Mommy and Dino’s Real Food Meals

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All recipes and meals are made with organic, real food and/or NON-GMO products.

Even though I am cooking vegetarian for Dino, I have eaten leftover chicken dinners for lunch. Next week I’m going to make more baked chicken for hubby and I.


Couscous with Feta, Broccoli, and Parsnips

feta couscous


~ couscous
~ sliced parsnips
~ fresh broccoli
~ crumbled feta
~ seasonings of choice
~ olive and coconut oil
~ butter


1. In a pot, cook couscous according to directions (I added olive oil, curry and a latin seasoning to give it flavor and make it a yellow and flavorful)
2. In a plan, add butter and coconut oil and cook parsnips and broccoli with extra seasonings
3. when both are done, mix together in a large bowl and toss in feta

Dino LOVED this…of course it was tasty, so what’s not to love


Karate Test Night
Quick leftover slow cooked beans made into Cheese Melts

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~ bread 
~ leftover slow cooked beans
~ shredded cheese
~ olive oil and butter


1. In a pan add olive oil and heat leftover bean mixture
2. sprinkle cheese on bread, layer heated bean mix on top, sprinkle more cheese on top, fold bread over twice
3.add butter to another pan and heat bread on both sides until cheese is melted


Baked Breaded Eggplant (for eggplant parm next week)

COLLAGE breaded egglplant


~ whole wheat panko
~ eggplant
~ olive oil
~ eggs
~ seasoning


1. create an egg mixture with eggs and seasonings of your choice 
2. slice eggplant and dip in egg mixture, then in panko
3. place on pan and bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 15 mins on each side


Veggie Lasagna

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Original recipe can be found here


~ 2 cups ricotta cheese
~ 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese, divided
~ 1 cup grated 3-cheese blend, divided
~ 1 egg, lightly beaten
~ 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen spinach, thawed, chopped and drained well
~ Salt and pepper to taste
~ 2 teaspoons dried oregano
~ 1 (25-ounce) jar pasta sauce
~ 9 no-boil uncooked lasagna noodles

My changes:

  • I used Whole Foods organic noodles were are thinner and was able to get three across and made four layers
  • I used an italian blend of seasonings and some turmeric



1. Preheat oven to 350°F. create an egg mixture with eggs and seasonings of your choice
2. In a large bowl mix ricotta, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella, 1/2 cup of the 3-cheese blend, egg, spinach, salt, pepper and oregano.
3. In another bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and 1/2 cup 3-cheese blend.
4. Set both bowls aside.
5. In a 9×13-inch non-reactive baking pan, layer 1 cup of the sauce, then a layer of noodles and a layer of the ricotta-spinach mixture; repeat.
6. Top with sauce then sprinkle with remaining cheeses.
7. Pour 1 cup water around the edges of pan, then cover with parchment paper, then very tightly with foil.
8. Bake 1 1/4 hours, then set aside to let stand for 15 minutes before serving.


My changes: 

  • I forgot to add other veggies, so I sauteed them later on and just added them to each bowl and leftovers


Bowtie Pasta with Feta and Veggies 

COLLAGE pasta, feta, spinach, tomato, mushroom


~ bow tie pasta
~ feta cheese
~ mushrooms cut 
~ spinach thawed and cut
~ tomatoes sliced
~ olive and sesame oil
~ seasonings of choice


1. Boil pasta according to directions
2. saute onions and garlic
3. Once onions and garlic are brown, add spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms
4. Drain pasta, add to large bowl and pour in sesame seed oil
5. Mix in veggies then sprinkle in feta cheese
6. cover and mix well

Dino wanted more!


I made rice and beans for dinner one night, but forgot to take any pics.


Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

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Mommy and Dino’s Real Food Meals — 2 Comments

  1. You’re such an awesome, Mama!! I think it is awesome that you are supporting Dino. Props to Dino for sticking to his vegetarianism- that’s great!

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