Category: Turkey

Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers #glutenfree #caseinfree

We love to “healthify” quintessentially comfort food dishes.  And these turkey meatloaf stuffed peppers are so delicious, especially when you use a tasty BBQ sauce to top it off!  We like Rib Rack BBQ Sauce because it’s gluten free and contains only a few clean ingredients.  To make the filling we add in grated yellow squash and ground oats.  Plus a little gluten free non-GMO liquid aminos for flavor. This recipe is an adaptation of...

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...

Asian Turkey Burgers #glutenfree #caseinfree

Happy 4th of July! Hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend.  What are you making this weekend?  We’re cooking up some Asian turkey burgers. This is such an easy and scrumptious recipe for gluten-free, dairy/casein-free turkey burgers packed full of flavor!  Made with a little GF soy sauce or substitute coconut aminos if avoiding soy sauce, Thai red curry paste, chives or green onions, salt and pepper – that’s it!  If you like a little...

Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs

Giada’s recipe for classic Italian turkey meatballs is by far my fav!  I made a few tweaks to make sure they were gluten-free and casein-free. These freeze really well and are wonderful to have around because they can be used in so many different recipes. Turkey Meatballs 1 1/2 cups GFCF breadcrumbs 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped (or 1 tbsp dried basil) 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped 1/4 cup filtered water 1 tbsp tomato paste...

PF Chang-y Lettuce Wraps #glutenfree #caseinfree

There are a lot of recipes for PF Chang’s lettuce wraps floating around the internet, but this one is gluten-free and casein-free. Most of the recipes required hoisin sauce, which is not gluten-free. So I looked through a few homemade recipes for hoisin and came up with my own version using gluten-free non-GMO coconut aminos and whole sesame seed tahini (for the calcium and flavor) instead of peanut butter. And of course, my favorite new ingredient...

Taco Bowls #glutenfree #caseinfree

We have been making our own taco shells and tostada shells from corn tortillas for a long time (make sure to use gluten-free, wheat-free corn tortillas) – but this is the first time we tried taco bowls and I love them!  Why didn’t we make these before?  They are easier to eat than a tostada and hold more stuff than a taco. They were so easy to make, too. I used some oven-safe ramekins from...

Easy Meat Sauce & Mini Lasagna Noodles #glutenfree

This easy meat sauce recipe with mini lasagna noodles is one of our favorite quick and tasty dinners. The recipe makes enough meat sauce for two meals for us (two people) so we freeze half for another meal or the leftovers make great lunches. Since I can’t eat ricotta or mozzarella anymore wiping out one of our old favorites – lasagna – this “deconstructed” version fills that void. I do use a little Parmesan cheese...

Turkey and Veggie Chili #glutenfree #caseinfree

This healthy, naturally gluten-free and casein-free turkey and veggie chili has evolved over the years and is now one of our absolute favorites! A healthier alternative to traditional Texas chili, this version adds layers of flavor by roasting the vegetables. The secret is not only in the roasted tomatoes, jalapeño, zucchini and bell pepper but also adding your favorite salsa to take it to the next level of spicy heaven.  Try using different chiles or...

Sloppy Joes #glutenfree #caseinfree

I used to love when my mom made us Manwich Sloppy Joes growing up! I haven’t had one in years… but after watching Rachel Ray make them on the Food Network the other day, I just had to try a homemade gluten-free healthified version. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef, homemade Udi’s copycat buns, tomato sauce and tomato paste from a jar (avoid canned food, especially canned tomatoes because BPA in the lining...

Turkey Meatball Sandwiches #glutenfree

March 7, 2015: I’m updating this blog for turkey meatball sandwiches because I’ve tweaked both the bread and meatball recipe over the years and wanted to blog the cleaner updated versions. The picture above is so old and it’s funny because I could never eat that much for dinner today, but it’s nice to see how far we’ve come in our food journey (we used to eat these all the time and now it’s a...