Lunch

BLACK BEAN CHILI

With the number of chili recipes on this blog, I realized I never seem to make chili the same way each time.  Guess I love playing with flavors, textures of food, lol, and chili offers a perfect opportunity to do just that.  This chili was simple to put together, yet there is definite complex flavors […]

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PESTO ASPARAGUS AND TOMATO PASTA

This is an easy pasta dish to put together, and is lovely for lunch or dinner.  With a leftover bowl the next day it can also easily be turned into a pasta salad with some chopped spinach added in. 8 ounces small pasta shells 1 small shallot sliced salt and pepper to taste 2 Tblsp. […]

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SLOW COOKER MEXICAN RICE AND BEANS

With this recipe, we used a 3 quart slow cooker.  Each slow cooker seems to have it's own unique heat.  In determining the cook time, I would recommend using a 3 quart slow cooker.  This lovely side dish was cooked in 2 hrs. and 15 minutes.  It makes a nice lunch with a salad, or […]

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CORONATION SALAD

I saw an article in our local newspaper showcasing Coronation Salad.  Having never heard of this recipe I discovered there are many versions of Coronation Salad, a salad that has layers of flavors, and a salad that is versatile in how you want to present it.  This is my version, which really is 2 salads […]

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LEFTOVER TACO BOWL

Each night I ask...what to cook tonight??  We had tacos the night before, with this recipe here.  There was about 1 cups worth of taco meat sauce left in the fridge.  With the high costs of groceries, well truthfully inflation overall everywhere, I refuse to throw away good food.  With a few pantry/fridge staples this […]

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CHICK PEA CURRY STEW

  This was a healthy, mighty flavorful vegan/vegetarian stew.  There are a lot of options you could use with this recipe in terms of vegetables: carrots, broccoli, peas, red pepper, cauliflower, spinach to name a few.  I used what I had on hand so by all means adjust this recipe to suit your own needs/tastes. […]

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TASTY RICE AND BEANS A PANTRY THROW TOGETHER

This simple dish is a great way to use up some pantry ingredients as well as providing a hearty lunch or dinner.  We usually do 2-3 vegetarian dinners each week to maintain overall health, and it helps with the costs too! 1-1/2 Tblsp. Avocado oil 1 small onion, finely diced 1/2 a stalk of celery […]

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AIR FRYER SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Air Fryer spaghetti squash could not get any easier.  We love to have spaghetti squash with Meatballs and Marinara sauce, or under a serving of chili.  Spaghetti squash is a nutritious and filling squash any way you decide to serve it. Cut the stem end off of the spaghetti squash, then place on cut end […]

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RICE QUINOA LENTIL CURRY BOWL

Before I get into this recipe I must show you my newest kitchen addition: A Cast Iron Enameled 3.5 quart Brasier.  I am in serious luv with this baby.  It is great for Danish Frikadiller, seafood dishes, Chinese Food, Curry bowls etc. etc. Recently we discovered combining rice and quinoa is a winning combination - […]

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SAFFRON RICE AND SAFFRON RICE BREAKFAST BOWL

This is a recipe that happened as a result of a happy accident.  We love a simple Saffron Rice with any kind of seafood or simple chicken dish.  So having made the Saffron rice the night before, there were some leftovers the next day. I decided to reheat the rice in a pan with a […]

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THAI CHICKEN RAMEN SOUP

This soup most definitely exceeded our expectations. Huge huge flavor in this simple soup whether served for lunch or dinner.  Now if you like your soup on the "spicy hot" side add extra fresh cracked pepper and Thai Red Curry Paste.  This can certainly be made vegetarian/vegan using Vegetable stock omitting chicken and adding in […]

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AIR FRYER ROAST CHICKEN AND ROAST CHICKEN BREASTS

You have all probably heard me say before, we love love our Air Fryer!  Chicken of all kinds is truly divine. We have discovered with Air Fryer chicken - various parts of the chicken or a whole roast chicken, each method is a bit different.  For example, while whole chicken legs are cooked at a […]

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OVEN ROASTED TURKEY SALAD AND TURKEY MELT

  Leftover oven roasted turkey is such a versatile delicious poultry.  And much much better than store bought when roasted in your own oven!  This salad would also be good with a Tblsp. of pesto for added flavor. 1 rounded cup of cubed leftover roast turkey breast 1 inch thick slice of peeled red pepper, […]

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AIR FRYER CHICKEN PARMESAN

This was a lovely easy dish to prepare.  The more we use the Air Fryer, the more we love it!  With this Chicken Parmesan, we chose to use lightly toasted Gluten Free French Bread, but a gluten free hamburger bun would work as would any gluten free pasta.  Homemade marinara or from a jar also […]

