Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

My mother-in-law is a great cook and I’ve gotten most of my favorite recipes from her.  This Red Lentil Soup is a recent one.  Okay – it’s not my favorite but David likes it a lot. Ingredients: 1 cup red lentils (1) 1-1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 2 tablespoons oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger (can omit) (2) 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon tumeric 1 can … [Read more...]

Apple Crumble (GF)

Apple Crumble

My husband LOVES dessert but since he’s been eating gluten free, he hasn’t had dessert very often.  Until we know for sure that he’s gluten intolerant, I don’t want to invest in all the different kinds of flours because they’re expensive!  But I found this recipe for apple crumble that’s gluten free so I made it for him and he liked it a lot. Ingredients: 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, … [Read more...]

Pizza Frittata

Pizza Frittata

I’ve seen this recipe in magazines for several years and wanted to try it but never had an opportunity.  I finally made it – with a few modifications, of course.  It’s a keeper! Ingredients: 6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. package) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened (1) 6 eggs ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon dried basil ¼ teaspoon oregano leaves 2 tablespoons butter 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh … [Read more...]

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...]