BLT Frittata

I hope you know by now that I think Dinner of Herbs is the cat’s meow! This blogger posts wonderful recipes (I had to restrain myself from reblogging the last two!) that are gluten free, or that can be made gluten free. Yum yum!

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BLT Frittata  Dinner of Herbs

The name of this recipe is actually misleading.

This recipe should be called “BST Frittata” because it contains spinach rather than lettuce, but I have a feeling no one would know what to expect from a recipe called “BST Frittata”.

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The combination of these ingredients (eggs, bacon, spinach, tomatoes, and a little garlic and onion) is not earth-shattering.  However, this post is more about how to improvise.  How to work with what you have.  How to figure out how to include bacon without adding tons of fat and grease.  How to change your plans from making more egg muffins, when your roommate removes all dishes (including the muffin pan) from the apartment without letting you know first.  Oh, and you also don’t have a skillet to make a proper frittata either.  Ahem.

The Recipe

Ingredients

6 eggs

1/3 c water*

garlic powder

onion powder

3 handfuls fresh spinach, chopped

3 roma…

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Sesame Edamame Salad {Packed Lunch Edition}

Here is another great gluten-free suggestion for lunch from Dinner of Herbs, which is a really delightful blog! Edamame is packed with protein. I hope you enjoy it!

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Sesame Edamame Salad  Dinner of Herbs

My favourite colour is red cabbage.

Ok, it could have a prettier name, but I do not think it could have a prettier appearance.  I have to confess that I took more pictures of the red cabbage than I did of my salad, while photographing this recipe.  My inexperience and lack of photographic knowledge and skill meant that very few of these pictures turned out nicely, but I cannot blame the red cabbage.  It was a beautiful, flawless subject.

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red cabbage and carrots

Fortunately, the food portion of this post turned out delightful.  If I could improve one thing, I would have made a homemade dressing.  However, using up my store-bought light sesame dressing was much easier and quite tasty, so I have very little regrets.  Besides, part of my intentions for the Packed Lunch Series is to use easy-to-make healthy dishes that can be thrown together quickly to take to work or school…

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Green Chili Turkey Tacos

Look at this great gluten-free recipe from Dinner of Herbs! Yummy!

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Green Chili Turkey Tacos

I actually did not feel like eating dinner tonight.

It is extremely rare for me to not feel hungry at mealtime, and it is even more rare to not feel like eating.  [Yeah, I usually feel like eating even when I am not hungry–it’s a problem.]  However, since I already had a simple dinner planned, and I knew I would be starving at bedtime if I did not eat dinner, I forged ahead.

Green Chili Turkey Tacos | Dinner of Herbs
What was the meal plan?  How kind of you to ask.  It was simple turkey tacos.  To add a little interest, I added a small can of mild green chilies, which I have never eaten before, and use up some leftover great northern beans from my Pesto Artichoke Pizza that I had made just two days before.

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I should have been a little more generous with the spices–but you don’t have to worry about that, because as…

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Pizza Pasta with Peppers

This is a really yummy recipe from a great blog, Dinner of Herbs. One could just use gluten-free pasta instead of regular!

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Pizza Pasta with Peppers | Dinner of Herbs

Who says pizza cannot be a part of a fancy meal?

That person is wrong.  So is the person who says pizza cannot be healthy!

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To be honest, I was a little concerned that this would turn out a little dry, but it turned out quite nicely.  I attribute the success to the fresh, ripe, juicy tomatoes that I used.  Pre-crisped turkey pepperoni, along with some herbs, gave this meal a very satisfying flavour.  The tiny bit of vinegar also ensured that the meal had just the right amount of tang.  Melty mozzarella held together the al dente pasta, the soft tomatoes, the crispy pepperoni, and the crunchy bell peppers.

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This dish also held up wonderfully as leftovers; however, it almost did not survive to become leftovers, since it was so tasty!

The Recipe

Ingredients

1 c (dry) whole wheat penne

turkey pepperoni slices*, halved

2 beefsteak tomatoes

2 oz…

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