Lunch

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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GOOD, NUTRITIOUS, GLUTEN FREE FOOD

This is a post that finally came down to the result of a whole lot of frustration.  I would like to show case wonderful, delicious, food that is GLUTEN FREE.  Most of it, GLUTEN FREE NATURALLY. There is so much negative hype/nastiness out there these days about Gluten Free this, Gluten Free that, Gluten Free […]

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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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