Slow Cooker Paella-Style Quinoa and Peas {Gluten Free & Freezer Friendly}

Slow Cooker Paella-Style Quinoa and Peas | 5DollarDinners.com

Quintessential paella has the following key ingredients: green peas, aromatic saffron, and the Latino all-purpose seasoning, Adobo. Don’t skip this recipe if you don’t have adobo in your pantry. The first time I heard of adobo seasoning, I asked a friend to show me her bottle. The main ingredients were salt, black pepper, garlic powder, dried oregano, and tumeric. So if you … [Read more...]

4-Ingredient Shredded Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

Shredded Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

Slow Cooker. 4-Ingredients. 5 minutes prep. I think we might just start eating these every day, forever. Because "easy-easy-easy." Couple notes: I don't count the salt and pepper in the ingredients. Or the sides/buns. So don't send me hate email. ;)  There are 3 or 4 ingredients that go into the slow cooker to cook. And that's it. So simple. You could cook … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Vegetable and Bean Gumbo ~ Vegetarian & Freezer Friendly

Gluten Free Vegetable and Bean Gumbo ~ freezer friendly! | 5DollarDinners.com

My husband has begged for me to make this simple recipe since his mother made it over the summer. Now that it's winter, I really see the need to humor him. Blended okra (or sliced if you like the flavor and texture) thickens the gumbo. Corn starch is an acceptable alternative if okra isn't available in your grocer's freezer. Speaking of the freezer, this meal is freezable … [Read more...]

Fill Your Freezer With These 13 Freezer Friendly Meals

Coconut Key Lime Bread

I am all for multitasking in the kitchen, which means being smart with both my time and ingredients. I often bake muffins or snacks for lunch boxes, while making a double batch of a chili, soup or casserole. The second batch ends up in the freezer to make on a future busy or stressful day! These days, I love being in the kitchen as the cold weather bears on and I find myself … [Read more...]