Gluten-Free Chicken with White Wine Sauce

Saturday, February 27, 2010

This is such a simple recipe. But one of our favorite standbys that everyone loves. I thought I'd share it with you. The recipe originates from the South Beach Diet book. I've tweaked it to add in our favorites. If you don't want to add the white wine, just substitute the wine with additional broth.

Easy Chicken with White Wine Sauce

boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt & pepper to taste
olive oil
3/4 cup dry white wine
about 1/2 cup gluten-free chicken broth
1-2 cloves of minced garlic
1 thinly sliced onion
sliced baby portabello mushrooms
5 (or so) grape tomatoes

Between two sheets of waxed paper, pound out the chicken to about 1/2"
Salt and pepper each side. Heat skillet to medium and add olive oil.
Once hot, add chicken and brown on each side. Remove to plate and cover to keep warm.

In drippings, add onion and saute until soft. Add garlic and mushrooms.
Saute a few more minutes making sure the garlic doesn't overcook.
Add the wine and scrape the bits from the bottom of the pan.
Add the chicken and drippings back to the sauce.
Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and add to the sauce. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and allow to simmer for a few minutes to cook the chicken through.

I served this last night with mashed potatoes and *roasted asparagus.

*Roasted Asparagus (or any other veggie)
salt, pepper, olive oil.
Toss to coat the vegetable and roast in a shallow pan at 400 degrees until done.
Try it with carrots. YUM! It brings out a whole new sweetness.

Enjoy!! :)


A Neurologist, a Pup, and a Mall

Thursday, February 18, 2010

{{Jes and Sophie}}

This morning we had our regular appointment with the neurologist which went well. I've never been crazy about this fella, but Jes really liked the physician's assistant who, let's face it, saw us more than the doctor. This time we learned that the P.A. we liked has moved on to Mercer to teach. We met another P.A. and Jes wasn't quite as happy which kinda made me happy. Now I can begin to look for another neurologist.

How did the appointment go? Good. Fine. See you again in 3 months. That'll be $30.00. Tootles. And we were sent on our merry way.

The one GOOD thing about about this particular neurologist is that his office is near a nice mall in Atlanta. So, every time we go we plan for lunch out and a little window shopping. We hit our all time favorite, "A" number one store, Anthropologie.

We got a little creative here with the letters and spelled our Jessie's initials - backward - which happens to be PBJ. It's stuck with many of her friends and that's now one of her nicknames.


Have you every been to Anthropologie? It's expensive, but dreamy and inspiring. If you're not able to go in person, go via the internet.

Have a wonderful weekend.



Sunday, February 14, 2010


love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~Robert Heinlein


The Video

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Incredible inspiration...


Featured Bloggers

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


A little while back I decided to regularly feature bloggers I've "met". Not exactly sure what happened, but as with many of my good intentions, that thought got lost in my addled brain. Since more attention is being paid to organization these days, I may actually write this thought down and hope it hangs around. At any rate, let's begin.

If you haven't met Sue, from Learning To Live With CFS then you have truly missed out on a delightful writer. Sue has had CFS since 2002. Add to that Lyme and Orthostatic Intolerance AND two boys who also have CFS and OI. It's a wonder she has the time to write. Sue was the first person I met online and is, by far, the most informative, helpful, and encouraging friend a girl can have.

On the celiac front, I'll introduce Shauna and Danny from Gluten Free Girl and the Chef. Not only is this blog visual candy for the eyes, but she's a terrific gluten free chef. Even if you don't have celiac, you will enjoy hearing her stories and viewing the glorious photos. Go ahead and visit. You will NOT regret.

Okay, time to settle in with a cup of tea and meander.


Here's What We Did

Monday, February 8, 2010

First, I want to say something to Forgetful Girl. Forgetful Girl, I couldn't find a contact link on your blog and, I don't know if it's just me and my computer, but I also couldn't leave a comment, which sucks because I love to leave comments! LOL Like I said, it may be me, but if you've noticed that you've received no comments at all and are stumped, contact me and I'll see if I can help. Just a thought. :)

OK - I hope that the football-watching readers enjoyed the Superbowl last night. We did. Traditionally, we consume way too much junk food. See, here's the thing. If you schedule it for a particular day, like Superbowl Sunday, it's calorie-free, fat-free, and guilt-free. I'm not sure how it works, but it does. Trust me. :)


{This is Jessie balancing a plate of roasted peanuts on
Oreo, the sleeping, practically catatonic cat.}


{This is Jessie trying to look elegant while
feeding Sophie, the begging dog, and irritating
Oreo, the sleeping, practically catatonic cat.}

Oh, the other thing is that you HAVE to eat this on the sofa. Eating at the kitchen table would ruin the ambience and, well, it would just be wrong.

This is what we had and remember, we don't hate people who eat guilt-free junk food once a year. We had barbecued chicken wings (protein), margarita pizza (fruits & veggies), Jessie had her gluten-free bbq chicken pizza which she copies from the California Pizza Kitchen recipe, (I had a salad because even though I SAY it's guilt-free, I was born with guilt), roasted peanuts (more protein), strawberries dipped in chocolate (fruit and chocolate, which defies all catagories), and finally milkshakes (calcium). I know. It's enough to send anyone to the hospital. But if you do it in moderation, you come out of it quite refreshed!

Moving along...

Jes has done great. The headache has gone somewhere else and not returned. Yay for that!

As for the California Pizza Kitchen recipe... Here's what we do. Jes uses her favorite gluten-free pizza crust and tops it with GF BBQ sauce (we use Kraft), mozzarella and smoked gouda cheese, sliced red onions and shredded, cooked chicken. That's it. Sounds a little odd, but take my word, you'll love it.

Have a great week! :)


Precariously Close

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Open mouth, insert foot. It seems that every time I speak as if things are changing, I'm proven wrong. Well, maybe - maybe not. I'm still extremely hopeful.

At any rate, Jes began to have the random, quick, and instantaneous stabbing pains in her head last week. About one a day for a few days. Then a few days ago she complained of a migraine, took two of her mega migraine pills and it quickly went away. The next night, she had a headache which turned into a migraine. She took more mega migraine pills and it went away.

For mom here, this is usually red flag central. I know that these are warning signs and nit-pick every issue that could be causing it with no answers. The last time we went to the hospital, the doc told us not to wait three days hoping it'll go away, just come in. And once again, here we are with a "not quite all the time migraine" waiting to see what will happen. Last night I was certain we'd be in the ER today, but Jes woke up okay and begged me to wait.

I'm such a schlep.

*Note: I know this has nothing to do with reducing her Lyrica because it began prior to the reduction. As a precaution, I've kept her on her regular dosage until this passes. And what is it that they say? This too shall pass.

The picture is one my son took and sent to me from Virginia. This is his view. Nice, huh? I think he's ready for spring though. :)

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