Here we are again being inundated with ads for rich desserts and treats. This time it’s for Valentines, which I’m all for, naturally, but aren’t there some other desirable gifts besides candy and jewelry? Chocolate may be rich in antioxidants, but it’s also usually rich in sugar and calories that I don’t really need to focus on right now.
Instead I’m concentrating on one of my favorite lunches, a salad with beans, crisp veggies and a little Dijon dressing. Maybe we’ll talk about chocolate later….
When the snow is piling up on the roads like recently, I’m not as eager to shop for fresh salad ingredients as often.
This combination from my pantry and refrigerator made an easy salad on one of those snowy days.
During the summer, this salad is delicious with fresh ingredients!
This green beans with bacon recipe is so easy is to make, and it’s naturally gluten-free. It’s also a dish that looks good, tastes good, and travels well. Actually, it doesn’t even need to “travel,” since you can easily cook it quickly at the destination, without a lot of fuss.
We had just been invited to Thanksgiving dinner, so I was willing to make whatever the hostess asked me to bring. I would even have been happy to make a gluten-free version of that traditional green bean casserole that “everyone” likes. Green beans are my favorite vegetable choice in many dishes, including that one. But, when I asked the hostess who had just invited us what I could bring, her answer of “Green Beans with Bacon and Onion” was ideal! I like that even better!
With its high nutrition and ease of cooking, salmon is a natural for a quick but elegant dinner, like this combination of salmon, acorn squash and sautéed vegetables.
This rice dish is a beautiful change of pace from the usual side dishes we have! Gluten-free Sweet Black Thai Rice has rich, eye-appealing color, includes satisfying whole-grain fiber that doesn’t taste woody, and has a delicious, mild nutty flavor that is good prepared simply with water and salt, or with your favorite additions.
During the growing season we enjoy the variety of fresh vegetables, especially the versatile, naturally low-carb, high-nutrient, gluten-free summer squashes and zucchini.
Of course, the garbanzos add some carbs to the dish, but they have good protein, fiber and other nutrients so are well worth it.