I have always loved cooking and have been told by many people that I am pretty good at it. Until we were hit with an insane amount of dietary restriction. A few of my kiddos have had some allergies over the years and I have adapted slowly. Most recently due to some complications after my last birth my immune system has been struggling and now I have some issues with food. Currently these are the foods that someone in our house cannot eat: beef, egg whites, almonds, gluten, dairy. Do you have any idea how hard it is to make meals with all of this restrictions? Close to impossible! Cooking moved from my most favorite daily chore to my most dreaded. I have had to reorganize how I make all my meals on top of everything else I have going on. However, I have found keeping it simple with just fresh veggies and a protein has made it much more bearable.
The past few weeks have been crazy as I am gearing up for the school year so I am trying to keep my time making dinner to 20 minutes or less. Last night I made the most delicious dinner that was cheap and delicious. I shared some videos of the process on Facebook and Instagram and had several requests for this quick and yummy recipe. It is gluten free, dairy free, and egg free.
Easy Summer Vegetable and Sausage Dinner
- Prepared brown rice
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- Various Veggies from your summer garden (I used zucchini, squash, bell peppers, and onions)
- GF sausage of your choosing, cooked
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt, oregano, and cumin
- heaping 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- Hot sauce (optional)
- Prepare brown rice as desired
- Warm up the oil in a large skillet and add the garlic. Saute until fragrant but not brown and ad veggies
- Saute veggies for 5-7 minutes until slightly tender, but not mushy
- Add in sausage and seasoning, mix, and cook until sausage is hot and flavors have blended nicely
- Serve on top of brown rice with hot sauce on top if desired
I will say that I feed a small army of boys every single day that can eat me under the table even though they are all under the age of 10. So the amount of food I prepare is massive. The great thing about this meal is that it is easy to adjust the portion sizes. If you are preparing for 4 normal eaters or less I would decrease the seasonings by half. I am not kidding.
If you are blessed with one of these beauties you have to use it for this recipe and send me a picture. It would make this so much more fun and tasty!