Category: Dairy-Free

Basmati rice with cilantro, garlic, lime and agave

Clean Eating Cilantro Lime Rice

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...

Gluten-Free Fried Puff Pastry Beignets

Gluten-Free Puff Pastry Beignets Yes, please!  They were good.  Really, really good.   And it only took three ingredients to make these amazing little gluten-free puff pastry beignets.   We recently discovered that Schär makes a gluten-free puff pastry dough.   And it is lactose-free too (no dairy ingredients as far as I can tell).  I can’t even describe how excited I was. Right now the only...

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing Spinach salad is a great way to eat lots of fresh spinach!  And even better when tossed in this delicious warm bacon dressing from Alton Brown. Bacon Bacon makes everything better, right (uncured, nitrate-, nitrite-free bacon, of course)!  For this salad the bacon fat is reserved to make the vinaigrette.   There are a couple ways to cook the bacon....

Gluten-Free Texas Peach Cobbler

Texas Peach Cobbler Texas peaches are everywhere during the summer. You can get them at the grocery store. Find them at the farmer’s markets. Or even go and pick them yourselves in Fredericksburg. They are one of my favorite summer fruits. I love all the summer fruits, but the peaches are amazing. One of the hardest and challenging things for me over the years has...

Shishito Peppers and Spiked Chipotle Mayo

Shishito Peppers and Spiked Chipotle Mayo

Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayo Before we get to the shishito peppers and spiked chipotle mayo recipe, I want to talk about how much I love Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayonnaise. They have several clean products made with gluten-free and nonGMO ingredients. As well as using fair trade organic cane sugar and certified humane free range egg yolks. So you get a pretty clean product that also...

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...