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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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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

 

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Salad Power

Now that it’s officially summer, SaladPower is the perfect drink to cool me down! Not only is it delicious, SaladPower is such a healthy alternative to other competitor’s drinks.FullSizeRender-25.jpg

SaladPower is the healthier juice. Traditional juices in local grocery stores are loaded with calories, sugar and funky sounding added ingredients. Then the rise of the new, trendy juice craze – these juices claimed to be healthier than the traditional guys. However, these new “healthy” juices still played the same old tricks. They would show you a “green juice” and say its super healthy for you because of all the greens in it. However, most green juices are loaded with sugary fruit juice like apple or orange juice and only have a few drops of kale to make them turn green. They’re low in vitamins and high in sugar & calories.

SaladPower puts their superfood veggie blend first, their juices are packed with nutrients and much lower in sugar and calories than the competitors. All of their produce is handpicked, sustainably sourced and 100% Non-GMO certified.

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SaladPower does not fail to deliver amazing flavor in all of their drinks. Best of all- everything in their juice is FRESH. Delicious drinks don’t have to be bad for you- Go get your SaladPower at the links below!

https://www.saladpower.com

https://www.facebook.com/DrinkSaladPower/

https://www.instagram.com/saladpower/

https://www.amazon.com/SaladPower/b/ref=bl_dp_s_web_13319126011?ie=UTF8&node=13319126011&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=SaladPower

Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Baingan Bharta – Punjabi Eggplant

Happy Wednesday all!

Today I will be sharing my recipe on Baingan Bharta, which is roasted mashed eggplants cooked with onions, tomatoes, chillies, and ginger. This delicious roasted mashed eggplant dish is one of the most comforting things to eat along with warm rotis. The mouthwatering smoky flavor that comes from charring the eggplant is what makes this dish so amazing. You can even roast them over coal which brings them to another level! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Red cayenne pepper
  • Garam Masala
  • Turmeric

Directions:

  1. Wash, pat dry and prick eggplants. Roast them over open flame until the skin starts peeling off and eggplants start to shrink. Continue on all sides until the skin browns. Let them cool in a bowl of water.IMG_0084.JPGIMG_0085.JPGIMG_0086.JPG
  2. Meanwhile, chop the tomato and pulse until smooth or chop finely and set aside.
  3. Remove eggplant skin and mash the pulp.
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  4. In a large skillet over medium high heat, sauté the onions in a splash of oil until they become translucent.
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  5. Add chopped ginger and garlic and continue to cook until browned.
  6. Add red cayenne pepper and the mashed eggplants.
  7. Cook for 10 minutes over medium high heat. Continue to stir.
  8. Add the tomatoes and cook over medium heat for another 10 minutes.IMG_0091.JPG
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  9. Continue to mix and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  10. Plate and serve alongside warm roti!

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Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 2 people.
  • It’s important to char the eggplants thoroughly so the raw flavor doesn’t remain.
  • You can add however much spices you want according to your taste!

Baingan Bharta is so easy to make! It takes no time at all to cook, yet it’s so delicious! Not many ingrediants are needed, however the spices make the dish so flavorful.

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