Southwestern Hash Brown Bake

Written by Stephanie O’Dea

Southwestern Sweet Potato & Corn Medley

Written by Stephanie O’Dea

Gluten Free Southwestern Black Bean Stew

Gluten Free Southwestern Black Bean Stew with Sweet Potato Mash Recipe

I am not an indecisive person, if given a choice between a rock and a hard place I use my head and my heart, make a decision and then commit to my choice 100 percent. When there is a difference of opinion between my hubby and me, we settle it in an intelligent, sensible, mature manner – Rock, Paper, Scissors!

This particular gluten free recipe however left me uncharacteristically indecisive – I just can’t decide whether it is best eaten as a stew spooned over mashed sweet potatoes or poured into a casserole dish, topped with the sweet potato mash, baked and served as a vegan, Southwestern version of Sheppard’s Pie.

In the end it was trying to come up with a name for the recipe that swayed me slightly. Technically a Sheppard’s Pie is made with lamb. When the same type recipe is made with beef, it is called a Cottage Pie. So what would I call a pie made with black beans, vegetables and Southwestern seasonings? Ranchero Pie? Garden Pie? Nothing stuck me as having

Gluten Free White Bean Chili Salad

Gluten Free White Bean Chili Salad Recipe

Spring break and Easter week means that my home here in Florida is packed to the rafters with people. So many people that we have had to break out the air mattresses and turn offices into bedrooms. With our lovely weather and beautiful beaches these people are coming and going so much I feel like I need to install a revolving door and hire a doorman. And of course lots of people means I need to stock my fridge with lots of gluten free food. Lots and lots of gluten free food – not to mention some dairy free food, vegetarian food, vegan food, nut free food…you get the idea.

As much as I would love to have my whole clan gathered around a communal dining table for every meal this week, it just aint gonna happen. There are places to go, people to see, waves and fish to catch. I know I can wrangle them all up for Easter dinner but beyond that, they are much more interested in grab and go, already prepared food. Since the males in my family can

Gluten Free Chipotle Turkey Bean Soup

Gluten Free Chipotle Turkey Bean Soup Recipe

A super easy, economical gluten free soup filled with all sorts of southwestern flavors. Dairy free and vegan adaptable

Gluten Free Southwestern Eggs Benedict Recipe

Gluten Free Southwestern Eggs Benedict Recipe

Funny how indulgence breeds indulgence. It seems that when one has indulged in perhaps a little too much wine or one two many martinis (dirty made with gin for me, extra dirty, extra olive) the proper cure is to indulge in a sinfully rich breakfast with all the essential components; a little protein, a little fat, some