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Feta-Spinach Breakfast Egg Muffins with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
July 22, 2019

Feta-Spinach Breakfast Egg Muffins with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Chockablock full of iron and protein, these delicious, easy feta-spinach breakfast egg muffins with sun-dried tomatoes will ensure that even the busiest day gets off on the right foot.

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Holly Erickson & Natalie Mortimer

Welcome to The Modern Proper. We're glad you're here! We believe in sharing life through great food at our own tables. Let's change the way people think about hospitality—one delicious meal at a time.

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Honey Mustard Salad Dressing in a small pitcher with a spoon
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Honey-Mustard Dressing

A little sweet and a little spicy, this easy, healthy honey-mustard dressing will have you swearing off the store-bought stuff for good.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin sliced on a cutting board With Chimichurri
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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri

A smoky-sweet dry rub ensures that this grilled pork tenderloin comes off the coals with a gorgeous crust. Sliced up and served with a bowl of chimichurri—you’ll be hearing raves for days.

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chimichurri in a bowl with a wooden spoon
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Chimichurri Sauce

Brilliantly green and glassy with oil, our chimichurri sauce recipe positively vibrates with red wine vinegar's vibrant sharpness and parsley's verdant herbaceousness.

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Peanut Sauce Marinated Chicken Skewers on a plate with cucumber salad
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Peanut Sauce-Marinated Chicken Skewers

Peanut sauce-marinated chicken skewers—grilled or cooked in the oven!—are the best, easiest, most affordable dinner you didn’t know you needed.

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asian cucumber salad in a large bowl with a spoon
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Asian Cucumber Salad

Cool and crisp cucumber half-moon slices soak up a simple, sweet-sour Japanese dressing in this vibrant, refreshing, quick cucumber salad recipe.

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Plate with three jamaican jerk chicken tacos topped with cilantro, pineapple and jerk aioli
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Jerk Chicken Tacos

Fresh lime juice and homemade jerk seasoning liven up the simple grilled chicken thighs that fill our pineapple-loaded, tropical fever dream of a jerk chicken taco recipe.

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plate with small piles of dry spices for homemade jamaican jerk spice blend
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Homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Blend

Rich with warm spices, our Jamaican jerk seasoning blend recipe sings with the flavors of the tropics. Just add your favorite meat and get grilling!

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Italian Baked Chicken Meatballs on a platter with roasted tomatoes basil and pasta
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Italian Baked Chicken Meatballs

Make-ahead and freeze, or dig in tonight—seasoned with thyme, fennel, parmesan and lots of fresh garlic, our Italian baked chicken meatball recipe is a healthy take on traditional Italian meatballs.

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Pineapple Pork Stir Fry with red bell peppers and avocado in a skillet
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Pineapple Pork Stir-Fry with Peppers

Studded with juicy, tart fresh pineapple and crunchy bell peppers, this deeply flavorful pork stir-fry is an easy, healthy way to bring a taste of the tropics to your weeknight table.

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Seared garlic-ginger salmon over brown rice, avocado, cucumber, nori in a bowl.
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Salmon Sushi Bowl

Seared garlic-ginger salmon rests on a pillowy mound of steamed brown rice along with silky avocado, crisp cucumber slices and salty nori in this healthy salmon sushi bowl recipe.

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Bowl of vegetarian coconut curry ramen with mushrooms, bok choy, edamame and soft boiled egg with chopsticks
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Coconut Curry Ramen

Using just one pot and (instant!) ramen noodles—just the noodles, toss that sodium-bomb flavor packet—makes this vegetarian coconut curry ramen a quick and easy dinner.

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classic browny cut up into 9 squares
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Classic Fudgy Brownies

Made in one bowl, our classic fudgy brownie recipe yields a homemade treat sure to satisfy the cravings of even the most die-hard chocolate-lover.

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Boneless Skinless Crispy Chicken Thighs close up
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Pan-Fried, Boneless, Skinless Crispy Chicken Thighs

Pan-frying boneless, skinless chicken thighs on the stove top over high heat makes for perfectly crispy chicken thighs, with gorgeous brown, crust and juicy, tender meat.

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dry fried green beans in a skillet with red chillies and garlic cloves
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Chinese Dry-Fried Green Beans

Beautifully blistered and glistening with a just-enough slick of spicy, savory, garlicky oil, these Chinese restaurant-style dry-fried green beans are a scene-stealing side that’s ready in a flash.

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salmon in parchment paper pouches opened and topped with lemon and fennel and dill
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Salmon en Papillote (Salmon in Parchment)

Cooking salmon in parchment with vegetables is nearly fool-proof—the steam-cooking that happens en papillote guarantees that your fish comes out of the oven beautifully moist and tender.

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whole grilled chicken spatchcocked on parchment paper with a bowl of green garlic sauce grilled lemons
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Spatchcocked Grilled Chicken

Rubbed with a smoky spice mix, our recipe for grilled spatchcocked chicken could not be easier. Let your grill do the heavy lifting while you whip up a garlicky herb sauce to serve on the side.

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caramelized onion frittata in a blue cast iron skillet topped with baby kale, feta and caramelized onions
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Caramelized Onion Frittata

A silky pour of heavy cream helps this vegetable-laden frittata stay tender, light and bouncy, even as we load it up with rich caramelized onions, tangy feta and a veritable garden of baby kale.

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