Vegan Sausage with Peppers and Onions

Vegan Sausage with Peppers and Onions, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Here is a great recipe to throw together without much prep and easy clean-up. Grilled vegan sausage with peppers and onions is a delicious, quick, and easy recipe for the hot summer days.

I purchased my vegan sausage from Beyond Meat. Click here for their website.

Kind Regards,
Debra Roinestad 🌿

Vegan Sausage with Peppers and Onions

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs tomato sauce
  • 1 package sausages
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onions
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the peppers, onions, salt, and pepper. Cook for 10-12 minutes.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce. Cook for 1 minute. Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Heat indoor grill or outdoor grill. Cook sausages for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to serving plate with onions and peppers.
  • Serve with white rice, hot dog rolls, pasta, or salad.
Keyword sausage, vegan

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Baked Herb Tortilla Chips

Have you been craving something crispy to eat lately? Then try homemade herb tortilla chips. A very quick and easy way to make crispy tortilla chips is by baking them in the oven.

I used Za’atar seasoning for a delicious Middle Eastern flavor.
Za’atar is a blend of savory dried herbs. The ingredients are sumac, sesame seeds, hyssop, and sea salt. To purchase Za’atar click here.

Za’atar (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Alternatively, you can use salt and leave out the spices. What I love about this recipe is that the possibilities are endless.

Yum!

Kind Regards,
Debra & Anna

Baked Herb Tortilla Chips

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package flour tortilla wrap (use four tortillas) Corn tortillas are another option.
  • 1 tablespoon Za'atar
  • salt
  • vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400° and cut tortillas into wedges using a knife or pizza cutter.
  • Using one or two baking sheets, add the wedges. Brush with oil. Note: You can overlap the tortillas just a little.
  • Sprinkle Za'atar spice and salt.
  • Bake until lightly browned and crispy, about 10 mins.

Notes

Note: I used almond flour tortilla. You may use your any type of tortilla for this recipe.  
Serve with hummus, guacamole, salsa, or plain yogurt.
Keyword Za’atar

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Curry Chickpeas

In a hurry? Make some curry. This is a quick and easy recipe to make in under 30 mins. or less with just a few simple ingredients. Curry chickpeas are a healthy dish packed with rich and creamy flavors. You can serve this dish with rice, pita chips, flatbread or naan.

Enjoy! Debra Roinestad 🌿

Debra Roinestad, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
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Curry Chickpeas

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger, chopped
  • 2 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • optional add-ons: plain yogurt, lime or lemon slices, chopped cilantro
  • Tabasco or Sriracha Chili Sauce for extra flavor

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot or pan, heat olive oil and add the chopped onions. Cook for 15 mins.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, curry, and tomatoes. Cook for another 5 mins.
  • Add the chickpeas. Stir for 3 mins.
  • Add the coconut milk. Stir gently for another 2 mins. Add extra curry powder if desired.
  • Serve with white rice on the side.
  • Optional Add-Ons: Serve with plain yogurt, lime or lemon slices, chopped cilantro. Tabasco or Sriracha Chili Sauce for extra flavor.

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Gluten-Free Mixed Berry Pie

Gluten Free Mixed Berry Pie (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

A lovely combination of tangy and sweet! This mouthwatering open face pie is easy to make. A flavorful mixture of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries that will leave you and your guests satisfied. Enjoy!

Debra Roinestad 🌿

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Wholly Gluten Free Pie Shell

I found this frozen gluten free pie shell at my local supermarket in the gluten-free isle. You can also find Wholly Gluten Free products at a health food store. Here is their website where you can purchase from them directly.
Wholly Gluten Free products click here.

Frozen Mixed Berries
Gluten Free Mixed Berry Pie (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Gluten Free Mixed Berry Pie

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • cup water
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 2 cups mixed berries, frozen
  • 1 gluten free pie shell, frozen

Instructions
 

  • Defrost frozen pie shell and mixed berries.
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • In a large saucepan, on medium heat, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, water, and butter until smooth.
  • Add 2 cups of mixed berries and stir gently for about 2 mins. on low heat. As soon as the berry filling becomes thick, turn off the heat, and let it cool.
  • Using a slotted spoon, gently scoop the berry filling into the pie shell. Leave any syrup sauce behind. The goal is not to make your pie filling watery.
    TIP: If you wish, you can store the berry syrup in a mason jar for up to 1 week. The syrup can used on pancakes or on top of ice-cream.
  • Place the pie onto a baking sheet pan. Bake for 25 mins. or until crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool for about 15 mins.

