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Ground Chicken Stuffed Zucchini with Carrot and Potato

April 14, 2014 · 1 Comment


This is a great recipe for the warmer weather ahead. No oven. No sweat  This dish is cooked on the stove top in a large frying pan with lid.

Ground Chicken Stuffed Zucchini with Potato and Carrot

2 Medium zucchini, 1 lb ground chicken,  (pulp from the zucchini), 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1 egg – beaten, 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs,  3 TB olive oil, 1/2 cup grated cheese, 1/4 tp. salt, 1/4 tp pepper, 2 bay leaves, 4 small peeled potatoes – halved , 4 peeled cut up carrots

  1. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-in. shells.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and cook ground chicken, pulp and onion over  medium heat until meat is no longer pink;  Remove from the heat stir in  egg, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup cheese.
  3. Spoon about 1/4 cup into each shell.
  4. Clean frying pan.  
  5. Put stuffed zucchini and potato and carrots and bay leaves in frying pan  – add 1/2 cup water or chicken stock – season to taste
  6. Cover with lid and cook over medium heat for 45 minutes until potato and carrots are tender.
  7. Yield: 4 servings.

You could use any ground meat you like. Enjoy :)


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Sausage, Onion, Peppers and the Baguette

March 21, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Stop and Shop sends out coupons every so often.  They also send recipes that I so enjoy.  This recipe caught my eye.  Sausages, onion, and peppers, sprawled over a delicious baguette loaf, and of course the slice of cheese that melts so perfectly on the top. Dish is a favorite for weekends!  Weekends are treatends for me.


1 French baguette loaf

4 fresh sausages links

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced

2 large red bell peppers, seeded and sliced into strips

1 cup pizza sauce, heated

garnish with baby spinach or arugula (optional)

4 slices(thin) provolone cheese, cut in 1/2 moons

Preheat broiler,  Cut baguette in half  lengthwise, pull out soft center of top half. Grill or cook sausages in a skillet until internal temperature reaches 165 F.  Heat oil in skillet and add peppers and onions, season with salt and pepper, if desired. get-attachment

Cook until beginning to caramelize, 5-8 minutes.  Spread bottom half of baguette with heated pizza sauce.  Place sausages over sauce, then add peppers & onions and top with cheese.  Place bottom half of sandwich under broiler and melt cheese. get-attachment (63)

Remove from oven, add fresh baby spinach or arugula, if desired, and place top half of baguette over bottom; gently push down,

Slice and serve HOT.

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YIAH Pesto Roasted Potatoes

March 10, 2014 · Leave a Comment


A fellow blogger Frantic in the Kitchen was sweet enough to send Groovin Moms a jar of YIAH  Tuscan Style Capsium Pesto Dip Mix.  We have had so much snow here in New York this winter, I made it a point to get the oven on somehow.  So, I thought why not use this mix on my favorite roasted potatoes. Boom!! The aroma that filled the house was amazing.


Here is the simple recipe:

Preheat Oven 400

4 peeled and sliced potatoes
Good drizzle of Olive Oil
Cap full of vinegar
Salt/Pepper to taste
1/4 Tsp of Yiah Pesto Mix – you can adjust to taste.

Mix and coat everything in a baking dish (no clean-up)  Place in preheated oven for 45 min or until golden. Enjoy :)


Thank You Sofia!!

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Sweet Corn and Tomato Bisque

March 6, 2014 · Leave a Comment

When I had guests to dinner, this past Saturday,  I wanted to serve something warm.  I mean it has been bone chilling cold  in New York and my New Jersey friends did not have  warmer weather.

I happen to come across this soup recipe in the Franklin Square town paper,   Sweet Corn and Tomato Bisque soup, and the ingredients sounded like the perfect hot item to get our insides feeling warm , and not to full,  so we could eat the pork chops I was going to also serve.

Now making this recipe on the blind was daring of me but since they are really old friends I made a decision to make it for the first time . My husband said I was taking a really big chance making a new recipe without testing it out.  I ignored his comment and went shopping for the necessary ingredients.  See I figured,  if you like corn and tomatos, which I knew they did, then this soup would be tasty good.

So here it is, Sweet Corn and Tomato Bisque Soup.



2 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1/2 onion, finely chopped, 4 ears fresh Florida sweet corn kernels removed ( I bought a package of frozen corn, HA!)  1 large garlic clove, minced, 4 cups low-sodium broth (vegetable or chicken) 2 tablespoons sour cream, 2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped, 1 scallion, thinly sliced, 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped, plus more for garnish and last but not least Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.

Melt butter in large pot. Add onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, for about 6-7 minutes.

Stir in corn and garlic, cooking about 5 minutes.

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Add broth and simmer about 15 minutes.  Lightly season with kosher salt and pepper to taste.

Transfer half the soup into blender or food processor; puree until almost smooth.  Add blended soup back into unblended soup; stir to combine.  Add tomatoes, scallion and 1 tablespoon cilantro; bring to a boil.

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Serve hot; garnish with cilantro

In my book soup is a must have when the weather is nasty and making you feel like you will never feel the warmth of the sun again.

Soup does make a body feel good!

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CocoaVia Daily Cocoa Extract Supplement Chocolate Mousse

February 20, 2014 · Leave a Comment

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Not sure if you have heard about CocoaVia Daily Cocoa Extract Supplement, but I guarantee that once you start CocoaVia you will wonder why you took so long to get on the CocoaVia train.

CocoaVia is a daily extract supplement with 250 mg  of cocoa flavanols in every serving.  CocoaVia  is truly the best part of chocolate.  The cocoa flavanols in CocoaVia help support healthy circulation, which is important to overall health.  CocoaVia Capsules

CocoaVia comes in capsule form and powdered stick pack form.  Now the powdered stick pack form is an easy way to enjoy the benefits  of CocoaVia.  


Powdered CocoaVia can be sprinkled over and into any food you like.   Now cooking with CocoaVia is another easy way to get your supplement .

Here is an easy recipe to try with  powdered stick CocoaVia.


CocoaVia® Chocolate Mousse

Indulge in this guilt-free chocolate mousse!


  • 1½ cup non-fat Greek yogurtSweetener of choice to taste (example: 1 tsp. honey)1 packet of CocoaVia® Dark Chocolate Unsweetened supplement
CocoaVia® Dark Chocolate Sweetened Stick Pack.


Step 1:
Whisk together for 30 sec – 1 min.

Step 2:
Pipe into an individual cup and serve chilled.

Step 3:
Garnish with some nuts, chocolate shavings, or fresh fruit

Enjoy!  And know that you are not just eating a chocolate mousse, you are eating a COCOAVIA chocolate mousse

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