Category: Recipes

Blueberry Muffins #glutenfree #caseinfree

I love the fresh berries, especially blueberries! And I don’t think there is anything better than a blueberry muffin filled with fresh ripe blueberries. There are many recipes out there for delicious blueberry muffins but my challenge is to not only make them gluten-free but casein-free as well. This recipe is adapted from one I found online for the Best Blueberry Muffins and they turned out really great! I can’t seem to control myself from having...

Mexican Rice #glutenfree #caseinfree

One of our favorite side dishes is this naturally gluten-free casein-free Mexican rice. I start with frying white basmati rice in olive oil, but from there the recipe is really versatile. I’ve made it many different ways depending on what I have on hand. Sometimes I follow an adaptation of the original recipe and sauté the rice with garlic and jalapeño, then add pureed tomato, onion, chicken broth and tomato paste. Other times, if I’ve...

Carnitas Burrito Bowls #glutenfree #caseinfree

Carnitas Burrito Bowls Carnitas Burrito Bowls have become one of our absolute favorite dinners! The pork shoulder takes time to cook (2.5 hours in the oven) but it is worth it. And there is always leftover meat because we roast 2-3 lbs of pork shoulder (or pork butt) so we can use it to make another dinner that week, like BBQ pork sandwiches or tostadas with cabbage slaw. Or tacos. I originally started out making...

BBQ Chicken Tacos & Slaw #glutenfree #caseinfree

We live in Austin, Texas so it shouldn’t be surprising that we eat a lot of tacos. Either out or at home. They are so easy to make and the combos are endless. And it’s a great way to use up extra stuff in the fridge. These super tasty BBQ chicken tacos with cabbage coleslaw combine a little sweet and spice and are naturally casein and gluten-free. Also keep in mind that not all corn...

Fried Artichoke Hearts #glutenfree

Gluten-Free Fried Artichoke Hearts These fried artichoke hearts are one of my absolute favorite treats! They are so good – everyone just gobbles them up. Sometimes we have them as an appetizer or part of a meatless meal. They are so easy to make and a perfect way to use up leftover marinara or pizza sauce. Yum! If you can eat casein/dairy, add a little grated Parmesan cheese to the cereal mixture for an extra...

Teriyaki Chicken Salad #glutenfree #caseinfree

Teriyaki Chicken Salad This teriyaki chicken salad is amazing! I love a salad piled high with lots of different veggies, colors and textures (roasted, steamed, raw…). Add a little protein (usually my husband and I will split a chicken breast between the salads) and perfection! I’m always experimenting with ways to use some of our favorite homemade gluten-free sauces (like the Buffalo sauce or teriyaki sauce) in a salad. This one starts with homemade teriyaki sauce...

Greek Salad & Homemade Dressing #glutenfree #caseinfree

I eat a lot of salads for lunch. Usually, I incorporate leftovers like the PF Chang lettuce wrap mixture into an Asian salad or left over taco meat into a taco salad, but my absolute favorite is a Greek salad. Starting with iceberg or romaine lettuce, Persian cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, shallots and dolmas then adding a bunch of extra veggies depending on what I have in the fridge (and sometimes a little deli gluten free...

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...

Favorite Kale Salads & Dressings

For Christmas this year, one of our gifts was a basket full of balsamic vinegars and infused olive oils (they were all gluten-free) from Con’ Olio Oils & Vinegar (made locally in the ATX). I was so excited because I just love salads! And we’ve had a great time experimenting with kale and pairing the various vinegars with the toppings. Here are some of our favorite kale salads: We used a Cranberry Pear Balsamic Vinegar...

Spicy Chicken Spaghetti #glutenfree #caseinfree

I originally tasted spicy chicken spaghetti at a friend’s house many, many years ago. Her father, the Judge, made it for us while I was staying at their house for the weekend. I couldn’t stop raving about it and he revealed the secret was adding jalapeños. I love that heat! I’ve tried to recreate the dish and over time got it just they way we like it. But of course, the original version was the...