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Baked Parmesan Pretzel Chicken

Baked Parmesan Pretzel Chicken, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Okay, I have to admit that I love baked parmesan pretzel chicken because it is healthy and the possibilities are endless! Add the chicken strips to a salad with croutons, and you have a healthy salad. You can serve it with pasta and tomato sauce, and you have a lovely Italian dish.

Also, you can serve the chicken strips along with your favorite dipping sauce and fries on the side.

For this dish, I used dairy-free parmesan cheese and gluten-free pretzels.
But of course, you can use regular cheese and pretzels.

Warm Regards,
Debra Roinestad

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Here are the alternative options

My favorite dairy-free cheese from Follow Your Heart
Pretzel Crisps by the Snack Factory
Breading Pretzel Mixture, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Baked Parmesan Pretzel Chicken

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 2 cups pretzels optional: Gulten Free Pretzels
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese optional: Dairy Free Parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400° degrees F
  • Grease a baking pan with a little bit of oil.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into slices about 1 -1½ inches wide.
  • Chicken breasts need to be thinned out. Use mallet and wax paper. Cover the chicken slices with wax paper and pound down to 1 " thick.
  • In a blender, combine the pretzels, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and paprika. Pulse until you get a fine consistency. Place in a mixing bowl.
  • In another mixing bowl, beat the egg with salt and pepper.
  • Dip the chicken strips (one at a time) into the egg mixture and then into the pretzel mixture. Then place each chicken strip onto the baking pan.
  • Bake in the lower oven rack for 20-25 mins, or until coating is golden.
  • Remove from the oven and top with extra cheese.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Example: Honey-Mustard, BBQ Sauce.
  • Extra Bonus: Add tomato sauce and mozzarella, bake for another 5 mins and you have chicken parmesan.

Notes

You can serve this dish with as a salad and add the chicken strips on top.  Also, you can use pasta and add sauce and you have a quick Italian dinner. 

Honey Lemon Shrimp with Garlic

Here is a delicious, tangy and sweet recipe for all the shrimp lovers out there. Honey Lemon Shrimp with Garlic can be served with any rice dish, salad, grits, or artisan bread. I use white rice for this shrimp dish so the rich flavors can permeate the entire dish.

Honey Lemon Shrimp with Garlic. (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Honey Lemon Shrimp with Garlic

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb large shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp lemon
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil in a medium pan.
  • Add shrimps with garlic and ghee.
  • Saute for 1-2 mins. until the shrimps turn slightly brown.
  • Add honey, lemon, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Stir frequently until the shrimps are opaque and the honey lemon sauce thickens.
  • Add parsley and serve immediately.

Also, here is my favorite movie scene about shrimp. 🍤

Shrimp… According To Bubba Gump. From the movie, Forrest Gump, 1994

Chicken Fajita in a Wok (Stir-Fry Chicken Fajita)

Wok this way. I have discovered a new way to make chicken fajitas and it’s super fast, easy, and fun. Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing the Wok! The wok is not just for Asian stir fry meals, you can make your favorite dishes as you would use a kitchen skillet. The bottom of the wok heats up to 700 degrees and locks in all the flavors…the food browns rapidly. Honestly, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a skillet after cooking chicken fajita (stir-fry) in a wok. Plus, it’s a wonderful gluten-free meal.

Chicken Fajita, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

The wok I have been using, Gold Dragon Heritage Edition is moderately priced and does the job. But do research which wok works best for you. Just remember that when you get a new wok you must ‘cure’ it with heat and oil before using it. You can find this exact wok here at this link.

Gold Dragon Heritage Edition Wok (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Here is a video that shows you how to season your wok.

How to season your Wok (Gold Dragon Heritage Edition)
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Remember to use your oven vent or open a window once you add the food to your wok. The high heat will cause a smoking effect. See youtube video here.

Also, be sure not to use a metal utensil when cooking with your wok. Use only wooden spoons to stir or tongs with a plastic tip.

