Category: Dinner

The Perfect Pot Roast #glutenfree #caseinfree

Time to make the Perfect Pot Roast! You know I love meat and potatoes!  Beef stew, chicken stew and the perfect pot roast!  Cooked in wine and broth with carrots and potatoes.  Served with homemade gravy and mashies. Just yum!  I’ve done it in the slow cooker many times, but it is so much better cooked in a Dutch oven if you’ve got the time. Because searing it is magical.  Especially because the onions (and maybe...

King Ranch Chicken Casserole #glutenfree #caseinfree

We love King Ranch Chicken Casserole!  I used to make the Homesick Texan’s recipe all the time before I had to give up gluten and then eventually casein/dairy.  It’s fancy and takes a little more work (because you make the sauce instead of using cream of mushroom soup). Well actually a lot of work and a lot of dishes are going to get dirty, but it is sooooo totally worth it. Now that I’ve tried...

Southwestern Steak Salad #glutenfree #caseinfree

Summer time = Big Ol’ Salad time! And grilling season! So why not indulge in a steak salad loaded with veggies and a perfectly grilled steak! The nice thing is you can add whatever veggies you like or want to throw on the grill. We usually grill mushrooms and red bell peppers and now corn is in season so go ahead and grill some of that too! Whatever your heart desires. You can’t really go...

Salad Niçoise #glutenfree #caseinfree

Salad Niçoise is probably one of my all time favorite salads.  And usually during the summer I have a ton of basil, thyme and oregano growing in the garden while fresh green beans are in season so it is perfect for this time of year!  I love tossing the warm potatoes in the lemony herbed vinaigrette before adding it to the salad.  It is traditionally served with tuna fish or anchovies, but I tried it...

Homemade Red Salsa #glutenfree #caseinfree

Do you have a favorite recipe for red salsa? We’ve been playing around with different variations of homemade organic red salsa and I really like this one! It is easy and has a little kick to it. Since we are trying to keep it mostly organic we’ve used Muir Glen whole tomatoes, fresh organic peppers, onion, and garlic. Of course, you can add more peppers and different types to adjust the heat level, too.  We’ve also...

Asian Fried Rice #glutenfree #caseinfree #meatlessmonday

Hello Meatless Monday! So Asian Fried Rice? It’s been done before. Why blog it again? I’m sharing this recipe because fried rice is a challenge for me and it actually turned out really well!  And trust me that I’ve tried to make ‘Chinese Fried Rice’ with old cooked rice and cold rice – all the ways they’ve said to make fried rice – but it just never works for me. I get mush, especially with Basmati rice...

Classic Beef Stew #glutenfree #caseinfree

Meat and Potatoes! I love you. My favorite is probably classic beef stew, or maybe pot roast, or steaks and frites… okay any type of beef braised in stock and wine. With potatoes. And spices. Love it all. And I will say this – I was a vegetarian for several years but I have some weird blood thing going on and my iron gets really low. I’ve always been anemic but not eating red meat...

Chicken Andouille Sausage Gumbo #glutenfree #caseinfree

It’s Gumbo Time! There are lots of different gumbos in this world and every one of them is special with its own unique story. I’m personally partial to chicken andouille sausage gumbo with a deep dark roux. The roux is what gumbos have in common. A roux is made with almost any type of fat and flour in equal parts – some cooked to a light blond, medium peanut butter brown or dark chocolate. The...

Italian Veggie Popover Pizza #TheCasualVeggie Potluck

We’re having a Veggie Potluck Party today to celebrate the release of The Casual Veggie Cookbook! And I’m bringing an Italian Veggie Popover Pizza. It’s a casserole dish that tastes like a veggie pizza! Perfect for Meatless Monday dinners and a great way to use up some extra veggies. I found the original version of this recipe in the Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Fresh Cookbook.  But of course, I made a few adjustments to make...

Asian Chicken Salad #glutenfree #caseinfree

You know I love a salad piled high with veggies #EatTheRainbow! I really think it is the best way to fill my body with nutrients, minerals and all the goodies you get from fresh veggies. And I’m always looking for ways to use up the rest of a head of cabbage. And in this case we had a little extra red lettuce so we added it in with the Romaine, too. Add in a little lean...