Showing posts from October, 2014

Mediterrasian Quinoa

When I auditioned for Masterchef 2015 in September, I spent about a month trying to decide what to make. Originally this dish was just topped with scallions, but one day I wanted to kick it up and I just happened to have cilantro and feta in the fridge and I fell in love with this!  This was the dish I made that got me to the second round!!! It's so easy, yummy and just the perfect amount of spice and sweetness.... Ingredients : 1 cup quinoa 1 8oz pkg firm tofu, cubed 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup onion, minced. 8 oz shitake mushrooms, chopped 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 Tablespoons sesame oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (depending on how spicy you like it) salt and pepper 8 oz feta cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup cilantro Directions : Cook quinoa in a pot of salted boiling water according to package instructions. While quinoa is cooking, add heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown tofu with 1 tablespoon

Gluten Free Mini Pot Pies

One of my hubby's favorite dishes is chicken pot pies! I wanted to try something new to make a healthier version of the pot pie. This was a huge success. The kids loved helping with this and eating as well. It was so easy to make as well. Since I don't eat chicken, I did a vegetarian version for myself and did mushrooms instead of chicken. I recommend doing a mixture of mushrooms. I used baby Bella and shitake mushrooms.  These little pot pies were so good, I may need to add this to our shopping list every week!! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 cup frozen peas and carrots 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese  1/2 cup Original Bisquick™ mix (I used gluten free mix) 1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk) 2 eggs Directions Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. In 10-