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GOOD, NUTRITIOUS, GLUTEN FREE FOOD - REVISED

    Having Celiac disease means you have it for LIFE.  Yes you can heal, but it never goes away.  Once you come to understand what Celiac Disease is (the inability to digest Gluten) you can heal from the devastating affects, but you remain a Celiac for life.  You can never resume eating Gluten, and […]

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AIR FRYER BACON

    Wow...wow...wow is what I say to Air Fryer Bacon!  You know how tasty bacon cooked in the oven is?  Well using an Air Fryer is even better.  The bacon cooks more evenly than any other method we have tried and as a result this creates even better flavor and texture. In terms of […]

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MEDITERRANEAN COB SALAD WITH LEMON CHICKEN & A CREAMY LEMON SUN DRIED TOMATO DRESSING

Oh. My. Goodness.  I have never had a Cobb Salad before....and upon dreaming about this recipe with the flavors awakening me in the morning, I just knew I had to give it a go.  Our tummy's were very happy. Cobb salad is such a lovely dish which makes a healthy lunch or dinner any day […]

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TUNA MACARONI AND CHEESE

Such an old school recipe but one that never gets old and it is mighty tasty too.  Any gluten free pasta style of macaroni or small pasta shape will work in this recipe.  A quick and easy lunch or dinner. 8 oz. Gluten Free Pasta Shells 1  184 gram canned chunky white tuna 1 1/4 […]

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BLACK BEAN CHILI & RICE AND BLACK BEAN CHILI WRAPS

With this easy dish we originally had the black bean chili over rice for dinner one nite.  Then the next day we turned it into a wrap style or quesadilla - even tastier!  The chili recipe with rice made plenty with leftovers to have wraps or quesadilla's for a few lunches - a quick easy […]

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OMELETTE - PIZZA STYLE & OTHER PIZZA STYLE FIXIN'S

Like most people, after almost a year of staying home and cooking each nite it has started to get boring. In looking at long forgotten recipes on this blog it was time to re-visit some of them which then created a whole new idea.   What originally happened as a happy accident, has now given […]

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ONE POT POTATO RICE VEGETABLE CURRY

Here we have another quick easy one pot meal.  Seem to be heading in that direction these days - along with anything curry! On that note, here is some info.  We used a Madras Curry Powder blend in this recipe which certainly carries a bit of heat.  If you like heat, then by all means […]

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VEGGIE AND CHEESE QUESADILLAS

This is a quick and easy dinner/lunch to make.  What helps make it quick and easy is, we used canned gluten free re fried beans, frozen butternut squash and fresh spinach. (you could certainly use fresh chopped butternut squash in this dish) By the way, I recently learned you can easily freeze fresh butternut squash.  […]

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MARINARA TOMATO SOUP - QUICK AND EASY

If you read my blog, you know I am a lover of all kinds of soups!  I could eat soup every day for sure.  This soup was so quick and easy, great for lunch or dinner served with grilled cheese, gluten free buns, or a simple salad.  When in a rush, or you don't feel […]

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ZUCCHINI SWISS CHARD PESTO GRATIN

This is a quick easy dish to make if you need to use up the last of the summer zucchinis.  With this dish you could use store bought pesto and marinara sauce or you can make your own.  For the marinara sauce I used this one.  If you make homemade there will be leftover sauce […]

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SALMON POTATO CAKES

This is another salmon dish but had to share as it was such a super easy lunch/dinner to make, I can't believe not having made it before now.  Plus, it was tasty and very economical.  At some point during the week we always end up with leftover potatoes in the fridge - such a great […]

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CURRIED MUNG BEAN VEGETABLE RICE DISH

This recipe is similar to my Mung Bean Stew - with a few changes/additions.  It is said that mung beans are a legume that are heart healthy, they help to reduce cholesterol, are the least gas forming of all legumes, and they also assist in improving/balancing digestion.  It is my goal/hope for 2018 to eat […]

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CROCK POT WILD RICE CHICKEN SOUP

If you read my blog you will know that while I love the idea and convenience of a crock pot/slow cooker - in terms of success we have really had minimal results - just the odd recipe turns out great.  Usually, we find the dish is lacking in flavor, and any meat is over cooked. […]

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ASPARAGUS BACON FRITTATA WITH A POTATO CRUST

We have had an abundance of fresh organic asparagus and fresh eggs - time to make a frittata - something we all love in this household, and yet something I tend to forget to make.  Not sure why that is, but this was a lovely reminder to make a frittata more frequently. 3 cups shredded […]

