Category: Dinner

Chipotle Curry Chicken Salad with apples, pecans, cranberries, celery and chicken

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...

Love Clean Eating Taco Night

Clean Eating Gluten-free Taco Night! Well who doesn’t do taco night at their house.  Around here we have to keep it gluten-free and of course try to “healthify” this fave comfort food.  And making sure it is a clean eating gluten-free taco night. I really love using ground bison more than ground beef in recipes.  It’s leaner and doesn’t contain added hormones or antibiotics.  I...

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...

Backyard Grape Leaf Chimichurri Sauce

This was a fun experiment in the kitchen that turned out pretty well.  We used grape leaves and oregano from the backyard to make a grape leaf chimichurri sauce. Chimichurri Sauce Chimichurri sauce is a green spicy herb sauce that originated in Argentina.  It is typically made with parsley, oregano, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.   Two of...

red lentil, wild rice, mushroom, carrot and chicken soup

Red Lentil and Wild Rice Soup

Red Lentil and Wild Rice Soup I was so excited about how this red lentil and wild rice soup turned out!   You know we’ve been trying to eat more dietary fiber to improve gut health with prebiotics (foods that feed our gut microbiota).  Especially more lentils.  And this soup is packed full of dietary fiber! #feedthegutbugs I just love soups and stews because you...

Clean “Healthified” Fried Chicken Salad

This is a healthier version of fried chicken on a salad with veggies and lots of dietary fiber. The dressing is made from goat’s milk yogurt and organic Ranch seasonings. Fried Chicken Salad with Ranch Dressing I think it might be one of my very favorite things. Fried chicken on a salad with ranch dressing was one of my go-to orders at Whataburger. I don’t...

Healthy Stuffed Peppers with rice, turkey, veggies and lentils

Healthified Stuffed Peppers with Lentils

Healthifying A Classic Comfort Food – Stuffed Peppers Today’s recipe is a healthier version of a classic comfort food staple – stuffed peppers.   Along with details of the things we change to clean it up.  Where the food comes from and what may be lurking along plays a role.   But first, let’s talk about the gut microbiome and lentils.  Because we are adding...

Super Easy Thai Turkey Burgers

Thai Turkey Burgers These Thai turkey burgers are a staple on our weekly menus and after many years, we’re still not tired of them!   They are so good and easy to make and add a really a nice flavor profile to otherwise kinda boring white meat lean ground turkey (locally sourced and antibiotic-free).   It only takes a few ingredients and very little 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...