Author: April
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Vegan Sausage Patties

You can consider these either a great vegan substitute for breakfast sausage, or one of the most flavorful veggie burgers on the planet. The herb and spice blend used is pretty much identical to my turkey breakfast sausage recipe, only instead of measuring them out first…

Chicken or Pork with Lemons and Kale

I made this same dish, previously, using a cut up boneless pork roast, and my husband loved it. But since my daughter doesn’t eat pork, I made it again, using chicken. The whole lemon slices really add a nice flavor to this, better than just using…

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

My daughter has given up eating all red meat, for the new year. To help her with this endeavor, I made zucchini boats tonight, stuffed with my homemade turkey sausage. These were made with some huge, mutant zucchinis, so they were more like aircraft carriers, than…

Easy Chili

This chili recipe is quick and easy to make, and will taste like you slaved over it all day. It relies mostly on ingredients you can stock up on in advance, so they will always be waiting for when you just don’t have the time to…

Pressure Cooker Minestrone Soup with Barley

  This gutsy, flavorful soup is full of good stuff, and nothing bad. It has whole grains, plenty of vegetables, low in sodium with no added salt, low in fat, high in fiber. Try it once and you may never eat canned minestrone soup, ever again.…

Cabbage and Vegetable Stir Fry, with Beef

  This is a recipe of my husband’s creation. He calls it a stir fry, but there isn’t much stirring that is going to happen till it cooks down quite a bit. It’s low calorie, low carb, low fat, and low sodium. It does have some…

Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties

My whole family loves spicy breakfast sausage, but finding a brand that isn’t loaded with excessive amounts of salt, seems to be an impossible endeavor. So, I decided to make my own, using ground turkey and a blend of herbs and spices, inspired from multiple recipe…

Chicken and Stewed vegetables

3 LBS boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces 1 medium Spanish onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, cut into bite sized pieces 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite sized pieces 1 large or 2 small zucchini, cut into bite sized pieces 1 medium…

Chicken Vegetable Curry

  3 LBS boneless chicken breasts, cut up 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/4 cup water 2 8 oz cans tomato sauce 11 oz culinary coconut milk (original, full fat) 1 TBS fresh ginger, grated 2 TBS Liquid Aminos or soy sauce 4 TBS Caribbean style curry…

TIP: Selecting a wine for cooking

Always use a good quality wine when cooking and not “cooking wine”. Be sure to taste some of the wine before you use it. If it’s not fit to drink, it’s not fit to cook with, either. Cooking wine is usually a poor quality wine, with…

Pressure Cooker Thai Chicken Breasts

  5 boneless chicken breast halves 1 1/2 cups unsalted chicken broth 1/2 cup reduced fat peanut butter 1/4 to 1/2 cup Liquid Aminos (or low sodium soy sauce) 2 TBS jarred cilantro 1/4 cup lime juice 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 2 tsp…

Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff

  1 large package beef cubes (about 2.5 lbs), fat trimmed off 1 large Spanish onion, cut up 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 small cans mushrooms, stems & pieces, undrained (no salt added) 1 32oz container Swanson unsalted beef stock 1 cup dry white wine…