Chicken Stroganoff

I wanted to make beef stroganoff, but all I had in the fridge were boneless skinless chicken breasts. So I thought, how bad could it be – succulent chicken breast cubes cooked in a delicious sauce of onions, mushrooms and sour cream?

Indeed, chicken stroganoff turned out to be a delicious dish. As per usual, I don’t serve it over noodles – it’s good on cauliflower rice, on shredded lettuce or cabbage, and it’s also very good on its own. Click for the recipe

Roasted Cabbage

Cabbage is always delicious, even when very simply prepared with butter and garlic. But roasting cabbage certainly elevates it into a whole new level, turning the humble cabbage into a crisp, tasty, salty-spicy snack. Click for the recipe

Pesto Chicken

Whenever I have leftover fresh basil leaves, I use them to make pesto sauce, then search for ways to use it. Pesto sauce keeps for a few days in the fridge, and for about a month in the freezer, but it doesn’t last forever – and it’s way too delicious to throw out.

Tonight, staring at the chicken breasts in my fridge and trying to decide what to do with them, it occurred to me that I could use my basic recipe for juicy baked chicken breast and adjust it to include pesto. The result was delicious. As it turns out, pesto goes incredibly well with chicken! I also love how easy this recipe is- it’s perfect for a weekday dinner. Click for the recipe

Jicama Fries

Jicama fries make a tasty alternative to regular fries. In this version, the fries are coated in olive oil and yummy seasonings, then baked until tender. Microwaving the fries prior to baking them is optional, but keep in mind that if you don’t microwave them first, jicama fries retain some of their crunch even when baked for a long time. I tried both versions, and we all liked the microwaved fries better. Click for the recipe

Pesto Eggplant

Eggplant slices are topped with pesto sauce, then baked in the oven until tender. The result is deeply flavorful, and very easy to make! Click for the recipe

gluten free chocolate cookies

These gluten free chocolate cookies are based on my gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, and are just as good. Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, with the added bonus of a deeply chocolaty flavor. My husband and I prefer the original version, the kids prefer this version – which will you like better? I bet you’re curious to know. :) Click for the recipe

Paprika Chicken

Paprika chicken – an easy, tasty dish that practically bakes itself, simply throw everything in the pan and forget about it until it’s done. The chicken comes out incredibly juicy and flavorful, and the onions and olives add flavor and depth to this simple, rustic dish. Click for the recipe