Unstuffed Egg Roll

This recipe for Unstuffed Egg Rolls works for a quick and easy last-minute weeknight meal that packs a lot of veggies. In my opinion, getting vegetables in is much easier when they are #1 shredded and #2 intermixed with meat for extra flavoring. Fortunately, this recipe achieves both of these. In full disclosure, while my son and I enjoy this recipe, it has never been a favorite for my husband.  However, it won’t hold him back from eating seconds, and being completely honest, it is such an easy way to get whole food and vegetables the [...]

Unstuffed Egg Roll2020-09-14T21:38:49-04:00

Trader Joe’s Hearts of Palm Chicken Pesto

Random, just getting back in town, pulling dinner out of the freezer meal. The verdict on this last-minute meal from my family: my husband loved it, the little guy thought it was too spicy but loved the flavor (go easy on the chili flakes), and I enjoyed it. We had no leftovers. The following is only an approximation of what was used, and I may have had a glass of wine before typing this up. […]

Trader Joe’s Hearts of Palm Chicken Pesto2020-09-08T12:27:52-04:00

Coconut Vegetable Curry

I’ve always loved Indian food, but I never knew how to make it until I discovered a Coconut Curry recipe by Averie Cooks.  With a little work, I adapted this dish to make REID friendly.  Our once favorite store-bought curry dish can now easily be made at home and clean enough for REID.  This recipe is pretty flexible and can be adapted to fit your specific needs. Working to lower animal protein consumption? We’ve also enjoyed removing the chicken and subbing with chickpeas and zucchini.  Feel free to add or swap the vegetables to fit your [...]

Coconut Vegetable Curry2020-08-31T21:13:23-04:00

Roasted Pork Loin and Root Vegetables

I am sitting in hot Florida, actively trying to convince myself that cooler fall temperatures are coming. For me, nothing says fall more than roasted root vegetables and savory herbs.  Tonight I made this delicious Roasted Pork Loin recipe from The Barefoot Contessa.  She has the absolute best recipes; I just more of them were REID friendly.  Good news, with the few minor tweaks I’ve listed below, this one is!  Yes, I know many choose to avoid pork, and I understand why, but one of the most challenging and most important lessons we’ve learned in this journey [...]

Roasted Pork Loin and Root Vegetables2020-08-26T11:07:28-04:00

Dill Chicken Salad

Here is a simple nutrient-packed lunchbox option that we loved to serve on top of a bed of greens or lettuce wraps. Dill and red onions are excellent sources of the flavonoid, quercetin. Quercetin is neuroprotective against glutamate-induced oxidative stress, free radicals and helps to inhibit glutamate release (which decreases neuron firing). Dill is also a natural antimicrobial and helps to property utilize fatty acids. Delicious and beneficial! […]

Dill Chicken Salad2020-03-02T12:06:59-05:00

Greek Pasta Salad

We had a fun-filled day, and I just tossed this random greek pasta salad together as a last-minute meal (measurements may not be exact). We typically make something similar to this meal as kabobs and a greek salad, but I was honestly too lazy to get the grill going, and our son needed some carbohydrates.  Please feel free to play with this recipe: disclaimers (oxalate, salicylate, histamine, etc.) and alternative options listed under tidbits at the bottom of the post. […]

Greek Pasta Salad2020-02-23T19:23:53-05:00

Thai Vegetable Coconut Rice

Looking for a delicious Meatless-Monday meal?  I’ve found it! One of my closest friends (and if I’m being honest, more like my therapist), Maggie sent this, Host the Toast recipe to me a year ago and we’ve been making it ever since. My whole family LOVES this recipe and it is a great way to sneak in some extra vegetables, especially if you’re trying to cut back on meat.  The recipe below has been modified from the Host the Tost original recipe to keep it lower in glutamate. I subbed lime juice for the vinegar, used [...]

Thai Vegetable Coconut Rice2019-11-08T14:22:30-05:00

Creamy Tomato Spaghetti Squash with Italian Sausage

In need of a simple weeknight meal that puts a spin on your traditional spaghetti?  While it may sound odd, adding a few cashews to this tomato sauce gives it a creamy and bold flavor that balances out the squash well.  While I understand many avoid using pork, other ground meat may be used instead. The recipe can also very easily be adjusted to be vegan. […]

Creamy Tomato Spaghetti Squash with Italian Sausage2019-10-07T13:00:47-04:00

Zucchini Cannelloni

We are always looking for vegan options for easy weeknight meals as a way to lower our meat consumption. This simple and healthy dish can easily be tossed together within minutes. Did I mention you can freeze the cashew cheese to make this dish even quicker? Yields 3-4 servings Ingredients 2 cup cashews soaked for 4-6 hrs 6 tbsp olive oil 8 tbsp filtered water 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp garlic granules Hefty dash of pepper 2 lemons (juice from) 2 medium zucchini squash 2 c. of homemade tomato sauce or clean store bought tomato [...]

Zucchini Cannelloni2020-08-26T10:15:44-04:00

Peruvian Inspired Chicken Soup

One of our favorite Peruvian restaurants in Charlotte makes this amazing chicken and rice soup. Unfortunately, pretty sure it’s loaded with MSG bc I get a massive headache after eating it.  This was our spin on a healthier version that I often make with leftovers.  It makes for a quick and easy meal on busy school nights.. Serves 4 Nut-free, Casein-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Egg-free, Soy-free Ingredients 6 c. Homemade chicken broth (cooked under 3 hrs and no vinegar) 2 c. Shredded chicken (used WF naked organic rotisserie chicken) 2 c. White or Brown Rice (cooked) (optional) [...]

Peruvian Inspired Chicken Soup2019-12-04T11:07:41-05:00
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