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Category: Gluten-free

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Asian Chicken Pasta Salad

A good choice for a luncheon, buffet or summer supper, this salad is wonderful served while still warm, though it can also be made ahead and served chilled. Makes 10 servings, 1 cup (250 ml) each 1-1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs 1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar 1/4 cup sodium-reduced soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon minced gingerrroot 2 cloves […]

Ethnicity > European 0

Skillet Sausage and Rice Paella

Hot and spicy Italian sausage is perfect in this easy rice dish. You can also use sweet (mild) Italian sausages, but then add more hot pepper sauce or a pinch of red pepper flakes. Makes 4 servings 3/4 lb extra-lean turkey sausage (hot or sweet), thickly sliced 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 sweet green or yellow pepper, […]

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Chinese Pork and Vegetables

When my children were young they liked this dish without the hot red pepper flakes. Now that they are adults, they probably wish I would double the heat. You may want to add sherry, hot pepper sauce or chili paste, or perhaps more gingerroot or hot red pepper flakes to taste. Serve on a bed of fluffy rice. Makes 4 […]

Gluten-free 0

Chicken Waldorf Salad

THERE’S NO BETTER COMBINATION of salad mix-ins than sweet fruit and crunchy nuts, but this isn’t new news. With its mixture of apples and walnuts, the classic Waldorf salad, as originated at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City, has been around for over 100 years. The traditional salad uses a creamy sweet mayonnaise based dressing. I have kept the […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

Joe’s Special Spinach and Egg Scramble

THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THIS DISH dates back to the 1920’s when it was served at New Joe’s Italian restaurant in San Francisco. Today you’ll find it as the new signature dish at the San Francisco restaurant institution known as Original Joe’s. I first tasted it as a child when my mother made it from a recipes she found in […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

Pizza Frittata

THIS RECIPE OFFERS ALL THE DELICIOUS ELEMENTS OF A PIZZA – in a frittata! The first time I ever tasted eggs with pizza sauce, I fell in love with the combination, and I think you will too. Loaded with veggies and pepperonii, you get a generous portion (half of the frittata) for only 210 calories. As an added bonus, you […]

Gluten-free 0

Balsamic, Beet, and Orange Salad

BEETS ARE BACK! Considered an old-fashioned vegetable by some, beets have newfound popularity as they star in sensational eye-popping salads. And while fresh beets are fantastic, this easy salad proves that canned cdan be just as delicious – and they come with a bonus of no messy peeling! Paired with sunny oranges, tangy feta cheese, and nutrient-rich spinach, this salad […]

Christmas Desserts 0

Old-Fashioned Baked Rice Pudding

This comforting dessert is a wonderful way to end any meal. As a girl, I always waited eagerly for the first heavenly bite. Today, my husband likes to top his with a scoop of ice cream. —Sandra Melnychenko, Grandview, Manitoba Yields:6 servings I Total time: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour Ingredients 3-1/2 cups 2% milk 1/2 cup uncooked long […]

Gluten-free 0

Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Dorraine could not find a low-sodium turkey soup recipe for her slow cooker so she created one herself. As the wonderful aromas start to fill the kitchen, you’ll say, “It smells like turkey dinner!” Makes 8 to 10 servings 2 tsp canola oil 1 lb lean ground turkey 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup coarsely chopped onion 1 cup coarsely […]

Ethnicity > European 0

Braised Red Cabbage

A lovely German woman once said that braised red cabbage should only have seven ingredients: butter, apple, onion, cabbage, brown sugar, cider vinegar and spice. And when Corrine prepares this recipe, from her mom, that’s exactly what she uses. But she does usually add some salt: “I guess that’s cheating, as it makes eight ingredients.” This flavor and aroma is […]

Ethnicity > American 0

Spicy Brown Rice Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a dish native to New Orleans, developed from the traditional Spanish dish paella. Makes 8 servings 2 tsp canola oil 1 lb lean hot turkey sausages, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1 cup chopped red onion 1 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 cup chopped red bell pepper 1 cup […]

Gluten-free 0

Fruity Sauteed Chicken

This dish uses the natural juices from fruit to lend a delicate flavour to the tender chicken. It’s a great example of how to include more fruit in your diet throughout the day. Serve over cooked whole wheat couscous or brown rice. Makes 4 servings 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tsp canola oil, […]

Beverages & Ices 0

Berry Smoothie

Makes 3-1/2 to 4 cups I Serving size: 1 cup 1 banana, broken into chunks 2 cups mixed frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) 1 cup low-fat strawberry flavoured yogurt 1 cup unsweetened orange, strawberry and banana juice In blender, on high speed, blend banana, berries, yogurt and juice for 30 seconds or until smooth. Nutrients per serving: Calories: 153 […]

Ethnicity > American 0

Tex-Mex Corn Nachos

Serves: 5 servings Costs: Approximately $1.75 per serving Tomato dressing: 5.5 fl ounces/156 mL tomato paste 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin The freshly squeezed juice of 1 lime, or 2 teaspoons bottled lime juice Salad: 1 medium-sized green pepper (about 1 cup), diced 1/3 cup green onions, thinly sliced 1/3 cup sliced green olives, […]

Ethnicity > Mexican 0

Mexican Beef Taquitos

Makes 4 to 6 servings I Time estimate: 25 minutes active time I 5 minutes inactive time I 83 cents on a shoestring I If bought it: $3.83 per serving (frozen) 1 pound lean ground beef 1 medium-sized onion, peeled and diced 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing 1 teaspoon […]