Tagged: kale

Meet ‘n Greet The Casual Veggie Cookbook

My journey with food has evolved over a lifetime, but dramatically changed about five years ago when I finally figured out that gluten (then eventually casein/dairy) were making me really sick on top of other processed foods, chemicals and additives in the food my husband and I were eating. So we made a lot of changes to our diet. Not only did we get rid of the gluten but we started reading labels on everything. This led to...

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...

The Gluten Free Weekly Menu June 1 #menuplanning

Hello Summer! And welcome new followers on Twitter, Pinterest and the Facebook Fan page! Take a look around the blog to find lots of clean eating but flavorful recipes. I love to use spices. The weekly menus are a great round up of recipes, too. This week I’m going to try a couple new recipes. I really want to try the chili pork tenderloin and mango salsa recipe McCormick’s has been sponsoring on Facebook. Have...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu April 27

This weekend we attended the Austin Wine & Food Festival and it was such an amazing time #foodie! Over the course of three days, including a pre-festival get together on Friday, we got to spend time with so many of our good friends, ate some amazing bites (there were lots of gluten-free and dairy-free options) and tasted some fabulous new wines and fun drinks! And the DJ kills it – I haven’t danced like that...

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...

Roasted Vegetable, Kale & Chicken Soup #glutenfree #caseinfree

This roasted vegetable kale chicken soup is so delicious, nutritious and naturally gluten and casein free because it is made with whole real food and yummy spices! Someone suggested adding white beans to my original version and I love it with the beans (plus white beans are another way to add calcium to my diet). And I’ve added a few more spices over the years to added more depth of flavor. I avoid canned goods...

Kale Pesto Pasta #glutenfree #caseinfree

I wanted to make an easy, healthy, gluten-free, casein-free dinner with everyone’s favorite superfood – kale – and my favorite pad thai rice noodles.  This kale pesto pasta (minus the parmesan cheese) turned out really yummy and we’ll definitely be making it again. I love the textures as much as the taste! Serving Size: 2Kale Pesto Pasta #glutenfree #caseinfree Save Recipe Print Recipe Ingredients8 oz GF pad thai rice noodles1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted2 cloves...

Sloppy Joes #glutenfree #caseinfree

I used to love when my mom made us Manwich Sloppy Joes growing up! I haven’t had one in years… but after watching Rachel Ray make them on the Food Network the other day, I just had to try a homemade gluten-free healthified version. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef, homemade Udi’s copycat buns, tomato sauce and tomato paste from a jar (avoid canned food, especially canned tomatoes because BPA in the lining...

Gourmet Cheeseburger #glutenfree

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a burger on a bun. I was so excited about the successful Udi’s copycat hamburger buns that I really wanted to have an actual cheeseburger. And why not make it fancy! We toasted the buns first. The burger patties were seasoned with a little salt and McCormick’s Grill Mates Montreal Steak seasoning, which is gluten-free (but always check the labels). Most McCormick’s spices and seasonings are gluten-free,...

Kale Salad #glutenfree #caseinfree

At first I was afraid, I was petrified… But now I just love a kale salad!  And my husband will eat it, too. 🙂  I just needed a little tutorial on how to prepare it. Tear the fringe off the edges of the kale and discard (or compost) the stems.  Rinse well.  I then soak it in vinegar and water for about 15 minutes and rinse again.  Dry.  Toss with high-quality extra virgin olive oil....