Peppercorn Ranch Pasta Salad

Peppercorn Ranch Pasta Salad @ AVirtuousWoman.org

This simple Peppercorn Ranch Pasta Salad is perfect for picnics, potluck, an everyday lunch, or light supper! Peppercorn Ranch Pasta Salad 1 box medium shells pasta or rotini 2 cups of broccoli florets 8 oz. grape tomatoes, halved 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 bottle Peppercorn Ranch Dressing salt to taste Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Lightly steam broccoli {frozen broccoli florets or fresh broccoli works fine} and … [Read more...]

Simple Black Bean Burgers

Your family will LOVE these Simple Black Bean Burgers! @ AVirtuousWoman.org

With summer just around the corner, so are backyard gatherings and picnics at the park. These simple black bean burgers are delicious, easy to prepare, and the perfect summer time fare! This recipe was adapted from the Happy Herbivore's recipe. Simple Black Bean Burgers 15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed 1 egg 2 tbsp ketchup 1 tbsp yellow mustard 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder ⅓ cup instant oats 2 tbsp. flour Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking … [Read more...]

Trader Joe’s Chorizo Naan Pizza

Trader Joe's Homemade Chorizo Naan Pizza @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Trader Joe's Homemade Chorizo Naan Pizza This pizza was soooo incredibly good! The chorizo is a little spicy, but our family eats spicy food a lot and my kids loved it! Ingredients Trader Joe's Organic Marinara Sauce Trader Joe's Soy Chorizo Trader Joe's 100% Whole Wheat Naan Bread 8 oz. shredded pizza blend cheese Directions Place your naan bread on a baking sheet and top with marinara sauce. The soy chorizo comes in a tube, so you want to cut the end off and squeeze the … [Read more...]

Mini Caprese Salad Bites

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This is a light and refreshing dish - perfect for a luncheon, appetizer, or light supper. Mini Caprese Salad Bites Mini Mozzarella balls Cherry Tomatoes Salt Pepper Italian Seasoning EVOO Fresh Basil Season your mozzarella and tomatoes separately with all the ingredients above to your liking. Let it sit in the bowl for about 10 minutes so it can marinate. You'll notice that your dish will have a bit of that leftover liquid on the bottom, don't throw that … [Read more...]

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes - or Muffins! Yum! @ AVirtuousWoman.org

These cupcakes are not as sweet as most cupcakes, so without the frosting, or even with just a dusting of powdered sugar, these Chocolate Banana Cupcakes are perfect for a healthy snack or breakfast. You could even serve these for a birthday party or for spring dessert. Chocolate Banana Cupcakes {or Muffins} Ingredients 1 egg 1/3 cup of applesauce 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup mashed bananas {about 2 large bananas} 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking … [Read more...]