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CROCK POT VEGETARIAN CHILI

This was a recipe that was recently printed in our local newspaper.  I made some changes to the original - and we were delighted with the results.  Slow cooking with a crock pot has always been a little bit of a hit and miss result with me in terms of flavor.  Usually I have found […]

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CREAM OF LEEK AND KALE SOUP

Please excuse the picture quality here...very bad lighting! It has been freezing in our neck of the woods.  When it gets to 4 degrees below zero, that is cold!  And unreasonably so for our area.  All I can think about is a lovely hot bowl of soup with warm Gluten Free French Bread.  Mind you, […]

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CHEDDAR KALE POTATO CAKES WITH A LEMON DILL SAUCE

We had these lovely Cheddar Kale Potato Cakes for lunch one day, however, they would be great as a side dish to any main, as well as a yummy Vegetarian main dish served with roasted squash and a salad.  Easy to make and tasty! LEMON DILL SAUCE: 5 Tblsp. mayonnaise juice of 1/2 a small […]

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TUESDAYS ORGANIC VEGGIE DELIVERY AND A VERY VEGETABLE NOURISHING SOUP

I have fallen in love with Tuesdays.  Once our summer Organic Local Farm Market closed for the season in the first week of October, it used to be that that was it for farm fresh organic veggies until next year.  Happily that is not so any longer.  I joined one of our favorite local Weekly […]

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BAKED STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS

Finally with somewhat cooler temperatures, I was able to use my oven without fear of our house becoming an inferno! These stuffed portobello mushrooms make a lovely lunch or even a main dinner served with a fresh salad.  Easy to make...the only part of the recipe that takes time is to drip the yogurt for […]

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CREAMY SEAFOOD CHOWDER

Nothing says comfort food better than a delicious bowl of seafood chowder.  Most seafood chowders traditionally use a white fish.  In this dish I used all shell fish.  Many chowders also use a flour to thicken their chowder...here I did not. In our household if we use cream, I will make SCD cream - Lactose […]

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A GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Have you ever made a breakfast casserole?  I can not believe this is the very first breakfast casserole I have ever made.  How yummy, hearty and delicious it is too.  There are some mornings where one just needs a big hearty breakfast to get you through a busy day. This is also a casserole that […]

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CURRIED SHRIMP AND SUGAR SNAP PEA SALAD

Here is yet another fresh salad.  During the spring and summer - we have salads of every kind almost every day.  The Sugar Snap Peas will not be around much longer so we have been eating them in every salad we make. Every once in a while I have a huge craving for shellfish.  As […]

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CHIMICHURRI STEAK WRAP

When will I learn?  Every time I buy a flank steak, they are always 1 1/2 - 2 lb. in size.  That is way way too much steak for two people.  It finally dawned on me tonight....Dawwww....to cut the steak in half and freeze the other half, dang! I made a dry rubbed flank steak, […]

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A FESTIVE SPROUTED THREE BEAN VEGETABLE RICE SALAD/GLUTEN FREE/VEGETARIAN

This is one of those salads that is great for a pot luck, or served for lunch or dinner or as a side dish.  A hearty vegetarian dish that is fresh and delicious too.  Originally I was going to make a vegetarian lettuce wrap, but ended up putting it all together - so good.  I […]

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SUNDRIED TOMATO AND FETA TUNA SALAD

This made a nice change to everyday tuna salad.  Originally, I was going to make classic tuna melts for lunch, but then decided to forgo the bread and jazz up a salad instead.  Although, it would also taste great made into a tuna melt too! Lettuce leaves a small can of tuna drained - 184 […]

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LEFTOVER'S EASY FRITATTA

Another egg dish but without the pastry - fritatta.  Basically, this was just made with leftovers.  Thank the heavens I had leftovers - it has been crazy busy in my neck of the woods.  I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner! Even if you did not have these leftovers they could easily be […]

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BROCCOLI AND LEEK CHEDDAR SOUP

This was the first time I have ever tasted Broccoli and Leak creamy soup.  No cream here, no milk here, just creamy, full flavor, deliciousness, worth devouring.  Especially if one has just had...ahem... a root canal - minus the Gluten Free Garlic Toast. Tasty and Hearty!  If you want a great Gluten Free French Bread […]

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EATING FOR ONE LUNCH OR DINNER

Originally, I was not going to do a post on this recipe.  I added an unusual * ingredient, thinking this could go one way or the other - good, or not so good.  It was good!  A lovely meal for one, whether for lunch or dinner.  With a few extra green beans from the garden […]

