posts tagged "nut free dinner"

Chicken with Cauliflower and Olives

Posted on March 4, 2013

This high-protein chicken dinner (full of cauliflower and olives) is a wonderful Paleo one pot meal.

This hearty, grain-free, savory Paleo dinner dish is a hit with adults and teens alike in our house. I often serve it with a Spinach Salad for a filling, vegetable heavy dinner.

While we eat chicken once or twice per week, I also try to serve the boys (all 3 of them) steak each week as that is their favorite dinner. They are more than happy when ... read more →

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Posted on March 1, 2012

 

Shepherd’s Pie is a traditional English dish. In Britain it is generally made with lamb or mutton; in this recipe I have made a simple ground beef shepherd’s pie and added bacon for extra flavor.

Shepard’s pie is often referred to as “cottage pie,” by the English; it is a casserole made of cooked meat and vegetables that is then topped with mashed potatoes and baked. I have made this dish into a Paleo casserole by using Mashed Cauliflower for the ... read more →

Sesame Salmon Burgers

Posted on May 10, 2011

These high protein Sesame Salmon Burgers pair nicely with Garlic Ginger Bok Choy (pictured in background of photo above; stay tuned for recipe next week).

I really like making these quick and easy gluten free burgers because they not only consist of highly nutritious wild salmon (obviously), they’re also packed with superfoods such as garlic, ginger and sesame seeds.  Sometimes I like to prepare the salmon mixture ahead of time (think the night before, so that the flavors can meld into ... read more →

Gefilte Fish

Posted on March 23, 2011

This recipe is based on one by Ellyn Goodrich at epicurious.com, called “Alaskan Halibut and Salmon Gefilte Fish Terrine.”  While Goodrich’s recipe makes a gefilte fish “loaf,” mine is for traditional (yet gluten free) gefilte fish balls (like my Bubby made) only with more vegetables, so that they are a bit lighter and healthier than the standard gefilte-fare.

What are gefilte fish?  Here is Wikipedia’s definition:

“Yiddish Gefüllte Fisch (Gefilte fish;from German gefüllte “stuffed” fish) (Yiddish: ???????? ????, Hebrew: ???? ???????? dagim ... read more →

Perfect Roast Chicken

Posted on March 22, 2011

My version of Perfect Roast Chicken is based upon one from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Cookbook.  This go to dish is something I make at least once a week, after which I generally use the carcass for chicken stock.  My best friend from childhood, Helen, introduced me to Ina, and I have been hooked on her books ever since.

While Ina’s recipe for Perfect Roast Chicken calls for wheat flour, chicken stock and butter, mine is a tad simpler and gluten ... read more →

Roasted Red Pepper Salmon with Spinach

Posted on September 29, 2010

This high protein salmon dish with Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup from Pacific Foods was a big hit with my husband, and children as well.

The sweet, smoky taste of the sauce (which simply uses the above soup) along with healthy spinach and salted salmon, results in a sophisticated entree that is not too challenging to make –a lovely dish that will wow your guests.

Thanks for all of your votes in the first round of Pacific Foods Everyday Chef Challenge!  Because ... read more →

Stuffed Peppers

Posted on September 8, 2010

Yesterday, when I compiled my Rosh Hashanah Menu, I promised y’all that I would give out the recipe for my Stuffed Peppers today, and here they are.  I’m glad I made that promise, since it “forced” me to make these gluten free, grain free stuffed peppers for dinner last night, and my husband and I love them.  They’re quite colorful and festive, as you can see in the photo above, and mighty tasty, not to mention high protein.

The idea for ... read more →

Green Chili Turkey Burgers

Posted on August 30, 2010

These Green Chili Turkey Burgers are based on a fabulous recipe from Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint Cookbook. His recipe is actually called Fried Eggs Over Green Chili Burgers, and is yet another high-protein entree from the king of primal that my entire family enjoyed.

Green Chili Turkey Burgers

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2 (4 oz.) cans diced green chiles
1 pound ground turkey
1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
½ cup onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt

In a medium sized bowl mix diced ... read more →

Grilled Salmon Paprika

Posted on August 19, 2010

This recipe for quick and easy grilled salmon is based on Kalyn’s Grilled Salmon with Maple Syrup Glaze from Kalyn’s Kitchen.  I find that her site is a fantastic source overall, and particularly for protein filled entrees.  I had the pleasure of being on a panel at Blogher last year with Kalyn, and am looking forward to seeing her again this year.  The Blogher Food Conference is less than 2 months away.

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Posted on August 2, 2010

This Rosemary Lemon Chicken has become my go to dinner dish this summer.  In fact, I’ve been making it a couple of times a week and loving it, as has my family –children included.  It’s super easy to make, very healthy and fabulously fresh and delicious with hints of garlic, lemon and rosemary complementing the flavor of grilled chicken.