Cooking tools, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Chicken Fajitas in a Wok

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, Mexican

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil NOTE: It's important to use oil that won't damage your wok. The oil has to have a high smoke point. Other oil options are sesame oil, grapeseed oil, or coconut oil. Research the best oil to use for your preference.
  • 2 chicken breast, sliced into strips Optional: You can use half a bag of frozen chicken strips to save time.
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced into rings
  • ½ cup mushrooms
  • ½ tbsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tbsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tbsp Cumin Powder
  • ½ tbsp Paprika Powder
  • ½ tsp Chili Powder
  • salt and pepper
  • Almond Tortillas or Corn Tortillas NOTE: I usually use gluten-free tortillas. You can use regular flour tortillas if you wish.
  • Fixings for Chicken Fajitas:
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese NOTE: I use dairy-free cheese.
  • Red Salsa
  • Sour Ceream
  • Guacamole 

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl add the cut peppers, onions, and mushrooms.
  • In another bowl add the sliced chicken along with the garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add avocado oil to your Wok and heat at a super high temp. about 4 mins.
  • Add onions, peppers, and mushrooms and stir fry for about 3 mins.
  • Add chicken strips along with the spices and stir fry for another 5-8 mins.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Shortcut:
Use Mexican pre-mixed seasoning. About 1 tsp.
My favorite is Frontier CO-OP – Mexican Fiesta Seasoning or 
Penzeys – Fajita Seasoning

Here are two of my favorite Mexican Seasonings that are already mixed and saves time.
You can find my favorite Mexican Fiesta Seasoning here in this link.

You can find Penzeys Fajita Seasoning in the link below.

https://www.penzeys.com/online-catalog/fajita-seasoning/c-24/p-387/pd-s

Siete Almond Flour

For the gluten-free tortillas I used Siete Almond Flour Wraps. You can find these wraps in this link.

Roasted Zucchini with Cheddar Cheese

Yes, cheese please! For all the cheese lovers out there…here’s a healthy side dish that’s tasty and satisfying. 

Roasted Zucchini with Cheddar Cheese, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Zucchini is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients.

Here are 12 Reasons why zucchini is healthy for you by the healthline website.

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Follow Your Heart (Dairy-Free and Vegan Products)

Note: I used dairy-free cheddar cheese from Follow Your Heart. They are a wonderful company that has an assortment of dairy products for those that are dairy intolerant.
More about them here.

Roasted Zucchini with Cheddar Cheese

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium-size zucchini, cut about ½ inch slices
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • cheddar cheese or dairy-free cheese (Note: I used dairy-free cheese).
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425° degrees
  • In a medium-size bowl toss the zucchini slices with olive oil, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. 
  • Spread the zucchini on a baking sheet with foil underneath for easy cleaning. Add a little extra olive oil if desired. Be careful not to overlap the zucchini.
  • Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of the zucchini.
  • Roast the zucchini for 10-13 mins. 
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a serving plate.

Spicy Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

Just the right amount of spicy flavor for your favorite main dish. Oven roasted corn is delicious, sweet, and spicy.

Spicy Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
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Spicy Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

The Comfy Cabin
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ears of corn on the cob
  • 2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ tbsp paprika
  • ½ tbsp chili powder
  • ½ cup unsalted butter or ghee
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Mix butter and spices in a bowl. Save half of the mixture and set aside.
  • Remove corn husk. In a sheet pan, spread the butter mixture over the corn in their individual foil.
  • After spreading the mixture fold foil around the corn.
  • Roast the corn for 40 mins.
  • After 40 mins. carefully spread the remaining butter mixture on the hot corn. Serve immediately.

Chicken with Peanut Sauce (Satay)

If you love peanut butter like myself then you’ll definitely love the tangy flavor of chicken with peanut sauce. Chicken Satay is a Southeast Asian dish of season chicken strips on a skewer with peanut sauce. This dish is easy prepare and will leave your satisfied and wanting more.

Chicken with Peanut Sauce (Satay), (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Here are some of the ingredients that I used.

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Chicken with Peanut Sauce (Satay)

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Thailand

Ingredients
  

  • ~ For the Peanut Sauce ~
  • 4 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 lemon or lime, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tbsp fresh ginger, grated or ginger powder
  • ½ tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • ~ For the Chicken Marinade ~
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced or garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated or ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • ~ Prep for the Peanut Sauce ~
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together, lemon juice, brown sugar, ginger, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, and peanut butter. Set aside in the fridge.
  • ~ Prep for the Chicken Marinade ~
  • Cut the chicken breast into strips about 1/4 thickness and season with salt and pepper. Flatten chicken with a mallet or a rolling pin.
  • In a zip lock bag add the chicken and marinade sauce. 
  • Place in the fridge for about 1 hour so the flavors can set in.
  • Drain the chicken form the marinade and discard the marinade.
  • Thread the chicken onto metal skewers and on a sheet pan lined with foil and a little bit of oil.
  • Heat oven to 375° degrees and place the chicken on the bottom rack.
  • Cook for 20-25 mins. And serve with the peanut sauce.
Keyword chicken