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Minestrone Soup

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week. Today, I will be sharing my recipe on Minestrone Soup. This soup is so delicious and flavorful. It makes for the perfect leftovers. All you have to do is put everything in one pot and let the stove do the work. Very simple, you can add whatever your heart desires, and not a lot of work needed! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. First, chop all of the vegetables; chop the celery, cut the potatoes in small cubes, slice the carrots, chop the onion, chop the tomatoes, mince the garlic.FullSizeRender-2.jpgFullSizeRender.jpg
  2. Melt butter in a heavy pot over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, celery, and carrots; saute for a few minutes.
  3. Add beans, tomatoes, 1 spoon of tomato paste, potato, stock, and salt to the pot.FullSizeRender-3.jpg
  4. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat.
  5. Simmer for approximately 45 minutes until vegetables are barely tender.FullSizeRender-4.jpg
  6. Add pasta, and simmer for 30 minutes more.
  7. Add any additional seasoning as needed.
  8. Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-5.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 5 people.
  • You can add as much seasoning as you want and make it as spicy as you want.
  • You can add any source of protein such as chicken, sausage, or even tofu.
  • You can use any broth or beans you’d like.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Paneer Tikka Masala

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I will be sharing my recipe on Paneer Tikka Masala. This dish consists of chunks of marinated grilled paneer in a creamy onion tomato masala. The process of making it from scratch can be lengthy but worth the effort. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Paneer
  • Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Red chili powder
  • Garam Masala
  • Fenugreek leaves

Directions:

  1. Place the cubed paneer and enough yogurt to coat each cube in a large bowl.
  2. Add red chili powder, garam masala, salt, and lemon juice. Coat and mix evenly.
  3. Set aside to marinate in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.FullSizeRender-35.jpg
  4. On a baking tray, place the coated cubed paneer evenly spaced out.FullSizeRender-38.jpg
  5. Place in oven at 400 degrees F for about 35 minutes.
  6. Set aside.FullSizeRender-33.jpg
  7. Chop a large onion, 2 tomatoes, mince garlic, and ginger.FullSizeRender-34.jpg
  8. Place in a food processor to make a puree.
  9. In a large skillet, add some minced garlic in oil. Sautee until browned.
  10. Add the puree, red chili powder, half a spoon of tomato paste, and let cook for 3 minutes.IMG_9711.JPG
  11. Add 1 cup of water and let cook for another 5 minutes.IMG_9712.JPG
  12. Add fenugreek leaves, garam masala, and half a cup of milk. Let cook for 10 minutes.IMG_9713.JPG
  13. Add the paneer tikka and stir gently.IMG_9714.JPGIMG_9715.JPGIMG_9716.JPG
  14. Plate and serve alongside naan and rice!FullSizeRender-41.jpgIMG_9718.JPG

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 4 people.
  • You can add as much seasoning as you want and make it as spicy as you want.
  • You can replace the paneer with chicken. Just follow the same steps!

This is a perfect Indian recipe for a party pot luck or just for dinner. It has a  strong aroma of flavors and is super delicious!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Cake Bams

SO pretty and SO delicious! Cake Bams is an artisanal rice cakes company created to give people a lower calorie, gluten free, healthier alternative to cupcakes and cookies. Cake Bams are topping organic brown rice cakes with yummy “frostings” and ingredients, ranging from vegan dark chocolate and sea salt to citrusy lemon and blueberry cream. FullSizeRender-15.jpgRice cakes can qualify as CAKES once and for all. These organic brown rice cakes are topped with an organic strawberry greek yogurt “frosting” & finished with fun sprinkles.

FullSizeRender-13.jpgCheck out where you can indulge on Cake Bams below!

https://cakebams.com

https://www.facebook.com/cakebams/

https://www.instagram.com/cakebams/

 

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-Mitz

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Pizza Night with Trash Panda Workshop

It’s pizza night! I love pizza night because the options are limitless. Any topping your heat desires would be delicious. This is such a quick, easy, and fun dinner to make. Leftover pizza makes for the perfect lunch. I used a cutting board custom made from Trash Panda Workshop and I served my pizza on it as well. It’s absolutely beautiful!

