June 11, 2011

Thai Noodle Salad with Chicken

This recipe was great for a recent road trip to California. We pre-made the meals for all nine of us, so they would be gluten free and healthy (and more affordable). Since we were eating at rest stops, they had to be able to be served cold. We served this in paper cups and ate with plastic forks. Easy, nutritious, high in protein, yummy, and gluten free!

7 oz dried, thin-ribbon …

June 11, 2011

Anti-Orzo Salad

Before we went gluten free, we loved Orzo Salad. This is a recipe modified with quinoa, which we discovered we prefer anyway!

2-3 C. Quinoa (cooked)
1/2 C. grape tomatoes (sliced in half)
1/4 C. kalamata olives
1/4 red onion, chopped
1/4 C. feta cheese
1 English cucumber (diced, NOT peeled)

1 cup olive oil
2/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp basil
1 1/2 tsp …

June 11, 2011

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

My version of tabbouleh uses one of my favorites grains, quinoa, instead of the traditional ingredient, bulgur wheat. Not only do I prefer the taste of quinoa, it is also gluten free and far more nutritious! It’s very high in protein (12%–18%); and, unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids, making it an unusually complete protein source among plant …

February 10, 2011

A Salad of Many Colors


  • Romaine
  • Red Leafy
  • Green Leafy
  • Radish
  • Carrots
  • Multi-colored Bell Peppers
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Feta (sheep’s milk)
  • English Cucumber
  • Red Onion
  • avocado
  • kiwi (optional)
  • jalapeno (optional)

Tropical Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1 1/2 cup Cilantro
  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 6 T Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 T White Wine Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 3 T minced garlic (or a few tsp. granulated garlic)
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried Oregano

Mix together in a food processor or blender and enjoy!

February 10, 2011

Put the Lime in the Coconut…

…and eat it all up!

Ever since last week, when my doctor told me I needed to go temporarily off of dairy, I have felt like Eeyore with a big cloud over my head. Dairy is half my diet, after all: cheese, sour cream, yogurt, pudding, bisque, cream sauce, mashed potatoes, and butter…lots and lots of butter. *Sigh*

Since then, coconut has been my friend. Well, we were already friends, but now …

December 2, 2009

Southwest Quinoa Salad

Note: This recipe was updated 6/11/11.

This is one of our family’s favorite lunches. It’s easy, it doesn’t need to be heated, and it’s nutritious. It’s a particularly good protein snack for pregnant or nursing moms! Serve with a few tortilla chips and enjoy!

– 3 cans of cooked black beans, drained and rinsed (4 ½ cups)
– 3-4 C. cooked white or red quinoa (equals 1 cup uncooked)
– ½ diced …

August 27, 2009

Italian Black Bean Salad

This salad, accompanied by a nice loaf of crusty sour dough bread, makes a wonderfully easy make-ahead lunch that will last several days in the refrigerator. Or, if you’re gluten free like me, you might enjoy my friend, Tonya’s, yummy gluten free fococcia bread (recipe to come).

This salad is also a good high-protein snack for the busy pregnant or nursing mom; or an easy travel-friendly meal for a pot luck or car trip.

I also have a good recipe for …

January 13, 2009

Monday Night Supper

Tonight’s Menu:

– Homemade (Spelt) Lebanese flat bread
Herbed Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki sauce (Gluten free)
Shirazi salad (Gluten free)
– Rice (Gluten Free)

Stacy’s Shirazi Salad

10 diced Roma tomatoes
2 cucumbers diced and seeded (do not peel)
1/4 C. lime juice (or lemon juice)
1/4 C. …

December 24, 2008

Christmas Morning Cooks!

Your children can make this one themselves!

My daughters, Abigail, Grace, and Emma, love to make this fruit salad (yes, William helps), so we’ve decided to add it to our Christmas morning menu. We received the recipe for the sauce from my friend, Alice, at church. It’s a wonderful starter for teaching little girls to follow and prepare a recipe …

September 25, 2008

Medieval Salad

Reformation Day is coming soon! Here is a great recipe for just such an event! I used to make it every year.

Medieval Salad

1 small head of butter lettuce
2 small heads hearts of romaine or red leaf lettuce

1 C. water cress
¼ C. fresh mint leaves
¼ C. fresh tarragon leaves
½ C. flower petals (roses, primroses, nasturtiums, chive blossoms, violets, or …

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