Navy beans are one of our favorites here…well, especially Al’s favorites. He likes them with just about anything…in a salad, as part of a main dish or as a side in a main meal. He likes them in many combinations, but most of all, he likes them in soup.
This raw, chilly spring day made me think that the time had finally arrived for some warm, comforting soup! I love to curl up on the sofa with a good book or a crossword puzzle and a steaming cup of my home-made soup.
Are you looking for a light soup for lunch that still has the fiber and protein to last you for hours? A few days ago I made this soup for lunch and found it lasted me well through the afternoon, even though it’s without noodles or rice. It was also soothing for a tender tummy when I was a little under the weather recently. There’s plenty of flavor without being overpowering.
Have you ever been hungry for a bowl of hearty tomato soup? I wasn’t sure what “hearty tomato soup” meant the other day, but that was the kind of tomato soup I wanted. We were having guests for dinner but they would be arriving late, after another event, and I was preparing steaks to broil and veggies and rice on the side. A crockpot meal would have been ideal for that uncertain dinner hour, but since steaks don’t broil in a crockpot, I opted for soup instead. Tomato soup with some extras that might tide us over till a late supper, or be a good first course. Here is what we had. No leftovers.
A gluten-free dish with zip that’s healthy and also easy to fix — that’s a good one to pull out of the recipe box! The shrimp provides the low-fat protein, the vegetables add more flavor and nutrition, and the seasonings can be as peppy as you like. It’s a light, filling dish for a gluten-free diet.
From a Texas Hill Country town founded by German immigrants comes the best chili I know — adapted from my Oma, although she would have used at least twice as much chili powder, or sometimes she added one or more chili petines (pequins) to the pot.
One of my husband’s and my favorites is this healthy, flavorful version of minestrone.
Not too rich, but creamy and filling, a bowl of this gluten-free New England Clam Chowder makes a lunch to last till dinner, or a cup of it with a salad will do the same.
Gluten-free and Gluten-y family members alike will all absolutely love this beef round steak with vegetables from the crock pot recipe.
It's a classic stick-to-the-ribs family-style meal that is every bit as good as your favorite stew... And, you can thicken the delicious broth that you'll get after simmering for several hours in your slow cooker into a silky-smooth gravy that will make the meal even better.
This meal only takes 20-minutes or so to put together and then can simmer for as long as necessary... Whatever that means in your world. It's a low preparation-time recipe that you and your whole family are sure to enjoy.
This week's Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan is high-lighted by a quick-and-easy 30 minute meal featuring Roasted Chicken Breasts garnished with veggies. I've used some of my favorite cut vegetables in Day 5's treat. However, you can modify the recipe to use yours!
But, no matter what you top it with... Steaming hot from the oven, it's sure to look good and taste delicious too!
... I usually use my own preference for the proportion of pasta to vegetables in this dish. Try it and decide what works best for you. I often cook more veggies than the recipe calls for. And, I'll keep them in a separate dish so that I can add more of them to my plate if the mood strikes me. Depending on how many carbs I've already had that day, I may skip the pasta entirely and just have my sauce with the veggies... I really like just the veggies in sauce sometimes. This is one of my family's favorite gluten-free ground beef recipes. The gluten-free sauce combined with the ground beef seasoned perfectly to your taste can be a marvelous addition to your meal time.
… As I looked around the Internet recently I noticed articles and comments about individuals becoming ill because they used condiments which were not gluten-free. I understand from first-hand experience how very easy it is to accidentally contaminate your food with condiments such as Worcestershire sauce, bouillon cubes and things like this. I’ve done it myself... I don't know how many times.
This week's Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan is highlighted by the fact that it's got 2 Slow Cooker Meals and 5 quick, 30 Minute Meals. The meals are all quick or "no-brainer" easy! I guess it reflects the fact that I've been out of the office for several weeks on a temporary assignment. So I'm "knockin' 'em out" fast and furious today.
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