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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

This spaghetti alla puttanesca is a classic Italian dinner recipe perfect for those who want to eat delicious comfort food. You can serve this easy spaghetti recipe as an afternoon snack idea.

You can amp up this dish with chopped broccolini for a wonderfully crunchy texture. Adding crispy bacon bits would elevate this simple and delicious Italian dish even more. Fresh herbs such as oregano, basil, and parsley are perfect with this recipe.

3 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic
1 ounce anchovy fillets
29 ounce canned whole plum tomatoes
1 cup pitted black olives
2 tbsp capers
17 ounce spaghetti
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
6
  1. Bring a pot of water to boil and add salt.
  2. Warm 2 tablespoons of oil with chopped garlic and anchovies in a skillet over medium-low heat.
  3. Cook and stir occasionally until garlic...
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Nutritions

Calories
200

Sodium
740mg
30% DV

Fat
9g
15% DV

Protein
5g
11% DV

Carbs
22g
7% DV

Fiber
3g
13% DV
25

Spinach Pesto Pasta

Pasta fans, will love this recipe. Pesto is so easy to make and so flavorful. You can make this recipe in under and hour, perfect for a quick after work meal.

You may add some chunks of fried tofu or pan-fried chicken breast if you want to add protein. If you don't like the taste of the parsley, you may omit it and add another 1/4 cup of basil instead. You can also switch out the cheese for another nutty cheese such as gruyere.

2 cups spinach leaves
1/4 cup basil leaves
1/4 cup parsley
1/2 cup Almond nuts
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
28 ounces farfalle pasta
5 ounces cherry tomatoes
6
  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, blend the almonds, garlic, spinach, basil, parsley, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and olive oil. Blend...
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Nutritions

Calories
252

Sodium
818mg
34% DV

Fat
16g
25% DV

Protein
12g
25% DV

Carbs
9g
3% DV

Fiber
1g
7% DV
34

Savory Purple Yam Samosas

Samosas are healthy little pastry pockets of potato and peas flavored with Indian spices. However, this recipe adds a few ingredients from Chinese cuisine. You can also add some diced carrots and tofu for a samosa that is packed with flavors. Chopped cilantro would be good in this dish as well. Also, a good teaspoon of lemon juice or orange juice will create a wonderful flavor fin these purple yam samosas.

3/4 tsp salt and pepper to taste
2 1/4 cups self-rising flour
6 tbsp butter
9 tbsp water
1 1/2 pounds purple yam
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup corn kernels
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 ounce Onion
1 clove garlic
1 tsp chile powder
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
10 ounces chicken breast
24 ounces Canola oil for frying
1 bay leaf
1 tsp peppercorns
7
  1. To make the dough: Mix salt and flour in a food processor.
  2. Incorporate the butter until crumbs have formed.
  3. Add a few tablespoons of water until you can form a ball.
  4. ...
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Nutritions

Calories
1212

Sodium
584mg
24% DV

Fat
92g
142% DV

Protein
15g
30% DV

Carbs
39g
13% DV

Fiber
3g
15% DV
26

Herbaceous Roasted Lemon Chicken

A roasted chicken recipe that will be enjoyed by your guests especially if you are having a family gathering or even a party with your friends. Roast chicken is always a crowd-pleaser. This recipe uses white wine to add flavor and to keep the chicken breast moist.

You can add some cayenne powder or smoky paprika to add a smoky flavor. You can also, add some Yukon gold potatoes and sweet potatoes together with onions to add bulk and flavor to this dish.

4 pounds chicken breast
4 ounces onions
3 cloves garlic
3 pieces lemon
4 tbsp butter
(2 tsp) grated lemon zest
2 sprigs of rosemary
2 sprigs of thyme
Salt and pepper
(1 cup) white wine
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  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a bowl mix together mince rosemary sprigs, thyme, garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pat the dry chicken breast and rub the herb...
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Nutritions

Calories
473

Sodium
143mg
5% DV

Fat
25g
38% DV

Protein
47g
94% DV

Carbs
6g
2% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV

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