Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely holiday season. To kick off the new year, today I’m sharing an extra-special recipe with you: chicken and peppers, olive oil and garlic style. Maybe you’ve had chicken and peppers before, and you’re wondering what makes this version extra-special.
Exciting news! My family is moving from New York to beautiful North Carolina. These past few months have been filled with lots of packing, garage sales, and other assorted craziness as we prepare for this new adventure. John keeps saying, “I hope the moving truck is big enough” while I…
It’s autumn in New York. There’s a chill in the air, and there’s vibrant fall foliage to admire on my afternoon walks. With the cooler weather arriving, my family and I have been craving something warm and comforting for dinner. One-pan chicken Alfredo is that perfect easy meal with creamy deliciousness in every forkful.
Recently, the media felt it necessary to once again alert us to the dangers of a gluten-free diet (GFD). This time their warning concerned the potential harm a GFD could do to your heart. A Foxnews.com’s headline read, A gluten-free diet may…
Summer’s on its way, and that means it’ll soon be warm enough for shorts and short sleeves. Maybe you’re like me and want to lose a few pounds before summer arrives. In the previous post, John wrote about how vinegar can actually speed up weight loss. Any help in that department is okay with me. Don’t you agree?
I’m writing this from the local coffee shop where I’m enjoying some special time with my daughter, Nicole. What could make the day more wonderful? Well, how about knowing that there’s a tasty beef chili with bacon simmering away in the slow cooker
Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I’m kicking off the new year with this savory chicken stir fry that’s flavored with a beautiful medley of Indian spices.
Happy December! I’m so excited to share the recipe for this savory frittata with goat cheese, leeks, and sage with you today. This quick and easy dish is perfect for a special holiday brunch.
This quick and easy ragoût is one of my favorite go-to meals on busy days. I usually workout at 5:00 in the evening. After an intense workout, the last thing I feel like doing is spending a lot of time cooking dinner. So on workout days, I either prepare dinner in the morning and set it in the slow cooker or I turn to one of my recipes that come together fast, like this incredibly tasty ragoût.
I have an extra special post for you today! I’ve compiled my family’s favorite gluten-free recipes that I make each year for our Thanksgiving dinner. I love cooking for our holiday feast, but it can be a little tricky to reinvent the Thanksgiving staples for those who have gluten intolerance.
Autumn in New York usually means a slight chill in the air, a visit to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard, and afternoon walks to admire the vibrant fall foliage. It doesn’t mean softly falling snow. But this morning I looked out the window only to see that it was snowing. I’m not ready for winter yet! Thankfully, the tiny snowflakes soon turned into rain.
Sometimes recipes are born in times of adversity. That’s how this easy paleo chicken with baby spinach and mini sweet peppers entered the world. I had planned to roast a turkey breast for dinner. But when I turned on the oven, I heard a pop! Hmmm….That didn’t sound good. I also noticed the power to the stove had gone out. Obviously, the breaker had tripped. I reset the breaker, but when I turned the oven on, again I heard that pop! That was it. My oven was dead.
So many kids are heading off to college this fall, and I know many of you moms are full of anxiety. This is especially true if your child has celiac disease. After being so careful at home to steer them clear of gluten, we worry if they will be as careful when they’re on their…
Today is an exciting day! I am giving away a 3-pack of Primal Kitchen Mayo. Mayonnaise is a favorite condiment in my house, but the highly-processed store bought variety is not something I want my family eating. It’s filled with unhealthy fats, preservatives, and chemicals. I’ve tried making mayo by hand with real food ingredients,…
Who doesn’t love a good massage? Well, my kale is loving one right now as I’m getting ready to prepare a delicious kale salad tossed with pistachios, cherry tomatoes, and juicy Kalamata olives. But why am I massaging the kale first? If you’ve ever had a raw kale salad, you might have noticed that the kale was a little bitter and its texture a little coarse. However, if you massage the kale for only about five minutes, it will begin to soften and wilt. This seems to break down its dense cellulose structure leaving it easier to digest and much tastier.