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...]

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...]

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...]

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s COLD here in the Midwest so I thought some soup sounded good.  I don’t have as many choices as I used to since I have to avoid dairy, gluten, onion and garlic.  But I found this one and it hit the spot. Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 (32-ounce) carton chicken broth (check for gluten) 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup chopped onion (1) ½ cup chopped celery (1) 1 medium carrot, chopped … [Read more...]

Baked Dijon Salmon

Dijon Fish

Here’s another great fish recipe.  This one has a bread crumb and pecan coating.  I don’t do a lot of nut coatings, especially on meat, so I wasn’t sure how it would taste.  David said the pecans gave it a really nice flavor. Ingredients: ¼ cup butter, melted 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1-1/2 tablespoons honey ¼ cup plain dried bread crumbs ¼ cup finely chopped pecans 4 teaspoons … [Read more...]

Orange Teriyaki Beef Stew

Orange Teriyaki Beef Stew

David found this recipe in one of my magazines and asked me to make it.  He said it was very good (and he ate all of it) but it bothered his stomach a little bit.  He thought it might be too spicy.  I won’t be making it again but he said it was definitely blog worthy.  So if you like spicy Asian food, this is definitely worth making. Ingredients 2 lb. beef chuck stew meat, cut into 1-inch … [Read more...]