A Lazy Cook’s Italian Stew

It’s Sunday and you’ve got a busy day scheduled. Okay, you’re planning to watch Lifetime movies which means you’ll be glued to the TV for hours. Here’s an easy slow cooker meal you can put together during a commercial break. Ingredients: 1 pound of chicken breast cut into chunks Asparagus 1 medium Onion 3 to…

Crazy Good Cheese Tortellini Pasta Salad

Here’s a delicious pasta salad that’s great for get-togethers, potlucks, or family dinners. Ingredients: 1 to 1 1/2 packets of refrigerated cheese tortellini 1 small jar of artichoke hearts 1 can of pitted black olives 1 small red onion 1 container of Mediterranean feta cheese 1 large stick of dried pepperoni cut into chunks or any…

Black Olives & Wine Rigatoni with Cheese

What can I say? I’ve got another pasta dish. I just love PASTA! Ingredients: 1 pound of ground turkey (or ground chicken) 1 medium green bell pepper 4 to 5 cloves of garlic roughly chopped 1 small or medium onion Rigatoni (gluten-free) 1 jar of tomato & basil pasta sauce Black olives (to taste) Extra…

Build a Salad from Leftovers

While most people go out to eat or order pizza for dinner on Fridays, I try to clean out my refrigerator. Either I make a buffet from leftovers, use up veggies by making a stir-fry, or create a salad with whatever ingredients I can find. Here’s what I used for this salad, but you can…

Basil Chicken with Garlic Olive Oil

I was rummaging through my cabinet when I saw a can of black olives. It sparked this recipe which is loaded with flavor from herbs to olive oil. I created this dish following the guidelines of the Mediterranean Diet Plan and it’s gluten-free. Ingredients: 1 to 2 chicken breasts 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes Fresh basil sprigs 5…