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Jalapeño Arugula Pesto Pasta

The most flavorful pesto sauce I’ve ever made. You need to save this. It’s the ultimate comfort food and simply delicious.

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Roasted Red Tomato Linguine with Sautéed Scallops in Garlic

The inspo of this pasta is from the North End of Boston aka Little Italy!

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Not Your Average Chicken Broccoli & Rice Dinner

My Not-So-Average Chicken Broccoli & Rice Dinner is way tastier than the plain ones you've had before.

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BBQ Chicken Flatbread

This is for my BBQ fans because I know I'm more of a buffalo fan myself.

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15 Minute Shredded Chicken Tacos

The best part was that I barely had to do any prep and the whole recipe took under 15 minutes!

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Aleppo Pepper Veggie Spaghetti

This is a very simple spaghetti recipe, but also a delightful one. Not everything you make needs to be complex and over-spiced.

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Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tacos

WHO doesn't love buffalo sauce AND tacos? You know I had to combine the both.

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Butternut Squash Baked Pasta

Is there any better way to welcome the 21st of September than with a heartwarming and nourishing baked pasta?

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Middle Eastern Chicken and Quinoa Bowl

This is my 100th recipe of 2023 and you know it had to be a Middle Eastern recipe. This is the most elite, delicious, flavorful, and nourishing bowl I've made thus far.

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Fall-Inspired Pasta Salad with Butternut Squash

Pasta salads are one of our favorite things to eat in the summertime, but guess what? It doesn't have to be JUST a summer meal.

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Penne and Baked Eggplant Pasta 

A true masterpiece of pasta. Make this whole pan for yourself or to share; I won't judge. 

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Fall Zucchette Pasta with Vegan Sage & Butter Sauce

This fall zucchette pasta can be found at @traderjoes and it is made of both butternut squash and wheat. It was so fun and easy to use, and I ended up making a vegan sage & butter sauce that was a hit at my house.

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Vegetarian Lasagna

A family favorite that everyone needs to know about. 

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Scallops and Orzo Pasta Salad

Want to impress your family members? Make this. 

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Tomato Walnut Sauce on Spaghetti Squash

There are countless ways to use spaghetti squash but THIS way is my favorite. 

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Mediterranean Inspired Chickpea Pasta Salad

Not only does this salad have chickpeas, but the shell pasta is made out of chickpeas thanks to my favorite pasta brand, @eatbanza.

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Olio Gluten Free Tagliatelle

This is the simplest GF pasta you could make. It took me a total of 15 minutes to make and it was delicious. If your stomach is ever hurting, make this.

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Tofu Walnut Pesto Sauce on Chickpea Pasta


It’s a gluten free, dairy free, plant based, and vegan pasta. You simply can't go wrong.⁣

 

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Spicy Pepper Cauliflower Gnocchi

If you haven't tried Trader Joe's cauliflower gnocchi, what have you been up to!?

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Roasted Red Bell Pepper & Shrimp Spaghetti 

A fancy pasta that YOU can make yourself. It's absolutely delicious and a great meal to make for someone else. 

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Spicy Whole Grain Pasta with Mushrooms & Spinach 

This has a garlic-y, spicy flavor and a “good job” from my mom so I’m very proud of this one. 

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Puttanesca Pasta Salad

Spaghetti alla puttanesca is typically made with olives, tomatoes, capers, garlic, olive oil, and anchovies. But, your girl can't stand anchovies so I made a pasta salad with all the components of this spaghetti without the fish.

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Vegetarian Taco Stuffed Peppers

These are vegetarian taco stuffed peppers. The Morningstar Veggie Griller Crumbles are 100% vegetarian and a great source of protein. 

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Hummus Crusted Chicken Breast

Now, I know this isn’t the most beautiful looking post but let me tell you, this is #averagearabgirl approved chicken.

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Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

The one part of this I had to look up was how to make a homemade teriyaki sauce. Other than that, it’s all me! 

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Tangy Orange & Lime Sautéed Shrimp Tortillas

Who would have thought using the juice of an orange would go exquisitely well on shrimp??

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Potatoes in a Pan

"Batata Bil Saineh"

I’m so proud I’ve finally learned how to make this childhood fave food of mine! It’s finally time I can share this delicious, Syrian dish with you all! 

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Chickpea Coconut Veggie Curry on a Bed of Quinoa

I’ve been meaning to try to make my own version of coconut curry and I finally did it!

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Syrian Stuffed Zucchini

 “Koosa Mahsheh”

This is very well-known Syrian dish & it knocks my socks off every time my mom makes it. I finally learned how to make it, so now it's your turn!

