Vegetarian Minestrone Soup [with Vegan options!]
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Vegetarian Minestrone Soup [with Vegan options!]

This classic Minestrone Soup is made vegetarian and vegan with a few simple twists. This one-pot soup is the perfect way to welcome colder weather this fall without feeling weighed down. Now grab your biggest pot and let’s get cooking! What is Minestrone Soup? Classic Minestrone Soup, developed in the 1870s out of England, is…

Crockpot Italian Chicken
Chicken | Cooking Method | Freezer Friendly Meals | Main Dishes | Recipes | Slow Cooker Recipes

Crockpot Italian Chicken

Crockpot Italian chicken is a hearty, flavorful meal that’s cooked from start to finish in your slow cooker.  No time to cook? No worries! Turn your frown upside down with this delicious recipe for crockpot Italian chicken! It’s packed with healthy chicken breast, tender pasta, and lots of Italian flavors. We were trying to figure…

Vegetable Quinoa Salad
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Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Vegetable quinoa salad is packed with fresh garden vegetables, loads of protein, and a lot of flavor.  It would make a great side dish or even a stand-alone lunch.

In my combined effort to eat healthier and clean out my fridge, I put together this fresh vegetable quinoa salad. It was the perfect way to use those little bits of fresh veggies that seem to hang out in my refrigerator produce drawer until they rot.

I have to ask: Is it just me that forgets about the delicious produce hiding in my refrigerator, or does that happen to you too? I really need to sharpen my long term memory skills.
Anyway, if you’re not familiar with quinoa, allow me to fill your brain with some food fuel.

Vegetable Quinoa Salad - A delicious and healthy side dish recipe from itsyummi.com

Shrimp Creole Recipe {Dinner Under 30 Minutes}
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Shrimp Creole Recipe {Dinner Under 30 Minutes}

Shrimp Creole is a easy-to-make seafood dinner with fresh shrimp, tomatoes, and the “Holy trinity” of onions, celery, and sweet bell peppers. Oh, and don’t forget the hot sauce!

Shrimp Creole originated in southern Louisiana’s “Creole” region. Down there, the seafood is plentiful and it is so fresh, it practically jumps out of the boat and onto your plate. I love shrimp, but I am forever embarrassed by the lack of fresh seafood at the Wisconsin grocery stores. When I do find a batch that doesn’t smell like the death of the ocean, I buy it, but I pay so much money for it that the rest of my menu usually suffers for it. I repeat… the menu plan usually suffers, but not always!
Enter stage right: shrimp Creole.

Quick and Easy Shrimp Creole Recipe from itsyummi.com

Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
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Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Creamy tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich; Is there a better comfort food recipe? Usually not, but this creamy tomato soup is garnished with grilled cheese croutons, making it the best comfort food meal around!   Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Pick ‘n Save. I was compensated, but as always,…

Indian Spiced Roasted Vegetables {Low Carb, Vegan}
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Indian Spiced Roasted Vegetables {Low Carb, Vegan}

Indian spiced roasted vegetables makes a healthy side dish that pairs well with almost any protein. Fresh cauliflower, tomatoes, and white beans, flavored with earthy spices and oven roasted. It’s a perfect meatless meal main dish option, too. Some believe that food blogging is easy. I assure you that it is fun, but not always…

Virgin Mary Sorbet – An Easy Tomato Recipe
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Virgin Mary Sorbet – An Easy Tomato Recipe

Virgin Mary Sorbet, you say?! What happens when you cross a classic, non-alcoholic drink with a frozen dessert? You get Virgin Mary Sorbet! This post was created in partnership with the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. It’s part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias® and its advertiser. I was compensated for this post, but…

Corn Salsa Shooters with Shrimp
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Corn Salsa Shooters with Shrimp

Today’s recipe is for shrimp and corn salsa shooters. Jumbo shrimp are sitting on a bed of cocktail sauce and spicy corn salsa. It’s a yummi appetizer that’s easy to make and fun to eat! Grab your apron and come in to the virtual kitchen and we’ll whip some up together. Oh, and while you’re here, you can enter to win a $150 Amazon gift card! Won’t that kick your Summer off in a wonderful way?!

Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters from ItsYummi.com

Today is the FINAL day of Kick Off to Summer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Lauren of From Gate to Plate and Summer of Summer Scraps.  It’s been a week of food, fun, and giveaways!  If you missed any of our posts, you can catch up with everything HERE. You can also search #KickOffToSummerWeek2014 on Twitter to keep up to date with all of our spectacular ideas and giveaways!