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Bon Appetit Pumpkin Cheesecake

Sep 13, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Welcome fall with this sweet and spiced pumpkin cheesecake recipe. It is the perfect sweet treat for festive parties or family meals, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

This dessert dish from Chef Pablo Soria of
Meridian at Laguna Hills is a great option for dinner parties, family events, or a special occasion. Pair it with a festive fall meal, enjoy a slice with a warm drink for an afternoon sweet snack, or have as an after-dinner treat. Follow the recipe below to try it at home for yourself.

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Bon Appetit Tofu & Shrimp Burger

Aug 30, 2022 9:41:52 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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At Pacifica Senior Living we are dedicated to offering a top-notch culinary experience for our residents. Our team of chefs, servers and culinary directors work together to create delicious and health-conscious menus for each of our communities. We focus on having dining experiences where residents can select from a menu of options depending on their preferences and likes.

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Bon Appetit Meatball Penne Pasta

Aug 16, 2022 12:26:46 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Hearty, filling, and oh-so delicious!
A classic meatball and pasta dish is a great option for a mouth-watering, easy meal for any day of the week. These homemade meatballs are full of flavor and nutrients for a hearty, Italian inspired dish everyone will love. 


A fan favorite, this Meatball Penne Pasta recipe from Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley is a great option for part of a healthy, balanced diet. All-beef meatballs provide protein and iron, while the pasta is a good source of energy-giving carbohydrates. Pair with that a flavorful tomato sauce, and you have a dish that is sure to win everyone over. 

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Bon Appetit Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie

Aug 2, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Delicious, nutritious, and full of flavor! 

Fruit smoothies are a great way to add some vitamins and fiber to your diet. 
By blending up multiple fruits and vegetables, you can get your daily intake of fruit and veg all in one easy, delicious meal or snack! Add in some yogurt for protein and probiotics, and you have one yummy treat that's packed full of nutrients. 

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Bon Appetit Tiger Shrimp

Jul 26, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Enjoy a yummy treat with a little heat. 

Shrimp is a great healthy choice for dinner. This delicious seafood is low in calories and high in protein. It is also a great source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and vitamin B12  which both help with brain health and have been known to be mood boosters. Omega-3 is also a great way to protect against heart disease, so this meal is not only delicious but nutritious as well! 

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Bon Appetit Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans

Jul 19, 2022 9:49:38 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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More often than not, the vegetables or side dishes of a meal can feel like an afterthought compared to the main dish, but no more! This bacon-wrapped green bean recipe will take your veggies to the next level. It is a side dish that will wow - and we bet it will soon become a new favorite. 

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Bon Appetit Pork Medallions

Jul 12, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Elegant enough for a dinner party, easy enough for every night of the week.

Pork is an excellent choice for a dinner meal. It is hearty, filling, and delicious, and also had a number of vitamins and nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy and strong. Pork is a good source of zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and iron. 

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Bon Appetit Saffron Seafood Risotto

Jun 24, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Risotto is a classic Italian rice dish, originally from the Lombardy area of Italy. It is made of short grain rice  that is cooked slowly with broth or stock in a way that creates a creamy, silky and decadent dish.

Risotto is a great example of an elevated simple dish. It uses simple ingredients (rice, butter and stock), a careful technique and lots of love to create something truly delicious. You can top your risotto with just about anything, from parmesan cheese, to fresh green peas, bacon, or -as in this case - delicious seafood. 

 This recipe takes risotto to the next level with fresh shrimp, scallops, calms and a pop of saffron. It is a luxurious dish that’s sure to impress. It's perfect for a romantic date, a special meal, or a dinner party with friends.

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Bon Appetit Duchess Potatoes

Jun 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Duchess Potatoes are a classic French dish made with piped mashed potatoes resembling a meringue. These tasty mounds of soft, buttery spuds with crisp golden crusts are extra delish with butter or gravy. They are the perfect side dish alongside anything from a delicious seared steak or roast beef to chicken, fish or veggies. Make them for dinner, or prepare ahead of time if you are having guests.

This recipe from Chef Roger Reinisch at Tampa Gardens Senior Living is the perfect addition to your next meal.

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