Tag Archives: dairy-free

Meal Planning: Week 13


Well, what can I say? I was right (like usual). I have not been following my meal plans like I had been and what has happened? I go to the grocery store more often, spend more time thinking about what to make for dinner and spend a lot more money on groceries. Meal planning is the key to my diet and financial success (not to mention my sanity).

Anywho, here it is, meal plan for week 13. I plan to get back on the meal planning (and executing)wagon this week.

Meal Plan: Week 13

Meal Planning: Week 12

Monday: Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Tuesday: Chicken Sausage “Pasta”

Wednesday: Spicy Italian Sausage Bake

Thursday: Tri-Tip Roast

Friday: No cooking!

Saturday: Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos

Sunday: Brinner! Over Easy Eggs with Bacon and Hashbrowns

Meal Planning: Week 11

Meal Planning:


  • White and Oolong tea
  • Apples
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Zucchini
  • Cilantro
  • Eggs
  • Turkey Sausage
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Pork Chops
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Vanilla Extract

Chicken Sausage with Gluten-Free Pasta and Veggies

Quick, easy and delicious! A great Wednesday night dinner when you don’t want to take a lot of time to cook or clean up. This recipe orginated from Cait’s Plate but has been modified to make it gluten-free and adjusted based upon what I had in my fridge at the time. Feel free to substitute with any vegetables that you currently have available. I also recently made a version that included only green beans and peas, it was good, but I like this one better.

Chicken Sausage with Gluten-Free Pasta and Veggies

Serves: 4

Time: 20 minutes


  • 4 chicken sausages, about 12 oz
  • 12 oz frozen broccoli
  • 8 oz frozen peas
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 15 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 box gluten-free rotini pasta
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook gluten-free pasta according to box instructions. Do not overcook pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the chicken sausage and place into a non-stick pan coated with a bit of olive oil.
  3. Toss the chicken sausage in the pan over medium heat, until slightly browned on both sides. Remove from heat.
  4. Add frozen broccoli and peas to pan over medium-low heat. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occassionally. Add onions, continue cooking until soften.
  5. Add halved tomatoes, cook until just softened, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add cooked, drained pasta into a large serving dish. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper, and then add vegetable mixture. Toss to combine.
Chicken Sausage with Gluten-Free Pasta, Green Beans and Peas

Chicken Sausage with Gluten-Free Pasta, Green Beans and Peas


Lemon-Garlic Tilapia

Lemon-Garlic Tilapia

Easy, tasty fish recipe. Tilapia is the chicken of fish . . . it pretty much tastes like anything you cook it in.  Thus, tilapia can be a fun and easy fish to cook.

Lemon-Garlic Tilapia

Serves: 6

Time: 35 minutes


  • 6 tilapia fillets
  • 4.5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 clove garlic, minced
  • 1.5 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray (I used a coconut oil cooking spray).
  2. Rinse tilapia fillets under cool water, and pat dry with paper towels. Place fillets in baking dish.
  3. Pour lemon juice over fillets, then drizzle olive oil on top.
  4. Sprinkle with garlic, parsley, and pepper.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until the fish is white and flakes when pulled apart with a fork, about 20 minutes. (Oven temperatures vary. Check doneness after about 15 minutes)
  6. Serve over rice or quinoa.

Original Recipe from All Recipes. Modified from original version.