Creamy Shrimp and Corn Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushroom stuffed with creamy shrimp and sweet corn for a delicious appetizer or mini meal.

Creamy Shrimp and Corn Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Summer! How did you spend the first official day of summer? Hope you enjoyed it =)

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Cajun Shrimp Pasta Marsala

Campanelle pasta with succulent shrimp, mushrooms, and zucchini tossed in a creamy Cajun seasoned Marsala wine sauce. A delicious quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

Cajun Shrimp Pasta Marsala | Cooking with a Wallflower

Have I mentioned that I love pasta? It feels like it’s been forever since I posted a pasta recipe so I hope you’ll enjoy this one =)

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Garlic Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms

Garlicky tomato sauce filled with chunks of tomatoes, bits of fresh herbs, and sliced mushrooms. Quick and easy and very healthy, this tomato sauce is perfect with any pasta dish.

Garlic Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Buckwheat Noodle Soup with Vegetables

On cold dreary days, this refreshing soba (buckwheat) noodle soup with different vegetables will be a perfect meal to keep you warm and satisfied. Very simple to make and healthy, you’ll love this Asian inspired dish. 

Buckwheat Noodle Soup with Vegetables | Cooking with a Wallflower

This noodle soup is soo delicious and healthy for you. Buckwheat noodles with thinly sliced cabbage, mushrooms, and julienned carrots; this soup is the perfect meal for a cold winter day. I know spring started a little over a week ago, but we’ve been having much needed rainy days this last week. I wanted something warm but not too heavy so I came up with this recipe.

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Mushroom Risotto

Creamy risotto with a hint of white wine topped with fresh mushrooms, onions, and parsley. This recipe is quick and easy but perfect for a special night in.

Mushroom Risotto | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Thai Spicy and Sour Soup with Shrimp

A combination of spicy and sour, this Thai soup is a perfect remedy for a cold dreary day. Filled with shrimp, tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions, this soup is very flavorful and delicious.

Thai Spicy and Sour Soup with Shrimp | Cooking with a Wallflower

It’s cold, cloudy, windy, and rainy. Guess what that means? It’s the perfect time for soup!

In Thai, this soup is called Tom Yum Goong, or Hot and Sour Soup with Prawns. It’s spicy from the chili peppers, slightly sour from the lemon juice, and very fragrant from the lemongrass and kefir lime leaves. This soup is a wonderful combination of so many different flavors. You will love it as much as I do.

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Spring Salad, Mushrooms, and Grape Tomato Pizza with a Spicy White Garlic Sauce

Warm cheesy and slightly garlicky pizza on a French bread crust topped with fresh salad, mushrooms, and grape tomatoes. A quick and easy recipe that is both delicious and relatively healthy for lunch or dinner.

Spring Salad, Mushrooms, and Grape Tomato Pizza with a Spicy White Garlic Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

I’ve been craving pizza. Not the typical pepperoni or combo pizza. I wanted one with fresh ingredients; maybe arugula, or farm egg, or butternut squash. But to go to a pizza parlor that specializes in these fresh ingredients means that the pizzas will be relatively expensive. So what better way to satisfy my craving than to make my own? I have most of these ingredients in my kitchen. All I really need is the crust.

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Mushrooms Stuffed with Butternut Squash

Mushrooms stuffed with sweet creamy butternut squash and topped with Italian bread crumbs for an extra crunch, perfect with a salad or as a side.

Mushrooms Stuffed with Butternut Squash | Cooking with a Wallflower

I love mushrooms, as you can probably tell from all my previous recipes. It works well with so many things that oftentimes I just add them in a recipe without thinking. This time, I decided that I wanted to try stuffing mushrooms with butternut squash. Why? I had a butternut squash sitting around for awhile, and I wanted to try something different. It turned out really well. Butternut squash is healthy and filling. It’s filled with Vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, which are all important for our health. What’s even better is that butternut squash is low in fat.

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Sautéed Mushrooms, Onions, and Melted Cheese Quesadilla

Warm cheesy quesadilla filled with sautéed mushrooms and onions in every bite. It is the perfect quick and easy meal that will fit right into your schedule.

Sautéed Mushrooms, Onions, and Melted Cheese Quesadilla | Cooking with a Wallflower

I hope you all had a wonderful winter holiday and a great start to the new year.

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Soba Noodles with Fresh Vegetables and Sesame Infused Sweet and Spicy Sauce

Soba noodles topped with vegetables and drizzled with sweet and spicy sauce that is infused with sesame oil and garlic. Healthy but filled with lots of flavor!

Soba Noodles with Fresh Vegetables and Sesame Infused Sweet and Spicy Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

A few years ago, when I first started college and was living on my own for the first time, I wanted to try something new, something different than the rice that I was used to at home. I had seen soba, or buckwheat noodles, at Japanese restaurants, but I’ve never had the chance to try them. Living in Davis, a large college town with mostly small locally owned businesses, there was only one Asian supermarket, a Korean store called Kim’s Mart. Luckily for me, they sold soba noodles. But I didn’t know how to cook them or how to eat them so I searched for recipes online. Then I played around with ingredients, substituting what I had with what was listed in several recipes, mixing and matching, until I came up with this recipe I now call my own.

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