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Cajun Chicken and Angel Hair Pasta

Recipe for Cajun Chicken and Angel Hair Pasta

1 Fryer or about 4 lbs of chicken bone-in

1 lb of Angel hair pasta

1 onion chopped

1/2 bell pepper chopped

6 garlic cloves crushed

2 16 oz cans of  tomatoes

1 16 oz can of stewed tomatoes

4 bay leaves

1/2 teaspoon of dry thyme

Non-Stick Spray

Slap Ya Mama Cajun Season

Season chicken with Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning. Spray a non-stick baking pan and bake chicken until juices run clear about 30 minutes. In another pan, add three tsp of oil and saute onion for two minutes. Add bell pepper and saute for four minutes. Add tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, crushed garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and simmer 20 minutes. Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain Pasta, top with sauce, and then baked chicken, and mix together. Enjoy!

This is one of those dishes were I took a look in the fridge and said,”I need to use my leeks and peppers today before they go bad.” So I grab some white clam sauce and linguine from the cabinet. I take my vegetables and saute them in olive oil, garlic, basil, Italian parsley, and add a touch of fresh black pepper and salt. Combine the linguine, clam sauce, and vegetables, and create a magical dish in less than 30 minutes.

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When eating salad, I am always amazed by the colors of vegetables available. You can truly create a rainbow of colors. This salad has spinach, romaine lettuce, mushrooms, red onion, tomato, red, yellow, and orange bell pepper. For the centerpiece, I have 16/20 size shrimp sauteed in garlic, olive oil, and lemon pepper. For the vegetarians out there, just drop the shrimp and come up with your own protein alternative.

You can use the dressing of your choosing. I prefer a combination of olive oil and lemon.

Remember to gather your ingredients.

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Chop your vegetables to the size and shape of your liking.

Saute your Shrimp about six minutes. Cook until a light pink.

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Arrange your vegetables. Place your shrimp in the center. Enjoy!

Rainbow Shrimp Salad

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Many people leave work and the first thought to their mind is relaxation. For me it is time to cook. Why roving through the grocery store last night a vision came to me. That vision was to roast vegetables that I wanted in a pasta. I picked some of my favorites and thought about colors of the Earth. So I ended up with asparagus, spinach, yellow squash, red onion,  and yellow and red bell peppers. So today, I prep and chop them, which took no less than 15 minutes. I add some fresh garlic slices, olive oil, cracked black pepper, and a little sea salt. Roast them at 400 degrees for 20 minutes stirring once at ten minute mark.

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While the veggies are roasting I prepare a pot of water to cook the Rotini pasta until al dente. Which is about 10 minutes for a pound. I used a steamer basket on top of the pasta to steam the fresh spinach to just slightly wilted which is less than two minutes. Next, I place the spinach in a large mixing bowl along with the fresh cooked pasta. I top this with a jar of Classico Traditional Pesto Sauce. I thoroughly mix it. I then pour in the roasted vegetables and thoroughly mix again. Next, it heads to the plate. Enjoy!

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This is a vegetarian friendly dish, but may not be suitable to a vegan due to Parmesan cheese. This dish less than 30 minutes and is heart healthy.