Spinach and Chicken Sausage with Sautéed Veggies


When I’m hungry and it’s getting late this is a super fast and simple dinner. You can make this using leftover meat of any kind. But I happen to love these spinach and chicken sausages that are all organic and have zero sugar!

How do we feel about Gluten?

We don’t eat rice very often and are predominantly grain free. You can opt out of the rice if you wish.  But it did make a nice little comfy bed for my sausage and veggie sauté.

On the topic of grains, or more specifically, gluten containing grains. The more I read on this topic, the more I am encouraged to keep them out of my diet as much as possible. If you have been curious about grain and gluten check out a few of the links that I’ll post at the bottom of the page.  I lost my father to Parkinson’s Disease. His sister, my aunt, currently has it. My Uncle Sam (yes,I actually have an Uncle Sam) by marriage was lost to Parkinson’s. My mother re-married after my father passed and he was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s. So it is definitely a topic of interest for me. The more reading that I do, I am learning that gluten free living can assist someone fighting diseases like Parkinson’s and possibly even help deter the disease altogether. Again I have very strong feelings about how our food is handled and processed and believe that we have a part in some of these terrible diseases that we see today.

Sorry gluten. You’re out of here.

Well on to that easy lunch or dinner. Through a lovely egg in there and call it breakfast!

  • 1 1/2 spinach and chicken sausage, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup Organic Jasmine Rice, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 tbsp cultured butter, or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced bell pepper, red, yellow and orange are best
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms, any type you have on hand
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat a cast iron skillet, or heavy bottom skillet to medium high heat. Add butter or EVOO.
  2. Place the sausages in the skillet, brown on both sides.
  3. Add the bell peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Saute for about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Slightly press the tomatoes as they saute to create some liquid in the pan, add the spinach and toss to wilt.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and serve over hot rice.

This is quick and healthy without spending tons of time in kitchen. It can transition to an easy breakfast or brunch by adding a lovely poached or fried egg on top. Adding a soft egg yolk on top will create a really luscious addition to the sauce. Plus if you are feeling a little stressed or what I call, frayed at the ends, the Lecithin from the yolk is a perfect food to eat. It has been shown to treat anxiety, skin disorders such as eczema and Alzheimer’s!

So give this Spinach and Chicken Sausage with Sauteed Veggies a try and kick back and relax!

That’s what my Dad would tell you to do!

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Jamaica 1985

A couple of links about gluten and the links to diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

Gluten and Parkinson’s Disease

The Gluten Free diet and Parkinson’s Recovery

Have an awesome day!

Melody

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