I’m all about quick and easy these days. You would think that in my transition to working from home I would be spending hours in the kitchen, but it’s actually quite the opposite. Now more than ever when I open my fridge, I’m looking for things I can throw together for a healthy and delicious meal.
Pizza is one of my absolute favorite meals of all time. But making it gluten-free can be tough. Well not difficult per se, it’s actually quite easy, but it’s time intensive. You’ve got to whip up a crust, let it rise, bake it, add you toppings, bake it again and then finally, after an hour of waiting, you can enjoy a slice of deliciousness.
And I just don’t have that kind of time during the day or even some weeknights.
Eating healthy is a challenge.
Getting kids to eat healthy can be–well, near impossible.
Since our family has been on special diets for such a long time, it’s probably easier for me than most, but I still do struggle.
My oldest son has life-threatening food allergies, so his diet has been restricted his whole life. But my youngest is more easily tempted by the whole packaged and processed behemoth that threatens to undo all the nutritional groundwork I’ve laid in his life.
It’s pretty hard to turn down those soulful eyes and the Puhleeeeeeze at the grocery store when he finds a new goodie he’d like to try.
Keep reading for Adrienne’s healthy and kid-friendly meal ideas…
Do you ever have one of those recipes that seems under-appreciated?
A flavorful comfort food that fails to catch everyone’s attention simply because it sounds too darn healthy.
Well this is one of those recipes. I discovered it on the Food Network when I had a fresh bunch of CSA chard that was begging to be used up on a cool early spring day.
The original recipe comes from Giada De Laurentiis, but Giada was smart – she didn’t put the word “chard” in the title of the recipe. I’ve followed her lead, and left it out of the post title in hopes of luring more of you in, because it truly is a wonderfully delicious and nourishing recipe.
I adapted the chili a bit to suit my own tastes, cooking style, and diet (yes, this dinner is free of gluten AND the top allergens), but stayed true to the key ingredients and amazing blend of herbs and spices. Trust me, this one’s a keeper.
Keep reading for Alisa’s Chipotle Chicken Chili Recipe
One definition of “comfort food”, according to that ubiquitous (don’t you just love using big words sometimes) source of data, Wikipedia, is “food prepared traditionally that may have a nostalgic or sentimental appeal.”
My definition of comfort food, however, is:
- food that tastes great
- and doesn’t leave me (or my pants) feeling too uncomfortable after eating it.
A case in point.
I love ice cream. And in my teenage years, I worked in an ice cream parlor.
It was one of those ice cream shops where there were loads of great flavors and an amazing assortment of toppings (including cut up candy bars).
You can imagine what happened, right? The possibilities for
overeating unbridled gluttony were endless.
Well, due to adrenal fatigue, life threatening food allergies and autism in our household, those ice cream parlor days are over.
Keep reading for Adrienne’s Most Requested Recipe…