Category: Dairy-Free

Chipotle Curry Chicken Salad

Chipotle Curry Chicken Salad Just a few simple ingredients can make such a flavorful and easy dinner.   We’ve been making a version of this for years with mayo, curry powder and cayenne pepper added to Granny Smith apples, toasted pecans, celery, dried cranberries and cooked chicken. It’s spicy and sweet and Brett really loves it. Besides prep, the only thing that really takes time...

Homemade Healthified Turkey Sloppy Joes

Healthified Sloppy Joes I used to love when my mom made Manwich Sloppy Joes from the can growing up!  Originally posted in October 2013, I recently updated this post (June 2021). This is one of the first things, i.e comfort foods, that we really started to “healthify” in the early days of the journey toward better health.  It is based on a Rachel Ray recipe but...

Spiced Roasted Chicken is Everything

Spiced roasted chicken is such an easy, tasty dinner dish and it takes very minimal prep. There are so many different ways to season chicken and I’m glad to share a couple of my absolute favorite spice blends with you.  Homemade Seasoned Salt Roasted chicken and veggies usually make it onto the menu most weeks because it is easy to make and you get a...

Delicious Reverse Seared Filet Mignon

Mmmm, Reverse Seared Filet Mignon So there are many ways to cook a nice thick cut of steak like filet mignon. You can grill it, sear it and finish it in the oven, or reverse sear it. It really depends on what you have going on. One of my favorites when making a Southwestern Steak Salad is to set the oven to 400 degrees.  Then...

Mom’s Favorite Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad 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 because it was so easy to make.  And quite honestly, I think it came off the back of a bottle of Kraft Italian salad dressing. Just cooked pasta, avocado, sliced pepperoni and classic Italian dressing.  That’s it! My...

southwestern steak salad

Southwestern Steak Salad and Dressing

Summer time = Big Ol’ Salad time! And grilling season! So why not indulge in a steak salad loaded with veggies and a perfectly grilled steak and a delicious homemade southwestern dressing! The nice thing is you can add whatever veggies you like or want to throw on the grill. We usually grill mushrooms and red bell peppers and now corn is in season so...

Spiced zucchini muffins

Sorghum Millet Spiced Zucchini Muffins

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...

BBQ Chicken tacos made healthier using clean ingredients

Easy Healthified BBQ Chicken Tacos

Clean up your Taco Tuesdays by using organic ingredients to make these amazing gluten-free and dairy-free healthified comfort food BBQ chicken tacos. Healthified BBQ Chicken Tacos Yep, we’ve gone and “healthified” Taco Tuesdays! Clean eating means different things to different people, but for us it is eating lean meats and clean organic veggies to avoid pesticides. Check out the latest 2021 full list of pesticides...

Dehydrate Mandarin Oranges At Home

So why dehydrate mandarin oranges at home? Well, they are the best snack and full of flavor and you can eat them like candy. But they aren’t candy. They are just dried fruit with no sugar added and packed full of nutrients and fiber. I love dried fruit but these dehydrated mandarin oranges have quickly escalated to a favorite! My in-laws sent us a lot...

carnitas burrito bowls filled with rice, veggies, sweet corn and avocado verde sauce

Carnitas Burrito Bowls & Verde Avocado Sauce

Carnitas Burrito Bowls First posted Nov. 2019, Updated: April 2021.  This delicious pork shoulder takes about 2.5 hours to cook in the oven but will last you for several days.  One protein with lots of options for different meals. Carnitas are great because you can use them in tacos or make these burrito bowls filled with all types of goodies.   Or even use the...