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rika agustini

Vegan Roasted Bell Pepper Soup

Vegan Roasted Bell Pepper Soup

  This Vegan Roasted Bell Pepper Soup is full of immunity-boosting foods and allergen-free. A creamy soup without dairy and made of fresh ingredients that are high in lycopene: red bell pepper and tomatoes!  Looking for creamy soup recipes without dairy? Try this Vegan Roasted Bell Pepper Soup as it’s loaded with nutrients, is low calorie and contains no heavy cream (dairy free). A comforting soup made with fresh vegetables that…

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Ground Beef Quesadilla with Chipotle Seasoning

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This cheesy ground beef quesadilla with chipotle seasoning is a quick Mexican-inspired game-day food or the perfect late-night snack. It’s served with mixed bell peppers and corn, also Mexican cheese on tortilla. Looking for last minute game day food recipes? You’re in luck. I am going to show you how to make an easy ground beef quesadilla with few ingredients. The homemade quesadilla seasoning from ingredients that you could easily find…

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3 Colors Breakfast Smoothie with Oatmeal

3 Colors Breakfast Smoothie with Oatmeal

Thank you McCormick for sponsoring this post. Visit your local Wal-Mart to pick up McCormick Good Morning Breakfast for your family! Mornings go by fast, too fast. Between getting ready for your workday and preparing your kids for school, there isn’t much time to create the flavorful, fulfilling breakfast your family deserves. McCormick Good Morning breakfast is a break through line of products to help you do just that. The…

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How to Build Yogurt Parfaits

How to Build Yogurt Parfaits

    Today, I am going to share some of my favorite tips to eat healthier without breaking the bank and learn how to build yogurt parfaits.  A healthy yogurt parfait for breakfast, snack, even for a dessert! The most common reason people give for not buying healthy foods is that they think it’s too expensive. While this can be very true, there are actually many things you can do…

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Shrimp Ceviche With Avocado

Shrimp Ceviche With Avocado

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own. A refreshing shrimp ceviche with avocado recipe is made with cooked shrimp, cucumber, tomato, avocado, chili peppers, serrano chilies and other fresh ingredients. An easy Ceviche de Camaron recipe to make at home, serve it alone as a side dish or with Mission® Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips. During my time in Seattle I…

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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

skillet chocolate chip cookie

Skillet chocolate chip cookie that is so easy to make, with crisp edges and a chewy middle. It’s made with simple baking ingredients that you could easily find in your pantry: all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, butter, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, vanilla, semi-sweet chocolate chips and chocolate chunks.  Optional ingredients are pecans or walnuts, and marshmallow. This skillet chocolate chip cookie is the perfect dessert size for two.…

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Made in France, Made with Love

Made in France, Made with Love

    Made in France, Made with Love! Every time that I think I have seen the best of French cuisine I find a new recipe, dish, bottle of wine and overall taste sensation that brings me to realize once again how amazing the food and drink are from the lovely country of France.  The deep-rooted pride in French traditions around food go back many centuries, and I cannot think…

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Absolut Elyx Butterfly Punch

absolut elyx butterfly punch drink recipe

This post is sponsored by Pernod Ricard, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Absolut Elyx BUTTERFLY PUNCH. A refreshing cocktail recipe, made of Absolut Elyx, Lillet Blanc, Chilled Jasmine Tea, Orange Blossom Honey and Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice to elevate your hospitality and serve the best vodka drinks. Absolut Elyx has no shortage of swagger, even the bottle stands out from the rest with its bold…

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Hosting the Perfect Brunch with NANCY’S Petite Stuffed Bagels

Hosting the Perfect Brunch with NANCY’S Petite Stuffed Bagels

Thank you NANCY’S Petite Stuffed Bagels for sponsoring this post. Brunching at home just got easier and more delicious with the launch of NANCY’S Petite Stuffed Bagels! Hosting brunch on a Sunday or during the holidays is one of my favorite ways to share a special meal with friends and family. Restaurant brunches can be quite pricey, which is one reason I opt to host brunches at home more often.…

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Chocolate Bundt Cake with Sour Cream and Chocolate Ganache

chocolate bundt cake with sour cream recipe

Chocolate bundt cake with sour cream recipe from scratch, topped with chocolate ganache.  It’s so moist and flavorful. Guaranteed to satisfy your chocolate craving! This is an easy chocolate bundt cake with sour cream recipe that anyone can make and no one should live without!  Since it’s only made from simple ingredients, there is no need to purchase a cake mix. High quality chocolate powder, flour, butter (like the one from…

