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Zoodles take the spotlight in this Chicken with Zucchini Lo Mein recipe developed for the Ninja Cooking System. 0

Chicken with Zucchini Lo Mein

I’ve had my spiralizer for quite some time now, and I’m not sure why it took me so long to come up with a great idea like zucchini lo mein. Lo mein is one of my absolute favorite Asian foods. It might be because I’ve got a baby, a 5 year old, a hungry husband, a blog, a freelance job (down from 2 gigs), a small group, volunteer and family commitments, and a few neglected hobbies. It doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for flexing my creative muscles in the kitchen. Well, I’m just glad that it finally hit...

Once you've gotten a good start with cooking, the best way to continue to develop your culinary skills is to regularly challenge yourself in the kitchen. Trying new things opens up your experiences—before you know it, things that were once a challenge become second nature. 0

5 Well-Worth-It Ways to Challenge Yourself in the Kitchen

Once you’ve gotten a good start with cooking, the best way to continue to develop your culinary skills is to regularly challenge yourself in the kitchen. Trying new things opens up your experiences—before you know it, things that were once a challenge become second nature. If you’ve ever tried gluten-free cooking, you know very well what a kitchen challenge is! But I’d only recommend a kitchen challenge like gluten-free cooking if you have identified a real need for it, such as a food sensitivity or other health issue. There are plenty of ways to challenge yourself in the kitchen that can...

Shrimp Scampi Primavera is Dish-y's first reader-submitted recipe, and was developed for the Ninja Cooking System. BIG thanks to Bobbie for creating this spectacular shrimp pasta dish! 0

Shrimp Scampi Primavera in the Ninja Cooking System

I’m loving developing recipes for the Ninja Cooking System. And it turns out that I’m not the only one. We recently received our very first reader recipe submission for a shrimp pasta dish made in the Ninja. It’s called Shrimp Scampi Primavera from our friend, Bobbie. We tried out the recipe, and she did a fantastic job! You can see the original recipe submission in the comments of our article: A Ninja in my Kitchen! Ninja Cooking System Bobbie originally added green bell peppers in addition to the red. I’ll tell you, it’s the first time ever that I have gone to...

"This stuff needs to be made on a frequent basis." It was my husband's comment after eating Creamy & Spicy Sausage Fusilli made in the Ninja Cooking System. 0

Creamy & Spicy Sausage Fusilli

“This stuff needs to be made on a frequent basis.” It’s what my husband said after his first bite of Creamy & Spicy Sausage Fusilli. At the end of the meal, he announced that no one else was allowed to touch any of the leftovers, because he would be eating them all. Right there, folks. That’s why I love to cook. Of course, I love eating the food myself. But when that enjoyment comes with added benefits like praise and expression of creativity, it becomes incredibly fulfilling. Ok, enough of the mushy, sentimental stuff. What I like most about this...

This Slow Roasted Pork Tacos recipe from Dish-y.com is prepared in the Ninja Cooking System, combining the Stovetop and Slow Cooker functions. 0

Slow Roasted Pork Tacos

Pork shoulder is one of my favorite cuts of meat to use, because it’s flavorful and easy on the budget. We throw  a few Boston Butts in the smoker each year (that’s the name appointed to a grand ole pork shoulder roast), but sometimes I also make pulled pork in the slow cooker. When it’s not going on a bun, one of our favorite ways to eat shredded pork is in Slow Roasted Pork Tacos like this recipe. Before the Ninja Cooking System graced my kitchen, I followed Clifford Wright’s recipe for Soft Tacos of Smoky Shredded Pork from the...

No draining required when you cook an entire pasta dinner in the Ninja Cooking System. Here's a spicy recipe for Shrimp Fra Diavolo. 0

Shrimp Fra Diavolo in the Ninja Cooking System

I’m not coming up with any sort of shortage of pasta recipe ideas for the Ninja Cooking System. The latest, and I couldn’t wait to make it, is Shrimp Fra Diavolo. It’s a spicy Italian linguine pasta dish that’s always sure to at least catch my husband’s eye on the restaurant menus. Cooking pasta is so much more streamlined now since you can eliminate the need for draining by using the Ninja Cooking System. There’s an art to it, though. Noodles and tomato-based sauces can be cooked together all at once. Sauces with cream require a bit of fancy footwork, because...

7 Ways to Reset Your Happy Button 0

7 Ways to Reset Your Happy Button

Do you ever have a moment when you wish you could just push a happy button to reset yourself? I get into funks. I consider myself a generally optimistic person, but I can get stuck in a funk like it’s my job sometimes. When sadness or anxiety gets a grip on you, it can be hard to break away. Maybe it’s something terrible that’s happened in our lives, or simply negative vibes that have creeped in and settled when we didn’t even realize it. I think we’ve all been there. Some of us have been there for a long time....

This potato soup recipe from Dish-y.com is a classic—from before the time that potato soup got "loaded." We like to enjoy kielbasa, apples, and sharp cheddar cheese on the side. 0

Potato Soup with Kielbasa, Apples & Cheese

Potato soup is one of those heartwarming, classic dishes that takes me back in time to when I was growing up. I remember fondly all the family dinners when we sat down to have homemade potato soup. But this potato soup recipe is also prized in my heart because of its simplicity. Before potato soup got “loaded” on every restaurant menu in town, the potatoes were the star of the show. Celery and onions did a pretty fine job in their supporting roles, too. Talk about rustic and wholesome. This is one of the first recipes that my dad taught me...

With red chili pepper and fresh ginger, this smoothie recipe will give your metabolism a welcome boost! 0

Rise & Metabolize Smoothie

I developed the Rise & Metabolize Smoothie as a delicious way to get more spicy in my life. As someone who is admittedly wimpy about spicy heat levels, why in the world would I want to do this to myself, you ask? Well, somewhere along the line in my research about losing weight, I discovered that there is a link between capsaicin and weight loss. Many researchers believe that capsaicin, the stuff that gives peppers their spicy heat, can boost our metabolism—along with a whole host of other health-related benefits. I’m game. I need to up tolerance for heat anyway,...

Swordfish with Aloha Rice and Vegetables is a recipe from Dish-y.com for the Ninja Cooking System. Make an entire healthy meal in the cooker with only one pot to clean! 0

Swordfish with Aloha Rice and Vegetables

Now that I can eat swordfish again (not pregnant any more!), I’ve been thinking about ways that I can make an entire swordfish dinner in this Ninja Cooking System that I love, love, love. Swordfish reminds me of the ocean, and the ocean reminds me of Hawaii. Aloha! Then it hit me! Let’s warm up the last leg of winter with the welcoming flavors of the Pacific. I can feel the sunshine on my face already. (I’ve got a little work to do before getting into a bikini and letting said sunshine hit my belly…) This was the recipe that...