Ranch Cucumber Bites | Gluten-Free, Goat Cheese

Game Day Noms These ranch cucumber bites were so easy to make with just five simple ingredients. Well easy except for me trying to figure out how to add the piping bag to the decorating tips and not succeeding. But the rest is so easy. They are naturally gluten-free and made with goat milk cream cheese from Trader Joe’s, artisan goat milk yogurt, ranch spice mix, and fresh chives. Perfect little game day bites! I love college football and love having around snacks we can nom on while watching the game. Some of my favorites are pimento cheese and artichoke spinach dip. And finger foods like mini quiche Lorraine bites made with Schär gluten-free puff pastry. We use the Trader Joe’s goat milk cream cheese...

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie & Mini Tarts

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie & Mini Pecan Pie Tarts So this post brings me great joy and I’m so happy to share this recipe for gluten-free pecan pie treats with you. I made both a pecan pie with a gluten-free Wholly Wholesome pie crust AND mini pecan tarts with Schär puff pastry dough. I don’t often make sweet things, but we always have baking essentials around the house for when the cravings hit. All the different types of sugar. Vanilla. Eggs. Ghee and goat’s milk butter (my new favorite for baking). And lately I’ve been trying different savory recipes with the new gluten-free Schär puff pastry dough. We made the most delicious mini quiche Lorraine bites with it. As well as spinach goat feta puff pastries....

Gluten-Free Mini Quiche Lorraine

Mini Quiche Lorraine Bites I love quiche. It is such an easy thing to make and keeps well. It works for breakfast, dinner, lunch, or snacks. I especially like making mini quiche bites so you get more of the delicious crust in every bite. And quiche Lorraine is one of my absolute favorites. You really can’t go wrong with that mixture of bacon, green onion and cheese. When I gave up dairy, we made them without cheese using a hash brown crust and ghee (forgive the old pic). But since then I have been able to digest goat milk so we have lots of different types of goat milk cheese around the house. In this recipe, we are going to use goat mozzarella from Funny...

Bison Mushroom Burgers | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Gluten-Free Bison Mushroom Burgers with Crispy Fried Shallots Today’s recipe is for a quick and easy, gluten-free, dairy-free bison mushroom burgers and crispy fried shallots served on Schär ciabatta bread. I love using leaner ground bison instead of ground beef. In particular, we really love this Great Range ground bison. We’ve been making a lot of recipes with it over the years. A particularly popular post is Cajun bison dirty rice. Still one of our absolute faves! It is also quite fabulous in Shepherd’s Pie. And of course, we used it to make tacos, meatball stroganoff, and Philly cheesesteak pizza. I love the flavor combo of mushrooms and bison. Plus mushrooms are so good for us. They contain folate, nutrients, vitamins and are a prebiotic...

Vegetarian Jalapeño Poppers | Gluten-Free

These super easy baked vegetarian jalapeño and sweet pepper poppers are made with Trader Joe’s goat milk cream cheese, an egg, fresh chives and sprinkled with organic, gluten-free Kettle Brand BBQ potato chips. Vegetarian Jalapeño & Sweet Pepper Poppers You know one of my favorite products is the goat milk creamy cheese from Trader Joe’s. It is the perfect substitute for regular cream cheese in recipes. We use it in this “healthified” spinach artichoke dip and in the “died and went to heaven” pimento cheese dip. And of course it’s perfect for the easy Buffalo chicken dip, too. I also used it to make twice baked potatoes, which are another favorite around here. Well I had a tub of the creamy cheese in the fridge...

Gluten-Free Fried Chicken Tenders and Okra

These classic comfort foods, fried chicken tenders and okra, are made using gluten-free brown rice flour. And instead of dipping in a traditional buttermilk and egg wash, we substitute goat milk yogurt, water and eggs for absolute fried chicken perfection. We Really Love Fried Foods! Isn’t fried chicken and okra such a classic comfort food? Before I had to start eating gluten-free we loved picking up fried chicken and okra and mashies from Chicken Express. Yum. But since I can’t do that anymore, we try to make similar food at home for the occasional treat. And although we’ve used lots of different methods for the breading, this one is my absolute new favorite way to fry chicken. It’s also great for frying okra, mushrooms, and...

Gluten-Free Spinach Goat Feta Puff Pastry

Thank you, Schär Having to eat gluten-free (and dairy-free for awhile) usually meant bypassing some of the most delicious treats. And sometimes you just really miss those old comfort food classics. Lately, we have been trying a bunch of Schär gluten-free products and are just blown away. We found hamburger buns and puff pastry dough at Central Market. Then we tried the pizza crust found at Sprouts and were so excited about the taste and texture. I’ve been so happy with the products so far (btw – this is not a sponsored post)! They also have the best table crackers and artisan multigrain bread (also at Sprouts). It’s awesome. Brett loves the entertainment crackers (taste so much like Ritz) and they are perfect for dipping...

Sorghum Millet Banana Muffins | Gluten-free, Dairy-Free

These gluten-free and vegan banana muffins are made with organic coconut sugar, smashed ripe bananas, avocado oil, applesauce, cinnamon, millet flour and sorghum flour. Homemade Muffins We love making homemade muffins around here because you can control all the ingredients that go into them. And banana muffins are definitely a favorite. Some of my early recipes were for banana oat muffins made with Better Batter all purpose gluten-free flour and certified gluten-free rolled oats. Then I made vegan banana oat muffins using a combo of gluten-free oat flour and sorghum flour to increase dietary fiber in the muffins. #feedthegutbugs In this recipe I’m using millet and sorghum flours instead and changing up the recipe just a bit. They really turned out delicious, nutritious with really...

Gluten-Free Chicken Breakfast Sausage

Biscuits, Breakfast Sausage & Gravy Who doesn’t love biscuits, sausage and gravy? We certainly love this comfort food around here! But how do we make it gluten-free and a little healthier? This one was not easy. Especially the biscuits. So I’ve tried to make gluten-free biscuits many times. When you use cold butter and buttermilk – they come out fantastic. But not so much when you use butter substitutes. So I really haven’t made great biscuits since giving up dairy. I was complaining about this to my friend, Suzanna, who makes beautiful biscuits and she suggested I use goat butter since I can tolerate goat’s milk. Genius! So I used Pamela’s Biscuit & Scone Mix, goat milk butter and coconut milk creamer and followed the...

Fried Smashed Fingerling Potatoes | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Fried Smashed Fingerling Potatoes So these fried smashed fingerling potatoes were a very happy accident. Super crispy fried potatoes with a soft center, sprinkled with smoked paprika and fresh cilantro then served with Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayo. It was so good! Like a cross between a potato chip and French fries. These would be great to serve at a BBQ with grilled meats or burgers. I was trying to recreate one of my favorite dishes from ATX Cocina – smashed papas bravas with smoked chili aioli. So I started out trying to make papas bravas using two different recipes from the New York Times and Serious Eats. But we simplified everything. And instead of buying Russet or Idaho potatoes, I thought I would try it...