Quick Fruit Salad

I love fruit of almost any kind. This is a quick easy fruit salad that can be made in advance and the longer it sits in the fridge before serving the better it is!
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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:
Any fruit you would like.
I used apples, a banana, strawberries, and grapes.
Equal parts of lemon juice, water, and sugar.
For this I used 1/2 Cup of each lemon juice, water, and sugar.
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How To:
Peel, Slice, Dice, and Clean your fruits.
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Add your lemon juice, water, and sugar into a large bowl and mix well until sugar is dissolved.
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Now add your fruits and mix well!
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Cover with lid and place in fridge for at least 2-3 hours.
Serve and enjoy!
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Garlic Pepper Roasted Brussels Sprouts

We didn’t know if we would like Brussels Sprouts or not – buy my oh my these are delicious!

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:
Brussels Sprouts
2 TBL Olive Oil
Garlic Salt to taste
Pepper and Salt to taste
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How To:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Clean Brussels Sprout by cutting of end and washing.
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Allow all Brussels Sprout leaves that fall of after cutting to naturally fall off. Place the loose leaves in a bowl.
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Quarter remaining part of the Brussels sprout.
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Add olive oil, garlic, salt pepper to Brussels sprout leaves and toss mixing well.
Add in quartered Brussels sprouts and mix well add more seasoning if you wish.
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Place all on a cookie sheet in one layer.
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Place in oven and bake for about 10 mins give or take – remove from oven and remove any leaves that are brown crispy. Return to oven and repeat until all leaves are browned and crispy.
Cook Brussels Sprout quarters until soft and a little golden brown.
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These are beyond amazing! I was so surprised how good they turned out! We will me making them again and again!

Tomato Potato Skins

Who does not like potatoes! Here is a way to enjoy them with a little less guilt!

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: 150 (based on the food brands I used) Read your labels for accurate calorie counts. Follow package serving size for accurate counting of calories. I measure everything per plate/bowl based on serving sizes listed on all packages/containers to determine calories.
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What you need:
4-6 Potatoes cleaned
1 Large tomato diced
Garlic Salt
Ground Cracked Pepper
Toppings of your choice

How to:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
After cleaning your potatoes wrap in plastic wrap and microwave for about 10 minutes. Do not over cook them.
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Allow potatoes to cool while you are dicing the tomato.
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Cut potatoes in half and lay on cookie sheet.
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Now it is time to scoop the middle out of the potatoes.
Take a spoon and insert into potato about 1/8 – 1/4 of an inch away from the edge of potato going around the potato and following its shape. Be sure not to go to far down either. Then scoop out the center.
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Sprinkle in Garlic Salt and Cracked Pepper.
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Spoon in diced tomatoes.
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Add toppings of your choice. We did shredded cheese and a little bacon bits.
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Bake for 15-25 minutes or until potatoes are crispy enough for you.
We topped with Buffalo Ranch Dip. See recipe in our Dips section.
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Garlic Mash Potatos – Allergy Free

Garlic is our go to spice for almost every meal!

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: 210 (based on the food brands I used) Read your labels for accurate calorie counts. Follow package serving size for accurate counting of calories. I measure everything per plate/bowl based on serving sizes listed on all packages/containers to determine calories.

What you need:
6-8 Peeled Potatoes
1/2 Cup Butter (allergy free)
1 or more TBL Garlic Salt (to your liking)
Pepper to taste.
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How to:
Peel, cube, and boil potatos until tender.
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Once potatos are fork tender, drain water.
Add butter (more or less if you desire)
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Mash with mixer or hand masher
Add Garlic and Pepper to taste.
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Serve and enjoy!
Perfect side dish for any meal!

Lemon Garlic Baked Asparagus

We love asparagus! More garlic the better! More crunchy on the outside the better!

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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: 182 (based on the food brands I used) Read your labels for accurate calorie counts. Follow package serving size for accurate counting of calories. I measure everything per plate/bowl based on serving sizes listed on all packages/containers to determine calories.

