Belly Full by Amy Flanigan

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  • Fried shrimp tacos [cilantro lime sauce]
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Sandwiches & burgers; Sauces for fish; Main course; Suppers; Mexican; American
    • Ingredients: cilantro; jalapeño chiles; mayonnaise; sour cream; limes; rice wine vinegar; corn tortillas; shrimp; all-purpose flour; paprika; garlic powder; eggs; vegetable oil; coleslaw mix
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  • Summer corn salad
    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Quick / easy; Salads; Dressings & marinades; Side dish; Lunch; Summer; Picnics & outdoors; American; Gluten-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: corn on the cob; red bell peppers; basil; Italian seasoning; ground cayenne pepper; mayonnaise
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  • Italian stuffed squash
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Main course; Side dish; Italian
    • Ingredients: zucchini; couscous; Italian sausages; parsley; mozzarella cheese; chicken stock; canned petite diced tomatoes
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  • Homemade ranch dip
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; American; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: sour cream; mayonnaise; dill weed; dried parsley; dried chives; garlic powder; onion powder
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  • Cheese zombies
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Children & baby food; Snacks; American
    • Ingredients: active dry yeast; milk; unbleached all-purpose flour; Velveeta cheese; eggs
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  • Watermelon Dole whip
    • Categories: Ice cream & frozen desserts; Quick / easy; Dessert; Cooking for 1 or 2; Summer; American
    • Ingredients: watermelons; vanilla ice cream; frozen watermelon; mini chocolate chips
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  • Perfect lemon bars
    • Categories: Brownies, slices & bars; Dessert; American
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; powdered sugar; unsalted butter; eggs; granulated sugar; lemons
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  • Brandy Alexander milkshake
    • Categories: Cocktails / drinks (with alcohol); Cooking for 1 or 2; Summer; American
    • Ingredients: brandy; crème de cacao; vanilla ice cream; whipped cream; nutmeg
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  • Homemade pizza sauce
    • Categories: Pizza & calzones; Quick / easy; Sauces, general; Italian; Dairy-free; Vegan; Vegetarian; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: canned crushed tomatoes; tomato paste; balsamic vinegar; dried oregano; Italian seasoning; dried red pepper flakes
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  • Shrimp po’ boy sandwiches [remoulade sauce]
    • Categories: Sauces for fish; Sandwiches & burgers; Sauces, general; Main course; Cajun & Creole; French
    • Ingredients: mayonnaise; spicy brown mustard; paprika; prepared horseradish; Creole seasoning; parsley; pickle juice; hot sauce; garlic powder; ground cayenne pepper; shrimp; fine cornmeal; buttermilk; canola oil; French bread; iceberg lettuce; tomatoes; dill pickles
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  • Pineapple cucumber salad
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Side dish; Summer; Picnics & outdoors; American; Dairy-free; Vegetarian; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: honey; limes; cilantro; rice wine vinegar; pineapple; red onions; chili oil; Persian cucumbers
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  • Pickle de gallo
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; American; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: dill pickles; sweet onions; red bell peppers; jalapeño peppers; dill pickle juice
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  • Shrimp boil foil packets
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Quick / easy; Grills & BBQ; Main course; Suppers; American; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: shrimp; kielbasa sausages; corn ears; baby red potatoes; Creole seasoning; parsley
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  • Classic mojito
    • Categories: Cocktails / drinks (with alcohol); Quick / easy; Cooking for 1 or 2; Summer; Cuban
    • Ingredients: limes; mint; simple syrup; white rum; club soda
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  • Strawberry and balsamic flatbread
    • Categories: Pizza & calzones; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Summer; American; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: strawberries; goat cheese; balsamic vinegar; basil; naan bread
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  • Popcorn shrimp
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; American
    • Ingredients: shrimp; all-purpose flour; paprika; garlic powder; eggs; vegetable oil; parsley
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  • Strawberry lemonade
    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol); Dinner parties/entertaining; Summer; American
    • Ingredients: granulated sugar; strawberries; lemons
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  • Jambalaya foil packets
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Grills & BBQ; Main course; Suppers; Cajun & Creole; Gluten-free; Dairy-free
    • Ingredients: kielbasa sausages; shrimp; canned petite diced tomatoes; sweet onions; red bell peppers; celery; Cajun seasoning; parsley; instant rice; chicken broth
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  • Classic macaroni salad
    • Categories: Salads; Dressings & marinades; Side dish; Cooking ahead; Summer; American; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: macaroni pasta; red bell peppers; celery; red onions; sweet gherkins; cheddar cheese; hard-boiled eggs; mayonnaise; sour cream; sweet pickle juice; apple cider vinegar; garlic powder
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  • Fresh fruit salad
    • Categories: Salads; Quick / easy; Dressings & marinades; Side dish; Summer; Picnics & outdoors; Low calorie; Vegetarian; Gluten-free; Dairy-free
    • Ingredients: strawberries; pineapple; blueberries; red grapes; kiwifruits; mandarin oranges; honey; pineapple juice; limes
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  • Bee’s knees cocktail
    • Categories: Cocktails / drinks (with alcohol); Spring; Summer; American
    • Ingredients: pineapple juice; gin; lemons; grapefruits; honey
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  • Air fryer egg rolls
    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Asian
    • Ingredients: cooked shrimp; coleslaw mix; low sodium soy sauce; rice vinegar; sesame oil; fresh ginger; egg roll wrappers
    • Accompaniments: Homemade sweet chili sauce
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  • Chocolate sugar cookies
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; American
    • Ingredients: butter; granulated sugar; eggs; all-purpose flour; cocoa powder; instant espresso powder
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  • Fried green tomatoes [remoulade sauce]
    • Categories: Sauces, general; Appetizers / starters; Side dish; American; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: mayonnaise; spicy brown mustard; paprika; parsley; prepared horseradish; Cajun seasoning; pickle juice; hot sauce; green tomatoes; smoked paprika; garlic powder; onion powder; buttermilk; egg whites; panko breadcrumbs; fine white cornmeal; vegetable oil
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  • Easy vegetable stir fry
    • Categories: Curry; Quick / easy; Stir-fries; Main course; Side dish; Asian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: carrots; fresh ginger; curry powder; dried red pepper flakes; coconut milk; sweet onions; red bell peppers; snap peas; canned pineapple chunks in juice
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  • Lemon cream chicken

