Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad 4

I’m always looking for good, easy side dish recipes and this one fit the bill.  I’ll definitely be making this again. Ingredients: 2 (15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15-ounce) can black olives, drained and chopped (1) 2 cucumbers, halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced crosswise 12 cherry tomatoes, halved (2) ½ red onion, chopped (3) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 … [Read more...]

Grilled Vegetable Polenta Casserole (GF)

Grilled Vegetable Polenta Casserole

David really enjoyed this Grilled Vegetable Polenta Casserole.  He had it for dinner and then took the leftovers in his lunch and ate them cold. But I made a lot of changes so be sure to read the Notes section below to learn from my mistakes. Ingredients: 1 large eggplant, sliced lengthwise, ½” thick (1) 2 yellow squash, sliced lengthwise, ¼” thick 4 portobello mushrooms (2) 1 … [Read more...]

Foil-Packet Chicken Puttanesca

Foil-Packet Chicken Puttanesca

This gluten free recipe was a hit at our house and I’ll definitely be making it again but with a few minor changes.  Check out the Notes section below for what I’ll do different next time. And in case you’re wondering what “puttanesca” means (I didn’t know), Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “served with or being a pungent tomato sauce typically containing olives, garlic, capers, hot … [Read more...]

Chicken with Asparagus, Mushrooms & Rice

Chicken with Asparagus, Mushrooms & Rice

David LOVED this recipe, especially the way I modified it.  He said he would definitely like for me to make it again.  Next time I might make it without the mushrooms – then I would eat it, too. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 chicken thighs (1) 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 ounces sliced mushrooms (about 2 cups) (2) 1 cup brown rice ½ teaspoon salt ¼ … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I’ve seen this recipe floating around the internet for a while now but had no interest in making it – until my husband started eating gluten free.  Not only was he eating gluten free, but he was trying to stay away from a lot of processed gluten free foods. I did try a couple of gluten free pizza crust mixes and they were okay but very expensive.  This cauliflower crust pizza recipe seemed like … [Read more...]

Easy Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

You may have figured out by now that my husband likes to eat healthy food.  Whenever possible, he chooses foods that are naturally sweetened rather than sweetened with artificial sweeteners or sugar.  Jelly or jam is an example.  He likes the ones that are naturally sweetened.  Unfortunately, Wal-mart stopped carrying that type of jelly so when he needs more, I have to make a special trip to … [Read more...]

Summer Chicken Salad (GF)

Summer Chicken Salad

This summer salad is light and refreshing and works for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: 3-1/2 cup seasoned chicken breasts, cooked and chopped 1 small zucchini, diced into small cubes 2/3 cup assorted color cherry tomatoes, halved ½ avocado, diced ½ bunch asparagus, roasted & chopped (click here for a great recipe for roasted asparagus) 1-2 scallions/green onions, diced 1/3 … [Read more...]