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Steak is the reason I could never be a vegetarian. Seriously. I wanted to make a steak that would be different than just a regular everyday steak (if there is such a thing). The chimmichurri is so easy to make and gives the steak an acidic kick. You could use any type of steak you want. I used a ribeye steak.

Mix the spice rub. Add garlic, onion, chili, cumin, coriander and paprika powders.


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I know this recipe is a fairly simple one, but I have a hard time coming up with quick salad side dishes. Instead of having tortilla chips or rice with a Mexican entree, you can throw this easy salad together for a healthy and fresh side. If you wanted to make this an entree, you could quickly cook some ground beef and make it a taco salad. Either way it is delicious.

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta…

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When you have those days that you don’t feel like cooking, but want something satisfying for dinner, try these quesadillas. You can use any meat you want and use your favorite salsa. Combine what you have in the fridge to make your family a satisfying meal.

Cook ground beef with spices until no longer pink.

Spread cheese on a tortilla. I used cilantro tortillas from Whole Foods. But use…

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Paninis are a great weeknight meal. They are so fast and simple to make. This one takes the basic panini and amps it up to a gourmet level. Try it for a quick and easy meal.

Blend the sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

Spread the mixture on a piece of bread.

Shred the chicken and place on the bread.

Place the arugula on top of the chicken.

Lay a piece of…

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The great thing about this recipe is that you can make this dish with or without the prosciutto. That way, if you need or want to have it vegetarian you can, or if you want to spice it up a bit, you have that option. This is a great way to get a good serving of veggies and make something even the meat eaters will like.

Place eggplant on baking tray and add spices.

Mix cheese with spices and…

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As a kid, I loved (and still do) those mini pigs in a blanket made with little smokies and crescent roll dough. These are a bit more sophisticated with smoked sausage and fresh biscuit dough. These make a great weeknight dinner or weekend lunch.

Mix the flour, baking powder and spices.

Add the milk and the greek yogurt to  form a rough dough.

Spread a TBSP of dough on parchment paper. Sprinkle…

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End of summer fruit is the best.This crisp combines all your favorite fruit, peaches, blueberries and blackberries. Top it with some oatmeal and walnut topping and you have an easy, delicious dessert. The best part is when the ice cream melts and mixes with the berry juice. So yum.

Place the fruit in a ceramic baking dish.

Mix the fruit with brown sugar, corn starch and cinnamon.

Mix the…

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Vermicelli noodles can be made of a few different things. The ones I use here are made from rice. They are thin noodles than lend itself well to many Asian flavors. I added quite a few vegetables to up the nutritional content and fill you up. Use the leftovers for a nice lunch.

Cook the vegetables down so that they begin to get a bit of char on them.

Add the noodles and then the sauce. Toss…

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