This Pork Medallions with Chile Garlic Plum Sauce blends the sweet taste of plums with the flavorful Thai chili garlic sauce and the brightness of a lime. Serve with a side of rice and a vegetable of your choosing such as sugar snap peas, soy beans or bok choy. We recommend a high quality plum preserves or jam for this dish, to really get the taste of plums. This dish is naturally gluten free and dairy free. This recipe is WeightWatchers friendly with a total of 5 PointsPlus for one serving of pork, and 206 calories. We have adapted this recipe from WeightWatchers.
These Sesame Cookies fill the house first with the smell of lemon and then the nutty sesame flavor as they are cooking. The cookies have a wonderful crunch from the sesame seeds. We have adapted this recipe from 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes by Carol Fenster. This recipe is gluten free and dairy free. Continue reading
This Smoky Lemon-Glazed Salmon with Buttery Petite Green Peas is so easy to make, you won’t believe it tastes so good! The marinade is lick your plate good. The side of peas couldn’t be easier, microwave the whole side for a tasty complimentary addition to the meal. This salmon and peas are WeightWatchers friendly clocking in at 8 PointsPlus. This recipe is adapted from WeightWatchers. We added a side of white rice to the meal, providing a heartier dinner. Cook this up for a citrusy, sweet, and smoky dinner tonight. This recipe is naturally gluten free, and a Vegan Buttery Spread in the peas can make it dairy free too. Continue reading
Making a gluten free, dairy free Tres Leches Cake seems like it really isn’t a Tres Leches Cake anymore. However, this recipe, using coconut milk, almond milk, and cream of coconut for the “Tres Leches” fits the tee in my book. This recipe is an adaptation of Alton Brown’s original Tres Leches cake recipe. There are various forms of Tres Leches recipes, one using butter and whole eggs, others using whole milk and separated eggs. This recipe uses butter and whole eggs for the cake. The gluten free flour mix was adapted from KellyBakes.com. This dry cake soaks up the three milks for a perfectly moist flavorful cake, with the perfect hint of coconut flavor. The whipped topping is made of whipped coconut milk. This is delight is our favorite whipped topping for everything. This cake is meant to be prepared ahead, so make it the night before, or early in the morning of to allow all the yumminess to be absorbed! Continue reading
This is a very flavorful sandwich that combines a snappy quick pickled squash, with a smokey and savory romesco mayonnaise and a spicy arugula. This Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Pickled Squash and Romesco Mayonnaise clocks in at about 350 calories, and makes for a wonderful guilt free lunch. We have adapted this recipe from the Cooking Light magazine. This recipe is gluten free and naturally dairy free.
When it’s hot, we like nothing more than a simple grilled dinner. This Grilled Flank Steak with Bok Choy and Plums is easy to make, but the unique combination makes for a delicious treat. The soy sauce marinade, the bok choy, and sesame seeds make for an Asian twist. Low in calories, this meal clocks in at 335 calories per serving, partially due to the Bok Choy, a “zero” calorie food. We adapted this recipe from RealSimple.com. Continue reading
After getting stuck outside in the rain during our walk through the Historic District in Savannah, we were more than happy to enter Gallery Espresso. An eclectic space, with fine art posted on the walls, an assortment of chairs, couches and chairs, and plenty of locals, we ordered, sat around a coffee table, and enjoyed each others’ company. Gallery Espresso is said to be the oldest coffee house in Savannah, and their years of existence have proved fruitful with a lengthy menu with quality coffee and food. Continue reading
Vic’s on the River, located on the river in the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia, was a special treat. The restaurant sits above the river, providing extraordinary views, and tastefully styled with white walls, beautiful lighting, and shining hardwood floors. There is a piano with live music near the bar, but there was no music during our luncheon. Our waiter, although originally from New York, still boasted the Southern hospitality you expected to find in Savannah. This was our only opportunity to eat at a restaurant in Savannah, and we are convinced we chose the right place. Continue reading
This Curried Chicken Salad with Basil, Almonds and Raisins is a great twist on your everyday chicken salad, and pairs wonderfully over a bed of lettuce or on a sandwich. The savory curry contrasts nicely with the sweet basil and raisins, and the almonds provide that much needed crunch. This recipe is naturally gluten free and dairy free. Continue reading
This Slow Cooked Tilapia in Spiced Tomato Broth is a fantastic fish stew served over rice. The mellow flavors from the fish blend perfectly with the tomato broth, sharpened by the lemon juice, and heated with the jalepeno. The spices add an Asian twist to the dish and a fantastic scent while cooking. We have adapted this recipe from Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking by Kelli and Peter Bronski. This recipe is naturally gluten free and dairy free. Continue reading