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Restaurant Style Tex-Mex Rice

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...

Clean Eating Chicken Noodle Casserole

A Classic Comfort Food There are some classic comfort foods that really hit the spot! Chicken and dumplings, pot roast, pasta carbonara, classic beef stew, and pasta with herbed meatballs and red sauce. Chicken noodle casserole is for sure one of them. I’ve been using this simple recipe from Betty Crocker for years, but thought I would share how to make it a little easier,...

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 rice pastas just turn out...

copy cat Samoas cookies

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Samoas

These copy cat Samoas cookies are super simple to make and they are dairy-free and gluten-free! We use organic dark chocolate, toasted coconut, and pre-made gluten-free cookies. The caramel is made with date syrup, coconut milk creamer, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. I’m surprised by how good they turned out to be honest. Girl Scout Cookies Don’t we all love the annual Girl Scout...

Clean Eating Bison Enchilada Soup

Love the flavor of enchilada sauce, but don’t want all the calories that come with eating enchiladas? This delicious, clean eating bison enchilada soup is gluten-free, dairy-free and mostly organic. Bison Enchilada Soup So the cold weather and my ridiculous allergies this time of year (cedar and mold) are really making me crave soup.   I’ve got homemade Ranch Style Beans and organic tomato sauce in...

Austin gluten-free restaurants - Brisket tacos and brussels sprouts at the Peached Tortilla

Austin Gluten-Free Restaurants | Central, East & South

Welcome to my 2021 updated round-up of gluten-free restaurants in Central, South and East Austin!  Whether it is Tex-Mex, BBQ, worldly cuisines, fun fusion, healthy eats, comfort food, casual, grab ’n go, or finer dining food – here’s your guide to some of the best gluten-free restaurants near Downtown ATX. One of the things that has really improved in the last few years is that...

Oven Roasted Lightly Spiced Potatoes

These oven roasted and lightly spiced potato wedges are naturally gluten and casein-free (check your spices) and super easy to make with any kind of potato.   Roasted Spiced Potatoes Updated pictures and post from 2015. I love making potatoes at home.  It takes a little time but they couldn’t be more delicious.  And these roasted spiced potatoes are one of our favorite side dish...

turkey and veggie chili

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. I like to use lean meat like turkey with less fat than ground beef.  Instead of ground turkey you could always use organic ground chicken or bison instead.   This turkey and veggie chili is a staple in our dinner rotation and has...

Healthy Cauliflower Leek Potato Soup

Cauliflower Leek Potato Soup is made with chicken stock and coconut milk for a delicious, creamy, gluten-free, casein-free version of a classic soup. Cauliflower Leek Potato Soup I love soup!  And we eat soup often around here.  At least once a week, I’ll make up a big batch of soup and freeze some of it for lunches. I especially love chicken tortilla soup and of...

green beans tossed in vinaigrette with toasted walnuts and fried shallots

Clean Eating Fancy Green Beans

fancy green beans Perfect for the holidays, these fancy green beans are dressed up with fried shallots, toasted walnuts and tossed in a simple red wine vinaigrette. This green bean dish is a healthy alternative to the traditional green bean casserole usually served during the holidays.  Some of our favorite gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes are the perfect roasted turkey recipe a la Martha Stewart with a...