Category: Dinner

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Chicken Salad

Teriyaki Chicken Salad This teriyaki chicken salad is amazing! Well you know by now, I love a salad piled high with lots of different veggies, colors and textures (roasted, steamed, raw…). Add a little protein (usually my husband and I will split a chicken breast between the salads) and perfection! But this is fun because we take one of favorite...

homemade gluten-free PF Chang style 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...

Healthy Turkey and Veggie Chili

Turkey and Veggie Chili I found this healthy, naturally gluten-free and casein-free terrific turkey and veggie chili recipe years ago on Allrecipes.com. It is a staple in our dinner rotation and has really evolved over the years into this version of the recipe.   It is a much healthier alternative to traditional Texas chili because this version adds veggies.  Lots...

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing Spinach salad is a great way to eat lots of fresh spinach!  And even better when tossed in this delicious warm bacon dressing from Alton Brown. Bacon makes everything better, right (uncured, nitrate-, nitrite-free bacon, of course)!  For this salad the bacon fat is reserved to make the vinaigrette.   There are a couple ways...

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.   And tossing the apples and carrots in lemon juice before roasting them makes for a tangy and sweet side that goes so nicely with the pork. We all know how well...

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 Carbonara

Easy Gluten-Free Pasta Carbonara

gluten-free pasta One of our favorite dishes during the comfort food years before I had to nix gluten was pasta Carbonara.  It is so decadent and creamy and wonderful.  But it wasn’t that easy to make gluten-free pasta Carbonara. The main problem was finding the right type of gluten-free pasta to use in the recipe.  So many of the brown...

Homemade Healthified Turkey Sloppy Joes

Healthified Sloppy Joes I used to love when my mom made Manwich Sloppy Joes from the can growing up! I haven’t had one in years… but after watching Rachel Ray make them on the Food Network the other day, I just had to try a homemade gluten-free healthified version. To clean and lean up the recipe use: ground turkey, chicken...

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...