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About: Matt Ivan

Matt Ivan

Matt Ivan is the creator, recipe developer and food photographer of Plating Pixels who will teach you to be a better cook, one great recipe at a time. He creates delicious recipes that anyone can make, usually 10 ingredients or less. Recipes emphasize common ingredients and creative, healthy comfort food. The unique thing about Plating Pixels is it includes food science and cooking tips within each recipe. This helps you learn about cooking, and the reasons behind the process.

Recent Posts by Matt Ivan

Cranberry Orange Corn Muffins Recipe

September marks the official start of fall. While I’m a bit sad to see summer weather and weekly barbecues go away, an exciting new chapter of seasonal recipes is upon us. In-season harvest flavors such as apples, cranberries, pears, sweet potatoes, and of course pumpkin are coming.

These cranberry orange corn muffins feature some of my favorite fall flavors in a unique breakfast treat that’s full of flavor and texture, with a large amount of cornmeal adding distinct crunch throughout. It’s a simple recipe that uses mostly common pantry ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to make, including baking time. Ideal for a weekend brunch, holidays, or even an easy comforting weekday breakfast.

When I was growing

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Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies Recipe

Sometimes you have a chocolate craving that needs to be taken care of, and nothing else will do. I’m sure you’ve found yourself in that dilemma more than a few times. If you’re trying to eat clean and healthy, then you need a simple alternative. You could either go for a traditional chocolate candy, or with just a bit of prep have protein rich, healthy no bake cookies ready to satisfy that craving. They’re full of nutrients and clean ingredients, without any processed carbs or sugar.

These peanut butter chocolate cookies could easily be part of your healthy snacking routine or a rewarding dessert you can feel good about. Made from common pantry items with almost no effort and little hands-on

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Spinach and Ham Sweet Potato Hash

With Easter being the big food holiday in March, you may find yourself with a plethora of leftover ham—if you’re like me, you will for sure. My friends, family, and I make it a point to enjoy epic, elaborate meals that somehow always provide more food than we need. Good thing we all love leftovers too!

You look in the fridge and see a large container of leftover bone-in ham plus extra sweet potatoes you tried to fit into the pan, but somehow that five pound bag doesn’t always fit. Naturally you should make spinach and ham sweet potato hash. All you need is a few more ingredients, including Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs, for a hearty Easter themed brunch

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