Mediterranean Pasta Salad | Recipe

Mediterranean Pasta Salad Recipe with Homemade Dressing
 
Now that we’re headed into the warmer time of year, heavy cooking and turning on the oven for meals is becoming less of a thing. It’s time to make room for lighter dishes and a hearty salad is a perfect option for Summer. Pasta salad is a big hit in my house and it’s even better when made with homemade dressing, so I thought to finish up my 3-part recipe series with reebee this Mediterranean pasta salad would be perfect- and just in time for Summer entertaining.

This Mediterranean pasta salad is great as a side dish or as a meal on its own, perfect for Summer

Thanks to reebee, you can find everything you need for this recipe at the lowest price, just click on the links below to see the best prices on the ingredients in your area. 
 
Great to serve at a BBQ, pack up for a day at the beach, picnic, and afternoons at the spray park, this Mediterranean pasta salad is light and filling. It takes a few minutes to make, and the dressing is well worth skipping buying the stuff from the store. 
 

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad Recipe with Homemade Dressing

Ingredients

For the salad

2 cups pasta (gluten-free or regular), uncooked

1 large tomato, diced

1 green pepper, diced

1/2 red onion, diced

1/2 cucumber, diced

1 cup pitted kalamata olives

1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled for topping

For the dressing

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

juice from 1 fresh lemon

2- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 tbsp Italian seasoning (or the equivalent of finely diced fresh herbs)

Directions

1. To get things started, boil a pot of water and get your pasta cooking. While that’s on the go prep your veggies and set aside.
Mediterranean Pasta Salad Recipe with Homemade Dressing
 
2. When the pasta is ready, drain and allow to cool. You can speed this up by rinsing under cold water. Put pasta into a large mixing bowl and add your veggies and olives. Toss until everything is combined.
Mediterranean Pasta Salad Recipe with Homemade Dressing
 
3. To make the dressing: In a mason jar combine all of the dressing ingredients and shake well (if you want to, you can make the dressing a little bit ahead of time to help the flavours develop). Add in the dressing and toss until everything is evenly coated. Garnish with the crumbled feta or put it on the side for people to add themselves.
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Slow Cooker Lasagne Soup

Rainbow Vegetable + Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

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Slow Cooker Lasagne Soup | Recipe

Slow Cooker Lasagne Soup Recipe

Heading into Spring, we’re stepping away from heavier foods and turning to lighter options. This lasagne soup is one of those recipes that is hearty and filling and is a great way to get in a healthy serving of veggies. I’m excited to be teaming up with reebee on this recipe to help you enjoy easy-to-make, healthy comfort food, and to help you whip up your favourite recipes at the best price.

Make it on the stove top or slow cooker, either way this lasagne soup is a yummy, simple recipe.

I based this recipe off of one of my favourites from Liv B’s cookbook, Vegan on a Budget, and adapted it a little for our family. Every time I’ve made this soup it’s been a hit, and I thought I would try making it in the slow cooker for this blog post for the added bonus of extra convenience and it doesn’t disappoint. Her recipe for Famous Lasagne Soup caught my eye when I was first going through the pages and knew it would be one my family would love. Her original recipe is a vegan one so I swapped in a few different ingredients and have made this soup with and without meat, both turning out equally delicious; I also made ours with gluten-free lasagna noodles, but of course this is a simple substitution you don’t have to make if you don’t need to.

Slow Cooker Lasagne Soup Recipe Ingredients

I love that this is a healthy comfort food option that is simple to make, especially if you’re using a slowcooker, and thanks to reebee, I can help you find where to stock up on the ingredients you need at the lowest price. Our family has used reebee for a few years and it is our go-to resource for finding the best prices for our weekly grocery list. Whether it’s for regular items that we use all the time, or big-ticket purchases, reebee is a great resource right at your fingertips.

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For this recipe, I have teamed up with reebee to show you how to get the best prices on the ingredients you’ll need for this lasagne soup. All you have to do is download the app and enter your location to receive current and upcoming flyers from a variety of stores for your area.  To show you how it works, simply click on the items in the ingredient list below and reebee will do the rest, showing you what ingredients are on sale and where to find the best prices this week. Savings at your fingertips! 

