Quinoa for breakfast

Gluten Free Oatmeal Alternative – A Quinoa With Fruit Breakfast Bowl

Shani decided to go back on the Clean Program to try and get back some much needed energy.  In theory, this is accomplished by cutting out a whole ton of foods. (As if I didn’t have a hard enough time cooking for this girl!) This means I’m basically on the Clean Program as well.  (Though […]

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Wine and cheese

Flights of Fancy – Wine Tasting At Home

Shani and I love wine! I’m always on the lookout for the next good value I can get for under $10 at TJ’s, which has led us into our own wine tasting events.  It’s always fun and sometimes we find a new favorite, which is what happened this week when we tried 3 new reds […]

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Ingredients

California Omelette

I’ve been making this little omelette for myself all week and thought I would share!  I opted for a no cheese version as I’m trying to be good with the start of the new year and all.  And honestly, I don’t miss it one bit.  This is a very smooth tasting omelette, if that makes […]

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Hard Shell Turkey Tacos

Gluten Free Hard Shell Turkey Tacos

I’m a huge fan of the humble taco in all of it’s forms.  From street taco to gourmet food truck taco, hard shell or soft, steak, chicken or pork, I enjoy them all (turkey in this case).  Shani, however, doesn’t have the same luxury in eating that I do. In addition to being gluten free […]

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Cheese and Crackers

An Easy Gluten Free New Year’s Eve Appetizer

This is the simplest appetizer around! (next to chips and salsa that is) We’re fond of both the Original Savory thin mini Crackers (rice) and the Baked Sea Salt & Pepper Crisps Made with Rice crackers.  Trader Joe’s has at least one other variety of rice cracker, maybe more, it’s hard to keep track these […]

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Turkey Burger

Awesome Gluten Free Turkey Burgers

Gourmet burgers are all the rage these days and I thought we should add a gluten free turkey version.  As you might know, Shani thinks cows are cute and won’t eat them, and we don’t have a close gluten free bakery for good hamburger buns. ( I try to bake but it’s really too exact […]

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Enchiladas

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Enchiladas Suizas Lasagna Style

I imagine we are  like a lot of people and fall into food ruts. We end up eating the same dishes over and over again due in a large part to laziness and an overall lack of creativity.  Busy lives lead to certain types of boredom it seems! So tonight, it was with great joy […]

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Stir Fry

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Stir Fry

Sometimes we need something that’s really easy to make but that has a little feel of complexity without all the work. By using a frozen veggie blend, adding a little more frozen broccoli, some frozen peas and the slightly spicy sweet chili sauce we can almost instantly get that in this dish. Ingredients used: 1/2 […]

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Bacon Wrapped Dates

Easy Gluten Free Appetizer – Bacon Wrapped Dates!

We love this little appetizer – a perfect combination of sweet and salty!  It’s so easy to make ahead and then just toss under the broiler. Ingredients used: 12 Trader Joe’s Fancy Medjool Dates 1 package Trader Joe’s uncured Applewood bacon, cut in halves Trader Joe’s Extra Virgin Italian Olive Oil Spray toothpicks to fasten […]

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Baked Potato

BBQ Chicken and Baked Potato

This is another one of those super easy and fast recipes that I thought I should share.  I don’t recall where I first saw this, and to be honest, most of the time when I suggest it to the uninitiated I get a somewhat quizzical look in response!  But here’s the thing, this dish never […]

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