Summertime Stroganoff; A Light & Healthy Vegetarian version, No Heavy or Sour Cream!

(Vegetarian) Summertime Stroganoff-

This has instantly become one of my favorite high protein, low-calorie dishes. The creamy umami sauce, sweet peas, and meaty mushrooms keep my Summertime Stroganoff hearty without all the fat. Low cost, Freezer/pantry friendly ingredients make it a great weekday choice. Even better news: other than a pot to boil the noodles, this dinner is made in ONE pan! Why save the comfort food recipes for cold weather? I am delighted to take a heavy, gut-buster gravy and make it into something that can be enjoyed any time of year.

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Easy Side Dish, “Macho” Peas (from Frozen!)

Easy Side Dish, "Macho" Peas (from Frozen!)

This is one of the easiest last minute side dishes to make to brighten up the dinner table. The cool mint balances out spicy chili paste while the sweetness from the peas serves as a perfect vessel for those flavors.

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Sinless Springtime Alfredo Pasta, with Peas and Prosciutto

Growing up in Santa Barbara, Ca., I’ve learned that two words go hand in hand; Pasta and Petrini’s. Petrini’s is the epitome of local, honest, and consistent comfort food. This restaurant is the one that taught me the creed “Eat where the Cops Eat!” If the parking lot of restaurant is filled with Police cars  at […]

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