Saturday, August 4, 2012

Quinoa with sausage & fennel

I am making this amazing recipe for dinner tonight, and wanted to modify it for TJ.    It is called Ziti with Sausage, Onions, and Fennel, and it is a recipe that my husband's family has enjoyed for a long time.

Here's my version for TJ:

1/2 cup chopped fennel
1 link of sweet sausage, removed from casing 
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup cooked quinoa

Heat oil in skillet.  Add in chopped fennel and cook until soft.  Add sausage, making sure that it cooks fully.  When sausage is cooked, mix with cooked quinoa and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.  Serve warm.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Spaghetti Time!!

My son can't have regular pasta, corn pasta, rice pasta or soy pasta.  So whenever we make spaghetti for ourselves, we make a special meal for him.

This is such a simple recipe!  Cut a spaghetti squash in half, put it in about an inch of water in the microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 minutes.  WHen it is tender (you may need a little longer depending on the size), scoop out all seeds and shred the strands into a bowl.

We usually melt some safe butter on top of it and add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Viola!!!  Spaghetti for the allergic child.... and also a much lower carb version!