Category: Dinner

Baked Penne with Bison | Gluten-Free

Gluten-free Baked Penne with Bison So while everyone else is vowing to eat better this new year – I’m starting off the year making a bunch of pasta and goat cheese dishes. 🙂 Ever since we found bionaturae gluten free Italian pasta, I have been in pasta heaven.   The taste and texture really beats any of the other gluten free pastas I’ve tried so far.  It is made with organic rice, potato and soy.  And we love it! We use the pasta with goat cheese Alfredo sauce and one of our favorite original recipes for spicy chicken spaghetti. Of course you have to try the spaghetti with meatballs and red sauce, too. And we love the linguine with a little Parmesan, pepper, ghee and oil for...

Smoked Gouda Goat Cheese Broccoli Rice | Gluten-Free

Goat Cheese Broccoli Rice This version of broccoli cheese rice is made with two kinds of goat cheese, jasmine rice, and coconut milk.   It’s perfect for those of us trying to avoid casein found in cow’s milk.   Plus who doesn’t love goat cheese?   Or creamy cheesy broccoli rice dishes. Recently, at my favorite store the goat cheese section expanded.  We found a goat cheese smoked gouda (smoked gouda is one of my very favorites) from Holland and several different types of hard and soft cheese.  Machego. Chèvre… It made me so happy to be able to make this again.  And it was crazy good.  Especially the leftovers!  Remember leftovers should only be refrigerated for 3-4 days.   This makes up a big...

Bison Shepherd’s Pie | Gluten-Free

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.  And it is wonderful in bison enchilada soup. And we use bison in the baked penne recipe. But I really love the combo of the veggies and bison with fluffy mashed potatoes on top. Over the years, I’ve made the mashed potatoes several different ways.   Usually boiled Russet, Yukon gold or red potatoes.  Originally, we add a little...

Summer Pasta Salad | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Summer Pasta Salad This summer pasta salad reminds me of my mom and summer and neighborhood block parties growing up.   It was her go-to signature potluck dish, which probably came off the back of a bottle of Kraft Italian salad dressing.  Regardless, it was always a hit and so simple to make.   Just cooked pasta, avocado, sliced pepperoni and classic Italian dressing!  Tossed together and chilled before serving.  That’s it! My husband loves it.  There is just something about that combo that is really decadent and it’s kinda hard to stop eating it. Over the years, I’ve added various ingredients like roasted or steamed Brussels sprouts, roasted red bell pepper, sweet mini peppers, banana peppers, peperoncino, or fresh herbs from the garden.  There...

Goat Cheese Alfredo Sauce | Gluten-Free

Why make a Goat Cheese Alfredo Sauce? Besides the fact that it is just really, really good… For people with casein digestion issues, it may add a whole new option to your dinner menu if you can tolerate goat’s milk! The protein casein in goat’s milk is processed, and likely digested differently, than casein from cow’s milk. You can read a little more about that in this post.  So I was really excited to make this simple Alfredo sauce with ghee, certified GF oat flour (you could probably use any GF flour that doesn’t contain xanthan gum), coconut milk, goat cheese, honey, salt and a pinch of paprika.  And not react to it. Imagine all the ways you could use it. Here we made an old...

Gluten Free Fried Chicken Tenders | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Gluten Free Fried Chicken Tenders Gluten free fried chicken!  Yum.  Who doesn’t love crispy chicken tenders? It’s one of our favorite comfort foods.   And this is such an easy recipe to prep and fry them up in a pan.   Crispy, delicious and probably a little healthier than what we used to eat. The trick is to brine the tenders in water and seasoned salt, then fry them in a mixture of coconut oil and olive oil.  Super simple.   You can use a GF all purpose flour like Bob’s Red Mill bean flour blend, but we really love the certified GF oat flour.  It has a nice, thick texture when fried. I usually take 2-3 boneless chicken breasts and cut them lengthwise into...

Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

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 oats.  Plus a little gluten free non-GMO coconut aminos for flavor. This recipe is an adaptation of the meatloaf recipe from Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s cookbook, Deliciously G-Free.   But we stuff the meatloaf mixture into halved bell peppers and modify some of the ingredients: like using oats instead of cornmeal and coconut aminos instead of GF soy sauce Ground oats are...

The Perfect Pot Roast | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Time to Make the Perfect Pot Roast! You know I love meat and potatoes. Beef stew, chicken stew 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 got the time. Because searing it is magical. Especially because the onions (and maybe a splash of wine) are used to deglaze all the fabulous brown bits at the bottom of the Dutch oven to give you a lot of deep flavor. Add in your choice of red wine (you could probably use white wine, too – I’ve just never done it because...

King Ranch Chicken Casserole | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

King Ranch Chicken Casserole We love King Ranch Chicken Casserole!   I used to make the Homesick Texan’s recipe all the time before I had to give up gluten and then eventually casein/dairy. It’s fancy and takes a little more work (because you make the sauce instead of using cream of mushroom soup). Well actually a lot of work and a lot of dishes are going to get dirty, but it is sooooo totally worth it. Now that I’ve tried a bunch of casein/dairy-free products and I’m getting a little braver experimenting in the kitchen with them.   We just had to try a gluten-free, dairy/casein-free version of the fancy king ranch chicken casserole. And it was SO GOOD!  We were in food heaven.   Leftovers...

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

Asian Fried Rice | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

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 me. I get mush, especially with Basmati rice. I need something just a little bit easier. So I adapted the method I use to make other rice dishes like Mexican rice, restaurant style Tex-Mex rice and my mom’s decadent and sweet carrot rice.   The steps to make the Asian fried rice are pretty easy: The Basmati rice is actually fried in oil first until...