Category Archives: Gluten Free

Instant Pot Mexican Chicken

I love to get a couple of meals out of one dish.  Cooking a whole chicken in the Instant Pot is a huge timesaver and yields lots of succulent chicken to use for tacos, soup, and salads. This isn’t really … Continue reading

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Spinach and Beet Green Salad with Broiled Zucchini and Basil Vinaigrette

Salad for dinner.  It’s hot. It’s even too hot to go outside and grill the zucchini. The broiler heats up and cooks quickly so it’s a doable stand in for the grill on a sweltering day. How long has it … Continue reading

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Stovetop Turkey Chili

Slow cookers and pressure cookers are amazing! I love mine and use them often. One thing they can lack is the texture and flavor you get from cooking something on the stove without a lid.  Slow cookers and pressure cookers … Continue reading

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Rice Salad with Roasted Grapes

Rice salad is an old idea, but for some reason it’s taken me a long time to embrace it.  I’m so glad I have!  It’s the perfect side dish to go with pretty much any entrée. The premise: toss cooked … Continue reading

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Tikka Masala Chickpeas with Spicy Green Rice

I love the spice combinations and creamy sauces of Indian cooking. This delicious vegan dish is fragrant with coriander and cumin and gets a rich creamy texture from the addition of coconut milk. The green rice is a revelation! I’m … Continue reading

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Sicilian Almond Cookies

Anything almond flavored is nostalgic for me.  The smell of almond extract transports me back to my childhood summer visits to Sicily.  Once, when visiting my Nonna’s house in Siracusa, my dad arrived with a platter of bakery-bought almond cookies.  … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Cream of Tomato Soup

I am new to the Instant Pot craze and have really enjoyed using it so far.  If you haven’t heard of Instant Pot, it is basically an electric, programmable pressure cooker.  If you do a lot of cooking, especially with … Continue reading

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