Now that the weather is starting to improve, I come in from the barn later in the evening and would rather have something convenient for dinner. Something that doesn’t end up being a handful of pretzels. I haven’t done this in a while, but it made sense to start trying out recipes for freezer meals (the challenge being they have to be adaptable for my diet – mostly stick to AIP). This was a winner that I took from several techniques to get something that worked. There is dairy in it, but cheese has been my hardest thing to give up, and I find if there is NO other dairy for a while, it works. This comes together quickly, it’s very good, will freeze well, and is modified for AIP.
This was quite good and open to many interpretations! My friend Stephanie suggested this after I asked for recipe ideas. I have recently been put on a low FODMAP diet, which is a rude awakening for sure (but hard to argue as it is making a difference). It’s easy to become discouraged, but simple ideas like this work well! I’m planning to share some recipes (or just ways to prepare food) that work for us and keep me from eating nothing but eggs and cucumbers! 🙂
I have a pretty reliable stuffed peppers recipe we like a lot, but I thought it was time to try something new…we really liked this one! It was based on a recipe from Damn Delicious. I used ground turkey instead of beef, and quinoa instead of rice, both substations I prefer regardless. We did this in the slow cooker and it came out really well!
We had a couple of cans of white beans, and a kielbasa that needed a job, and it’s cold here on the farm. While we have more time than we used to on a weekday (horses live at home rather than me driving…amazing the difference!), we still appreciate a quick dinner. This was fun, tasty, open to whatever sausage you have on hand, etc. It is from Epicurious, and came up when I googled, “quick cassoulet!” I added a package of spinach for filling (and because it needed to be used up).
This was a great older Food and Wine recipe when you’re looking for nice comfort food. It would do just as well with pork chops, but we loved the drumsticks. We had this with brown basmati rice and Brussels sprouts.
Gotta love classic takeout curry, except it doesn’t necessarily work well with any kind of healthy diet plan. This worked well, though…easy to lighten, and we had it over cauliflower rice – it was very good! We would definitely repeat. You could use full-fat ingredients for this, if you were not looking to lighten it up.
Another pressure cooker adventure! Also another Skinnytaste recipe. We had this with cauliflower mash. Definitely one worth repeating.
This was a pretty pasta salad for our Kentucky Derby party this year. Colorful and it had a lot of flavor. And of course pasta salad is always great for a crowd.
This was a really fun and tasty way to get some fish in – I’m pretty bad about remembering to defrost it and cook it, even though we both love it! This was a Cooking Light recipe, I used Mahi for the fish, and we had it with brussels sprouts.
My favorite baked ziti recipe – easy and always awesome. I usually just make it with ground beef and season a lot, but it would also work with ground turkey or sausage, as the original recipe (from Smitten Kitchen) suggests. We’ve also done this with shirataki and liked it just as much. 🙂