FullSizeRender-12.jpgTrash Panda Workshop custom makes cutting boards.
Check out their Instagram out at the link below!

https://www.instagram.com/trashpandaworkshop/

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Ingredients:

  • Flatbread pizza crust
  • Tomato sauce
  • Onion
  • Green pepper
  • Red pepper
  • Mushroom
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Crushed red pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  2. While the oven is preheating, slice the onion, green pepper, red pepper, and mushrooms. Set aside.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place the flat bread pizza on the sheet.
  4. Spread about 3 spoonfuls of tomato sauce and spread evenly on the flat bread. FullSizeRender-30.jpg
  5. Sprinkle a little bit of mozzarella cheese.
  6. Add half of the onion, green pepper, and mushrooms.FullSizeRender-27.jpg
  7. Sprinkle more mozzarella cheese.
  8. Add the remaining toppings and more mozzarella cheese.
  9. Sprinkle crushed red pepper.FullSizeRender-28.jpg
  10. Place in oven at 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes.
  11. Slice and serve!FullSizeRender-36.jpgFullSizeRender-37.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • You can add whatever toppings you want! This varies from meat to other veggies. You can even just make a plain cheese pizza!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

-Mitz

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One Pot Baked Pasta Using Aroma Housewares

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a fun-filled 4th of July!

Today, I will be sharing my recipe on Baked Alfredo Pasta using Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven. This is a great recipe because you can cook everything in one pot and is perfect for a large group or great for leftovers. It’s very simple and all you need are a few ingredients plus whatever protein you want mixed in! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Penne pasta
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Skim ricotta cheese
  • Bread crumbs
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Mushroom
  • Onion
  • Oregano
  • Italian seasoning
  • Parsley

Directions:

  1. Fill the large Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven with water. Bring to boil.
  2. Add the penne pasta and turn the heat to medium-high.
  3. Let the pasta cook until al-dente; about 15 minutes.
  4. While the pasta is cooking, finely chop the garlic, onion, mushrooms, and spinach.
  5. In a large skillet, sauté the vegetables and add half a tablespoon of each of the seasonings.
  6. The onions should be translucent, the mushrooms should be soft, and the spinach should be wilted.FullSizeRender-4.jpg
  7. Once the pasta is cooked to al dente, pour the water out and place the Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven back on the stove.
  8. Preheat the oven to 385 degrees F.
  9. Add about 1/2 a cup of skim ricotta cheese to the pasta and 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  10. Stir to coat evenly.
  11. Add about 1 cup of alfredo sauce and stir to coat the pasta.
  12. Add the sautéed vegetables to the Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven and add more seasoning to taste.FullSizeRender.jpg
  13. Mix well.
  14. Layer the top coat with mozzarella cheese and then a thin layer of bread crumbs.FullSizeRender-5.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpg
  15. Bake the pasta at 385 degrees F for about 40 minutes and then broil on high for 5 minutes.
  16. Serve and dig in!FullSizeRender-2.jpg

FullSizeRender-6.jpgAroma Housewares Dutch Oven

I absolutely loved using this Dutch Oven from Aroma Housewares! It’s so versatile and easy especially when you can cook everything in one pot. Whether you want to Stew, Bake or Slow Cook, the DoveWare Dutch Oven will not disappoint. With its classic design and versatile usage, you can cook your favorite dishes to perfection almost anywhere. Feel like traditional stew on an open flame? A quick meal in the microwave? Or something completely different? The possibilities are endless!

FullSizeRender-37.jpgTheir products, both sensible and unique, continually improve the kitchen experiences for cooks of all skill levels. They are the top of the line, and with simplicity and elegance Aroma’s products offer a great time cooking to anyone who uses them. The high standard performance of our cookware is guaranteed to remain over time while still providing delicious results use after use.

FullSizeRender-33.jpgAroma Housewares products are:

  • 100% Natural Materials
  • Non-Reactive Earthen Clay
  • Thermal Shock Resistant (Safe directly from freezer to hot oven)
  • Easy Clean-Up (Dishwasher safe)
  • Heat Retention (Cookware retains heat to serve food warm)
  • Versatile Cooking (microwave, oven, and stovetop)

Check out their pages below!

http://www.aroma-housewares.com

http://www.aroma-housewares.com/cookware/doveware/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/AromaHousewares/

https://www.instagram.com/aromahousewares/

https://www.youtube.com/user/AromaHousewares

https://www.instagram.com/aromahousewares/

 

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 5 people.
  • You can add whatever you want in the pasta! Chicken, turkey, the possibilities are endless!
  • Of course, you can even use tomato sauce, but I personally liked alfredo better.

Baked pasta is one of my favorite go to recipes if I’m ever craving pasta. The top layer becomes crunchy yet the bottom later is delicious and creamy. Yummy!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

-Mitz