Classic Pretzel Salad

Classic Pretzel Salad ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Classic Pretzel Salad is a picnic tradition. It’s sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy all at the same time. Take it to your next cook out and bring back some memories or create new ones. We’re nearing the end of our time in the US. When I asked my son if there was anything he’d… 

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Zesty Corn Relish {Recipe ReDux}

Zesty Corn Relish ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Make this zesty Corn Relish with a hint of Southwestern sass for your next BBQ. It’s a perfect accompaniment to any meat and delicious as an add on to salads, burritos or just about anything to which you’d like to add a little tangy goodness. This month’s Recipe ReDux is an interesting one: DIY Kitchen EssentialsWhat favorite… 

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Very Veggie Eggplant Parmesan

Very Veggie Eggplant Parmesan ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

I received coupons to cover the purchase of Dominex Eggplant Products in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. Eggplant parmesan is such a comforting meal, but it can be a bit involved to put it all together from scratch. Fortunately with Dominex Eggplant Cutlets and a few other pantry staples you can make a pasta free,… 

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Skillet Sprouts and Shells

Sprouts and Pasta ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

There’s something magical about brussels sprouts and bacon. Skillet Sprouts and Shells will have the most vehement sprouts hater begging for more! Oddly enough, the inspiration for this dish came from one developed for toddlers in Smart Bites for Baby: 300 Easy-to-Make, Easy-to-Love Meals that Boost Your Baby and Toddler’s Brain(affiliate link). Our new grandson was… 

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Javanese Inspired Crepes {#FOTW}

Javanese Inspired Crepes ~ #FoodOfTheWorld ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

While researching the food of Indonesia for this month’s Food of the World challenge I came across a photo of a Javanese street food called jadah manten. They consist of very thin omelets or crepes rolled around a filling of sticky rice and seasoned meat. What utterly charmed me was the way they were served. Pieces… 

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How to Make Sesame Green Beans

Sesame String Beans ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

When we visit a Chinese buffet, I always go for the green beans in the savory brown stir fry sauce. They’re fresh, spicy and crunchy all at the same time. Store bought sauces can be loaded with sodium and other unsavory ingredients. Here’s how to make sesame green beans with your own stir fry sauce. It’s… 

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Apple Snack Cake

Apple Snack Cake ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

This apple snack cake is loaded with sweet, tart bites of apple, crunchy nuts and a bit of batter thrown in to hold it all together. It’s very similar to one my mother used to make and has a place on a Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch table.  My mother referred to a couple of cookbooks… 

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Mexicorn Dip

Mexicorn Dip ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

You and your tortilla chips will love this cheesy dip which features corn, black beans and South of the Border flavors. Mexicorn Dip will be a hit for Cinco de Mayo and all Summer long. Ever notice the myriad varieties of food in the world? Apart from recipes which use very specific ingredients there’s often… 

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Restaurant Style Burritos

Restaurant Style Burritos ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

We love those fresh tasting burritos from a popular restaurant chain. But they’re so big you can barely fit one into your mouth! And as good as they are, just one can contain a full day’s complement of calories. Here’s how to make those great tasting restaurant style burritos at home. The key to these… 

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Gluten Free Cherry Almond Scones

Gluten Free Cherry Almond Scones ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Recently, the good folks at Nuts.com started highlighting the health benefits of almonds and are looking to spread the word about how to add them into your diet. I was not compensated in any way to write this post, but I do use almonds and almond products in my cooking, and for that reason I am happy… 

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Don Quixote’s Migas

Don Quixote's Migas ~ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

We’ve progressed far enough in our Spanish lessons that we’re no longer focusing on grammar. Our current lessons are likely to be conversational in nature. The maestra will pick a particular topic dealing with Spanish culture or history and we’ll discuss it, or at least attempt to. About a month ago we learned about El Dia del… 

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