Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad

This recipe is a summer favorite. My mom has made this my entire life and summer just isn’t right with out this salad!

It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not taken a calorie count on this yet.

What you need:
1/2 Cup Distilled Vinegar
1 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 tsp Celery Seed
2 Med/Lg Cucumbers – peeled and sliced
1 Med/Lg Onion – peeled and sliced then cut slices in half and separate
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How To:
Mix all ingredients except cucumbers and onions until sugar is dissolved.
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Add Celery Seed.
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Add cucumbers and onions. Toss well.
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Place in fridge for at least 8-12 hours before serving. Toss around a few times while in fridge.
Serve and enjoy!
Perfect side dish for any summer meal! Great for carry ins and get togethers.

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Sweet and Tangy Cole Slaw

I am extremely picky with my Cole Slaw. I haven’t made it in years. It just sounded good for today and I needed a no mayo (egg/dairy) recipe. This slaw rocked! I will be making this many more times for sure. Cook outs will rock with this side dish!
Took me all of 10 minutes to make! Even better!

It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not taken a calorie count on this yet.

What you need:
1 lb bag Cole Slaw Mix
2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp celery seed
5 TBL vegetable oil
6 TBL Apple Cider Vinegar
6 TBL Sugar
1/2 Cup Distilled Vinegar
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How to:
Add all ingredients to sauce pan except slaw mix over medium/high heat until sugar is dissolved.
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Dump slaw mix into bowl.
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Pour mixture over slaw mix and toss well.
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Cover and place in fridge. Stir every few hours until served.

This is so good! Sweet and Tangy taste with every bite!
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Grilled Veggie Kabobs

We have been grilling a TON of veggie kabobs lately. Almost with very meal. You can make these to fit your tastes. Tonight we did mushrooms only! Yum!

It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not taken a calorie count on this yet.

What you need:
Veggies of your choice
Examples:
Onion, Mushrooms, Zuchinni, Carrots, Sweet Peppers, Spicy Peppers, Potatoes, Asparagus, tomato, etc.
Worchester Sauce
Garlic Salt
Olive Oil

How To:
Prepare all veggies by washing, slicing, and chunk cutting.
Place all prepared veggies in a large bowl.
Add some (I do not measure you do not need a lot just enough to coat) olive oil and garlic salt.
Toss with hands.
Now add Worchester sauce and toss with hands. I add quite a bit of this.
Layering veggies of your choice on your Kabob.
Sprinkle one more time with garlic salt.
Grill until veggies are tender/cooked to your taste.

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Savory Baked Beans

What man doesn’t like baked beans? What do they say “it’s the musical fruit”. 🙂

These baked beans are just the right amount of sweet and bacon with a down home taste.

It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not taken a calorie count on this yet.

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What you need:
Any brand of country style baked beans – large can
Mustard
Ketchup
Light Brown Sugar
5 slices Microwave Bacon
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How to:
Empty baked beans into casserole dish.
I do not measure ketchup, mustard, light brown sugar. I eye ball it.
I use approx. 2-3 TBL ketchup, 1 tbl mustard, and 2-3 TBL Light Brown Sugar.
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Stir and mix well.
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Top with bacon.
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Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cover in foil and bake for 30 mins.
Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
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Serve and enjoy!
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Garlic Spinach, Cheese, and Chives Stuffed Mushrooms

Garlic, cheese, mushrooms does life get any better than that? Why, yes it does! How about a HEALTHY garlic cheese stuffed mushroom!

This is not allergy free.

Calorie count: I have not taken a calorie count on this yet.

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What you need:
Olive Oil cooking spray
6 Large White Mushrooms cleaned and steams removed
Fresh Spinach Leaves
1 TBL Minced Garlic
1 TBL Chives
6 Triangles of Spreadable Cheese (healthy version)
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How to:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with olive oil cooking spray.
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Add chives, garlic, and cheese triangles to a bowl and mix well
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Add spinach leaves to bowl. Tear spinach leaves into smaller pieces
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Mix very well.
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Spoon cheese mixture into mushrooms
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Cook in over for about 15-20 minutes or until top of cheese mixture just turns golden brown
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Serve and enjoy!
Great appetizer or side dish!

Spicy Roasted Veggies

Sometimes it is hard to find a side dish that is low in calorie and filling. This side dish was by far both of those. This could easily be a meal all on its own!

It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not taken a calorie count on this yet.

What you need:
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Your choice of fresh veggies.
I used white mushrooms, asparagus, sweet baby peppers (yellow, orange, red), sweet green pepper, zucchini.
Wash and chunk cut all veggies.
1-2 TBL Olive Oil
Pinch of Salt and Pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp red pepper flakes
To taste cayenne pepper

How To:
Preheat oven 400 degrees
Toss all veggies in olive oil.
Spread out evenly on a cookie sheet.
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Add all spices and toss with hands until all are coated in spices.
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Bake for 20-25 minutes or until veggies are tender. If you like them a bit more crispy turn oven to 425 degrees and bake for an additional 10-20 minutes or until the reach how you would like them cooked.
Serve and enjoy!
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Buffalo Baked Cauliflower

As you may already know spicy, Cajun, buffalo flavor is one of my favorites! It give food a whole new taste and helps me in continuing to eat healthy because every bit is SO good!

It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not taken a calorie count on this yet.

What you need:
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1 TBL Olive Oil
Black Pepper to taste
2 tsp Garlic Salt
1/4 Cup of your favorite Hot Suace
15-20 pieces of Cauliflower (cut and cleaned)

How to:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Add Cauliflower and oil to a large baggie and shake coating all cauliflower.
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Add Garlic and Pepper to baggie and shake coating all cauliflower.
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Add hot sauce to baggie and shake coating all cauliflower.
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Spread prepared cauliflower out onto a cookie sheet.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. We like our a little crispy so for the last 5-10 minutes after cauliflower is soft we turn the temp up to 400 degrees and let it brown and crisp.
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Serve as the main meal in substitution of buffalo chicken wings or as a side dish.