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Recipes: Gluten-free chicken dinner and chocolate lava cakes

Tonight I had a long-time friend come over for dinner and I pulled out some recipes I hadn’t made in quite some time.  It proved to be healthy (well dinner at least) and very tasty!  You can never go wrong with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and oregano 🙂  Below are the recipes for what I made.  Enjoy!



Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs and Saffron Rice – Serves 4


  • 1 lemon
  • 1 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 box saffron rice
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 yellow onion cut into large chunks
  • 2 red bell peppers cut into large chunks
  • Bamboo skewers (already pre-soaked in water for 10 minutes)


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Make the saffron rice and set aside
  3. In a large ziploc bag, combine the first five ingredients and mix together
  4. Add the chicken and coat well – marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes
  5. Take the soaked skewers and alternate cherry tomatoes, chicken, onion and pepper
  6. Place on a broil pan and cook for approximately 20 minutes or until completely cooked
  7. Place on top of saffron rice

Cumin Potatoes – serves 4


  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • t tsp garlic, minced


  1. Preheat the oven to 500  degrees
  2. Slice potatoes 1/2 inches thick
  3. Arrange slices on baking sheet, coated with cooking spray
  4. Combine 3 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp ground cumin and 1 tsp minced garlic in a small bowl
  5. Spoon over potato slices
  6. Cook for 20 minutes

Flourless Chocolate Lava Cakes – serves 4






  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/8 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Confectioner’s sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Butter and dust bowls (I use Pyrex finger bowls) with sugar
  3. Microwave solid chocolate and butter – stir until smooth and set aside
  4. Mix sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and add in melted chocolate and stir well
  5. Add eggs and yolk
  6. Pour bowls till 1/2 full
  7. Place cups on baking sheet and bake 17 minutes

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