Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

I’m always looking for good side dishes and this one was delicious!  I’ll definitely be making it again. Ingredients: 4 cups cubed Yukon Gold potatoes (1) 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon garlic salt ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon pepper (2) 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese (3) Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray cookie sheet … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]