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Ingredients

1 carton or 3.5 cups of broth ( I used chicken, but vegetable or beef also work)

1 jar or 2.5 cups of marinara pasta sauce 

1/2 an onion, diced

1 bell pepper, diced

1 cup mushrooms, sliced

1/2 cup dried red lentils

1 cup spinach, rinsed and patted dry

8- 10 lasagne noodles

Optional:

1 package of ground beef

Shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. In your slow cooker, pour in broth and pasta sauce, followed by the onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, and lentils. Stir to combine. Note: If including ground beef, brown in a frying pan and add with these ingredients.
  2. Set your slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
  3. About 15 minutes before you’re ready to serve, bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the lasagne noodles as per the package directions.
  4. Add the noodles and spinach to the soup approx. 5 minutes before serving. 
  5. Top with shredded cheese if desired and serve.

Slow Cooker Lasagne Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Lasagne Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Lasagne Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Lasagne Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Lasagne Soup Recipe

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Reebee puts finding the best price for everything your family needs right at your fingertips. Simply download the app and enter your area to find the best prices on everything from groceries to appliances, seasonal items, and more. reebee features flyers from favourite stores including Costco, Superstore, Walmart, Canadian Tire, just to name a few.

Features include:

  • Search option to help you quickly find exactly what you’re looking for and compare prices
  • Shopping list- stay organized and create lists within the app to keep track of what you need
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Mediterranean Pasta {Gluten Free}

If you follow the blog on Instagram you may have seen this pasta dish I posted last Friday night as part of Catelli’s #GlutenFreeFridays. Easy, healthy & delicious, check, check, and check- YEEHAW! May is Celiac Awareness Month, and even though no- one in our family is Celiac, having strong gluten intolerances pretty much means we eat as though we do. That means we seek out gluten- free options for everything from bread and sauces to pasta. Thankfully this has been one staple of our diet we have been able to continue enjoying without much change (thank goodness because we’re all pasta fiends!). With the warmer weather I like to shake things up a bit and cook lighter meals, but that are still full of flavour and satisfying (for another yummy gluten free pasta recipe, check out this one by my friend Andria over on The Cheerio Diaries). Mediterranean- inspired dishes are perfect for this and I love a good vegetarian meal every now and then. I’ve made a few different versions of this dish and each time have been really happy with how it’s turned out, so I thought it was time to share it. Gluten free or not, it’s delicious and if you can, top it off with a little butter and fresh parmesan. 
Makes 4 servings
Ingredients:
– gluten free pasta of your choice (for this I used Catelli’s gluten free spaghetti)
– 1/2 each of a red and yellow bell pepper, cut into slices
– 1/2 medium red onion, sliced thin
– 1 tomato, diced
– 1/2 zucchini, chopped
– 1/2 cup artichoke hearts (I’ve also made a version with sun dried tomatoes that’s delicious)
– 1 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
– 1 tsp fresh parsley to garnish
– olive oil (and/ or a tbsp butter)
– salt & pepper to taste
– fresh parmesan (optional)
Directions:
1. Set your oven to broil and bring a pot of water to boil while you wait
2. In a baking dish, toss the veggies (minus the artichoke hearts and herbs) in a little olive oil and salt and pepper; put under the broiler for approx 10 minutes, or until the veggies begin to char (also great to pop them in a foil pouch on the bbq)
3. Pop the pasta in the boiling water and while it cooks, heat up a tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Once the veggies have been broiled, toss them along with the artichoke hearts, herbs and a little more oil/ butter if desired. Reduce to low/ medium heat.
4. When pasta is cooked, drain and toss in with the veggies. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley (and parmesan if you love some cheese on your pasta!)
5. Serve & enjoy!
For more information about Catelli gluten free pasta and more recipe ideas, visit the Catelli website.
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Yummy Mummy Monday: Gluten Free Rice Crispy Treats

I don’t think these sweet treats really need an intro. They’re a classic. And after making them with Ari, I have a new understanding and appreciation for why they’re such a staple for bake sales and class parties- they’re super simple and quick to make! The only changes I made to the classic version were to make them gluten & dairy free: swapping coconut oil for the butter and using gluten- free cereal. These are great if you want to whip something sweet up but don’t have a lot of time and they’ll be gone in even less time. 

