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Zucchini Marinara Gratin

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Zucchini Marinara Gratin

2 zucchini

San Marzano tomatoes in puree with garlic

Italian seasoning

chili flakes

salt

pepper

mozzarella cheese

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Slice the zucchini into coins
  • Spray a small casserole dish with olive oil spray
  • Add a layer of tomatoes – about 1 1/2 cups
  • Layer the zucchini coins
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and chili flakes
  • Add a layer of mozzarella cheese – about 1 cup
  • Sprinkle more Italian seasoning and chili flakes on top if you like
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until the mozzarella is golden brown and melty

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breakfast

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

1 cup milk (I like almond or coconut milk)

1/4 cup chia seeds

1 tsp monkfruit or your favorite sweetener

dash of cinnamon

Fresh fruit, nut butter, seeds, coconut, honey, etc. for toppings

Mix together in an airtight container. I prefer to make this the night before and top it with fresh fruit, nut butter, and a drizzle of honey. Chia pudding will last in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If it becomes too thick, just add a little more milk!

What are your go-to toppings for chia seed pudding?

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Cooking Seasonally

Spring Sides

Goodbye winter weather, hello spring! Well, almost. In Northeast Ohio, we might wake up to an inch or so of snow tomorrow morning. And, no that isn’t an April Fools joke. Except, maybe from mother nature. Whether or not I wake up to a coating of snow, I can still create springtime in my kitchen.

Here are a few of my favorite spring veggie side dishes.

Carrot Quinoa Salad is a lovely way to put the spotlight on fresh carrots. You can use your favorite dressing or dare to be bold with my spicy chili lime dressing.

Veggie Tostadas are the perfect vehicle for the freshest spring produce. You can mix and match with whatever you have in the fridge or find at the farmers market. Plus, the avocado sauce is killer.

Simply roasted asparagus is a springtime must! The golden balsamic vinaigrette elevates this spring staple.

Springtime potato salad is bright and flavorful with a zippy lemon dressing and tons of fresh herbs.

My sunshine salad is a favorite in my house. Feta and crasins are a winning combination.

What are your favorite spring sides?

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Finding Love at Campbell Lodge

Hello lovelies!

I cannot wait to share my new project with you all. I have been working day and night and I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

So, here it goes.

I wrote a book. Not a cookbook or anything lifestyle related. I wrote a romance novel.

I have been a fan of romance since I was sixteen and began stealing my Mom’s Jackie Collins books. Since my teenage years, I’ve read hundreds and hundreds of romance novels. Then, one day characters started to come to me fully formed and fighting to tell their story. I couldn’t seem to shut them up until I wrote it. 

You can find my ebook, Finding Love at Campbell Lodge on Amazon. 

xo Alexandra Taylor