Hawaiian Chicken

One of my husband’s favorite dishes his mom makes is Hawaiian meatballs, but I decided one day to try making something a little different. Pinterest lead me to a recipe for Hawaiian Chicken, which sounded fantastic and possibly like less work. I’ll be honest, rolling meatballs isn’t my idea of a good time, getting my…

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Spicy Tahini Sauce

Pinterest is the saving grace for a girl like me, whose husband has dietary restrictions. My husband, David, can’t eat foods containing gluten OR dairy. So what’s left? Meat, veggies, fruit.. Seems boring, right? That’s where you’re wrong! There’s all sorts of ways I creep past David’s restrictions, like substituting yogurt for mayonnaise (or dairy-free…

Mexican Chicken Soup

When I was a teenager, I worked in a Mexican restaurant for 2+ years and lived off of their Mexican Chicken Soup. One day, I happened upon Ina Garten’s recipe for Mexican Chicken Soup and noticed that it looked similar to my beloved Mexican restaurant’s soup. I was right! It tastes almost exactly like the…

Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash

I’m going to make this post short and sweet, much like the time it takes to prepare this meal. Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash is one of those Pinterest delights I stumbled upon, tried, and had to share! The sweetness of the ground turkey, sweet potato, and yellow bell pepper work together in harmony, and…

Egg “Muffins”2 Ways: Sausage and Onion (DF) & Spinach, Mushroom, Feta

The school year has started and now I am faced with a whole new world. My 4-year-old daughter has started Pre-K, and with that comes free time for Mommy — Whaaaaat??? It’s kind of amazing. But remember, “With great power (and free time) comes great responsibility.” I’ve decided to use my time wisely during school…

GF/DF Morning Glory Muffins

A few weeks ago, my family and I took a 12-hour road trip to Michigan. Trips like this take planning, patience, and delicious portable food — especially with a 3-year-old. Among the food and goodies we packed for our road trip was a batch of Morning Glory Muffins that I made special for my Gluten-free/Dairy-free…

Hummus Chicken with Squash and Zucchini

It’s Summertime, which means it’s bikini squash and zucchini season! My mother used to love sauteing yellow summer squash, zucchini, and onion when I was a kid. A year or so ago, I was browsing Pinterest for new dinner ideas and saw this Hummus Crusted Chicken recipe that’s made with squash, zucchini and onion and it was…

GF Thai Turkey Meatloaf

Thai Turkey Meatloaf is a really fun spin on the classic comfort food. Turkey offers a healthy spin, combined with flavorful soy sauce (or Tamari if gluten-free), sesame oil and ginger. My husband, David, maintains a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. This dish is perfect for him because it uses cooked Jasmine rice instead of breadcrumbs….

Easy Baked Pork Chops

  There is no other food that my husband, David, loves more than pork, be it bacon, ribs, ham, or in this case, pork chops. I love cooking foods that David loves, especially when they’re easy! I grew up on pork chops, but they were always grilled and seasoned with lemon pepper (which was amazing!)….

GF Michigan Olive Burgers

My husband’s family is originally from Michigan. We traveled to the “Mitten” last summer to visit and I was introduced to the Olive Burger. Olive Burgers are simply a burger that is topped with an olive/mayonnaise mixture. It is absolutely amazing, if you like green olives, that is. I happen to adore them, so I’m obviously…

Baked Chicken and Vegetables

When my daughter and I get home from her weekly dance class, sometimes I feel like there’s not enough time to put a healthy and complete dinner together… And then I discovered this gem of a recipe. Baked Chicken and Vegetables is incredibly healthy and delicious. It takes 30-40 minutes to bake, but the beauty…

GF California Shrimp Sandwiches

If you want an easy and quick dinner or lunch, you’ll love my California Shrimp Sandwiches. They’re a delightful combination of salty, briny capers, garlic, meaty shrimp, smooth and cool avocado, and salty, crispy bacon on toasted Gluten Free (GF) bread. Check them out! First, I make a mayonnaise concoction using 3 tablespoons of Mayo, 1…