Three Meals A Day

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How wonderful it was to have a weekend at home! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to wake up in my own bed and not rush out the door. One of the benefits of a slower weekend is time in the kitchen, but when R&R is needed most, getting in the kitchen isn’t exactly the first thing one has in mind. The reality is most of us are whipping up meals that require no recipe at all, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have to feel special or delicious. To illustrate this idea, I documented the meals I made last Sunday for you guys and included the very simple recipes below. Enjoy!


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Breakfast: Double Nut Toast with Cinnamon Apples

Whole Wheat Bread
Creamy Peanut Butter
Sliced Almonds
Honeycrisp Apple

Top the toast with peanut butter, honey, and almonds. Slice apple and top with cinnamon.

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Lunch: Tomato Basil Orecchiette with Lemon and Parmesan

2 Tomatoes
Handful of Basil
Half a Lemon
2.5 cups of Orecchiette Pasta
1/2 cup Parmesan
Garlic Infused Olive Oil
Pine Nuts
Maldon Salt
Fresh Pepper

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and throw in the orecchiette. While the pasta is cooking, chop the tomatoes, shred the basil and grate parmesan cheese. Add the tomatoes and parmesan cheese to a bowl. Drain the pasta once it is al dente, and add to the bowl of tomatoes and cheese. Top with basil, pine nuts and a squeeze of lemon. Drizzle with garlic olive oil, and top with Maldon salt and fresh ground pepper. Toss together and serve.

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Dinner: BLT with a Slow-Roasted Twist

Slow roasted tomatoes
Crispy bacon
Multigrain bread
Arugula or Baby Kale

Top toasted bread with ingredients. Enjoy a new twist on an old classic!


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BY Kate Arends - May 9, 2016

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  1. Molly @ Spices in My DNA

    May 9th, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Love these simple meal ideas!

  2. Kate

    May 10th, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Thanks Molly!

  3. Anna Oates

    May 19th, 2016 at 11:31 am

    All of these look amazing!I’m going to mark them for future reference!

  4. Kate

    May 19th, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Super easy to make, too 🙂

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