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February 21, 2017

Expand your palate with Explore Cuisine Pasta line.



With so many Pasta brands out there, it is hard to find the best option that is right for you. My kids are all about the plain pasta but they are just so filled of ingredients that I am not thrilled with. I was recently introduced to Explore Cuisine Pasta line. This line has it all! Each pasta is certified organic, non-gmo, gluten-free, vegan and ridiculously high in protein and fiber.

  • Pulse Pastas: Made from organic lentils and chickpeas, packed with 13g of protein per 2oz, rich in BCAA and glutamine, high is potassium. Think Green Lentil Lasange, Chickpea Spaghetti, Red Lentil Penne and more!
  • Bean Pastas: Made ONLY from 100% organic beans and water, packed with 20-25g of protein per 2 oz, net carbs at 11g. Think Edamame & Mung Bean Fettucine, Black Bean Spaghetti, Soybean Spaghetti and more!



I am in love with the ORGANIC ADZUKI BEAN SPAGHETTI. There was a recipe on the side of the box and it was SO yum! Ofcourse I put my own little twist on it but WOW It was amazing!

1 package Adzuki spaghetti
1 Bunch Asparagus (Trimmed)
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp Juice lemons
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook Adzuki pasta according to instruction on package

While pasta is cooking, in a small saucepan, heat the garlic, Asparagus and oil over medium-low heat, cooking for a few minutes and making sure not to brown the garlic. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool a little.

Toss the strained and cooled Adzuki pasta with the mixture.

Add Salt and pepper to taste

Explore Cuisine Pulse Pasta collection also includes Red Lentil Penne, Chickpea Fusilli, Red Lentil Spaghetti, Chickpea Spaghetti, and even no-boil Green Lentil Lasagne. Each box retails for $4.99. Explore Cuisine also has Rice Pastas, Rice Noodles and Soups!


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In Recipes on
October 30, 2014

Cheesy Marinara Chicken Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe

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Cheesy Marinara Chicken Stuffed Pasta Shells

Everyone loves Stuffed shells.  Stuffed Shells are comfort food for the Italian food lover.  Many times stuffed shells are reserved for special occasions because prepping and stuffing pasta shells can be pretty labor intensive.  Stuffed Shells is not a week night dinner.  Cheesy Marinara Chicken Stuffed Pasta Shells is no exception to that rule.  They are an interesting twist on this classic dish. So if your special dinner stuffed shells repertoire is getting old  try this delicious chicken twist on a family favorite recipe.

 Chicken Stuffed Pasta Recipe Ingredients

1 box (12 oz) jumbo pasta shells

1 jar (26 oz) marinara or spaghetti sauce, divided

1 lb. cooked chicken, shredded

1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a large casserole dish.

Cook the pasta according to directions on box BUT leave them slightly al dente; drain well and set aside.

Pour 1/3 the jar of marinara into the casserole dish and spread out evenly.

Set the cooked pasta shells on top of the sauce in casserole dish, arranging evenly, open side up.

In a bowl, mix together 1/3 the jar of sauce with the shredded chicken and ricotta cheese, just until combined well.

Spoon the chicken mixture carefully into the pasta shells.

Pour the remaining sauce over the top.

Cover and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly hot.

Will serve 4 to 6.

In FREE, Recipes on
September 28, 2014

9 Types of Copycat Girl Scout Cookies

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This eCookbook has step-by-step instructions for homemade Girl Scout cookie recipes like Homemade Thin Mints (page 6), Knockoff Samoa Bars (page 9), Copycat Samoa Cookies (page 15), Samoa Cupcakes (page 17), and lots more! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to have Girl Scout cookie desserts all year round!

In FREE, Recipes on
September 28, 2014

9 All-Star Slow Cooker Recipes

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