Tasty Paleo Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

I am ready to share my delicious Paleo Chicken Cacciatore recipe! It was delicious! Gluten free, dairy free, low glycemic and Paleo. Packed with healthy veggies and super easy!

Inspired by my visit to Sanoviv, I am committing to trying a few recipes over this holiday season. The book is called Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook by Sarah Fragos and I had my husband and daughter choose some recipes! I love the photos in the book and the directions are super easy. Even I can make them!

This Chicken Cacciatore scored a 9 out of 10 tonight! I am happy with that! This dish makes a good Sunday dinner, since it’s so simple to prepare. It’s loaded with lots of vegetables.

I made Spagetti Squash to go with it which was great because it soaked up all the juices. The mushrooms are a main feature and they were yummy!

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What is Gluten?

This week, Food Sensitivity testing showed that one of my family members is  “moderately” sensitive to gluten so we are going on a 2 month trial of gluten-free eating. So you,  (my community) ,get to go along the ride with us!

I will share with you what I am learning and blog about my experiences. I have already found lots of great gluten-free products in the store and tonight I made a gluten-free lasagna using rice lasagna noodles and everyone said it was my best lasagna ever! So far so good!

Gluten is actually a storage protein of wheat.  Other grains have proteins that chemically resemble gluten. Barley contains secalins and rye contains hordeins. Other members of this botanical tribe include spelt and kamut. That’s why you see all of these grains – wheat, barley, rye, spelt and kamut on the “do not eat list” for gluten-free eating. Oats may appear on the list because they are contaminated by wheat, not because they inherently contain wheat.

Here is my GLUTEN FREE lasagna I made tonight which is so easy


Gluten free Rice Noodles (don’t have to boil them first!)

Cooked Ground Turkey with added Gluten-Free Spaghetti Sauce and spices and onions

Low fat Cottage Cheese


In a 9 x 13″ sprayed pan lay cooked turkey meat and cottage cheese together, then a layer of noodles and then another layer of turkey meat and cottage cheese.

Cook 350 degrees for 1 hour


Tuesday Nutrition Topic – Nutrition Makeover with Meals in Minutes Cookbook

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Are you ready for a nutrition makeover? Usually at this time of the year we are craving to get back in control of our eating. In my work with clients I know “baby steps” are the solution to getting back on track.

One important step is to prepare more home-cooked meals. If you are like me this is a scary idea as I have very few cooking skills and even less time to shop and prepare and cook. In fact I could belong to a “Cooking for the Non Cooks Group”. My “Karen’s Kitchen” section on my web site is my bold adventure  into the kitchen to show you that even me as a non cook can prepare healthy meals and snacks!

So I am sharing the nutrition makeover guidebook I use! It is called Low-Glycemic Meals in Minutes by Laura Kalina and Cheryl Christian and it is way more than a cookbook. It is packed with nutrition tips, meal plans, healthy snack ideas, shopping lists, quick preparation tips, low glycemic tables, how to prepare vegetables, fridge to freezer prep and even how to stock your pantry!

As you can tell, I love this easy to use guidebook. I am sharing this as a resource with no monetary gain.  There is now a DVD called From Market to Table  featuring a “Shop Smart” shopping tour!

I love to tell you about my favorite things and support those who have made a difference in my life and this book is one of them! Thank you to Laura and Cheryl for the work you do!

Check it out at

To our great health in 2012