Category: Recipes

Bacon Cheddar Quiche with Hash Brown Crust #glutenfree

(Note 3/14/2014: Eventually I stopped eating cheese and butter because of the casein – so this is an early recipe that does contain casein and dairy but is still gluten-free.) This may look like an ordinary old quiche (hooray!)… but I’ve used ingredients to make it gluten-free and partly dairy-free.  Weird, huh!? I know. But real cheese and real butter don’t really bother my sensitive system; heavy cream and cow’s milk do… so I used...

Banana Oat Muffins #glutenfree #caseinfree

Today I’m sharing a recipe for gluten-free and dairy-free banana oat muffins.  I’ve been making different types of muffins and breakfast bars almost every Sunday for my husband’s breakfast during the week. Even though he isn’t gluten-intolerant, I want them to be healthier than stuff you get at the store with preservatives, additives, hydrogenated oils and refined white sugar.  I make them gluten-free and dairy-free so I can have a couple, too. He used to...

Mango Cherry Crumble #glutenfree

I love summer fruit and can’t resist buying a bunch when it’s so ripe and fresh. But I can never eat all of it before it starts to spoil… so why not make a crumble or cobbler, right? I found a great link from theKitchn on how to make a crumble, crisp or cobbler with any kind of fruit. It’s so easy. Convert it to a gluten-free version by substituting gluten-free flour (I used Better...

Gourmet Cheeseburger #glutenfree

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a burger on a bun. I was so excited about the successful Udi’s copycat hamburger buns that I really wanted to have an actual cheeseburger. And why not make it fancy! We toasted the buns first. The burger patties were seasoned with a little salt and McCormick’s Grill Mates Montreal Steak seasoning, which is gluten-free (but always check the labels). Most McCormick’s spices and seasonings are gluten-free,...

Bacon Brussels Sprouts #glutenfree #caseinfree

This bacon Brussels Sprouts recipe has turned into one of our favorite side dishes.  It is a combo of two recipes I found on Pinterest from The Fit Cook and Heather Christo, which were both delicious. This version evolved because it was the easiest for me to make with what I usually have in the pantry and fridge. For the Salad: 1/2 lb Brussels Sprouts 2 pieces bacon (make sure the brand is gluten-free, we...

Pesto Chicken with Asparagus #glutenfree

I love asparagus. It’s a natural liver detoxifier and rich in vitamins and nutrients. We are growing some in the backyard of our rental home. It’s only the second season so I haven’t harvested very much yet. Next year we should have a good crop and it’ll be there for the people that move in after us. Kind of a nice pay it forward. There are so many different ways to prepare it, but I prefer...

Green Beans, Leeks, and Roasted Golden Beets #glutenfree

Sometimes when I have a few extra veggies in the fridge from other recipes, combining them makes a good side dish. In this case I had green beans, a leek and golden beets. Green Beans, Leeks, and Roasted Golden Beets Golden beets (usually come in a bunch of three) 1 medium leek 2 handfuls fresh green beans 3 Tbsp butter (or extra virgin olive oil) salt fresh ground pepper agave balsamic vinegar First step is...

Hawaiian Pizza #glutenfree

This is the second pizza crust recipe I’ve posted, but I like it better because because it is dairy-free as well as gluten-free. I started with a pizza crust recipe from Ina Garten on the Food Network.  I cut the proportions in half and used Better Batter gluten-free flour. Crust Recipe 5 oz warm filtered water 1/2 Tbsp local honey 1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 1/2 Tsp active dry yeast 2 cups...

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...

Kale Salad #glutenfree #caseinfree

At first I was afraid, I was petrified… But now I just love a kale salad!  And my husband will eat it, too. 🙂  I just needed a little tutorial on how to prepare it. Tear the fringe off the edges of the kale and discard (or compost) the stems.  Rinse well.  I then soak it in vinegar and water for about 15 minutes and rinse again.  Dry.  Toss with high-quality extra virgin olive oil....