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Venezuelan Black Bean & Rice 

Fun fact: My mom was born in Venezuela since my grandparents lived there for 32 years of their lives! So, they picked up awesome, traditional Venezuelan recipes like this one.

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Mediterranean Inspired Salmon & Couscous Bowl

This is the type of bowl that a restaurant would make you pay $25 for. Instead of doing that, make it yourself!

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Mujadarrah

Mujadara, a traditional Syrian meal, is simply a grain bowl made of lentils, bulgur, and onions, nothing more.

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Bulgur & Chickpea Pilaf aka Burghul Bi Hommos

Bulgur is a staple of the Middle Eastern diet and even though it’s known to be the food of the poor in Syria, I think they’re the richest ones because of the health benefits bulgur offers. 

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Green Fava Beans "Fasoolah Khadra"

Unfortunately, in the states we don’t have fresh fava beans that look like this, but we do have frozen green fava beans that are sold in Trader Joe’s and Wegman’s! 

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Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Stir Fry

Let me show you how to make a very healthy version of teriyaki chicken stir fry!

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Cajun Chicken Taco Bowl

As much as I love going to Chipotle and picking up a chicken bowl with heavy guac, I love making my own taco bowl at home where I know what ingredients are going into my food. 

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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

If you love buffalo sauce as much as I do, you're going to want to try these stuffed bell peppers.

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Chickpea Crusted Mediterranean Inspired Pizzas

@eatbanza has provided the world with delicious chickpea plain crust pizzas to build yourself.

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Potato Lasagna with Vegan Chorizo Crumbles

I am dead serious when I say that I dreamt of this recipe.

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Sauteed Shrimp in Garlicky Tomato Sauce

Sure, I've made a shrimp pasta dinner before, but not like this!

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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

People tend to use it as a substitute for pasta, but there are so many ways you can enjoy spaghetti squash, like making this delicious buffalo chicken stuffed recipe!

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Baked Tofu Penne Pasta

The Infamous Tik Tok Baked Feta Pasta but Make it Tofu!

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Grilled Salmon Bowl with Grilled Broccolini and a Cilantro Tahini Dressing

Summertime calls for grilling, and I don't mean just hot dogs and burgers. It's time to use that grill for some salmon and veggies!

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Moussaka (also known as) Eggplant Lasagna

The Greeks enjoy this recipe as much as Middle Easterners do. It comes in many shapes and forms but Moussaka is a very popular dish.

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Spinach and Parsley Pesto Pasta

I said to myself, what could I possibly use to mimic the deep green color of pesto? I grabbed fresh spinach and fresh parsley out of the fridge and got to work.

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Baked Chicken Kabobs with Saffron Rice and Fattoush Salad

Grilled chicken kabobs, saffron rice, and fattoush salad are three of the most authentic foods you could have in the Levant region of the world. 

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Simple Pasta Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

My go to pasta salad that I make if I'm in a rush or need a quick meal.

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Veggie Stuffed Zucchini Boats Topped With Manchego Cheese

These zucchini boats were so delicious and honestly so fun to make. If you want an excellent source of protein and veggies, this should be your next dinner.

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Vegan Seitan Chorizo Bowl

If you need an easy, go-to dinner after a long day of work or a great workout, I highly recommend trying this flavorful bowl.

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Italian Inspired Pasta Salad

You can probably tell that pasta salads are one of my go-to foods if I'm in a hurry. Why? Because they are so simple, but so filling at the same time.

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Broiled Salmon with Zhoug Sauce Served Over Brown Rice & Carrots

No joke, this meal probably would have cost $40 at a fancy restaurant. But, I just made it for more than less than half that price! You deserve to make your own fancy dish at home and to romanticize your life.

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Spicy Black Squid Ink Pasta in San Marzano Tomato and Mushroom Sauce Topped With Seared Scallops

Do not be intimidated by the name "black squid ink pasta", you cannot taste the ink, it's simply for color!

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Vegan Bolognese Tri Colored Pasta

To all of my vegan and non vegan friends out here, this pasta is for YOU. The flavors from the pearl onion, green bell pepper, garlic, tomatoes, cooking wine, basil, and oregano were to die for!

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Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

If you're a poke bowl fan like I am, this homemade Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl is going to be something you remake forever. Not only is it delicious, but it's easy and cheap to make.

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Shrimp Gigli Pasta with Fresh Parmigiano Reggiano

This pasta is filled with delicious ingredients like sautéed shrimp, diced tomatoes, capers, parmigiano reggiano, sun-dried tomatoes, and red pepper flakes. Whoever said that you can't be healthy and eat pasta lives a miserable life.

