Tagged: casein-free

MTHFR & The Weekly Menu #menuplanning

MTHFR! Hi all!  Well as it turns out I have a few gene variants that would account for why I am so sensitive to chemicals, why I have been driven to eat so clean, and why changing so many things over the years has helped my health improve (filtered water, no chemical cleaners, concrete floors, using glass instead of plastic, and all the food stuff…).  As it turns out I am heterozygous for both MTHFR C677T...

Gluten Free Flour Tortillas #glutenfree #caseinfree

Happy Taco Tuesday!  I thought I would share this recipe for homemade gluten free flour tortillas today.  We don’t make them often because it takes a little work, but they are definitely worth it.  We like all kinds of tortillas but a nice soft flour tortilla just can’t be beat.  Here we use brown rice flour, tapioca, potato flour and starch, guar gum and coconut oil.  Pretty simple gluten free ingredients. I found the original...

Summer Pasta Salad #glutenfree #caseinfree

This summer pasta salad reminds me of my mom and summer and neighborhood block parties growing up.  It was her go-to signature potluck dish, which probably came off the back of a bottle of Kraft Italian salad dressing.  ? Regardless, it was always a hit and so simple to make.  Just cooked pasta, avocado, sliced pepperoni and classic Italian dressing!  Tossed together and chilled before serving.  That’s it! My husband loves it.  There is just...

Faux Queso #glutenfree #caseinfree

What is a faux queso? Sometimes when you love to eat and cook, something magical can happen in the kitchen. Impromptu and divine. While Brett and I were making King Ranch Chicken Casserole and waiting for it to bake, we snacked on the extra corn tortilla scraps and used them to wipe up some of the leftover sauce in the Dutch oven. And he said “this totally tastes like queso!”  And it actually did –...

Roasted Sweet & Spicy Cabbage #glutenfree

Roasted Sweet & Spicy Cabbage This roasted sweet & spicy cabbage has quickly turned into one of our favorite side dishes!  And it is so easy to make you don’t even need a recipe.  Basically, it is just organic cabbage tossed in ghee and your favorite hot sauce, roasted, then drizzled with maple syrup. We like to use a local brand of hot sauce called Yellowbird Jalapeño Sauce but there are so many gluten free...

Gluten Free Fried Chicken Tenders #glutenfree #caseinfree

Gluten free fried chicken!  Yum.  Who doesn’t love crispy chicken tenders? It’s one of our favorite comfort foods.  And this is such an easy recipe to prep and fry them up in a pan.  Crispy, delicious and probably a little healthier than what we used to eat. The trick is to brine the tenders in water and seasoned salt, then fry them in a mixture of coconut oil and olive oil.  Super simple.  You can...

Hollandaise and Faux Béarnaise #glutenfree #caseinfree

So… here is the recipe for gluten-free, casein-free Hollandaise and faux Béarnaise sauce I promised you!  Instead of butter and cream we’ll be using coconut fat and ghee.  I’ve spent a lot of time over the years getting it just right.  You really need a mini-prep for this because a blender is too big unless you double or triple the recipe. Since we are cooking for two, we don’t make a lot of it. But...

Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers #glutenfree #caseinfree

We love to “healthify” quintessentially comfort food dishes.  And these turkey meatloaf stuffed peppers are so delicious, especially when you use a tasty BBQ sauce to top it off!  We like Rib Rack BBQ Sauce because it’s gluten free and contains only a few clean ingredients.  To make the filling we add in grated yellow squash and ground oats.  Plus a little gluten free non-GMO liquid aminos for flavor. This recipe is an adaptation of...

The Perfect Pot Roast #glutenfree #caseinfree

Time to make the Perfect Pot Roast! You know I love meat and potatoes!  Beef stew, chicken stew and the perfect pot roast!  Cooked in wine and broth with carrots and potatoes.  Served with homemade gravy and mashies. Just yum!  I’ve done it in the slow cooker many times, but it is so much better cooked in a Dutch oven if you’ve got the time. Because searing it is magical.  Especially because the onions (and maybe...

King Ranch Chicken Casserole #glutenfree #caseinfree

We love King Ranch Chicken Casserole!  I used to make the Homesick Texan’s recipe all the time before I had to give up gluten and then eventually casein/dairy.  It’s fancy and takes a little more work (because you make the sauce instead of using cream of mushroom soup). Well actually a lot of work and a lot of dishes are going to get dirty, but it is sooooo totally worth it. Now that I’ve tried...