Category: Recipes

Comfort, Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes

Spicy Chickpea Stew

This recipe was inspired by a recipe from the New York Times Cooking site; one of my favorite recipe websites. My very first cookbook was Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. My second cookbook was The New York Times 60-Minute Gourmet. The New York Times never disappoints in terms of innovative, creative and delicious recipes. My version of […]

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 […]

Comfort, Gluten Free, Recipes

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 […]

Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes

Salmon with Bok Choy and Snow Peas

Roasted Salmon last night turned into Salmon with steamed bok choy and snow peas today. The combination is healthy and tastes magical. This was quick and easy to prepare. I had just enough bok choy and snow peas left over from my Chicken Pho. Bok Choy is also known as chinese cabbage. It has a […]

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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 […]

Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes, Vegan

Raspberry Cucumber Salad

Sometimes a recipe just reveals itself while I am scanning the refrigerator for a healthy choice. This combination of flavors is fresh and full of balanced flavors. From the English cucumber to the crisp celery, sweet apples and plump raspberries it is certain to become a favorite. The avocado provides healthy fat; no need to […]

Comfort, Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes

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 […]

Gluten Free, Healthy, Recipes, Vegan

Lemon Myrtle, Pear and Arugula Salad

When I visited my niece in Melbourne, Australia, she prepared this salad for me and it was spectacular. In fact the entire meal was wonderful and she cooked and assembled everything in the small kitchen of her historic home. The star of this recipe is Lemon Myrtle. Lemon Myrtle is an Australian super food. It […]