This quick and easy tomato avocado salad came together quickly for lunch recently. I had been out all morning and when I came home, I was hungry for something to eat…fast! I had an idea for something with a pile of salad greens with a fresh dressing, but happily an even better idea appeared.
I found both tomatoes and an avocado that were finally ripe…it’s so hard to wait for them sometimes.
From that point on, the rest of this lunch was easy.
A fresh summer salad recipe came together almost on its own.
The vegetables themselves provided most of the flavor, so that a little olive oil and vinegar made an ideal dressing. Lemon juice would also taste good instead of vinegar, and it would be completely grain-free and paleo.
There is no doubt that a favorite at my house is gluten-free gravy with mushrooms and onion. A steaming mushroom gravy to spread over dinner can definitely step up the flavor to another level.
Gluten-free or not, meat, chicken or vegetables often taste so much better with the complement of a simple gravy. This is not an unhealthy, fat-laden indulgence, either.
It can be made with a surprisingly small amount of fat, whether from drippings, oil or butter. In fact, it tastes better if there isn’t much grease in it.
The gravy I made for these pictures had plenty of onion and mushrooms in it, as you can see. The meat I served it with was boneless pork loin chops, which cook quickly and, while they’re so lean that they do require a little added oil for pan-grilling, that makes it easy to prepare a meat-flavored gravy in the same pan.
I am always looking for an easy new gluten-free salad recipe. This asparagus salad appeals to me since it is easy and full of flavor, plus it is nutritious and filling!
Fresh ingredients are ideal to use when they’re available, like during the spring when asparagus is inexpensive and easy to find in produce markets. Fresh beans are good, too, when available.
At other times, a salad like this can be made with frozen asparagus and some canned or cooked dried beans, and it will still be healthy and delicious. I just made one that way yesterday, and my husband loved it!
This tomato and feta salad is a very easy to make and totally inexpensive, healthy gluten-free salad recipe.
I positively love the explosion of flavor and delicious wetness that courses through my mouth as I bite into each of the succulent grape tomatoes in this recipe…
If possible use only naturally ripened tomatoes when you put your salad together. Not only will it be healthier… It will taste so delicious!
Feta cheese is always popular at my house and it is even more so when it’s in this strikingly colorful blend of flavors with ripe and sweet grape tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese and olive oil with ripe olive accents like in this salad.
I think that it’s one of the most beautiful, delicious gluten-free salad recipes that I make. It is worthy of guests, and is surprisingly inexpensive to make… especially after your spring garden begins to produce.
Gluten-free crepes are a favorite here in my house, but I feel the “carb rush” after eating grains, so almond flour has become one of my favorite ingredients for making them.
My husband does not care for the flavor of rice flour in baked goods, so in the past I have often cooked 2 batches of crepes – gluten-y and gluten-free – which is more complicated, of course. I was happy to find that the flavor of almond flour satisfies is good for both of us.
The liquid in this recipe can be varied to suit not just gluten-free eating but also dairy-free or paleo diets.
As you can see from the pictures, for our brunch today we topped our crepes with butter, fruit and/or syrup. I used butter and strawberry fruit topping. Al enjoyed seedless raspberry topping with butter and syrup.
A great thing about making crepes is how they can be a “pantry recipe” – when it’s past time to go shopping but we’re hungry, I can still often make a quick meal of crepes that we will enjoy. If we’d had fresh fruit today, I would have used some – strawberries or blueberries would have been a nice touch. However, the bottled versions of fruit toppings and spreads work well for crepes, and they keep in the pantry indefinitely. I choose the ones that are fruit juice-sweetened only, and Al usually wants a more traditional (over-sweetened) type. I tease him about his sweet tooth, but he does eat less sugar than he used to.
Breakfast is an important meal for me, but I don’t like to spend much time preparing it. That’s why when I find an easy healthy breakfast, I really like it.
This gluten-free recipe is one of the recent healthy breakfast ideas I have found that is also dairy-free, nut-free and paleo.
”Power greens” might be what you’d call a combination of several of those leafy antioxidant-, fiber- and vitamin-rich “powerhouse veggies” like kale, spinach, chard, beet greens and the like.
A combination of them makes a wonderful salad, and they add a variety of textures and flavor to a stir-fry. They also “wilt” deliciously to be folded into an omelet…so in this recipe they become part of a “power greens omelet.”