Tagged: basil

The Weekly Menu June 20 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Happy Father’s Day! So how is summer going so far? Any fun travel plans? Just trying to get through this heat? Have you been indulging in all that fresh summer fruit, basil and veg?  If you are looking for new ideas to cook all that summer produce The Casual Veggie eCookbook is for you! It’s a blogger collaboration with a variety of paleo, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, healthy, delicious and fun recipes! Plus there are...

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...

Weekly Menu Plan April 4, 2016 #glutenfree #menuplanning

So how are you doing friends? For me online school at Johns Hopkins is going well and I’m learning so much in such a short amount of time (thank goodness). The rising cost of tuition is a real thing – each class I’m taking costs as much as my entire freshman year at UT in the 1990s. Crazy. I’m so thankful for access to federal student loans (and yes I have a lot of student loan...

The Serendipitous Cucumber Experiment

I’ve always loved the concept of serendipity – a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. In science, I’ve known it to mean “chance favors the prepared mind”. Many great discoveries were serendipitous – the discovery of penicillin, x-rays, Velcro and even the not so great discovery of saccharine (ya know it’s really bad for you, right?). As a scientist, I loved working in the lab. One of the best things about being a scientist is that you...

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...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu June 22 #menuplanning

Hope all the dads out there are enjoying your day! This summer is going by so fast. I haven’t even been to the pool yet… one of the best perks of luxury apartment living. We did manage to get out to the Austin Boardwalk/Butler Trail for a good, long detoxing walk although it was pretty humid and I’m hurting a little bit now. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve done a 5-mile walk so...

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...

Eggplant Chicken Parmesan #glutenfree

One of our favorite indulgences used to be fried chicken, which I had to give up when I went gluten-free and started eating better. Now we make chicken coated with gluten-free rice chex (a generic version that doesn’t contain BHT) that is baked or lightly fried in olive oil.  Or you could skip the bread crumbs and use a gluten free flour instead (like Bob’s Red Mill all purpose – bean blend or oat flour).  In...

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...

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...