
Remove from oven, let cool for about 10 minutes, and enjoy! ⠀
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~Great Eats & Healthy Living!
Chia seeds may be tiny, but they pack a powerful punch to your health! Full of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, these tiny seeds are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle!
Try this deliciously super healthy, creamy, cool pudding for breakfast or a healthy treat! Mix in cocoa powder for a power-packed chocolatey antioxidant dessert! But to be clear, nothing makes this pudding sing like topping it with ACAOF's Maple Nut Granola!
cha-cha-cha-Chia pudding recipe
Although the nightmare that is Covid has come and uprooted lives worldwide, the opportunity to relearn ourselves, families, and homelife have been a blessing to some. And let's face it, more of a challenge for others.
Being home more than away for a change is proving to be daunting to some, especially with everyone under one roof working and schooling from home.
Fortunately AC Art Of Food has compiled a handy resource, developed to help those at a loss for easy and delicious meal ideas and treats to manage the in-home-cafeteria-lady position some of us have now been selected for, lol!
STOP the spread of COVID-19:
*Stay home when you can.
*Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds....OFTEN!
*Clean all items and people that enter your home from outside.
*Eat healthy to build and boost your immune system now....and ALWAYS!
*Drink water and....PLENTY OF IT!
*Rest...GET SOME SLEEP!
Got some tips and ideas not mentioned here?
Add yours below in the comments!
Thanks in advance!
Stay Healthy & Safe!
As a culinary health resource, my clear-cut objective is to help you eat better....yes, YOU! Through my clean eating recipes, tips, study/research, experiences, apparel, seasoning, etc., I am certain you will find something that will inspire you to get started and keep going on your journey to a healthful eating!
Now, about the vision. This New Year has presented itself with an anticipation that is igniting many of us to literally live our best live! I mean seriously, how can you not get a bit geeked about the year, 20-FREAKIN'-20!! It's in the year, this IS the year! The year of perfect and complete vision. We have been blessed with the gift and permission to get it right this time!
As if a covering has been placed over us to see intently and guide us in:
The obvious common core of healthful eating is being sure to incorporate fruits and veggies each time you eat. Now, how these fruits and veggies are prepared and what accompanies them is where things start getting a bit foggy, lol! No fear, AC here to help you battle just that.
So here's a few basic tips:
So get this year started by not contemplating so much of what to leave behind, but more so of what you can incorporate to kick-start your healthful eating journey with perfect vision!
Allow yourself grace on this journey, Rome wasn't built in a day!
Listen to your body and understand certain things work for certain people, and you my dear, are a masterpiece of couture- only custom for you!
Embrace your imperfections and love you like no one else can. Your body will thank you and be healthier for it!
Great Eats & Healthy Living!
Baybaaay, when I tell you!!!!! The Dr. Praeger's Perfect Burger is out here giving The Beyond Burgera WHOLE marathon-run for their money!! Let the Plant Based Burger Battle begin!
I stumbled across this amazing find while perusing the aisles of my local Costco. Now, one of my best girlfriends hipped me to Dr. Praeger's Spinach Cakes while in Cincinnati a few years ago and they were delicious by themselves as a side, but not on a bun. See, I don't particularly care for veggie patties that are of a bean and/or potato consistency. It feels too heavy on me like carb-on-carb. So the mimic of an animal-like texture protein patty, say that of a Beyond, Impossible, or my new discovery, Dr. Praeger's, is ideal!
But I digress.
When perfectly seared by adding a bit of Abstract Spice on both sides to pefectly season and create a delicious crust, this 'burger' surpasses the Beyond Burger HANDS DOWN!! To my Beyond lovers, you know that greasy residue and strange scent that comes from the purchased frozen Beyond Burger patty once thawed? Well those two things tend to discourage some of the healthful eaters out here attempting to eliminate animal protein from their diet. Fortunately, the Dr. Praeger's burger is free of these unfortunate characteristics. No greasy residue, and no strange odor. This burger patty is similar in color and frozen when purchased, but is individually wrapped, unlike the 2-patty packaged Beyond. Both are similar in how they cook up, but the Dr. Praeger's patty has a texture SO much more similar to that of an animal protein burger, my hubby had to keep double checking to make sure he wasn't eating the turkey burgers by mistake!
What's more, the price for an 8-pack of these delicious soy and gluten free, 20g of pure protein packed, individually wrapped 'burgers' is approximately $12 a box! That's a good $1 cheaper per patty than that of The Beyond Burger!
So if you're any where near a Costco, be sure to pick up a box of these AMAZING Dr. Praeger's Perfect Burger patties. Deliciously sensible, certified, kosher, sustainable, and vegan!
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PLANT BASED BURGER?
What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
Let me know in the comments below!
Sandwich this delicious filling between your favorite choice of bun. My family typically raves over a potato roll. However, we have also ventured out to the Hawaiian, brioche, artisan rolls, and of course for my keto-diet-friendly foodies, a nice firm leaf of romaine a scrumptious substitute!
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FOOD?
lET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!
This one-pot wonder is such a velvety taste of wonder that you will not believe how super easy it is to make! Each ingredient is sautéed in one pot, melding together a delicious symphony of vegetables, natural sweetness, and healing spices that welcome the cooler weather approaching.
Warm healing spice notes from the turmeric, cumin, and nutmeg in this recipe make this Maple Butternut Squash Soup actually a Super Food Soup! Oh, and did I mention this rich delicious bowl of goodness and mercy is VEGAN! *Insert warm and fuzzies here*
Try this recipe and let me know what you think! Don’t forget to post pics to the comments below!
Last weekend I decided to bring the retro 'dinner party' term to life in 2018. What started off as a make-up for a missed birthday event for a friend, turned into a beautiful opportunity to celebrate a good friend, along with good food!
My initial dried fruit of choice was cranberries. However, right next to the package was an equally tasty looking bag of dried cherries! Needless to say, either one would work magically, but my love for cherries during the summertime spoke a little louder given that I could bring them to life in the Fall. Not to mention the awesome health benefits cherries have such as melatonin(sleep aid), cardiovascular health, anti-aging properties, as well as having the power to lower hypertension.
For the cheese spread, cream cheese is added to create a more smooth consistency when spreading as opposed to the goat cheese alone having the tendency to crumble when applied. But no worries, the tangy goat cheese flavor still reigns supreme!
The baguette in this assembly presents a heartier vehicle for this delicious foodie topping combo that brings its own delicious identity when drizzled with fresh extra virgin olive oil. The sprinkle is simply added flavor. Remember, in cooking you must season each layer for maximum flavor!
What's your favorite dinner appetizer go to? Post it below in the comments and let me try it too!
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