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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...

Gluten-Free at The Hot Luck Festival 2018

Whole Enchilada Passes To Hot Luck Festival Woot! Woot!  I didn’t make it to the first Hot Luck Food & Music Festival last year, but boy did I luck out this year.  Tillamook cheese held a contest on twitter for two Whole Enchilada passes and I actually won them!  So exciting.   That’s a value of $1100 and access to almost all the food and...

red lentil, wild rice, mushroom, carrot and chicken soup

Red Lentil and Wild Rice Soup

Red Lentil and Wild Rice Soup I was so excited about how this red lentil and wild rice soup turned out!   You know we’ve been trying to eat more dietary fiber to improve gut health with prebiotics (foods that feed our gut microbiota).  Especially more lentils.  And this soup is packed full of dietary fiber! #feedthegutbugs I just love soups and stews because you...

Clean “Healthified” Fried Chicken Salad

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...

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...

Healthy Stuffed Peppers with rice, turkey, veggies and lentils

Healthified Stuffed Peppers with Lentils

Healthifying A Classic Comfort Food – Stuffed Peppers Today’s recipe is a healthier version of a classic comfort food staple – stuffed peppers.   Along with details of the things we change to clean it up.  Where the food comes from and what may be lurking along plays a role.   But first, let’s talk about the gut microbiome and lentils.  Because we are adding...

Super Easy Thai Turkey Burgers

Thai Turkey Burgers These Thai turkey burgers are a staple on our weekly menus and after many years, we’re still not tired of them!   They are so good and easy to make and add a really a nice flavor profile to otherwise kinda boring white meat lean ground turkey (locally sourced and antibiotic-free).   It only takes a few ingredients and very little time...

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...