Ingredients
5 tbsp coconut oil, melted 
8 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups rice crispy cereal (we used gluten free)
Optional: 1 tbsp beet juice or red food colouring

Directions
1. In a large pot over low heat melt coconut oil. Once melted toss in mini marshmallows, stirring continuously
2. Once melted, remove from heat and add in rice crispy cereal. Stir until combined (I let Ari help with this part, but if you’re nervous about burns you can quickly transfer the mix into a bowl so little ones can help)
3. If you want to make the treats pink, you can add food colouring or reduced beet juice for colour. To make the beet juice reduction: dice up a small beet and pop into a pot and fill with water until pieces are just covered. Bring to a boil for approx. 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce until the beet juice has mixed with the water and the liquid has thickened to a syrupy consistency. Pour into a glass pyrex jug and set aside until ready to use.
4. Add in colouring and stir until mixed through
5. Transfer mixture onto a piece of parchment paper. Use the sides of the parchment to shape the mixture into a ball (don’t worry if it isn’t a perfect shape, this step is more to compress the mixture for rolling ). Cover with a second piece of parchment and roll the mixture until it is 1/2″ thick (if you like thicker treats, don’t roll them as long/ apply as much pressure)
6. When you’ve reached your desired thickness, remove the top piece of parchment and fold in half (sticky sides in) to place the shapes on
7. Using cookie cutters, cut out the shapes you like and place on the folded piece of parchment

9. Once you’ve cut out all the shapes you can fit, you can either try re- rolling the mixture or takes pieces that are roughly the same size and roll into balls

10. You can serve the treats like this or insert cute straws to make pops. For the balls, you can leave them as- is or add cute cupcake toppers like the sparkly ones I used from Grace Miller & Co– see below)

11. … for added fun, dip in sprinkles!

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Yummy Mummy Monday: Carrot & Ginger Soup

We’re officially into soup season. And really what could be better than cozying up with a warm bowl of soup on a cool Fall day? This week’s recipe was contributed by Malika from Everything’s Better Spouted and is a delicious crowd pleaser chock- full of nutrients. I love Malika’s recipes because they’re tasty and made with whole ingredients, making them healthy options when you’ve got a craving (for another amazing soup recipe from Malika that was a hit in our house, try out this recipe). See below for more from Malika and this delicious soup recipe.
Hey, it’s Malika
from Everything’s
Better Sprouted
. I’m loving Fall and
making warm soup recipes weekly! If you have kids, this is a great way to
sneak veggies into their diets. 😉 I have a 6 year old son and I just tricked
him into eating cauliflower the other night in a soup…..shhhhhhh don’t tell
him. Did you know that carrots are full of beta-carotene which help you
improve your eye sight. They are also contain vitamin A, which can protect
your skin from the sun’s damage. Ginger is great for healing inflammation in
your body and is used for it’s tummy soothing properties. That’s why your mom
always told you to drink ginger ale when you had a tummy ache. If you don’t
want to use bone broth in
your soup, you could easily substitute cashew cream or coconut milk in this
recipe. Happy Cooking!
xx Malika
Malika Smith is the
Blogger behind Everything’s
Better Sprouted
. A mother, foodie, and certified integrative
nutrition health coach, she’s passionate about eating real whole food that
tastes good! It’s hard to know what is and isn’t good for you with all the fad
diets these days,  and Malika uses her blog to help guide and inspire
you to live your healthiest life. To learn more about Everything’s Better
Sprouted, hop over to the website & find
her blog on social media: Facebook, TwitterInstagram, & Pinterest
You can also contact Malika
via email at: malika@everythingsbettersprouted.com.

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