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Romano Rice and Beans

Romano Rice and Beans

My mother-in-law gave me this recipe years ago.Easy to prepare and inexpensive, this dish greets our table on a regular basis. I usually do not have fresh parsley on hand and to substitute I sprinkle the dish with dried parsley. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do!

 

Romano Rice and Beans

2 cloves of garlic – minced
1 large onion – chopped
2-3 carrots – chopped
1 green pepper – chopped
1 stalk celery – chopped
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2/3 cup fresh parsley
2-3 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. oregano leaves
3 large tomatoes – diced
1 can (or 2 cups) kidney beans
5 cups cooked wild/brown rice
Parmesan cheese – grated
Salt and pepper to taste

Drizzle oil into a large skillet.  On medium heat – combine garlic, onion, carrots, pepper, and celery.  Cook until tender.  Add parsley, basil, oregano, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and kidney beans.  Heat through.  Add brown rice and parmesan cheese.  Stir until cheese is melted.  Serve with additional cheese – if desired.

 

Omit cheese if vegan or on a dairy-free diet.

Gluten-Free Garlic Chicken Pizza

Gluten-Free Garlic Chicken Pizza

I did it.

I made gluten-free pizza and lived to tell the tale.  Skip the take-out, this pizza will rock your world.

To make your own gluten-free garlic chicken pizza, assemble the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1-2 cups all-natural cheddar cheese
  • 1 bottle of sugar-free marina sauce (about 2 cups)
  • 1 recipe of garlic chicken
  • sore bought gluten-free crust

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  If necessary, roll out your dough onto an oiled surface.  Begin dressing your crust with a layer of marina sauce.  Sprinkle cheese, chicken, onions, and tomatoes onto the marinara sauce.  Bake the pizza until the crust is slightly browned and the cheese is bubbly.

 

Sucanat and Mustard Glazed Salmon

Sucanat and Mustard Glazed Salmon

Sucanat and Mustard Salmon
adapted from Rachel Ray

1/3 cup sucanat
2 1/2 Tbsp. sugar-free mustard
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper
16 ounces salmon fillets
2 teaspoons olive oil oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine sucanat, mustard, lemon juice, and pepper in a small bowl.  Stir until smooth.

Heat a large ovenproof skillet over high heat.  Rub salmon with oil and season with salt and pepper.  Place the salmon skin side up in the warm skillet and cook until a crisp brown crust forms – about 3 minutes.  Remove salmon from the heat, flip, and coat with the sucanat mustard mixture.  Transfer skillet to oven and bake until the galze caramelizes and the fish is cooked through – approximately 5 minutes.

Serve with a side of wild rice and steamed broccoli.

Garlic Chicken

Garlic Chicken

You might notice from the recipes posted on this blog that we are not big meat eaters.  After two years of experimental veganism, we have slowly began to incorporate small amounts of meat and cheese into our diets once again…. but that is another story.

When purchasing meat, I always scout out sells on organic and all-natural meat.  Animals that were fed artificial growth hormones prior to their death – still contain artificial growth hormones in their bodies when they are prepared for human consumption.  If these hormones resulted in bigger animals… wouldn’t they create bigger human beings??  Just a thought.

Garlic chicken is our absolute favorite chicken recipe.  It is a fabulous addition to salads, pizza, and rice bowls.  Enjoy!

 

 Garlic Chicken

1 lb. chicken tenders
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. sweet paprika
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 tablespoons grape seed oil

 

Mix together garlic, paprika, and pepper in a small bowl.  With clean hands, massage the spice combination into the chicken. Heat the grape seed oil on a large oven proof skillet over medium-high heat.  Place the chicken into the skillet and sprinkle any left-over spices on top.  Brown the chicken on both sides, rotating it once, until cooked.

When the chicken is cooled, place on a cutting board and thinly slice.

Herb Roasted Potatoes

Herb Roasted Potatoes

Herb Roasted Potatoes

3 lbs. potatoes – cut into small wedges
1 medium onion, diced into small pieces
1/4 cup coconut oil
4 tsp. thyme
4 tsp. rosemary
Salt and pepper to taste

 

Bake potatoes in oven at 350 for an hour.

Once the potatoes have cooled, cut potatoes into small wedges.  Saute onions in coconut oil.  Once your onions have turned soft and translucent, add potatoes and spices.  Cook until potato wedges are crisps.

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