What you need:
1 Bunch of Asparagus
2 TBL Olive Oil
2 – 3 TBL Lemon Juice
1-2 TBL Garlic Salt
1-2 tsp pepper
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How to:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Prepare asparagus by cutting of hard ends and washing.
Lay on a cookie sheet and pour olive oil and lemon juice over it.
Sprinkle rest of ingredients over asparagus and toss/mix with hands.
Lay out asparagus evenly in one layer on cookie sheet.
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Bake for about 15 minutes or until tops just start to turn brown.
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Bacon Fried Corn

Oh MY! This is the best corn I think I have ever had! So good and so easy!

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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: 240 (based on the food brands I used) Read your labels for accurate calorie counts. Follow package serving size for accurate counting of calories. I measure everything per plate/bowl based on serving sizes listed on all packages/containers to determine calories.

What you need:
2 Cans Corn
2 TBL Butter (dairy free if needed)
6 Pieces Microwavable Bacon
Onion Powder or 1/4 onion diced (I used onion powder)
Salt and Pepper

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How to:

Cook microwavable bacon and chop up into bits.
Melt butter in skillet.
Add bacon bits to skillet simmer for about 2 minutes.
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While simmering open both cans of corn and drain.
Add corn to skillet.
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Sprinkle onion powder, salt, and pepper over corn.
Simmer on med for about 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally.
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Enjoy!

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Baked Potato Chips – Oven Baked

Not quit a chip not quit a baked potato! These are delicious! Perfect side dish for almost any meal!

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: 220 for just potato/butter/seasoning from cooking – 520 if you add toppings like mine (based on the food brands I used) Read your labels for accurate calorie counts. Follow package serving size for accurate counting of calories. I measure everything per plate/bowl based on serving sizes listed on all packages/containers to determine calories.

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What you will need:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
4-6 Medium Sized potatoes
Butter (dairy free) (if dairy free is not needed us regular butter)
Bacon Bits (dairy free) (if dairy free is not needed us regular)
Salt
Pepper
Seasoned Salt or Garlic Salt
Toppings Optional:
Use any topping you would like
We used: Ranch, Cheese, Bacon Bits (all dairy free)
Supplies needed:
Two Butter Knifes
Cutting Board
Sharp knife
Lay your two butter knifes on your cutting board.
Place potato between knifes.
Use your sharp knife and slit potato in small slices until your knife hits the butter knifes.
Do this the length of the potato ensuring you don’t cut through the potato.
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Place potatoes in a baking dish of your choice.
Add just a bit of butter into 2-3 of the slit/slice marks on each potato
Add just a bit of bacon bits into 2-3 of the slit/slice marks on each potato
Sprinkle Seasoning Salt, Salt, Pepper over each potato
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Bake for 45 minutes or until center of potato is almost fork tender and bottom of potato is a almost crispy.
Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.
Centers should be fork tender and bottoms should be crispy.
Add toppings of your choice or eat as is.
Enjoy!
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Sweet Bacon Green Beans

I really don’t know how to explain these green beans other than they are one of my very favorites! Each and every bite is a taste of sweet, buttery, bacony (new word), goodness!

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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: 160 (based on the food brands I used) Read your labels for accurate calorie counts. Follow package serving size for accurate counting of calories. I measure everything per plate/bowl based on serving sizes listed on all packages/containers to determine calories.

What you will need:
16 oz Frozen Green Beans
1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Butter (dairy free if needed)
6 Slice Microwave Bacon

How To:
Prepare Green Beans as package states.
While green beans are steaming, cook bacon and chop in to bacon bits, take a frying pan and add butter and brown suger and mix until butter is melted.
Stir in chopped bacon let sizzle on low for about 1-2 minutes.
Once green beans are steamed add them to the frying pan.
Stir and mix several times to coat beans in butter/brown sugar/bacon mixture.
All to sizzle on low for about 5-10 minutes. Stirring every couple of minutes. This will allow the beans to soak up more of the flavor.
Serve by scooping out beans and bacon and then fish out some of the butter/brown sugar syrup and drizzle over beans.
This is an awesome spin on green beans and so so good!
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