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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing Spinach salad is a great way to eat lots of fresh spinach!  And even better when tossed in this delicious warm bacon dressing from Alton Brown. Bacon Bacon makes everything better, right (uncured, nitrate-, nitrite-free bacon, of course)!  For this salad the bacon fat is reserved to make the vinaigrette.   There are a couple ways to cook the bacon....

Apple Cider-Brined Pork Tenderloin

Cider-Brined Pork Tenderloin I’m not gonna lie, this cider-brined pork tenderloin with roasted apples and carrots is ridiculously delicious!  It is truly the best pork tenderloin I’ve ever had.   We all know how well apples go with pork chops, but brining this tenderloin in apple cider takes it to another level.  And leftovers are amazing the next day. Yum!    And tossing the apples and...

Orange Marmalade Oatmeal Cookies

These orange marmalade oatmeal cookies are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free (ghee and coconut oil) and egg-free.  They are highly addictive and super easy to make from scratch. Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Orange Marmalade Cookies It’s not something we make often, but I wanted to make a gluten-free Chicken L’Orange recipe as a special treat for Christmas dinner.   So I found gluten-free marmalade (Bonne Maman) and the...

Mini-Prep No-Cheese Kale Pesto

Kale pesto is such an easy thing to whip up in the blender.  Usually it is made with fresh basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, lemon and olive oil.   But I wanted to try it with everyone’s favorite superfood – kale. And we took out the Parmesan to make it casein/dairy-free.  It turned out wonderful.   Toss is with some gluten-free pasta and you have...

ingredients for making ghormeh sabzi (persian herb stew)

Ghormeh Sabzi (Persian Herb Stew) & Basmati Rice

Ghormeh Sabzi is a traditional Persian Herb Stew made with various herbs and veggies, beans, stew beef, and dried sour limes. It is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free. For the Love of Persian Food My mother was Persian and growing up it was a huge treat when she would cook a traditional Iranian dish because she was pretty westernized and preferred not spending too much time...

no cheese mini quiche with hash brown crust

Gluten-Free No Cheese Mini Quiches

These easy No Cheese Mini Quiches with a hash brown potato crust are gluten-free, casein-free (using ghee) and perfect for breakfast during the week, brunch, or taking on a picnic. No Cheese Mini Quiches I found a great recipe for quiche with a hash brown crust on the Food Network. Then thought why not make little quiches like that as a finger food. I just...

ingredients for making carrot cake muffins

Oat Flour Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins Who doesn’t love carrot cake?  And especially in the form of an easy-to-eat muffin!  Hence these gluten-free carrot cake muffins made from oat flour were born. We love making homemade muffins from scratch.  They are much healthier than store bought muffins filled with preservatives, vegetable oil, and who knows what else. We try to use flours that are gluten-free but also...

Homemade Healthified Turkey Sloppy Joes

Healthified Sloppy Joes I used to love when my mom made Manwich Sloppy Joes from the can growing up! I haven’t had one in years… but after watching Rachel Ray make them on the Food Network the other day, I just had to try a homemade gluten-free healthified version. To clean and lean up the recipe use: ground turkey, chicken or bison instead of ground...

bacon brussels sprouts

Love Me Some Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Bacon Brussels Sprouts This bacon Brussels sprouts recipe has turned into one of our favorite side dishes.  We love Brussels sprouts because they are healthy and really good for you.  Even a quick google search lists benefits like: high in nutrients, vitamins and fiber contain antioxidants contain ALA omega-3 fatty acids helps reduce inflammation even cooked, really high in vitamin K and vitamin C I...

cauliflower crab cakes

The Time I Made Cauliflower Crab Cakes

Cauliflower Crab Cakes What a fun recipe for cauliflower crab cakes.   Even though a few Pinterest recipes I’ve tried have been major fails (baked cheese sticks without the freezing directions, anyone? ;)) – others have been worth the effort.   A few weeks ago, we used a Pinterest recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes. They were tasty, filling, and perfect for vegetarian night.  Make them...