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Spicy Chicken Fajitas

eel free to make this recipe alone as meal prep for the week, as a stuffing for taco night, or the main part of a taco bowl! It will be flavorful and enjoyable no matter when or how you eat them.

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Baked Acorn Squash with Breaded Mac & Cheese

Because you deserve to eat your comfort foods without having to remove the fun from them.

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My Go-To Pan Seared Chicken Breast

I'm telling you guys, this pan-seared chicken breast is my go-to recipe. On top of my salads, inside of wraps, or just served next to veggies for dinner, it's perfect.

Mediterranean Salmon, Orzo Pasta, and Veggie Bowl

My boyfriend who tends to not enjoy salmon because of the "fishy" taste, told me he loved it and that the bowl's flavors really work well with each other.

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Easy 30 Minute Chickpea & Kidney Bean Pasta Salad

This one is great for all of my vegetarians and people who just love pasta salad as much as I do! The beauty of pasta salads is that they last so well in the fridge so it makes the perfect meal prep for either lunch or dinner.

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Cauliflower Steaks Topped With Black Beans & Chimichurri Sauce

I've seen many great vegan chefs make these cauliflower steaks so I wanted to try it myself. It was so simple to make and I wiped my dish clean even faster because they were that good.

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Dairy Free Marinated Flank Steak Tacos With Pico de Gallo & Arugula

Make these for yourself one night you're feeling Mexican food but don't want to get dressed up and drive to a restaurant. You'll be so impressed with yourself and the process is so simple. 

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Vegan Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos 

You're going to need mini tortillas, 1 can of black beans, 1 sweet potato, spinach, grape tomatoes, fresh cilantro, avocado, cajun seasoning, and lime.

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Picatta Pasta with Spinach 

Some may look at this bowl of pasta and see carbs. I see, fresh pappardelle pasta that has a good source of carbs, capers that contain copper, spinach that contains magnesium, fresh parmesan that contains protein & calcium, and garlic that is anti-microbial.

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Single Serving Vegetarian Pasta Salad

Pasta salads are such an underrated healthy meal to make yourself. I feel like people only have them during summer BBQs when in reality, they can be a great single serving lunch or dinner.

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Single Serving Buffalo Chicken Flatbread

"Pizza isn't healthy." If you surround yourself with people who say that, delete them because you don't need that negativity in your life.

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Musakhan (Sumac Chicken & Caramelized Onion Wraps)

Do not be intimidated by this recipe. These Middle Eastern chicken wraps look like they were difficult to make but they're probably one of the easiest Arab recipes next to hummus.

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Spaghetti Pomodoro

Raise your hand if you enjoy more of a fresh & light tomato sauce, than a heavy one in pasta!? I certainly do. Spaghetti Pomodoro is a very simply recipe everyone should learn how to make.

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Summer Shrimp & Veggie Pasta

I used peas, zucchini, and summer squash to create this delightful and scrumptious pasta.

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Syrian Falafel Sandwich

This isn't a meal you're going to whip up in an hour, but it can be prepped overnight and you can feed it to your family or have people over for an authentic Middle Eastern dinner night!

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Bazalla W Riz (Pea & Carrot Stew)

Bazalla Wa Riz, is a very traditional Levantine dish that is mostly enjoyed in the winter. "Bazella" in Arabic simply translates to peas and "riz" to rice.

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GF Aglio E Olio Spaghetti with Spinach

Aglio E Olio simply translates to, "garlic with oil" aka extra virgin olive oil. This is the simplest, yet most exquisite pasta you could make for yourself.

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Oregano Scallops & Orzo Pasta Salad

Why don't more people incorporate scallops into their lives? It's not only a delicious kind of shellfish, but it's packed full of nutrients you may not find in other foods!

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Shrimp Taco Bowl

This is the recipe I make non stop or anytime I don't know what to make because not only is it delicious, but it has every nutrient I need for a balanced, nutritious, and filling dinner

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Spicy Pea Pesto Pasta 

I've asked people what their least favorite vegetable was and most people agreed that it was peas.

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Gluten Free Creamy Fall Spaghetti

Grab your eggplant, Tuscan kale, cherry tomatoes, Eat Banza spaghetti, parmesan cheese, and let's make this GF Creamy Fall Spaghetti.

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Chicken Shawarma

To create this meal you're going to need lots of ingredients, BUT, none that you wouldn't have in your fridge or pantry...

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Olive & Artichoke Pasta Salad

You know that can of artichokes that's sitting in your pantry because you thought you'd use it but have no idea how to? Here is what you're going to make with that can of artichokes

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