Category: Gluten-Free Recipes

Basmati rice with cilantro, garlic, lime and agave

Cilantro Lime Rice | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This is a super simple and quick recipe for very tasty cilantro lime rice made from scratch using a few fresh ingredients.  It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and can be made vegan, too. Cilantro Lime Rice Yum!  So I originally posted this recipe for cilantro lime rice in 2015 but it’s getting a picture update and a little more love! We usually eat this as a side dish with spiced roasted chicken, marinated flank steak or in a carnitas burrito bowl.   Cilantro lime rice goes great with Ranch style beans or black beans for a Meatless Monday option. I just found some chorizo verde chicken sausage and definitely wanted to make up a batch of this rice to serve with it.  Maybe come up with some new...

gluten-free chicken fried steak

Gluten-Free Chicken Fried Steak

This classic comfort food, chicken fried steak, is made gluten-free using brown rice flour. And instead of dipping in a traditional buttermilk and egg wash, we substitute goat’s milk yogurt, water and eggs! Love Fried Comfort Foods I haven’t had chicken fried steak in forever. Recently we went to a 100% gluten-free restaurant called Wilder Wood Restaurant and Bar with a ton of classic comfort foods on the menu. And I really wanted to order the chicken fried steak. But they make it with buttermilk. Chicken fried steak is usually dipped in flour, then into a buttermilk and egg wash, then back into the flour. And I can’t digest cow’s milk normally. So I went with the burger and fries, which were amazing! But you...

mom's sweet carrot rice, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan

Mom’s Sweet Carrot Rice | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This is a decadent, super simple, but yet so wonderful recipe to pay tribute to my mom’s legacy recipe! People have and will rave about how good this sweet carrot rice is. And I cleaned it up, just a little, so you can feel better about your food choices! Sweet Carrot Rice This recipe for my mom’s sweet carrot rice was an absolute favorite growing up! It is decadent and delicious and an absolutely perfect side dish for a special occasion or holiday dinner. And it is so very easy to make with just four ingredients plus water and salt! So when she originally made the dish she cooked refined sugar in butter. Then added grated carrots and cooked them until they caramelized. Next adding...

BBQ Chicken tacos made healthier using clean ingredients

Healthified BBQ Chicken Tacos | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Clean up your Taco Tuesdays by using organic ingredients to make these amazing gluten-free and dairy-free healthified BBQ chicken tacos. Healthified BBQ Chicken Tacos Yep, we’ve gone and “healthified” Taco Tuesdays! Clean eating means different things to different people, but for us it is eating lean meats and clean organic veggies to avoid pesticides. Check out the latest 2019 list of Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen from EWG. And we try to avoid anything else that may contain glyphosate (soy, corn, wheat, oats, canola, sugar, and the list goes on – it is hard to keep up as they now use it as a desiccant, too). I also have to eat gluten-free and mostly dairy-free (goat’s milk is okay and so it a little aged...

gluten-free teriyaki kabobs with pineapple, zucchini, red onion and red bell peppers

Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Gluten-Free Teriyaki Chicken Kabob Skewers  One of the big things and reason for this blog is that we take classic comfort foods and make them gluten-free. It’s easy with a recipe like this to make sure that it is also naturally dairy-free, too. I think just about everyone loves a teriyaki marinated chicken kabob.  A classic comfort food for sure.   They are really easy to convert to gluten-free by making a homemade teriyaki sauce using GF soy sauce or coconut aminos.   To make the homemade gluten-free teriyaki sauce you will need: 1 cup gluten-free soy sauce (or coconut aminos) 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup firmly packed organic brown sugar 1 tsp garlic powder  1/2 cup pineapple juice Whisk the ingredients together...

Eat the Rainbow! 14 delicious and nutritious salads from the weekly menu

14 Delicious + Nutritious Salad Recipes | Gluten-Free

Salads are the easiest way to fill up on delicious and nutritious veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, lean protein, and good-for-you fats.  These 14 salads are gluten-free with healthified homemade dressings! Eat The Rainbow Indeed! When spring rolls around cravings shift from soups and stews to bright, beautiful salads.  Aren’t all the spring and summer seasonal fruits and veggies so wonderful! I grow asparagus in the patio garden so when it is actually growing, I throw a some on all my salads.  It may not be an ingredient in the recipe but I’ll add it if I have it.  It is such a great detoxifier. Most of the cook time for a salad may just be a protein or some of the vegetables.  So it is...

gluten-free fried cheese sticks made with goat cheese mozzarella

Fried Goat Cheese Mozzarella Sticks | Gluten-Free

 So really this is the most basic of recipes but we are using organic ingredients to “healthify” these gluten-free fried goat cheese mozzarella sticks. Wait, What? Yes, fried goat cheese mozzarella sticks! So after giving up gluten in 2010, I gave up dairy in 2014.  And my digestive system has been on the mend in a major way.   Then last year I reintroduced goat’s milk, goat cheese, and goat’s milk yogurt.   And it has been awesome!!!! We’ve been making all kinds of “healthified” comfort food favorites using goat’s milk lately like White Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Artichoke Spinach Dip, Fried Chicken Salad with Yogurt Ranch Dressing, and Smoky Goat Cheese Pimento Cheese. I’ve been dealing with dietary issues my whole life.  When I was a...

caesar salad with homemade dressing, gluten-free croutons and parmesan cheese

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing | Gluten-Free

A quick and easy recipe for gluten-free homemade Caesar salad dressing made with clean ingredients and healthy fats (avocado oil) whipped up in a mason jar with an immersion blender. Gluten-Free Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing This is actually a recipe Brett makes that he adapted from Once Upon a Chef’s homemade Caesar salad dressing.  And it is one of our favorites!  We use homemade mayo and less of it (1/2 cup instead of a full cup) because we like it to be nice and garlicky with a strong anchovy flavor.   Of course, you can adjust the amount of mayo to get it just right for you.   It might be a little sacrilege to some people, but I love using mayonnaise as the base.  It...

spicy chicken spaghetti made with red sauce and jalapeños

Spicy Chicken Spaghetti | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This recipe for spicy chicken spaghetti is super easy to make and packs a nice kick of spice from the jalapeños!  It is gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious. Spicy Chicken Spaghetti So I originally posted this recipe for spicy chicken spaghetti way back in March of 2015.  But I really thought it needed a little more love so it is getting an update with some new pictures and easy tips for success! I originally tasted this spicy chicken spaghetti at a friend’s house many, many years ago.  Her father, the Judge, made it for us while I was staying at their house for the weekend.  I couldn’t stop raving about it.  So he finally revealed the secret was adding pickled jalapeños to the spaghetti sauce.  OMG...

spiced potato wedges with vegan nacho cheese and spicy jalapeño slices

Spiced Potato Nachos | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

These organic, gluten-free spiced potato nachos are made from Russet potatoes, sprinkled generously with spices and covered in vegan cheese and spicy hot jalapeños. Gluten-Free Spiced Potato Nachos One of the things that has gotten me through all of my dietary restrictions is that I used to be able to eat a lot of things.  And now I just try to recreate those comfort food things within my restrictions while cleaning ’em up (organic, non-GMO) where I can. So this combo has become a huge hit around here.  It reminds me of the potato wedges at Fuddruckers.   They were nice thick wedges covered with a little spice.  Oh and then to drench them in the nacho cheese.  Add a few pickled jalapeños.  Ah, the...