Category: Dinner Ideas

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....

Gluten-Free Pepper Lime Beef Fajitas

A sirloin flap marinated with coconut aminos garlic sauce, lime juice, freshly ground black pepper and few simple ingredients make the perfect gluten-free, dairy-free pepper lime beef fajitas at home. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Pepper Lime Beef Fajitas I’ve been going through a fun phase of making some of our favorite restaurant foods at home. Recently, I made a killer gluten-free chicken fried steak and the best...

Gluten-Free Classic Beef Stew

Meat and Potatoes! I love you. My favorite is probably this classic beef stew, or maybe pot roast, barbacoa short ribs, chicken stew with mashies, or steaks and frites… okay any type of braised beef. With potatoes. And spices. Love it all. And I will say this – I was a vegetarian for several years and we are trying to eat less meat in our...

Perfect Pot Roast

Cooking The Perfect Pot Roast

Time to Make the Perfect Pot Roast! You know I love meat and potatoes.  Classic beef stew, chicken stew with mashies and the perfect pot roast!  Cooked in wine and broth with carrots and potatoes.  Served with homemade gravy and mashies. Just yum! I’ve done it in the slow cooker many times, but it is so much better cooked in a Dutch oven if you’ve...

Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup

This chicken tortilla soup is made with roasted peppers, lots of garlic, and seasoned salt for deeper flavors.  It is dairy-free and gluten-free. Ahhhh, chicken tortilla soup. Where do I begin? To use one of my dad’s favorite words – I am somewhat of a chicken tortilla soup “connoisseur”.  I have probably ordered it at every Mexican restaurant or hotel that I’ve been to since...

gluten-free teriyaki kabobs with pineapple, zucchini, red onion and red bell peppers

Gluten-Free Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs

Make homemade gluten-free chicken kabobs with homemade teriyaki sauce (GF soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, pineapple juice, brown sugar and garlic powder). Gluten-Free Teriyaki Chicken Kabob Skewers  One of the big things and reason for this blog is that we take classic comfort foods and make them gluten-free.  It’s easy with a recipe like this to make sure that it is also naturally dairy-free, too....

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...

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....

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...