Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes, Zucchini & Garlic {New Recipe in 31 Days of Gluten Free Meals}

Roast Chicken with Zucchini

Simple. Who doesn't love simple. I'm not sure such a tasty meal can be much simpler than this. Here's what it looks like, getting ready to toss in the oven. Place chicken pieces into the baking dish(es). Slice up the zucchini and drain the tomatoes. Drop around the chicken pieces. Drizzle olive oil over everything. Season to your heart's content. Dinner's in … [Read more...]

Alea’s Vegetarian Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini

Vegetarian Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

There is something so satisfying about creating a frugal recipe that the whole family loves. Especially when that recipes helps you make a dent in the zucchini harvest! This recipe makes use of several vegetables from the garden: zucchinis, tomatoes, corn, onions, and peppers. All of the garden veggies make it an especially frugal dish. However, if you didn't garden this … [Read more...]

Alea’s Hash Browns with Summer Squash

hashbrowns with yellow squash

It's that time of year. The time of year when I struggle with my morals. Is it dishonest to hide squash in recipes? What if I adopt the "don't ask, don't tell" squash policy? Is it acceptable as long as I admit that I have once again hidden squash in a recipe if they ask? Well, it turns out I don't have to worry about solving this moral dilemma yet, nor do I have to worry … [Read more...]

Alea’s Baked Zucchini Parmesan

Parmesan cheese is optional in Baked Zucchini Parmesan (640x441)

This is my easy, frugal alternative to Eggplant Parmesan. I wasn't quite so eloquent when my daughter asked what I was making for dinner. I told her I was making Eggplant Parmesan without the eggplant and without the Parmesan. she said, "it sounds like you've got nothing". After she finished eating she leaned over and said, "You might want to consider naming this recipe based … [Read more...]

Alea’s Grilled Ratatouille

Grilling Veggies to make Ratatouille (640x477)

Ratatouille is one of the most frugal dishes in my repertoire. When my garden is in full swing the only ingredient I have to buy to make this dish is olive oil. As much as I like ratatouille, I must confess it has a couple of downsides. First, if I turn on the oven on a hot July day and only have vegetables to show for it, I will have a mutiny on my hands. Which brings me to … [Read more...]