Recipes by chef regina

 My hope is that you will find recipe inspiration and education for your own cooking journey. Learn more about how you can create delicious meals for yourself, family, and friends!

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Pico de Gallo (Spanish for “rooster’s beak”) is a fresh salsa easy to make salsa.  made from diced tomato, onion, and green Jalapeños fresh diced coriander, lime juice and salt. That’s it!  This simple fresh salsa has only a touch of fresh jalapeño for flavor, so it starts off mild and suitable for almost palates. […]

Pico De Gallo

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It’s one of those perfect comfort soups you crave during cooler days. But sometimes surprisingly, I crave this spicy bowl of delish during all seasons! And you may have most of the ingredients on hand: canned tomatoes, chicken breast, a package of taco seasoning mix. Don’t turn your nose up. Yes, we’re using taco seasoning […]

Easy Homemade Tortilla Soup

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5 Ingredients, Appetizers, Breakfast

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Love savory breakfasts? This Mexican-inspired meal is lovely. This isn’t a new concept or recipe, but cutting back on fat intake is mindful and healthy self care. Mix up a batch of healthy veggies, including red bell peppers, scallions, jalapeno pepper, spinach, tomato, spices, including blood sugar-lowering cumin and cilantro, and add beans for fiber […]

Breakfast Skillet Tacos

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Fresh peach salsa is sweet, savory, and sassy with a little kick from jalapeños. It’s a triple threat! Vine ripe peaches and nectarines combined with garden vegetables create a delicious salsa to accompany sautéed fish and chicken, and used as a chunky dip with tortilla chips. Peaches: Fresh vine-ripened peaches are the BEST! You can […]

Salsa: Orchard Peach, Nectarine, and Heirloom Tomato

Appetizers, Homemade Pantry Condiments, Snacks, Soups or Salad & Dressing, Tips and Techniques

Breakfast, Lunch

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It’s quite possible you can skip a drive-thru egg sandwich and make this easy-to-prepare one at home. Spinach and tomatoes provide valuable vitamins and antioxidants; a fiber-filled whole wheat English muffin combined with protein in the egg helps you stay satiated through lunchtime. Yes, it’s not as convenient as a drive through, but it will […]

Open Faced Egg, Spinach and Tomato Sandwich

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lentil soup with red diced tomatoes

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Lentil soup is a culinary wonder. It’s creamy without any dairy, satisfying and protein-packed without any meat, and easy to make from a handful of kitchen staples. Essentially, lentil soup is everything we need right now. This lentil soup recipe is a few years in the making: Having been disappointed by too many lentil soup […]

The Absolute Yummy Lentil Soup

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Just about any vegetable or protein you love is perfect for this quiche recipe. However, keep in mind that most vegetables and proteins need to be pre-cooked a little bit before putting them in a meatless quiche. Also please be aware you will only need about 2 cups of add-ins veggies and protein. Remember- the […]

Vegetable Quiche

baked vegetable quiche with asparagus and tomatoes

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Angel Hair Pasta Topped with Pan Fried Chicken Pieces in a White Bowl

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Chicken Marsala, a delicious yet surprisingly easy one-pot chicken dinner. An  Italian-American dish of golden pan-fried chicken cutlets and mushrooms in a rich Marsala wine sauce. 

Creamy Chicken Marsala