Category: Dinner Ideas

Easy Gluten-Free Pasta Primavera

Gluten-Free pasta Primavera is perfect for Meatless Monday with it’s roasted veggies, complete protein in the quinoa pasta, and decadence with the Parmesan cheese. We really try to make sure we eat meatless on Mondays and cut back on how much meat we eat in general.   I love the Meatless Monday campaign.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, you really should.  Better for...

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole This recipe from 2016 (our dairy-free phase) has been updated and I’ve added new pictures.  If you can handle goat milk you could easily swap out the vegan cheese for a goat milk pepper jack cheese and/ or use goat butter instead of ghee.  And although I haven’t tried it in this particular recipe, you could also replace the sour cream...

Gluten-Free Greek Moussaka

Homemade Greek Moussaka Recipe Greek moussaka was not something I ever thought to make at home. Until I went to the Austin Food Blogger Alliance Christmas party hosted by MezzeMe Turkish Kitchen. One of the seasonal dishes they offered us was an individual Greek moussaka. But I couldn’t try it because it is made with a béchamel sauce using flour that isn’t gluten-free. Plus the...

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...

A traditional wedge salad made with goat milk blue cheese and a dressing made of goat milk yogurt, Worcestershire, lemon, garlic olive oil, and hot sauce.

Blue Goat Cheese Wedge Salad

A traditional wedge salad made with goat milk blue cheese and a dressing made of goat milk yogurt, GF Worcestershire (Lea & Perrins), lemon, garlic olive oil, and hot sauce. So a few week’s ago we discovered the abundance of goat cheeses at Central Market here in Austin. And of course that opened the door to so many re-inventions of old comfort food favorites. Add...

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...

Apple Cider-Brined Pork Tenderloin

Cider-Brined Pork Tenderloin I’m not gonna lie, this cider-brined pork tenderloin with roasted apples and carrots is ridiculously delicious!  It is truly the best pork tenderloin I’ve ever had.   We all know how well apples go with pork chops, but brining this tenderloin in apple cider takes it to another level.  And leftovers are amazing the next day. Yum!    And tossing the apples and...

Ghormeh Sabzi (Persian Herb Stew) & Basmati Rice

Ghormeh Sabzi is a traditional Persian Herb Stew made with various herbs and veggies, beans, stew beef, and dried sour limes. It is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free. For the Love of Persian Food My mother was Persian and growing up it was a huge treat when she would cook a traditional Iranian dish because she was pretty westernized and preferred not spending too much time...

Gluten-Free Bison Meatball Stroganoff

This gluten-free bison meatball stroganoff is made with gluten-free fusilli pasta, spice mixture, mushrooms, beef broth, and goat’s milk skyr (Besos) from Bee Tree Farm. Gluten-Free Bison Meatball Stroganoff Beef stroganoff was one of my favorite dishes growing up. I would request it from mom all the time. Just loved that creamy wonderful sauce. I really did love sour cream a lot. It was just...

gluten-free, dairy-free "beef" stroganoff

Gluten-free Dairy-free “Beef” Stroganoff

This easy one pot dish for gluten-free dairy-free “beef” stroganoff is made with gluten-free pasta, lean ground turkey and all the traditional flavors. Gluten-free Dairy-free “Beef” Stroganoff One of my favorite dishes growing up was beef stroganoff.  I used to beg my mom to make if for dinner.  I think she used to make it with french onion soup mix and sour cream.  I’m not...