Category: Salads

Bison Enchilada Soup #glutenfree #dairyfree

Bison Enchilada Soup I love the flavor of enchilada sauce, but sometimes I don’t want all the calories that come with eating enchiladas.  Plus the cold weather and my ridiculous allergies this time of year (cedar and mold) are really making me crave soup.  So why not make a bison enchilada soup!  That sounds really good, right? And, oh it was! I like to use bison because it is a much leaner meat that ground...

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...

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...

Mango Chutney Chicken Salad #glutenfree #dairyfree

This mango chutney chicken salad is so flavorful and packed with all types of nutritional goodies – cultured probiotics; good spices like turmeric, cayenne and pink salt; vitamins and minerals from the mango, fresh greens, seeds and nuts. There are so many layers of flavor, especially from the mango chutney! And even though my husband doesn’t usually like the dishes heavy with turmeric as much as I do, he really liked this one! Perfect for...

Thai Beef Salad #glutenfree #caseinfree

As promised, here is the recipe for Thai beef salad! It is such a delicious dinner full of flavor and fresh ingredients (ginger and garlic). The original recipe came from Ellie Krieger on Food Network. To make this gluten-free use GF soy sauce and Thai red curry paste. All of the other ingredients are naturally gluten and casein free. Make sure the cashews are safe, too. This salad is a great use of fresh basil from...

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...

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...

Buffalo Chicken Salad #glutenfree #caseinfree

We love a good salad loaded with veggies and often a lean protein so I’m always looking for new homemade dressings or vinaigrettes to try out. Lately, we’ve been turning some of our favorites sauces, like teriyaki or Buffalo sauce, into salad dressings. Who doesn’t love Buffalo wings? I know I do! But they are filled with so much fat and just not that good for us and probably aren’t gluten free. So we do...