The Purple Apron Cookbook
(Recipe Collection)

21 Recipes Created by LILACEOUS

It seems like I've been cooking forever. Along the way I've found the greatest joy in exploring the unlimited tastes created by making unusual combinations. Some of what I cook in my kitchen is complicated, but the dishes I like most are generally simple and easy to make.

Recipes in this Collection

Leeks and Beans
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Leeks and Beans

A hearty vegetable main dish served over riceSubmitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 36.9g | Fat: 5.4g | Fiber: 10.6g | Protein: 8.7g | Calories: 224.9
Spicy Pork and Beans
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Spicy Pork and Beans

A different twist using green beans. Easy and quick to make.Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 19.1g | Fat: 13.6g | Fiber: 7.5g | Protein: 35.4g | Calories: 338.9
Quick Ham and Potato Soup
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Quick Ham and Potato Soup

A quick and hearty soup to whip up after a day of shoveling snow!Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 42.4g | Fat: 3.9g | Fiber: 6.2g | Protein: 17.2g | Calories: 269.5
Quick Meatballs (approx. 1.25
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Quick Meatballs (approx. 1.25" dia)

Quick Meatballs to add to sauce to cook.

Photo shown with "Quick Pantry Marinara Sauce"Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 1.6g | Fat: 1.4g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 4.3g | Calories: 36.4
Quick Pantry Marinara Sauce
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Quick Pantry Marinara Sauce

Its on the shelf and quick to make. A light sauce for pasta. Combine with "Quick Meatballs" and a green salad for a fast meal. Photo shown with "Quick Meatballs"Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 7.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 31.2
Polish Sausage & White Bean Soup
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Polish Sausage & White Bean Soup

A hearty rustic soup to fend off winter's wrath. Serve with a slice of crusty peasant bread (not included in nutrition info). Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 47.9g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 9.6g | Protein: 18.6g | Calories: 353.5
Smokey Sirloin Tips w/Lentils
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Smokey Sirloin Tips w/Lentils

A lightly sweet and smokey flavor join sirloin tips and lentils to fend off winter's death grip. Serve with rice (not incl. in nutrition info)Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 19.2g | Fat: 11.4g | Fiber: 4.9g | Protein: 19.5g | Calories: 255.1
Amanda's Choco Fix
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Amanda's Choco Fix

Sometimes you just need a little chocolate and this can just be the fix, with a little bit of healthy thrown in.Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 7.3g | Fat: 2.7g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 56.9
Chicken Spinach Lasagne
Very Good 4.5/5
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Chicken Spinach Lasagne

A simple, no worries casserole thrown together from the pantry, freezer, and using leftover rotisserie chicken breast Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 34.3g | Fat: 6.4g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 18.9g | Calories: 270.9
Chicken Creole
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Chicken Creole

Use up your leftover rotisserie chicken by combining it with a lot of chopped vegetables, add some zesty spices and ¡viola!... you have a healthy dinner. Serve over your favorite rice (nutritional data not included).Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 18.4g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 4.7g | Protein: 15.6g | Calories: 177.9
Cupcake in a Cup
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Cupcake in a Cup

Just enough to satisfy that sweet-tooth craving... without having a bunch of tempting leftovers around.
(Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Cupcake-in-the-Microwave)Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 41.7g | Fat: 9.3g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 2.8g | Calories: 260.2
TunaMelt
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TunaMelt

A tasty Saturday lunch. Garnish with sliced tomato or chopped green onions. (garnish not included in nutritional data) Light enough to entertain a double serving for a hearty portion.Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 13.6g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 2.8g | Protein: 14.3g | Calories: 140.9
Green Rice and Ham
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Green Rice and Ham

My mother's way to sneak veggies into her kids (a play on Dr. Suess' story book). I left out the cheddar cheese she used to put in it, but its still a tasty dish and almost effortless, thanks to the crock pot.Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 24.1g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 3.5g | Protein: 14.6g | Calories: 208
Lepruchaun Pie (not so lite)
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Lepruchaun Pie (not so lite)

A quick to make dessert... not so lite on the calories, but not bad for a rare indulgence.Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 225.5g | Fat: 5.3g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 249
Chicken Broccoli (for noodles or rice)
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Chicken Broccoli (for noodles or rice)

Take advantage of canned soup and left over roasted chicken to make a pretty quick topping for either egg noodles or rice.Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 14.8g | Fat: 9.7g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 23.3g | Calories: 235.3
Mexican Vegetable Chicken Rice Stovetop Casserole
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Mexican Vegetable Chicken Rice Stovetop Casserole

A classic stovetop casserole with a Mexican flavor twist. Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 28.5g | Fat: 9.9g | Fiber: 6.3g | Protein: 21.3g | Calories: 280.2
Broccoli Turkey Ham Quiche
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Broccoli Turkey Ham Quiche

Light on the cheese, good protein, and a veggie to boot!Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 16g | Fat: 5.9g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 15.7g | Calories: 181.8
Beef Mole Layered Casserole
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Beef Mole Layered Casserole

Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 26.9g | Fat: 13.4g | Fiber: 5.3g | Protein: 19.2g | Calories: 305.8
Apple Onion Relish
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Apple Onion Relish

A great accompaniment for pork. Serve either warm or cold.Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 20.3g | Fat: 6.2g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 131.5
Egg Salad w/real mayo
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Egg Salad w/real mayo

Submitted by LILACEOUS

Carbs: 1g | Fat: 24g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 10.3g | Calories: 251.9
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