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DAILY BREAD: Veg + Veg = Protein Power

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 13, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Family Preserves, Nutrition News, Our Daily Bread, Seasonal, Sophie's Vegan, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread

Lightly coat asparagus in olive oil, spread onto baking sheet with space between, roast 375F until brown and goey.

Veggies ARE protein!   Daily Bread ♥da recipe ♥ da story ♥ da quote ♥da recipe Roast it with Renata at 375F! Practically ever vegetable can be lightly coated in olive oil, lightly salted, and roasted in the oven on a baking sheet at 375F until soft, brown, gooey.   Get your pulse... more

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DAILY BREAD: Gluten-Free Guests add flavor to Renata’s Kitchen

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 12, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Family Preserves, Meal Management, Nutrition News, Our Daily Bread, Pasta, Sophie's Vegan, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Gluten-Free Lovin' from the Oven

Daily Bread ♥da recipe ♥ da story ♥ da quote 4-year-old Luciana had fun making this dish in just a few minutes! ♥da recipe Click here for recipe link to: Luciana’s Easy Peasy Gluten-Free Oven Baked Pasta Small fingers love tiny tea cups filled with gluten-free pasta bake. ♥ da story I absolutely... more

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DAILY BREAD: My Favorite Food–EVER

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 30, 2015 | Category: Baba's Italian, Family Preserves, Guest Chefs, Meal Management, Our Daily Bread, Uncategorized, Wall of Fame, Your Daily Bread

THIS is my favorite food.  Bam.  Enzo's Italian Combo. WOOF!

Daily Bread ♥da recipe ♥ da story ♥ da quote THIS is my favorite food. Bam. Enzo’s Italian Combo. WOOF! My favorite food is at Enzo’s Restaurant–The Sausage and Beef Combo ♥da recipe Recipe for an Enzo’s World-Famous Italian Sandwich Party Visit: http://enzos1.com/menu/ and click the “pdf” file in center of page.  Order 50... more

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DAILY BREAD: Reverse the Curse (of your plate)

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 24, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, breakfast, Family Preserves, Meal Management, Nutrition News, Our Daily Bread, Seasonal, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Powerful Produce takes center stage

Reverse Ratio of Powerful Produce Powerful Produce Should HOG the Plate. Da Story: Somewhere in this topsy-turvy world, we got our ratio of fruits/veg to protein/carbs/fats totally out of whack. Time to reverse the curse of those gigantic portions of processed carbs, fats, proteins taking over our plates. It’s not hard... more

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DAILY BREAD: And Then There Was Soap

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 6, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Family Preserves, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

How to Get Somethin’ From Nothin’ (and Good, Clean Summer Fun)  Da Story: Creativity comes from one thing: need. When you have nothing, you create something. If you have everything, then you need not create a single thing. Most people feel they need something, whether it’s material, spiritual, or abstract.... more

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Daily Bread: There Are No Mistakes; Only Recycled Delish!

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 26, 2015 | Category: Family Preserves, Pasta, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

La Bella Fagiolo Pasta Primavera

Recycle Your Mistakes or Leftovers Into Delicious New Recipes http://www.renataskitchen.com/bella-fagiolo/ I’m not a big fan of the phrase:  “Everything happens for a reason”. I see life more as a giant recyclable, repurposed, reusable ecosystem.  Mistakes can be recycled into opportunities.  Wrong turns can be repurposed as adventures. Leftovers and new ingredients can be... more

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Daily Bread: Patty’s Pesto Party

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 22, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Family Preserves, Frozen to Fabulous!, Guest Chefs, Our Daily Bread, Pasta, Seasonal, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Process all ingredients except Parmesan cheese, which can be added after you thaw out your pouch of pure paradise in the deep winter frost.

Fruitful Friday– Patty’s Pesto Party Welcome to Fruitful Friday, your weekly column for growing “da-vine” in your back yard. I would like to introduce you to my friend from college, Patty Lange DiVita who lives in St Paul, Minnesota with her husband Sam and their two teenagers Sal and Dominic.   My... more

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Daily Bread: Lasagna–If You Build It They Will Come (Meat AND Vegans!)

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 19, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Family Preserves, Our Daily Bread, Pasta, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Build dat lasagna and they will come!

IF You Build It They Will Come Lasagna for Meaters, Veaters, and Cheaters Da Layers Meat Filling:  Here is my lasagna-for-cheat-day method.  I brown the organic ground beef and drain fat, then sauté with a little sliced garlic and sea salt. I layer the beef in as I layer the cheese... more

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DAILY BREAD: Mother’s Day $25 Grab Bag Gift Ideas

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 8, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Family Preserves, Food and Holiday Gift Ideas, Our Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Oh, Mamma Mia,  What to Get for Mother’s Day! Wholefoods to the Rescue for  “La Bella Mamma” (All gifts under $25)   Panicking about what to get the special woman in your life for Mother’s Day? Fear not!  Renata’s Mothers Day Grab Bag List should help you put the happy glow... more

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The 2015 Granny Awards are HERE!

By: | 0 Comments | On: January 7, 2015 | Category: "Who's Your Granny?"--Holiday Contest, Bite Sized Blog, Family Preserves, Food and Holiday Gift Ideas, The 2015 Granny Awards!, Uncategorized

Grandma Judy's Latke won second place!

Renata’s Kitchen presents: The 2015 Granny Awards!!   Congratulations to our 2015 Granny Award Winners!!!!   1st Place Winner: Tammy Hicks— Great, Great Grandmother’s Traditional Polish Cabbage Pierogis 2nd Place Winner: Melissa  McGivney— Grandma Judy’s Latkes 3rd Place Winner: Danny Blanchfield— Grandma Rita’s Tater Tot Casserole The following people have... more

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