Recipe Round-Up: 5 Recipes We Love

Recipe Round Up

Gourmande in the Kitchens’ – Shiitake Mushrooms Stuffed With Olives and Sundried Tomatoes (Vegan, Paleo) 

Shiitake Mushrooms Stuffed with Olives and Sundried Tomatoes By: GourmandeintheKitchen.com
Shiitake Mushrooms Stuffed with Olives and Sundried Tomatoes By: GourmandeintheKitchen.com

Gourmande in the Kitchen is a wonderful food blog focused on delicious, easy-to-prepare foods that are always gluten-free. Her shiitake mushroom recipe stuffed with olives is a taste bud’s dream come true. Although her kalamata olive and tomato filling is delicious, try substituting Cucina and Amore’s Sundried Tomato Pesto (Alla Siciliana) mixed with their black olive bruschetta. Topped with vitamin-rich greens and Cucina and Amore’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil, these healthy mushroom caps will be a hit with the whole family.

Foodie Crush’s – Spring Vegetable Gnocchi

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Spring Gnocchi By FoodieCrush.com

Nothing says healthy and fresh like spring vegetables. Combine that with Cucina and Amore’s gluten-free gnocchi, and you have yourself a spring feast you might forget is vegetarian and wheat-free. The sauce contains leeks, vitamin-packed baby brown mushrooms, antioxidant-rich garlic, vitamin K rich peas, and cancer-fighting asparagus. If you want to make this vegan, forego the half and half and parmesan cheese by substituting avocado for the cream and nutritional yeast for the cheese. Your whole family will by full and asking for seconds!

Healthy Blender Recipes’ –  Lentil, Zucchini, and Mint Salad 

Lentil_Zucchini_Mint_Salad By Healthy Blender
Lentil Zucchini Mint Salad By Healthy Blender

An easy to prepare and even easier to eat meal, Healthy Blender Recipes’ Lentil, Zucchini, and Mint salad will keep you full from the high-fiber content and help lower bad cholesterol thanks to slowing digestion. Make sure you use Cucina and Amore’s soon-to-be-released lentils which are deliciously easy to prepare. Zucchini’s potassium levels reduce blood pressure, while the naturally-occurring magnesium keeps your heart beating at a steady rate. Make sure you use Cucina and Amore’s Extra Virgin olive oil, which also aids in lowering your cholesterol. Next time you need a cool, refreshing salad, opt for making this no-hassle recipe.

Epicurean Vegan’s  – Mushroom and Spinach Truffle Oil Pizza

Mushroom and Spinach Pizza by EpicureanVegan.com
Mushroom and Spinach Pizza by EpicureanVegan.com

Sometimes, you have to treat yourself to a decadent meal. This recipe from Epicurean Vegan adds nutrient-rich veggies like iron-packed spinach and vitamin D powerhouse mushrooms instead of greasy and fatty meats like pepperoni and ham. Rather than drizzling the pizza with truffle oil, try using one of Cucina and Amore’s three gourmet truffle sauces: their sundried tomato, basil pesto, or artichoke truffle sauces will make you smack your lips as you eat healthy slice after healthy slice of pizza.

The Minimalist Baker’s – Kale & White Bean Artichoke Dip

Kale White Bean Artichoke Dip By MinimalistBaker.com
Kale White Bean Artichoke Dip By MinimalistBaker.com

Who said tailgating and Super Bowl parties had to have unhealthy appetizers? This recipe from The Minimalist Baker, whose simple, delicious recipes require 10 ingredients or less, one bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare will keep hungry fans coming back for more. Make sure to use Cucina and Amore’s all-natural artichoke hearts and cannellini beans to make your dish. To bring it to the next level, use Cucina and Amore’s grilled & marinated artichoke hearts in place of the usual marinated kind.

The fun doesn’t stop there when substituting Cucina and Amore’s products in these delicious recipes. You can always use Cucina and Amore’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil and balsamic vinegar on your favorite salads, or drizzled over a delicious Caprese salad. They even have handpicked saffron to liven up paella or risotto! Cucina and Amore belongs in every gourmand’s pantry.

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