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The Stress-Free Holiday Party Plan

  I love the holiday season and spending time with friends and family, but sometimes the enjoyment is mixed in with a little too much stress. Between visiting relatives, having kids out of school and finding the perfect gifts for friends and family  it is easy to lose sight of what is important, or to feel like your long awaited holiday vacation is actually more stressful than a regular work…

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Creamy Tortellini Soup with Kielbasa and Spinach

Creamy Tortellini Soup with Kielbasa and Spinach

If you are looking for creamy pasta soup, try this Creamy Tortellini Soup with Kielbasa and Spinach recipe. A quick hearty soup recipe that’s ready in less than 30 minutes made of Tortellini pasta, Kielbasa, Spinach, Mirepoix (an Onion, Carrot, and Celery mixture), low sodium broth and heavy cream. To make this delicious creamy tortellini soup recipe, I used one of my favorite ingredients for all of my soups and…

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Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

easy slow cooker vegetable beef soup recipe

Hearty and healthy slow cooker vegetable beef soup. A flavor-filled soup, loaded with fresh carrots, celery, onion, potato, green peas, green beans and a tender beef stew meat. With a simple cooking process but still full of intense flavors, this classic recipe for a slow cooker vegetable beef soup makes the best comfort meal for the whole family. I seared the beef chuck roast for about 5 minutes on each…

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Slow Cooked Lamb Ragu

Slow Cooked Lamb Ragu served with creamy polenta

  Slow Cooked Lamb Ragu. This Classic Italian slow-cooked meat sauce recipe has an incredible depth of flavor. The lamb shoulder is very moist, juicy and tender because it is cooked slowly in a crockpot on low heat for about 6 hours. I served this with homemade creamy polenta with mascarpone and parmesan cheese. This Slow Cooked Lamb Ragu is made of simple ingredients: lamb shoulder, carrots, celery, yellow onion, garlic,…

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Apple, Walnut and Pecorino Romano Cheese

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Apple, Walnut and Pecorino Romano Cheese

Brussels Sprouts salad with bacon, apple, walnut and Pecorino Romano cheese, served with shallot vinaigrette. This thinly sliced Brussels sprouts salad has a refreshing balance of tanginess from the fresh lemon and apple cider vinegar, saltiness from the bacon, and sweetness from the apple and honey. If you are one of the many people who grew up hating Brussels sprouts then you absolutely need to try this Brussels sprouts salad…

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Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup

slow cooker cabbage roll soup

This unstuffed slow cooker cabbage roll soup recipe is perfect to warm you up in the winter (or any season!).  It’s a hearty soup recipe, one pot meal with a good amount of lean protein and veggies. A slow cooker cabbage roll soup recipe that uses only simple spices and ingredients: fire roasted tomato, tomato sauce, broth, yellow onion, carrots, celery, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, all spice ground and a bit…

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Marinated Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with Grilled Bell Pepper

Marinated Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with Grilled Bell Pepper, gruyere cheese and mozzarella cheese

Marinated Portobello Mushroom Sandwich, served on a whole grain bread with grilled bell pepper, melted gruyere cheese, and mozzarella. To make this roasted portobello sandwich, I marinated the mushrooms in a balsamic vinegar oil mixture for at least 15 minutes then cook in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until they become tender.  The cooking process of this roasted portobello sandwich is pretty simple.  I managed to grill the bell…

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Pork Chops with Red Wine Pomegranate Glaze

Pork Chops with Red Wine Pomegranate Glaze 

    These pan-seared Pork Chops with Red Wine Pomegranate Glaze are quick and flavorful.  It’s a meat dish that’s both sweet and sour, and can be ready in less than 30 minutes. It tastes great with just about any vegetables as a side.  The pork meat is so tender and juicy, no marinating process is required.  It’s the perfect meat dish that’s versatile enough for a weeknight supper or a…

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Classic Cold Brew Iced Coffee Recipe

classic cold brew iced coffee recipe

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. I remember the first time I had Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee; I was on a summer business trip to Boston, and of course with the time difference, I worked into the night, not realizing how late it was, or how jet-lagged I’d be the next day.  I woke up…

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