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

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1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, pressed
¼ cup fresh rosemary, minced
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Kumquat Garlic Chicken

Posted on December 11, 2009

Kumquats are in season right now. What’s a kumquat you ask? Essentially it’s a citrus fruit that closely resembles an orange, though it is much smaller. If you want to know more about kumquats there is a great article over at the Cooking Light website.

Meanwhile, here’s a cozy holiday recipe for gluten free Kumquat Garlic Chicken.  We’re having this tonight for the first night of Hanukkah, along with Squash Latkes and gluten free Matzo Ball Soup, of course.

Kumquat Garlic Chicken

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Salmon Kabayaki

Posted on November 11, 2009

There was a shortage of Fish Kabayaki the other night when I made this amazing dish from Jaden’s Steamy Kitchen Cookbook.  I used salmon to make this sweet and tangy fish dish and it was phenomenal.

The boys were unhappy that I did not make more, so tonight I’m making it again and doubling the recipe to 2 pounds of salmon so all can eat to their fill and still have some for leftovers the next night.  I’m making it right ... read more →

Thyme Salmon with Gluten Free Girl’s Leek Coulis

Posted on August 25, 2009

This Leek Coulis is based on a culinary masterpiece from Gluten-Free Girl.  My description will certainly not do it justice and I’m fairly certain my vegan version is only a faint replication of hers.

For a truly mouth watering account of this dish, make sure to read Gluten Free Girl’s delectable post about the culinary wizardry that is the chef’s Leek Coulis.  All I can say on my end, is that I fooled my husband; he had no idea that I ... read more →

Mexican Chicken and “Rice”

Posted on July 17, 2009

This may be one of the worst food photos I’ve ever taken, however, this gluten free, grain free chicken and “rice” dish is packed with protein and spicy Mexican flavor.  It’s not so easy to take pictures of brown stuff; I could say more, however, I won’t go on; let’s just leave it at that.

Since I don’t eat grains, this faux rice is a real treat for me.  My husband liked it too.

Mexican Chicken and Rice

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4 tablespoons olive oil
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Chinese Chicken Salad

Posted on June 22, 2009

We’ve been eating quite a lot of salad lately, and being the protein addict that I am, I’m constantly looking for new ways to make it into a full dinner.

I was first introduced to Chinese Chicken Salad years ago, by my dear friend Helen.  We’ve been friends now for close to 30 years and good salad is only one of the many things she has taught me about.  My version is a little different from hers, since she’s not gluten ... read more →

Cobb Salad

Posted on April 29, 2009

With a few edits to the classic Cobb, this tasty traditional salad becomes nutritious high protein fare packed with healthy veggies.  This Cobb Salad is a great make ahead dish.  Prepare individual ingredients earlier in the day or the night before and then assemble the salad just before serving.

Traditionally, blue cheese is one of the main ingredients in Cobb Salad, however, I’ve eliminated this ingredient to create a delicious dairy-free dinner.  Of course, Cobb Salad is traditionally gluten-free, so that was ... read more →

Roasted Chicken with Olives and Prunes

Posted on April 3, 2009

Are you spending too much time on the computer?  That’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately.  After reading this article in The Atlantic and finding out about this new site that calculates the amount of time spent on twitter, I’ve really been pondering this matter.

I haven’t been pondering it too much though.  Instead, last weekend, I took a break and left my computer off for 48 hours.  Wow, I did have quite a surprise on Monday morning, ... read more →

Turkey Bean Chili

Posted on March 20, 2009

If you look on the upper right hand side of my site you will find a photo –and link– to my forthcoming book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.  You can pre-order order it by clicking on the book cover image in the sidebar to the right, which takes you over to amazon.com.

I have been working on the book for the past 8 months, well, actually the past 10 years, that’s when I really began cooking and writing down my recipes ... read more →

Chipotle Lime Salmon

Posted on March 6, 2009

With baseball back in the picture and our afternoons filled with practices I find myself looking for quick entrees that offer a lot of protein without a lot of work. This Chipotle Lime Salmon is one of those. My husband loved it, pronouncing it blog-worthy after his first bite.

Agave Lime Chicken

Posted on January 30, 2009

The other night while I was tucking in my super snuggly 10 year old into bed, we discussed possibilities for the next night’s dinner.

“Fennel” he suggested, “I really like it because it’s sweet and also very healthy!”
“What would you like for our protein dish?” I asked.  “What about that roasted chicken I made the other night that you guys gobbled up?”
“No, something else, something sweet and sour,” he replied.
“Ok,” I said.  “What about agave lime chicken?”
“Yum!  That sounds great.” my ... read more →