Category: Dinner Ideas

Healthy Stuffed Peppers with rice, turkey, veggies and lentils

Healthified Stuffed Peppers with Lentils

Healthifying A Classic Comfort Food – Stuffed Peppers Today’s recipe is a healthier version of a classic comfort food staple – stuffed peppers.   Along with details of the things we change to clean it up.  Where the food comes from and what may be lurking along plays a role.   But first, let’s talk about the gut microbiome and lentils.  Because we are adding...

Twice-Baked Potatoes

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Goat Cheese

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Goat Cheese I’m not re-inventing the wheel here by making twice-baked potatoes.   I just wanted to keep track of this particular combo of ingredients because they turned out really well.  Instead of milk or sour cream, I wanted to use my new favorite ingredient – Trader Joe’s goat’s milk creamy cheese. We had some nitrate-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free thick cut bacon in...

Leftover Pork Tenderloin Salad

I love to mix up textures in salads but also get as much color as I can for the variety of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fiber.  Eat the rainbow indeed! Leftover Pork Tenderloin Salad One of my favorite dinners is Apple Cider Brined Pork Tenderloin.  It is so lean and clean and flavorful.   I make an apple cider from organic apple juice...

Baked Penne Pasta with Bison

Gluten-free Baked Penne with Bison So while everyone else is vowing to eat better this new year – I’m starting off the year making a bunch of pasta and goat cheese dishes. 🙂 Ever since we found bionaturae gluten free Italian pasta, I have been in pasta heaven.   The taste and texture really beats any of the other gluten free pastas I’ve tried so far....

Smoked Goat Gouda Broccoli Cheese Rice

Goat Cheese Broccoli Rice This version of broccoli cheese rice is made with smoked gouda goat cheese, jasmine rice, and coconut milk.  It’s perfect for those of us trying to avoid the casein found in cow’s milk.   Plus who doesn’t love goat cheese?  Or creamy cheesy broccoli rice dishes. Recently, at my favorite store the goat cheese section expanded.  We found a goat cheese...

Versatile Goat Cheese Alfredo Sauce

Why make a Goat Cheese Alfredo Sauce? Besides the fact that it is just really, really good… For people with casein digestion issues, it may add a whole new option to your dinner menu if you can tolerate goat’s milk! The protein casein in goat’s milk is processed, and likely digested differently, than casein from cow’s milk. You can read a little more about that in...

gluten free fried chicken tenders

Gluten Free Fried Chicken Tenders

Gluten Free Fried Chicken Tenders Gluten free fried chicken!  Yum.  Who doesn’t love crispy chicken tenders? It’s one of our favorite comfort foods.  And this is such an easy recipe to prep and fry them up in a pan.  Crispy, delicious and probably a little healthier than what we used to eat. The trick is to brine the tenders in water and seasoned salt, then...

BBQ Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers

Healthified Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers We love to “healthify” quintessentially comfort food dishes.   And these turkey meatloaf stuffed peppers are so delicious, especially when you use a tasty BBQ sauce to top it off!   We like Rib Rack BBQ Sauce because it’s gluten free and contains only a few clean ingredients.   To make the filling we add in grated yellow squash and ground...

salad nicoise with green beans, potatoes, eggs, tomatoes and turkey

Salad Niçoise with Homemade Dressing

Salad Niçoise Salad Niçoise is traditionally made with eggs, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, olives and fish tossed in a lemony vinaigrette.  It is probably one of my all-time favorite salads. During the summer I have a ton of basil, thyme and oregano growing in the garden to make the vinaigrette.  And fresh green beans are in season so it is perfect for this time of...

homemade Asian fried rice with peas, water chestnut, eggs, mushroom, broccoli

My Take on Asian Fried Rice

Hello Meatless Monday! So Asian Fried Rice?  It’s been done before. Why blog it again?  I’m sharing this recipe because Asian fried rice recipes have been a challenge for me.   And trust me that I’ve tried to make ‘Chinese Fried Rice’ with old cooked rice and cold rice – all the ways they’ve said to make fried rice – but it just never works for...