Pasta with Pancetta and Peas

Ever looking for a pasta dish without a heavy sauce?  Sometimes I want the heartiness of pasta but I am not in the mood for a red or cream sauce.  This recipe fits the bill.  Smoky pancetta or bacon combines with peas and lemon in a barely broth sauce for a light yet filling meal! …

Scratch Refried Beans

I can hear you now, who in the world makes refried beans?  Just open the can, right?  When you have food allergies, cross contamination is everywhere.  Canned beans always have so much salt and nightshdes.  I make this in my trusty pressure cooker and they cook up in a flash! This is also an excellent…

Delicious Kale Salad

We are often so unimaginative with salad.  It doesn’t have to be anemic iceberg  and cherry tomatoes.  A salad can be a divine layering of flavors and textures.  Here is a favorite in our house. Four ingredients with a 5 minute, vinaigrette dressing. INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch of kale or winter kale,  chopped 1 cup of…

Pork Fried Rice

I keep saying that Asian is not my gift but I am learning a few things.  We used left over pork belly in this recipe which was fantastic.  It could be done with chicken or beef as well. I think what I loved the most was repurposing a leftover into something completely new! INGREDIENTS: 2…

Coconut Chess Pie

Happy Pi Day y’all.  In honor of this momentous occasion, I thought I would share a pie recipe! INGREDIENTS: Gluten Free Pie crust 1 and 1/2 cups sugar 2 Tablespoons cornmeal 1 Tablespoon GF flour or cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup butter substitute 1/4 cup goat milk Tablespoon white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract…