Category: Dinner Ideas

BBQ Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers

Healthified Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers We love to “healthify” quintessentially comfort food dishes.   And these turkey meatloaf stuffed peppers are so delicious, especially when you use a tasty BBQ sauce to top it off!   We like Rib Rack BBQ Sauce because it’s gluten free and contains only a few clean ingredients.   To make the filling we add in grated yellow squash and ground...

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...

homemade Asian fried rice with peas, water chestnut, eggs, mushroom, broccoli

My Take on Asian Fried Rice

Hello Meatless Monday! So Asian Fried Rice?  It’s been done before. Why blog it again?  I’m sharing this recipe because Asian fried rice recipes have been a challenge for me.   And trust me that I’ve tried to make ‘Chinese Fried Rice’ with old cooked rice and cold rice – all the ways they’ve said to make fried rice – but it just never works for...

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...

Gluten-free, Dairy-Free Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad with Fried Rice Noodles

A delicious salad full of nutrients and dietary fiber and dressed with a gluten-free, dairy-free Asian sauce.  You can easily make the fried rice noodles, too! Asian Chicken Salad You know I love a salad piled high with veggies! I really think it is the best way to fill my body with nutrients, minerals and all the goodies you get from fresh veggies. And 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...

PF Chang-y Lettuce Wraps

PF Chang Style Lettuce Wraps

PF Chang Style Lettuce Wraps There are a lot of recipes for PF Chang style lettuce wraps floating around the internet, but this one is gluten-free and casein-free.  Plus we make our own hoisin sauce. Most of the recipes I found require hoisin sauce, which is not going to be gluten-free. So I looked through a few homemade recipes for hoisin and came up with...

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...

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...

cauliflower crab cakes

The Time I Made Cauliflower Crab Cakes

Cauliflower Crab Cakes What a fun recipe for cauliflower crab cakes.   Even though a few Pinterest recipes I’ve tried have been major fails (baked cheese sticks without the freezing directions, anyone? ;)) – others have been worth the effort.   A few weeks ago, we used a Pinterest recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes. They were tasty, filling, and perfect for vegetarian night.  Make them...