Category: Dinner Ideas

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...

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...

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 ghormeh sabzi (persian herb stew)

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...

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...

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...