Spicy Chicken Soup -- this is one of the very reasons to have a well stocked pantry and freezer. When you are in a hurry with little time to spare this body warming soup is so easy and quick to make. It is perfect for a busy week night during the fall and winter months.
By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC Almond Meal makes a tasty gluten free crust and an excellent pastry for a change of pace. Add in your favorite vegetables, some egg or egg-whites a little cheese if you prefer and bake! When it comes out of the oven, let it rest for a bit and then enjoy with a side salad for an elegant brunch option or easy lunch.
This Living Fit Lifestyle version of Chicken Marsala is made without using the flour ~ since I am gluten free and the flour would not be good for me, I omit it completely. I thicken the gravy by using my VitaMix blender to puree some of the onion which gives the sauce a little body.
When you are eating a hot dish such as a jerk marinade, you need a cooling dish to counter the heat. I like coconut rice with a sweet element like the mango, I dressed with with a lime vinaigrette ~ it was just the right amount of sweet, tang and crunch to go with the fish.
What I love about meatloaf is you can use any kind of meat you like or even make it a veggie loaf if you don't eat meat.... the concept is the same. It's incredibly easy, gather your ingredients, mix them in a large bowl, put them together in a loaf pan and bake. In an hour, you have a very healthy, comforting dinner ready for a family.
Lasagna can be made to suit any tastes - beef, chicken, cheese, pork, seafood, vegetable, gluten-free, you name it and it can be done. It's easy once you coral all the ingredients, all you have to do is assemble, bake, let it rest and you are ready to eat!
An Italian staple -- Bolognese Sauce. My mom grew up in New Orleans with an Italian mother (my grandmother) she was exposed to classic Italian cooking and the creole cuisine from New Orleans. Then we moved to Texas when I was a child which added another element to the mix -- Tex Mex. So, you might imagine, nothing that I cook is very 'traditional' in the classic sense. I tend to mix up an old favorite with the flavors that I remember blended in, and this is just that -- my version of Bolognese.
Chef Barbara created this Curried Chicken Salad recipe. She and I went to culinary school together a few years ago at The French Culinary Institute in New York City. We had lots of fun, long nights and hard work getting our feet wet at school and working in the school restaurant L’Ecole .