Category: Dairy-Free

Sweet Potato Casserole Mini Muffins

So we are throwing a drinks & appetizer link party to celebrate the cookbook release of The Casual Veggie Cookbook (no longer available for purchase). This is a round up of some amazing new ideas and bonus recipes for autumn and the upcoming holidays from the awesome contributing food bloggers.  Check out all the links below for some great fall ideas. So for our party I’m...

Mango Chutney Chicken Salad

Mango Salads I love when mangos come into season.   I especially love it in a salad with lots of other goodies like in my mango, black beans wild rice salad or the asparagus mango spring salad with goat cheese croutons.  So good! I found this recipe for mango chutney chicken salad from Martha Stewart and just had to convert it to a gluten-free and dairy-free...

gluten-free recipe for blueberry muffins

The Best Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

All-Purpose GF Muffin Recipe I love the fresh berries, especially blueberries! And I don’t think there is anything better than a blueberry muffin filled with fresh ripe blueberries. There are many recipes out there for delicious blueberry muffins but my challenge is to not only make them gluten-free but casein-free as well.   And then I came across a perfect recipe for all types of...

Homemade Mexican Rice

Homemade Easy Baked Mexican Rice

A versatile method for cooking Mexican rice by lightly frying Basmati rice then adding tomato sauce, or salsa, or puree and then baking in the oven. Easy Mexican Rice Maybe because I’m half Persian and always have Basmati rice in the pantry, but I just love rice dishes.  All kinds of rice dishes from sweet to savory.   My mom used to make this decadent...

Quick Pickled Jalapeños

Quick Pickled Jalapeños When our jalapeño plant is producing well we like to quick pickle the peppers just to use in recipes like spicy chicken spaghetti or in a hummus or to eat with nachos.   Most store bought versions of pickled jalapeños either contain yellow dye or distilled grain vinegar. Jeff’s Naturals is a good choice for free and clear pickled jalapeños. It is...

Homemade Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

DIY Hamburger Buns There is nothing better than fresh homemade bread out of the oven! I make my own homemade hamburger buns and freeze them for when we need them.  But this bread recipe is very versatile and can make loaves as well. The hamburger buns are perfect with Asian turkey burgers, or with herbed meatballs and red sauce as meatball sandwich or when we make...

Orange Marmalade Oatmeal Cookies

These orange marmalade oatmeal cookies are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free (ghee and coconut oil) and egg-free.  They are highly addictive and super easy to make from scratch. Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Orange Marmalade Cookies It’s not something we make often, but I wanted to make a gluten-free Chicken L’Orange recipe as a special treat for Christmas dinner.   So I found gluten-free marmalade (Bonne Maman) and the...

Mini-Prep No-Cheese Kale Pesto

Kale pesto is such an easy thing to whip up in the blender.  Usually it is made with fresh basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, lemon and olive oil.   But I wanted to try it with everyone’s favorite superfood – kale. And we took out the Parmesan to make it casein/dairy-free.  It turned out wonderful.   Toss is with some gluten-free pasta and you have...

ingredients for making carrot cake muffins

Oat Flour Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins Who doesn’t love carrot cake?  And especially in the form of an easy-to-eat muffin!  Hence these gluten-free carrot cake muffins made from oat flour were born. We love making homemade muffins from scratch.  They are much healthier than store bought muffins filled with preservatives, vegetable oil, and who knows what else. We try to use flours that are gluten-free but also...

bacon brussels sprouts

Love Me Some Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Bacon Brussels Sprouts This bacon Brussels sprouts recipe has turned into one of our favorite side dishes.  We love Brussels sprouts because they are healthy and really good for you.  Even a quick google search lists benefits like: high in nutrients, vitamins and fiber contain antioxidants contain ALA omega-3 fatty acids helps reduce inflammation even cooked, really high in vitamin K and vitamin C I...