Skillet Sweet Potatoes (GF)

Skillet Sweet Potatoes

These delicious Skillet Sweet Potatoes were a nice change from a baked sweet potato and were really easy to make.  I’ll definitely be making them again. Ingredients: 1 sweet potato ½ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon dried parsley ground cinnamon, to taste (1) 2 teaspoon coconut oil (2) Directions: Peel (3) and dice the sweet potato into bite size pieces, about ½-inch … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta

Quinoa Tabboulet with Feta

Cold salads make great side dishes and lunch foods.  I was pretty sure this recipe for Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta would be a winner and it was. David said he LOVED it!  So I’ll definitely be making this again and again. Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, uncooked salt & pepper ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons) (1) ¼ cup olive oil 1 cup thinly sliced scallions 1 cup chopped … [Read more...]

Sautéed Chicken Cutlets & Bacon Brown Butter Roasted Broccoli

Sauteed chicken cutlets & Bacon Brown Butter Roasted Broccoli

I didn’t have high hopes for this chicken recipe - I was sure it would be plain and boring but it was actually very good.  I will definitely be making it again.  The broccoli recipe was delicious, too!  Of course, it had bacon! Sautéed Chicken Cutlets Directions: Slice chicken breasts (I used chicken tenders) in half horizontally.  Season with salt, pepper and sauté in olive oil over medium … [Read more...]

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Bacon makes everything better and it certainly made these Brussels sprouts delicious! Ingredients: 3 slices bacon, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 shallot, chopped 1-1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, small sprouts left whole, larger sprouts halved Salt & pepper, to taste 1 cup chicken broth Directions: Brown bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.  Remove … [Read more...]

Baked Sweet Potatoes (GF)

Baked Sweet Potatoes

These tasty baked sweet potatoes were easy and delicious. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 large sweet potatoes 2 pinches dried oregano 2 pinches salt 2 pinches ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat the bottom of a glass or non-stick baking dish with olive oil, just enough to coat. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes.  Cut them into … [Read more...]