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Sweet Potato & Kale Fusilli

In this month’s Degustabox, I received a box of Sam Mills Gluten Free Corn & Quinoa Pasta. This was my first time trying a gluten free pasta, and I was pleasantly surprised! I thought it would have an awful “fake” taste, but it was a great substitute. The texture was similar to regular pasta and the flavor was very good. It is easy to overcook this pasta, however, and can get mushy if you’re not careful while cooking it.

Allergy friendly!!

I love sweet potatoes and kale combined together, and with this pasta you’ve got yourself a complete, gluten free, healthy meal!

Ingredients:

  • 1 8oz box of Sam Mills Gluten Free Corn & Quinoa Fusilli Pasta
  • 2 heaping handfuls of raw kale, washed and chopped
  • 1 baked sweet potato, cut into chunks
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Nutmeg

Instructions:

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to box instructions and drain.
  2. In a separate skillet, heat the oil over med-high heat and simmer the garlic for a minute.
  3. Add kale and sweet potatoes to the skillet. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Pour 1/2 cup of water into the skillet and cover.
  4. Once the kale is wilted down, add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss all of the ingredients together.

 

The other amazing products I received in this month’s Degustabox included:

  • popCORNers Carnival Kettle popped corn chips
  • Sparkling Bitters sparkling water
  • Toosum oatmeal bar
  • BustaNUT! peanuts
  • Entenmann’s Little Bites chocolate chip mini muffins
  • Nando’s Peri-Peri sauce
  • English Provender chutney
  • Michel et Augustin butter cookies
  • Hak’s One Pot Cooking Sauce
  • Zolli Drops

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Chia Seed Pudding 

After a summer full of BBQs and get togethers with lots of food and alcohol, I decided to do a 10 day cleanse. Today is day 4 and I have to start getting creative with my dairy, sugar, and gluten restrictions for the next 6 days. This Chia Seed Pudding is a great breakfast or snack during this cleanse. It’s dairy and gluten free and is packed with protein to leave me feeling full. Chia seeds are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium, and fiber. They are a superfood! I love to eat clean even while I’m not cleansing, so this is something that is perfect for breakfast anytime!

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Skillet Cod with Tomatoes and Capers

I haven’t posted many fish recipes and there’s a reason for that….I don’t cook a lot of fish at home. My husband and kids won’t touch seafood and I would rather not cook more than one meal for dinner, so I usually only eat seafood when we go out to eat. I love seafood and wish I ate it more often.

The other day at the market I stopped at the seafood counter that I usually pass right by. The wild caught cod filets were on sale, so I grabbed a couple of pounds.

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Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

This salad is the perfect summer lunch for the health conscious. I try to eat clean especially during the weekdays (and do a little splurging on the weekends). Breakfast and lunch are usually my most clean meals of the day and I try putting something quick together. I’ve been experimenting a lot more with quinoa recently and love how versatile it is. It’s super easy, super clean, and a superfood! Between the quinoa and chickpeas, this salad is packed with protein and will leave you feeling satisfied and full for hours. Not to mention, it’s also delicious!

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Degustabox

Surprise box subscriptions are all the craze, lately. Things like clothing, beauty products, mommy goodies, and even pet goodies can be delivered right to your doorstep on a monthly basis with the contents of each monthly box being a surprise. Now there’s a surprise box for foodies! Degustabox is a surprise box subscription that delivers yummy food and treats right to your door every month. If you’re a foodie like me, this is a dream come true! You get to try new products, snacks, ingredients, candy, drinks, and more. The Degustabox company has been up and running in five European countries, and they just launched here in the US!

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Turkey Bacon Mac & Cheese with Peas

This is one the kids and grown ups will both love! This would make a great lunch for the kids or a complete meal for the whole family! It’s super simple to make, thanks again to Wildtree and their amazing Kids Cheez Blend. Let me tell you, this stuff is life changing! It has the same taste as the mac & cheese that kids love without the guilt of feeding them ingredients you can’t pronounce. It is all natural and gluten free and can be used to top veggies or whatever you’d like. You can really get creative with this stuff!

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Roasted Sweet Potato Risotto with Grana Padano 

I swear I’m still alive! I apologize for being M.I.A. recently. March was a crazy month of illnesses, Easter, and my little girl’s birthday. I had to give priority to my #1 job, being a mom. Now that things have kind of settled, I can get back to showing you guys some great food!

I am so excited to share this one with you all. It is pretty amazing! I love sweet potato anything. I also love risotto of all kinds…so why not combine the two? In this risotto I used Grana Padano cheese instead of my usual Parmesan. Grana Padano is very similar to Parmesan, but the flavor is a little more mild and so delicious!

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