The Weekend Dish: 5/1/2021

The Weekend Dish: 5/1/2021
Happy first day of May! I hope that your weekend and your month is off to a great start! Are you watching the Kentucky Derby later today? I couldn’t believe that Joseph remembered it’s today; the boys are excited …

The Weekend Dish: 5/1/2021

Happy first day of May! I hope that your weekend and your month is off to a great start! Are you watching the Kentucky Derby later today? I couldn’t believe that Joseph remembered it’s today; the boys are excited to watch. Have a wonderful couple of days! On Brown Eyed Baker This Week Angel Food […]

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Jessica’s Book Club: May 2021.

Our May book club pic is Life’s Too Short! When Vanessa Price quit her job to pursue her dream of traveling the globe, she wasn’t expecting to gain millions of YouTube followers who shared her joy of seizing every moment. For her, living each day to its fullest isn’t just a motto. Her mother and […]

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Our May book club pic is Life’s Too Short!

When Vanessa Price quit her job to pursue her dream of traveling the globe, she wasn’t expecting to gain millions of YouTube followers who shared her joy of seizing every moment. For her, living each day to its fullest isn’t just a motto. Her mother and sister never saw the age of 30, and Vanessa doesn’t want to take anything for granted. But after her half sister suddenly leaves Vanessa in custody of her baby daughter, life goes from “daily adventure” to “next-level bad” (now with bonus baby vomit in hair).

The last person Vanessa expects to show up offering help is the hot lawyer next door, Adrian Copeland. After all, she barely knows him. No one warned her that he was the Secret Baby Tamer or that she’d be spending a whole lot of time with him and his geriatric Chihuahua. Now she’s feeling things she’s vowed not to feel. Because the only thing worse than falling for Adrian is finding a little hope for a future she may never see.

We will discuss the book in our secret facebook group towards the end of May! Follow jessica’s book club on IG and facebook for details throughout the month, and to see what else I’m reading. xo

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15 Breezy Memorial Day Desserts Anyone Can Pull Off

After all the barbecues, burgers, beach trips, and backyard hangouts, what’s the best way to end Memorial Day weekend? With a sweet treat, of course. But not just any sweet treat—one that’s easy enough to put together in the hubbub of the big weekend; …

After all the barbecues, burgers, beach trips, and backyard hangouts, what's the best way to end Memorial Day weekend? With a sweet treat, of course. But not just any sweet treat—one that's easy enough to put together in the hubbub of the big weekend; one that's tasty and carefree enough to help you ease back into the most dreaded of Tuesdays.

These 15 simple dessert recipes fit the bill, for Memorial Day and, frankly, all summer long. Check 'em out and let us know if you give any a try.

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This Flower Arrangement Is Actually a Cheese Plate

I’ve built a community around sharing new and exciting ways to arrange cheese plates. Today, we’re taking it beyond the plate with this cheesy bouquet, perfect for Mother’s Day (but let’s be honest, any day will work). You may be thinking, “Marissa, wh…

I’ve built a community around sharing new and exciting ways to arrange cheese plates. Today, we’re taking it beyond the plate with this cheesy bouquet, perfect for Mother’s Day (but let’s be honest, any day will work). You may be thinking, “Marissa, why? Wasn’t cheese already good enough on a plate?” Sure, but I’m here to give you permission to more fully express your creativity when it comes to snacks: Have fun (dare I say, even play) with your food!

This idea was inspired by Edible Arrangements—you know, the bouquets of flower-shaped pineapple chunks and melon cubes. I say it’s time to level up with real flowers, and throw in a few cheese hearts, salami roses, and cracker leaves! The pairings here are thoughtful, not just random fruit that doesn’t really go together: Each skewer includes the ingredients for a perfect bite. Plus, this bouquet makes for a stunning centerpiece for your celebration. Let’s dive in.

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Spirulina Sea Salad

Inspired by the sea, this Spirulina Sea Salad features kelp noodles, dulse ribbons, and a craveable Spirulina Dressing tossed with seasonal greens, avocado, cucumber, radish, and cilantro. Keep it vegan with edamame or tofu, or add smoked ahi or salmo…

Nutrient-rich Spirulina Sea Salad is pure superfood for the body. This healthy salad is made with dulse, kelp noodles, fresh veggies and Spirulina Dressing, keep it vegan or add ahi or smoked Salmon! #spirulina #dulse #kelpnoodles

Inspired by the sea, this Spirulina Sea Salad features kelp noodles, dulse ribbons, and a craveable Spirulina Dressing tossed with seasonal greens, avocado, cucumber, radish, and cilantro. Keep it vegan with edamame or tofu, or add smoked ahi or salmon. Vegan-adaptable and Low-carb.  Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole...

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A No-Knead Skillet Focaccia to Bake All Spring & Summer Long

We’ve teamed up with our friends at All-Clad to bring you Pans With a Plan—a fresh new series sharing smart techniques, tasty recipe ideas, and all sorts of handy tips for cooking novices and seasoned pros alike. Here, food writer and recipe developer …

We’ve teamed up with our friends at All-Clad to bring you Pans With a Plan—a fresh new series sharing smart techniques, tasty recipe ideas, and all sorts of handy tips for cooking novices and seasoned pros alike. Here, food writer and recipe developer Asha Loupy shows us how to make fluffy, golden skillet focaccia (it’s so easy!) using All-Clad’s D3® Stainless 4-Quart Sauté Pan.


Fun fact: When I worked at a bakery in Sacramento as a teenager, my nickname was Asha Focaccia. So, needless to say, I really like focaccia. That pillowy, yet springy bite. Those willy-nilly bubbles from dimpling, leaving little nooks ‘n’ crannies for toppings to nestle into. The crunch of big, flaky salt crystals adorning the top. Be still my carb-loving heart.

