Citrus Chicken & Marinade

I’ve love this 5 STAR marinade recipe for years and YEARS! I have adapted it to meet my needs, but it tastes still very close to the original.
Plus, I love adding the optional sweet ginger puree. See my Sweet Ginger (Homemade), I have recently updated that post…
Citrus Chicken, Tastes Amazing
Recipe adapted from
Photo by gailanng


4 breast halves, pounded evenly
1/4 cup brown sugar [or Whey Low Gold]

3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard, Country-Style
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp Sweet Ginger (Homemade), (so delightful… add 5 stars!)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Combine ingredients, chill and marinate for about 2-4 hours.Read the rest

Paella Spanish Rice, “Veggie-Style” – Gluten Free

This is a wonderful savory paella.
It’s my family’s very favorite rice!

 All you need is a large covered skillet to make this fabulous paella. Traditional Paella rice is served with shrimp and chicken, (plus expensive saffron, which I don’t add) anymore. Read the rest

Kung Pao Chicken – Gluten Free


Kung Pao Chicken

I love Oriental food and I LOVE Kung Pao Chicken, so I wanted to share my GLUTEN FREE, home-cooked recipe {that tastes great to everybody} with you today.

I almost NEVER can eat at Chinese restaurants these days anymore, UNLESS they have a dedicated Gluten-Free menu {i.e.: P.F.Read the rest

Sunshine Juice Beverage

My Favorite “non-dairy” smoothie!

Sunshine Juice: Allrecipes Molly’s Profile

The original recipe listed FRESH orange slices, fresh raspberries, and fresh mint. However, as LOVELY as the original sounded, I needed to adapt it (to what I had on hand) which was:

…frozen orange concentrate 
some frozen raspberries,
and  a rather ripe banana..Read the rest

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup: W/ both (Gluten Free) and Traditional Rue Recipes

Instant ClearJel®

The thickener I use in this soup is Instant ClearJel® Powder aka: ICJ® Powder  It’s my favorite thickener. I’ve actually been using it for nearly 30 years! That’s a very long successful track record!

Now if you’ve been following my blog, you might already be familiar with ICJ® powder.
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Ranch Seasoning Mix (Homemade) Regular & Gluten Free

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Related Recipe: “Roast Beef: “To Die For”  

My original recipe called for saltine crackers, but I didn’t buy them regularly, so whenever my DH brought home Wendy’s Chili, something BTW something we both love, I would reserve the packets for this recipe… to use later for my favorite “TO DIE FOR” rub – to slather onto pot roasts, chuck roasts or cross rib roasts – which can make a sliced taste almost as good as PRIME RIB! 

However, since I gone Gluten Free, I’ve substituted the regular gluten-laden saltines with Glutino Ritz-like crackers.Read the rest

Chicken (Turkey) Noodle Soup – Reg. or Gluten Free

Updated (11/26/12)

My homemade chicken noodle soup is just about as easy as opening a can, HOWEVER so much BETTER!

Often, I’ll roast a chicken or turkey and freeze little zip-type bags of deboned meat – so I can easily have cooked poultry on hand whenever I need it for soup (or whatever!)

One secret for making better soups is adding a quality chicken base paste.Read the rest

Enchilada Chicken Chowder / Soup

My friend Lisa shared this soup recipe and says it’s very similar to the Zupa’s Cafe’s version in Utah:

(Note: I have not had the pleasure of tasting that soup; my adaptations may make it a bit different, but I love Lisa’s shared recipe.
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