Archives for the ‘Sugar-Free’ Category

Spicy Lamb Meatballs With Yogurt Sauce In Teff Tortilla Wrap

  This was a surprisingly savory meal I threw together this week. I have been eating a lot of lamb & other red meat to try to build up my iron supply, and discovered ground lamb as an inexpensive alternative to lamb shanks, chops, or other cuts.  I always have plain goat yogurt on hand, and […]

Brown Rice Bowl With Black-eyed Peas & Ham

Happy new year 2012!  Hopefully you all enjoyed the holidays and all the delicious food that comes with it. Maybe you are wondering what to do with all your leftovers. Here’s a quick shot of what I had for lunch today, made from my leftover new years’ black-eyed peas and holiday ham.   Cooked brown […]

Teff Pancakes

  I am always trying to increase my protein intake, and that’s especially important for snacks and breakfast foods, which are not always high in protein. In the mornings I eat a lot of eggs, sometimes bacon and sausage too, but also I want to choose grains that are naturally high in protein. One of […]

No-Mayo Egg Salad

Here’s another great comfort-food recipe that is super easy to prepare! It doesn’t use mayo, which is on the list of foods to avoid during pregnancy, though I generally don’t cook with mayo anyway. A little dijon mustard goes a long way! (Recipe is pictured above on gluten-free multi-grain toast from Mariposa Bakery in Oakland.) […]

Fresh Black-Eyed Peas With Spinach & Okra

A couple weeks ago I started seeing fresh black-eyed peas at the farmers’ markets. These are awesome because you don’t have to soak them or cook them for hours, just shell them and cook on the stove top for 20 minutes. They taste so delicious and fresh! The other day I made a wonderful batch […]

Leftover Potato Pancakes

Here’s a quick idea for what to do with those leftover mashed or boiled potatoes.  They make great pancakes the next morning and are especially yummy if they have been seasoned with herbs like chives or rosemary or garlic.  I had about one medium Yukon gold potato leftover after making chicken in a pot a couple nights […]

Chocolate Quinoa Coconut-Almond Bars

Thank you to all who posted website links and ideas for candida-diet recipes this past month.  I especially enjoyed the Ricki Heller blog Diet, Dessert & Dogs. Some creative and original ideas there!  It has been a challenge, but my husband is now in phase II (Woo-hoo!). Here’s a quick, easy dessert I came up […]

Chicken In a Pot With Eggplant

    Last week my husband was diagnosed with candidiasis, an overgrowth of the harmful yeast candida albicans, after having issues with constrictions of his esophagus.  Now, in addition to avoiding gluten, dairy and sugar, he has to cut out all carbohydrates for 5-6 weeks.  That leaves pretty much meat and vegetables!  He was certainly […]

4th Of July Picnic & Barbecue Recipes

Happy 4th of July everyone! I’m putting together a quick list of easy, no-fuss recipes for picnics or back-yard barbecues. The heat is on and the last thing I want to do is create more heat in the kitchen, so most of these recipes require little cooking.     Grilled Lamb Kebabs     Mix […]

Green Garlic Shrimp Scampi With Vegetables Over Brown Rice

  Happy memorial day! My apologies for being behind on keeping my blog updated, but it’s been a crazy month here and I’m dealing with some personal medical issues that have temporarily kept me away. I’ll be back in action soon, but in the meantime, here’s a picture of a meal that my husband threw together the […]