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Spicy Korean Cucumber Kimchi Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

Spicy Korean Cucumber Kimchi Refrigerator Pickles - spicy and a little sour, these pickles are easy to make - I leave them out on the counter to ferment for one day, then refrigerate them

These Spicy Korean Cucumber Kimchi Refrigerator Pickles are a delicious way to enjoy fresh kirby cucumbers this summer. I've been seeing lots of kirby cucumbers, fresh garlic and scallions at the farmer's market the last couple of weeks and keep thinking of making these Spicy Korean Cucumber Kimchi Refrigerator Pickles. I haven't canned anything in years, so the thought of sterilizing jars just doesn't appeal to me at this point. Instead, I'm into quick and easy pickles. I was … [Continue Reading...]

Chicken Cheese Pasta Casserole With Parmesan Breadcrumb Topping Recipe

Chicken Pasta Casserole with Parmesan Breadcrumb Topping - chunks of chicken, oregano, fresh basil and a Parmesan breadcrumb topping make this easy pasta dish standout from the crowd

This Baked Chicken Cheese Pasta Casserole with Parmesan Breadcrumb Topping is an easy and delicious meal to make for your family or make for a friend. Recently, a friend of ours asked me to make dinner for him and his two girls. His daughter had just had spinal surgery and as a single dad, he had more on his plate than he could handle. So, of course I was more than happy to oblige. The only problem was that I got started a little late getting dinner ready and before I knew it, I had only an … [Continue Reading...]

Grilled Chinese Char Siu Chicken Recipe

Grilled Chinese Char Siu Chicken - this marinade is phenomenal ~ no artificial colors in this recipe - brilliant red beet powder stands in for red food coloring

This Grilled Chinese Char Siu Chicken will remind you of the roast pork you find in Chinatown. The flavor is sweet and smokey, and best of all, there is no artificial coloring in this version. Although I haven't been to Chinatown in many years, I remember walking by the stores with various roasted meats hanging in the window, including Char Siu Pork with its brilliant red color. Although the beautiful red color is one of the things that makes Char Siu Pork appealing, once I realized it was … [Continue Reading...]

Kale Mint Basil Pesto Recipe

Kale Mint Basil Pesto - a summer pesto that's healthy and delicious ~ toss with pasta (hot or cold), add a few spoonfuls to potato salad, or use it on sandwiches and pizza

This Kale Mint Basil Pesto is a great way to enjoy summer kale and fresh herbs at their peak. Toss it with pasta, add it to potato salad, spread it on sandwiches or pizza. It's that time of year when I make fresh pesto using kale from the farmer's market and other herbs. Over the years, I've found turning kale into pesto is the easiest way to get my kids to eat this healthy leafy green vegetable. Although they do love kale chips and roasted kale, kale pesto is a quick and easy way to include … [Continue Reading...]

Watermelon Mint Aged Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

Watermelon Mint Aged Goat Cheese Salad - sweet and salty, this summer salad is refreshing and has just 3 ingredients

Watermelon Mint Aged Goat Cheese is the perfect Summer salad that balances sweet and salty flavors. Every summer we look forward to all the watermelon that pops up in the supermarket. Although we mostly eat it as sliced wedges or in Watermelon Mint Freezes, I start to look for more interesting ways to enjoy this juicy, crunchy fruit that's full of vitamin A and vitamin C as the summer goes on. This sweet and savory Watermelon Mint Aged Goat Cheese Salad takes full advantage of summer watermelon … [Continue Reading...]

Pasta Primavera with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil and Garlic Recipe

Pasta Primavera with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil and Garlic - just 3 fresh ingredients make this easy and delicious pasta

This Pasta Primavera with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil and Garlic takes just 20 minutes to prepare, perfect for a quick and easy dinner. Our family just got back from an incredible family vacation on the island of St. Martin in the Caribbean. I haven't been to the Caribbean in over twenty years, and have never been there with my entire family so it was a truly special trip. We were celebrating our oldest son's graduation from college before he starts working full-time. It was a bittersweet time … [Continue Reading...]

SCD GAPS Diet Raspberry Ice Cream Recipe {#ProgressiveEats}

Raspberry Ice Cream - this 3 ingredient ice cream is SCD and GAPS Diet friendly

SCD GAPS Diet Raspberry Ice Cream is made with just three ingredients - no ice cream machine required. Who doesn't love ice cream, especially homemade ice cream. This Raspberry Ice Cream is made with just three ingredients - homemade creme fraiche (SCD and GAPS Diet friendly), frozen raspberries and honey. Because it's made with SCD GAPS Diet creme fraiche (also called sour cream), this ice cream is naturally virtually lactose free so if you're lactose intolerant you might be able to eat this … [Continue Reading...]

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Carrots and Celery Recipe

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Carrots and Celery - a simply delicious way to prepare Swiss chard

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Carrots and Celery is a deliciously easy way to prepare this healthy vegetable. I'm always looking for new ways to get my boys to eat leafy green vegetables. Out of all the vegetables, I've found leafy green veggies to be the hardest sell. Over the years, I've turned kale into pesto, made kale chips and roasted kale to get the boys to eat kale. When it comes to Swiss chard, I either cook it by steaming it first, then sautéing it, or make pesto out of it. The reason … [Continue Reading...]

SCD GAPS Diet Sour Cream Creme Fraiche Recipe

SCD GAPS Diet Sour Cream Creme Fraiche - use as a base for a rich ice cream that's virtually lactose free

SCD GAPS Diet Sour Cream Creme Fraiche is naturally virtually lactose free and makes the perfect base for a rich and creamy ice cream. Recently, I've been trying a few basic SCD GAPS Diet recipes as part of the learning process about the SCD and GAPS diet. The first recipe I tried was homemade fermented yogurt made in a dehydrator that regulates temperature very well. I've also made SCD GAPS Diet Mayonnaise. Next on the list was this SCD GAPS Diet Sour Cream or Creme Fraiche recipe. It's made … [Continue Reading...]

Gluten-Free Tomato Pie Recipe (SCD GAPS Diet)

SCD Tomato Pie - a delicious savory dish made with fresh tomatoes, an almond flour crust and homemade mayonnaise

This Gluten-Free Tomato Pie is scented with rosemary and basil. It's perfect for lunch or as a side dish. Have you ever tried tomato pie? I know the thought of a savory pie might throw some of you. It certainly did confuse one of my kids when I told him I was serving him tomato pie. He was expecting something sweet. So, if you're prone to thinking of pie as only being sweet, then call this tomato quiche (although it really isn't) or tomato tart just to get your head around a savory tomato … [Continue Reading...]

Homemade SCD GAPS Diet Mayonnaise Recipe

SCD GAPS Diet Mayonnaise - so easy to make and so much better than store-bought

Homemade SCD GAPS Diet Mayonnaise is so easy to make and so much better than store-bought. Have you ever read the ingredient label on a jar of mayonnaise? Here's the ingredient label for a popular mayonnaise brand (their olive oil version): WATER, SOYBEAN OIL, OLIVE OIL, WHOLE EGGS AND EGG YOLKS, MODIFIED POTATO STARCH, VINEGAR, SALT, SUGAR, LEMON JUICE, SORBIC ACID AND CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (USED TO PROTECT QUALITY), NATURAL FLAVOR, PAPRIKA OLEORESIN As you can see, there's actually … [Continue Reading...]