Tastentell Recipes

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"This Food Revolution is about saving America’s health by changing the way people eat. It’s not just a TV show; it’s a movement for you, your family and your community. If you care about your kids and their future, take this revolution and make it your own. Educate yourself about food and cooking, and find out what your child is eating at school. Make only a few small changes and magical things will happen. Switching from processed to fresh food will not only make you feel better, it will also add years to your life." -Jamie 

Visit Jamie’s website for more on the Food Revolution.


Healthy Snack #7: Sunrise Tea Smoothie


  • 2  bags mint-flavored green tea, such as Tazo Zen 
  • 1/2  cup diced mango 
  • 1/2  cup diced papaya
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • Juice from 1/8 of a lemon 


Steep tea in 1 cup boiling water for 3 minutes.

Combine tea, 3/4 cup cold water and remaining ingredients in a blender. Blend until cold and frothy.

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this looks so delicious— I must make it some time.

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I made this dish up randomly the other day. It’s very me—pasta, Italian sausage, onions, garlic, yellow squash, zucchini, fresh mozzarella, black pepper, and basil chiffonade. Those are all of the ingredients that you need. The process, also, was VERY simple. You can do this in less than an hour! 

So why don’t you? 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 # pasta, ditalini
  • 1 jar tomato sauce (I go for the most basic sauce if I can. You don’t need any special additions or anything fancy. Just plain tomato sauce. Look for 5 ingredients or less.)
  • 3 T butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 # sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 zucchini, 1/4 in thick, sliced on the bias
  • 1 yellow squash, 1/4 inch thick, sliced on the bias
  • 1 sm. onion, sm dice
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 calls fresh mozzarella, 1/4 inch slices
  • 4-5 T basil, chiffonade
  • salt/black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. In a saute pan on medium heat, combine the Italian sausage, zucchini, yellow squash, and onion. Cook completely without caramelization (as long as you cook on medium or medium-low, your veg/meat should not get color). When all is cooked, add the garlic and saute 2 minutes, until garlic is fragrant. 
  3. Meanwhile, boil salted water and cook the pasta according to directions. Strain. Toss with butter first, then pasta sauce. 
  4. In a 8x8in dish, spread 1/2 of the pasta on the bottom of the pan. Add a layer of all the meat and veg. Spread the second half of the pasta on top of that. 
  5. Lay the mozzarella slices on the top. Crack lot’s of fresh pepper on top! Add the chiffonade basil on top, cover with foil, and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake about 10-15 minutes longer, until slightly browned on top.
  6. DEVOUR!

Don’t be silly people. Go make this. It’s simple. You’re a fool if you don’t! 

Have a beautiful day. 

<3, Salty.


Lunch 200 calories with josephs flax and oat pita on the side smart bites buffalo meatless chicken over lettuce with Dijon mustard (:

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OK folks, Lawson (@intenseintent) was right. Who needs mashed potatoes when cauliflower mash is even better??

Since going Paleo I have been missing mashed potatoes like woah, so I made this last night: 

Cauliflower Mash

  • Step 1 - Remove stems and leaves from full head of cauliflower 
  • Step 2 - Steam for 10-15 mins.
  • Step 3 - Add 1/4 c. coconut milk, 1 tbsp. butter and spices of your choice [I used Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb mix and a little parsley for garnish]
  • Step 4 - Blend in food processor or blender until you reach the consistency of mashed potatoes. [I like mine a little chunkier, not mush like baby food.]
  • Step 5- Enjoy! 

Simply. Delicious.

Over at Taylor Takes a Taste . . Great article: How do you improve on a BLT? 

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I found the recipe for these Earl Grey Tea Cookies back in 2009, and I came across it again over the weekend while trying to figure out what I wanted to make for my book club meeting.  They seemed like the perfect treat – especially since the book that we read was by a British author and took place in England.  And let’s be honest, you never have to twist my arm to try out a new cookie recipe!" I think these would taste delicious, with a London Fog from Starbucks! View the Recipe …


You should make this.

Scarpetta’s tomato basil spaghetti.  A seemingly simple, straightforward dish you might overlook on the menu at Scott Conant’s restaurant, but definitely should not.  And thanks to SeriousEats, you can try to make it at home.

It may be the best spaghetti you’ll ever have.

Looks Delicious!