Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

This Southwestern Quinoa Salad makes a great side dish, lunch box food or even a dip! David has eaten it all three ways!  He says it’s a keeper. Salad Ingredients: 1 cup of quinoa, cooked to manufacturer’s specifications (1) ½ cup of grape tomatoes, cut in half (2) 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed (3) 1/3 cup chopped black olives ½ of a red sweet pepper, chopped 1 avocado, … [Read more...]

Bunless Turkey-Spinach Burgers w/Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Bunless Turkey-Spinach Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Wow!  All I can say is, Wow!  This recipe was a BIG winner at my house on a couple different levels.  The burgers were delicious and the pesto was awesome. This is a gluten-free recipe but it doesn’t have to be.  Add a bun and you’re good to go. Ingredients for Sun Dried Tomato Pesto (1) 2 cups oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained (2) 1 cup grated Pecorino Romano (3) 1 cup … [Read more...]

Chewy Chocolate Cookies (GF)

Chewy Chocolate Cookies 2

I don’t make a lot of sweets these days because of the low FODMAP diet David’s following, but this Chewy Chocolate Cookie recipe actually fit the guidelines.  I was pretty excited to make it and David was pretty excited to eat it.  It was a definite winner. Ingredients: 3 cups powdered sugar ¾ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder ½ teaspoon kosher salt 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla … [Read more...]

Turkey Lasagna Roll-Ups

Turkey Lasagna Roll-Ups

We don’t eat much pasta anymore since David’s gluten free, but I did give this recipe a try using gluten free lasagna noodles.  It was a keeper. Ingredients: 4 lasagna noodles (1) 6 ounces lean ground turkey (2) 1 small onion, chopped (3) 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli (4) ¼ cup water 1 cup (8 ounces) ricotta cheese (5) 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon milk ½ teaspoon dried … [Read more...]

Springtime Tossed Salad

Springtime Tossed Salad

I’ve been experimenting with salad recipes lately and I found this winner in one of my old magazines.  I’ll definitely be making it again. Ingredients: ½ cup raspberry juice or cranberry-raspberry juice 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar or cider vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 ounces spring mix salad greens 2 cups (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained ½ cup crumbled blue … [Read more...]

Steak & Vegetable Soup

Steak & Vegetable Soup

It’s been cold in the Midwest and this Steak & Vegetable Soup hit the spot.  I’ll definitely be making it again. Ingredients: 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into ½-inch cubes 1 cup chopped onion (1) 2 teaspoons canola oil (2) 2 cups cubed red potatoes (3) 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup frozen peas 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth 1 cup water 2 tablespoons balsamic … [Read more...]

Asian Chicken & Vegetables in Foil Packets

Asian Chicken Packets

This chicken and vegetable recipe was a hit at our house and so easy to make. Ingredients: 4 large scallions, trimmed 1 large carrot, peeled 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets (5 oz. each), pounded ½ inch thick (1) 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar (2) 1 tablespoon rice … [Read more...]