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Ingredients – 2 cups whole wheat pasta spirals – 1 cup chicken breast from whole roasted chicken – 1 cups frozen peas – 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil – 2 cups chard or other leafy green, chopped – 1/2 cup roasted red peppers (optional)  *Recipe follows* – 1/2 cup...

From Pat Barger’s Queen Anne CK, from the Quaker Oats web site. Recipe used to be on the Oatmeal box before they decided it wasn’t as healthy as their image. Combine and mix well: 3 lb ground beef, 1 1/2 c oatmeal, 1 1/2 c chopped onion, 1 c...

These little treats make the perfect accompaniment for any hot soup, with beans, or simply as an easy snack.  They are naturally made without wheat or gluten yet still have a fluffy moist texture. Makes 12 cheese balls Ingredients – 1 1/2 cups tapioca flour – 1 teaspoon salt...

From Pat Barger’s Queen Anne CK, adapted from Helen Quat’s The Wonderful World of Freezer Cooking. Cook  12 peeled chunked potatoes in boiling water until tender. Drain and mash with a potato masher. Heat 6 T butter in 1 c milk. Beat into potatoes with 1 T salt, 1/2 t...

Ingredients – 2 small delicata squash, cubed – 1 1/2 cups quinoa – 5 cups water – 1 bunch dinosaur kale, 1-inch pieces – 1 cup pomegranate seeds – 3/4 cup Feta cheese – 1/2 cup parsley Preparation • Preheat oven to 400°F. • Toss the delicate squash with...

From Pat Barger’s Queen Anne CK, adapted from Dream Dinners by Allen and Kuna In a bowl combine 1/4 c olive oil, 2T minced garlic, 2 scallions, thinly sliced, 2 red peppers, very finely diced, 2 t dried basil, 2 t salt and 1 t black pepper. Stir well....

Ingredients – 1 (3-pound) butternut squash, peeled and cubed (1/2 inch; about 6 cups) – 1/4 cup olive oil, divided – 1/2 cup green (hulled) pumpkin seeds (pepitas; not toasted) – 1/2 cup packed cilantro sprigs – 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice Instructions • Preheat oven to 500°F with...

From Pat Barger’s CK, adapted from Reader’s Digest Quick Thrifty Cooking Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine 1 1/2 lb minced ham, 1 1/2 lb ground pork, 1 1/2 c fine dry bread crumbs, 1 1/2 c very finely chopped onion, 3 lightly beaten eggs, 2 1/4 c milk,...

Recipe from Pat Barger at Queen Anne CK. I had had Jennifer Raymond’s book  Fat Free and Easy for quite a while before I realized that the vegetable portion of Very Primo Pasta and Shepherd’s Pie were exactly the same. So here goes. Make the veggies and either use...