Category: Gluten-Free Recipes

Restaurant Style Tex-Mex Rice | Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Restaurant Style Tex-Mex Rice I love Tex-Mex (a fusion of American and Mexican cuisine).  It is hard to grow up in Texas and not love it.  And we have a lot of incredible Tex-Mex restaurants here in Austin that we frequent on the regular.   I mean what is not to love about enchiladas, tacos, chips and queso, guacamole, salsas, beans and rice.  And there are usually so many gluten-free options because of the corn tortillas.  Every place seems to have a slightly different version of beans on the side.  Sometimes refried beans and sometimes charro beans.  Then there is always the rice to go with it.   I’ve made a version of Mexican rice before with salsa and tomato sauce.  But I was super...

Chicken Stew with Mashies | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Chicken Stew with Mashies Oh it is cold and rainy here in Austin, which has me craving all kinds of soups and stews.  I wanted to update this chicken stew recipe I’ve been making forever with new pictures and a minor adjustment to the recipe. Of course, we cook it with wine and broth and spices.  Lots of veggies, too.   But we used to make it with boneless chicken breasts.  I’ve never really thought I liked chicken thighs until I recently had them in a stewed dish and was pleasantly surprised by the texture and taste.   So even though I’m late to the party, I decided to try this chicken stew with chicken thighs. And it turned out really wonderful.  They didn’t dry...

homemade gluten-free ranch style beans

Ranch Style Beans | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Gluten-Free Ranch Style Beans I’m not sure if it is just a Texas thing, but we love our Ranch style beans.   They are usually made with pinto beans, jalapeño, garlic, lots of spices, beef broth and tomato sauce.  They are savory with a little kick of heat and make a perfect side dish.   They especially make a great combo with restaurant style Tex-Mex rice (also very popular here in Texas).   And tasty beans and rice are a no-brainer for a Meatless Monday dinner.  So cheap and easy!  And tasty.   I also add them to my recipe for Bison Enchilada Soup.   We use them on Southwestern salads or in burrito bowls.  They are so good.   And they contain a lot...

Classic Beef Stew | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Meat and Potatoes! I love you. My favorite is probably this classic beef stew, or maybe pot roast, barbacoa short ribs, or steaks and frites… okay any type of braised beef. With potatoes. And spices. Love it all. And I will say this – I was a vegetarian for several years and we are trying to eat less meat in our diets in general because it is better for us and the environment.  But this homemade classic beef stew is a special treat.  Both because of the red meat and because it takes a really long time to cook.  And it’s just soooooo good! Now I warn you that the house will smell incredible.  And there is a lot of waiting involved while the house...

Chipotle Curry Chicken Salad | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

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 is cooking the chicken and then cooling it down.   You could always cook up a chicken dinner the night before and make an extra breast and store it in the fridge to easily whip this up the next night.   Or use a rotisserie chicken (make sure it is GF).   This recipe is great for leftover turkey breast,...

Hollandaise and Faux Béarnaise | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Hollandaise and Faux Béarnaise So… here is the recipe for gluten-free, casein-free Hollandaise and faux Béarnaise sauce I promised you!   I love Hollandaise sauce but can’t eat the regular stuff anymore.  So we’ve adjusted it to be gluten-free and casein-free yet still rich, creamy and decadent. Instead of butter and cream we’ll be using coconut fat and ghee.  I’ve spent a lot of time over the years getting it just right. Yum! You really need a mini-prep for this because a blender is too big unless you double or triple the recipe. Since we are cooking for two, we don’t make a lot of it.  But it does freeze really well.  So you could make a bigger batch, freeze it and pull it out...

roasted brussels sprouts tossed in garlic coconut aminos and sweet chili sauce with sesame seeds

Sweet Chili Sauce Roasted Brussels Sprouts | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Hello, Sweet Chili Sauce Roasted Brussels Sprouts! Y’all these are so easy to make – literally just a couple ingredients and you have this sticky, delicious, wonderful side dish.  Now it’s not super healthy because of the sugar in the sweet chili sauce but it is gluten and dairy free and a delicious indulgence. I love Grama’s Sweet Chilli Sauce.  It is super tasty and made with a few simple ingredients, plus it is non-GMO, gluten-free and doesn’t contain preservatives.  It goes really well with those Feel Good Food gluten-free egg rolls.  Yum! And we love the Coconut Aminos Garlic Sauce from Coconut Secret.  Also, gluten-free, soy-free, diary-free, etc. Combine the two with a pinch of Thai red chili powder (for a little extra heat)...

“Healthified” Taco Night | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Gluten-free Taco Night! Okay, so I decided that although tacos are a pretty simple thing to make – I wanted to share with my friends some of the gluten-free taco products I’ve come to love over the years.   And how we’ve “cleaned up” this Tex-Mex favorite. So here is basically what we need to make a taco gluten-free and a little bit healthier.  Plus add your choice of meat.   Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Taco Shells So not all taco shells are created equal.  We love these taco shells from Trader José’s (did you catch that on the box).   They are gluten-free, vegan and made with organic corn so you don’t have to worry about GMOs or glyphosate.  They taste great but the best...

salad with mango, black beans, wild rice, avocado, tomato, and more veggies

Mango, Black Beans and Wild Rice Salad | Gluten-Free

Mango, Black Beans and Wild Rice Salad We eat a lot of salads.   There really is no better way to get all that dietary fiber to feed those gut bugs, good fat, vitamins, minerals and all things good for you in a satisfying meal.   And since mangos are in season right now – we must eat them!   Why not make a mango, black beans and wild rice salad? So I’ve been on a lentil and long grain and wild rice kick lately after realizing how good they actually are for us.  They really up the amount of dietary fiber we are taking in.   And I’ve seen a huge improvement in my digestion, too.  #feedthegutbugs Prep Ahead There are several things that...

Gluten-Free Pasta Primavera

Gluten Free Pasta Primavera 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 us and the planet. So one of our reoccurring dishes is Giada’s Pasta Primavera but we cut the recipe in half because I’m only cooking for two.   We use gluten free Ancient Grains Quinoa Garden Pagodas instead of regular pasta.   I absolutely love this gluten-free pasta primavera. It is so easy to make and filling and delicious.  You get lots of dietary fiber from the roasted veggies, complete protein in the quinoa pasta, and decadence with the Parmesan...