Category: Comfort

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Comfort, Gluten Free, Recipes

Chicken Salad with Snow Peas

The secret to the best chicken salad is using freshly roasted, tender chicken that has not been dried out or overcooked. Last night I roasted more chicken than I needed for dinner anticipating this lovely chicken salad for lunch today. This version of chicken salad includes white onions, blanched snow peas and celery. I like […]

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Quick Guacamole

Most guacamole recipes start with chopping tomatoes, onion, jalapenos and garlic. Yesterday, I was craving a chip and guac snack. As I surveyed the contents of my pantry and refrigerator, I realized I had nice, ripe avocados but no tomatoes or jalapenos but I did have a container of my favorite fresh salsa from the […]

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Sweet Potato Biscuits

In January, I mostly abandoned sweets, carbs and butter; it was a huge sacrifice. When January rolled over into February, I welcomed the opportunity to relive a Thanksgiving memory provided by my sister who is a ridiculous baker and chef. She makes the Christian Science Monitor’s Sweet Potato Angel Biscuits which are light and fluffy […]

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Turkey Meatballs with Sweet Red Sauce

You will notice I didn’t tag this recipe as one of the healthy ones. The turkey meatballs certainly are healthy, but once I smothered the meatballs in the Sweet Red Sauce, they were goners. Sugar isn’t typically at the top of my ingredient list for the recipes I make and design, but it is an […]

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Cassoulet for Two

A traditional french cassoulet is worth every bit of the time and effort it takes to acquire the ingredients and prepare this flavor intensive medley of meats and vegetables. With a focus upon trimming down the prep time and using more commonly available ingredients, I created this less elaborate recipe for two with very positive […]

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Butternut Squash Turkey Chili

This chili recipe combines the best of butternut squash with cinnamon and the spicey, savory flavors of chili powder and cumin. Use half the package of ground turkey to make the Turkey Meatball recipe. Many of the ingredients are similar so this is the perfect recipe pair to prepare in a single afternoon. This recipe […]

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Spicy Black Bean Saute

Expand the variety in your menu plan by adding legumes. These include lentils, black beans, kidney beans, peas, chickpeas, soybeans, navy beans and peanuts. They are an excellent source of vitamin B, fiber and protein. If you are considering a planted based diet, then you must use legumes to round out your nutrition. This Black […]

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Lentil Stew

My grandmother smothered lentils with carrots, brown sugar and cinnamon. That’s the way I learned to love lentils but not so good for a healthy start the year right diet plan. The dish was creamy, savory and delicious. Here’s one of my healthy lentil recipes. And by the way, a tablespoon of cooked lentils has […]

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Fish Soup

When you visit the fresh fish market or the fish market in your local grocery store you may find both Atlantic and Pacific cod. Atlantic cod is slightly sweet and Pacific cod is a bit more savory in flavor. Both are delicious and are culinary favorites around the globe. Sometimes you will find “Captain’s Cut.” […]

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Eggplant Casserole

Eggplant is not only gorgeous but also full of vitamins, fiber and nutrients that are good for your heart, bones and brain. At only 35 calories per cup it also a good option for a weight management program. Eggplant contains flavonoids giving them their luscious purple color. Flavonoids are attributed to reducing cancer, heart disease, […]