Posts by Jen Paleracio

Shrimps and Squash Soup

Butternut squash is one of the most versatile vegetables. It’s great for roasting, soups, sauteing, and even for dessert. Sometimes I just steamed them and add a little nutmeg, cinnamon, and maple syrup if I’m craving for some sweets. Butternut squash is also high in potassium and dietary fiber, making it the best heart-friendly choice.…

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Turkey stuffed poblano peppers

So that you know – I’m also a personal chef. Yes, personal chef, so if you’re in the area and you need help getting dinner done – just click here -> Contact  I made this dish on site – in my client’s house, so easy but full of flavor. For me, poblano is not spicy…

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Kill 2 Birds with One Stone

We usually eat very little meat but today my husband begged me to cook beef sirloin, so I did. My daughter misses eating chicken and she also asked me to cook some veggies with chicken, so I did too. Kill 2 birds with one stone “right” why not. I chopped enough garlic and unions that…

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A Week’s Meal Prepping for less than $50

The thought of having to plan out meals may feel like just one more chore to add to your already long list of things to do. However, taking the time to plan for meals each week – writing out a grocery list – means that you ultimately save TIME, MONEY,  and it means fewer less-desirable…

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Caramelized Onions and Peppers

Onions give such a great flavor when caramelized. Today I combined these amazing vegetables to create a waistline-friendly meal. This is part of my Bright Line Eating – for those of you who haven’t heard of BLE – it is a diet program. I know, I know – you’re probably saying – it’s another diet program…

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Parsley Pesto

Quick and easy pesto recipe. The roasted garlic brings so much flavor to this dish and you can certainly add grilled chicken or shrimps – even grilled steaks if you want. I use quinoa for my grains but you can use any pasta you’d like. The roasted vegetables are the perfect combination with quinoa and…

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Mango Salad with Fig Vinaigrette

Fig is an ancient fruit. It’s a sign of peace and prosperity as mentioned in the Bible. It’s native to Western Asia but were cultivated very early in the Middle East and Europe. It reached China and England in mid-1500 and Spanish missionaries planted them in California where they thrive. Figs are high in fiber and…

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Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Soba noodles are  Japanese noodles made from buckwheat flour. It’s a little lower in calorie than a regular wheat pasta, it’s grain free and it’s an amazing alternative for those people who can’t have wheat. It’s rich in phytonutrients which are antioxidants that can prevent a variety of diseases according to many experts. I’m a…

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Summer Fruit Salad

Summer is definitely not over yet! This refreshing fruit salad is an amazing way to cool off under your huge umbrella shade. Go to your backyard enjoy a big glass of your favorite iced tea, relax and have this summer fruit salad.   Recipe:      Print Ingredients 1 pear, sliced 1 peach, peeled, pitted…

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Grilled Chicken Kebabs

Chicken kebab is a great choice for entertaining. Here’s an easy and quick kebab recipe.   Recipe:   Print Ingredients 1 pound skinless boneless chicken thighs cubed, trim the excess fat 1 bell pepper, cubed 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juiced 1 teaspoon lemon zest 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons dried dill 2 tablespoons olive…

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