Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

You may say, “Did someone say bacon?” But, I’m more like, “Did someone say brussels sprouts?” My favorite veggie! I rarely make pasta anymore, you know because of being gluten and dairy free and all (and the fact that we eat the whole damn pan…), but I just had to try this with gluten free … Continue reading

Shrimp Salad with Lime Dressing

I made this salad tonight from my July issue of Better Homes and Gardens and it was superb. Really. Light, flavorful, creamy and crisp. Perfect for a hot weather meal. It whips up in a snap and is filling to boot. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 pound- uncooked shrimp with or without the tail (next time I … Continue reading

Sweet and Sour Chicken

My husband and I wanted take out from a nearby Chinese place a few weeks ago. So, my husband went over the ingredients with the girl behind the counter and made sure mine was strictly gluten and dairy free. I ended up with Garlic Chicken and he got Sweet and Sour Chicken. To make a long story … Continue reading

Mushroom Soup (vegan and dairy free)

  I’ve recently found out that I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. It’s an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks the thyroid gland. And on top of that, I’ve found out I’m allergic to dairy. If you’ve been here since the beginning, (exactly 135 posts ago), you can see from the very beginning that I’ve never eaten … Continue reading

Homemade Maple Sausage Patties

I will NEVER again buy store bought, chemically treated, frozen hockey pucks again! Who knew making your own breakfast sausage was so easy? I sure didn’t! (Psst, we eat this for dinner too…) El yummo! This recipe comes from the Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans Cookbook by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong.  If you don’t … Continue reading

Shrimp and Sausage Stew

O.k… it’s supposed to get cold here this week (high 60’s is cold here…lol) and I planned to make this on one of those days, but I changed around my weekly menu a bit and made this ‘cold day meal’ on a warm day – today! Uh oh. It’s a “bowl-style” meal so we ate … Continue reading

Chicken in the Garden

Well, I’m ashamed to say that it’s been six months since I last posted a recipe here on my food blog. But, I have many reasons! I moved to Florida finally and wowee have I been busy! First, I downsized a four bedroom house with a full basement to get here, then had to downsize … Continue reading

Protein Pasta

I grew up eating something we called “Spaghetti I-oy.” (Eye-Oy.) That’s how we pronounced it. I had no idea what that meant but I knew I loved it. It was a pasta dish my Italian step father and his family made every Sunday. When I got older I realized the dish was really called Spaghetti … Continue reading