Category: Salads

Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Salad | Gluten-Free

Gluten-free fried chicken nuggets are tossed in Buffalo sauce and served with goat milk blue cheese dressing and crumbles in this delicious Buffalo chicken salad. Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Salad I absolutely adore Buffalo sauce. One of the first recipes I posted on this blog was a gluten-free Buffalo chicken salad recipe using the Buffalo sauce as the dressing. It is super simple to make using a gluten-free hot sauce like Franks RedHot and melted ghee. We keep a huge bottle in the fridge and literally put it on everything! Check out my recipe for easy Buffalo chicken dip, too! And since discovering the selection of goat cheeses at Central Market, there are so many new recipe adaptions we can make. I was so excited...

Goat Cheese Wedge Salad | Gluten-Free

A traditional wedge salad made with goat milk blue cheese and a dressing made of goat milk yogurt, Worcestershire, lemon, garlic olive oil, and hot sauce. So a few week’s ago we discovered the abundance of goat cheeses at Central Market here in Austin. And of course that opened the door to so many re-inventions of old comfort food favorites. Add that to our Wheatsville goat cheese favorites and the possibilities are endless. We made the most delicious pimento cheese with goat milk mild cheddar. And Southwestern egg rolls (a copy cat of Chili’s appetizer) with the Pepper Jack cheese from Funny Farm. And be sure to check out the gluten-free fried cheese sticks we made with goat milk mozzarella. So good! When we saw...

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...

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...

Eatin’ Clean in 2019 + A Seasonal Salad | Gluten-Free

Easy Gluten-Free Recipes Coming in 2019 This year I want to focus on some super simple gluten-free recipes.   And highlight some of my favorite products I’ve found over the last eight years that make eating gluten-free so much easier and tastier.   Like how to make a super simple but really tasty gluten-free pasta dish or goat cheese mozzarella sticks. And we are starting with this seasonal winter salad made with local products we love.   Goat Cheese As you may know, after giving up dairy for several years I’ve introduced some goat cheese back into my diet again.  And I’m so excited!   There are so many different varieties of goat cheese now, too.   Soft, hard, semi-hard.  Funny Farm makes a fantastic...

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

Mango, Black Beans and Wild Rice Salad | Gluten-Free, Goat’s Milk

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...

“Healthified” Fried Chicken Salad | Gluten-Free, Goat’s Milk

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 know if they even serve them anymore. But we make them at home now – just a much healthier gluten-free version with our super tasty fried chicken tenders. We use goat’s milk yogurt and a ranch spice blend to make the dressing instead of bottled ranch because it is better for our gut health.   I love using goat’s milk...

Asparagus Mango Spring Salad with Goat Cheese Croutons | Gluten-Free

Goat Cheese Croutons? Yes, goat cheese croutons!  Made with honey chèvre goat cheese and organic gluten-free rice cereal! Just freeze the cheese, cut it up, coat in gluten-free flour, dip in egg wash, coat with crushed cereal and fry.  Super easy and so good. I have been loving all the fried things we have been making lately.  Do you miss gluten-free cheese sticks? I’ve got an amazing recipe for fried goat cheese mozzarella sticks! And we use goat’s milk yogurt to replace buttermilk for this chicken fried steak.  Or this combo of fried chicken on a salad using goat’s milk to make a Ranch dressing –> “healthified” fried chicken salad . Asparagus Mango Spring Salad So spring is here! And nothing says spring like asparagus.  I...

Leftover Pork Tenderloin Salad | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

I love to mix up textures in salads but also get as much color as I can for the variety of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fiber.  Eat the rainbow indeed! Leftover Pork Tenderloin Salad One of my favorite dinners is Apple Cider Brined Pork Tenderloin.  It is so lean and clean and flavorful.   I make an apple cider from organic apple juice then create a brine to marinate two large pork tenderloins overnight.   We’ll have one for dinner with roasted organic apples and carrots and some kind of greens.  Then I save the other one to use in a leftover pork tenderloin salad the next day. The pork has such a delicious wonderful apple flavor that I love to add fruit...

Southwestern Steak Salad | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Summer time = Big Ol’ Salad time! And grilling season! So why not indulge in a steak salad loaded with veggies and a perfectly grilled steak! The nice thing is you can add whatever veggies you like or want to throw on the grill. We usually grill mushrooms and red bell peppers and now corn is in season so go ahead and grill some of that too.   Whatever your heart desires. You can’t really go wrong with a steak salad. Make a Simple Vinaigrette I like to make a really simple vinaigrette with pretty clean ingredients: red wine vinegar EVOO fajita seasoning a little honey or agave It goes so well with all the “Southwestern” types of veggies like avocado, corn, black beans, carrots…...