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3 Pea Pasta with Bacon, Spinach, & Cheese

3 Pea Pasta with Bacon, Spinach, & Cheese is a quick and easy pasta – perfect for busy evenings or fast lunches.

3 Pea Pasta with Bacon, Spinach, & Cheese

Welcome to Tuesdays in the Garden!

In this installment, my gardening buddies and I are sharing our favorite late spring farm-to-table recipes! This pasta recipe is one I originally shared a couple years ago. It’s become a staple in our house whenever we have fresh peas in the garden and I’m sure you will enjoy it. Although I use many different types of peas {whatever I happen to have fresh}, you don’t have to.  Don’t let only having one type of peas {or even only having frozen peas} stop you from trying this dish.

3 Pea Pasta with Bacon, Spinach, & Cheese 

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Kid Approved Italian Stuffed Peppers in 5 Easy Steps

Make these kid approved Italian Stuffed Peppers in only 5 easy steps! They’re healthy, delicious, easy to make and they freeze well too! Made with fresh sweet peppers, orzo, and Ragu’s Homestyle Sauce, these stuffed peppers are sure to be a hit for your next family dinner.

Italian Stuffed Peppers with Orzo and Ragu Homestyle Sauce

I’ve spent many years living and traveling overseas – over nine total years in Germany as a child and college student and another three in Japan as an adult. Travel within Europe is so easy and everything is relatively close so you can image that we didn’t just stay put in Germany {or Japan for that matter}. Although I loved visiting every place I’ve been in Europe and Asia, Italy holds a special place in my heart.

When I was only eight or nine years old, my family drove our brown and white VW bus to Italy with my grandparents and my Great Uncle Edgar. While I don’t have too many vivid memories of that trip, I do remember bits and pieces and I have a couple of fun pictures to share with you from that great Italian vacation, like this one of us in a gondola in Venice. I’m the blondie with the bangs and the big cheeks sitting on my grandma’s lap, and I’m half hidden behind my Great Uncle Edgar. My dad’s got the killer mustache, and my red-headed sister Amy is sitting on my mom’s lap. 😀


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Texas Caviar Quinoa Salad Recipe

Many thanks to ALDI for sponsoring today’s Texas Caviar Quinoa Salad recipe post. It’s the perfect side dish for any occasion! All opinions are mine.

Texas Caviar Quinoa Salad Recipe. A flavorful salad featuring organic veggies and fresh cilantro. Delicious!

I recently decided that I do like quinoa after all. For a long time, I just couldn’t get past the look – I think it looks suspiciously like oatmeal or grits and I can’t really eat anything with that mushy consistency. Well, I finally ate quinoa in California last fall and decided that Yes! I can like it. 😉 But I only had one recipe and it’s for warm quinoa. After brainstorming with my friend Robin for a quinoa salad I might like, Texas Caviar Quinoa Salad was born! And it is fabulous. For real. You have to try this.

Texas Caviar Quinoa Salad Recipe

Texas Caviar Quinoa Salad - great side dish for potlucks and family dinners.
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5 Must Know Tips to Save Money on Organic Meat

Eating organic meat might be more important that eating organic fruit and vegetables, but switching to organic meat can be an expensive, daunting undertaking. Here are 5 tips to save money on organic meat that can help you make the switch.Eating organic meat might even be more important than eating organic fruits and veggies. Find out how you can save with these 5 must know tips to save money on organic meat. They might not be what you think!

5 Must Know Tips to Save Money on Organic Meat

1. Cut down on meat consumption –

First and foremost, you can save money by eating less meat. I know, I know, that’s not really what you want to hear, but it’s the truth. Door to Door Organics has a great infographic that shows how much protein is recommended for people at different life stages and compares that to how much we really eat. Most Americans eat more meat than they need and doing so can risk our health. Instituting vegetarian lunches, breakfast, or maybe even a certain number of vegetarian meals per week (like Meatless Monday), can be a great way to reduce your meat consumption. Eating less meat means you will automatically save money on meat because you won’t have to buy as much.

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