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Lighter version of Chicken Lazone (original recipe link included) Gluten-free

I was in the mood for something different & had a need for pasta, all of which brought me across this recipe: Chicken Lazone  from Plain Chicken.  I liked the sound/idea of it, but needed to make a couple changes, based on personal taste & what I had on hand in my refrigerator.

Ingredients: (for my version)

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric         (I have been using a lot of turmeric lately, great for joint health & circulation)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 ground pepper
  • 2 lb chicken tenders
  • 1/4 cup butter, divided (organic, unsalted)
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/4 cup organic goat cheese
  • 1 large organic garlic clove
  • 1 Organic green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup organic minced onion
  • extra dash of sea salt for finishing sauce

Instructions:

Combine salt, chili powder, garlic powder,  turmeric and ground pepper.  Cover both sides of chicken tenders with the combination.

In large saute pan, melt the butter with goat cheese & almond milk over low heat, once the butter melts and goat cheese & milk are combined, add onion, minced garlic & sliced green pepper, just before adding chicken, a dash of sea salt might be in order for the sauce (depending on your taste).  Cook the chicken tenders until done, about 8 minutes.

I served this over a gluten-free, white rice pasta.  I started boiling my water at the same time I started my sauce & placed pasta in pot to boil just before adding chicken to saute pan.  Once all was cooked & pasta was drained, I added all the chicken & light/thin sauce over pasta.  It was delicious, my whole family completely devoured it.  I also sprinkled with a touch of grated cheese at serving.

Cook, eat, please share & enjoy!!

 

Lighter Chicken Lazone, perfect for Summer.

Lighter Chicken Lazone, perfect for Summer.

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Friendlier Alternative to Forsythia

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Coming Unglu’d: Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie

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Coming Unglu’d: Eating Locally While Being Gluten-Free

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Gluten-Free Mac N’ Cheese with Turkey Kielbasa (nut-free)

This is certainly a far cry from any of my Vegan recipes I’ve shared, it’s full of yummy dairy & a little turkey kielbasa on the side.  It is gluten-free & nut-free.  This is definitely not a diet recipe, break out the sweatpants!  I was really in the mood for something warm, filling & comforting!  It’s Winter here & boy is it Winter here!!  It’s cold, we’ve had a good amount of snow & to be honest I’m ready for Spring.   I needed a meal that would feel like a warm blanket in front of the wood stove.  So, here it is:

Ingredients: (Cheese sauce)

1 Cup finely shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

4 Tbsp.  Organic unsalted butter

1 Tbsp. chopped Organic Cilantro

5-10 finely chopped organic cherry tomatoes (sneaking veggies into the kids, the blended so perfectly into the cheese)

2 Tbsp. Heavy whipping cream

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

dash of garlic sea salt

-Gluten-Free Pasta of choice

(Kielbasa)

1 lb. turkey kielbasa

3 minced cloves of organic garlic

1 heaping Tbsp. brown sugar

3 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. fresh organic rosemary

4 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

First start your cheese sauce, throw sauce ingredients into a small sauce pan & cook slowly to melt everything down & get it creamy smooth.  Set that to the side, you’ll warm it briefly once everything else is ready.

Ready to melt...

Ready to melt…

Tomatoes chopped & being incorporated.

Tomatoes chopped & being incorporated.

Creamy smooth.

Creamy smooth.

Boil your water for pasta & at same time start warming your saute pan for the kielbasa.  Chop kielbasa into fairly small pieces, as you’ll be mixing this into the mac n’ cheese once it’s done.

I sprayed my pan for the kielbasa with a touch of cooking spray, then put in the kielbasa, the Dijon, the brown sugar, garlic, paprika & rosemary.

Chopped kielbasa with all the added ingredients.

Chopped kielbasa with all the added ingredients.

We're cooking now.

We’re cooking now.

Mmmmm  (I wish you could smell this)

Mmmmm (I wish you could smell this)

Once the pasta is ready, your kielbasa should be ready as well, drain pasta, set aside for just a moment, put the cheese back on the stove just to warm quickly, then pour over pasta.  Add kielbasa to Cheesy pasta, only if desired.  My boys did NOT want the kielbasa, but hubs & I loved it & enjoyed every single fragrant bite.

Mmmmm....Cheese

Mmmmm….Cheese

All mixed in.

All mixed in.

The boys mac n' cheese minus kielbasa.

The boys mac n’ cheese minus kielbasa.

Adults mac n' cheese with kielbasa.

Adults mac n’ cheese with kielbasa.

Ready for a close up.

Ready for a close up.

As always; Cook, Eat, Enjoy & Share!

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Pretty simple gluten-free pancakes (I know another pancake recipe??) nut-free, egg-free

What can I say, my boys LOVE pancakes, therefore I’m continuously experimenting with them.  This might be the easiest recipe I’ve done, I had no fresh fruit on hand, but the boys really wanted banana pancakes (their favorite), which is really funny considering the oldest won’t touch an actual banana, but loves anything flavored with banana, the youngest eats them like Elvis after a hunger strike.  This was a snow day from school special request:  (I served them w/breakfast sausage, which I flavored with a dash of pumpkin pie spice & vanilla that I thew into the frying pan while cooking them) (while cooking up the rest of the pancakes I place cooked cakes on a baking sheet set on top of my stoves warming element to keep warm)

Cooking up some sausages with pumpkin pie spice and dash of vanilla

Cooking up some sausages with pumpkin pie spice and dash of vanilla

Flour mix/pancake mix = 1/2 Cup all-purpose gluten-free baking flour + 2 Tbsp & 1/2 Cup Tapioca flour

1Tbsp. organic sugar

1Tbsp. baking powder

2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. sea salt
1 C. Organic Banilla (Banana/Vanilla) Yogurt
2 Tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix all the ingredients together in a medium-large bowl, heat up your pan, spray with cooking oil (I used coconut oil) and then I also put a small pad of butter in pan to melt & coat as well.

My kids love when the pancakes are fairly small, so I used about 1 Tbsp. of batter for each pancake, cook until top side bubbles & flip to cook through.  Cook, eat, share, enjoy!!

Time to flip.

Time to flip.

Very happy customer!

Very happy customer!

Set up for a movie & breakfast treat with hot cocoa (crabby younger brother on couch)

Set up for a movie & breakfast treat with hot cocoa (crabby younger brother on couch)

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