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Voilà, Hybrid Frittata on Steroids!

This recipe came about one evening as I was looking for something I could do with eggs and the growing seasonal abundance of vegetables in my refrigerator. I put them all together and, voilà, hybrid frittata on steroids!

At first I was considering a neat, organized frittata, which is a seasoned mixture of beaten eggs with sautéed vegetables added, cooked slowly in a skillet without stirring and then turned as a whole at the end… similar to what you might do with an omelet.

But, what I had in mind was much more than that. I wanted a skillet heaped with scrambled eggs, which are cooked differently than frittatas. I wanted it vibrantly alive because of the scrumptious, savory sautéed veggies in it. And, I had absolutely the right idea… it was delicious!

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Posted by Pat - August 7, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Categories: 30 Minute Meals - Quick and Easy, American, Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfast Menu, Casein-free, Corn-free, Dairy-free, Frugal, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low-Carb, Lunch Menu, Meatless, Nut-free, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Vegetarian, Wheat-free, Whole Foods   Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Collard Greens with Garlic and Lemon

Steamed or braised collard greens with garlic and a sprinkle of fresh lemon are naturally gluten-free. A relative of the cabbage and broccoli family, they are low carb and rich in fiber and many valuable nutrients, such as vitamins A, C and K, plus several of the B vitamins. They also have a variety of minerals, such as potassium, phosphorus and calcium, to name a few.

These collards can be served as a side for pork loin chops or chicken pieces for a paleo dinner, with a baked sweet potato as another side. I like to accompany them sometimes with Cajun rice or blackeyed peas to complement their texture and flavor for a vegetarian dinner. In the photo above they are shown with Shredded Barbecue Chicken.

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Posted by Pat - July 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Categories: American, Casein-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Frugal, GI - Low Glycemic, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low-Carb, Meatless, Nut-free, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Top 8 Allergen-Free, Vegetable Dish, Vegetarian, Wheat-free, Whole Foods   Tags: , , , , , ,

Curry Vegetable Red Lentil Soup

A bowl of this spicy, healthy gluten-free soup made a delicious lunch! As soon as I tasted it, I wanted to post it for you. Let me tell you how I discovered this wonderful treat…

… A few weeks ago my daughter-in-law sent some to me for lunch. But my son, who delivered it, couldn’t remember all of the ingredients, only that it was gluten-free. I enjoyed it and I wanted to learn how to make it.

Of course, I could tell that it had curry seasoning in it and I could taste the smoothness of the coconut milk. The cabbage, cauliflower, carrots and onion were obvious (yum!). But, there was a unique texture and flavor in it that I just couldn’t quite place.

When I found out later that the base was sprouted red lentils, I realized that they added a creamy texture and flavor to the soup that went far beyond what the coconut milk provided.

The soup is healthy in so many ways. It’s naturally gluten-free and can be made mostly from whole foods, except for the curry powder, turmeric and coconut milk – and they’re not far from whole foods.

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Posted by Pat - February 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Categories: Asian, Casein-free, Corn-free, Dairy-free, Dinner Menu, Egg-free, Frugal, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Meatless, Nut-free, Refined Sugar-free, Soups, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat-free, Whole Foods   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Tolerant Organic Red Lentil Rotini Salad with Cauliflower, Peppers & Tomato

I discovered a new brand of rotini with good flavor and lots of nutrition.

I was interested in this new product from Tolerant when I saw that it is made solely of lentils – Non-GMO Organic Red Lentils… Nothing else.

That makes it gluten-free and also free of the top eight allergens. This low-glycemic rotini is certified gluten-free, non-GMO, organic, vegan and kosher.

Since it is made from red lentils, it has a delicate pink tint that is lovely and appetizing whether in a salad with greens and dressing or in a skillet with peppers, onion and sauce.

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Posted by Pat - September 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Categories: 30 Minute Meals - Quick and Easy, Casein-free, Corn-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Frugal, GI - Low Glycemic, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low-Carb, Meatless, Mediterranean, Nut-free, Refined Sugar-free, Salads, Soy-free, Top 8 Allergen-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat-free   Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Napa Cabbage Slaw with Red Wine Vinaigrette

A salad with napa cabbage has a more tender texture and a milder, sweeter flavor than most types of American cabbage. And, to make it even better, its vitamins and minerals make it a healthy addition to a gluten-free diet.

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Posted by Pat - March 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Categories: 30 Minute Meals - Quick and Easy, American, Casein-free, Corn-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Frugal, GI - Low Glycemic, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low-Carb, Nut-free, Paleo Diet, Refined Sugar-free, Salads, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat-free   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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