Sangria Recipe Using Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Sangria

During Covid-19, I’ve created some themed celebrations as if we were traveling. My husband’s birthday was no different. I created a trip to Cabo and my husband even wore a sombrero during some FaceTime calls to family. I wore my dress with a chili print. This homemade sangria recipe using fresh squeezed orange juice was a pleasant surprise to my husband and he thoroughly enjoyed it. He hadn’t had any in decades. It was something we often ordered when we dating in the late 70s. I hope you enjoy it as well.

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Refried Black Beans Using Canned Whole Black Beans

Refried Black Beans

Using canned whole black beans, you can make the most delicious refried black beans. Black beans are very nutritious as they are high in protein. You get 8 grams of protein in just 1/2 cup of beans. Add in another protein like beef or chicken, and you’ve created a whole protein (a protein that contains all of the amino acids a body needs.) You’ll also get 9 whole grams of fiber in that 1/2 cup. The following recipe for refried black beans is so delicious, you’ll want to make a large batch and freeze some for future use.

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Gluten Free Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas

Gluten Free Chicken Bacon Quesadillas

When you’re looking for something different to make for dinner, make these delicious gluten free chicken and bacon quesadillas in the oven or on the stovetop. The bacon and added spices make a healthy substitute for chorizo (no red dye, soy, or unwanted pork parts). Use traditional bacon or turkey bacon, as long as the brand is gluten free. Use brown or white meat chicken. Add your favorite quesadilla toppings or eat plain and you’re good to go!

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Gluten Free Turkey Tacos with Beef-Flavor

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So many people are consuming chicken and turkey instead of beef. If you prefer lower fat ground turkey instead of beef, I’m sure you’ll appreciate this recipe for gluten free turkey tacos. When most people try making recipes using turkey by simply substituting one for the other, they are terribly disappointed.  This recipe provides you with beef flavor without the added fat content. Try it! You’ll never go back! (unless you need additional calories) Continue reading “Gluten Free Turkey Tacos with Beef-Flavor”

Mexican-Style Chicken Parmesan (Gluten Free with Dairy Free Option)

Gluten Free Mexican-Style Chicken Parmesan in a casserole dish with a picture-in-a-picture of breaded chicken and sauce

My husband’s favorite dish is chicken or veal parmesan. Since I am allergic to tomatoes and missed his favorite recipe myself, I created this gluten free Mexican-style chicken parmesan recipe to satisfy my cravings. My husband said, “If I had a choice between the Italian and Mexican versions, I’d pick the Mexican because I like it spicy.” So, there you have it! Serve this to any spicy-loving, chicken-parm-lover in your life. Continue reading “Mexican-Style Chicken Parmesan (Gluten Free with Dairy Free Option)”

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