Sesame Chicken (or tofu)

Juicy broccoli, crisp green onions, tender chicken (or tofu), covered in a sesame sauce that is just perfectly flavored, this Sesame Chicken (or tofu) is guaranteed to make you smile. First, the sauce. Sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds with rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, tamari soy sauce, and honey combine perfectly to make a…

Curry Lentil Soup – Gluten Free and Vegan

Flavorful broth and tasty lentils with onions and celery. I like this soup better than any other because it is not pureed smooth, so you can really taste the separate flavors and textures. My great aunt created the recipe and my mom makes it multiple times each winter. It also reheats perfectly. I have never…

Chocolate Chip PB Overnight Oats – Gluten and Dairy Free

Smooth, chocolatey, peanut –y oats. This may sound weird, but they are REALLY good! Nice and smooth, but still having texture, they are served cold, which seemed weird at first. Refreshing, thicker than normal oatmeal, and just, different than normal oatmeal. I like overnight oats more than normal oatmeal because in the morning I can…

Crispy Eggplant with Chard – Gluten and Dairy Free

Golden brown and delightfully crispy eggplants over a steaming bed of sautéed chard. Complete with tomato sauce and a bit of optional parmesan! I have seen dairy free parmesan cheese recipes and I really want to try one! Apparently, you pulse cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic, salt, and pepper in the food processor. It looks really…

Quinoa Masala Veggie Burgers – Gluten and Dairy Free

Crispy, mildly sweet, and flavorful veggie burgers. They are Indian inspired and truly one of the best veggie burgers I have tasted! If you know me, you know that I love veggie burgers. I love them cut in pieces on salads, wrapped in lettuce, and on CERTAIN GF buns. My favorites are the ones from…

Asparagus and Fava Bean Risotto – Gluten and Dairy free

Risotto is kind of annoying. But I decided it is worth it. Risotto is actually easy, just a bit time consuming. I made it for my first time tonight and it tasted so good that it was worth stirring for twenty minutes. We got over two pounds of asparagus from Costco and the fava beans…

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Leeks over Brown Rice

Flavorful and crispy Brussel sprouts with deliciously tender chicken covered in a sweet balsamic glaze. It takes hardly any time to prepare and tastes incredible. Leeks get super crispy and add a savory element of flavor that pairs beautifully with the sweet balsamic glaze. Recipe slightly adapted and made into a meal from SHERRLYNN2 on Allrecipes….

‘Penne ala Pesto’ (Dairy and gluten free)

A light and springy pasta dish, perfect for hot nights. It is flavorful but not heavy, and you can’t taste the dairy free aspect. I think it would be incredible with roasted butternut squash or asparagus. My mom and I made it in under fifteen minutes the other night. The most amazing part is I…

Nutty Middle Eastern Fried Rice – Gluten and Dairy free

A nutty fried rice complete with vegetables and tofu. I enjoy the flavor even more than Chinese Fried Rice because of the nuttiness. I chose the vegetables that were ready from our garden, but all vegetables work! Just a very interesting gardening side note, we are growing Maestro shelling peas this year and they are the…

Baked Ziti (Dairy and gluten free)

I have a lot of blog post ideas in mind all the time! The problem is, I often don’t have a picture and I am NOT posting a recipe without a picture. I always take pictures of desserts I make, but rarely of meals. This often results in me posting treats. I have a picture…