Chicken Tortilla Soup

  An easy, inexpensive, gluten-free take on a tasty southwestern favorite, Chicken Tortilla Soup. The main contenders: 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 carrots, rinsed, peeled, and diced 3 stalks of celery, rinsed and diced 1 can of black beans, rinsed 6 corn tortillas cut into strips 1 large can of low sodium tomato…

Snowy Day Beef Goulash

Welcome to the kick-off recipe of my latest column! A year-long project highlighting a homemade, healthy, gluten-free CrockPot recipe for every week of 2014. A salute that I am calling “52 Weeks of CrockPot Cooking”. Or, as my friend suggested, “The Year I Ate Stew”. While the first of my 52 recipes certainly is a…

Spinach, Artichoke, Chicken Quinoa

This super simple Spinach, Artichoke, Chicken Quinoa in the CrockPot is sure to please on a chilly day.  Think of this dish as a good-for-your-gut version of your fatty favorite, cheesy spinach artichoke dip. After all, who doesn’t love that? Any combination of spinach and artichoke can turn a bad day bright with just one bite.  This…

Crockpot Sesame & Ginger Chicken

It’s time to grocery shop soon; my fridge looks like a left-over’s mecca of containers. You all know what that means- time for Momma to get crafty in the kitchen. I think we’ll fare well tonight, as I managed to get an Asian-inspired, sesame & ginger chicken with broccoli and potatoes brewing in my Crockpot. It’s…