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A MOST SINFUL SALAD REVISITED WITH A NEW OPINON

Normally, I would not do a post on a recipe that has already been posted.  Here is the thing....this salad has a story, and now some history, so I just had to share. To start from the very beginning, this story began one nite last year when DH and I went out for dinner.  A […]

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REFRESHING PASTA SALAD

With warmer weather finally touching our shores, these past two weeks we have been using the BBQ more frequently and eating all kinds of salads. This was such a simple tasty pasta salad.   What makes this dish is the fresh herbs and the light lime dressing.  Then with the added black beans for protein, a […]

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CURRIED TUNA SALAD - BACK TO OUR ISLAND GETAWAY

Who knew tuna and curry would work?  All I knew, was that after a long day at work I was tired.  Bone tired.  And, craving curry.  Was I organized in the kitchen to make a curry dinner?  Absolutely not.  This curry craving was becoming an obsession as the day progressed.  I think I would have […]

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THREE CHEESE QUICHE

I was inspired to do another Quiche recipe after reading Shirley's post at Gluten Free Easily - this is so worth checking out! And honestly, when it comes to Quiche, you don't need to twist my arm.  We never, and I mean, never get tired of Quiche.  In this house, if I make Quiche, everyone […]

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HOMEMADE DELICOUS VEGETABLE SOUP AND A SOUP RECIPE REVIEW

I seem to be on a soup roll lately, so here is a most tasty vegetarian soup, and a Recipe review.  Soup just seems to soothe my soul, I could eat it everyday! Last week I went to our local cafe/bistro/bookstore.  I was delighted to discover, all of their soups are gluten free, their salads […]

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ROASTED ASPARAGUS BACON CHEESE TART

What can I say about this recipe?  Wow, exceeded my expectations to say the least!  So, so, delicious!  I was flipping through the cooking channels the other day, when I saw a recipe from Everyday Food, -  for their original recipe, please check here. Their recipe called for layers of Phylo pastry.  I made this […]

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CREAM OF ASPARAGUS VEGETABLE SOUP

Thank the heavens for Asparagus...Mercy!  I love, love asparagus...any which way.  Originally, this was going to be a cream of Asparagus Soup. I ended up adding extra vegetables to the stock which really enhanced the flavor - so, so good! Recipe: 1 knob of butter and a drizzle of Olive Oil 1 1/2 lbs. of […]

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A YUMMY HAM SALAD

Here is one more lunch salad we have had in doing the low carb, less grain meals.  So far, we have had A Refreshing Tuna Salad, A Delightful Salmon Salad, Chicken Curry Salad, Shrimp Asparagus Salad.  They were all yummy, and we have really been enjoying these lunches, which are all quick and easy to […]

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GLUTEN FREE PIZZA CALZONES

This recipe was a collaboration of inspiration.  From three different people - Mama! I made this recipe three times before I got it.  You want to see frustration...you should have seen me in the kitchen.  Hallelujah....Yeahhh...I finally did it.  YES I did.  For the idea of this recipe I give thanks to Kary at BEST […]

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MY FAVORITE SANDWICH AND FAVORITE FRYING PAN

Are you a fan of cast iron pans?  To my eyes, this pan is a thing of beauty.  I love cast iron frying pans, love love them!  Especially now, that I finally know how to care for them. My one year old cast iron frying pan is now nicely seasoned. Years ago, I was given […]

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A DELIGHTFUL SALMON SALAD

Who knew a simple salmon salad could taste so good?  I was pleasantly surprised.  We are still having different kinds of salads ever since the Curry Chicken Salad Post.  So here is another grain free meal, fresh salad we have been eating in our endeavor to cut back on Carbs and Grains.  This salad would […]

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ROSEMARY PINTO BEAN HUMMUS AND A RECIPE INSPIRATION

I LOVE Hummus.  I have discovered though, my body is not happy when I eat garbonzo bean/chickpeas – just can’t do them.  So I thought why not try Pinto Beans?  Ohhh and was it good!  Served with fresh veggies, gluten free crackers, or even as a spread on gluten free bread – so healthy and […]

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REFRESHING TUNA SALAD

This is the second of a few posts - some days ago I did a post about wanting to eat less carbs - less bread, pasta, rice throughout the day.  Well, the first day was a disaster.  I got called into work at the last moment, and quickly threw together a sandwich for lunch, plus […]

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CURRIED CHICKEN SALAD - and DIETS?

There is much talk these days in the blogging world about diets.  Paleo, SCD, Primal, Macro-Biotic and the list goes on.  I see much I like about each and every one of these diets. Could I do one or the other? Probably not.  However, at this stage in life, or rather, ahem, age in life, […]

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