Category: Food Choices

red lentil, wild rice, mushroom, carrot and chicken soup

Red Lentil and Wild Rice Soup

Red Lentil and Wild Rice Soup I was so excited about how this red lentil and wild rice soup turned out!   You know we’ve been trying to eat more dietary fiber to improve gut health with prebiotics (foods that feed our gut microbiota).  Especially more lentils.  And this soup is packed full of dietary fiber! #feedthegutbugs I just love soups and stews because you...

Clean “Healthified” Fried Chicken Salad

This is a healthier version of fried chicken on a salad with veggies and lots of dietary fiber. The dressing is made from goat’s milk yogurt and organic Ranch seasonings. Fried Chicken Salad with Ranch Dressing I think it might be one of my very favorite things. Fried chicken on a salad with ranch dressing was one of my go-to orders at Whataburger. I don’t...

Easy Roasted Mesquite Smoked Asparagus

Grilled Smoked Asparagus One of our favorite restaurants, District Kitchen + Cocktails, serves the most delicious seasonal and locally sourced food.  And so much of it can be made gluten-free.   Right now asparagus is plentiful and in season and of course on their menu.   I love asparagus because it is a detoxifier (glutathione), feeds the gut bacteria (inulin) and contains lots of vitamins...

Healthy Stuffed Peppers with rice, turkey, veggies and lentils

Healthified Stuffed Peppers with Lentils

Healthifying A Classic Comfort Food – Stuffed Peppers Today’s recipe is a healthier version of a classic comfort food staple – stuffed peppers.   Along with details of the things we change to clean it up.  Where the food comes from and what may be lurking along plays a role.   But first, let’s talk about the gut microbiome and lentils.  Because we are adding...

Cajun Bison Dirty Rice

This is an easy recipe for one-pot, homemade, quick and easy, delicious bison dirty rice. Plus it is naturally gluten and dairy-free! Bison Dirty Rice I love Cajun dirty rice.   In the old days before I had to clean up my diet, I lived off of Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Dirty Rice Mix.  Loved it so much!   And although it is gluten-free, it...

Homemade Baked Bison Shepherd’s Pie

Bison Shepherd’s Pie You know I love meat and potatoes!  And Shepherd’s pie is one of our favorite comfort food dishes.   And although I like it with lamb, beef or ground turkey – I absolutely love it with bison!  Have you tried it with ground bison yet? We’ve been using bison in recipes a lot lately.  One of my favorites is Cajun dirty rice....

Versatile Goat Cheese Alfredo Sauce

Why make a Goat Cheese Alfredo Sauce? Besides the fact that it is just really, really good… For people with casein digestion issues, it may add a whole new option to your dinner menu if you can tolerate goat’s milk! The protein casein in goat’s milk is processed, and likely digested differently, than casein from cow’s milk. You can read a little more about that in...

New Year and Food Choices in 2016

Happy New Year and Food Choices in 2016!!! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and bountiful 2016! New Year’s Day for Brett & me is all about football (because yesterday wasn’t enough) and eating “traditional foods” for good luck, health and prosperity! Black-eyed pea salad = good luck Greens = money and prosperity Pork/crumbled bacon = progress We’ve been making black-eyed pea dishes for New Year’s Day...