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Chipotle Salsa with Pan-Roasted Tomatillos

So I have a bit of an addiction to Rick Bayless’s Frontera brand Chipotle salsa. As in, I can eat half a jar of the stuff in one sitting (and usually do). Its sooo good! Unfortunately, its also expensive, so I went on a search to find a similar salsa that was just as good. As luck would have it, I found a recipe that tastes almost exactly the same and is actually from Rick Bayless’s cookbook! This salsa is simple to make but also quite spicy, so if you’re not a spicy-food fan then this may not be the salsa for you =p Ingredients: 3 garlic cloves, peeled (or more if you’re a garlic fiend like me) 4 medium …

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Chicken Burritos with Black Beans and Pepper Jack

Black Bean Chicken Burritos

I was going to do a general post but I just wasn’t getting through it, so I figured I’d do a recipe post instead. This very simple recipe is based off of one from Food and Wine magazine, but I changed it up a little bit. You can pretty much add in or take out anything you want with these burritos…they’re super versitile! I improvised a bit which is why some of the ingredient amounts are a little vague. Ingredients: Serves: 2 2 thin-cut chicken breast cutlets, cut into small pieces 2 12-inch flour tortilla rolls 1/2 of a 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed cooked rice (about a cup) 2 chopped scallions/green onions 1 tbsp lemon …

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli

I made this awhile ago but I’m just getting around to posting it. The recipe is from SkinnyTaste, and it turned out delicious! Definitely a great comfort food 🙂 Here’s what you’ll need (this makes 8 servings): 12 oz elbow pasta 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp light butter (I just used 2 tbsp light) 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup minced onion (I left this out) 2 cups skim milk (I used almond) 1 cup fat free chicken broth (vegetarians use vegetable broth) 8 oz (2 cups) Sargento shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar (I used regular shredded cheddar) salt and fresh pepper to taste 12 oz fresh broccoli florets 1/8 cup grated Parmesan 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs cooking spray …

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