    • wester on May 03, 2012

      Excellent. The ingredients are great on their own already, and they work together wonderfully. Easy to make, too.

  • Easy Chinese orange beef stir-fry

    • wester on March 30, 2017

      Very tasty, quick and easy to make. I subbed broccoli for beans as that was what I had, I cooked everything slightly longer than the recipe says, and I left out the sugar (I'm sure I would have found it too sweet otherwise) and the cornstarch.

  • Muffin tin breakfast frittatas

    • wester on November 02, 2017

      I was looking for something with cauliflower, cheese and eggs, and EYB came up with this before I even typed in the ingredients! I made some other substitutions although nothing too dissimilar. I did like the outcome but the children did not: daughter thought it was too fatty, son thought the vegetables were too soft. Two things to change next time: put under the broiler at the end of the cooking time so it can get brown, and use muffins papers as they stuck to the pan.

  • Chunky monkey granola

    • radishseed on April 30, 2014

      I love the sunflower seed butter + chocolate + crispy rice + dried banana combo. (Raisins or other dried fruit would be great too!) I think this would be easier to eat in bar form, as in the recipe this is adapted from, because it's soft and sticky and tricky to eat as a finger food. It reminds me of the scotcheroos I used to make as a kid. It is really sweet--I might try it with half as much sugar and honey.

  • Thai chicken curry wraps

    • krobbins426 on February 17, 2012

      Used Trader Joe's Mock Chicken into pan with almonds and spinach, added raw diced red pepper and two chopped scallions (also raw) and cilantro instead of parsley. Served on the side of crusty bread and edamame. Very quick weekday dinner.

  • Dead ricotta in the garden

    • Bloominanglophile on November 27, 2013

      This recipe did not work out for me. I thought the ricotta I bought was fairly dry (Crumbly ricotta? Did he mean ricotta salata?!? Surely not a pound of it!), but the patties never set up when frying. Flipping them proved disastrous. I thought maybe there was too much oil in the pan, so I spooned most of it out. Next batch, I tried to make them smaller (silver-dollar sized), but that still didn't work. If I was to attempt this again (which I won't), I might subtract an egg yolk and add another tablespoon of flour? It looked like a lovely recipe--too bad.

  • Single-serve snickerdoodle mug cake

    • bching on January 25, 2016

      Meh. A mug cake seemed like such a great idea. The first few bites were just what I was craving: something warm, soft, sweet. It got less pleasant as it cooled, though. And hauling out the ingredients, measuring, and mixing, was no less of a chore than making a full-sized cake or batch of cookies.

  • Spring vegetable couscous with chicken

    • sldoug on April 26, 2015

      I've made this recipe twice now, once with chicken and once without, both times with just 3/4 lb of asparagus and both times with chicken broth instead of water. I really liked this dish and, shockingly, so did my kids. Since the veggies are pretty much just steamed, their flavors really stand out individually, and the couscous is such a rich, textural accompaniment. The second time I made it I used a full tablespoon of lemon juice and I think sticking with around a half tablespoon is better for our tastes. You still get a hint of lemon but it's just an undertone instead of identifiably lemony. I'd also like to try something other than asparagus since I just don't love it. Maybe green beans?

  • Apple pie waffles

    • anya_sf on October 07, 2020

      These were just delicious, but baked up soft, rather than crisp - probably due to the apple - so we toasted them a bit. I got 8 round waffles. We had them for breakfast with maple syrup.

  • Shepherd’s pie

    • fairyduff on February 22, 2021

      Excellent recipe. The addition of Dijon to the potato topping worked really well with the wine and Worcestershire flavours in the meaty filling.

  • Easy no-bake chocolate acorns

    • MarciK on January 11, 2019

      Can use thin pretzel sticks broken in small pieces for stem. Can use store bought icing to attach.

  • Make-ahead breakfast enchiladas

    • ChristineL32707 on June 12, 2019

      These are delicious! I’ve made this a number of times. Great for feeding a crowd. I’ve used ham and sausage. Tried corn tortillas- they added a nice flavor but fell apart when rolling. Next time will layer (like lasagna.) Served with guacamole, hot sauce and sour cream. So good!

  • Skillet zucchini matchsticks

    • billcranecos on August 11, 2020

      I used a mandolin for making the zucchini matchsticks and this came together very quickly. This is now my new favorite method fr zucchini in a skillet. Will definitely repeat.

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Publishers Text

Never one to attend a gathering or play date without bringing food, Amy was frequently asked for the recipes. This was the inspiration for Very Culinary, which was born in 2009.

Amy lives in the real world with a house, husband, little kids, and dogs, all craving attention…and no sous chef (sound familiar?) This leaves her on a constant quest to find and create meals that don't leave her standing for hours, but that taste really good.

Her recipes are best made with 70's music in the background and pie on the side.



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