Category: Dinner Ideas

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....

salad nicoise with green beans, potatoes, eggs, tomatoes and turkey

Salad Niçoise with Homemade Dressing

Salad Niçoise Salad Niçoise is traditionally made with eggs, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, olives and fish tossed in a lemony vinaigrette.  It is probably one of my all-time favorite salads. During the summer I have a ton of basil, thyme and oregano growing in the garden to make the vinaigrette.  And fresh green beans are in season so it is perfect for this time of...

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...

Homemade Beef Barbacoa Tacos (Dutch Oven)

Pickling the Onions, Jalapeños the Day Before Cooking The night before making the beef barbacoa tacos, prepare your pickled items. We cleaned and cut up both jalapeños and red onions. We heated up pickle juice and covered both with the pickle juice. Let cool to room temperature then refrigerate overnight. Pre-Measure All of The Spices and Ingredients I usually take the beef out of the...

Vegetarian Fried Southwestern Egg Rolls

Southwestern Egg Rolls I LOVE the Southwestern Egg Rolls they serve on the appetizer menu at Chili’s.  And I desperately miss being able to eat them.  But I love to take an old comfort food recipe and adjust it to fit into my dietary restrictions: gluten-free, dairy-free (except for goat cheese/milk or Parmesan), clean as possible, organic and non-GMO if possible. I had huge success...

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....

Healthy Cauliflower Leek Potato Soup

Cauliflower Leek Potato Soup is made with chicken stock and coconut milk for a delicious, creamy, gluten-free, casein-free version of a classic soup. Cauliflower Leek Potato Soup I love soup!  And we eat soup often around here.  At least once a week, I’ll make up a big batch of soup and freeze some of it for lunches. I especially love chicken tortilla soup and of...

Clean Eating Bison Enchilada Soup

Love the flavor of enchilada sauce, but don’t want all the calories that come with eating enchiladas? This delicious, clean eating bison enchilada soup is gluten-free, dairy-free and mostly organic. Bison Enchilada Soup So the cold weather and my ridiculous allergies this time of year are really making me crave soup.   I’ve got homemade Ranch Style Beans and organic tomato sauce in the freezer.  And Simply...

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...

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...