Italian Salad with Homemade Balsamic Dressing

Homemade Balsamic Dressing | 5DollarDinners.com

I love me some balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It's a RARE occasion that I don't order it with a salad when out for dinner. And I LOVE to make it at home for my lunch salads. {More on my recent 'saladforlunch-atarian' confession.} I think balsamic vinaigrette 'goes' on just about any salad, but it's especially delicious on this Italian inspired salad. Toss this gluten free … [Read more...]

BLT Salad

BLT Salad Recipe

So. I'm a 'saladforlunch-atarian.' I eat salads for lunch almost every day. 6.5 times a week. And the day that I don't have salad, I have bowl of black bean or vegetable soup. Really, just to keep from being burnt out on salads for lunch. I usually throw 2 to 3 veggies on top, depending on what's in the fridge from the sales that week. I sometimes add protein on top - in … [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...]

Chicken Pineapple Curry

Chicken Pineapple Curry

Right before Christmas, Cuatro and I flew up to Pittsburgh to spend the week with my sister, niece and brand spanking new nephew. I was there to help her entertain my niece, so she could nap. And to get some meals into her freezer. And just be there for moral support while her husband was busy working strange shifts at the hospital. And to help with the middle of the night … [Read more...]