Gluten Free Recipes & Menu Plans

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...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu March 9

Hi everyone!  Hope you had a nice week despite all this crazy weather. I’m really hoping we have a spring season and it doesn’t jump straight to the hot, hot, omigod it’s so hot Texas weather. This week we found a great infographic on HuffPostTaste and I love it! It sums up the benefits of planning a weekly menu and really hits home why we started doing it years ago – to reduce stress figuring out what...

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...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu March 2

March already? Time flies by when you are having fun! I’ve been working on converting the eCookbooks (which are a series of our gluten-free menus transitioning from the early days of comfort food like cheesy pepperoni pizza and fried chicken to healthier gluten-free and casein-free dishes) into various digital formats to sell through more book stores and hopefully make available to libraries. The nice thing about these cookbooks is that there are gluten-free options for everyone...

Banana Oat Muffins #vegan #glutenfree #caseinfree

I’ve been working on a basic breakfast muffin recipe that is quick and easy to make as well as healthy and nutritious without eggs because I know so many people have a sensitivity to eggs. This one for vegan banana oat muffins is my favorite so far. Some Celiacs are sensitive to oats as well so if you are newly diagnosed check with your doctor about adding oats to your diet. I like using oat...

Roasted Spiced Potatoes #glutenfree #caseinfree

This is one of our favorite side dishes – roasted spiced potatoes!  They are naturally gluten and casein-free (check your spices) and super easy to make with any kind of potato skin on or off.  I really like potatoes because they actually contain a lot of nutrients – potassium, fiber, calcium, vitamin C, iron, vitamin B6 and magnesium. Serving Size: 2Roasted Spiced Potatoes #glutenfree #caseinfree Save Recipe Print Recipe Ingredients3 medium organic red potatoes2 tbsp...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu Feb. 23

Hi everyone! Nothing too exciting going on this week. Trying to get out and enjoy the sun when it shines and stay warm when it’s cold. We’ve been walking on the Austin Boardwalk/Butler Trail quite a bit now. It feels so good to get in a 5-mile walk and feel my body getting stronger and way less sore. My husband and I lost a bunch of weight when we started exercising consistently and eating real...

Cilantro Lime Rice #glutenfree #caseinfree #realfood

This is a super simple recipe for very tasty cilantro lime rice made from scratch using fresh ingredients.  I usually make enough to use for several meals. Tonight we are going to have some of the cilantro lime rice with Ancho chili and lime roasted chicken and roasted pineapple and mango salsa. And tomorrow we are having leftover rice with black beans in taco bowls. Yum! For a long time we ate brown rice because...