Gluten Free Recipes & Menu Plans

Spiced zucchini muffins

Spiced Zucchini Muffins | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

These delicious gluten-free, dairy-free spiced zucchini muffins are made with coconut sugar, olive oil, spices, sweet white sorghum and millet flour. Summer = zucchini, zucchini, zucchini! I’m actually not a huge fan of it sautéed or grilled but always love baked zucchini goodies, like zucchini bread muffins.   See my delicious gluten-free recipe for chocolate zucchini muffins, too. Yum! There are so many recipes for zucchini bread out there, but I really wanted to try this zucchini spice bread from Martha Stewart because of all the spices in it. We love spice! And I prefer making muffins because it’s easier and quicker than making a loaf of bread. So to make this healthier, gluten-free, dairy-free and casein-free version, we change a few things: use a high-quality...

Gluten-Free Bison Meatball Stroganoff

This gluten-free bison meatball stroganoff is made with gluten-free fusilli pasta, spice mixture, mushrooms, beef broth, and goat’s milk skyr (Besos) from Bee Tree Farm. Gluten-Free Bison Meatball Stroganoff Beef stroganoff was one of my favorite dishes growing up. I would request it from mom all the time. Just loved that creamy wonderful sauce. I really did love sour cream a lot. It was just as hard to give up as cheese back in 2014. So of course, I do have an old tried and true recipe for “beef” stroganoff on the blog made with ground turkey that is gluten and dairy free. We use coconut milk, beef broth and cornstarch in the spices to create the creamy sauce. Quite honestly though, I’m getting kind...

Gluten-Free Pepper Lime Beef Fajitas

A sirloin flap marinated with coconut aminos garlic sauce, lime juice, freshly ground black pepper and few simple ingredients make the perfect gluten-free, dairy-free pepper lime beef fajitas at home. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Pepper Lime Beef Fajitas I’ve been going through a fun phase of making some of our favorite restaurant foods at home. Recently, I made a killer gluten-free chicken fried steak and the best vegan potato nachos that remind me of the fries and nacho cheese they served at Fuddruckers. And last week we made Southwestern Egg Rolls like you find on the appetizer menu at Chili’s. And one of our absolute favorites are the pepper lime beef fajitas they serve at Lupe Tortilla. But it can get a little pricey. So when we...

Goat Cheese Wedge Salad | Gluten-Free

A traditional wedge salad made with goat milk blue cheese and a dressing made of goat milk yogurt, Worcestershire, lemon, garlic olive oil, and hot sauce. So a few week’s ago we discovered the abundance of goat cheeses at Central Market here in Austin. And of course that opened the door to so many re-inventions of old comfort food favorites. Add that to our Wheatsville goat cheese favorites and the possibilities are endless. We made the most delicious pimento cheese with goat milk mild cheddar. And Southwestern egg rolls (a copy cat of Chili’s appetizer) with the Pepper Jack cheese from Funny Farm. And be sure to check out the gluten-free fried cheese sticks we made with goat milk mozzarella. So good! When we saw...

Southwestern Egg Rolls | Gluten-Free, Goat Cheese

Southwestern Egg Rolls I LOVE the Southwestern Egg Rolls they serve on the appetizer menu at Chili’s.  And I desperately miss being able to eat them.  But I love to take an old comfort food recipe and adjust it to fit into my dietary restrictions: gluten-free, dairy-free (except for goat cheese/milk or Parmesan), clean as possible, organic and non-GMO if possible. I had huge success with this white chicken enchilada casserole, pimento cheese, and Philly cheesesteak casserole. So these have been on the list of things to copy cat for some time now.  We finally had some time to make them and I’m so excited how they turned out! The ingredients are listed on the appetizer menu as crispy flour tortillas, chicken, black beans, corn,...

Pimento Cheese #2 | Gluten-Free, Goat Cheese

Pimento Cheese Recipe #2 I love pimento cheese. I could eat an entire gallon of it in one setting. So I was really excited to be able to make it again when I started to use goat cheese in recipes that I used to make all the time. Like this Died and Went to Heaven Pimento Cheese. It’s really is just a combo of cheese, mayo, cream cheese, pimentos and a few other simple ingredients. The first time I adapted it using smoked gouda goat cheese. It added a nice smoky flavor. But I do miss the regular version. So I usually get my goat cheese like the pepper jack and smoked semi soft from Wheatsville. But a new neighbor told us that Central Market...

Philly Cheesesteak Casserole | Gluten-Free, Goat Cheese

Goat Cheese & Gluten-Free Casseroles I used to love a good old Betty Crocker casserole for sure!   And I’ve been on a casserole kick lately.  We made baked penne with bison.   And chicken noodle casserole. And thought wouldn’t it be fun to take some other classics and adapt them to my dietary restrictions now that I can eat goat cheese.   One of our favorites is decadent and delicious white chicken enchilada casserole made with goat cheese pepper jack and goat’s milk yogurt.   And at some point I’ll update the recipe for King Ranch chicken casserole we make with vegan cheese using goat pepper jack or the Dutch cheese slices instead. But know what I haven’t had in years – a Philly...

Basmati rice with cilantro, garlic, lime and agave

Cilantro Lime Rice | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This is a super simple and quick recipe for very tasty cilantro lime rice made from scratch using a few fresh ingredients.  It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and can be made vegan, too. Cilantro Lime Rice Yum!  So I originally posted this recipe for cilantro lime rice in 2015 but it’s getting a picture update and a little more love! We usually eat this as a side dish with spiced roasted chicken, marinated flank steak or in a carnitas burrito bowl.   Cilantro lime rice goes great with Ranch style beans or black beans for a Meatless Monday option. I just found some chorizo verde chicken sausage and definitely wanted to make up a batch of this rice to serve with it.  Maybe come up with some new...

gluten-free chicken fried steak

Gluten-Free Chicken Fried Steak

This classic comfort food, chicken fried steak, is made gluten-free using brown rice flour. And instead of dipping in a traditional buttermilk and egg wash, we substitute goat’s milk yogurt, water and eggs! Love Fried Comfort Foods I haven’t had chicken fried steak in forever. Recently we went to a 100% gluten-free restaurant called Wilder Wood Restaurant and Bar with a ton of classic comfort foods on the menu. And I really wanted to order the chicken fried steak. But they make it with buttermilk. Chicken fried steak is usually dipped in flour, then into a buttermilk and egg wash, then back into the flour. And I can’t digest cow’s milk normally. So I went with the burger and fries, which were amazing! But you...

mom's sweet carrot rice, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan

Mom’s Sweet Carrot Rice | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This is a decadent, super simple, but yet so wonderful recipe to pay tribute to my mom’s legacy recipe! People have and will rave about how good this sweet carrot rice is. And I cleaned it up, just a little, so you can feel better about your food choices! Sweet Carrot Rice This recipe for my mom’s sweet carrot rice was an absolute favorite growing up! It is decadent and delicious and an absolutely perfect side dish for a special occasion or holiday dinner. And it is so very easy to make with just four ingredients plus water and salt! So when she originally made the dish she cooked refined sugar in butter. Then added grated carrots and cooked them until they caramelized. Next adding...