With the holidays I have been running a bit behind on recipes, although I should have one up for next week, this week I thought I would do something a bit different.
Mushroom Barley Risotto
Like all risottos this one takes some time, but it is well worth it! Barley risotto is much easier to get right than rice risottos, although you can still over stir it, it is more forgiving and less likely to become glue-like in texture. For this recipe I used hulled barley, but if you are using pearl barley you may want to use a little less broth, so when you may want to try it as you go, so you don't overcook it!
This is an easy lunch for a weekend! I'll admit it isn't the healthiest thing I could eat, but it's a nice go to when I don't know what to eat, as I tend to have all the ingredients for it. It can also be browned in a skillet for a more even browning, but I personally like it done on my portable electric grill.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
This soup is a great Fall/Winter staple. It's a super easy and healthy slow cooker meal, that makes enough for the whole family!
Orecchiette with Autumn Vegetables and Turkey
Butternut squash is probably my favorite Fall vegetable, it is so versatile and can be added to lots of dishes. The chewiness of the orecchiette pasta and kale goes great with the softness of a cooked squash, and the Parmesan cheese on top really completes the dish. It makes it a perfect meal for a cool Autumn day!
Banana Oatmeal Cookies
I don't often make desserts, but I was feeling like having some cookies this week! These banana oatmeal cookies, are quick and easy, making it a nice recipe to make even after working all day.
Pesto and Feta Chicken Sandwich
Working from home? If so this sandwich makes a quick and delicious lunch. It takes about 15 minutes in total, or you can cook up multiple breasts and eat the leftovers for lunch! This sandwich also goes great with some avocado on it or fresh tomatoes, if you can have those!
Dairy-Free Chicken and Mushroom Curry
It's starting to cool down a bit where I live, and curry is the perfect warm food to cook in the evenings. Although I call this recipe a curry, it uses the "curry" spice mix, which is linked below, that doesn't actually contain any curry. I find that the spice curry itself not only causes issue with myself, but with many people with GERD or LPR.
Turkey Burrito Bowl
This recipe is both healthy and fast, and it tastes great too! Burrito bowls and stir-fry are my two go-tos when I want a healthy but satiating dinner. They also work very well for leftovers for work the next day!
Miss being able to eat takeout without the symptoms of acid reflux? Try this delicious acid-friendly cashew chicken recipe! For the sauce it does call for 1 tbsp of rice vinegar, this vinegar has the highest pH of the vinegars, however if you still have issues with rice vinegar it can be simply omitted and the recipe still tastes great!