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...]

Lemon-Butter Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Butter Brussel Sprouts

If you like brussel sprouts, you’ll probably like this recipe.  If you don’t like brussel sprouts, you still might like this recipe.  It’s good! Ingredients 1 pound fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts, thawed (1) 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced ¼ cup white wine (2) ½ cup chicken broth 4 teaspoons lemon juice ½ teaspoon dried thyme ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon … [Read more...]

Spinach and Orzo Salad

Spinach and Orzo Salad

This recipe was easy to make and a definite winner.  It worked well as a side dish and then my husband took the leftovers in his lunch. Ingredients 1 (16-ounce) box dried orzo pasta 1 (10-ounce) package fresh baby spinach leaves, finely chopped (1) ½ pound crumbled feta cheese ½ red onion, finely chopped ¾ cup pine nuts, toasted (2) 1 jar sun-dried tomatoes (3) 1 jar artichoke … [Read more...]

Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup

This healthy soup is really easy to make and tastes great.  A one cup serving only has 64 calories! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped 2 (10-ounce) packages chopped frozen broccoli, thawed (or 1-1/4 pounds fresh broccoli which makes 7 cups coarsely chopped) 1 (8-ounce) potato, peeled & chopped 4 cups chicken … [Read more...]

Raw Veggie Salad

Raw Veggie Salad

I’m always looking for good salad recipes for my husband to take in his lunch.  I actually made this one as a side to go with Oven Baked Chicken and for his lunch.  After eating the salad, he said:  “This is really good!”  He proceeded to serve himself another helping and then finished it off in his lunch the next couple of days.  I believe he added tuna to it for his lunch. Salad … [Read more...]

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

I made this for the first time last night and it was really good.  However, I didn’t chop the cauliflower small enough so it seemed more like cauliflower with a thin sauce over it.  But it had a really good flavor so I think that when I make it again, and I will, I’ll either chop the cauliflower really, really small or I’ll use my stick blender and puree some of it.  Either way, this soup is … [Read more...]