Side Dishes

Lemon Orzo with Roasted Asparagus

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When spring comes, I want asparagus. And when I say I want asparagus, I mean I want it on my plate all the time - in pasta, as a side, roasted, grilled, in a boat, with a goat, in the rain, on a train - you name it. Here's a dish that will cure all of your asparagus cravings. Playing the roles of carb and veggie in one, it may serve as consummate companion to any meat, or stand alone as a fantastic light lunch. I served it with this Spice Rubbed Salmon with Avocado Salsa

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8 oz. orzo pasta
1 bundle asparagus, woody ends trimmed then cut into thirds
1 T. olive oil
1 t. salt, divided
1/2 t. pepper, divided
1/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 c. feta cheese
Place the oven rack on the top rung then preheat the broiler. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions, drain, transfer to a large bowl and set aside to cool slightly. Spray a baking sheet...
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Nutritions

Calories
109

Sodium
857mg
35% DV

Fat
8g
12% DV

Protein
4g
8% DV

Carbs
6g
2% DV

Fiber
1.0g
4% DV

Without further ado, I offer the internet an actual chunk of my life. 8 months of research, sourcing, mixing, chilling, shaping, baking, cooling and testing, for literally THE best modern day vegan gluten free Toll House cookies you will ever eat.

1 tbsp. ground chia
3 tbsp water
1/3 cup melted butter ( I used Earth Balance )
1/4 cup melted refined coconut oil
1 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup full fat coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups 1 for 1 Gluten-Free Flour ( I used Bob's Red Mill )
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate chunks ( I used Enjoy Life Foods )
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
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  1. In a small bowl, mix together the chia and water. Allow to sit, while you prep the wet ingredients.
  2. Add sugar to melted butter and mix well. Follow with chia, vanilla and coconut milk and...
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Nutritions

Calories
259

Sodium
202mg
8% DV

Fat
15g
23% DV

Protein
4g
8% DV

Carbs
20g
6% DV

Fiber
2g
11% DV

Slow Cooker Monday Pie

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Monday Pie. How to make the most delicious Monday pie using your roast dinner leftovers in the slow cooker. Then how to transform your Monday pie leftovers into a delicious Tuesday Carbonara. Works well with leftover roast beef, roast turkey, roast chicken, roast ham, or roast lamb.

Soft and fluffy homemade dinner rolls are the perfect addition to any meal. From a holiday spread on Thanksgiving or Christmas to a simple Sunday supper at Grandma's, the warm, buttery yeast rolls always disappear fast. They're a family favorite with both kids and adults!

0.25 oz package dry active yeast
1/4 c lukewarm water
3/4 c whole milk ( scalded )
1/4 c shortening
1/4 c sugar
1 t salt
1 egg
3 c all purpose flour
1 T melted butter
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  • In a small bowl, stir together yeast and warm water. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes, until foamy.
  • In a large mixing bowl fitted with a dough hook or paddle attachment, combine scalded milk,...
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Nutritions

Calories
210

Sodium
171mg
7% DV

Fat
1g
3% DV

Protein
6g
12% DV

Carbs
40g
13% DV

Fiber
1g
7% DV
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