Archive for October, 2015


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Ingredients:

1 lb. penne (your choice)

2 large zucchini (cut into mini-cubes)

1 cup fresh mozzarella (shredded)

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

2 tbsp. olive oil

parmesan cheese

marinara sauce or tomato sauce

sea salt and black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, put olive oil and garlic. Cook garlic for a minute and then add zucchini.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir frequently. Cook until tender. (about 5 minutes)
  3. Cook pasta to desired taste. Drain well.
  4. Add sauce on top of pasta. Put shredded mozzarella and zucchini on top.
  5. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Serve hot.

Italian Salad

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Ingredients:
1 lb. mixed greens (rinsed and drained well)
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 cup of red roasted peppers (cut in thin slices)
1 cup fresh mozzarella (grated)
1/2 cup black olives (sliced)
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup artichoke hearts
Directions:
1. On a large platter, place mixed greens. Put all ingredients on top. (See photo.)
2. Serve with a simple Italian dressing. Mix well and serve.

Chicken And Shrimp Parmesan Pizza

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Ingredients:

1 large focaccia bread or any flat bread

3 cooked chicken cutlets (cut into thin bite size pieces)

12 large boiled shrimp (chopped)

2 cups fresh mozzarella (shredded)

tomato sauce

olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Brush a little olive on top of focaccia bread.  Put on a baking sheet and place in the oven for about 5 minutes. (You want the bread to be slightly crisp.)
  2. Remove from oven. Let cool for about 5 minutes.
  3. Ladle some sauce on top of bread. Spread it out evenly.
  4. Place cooked chicken and shrimp evenly on top.
  5. Sprinkle fresh mozzarella on top evenly.
  6. Place in oven and bake for about 6-8 minutes.  You want chicken and shrimp hot and the mozzarella cheese to be bubbly and melted.

Serve hot.