Category: Vegan & Vegetarian

homemade gluten-free ranch style beans

Stove Top Homemade Ranch Style Beans

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...

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

Mango Black Beans Wild Rice Salad

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...

Salt Lick Potato Salad Recipe

This is a copy cat of the amazing potato salad at the Salt Lick BBQ. It is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, too! Salt Lick Potato Salad The Salt Lick is a BBQ institution just outside Austin in Driftwood, Texas.  We’ve been going there since my college days at The University of Texas in Austin starting around 1990.   We take friends when they come to...

Baked Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts These crispy Parmesan Brussels sprouts are one of the easiest and tastiest side dishes in our dinner rotation. It is basically a Parmesan crisp with a delectable little roasted vegetable attached. It adds a nice bit of salt and texture and yum to any meal.  I especially like to serve them with sweet carrot rice or meatloaf stuffed peppers. I love...

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...

Easy Roasted Mesquite Smoked Asparagus

Grilled Smoked Asparagus One of our favorite restaurants, District Kitchen + Cocktails, serves the most delicious seasonal and locally sourced food.  And so much of it can be made gluten-free.   Right now asparagus is plentiful and in season and of course on their menu.   I love asparagus because it is a detoxifier (glutathione), feeds the gut bacteria (inulin) and contains lots of vitamins...

mango seasonal salad with fried goat cheese croutons

Asparagus Mango Spring Salad with Goat Cheese Croutons

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...

Smoky Goat Gouda Pimento Cheese

Smoky Pimento Cheese I love pimento cheese!  And I haven’t been able to make it or eat it since 2014 when I finally acknowledged that I just couldn’t handle dairy anymore.   In the old days, I used to make this killer recipe – Died and Went To Pimento Cheese Heaven! It’s not very good for you with all the cheese, cream cheese and mayo....