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7 Day Healthy Meal Plan (May 3-9)

A free 7-day, flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. Recipes include macros and WW Points. 7-Day Healthy Meal Plan I hope everyone was as excited as I was when I announced that Skinnytaste meal kits are available for the first time EVER on Home Chef for a […]

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A free 7-day, flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. Recipes include macros and WW Points.

7 Day Healthy Meal Plan (May 3-9)

7-Day Healthy Meal Plan

I hope everyone was as excited as I was when I announced that Skinnytaste meal kits are available for the first time EVER on Home Chef for a limited time through May and June! Get delicious, dietitian-approved recipes with every ingredient you need delivered right to your door. Just look for my Skinnytaste badge on the menu. Use Promo Code: SKINNYTASTE for $90 Off (new customers only)!
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Our 10 Most Popular New Recipes in April

April showers bring great dinners? Indeed. Though the top two recipes are sweet treats (you’ll see), this month was full of savory knockouts, like slurpable noodles, a speedy-as-heck sandwich, and extra-lemony rice that goes with anything. Take a strol…

April showers bring great dinners? Indeed. Though the top two recipes are sweet treats (you’ll see), this month was full of savory knockouts, like slurpable noodles, a speedy-as-heck sandwich, and extra-lemony rice that goes with anything. Take a stroll through our most popular new recipes below, then let us know what you’re cooking up these days.

10. Moqueca-Inspired Egg Stew

A cozy vegetarian stew “perfect for nights when you want something warming and comforting yet still light and bright in flavor,” writes EmilyC.

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LANGOUSTINE TOMATO PASTA

I keep a box of langoustines in the freezer, so I always have everything I need to make this pasta. I’m a big fan of Barilla pasta (and this is not an ad). My favorite kinds are spaghetti #7 and bucatini, which is like very thick spaghetti, only with a hole inside. If you don’t […]

I keep a box of langoustines in the freezer, so I always have everything I need to make this pasta. I’m a big fan of Barilla pasta (and this is not an ad). My favorite kinds are spaghetti #7 and bucatini, which is like very thick spaghetti, only with a hole inside. If you don’t have tomatoes, you can use 2-3 tbsp of canned diced Italian tomatoes. Shrimp can always be substituted for langoustines, and, if you like, add calamari.

LANGOUSTINE TOMATO PASTA

Recipe

LANGOUSTINE TOMATO PASTA
PREP TIME COOK TIME MAKES
7 minutes 20 minutes 2 servings

INGREDIENTS (serves 2)

  • 180 g spaghetti or other pasta
  • 1.5 c (10-14) cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
  • ¼ chili pepper
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil for frying

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Put a large pot of water on the stove and bring it to a boil. Add 1 tsp salt.

2. Clean the langoustines, cut along the back with a small knife, and remove the intestinal tract. Dry on a paper towel.

3. Chop the garlic and chili finely. Cut the tomatoes into halves.

4. Boil the pasta until al dente. Cook for half a minute less than indicated on the package.

5. Heat the olive oil in a skillet and add butter. Add the langoustines and fry on both sides over medium heat. It takes a couple minutes. Add chilies and garlic. Stir and cook over low heat for about 10 seconds.

6. Add tomatoes and mustard to the langoustines. Cook, stirring over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add salt and pepper.

7. Drain the pasta. Save 1 cup of water. Return the pasta to the pot. Add the langoustines and tomatoes and stir. Keep on low heat.

If your skillet is large enough to hold the pasta, you can add the spaghetti to the langoustines rather than the other way around.

8. Pour 3-4 tbsp of water into the pan where the langoustines were fried and scrape off anything that stuck. Pour into the pasta.

LANGOUSTINE TOMATO PASTA

9. Add pine nuts, parmesan, and parsley. Add pepper and stir. Taste the pasta and add salt, if necessary. The pasta should be very slippery, if it is not, add a couple more spoonfuls of the water the spaghetti was boiled in. Remove from the heat. Leave it in the pot for another 30 seconds. Arrange on plates and serve.


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What to Cook This Week?

Margaritas

All you need are 3 ingredients to make my favorite margarita recipe!  Instructions included for how to make a single serving margarita or pitcher margaritas for a crowd. Raise your hand if you love a good margarita! ♡ This famously sweet, sour and salty drink will forever and always be my all-time favorite cocktail. But […]

All you need are 3 ingredients to make my favorite margarita recipe!  Instructions included for how to make a single serving margarita or pitcher margaritas for a crowd.

Classic Margarita Recipe in Glass with Lime

Raise your hand if you love a good margarita! ♡

This famously sweet, sour and salty drink will forever and always be my all-time favorite cocktail. But while I adore just about any kind of margarita — frozen or on the rocks, tequila or mezcal, fruity or spicy or fizzy or creamy, you name it — a classic margarita cocktail in my book simply cannot be beat.

By contrast to many of the diluted, super-sweet, and sometimes fizzy huge mugs of margaritas that are often served in restaurants around the world nowadays, a traditional margarita is actually a strong, tart cocktail made with three simple ingredients — good-quality tequila, orange liqueur, and freshly-squeezed lime juice. This simple margarita mix is incredibly quick and easy to make, either for a single serving or a larger batch for a crowd. And it is downright delicious served on the rocks, with or without a salted rim.

I have become quite partial over the years to making margaritas with mezcal instead of tequila, which I highly recommend if you love a good smoky cocktail. And if you feel like spicing your drink up a bit, I’ve also included tips below for how to make a spicy salted rim or muddle a few chile peppers into your drink — so good!

Bottom line, if you love margaritas as much as I do, take a moment to read through my tips below and memorize this simple 3:2:1 ingredient ratio. Then let’s make a round of margaritas together. Cheers!

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