Gluten Free Recipes & Menu Plans

Bacon Brussels Sprouts | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Bacon Brussels Sprouts This Brussels sprouts recipe has turned into one of our favorite side dishes.  It goes wonderfully with a Thai turkey burger and roasted sweet potatoes.  Or serve it with fried chicken tenders! It is a combo of two recipes I found on Pinterest from The Fit Cook and Heather Christo, which were both delicious. This version evolved because it was the easiest for me to make with what I usually have in the pantry and fridge. All you need for this are bacon, Brussels, celery and a simple vinaigrette. I make more than I need of the vinaigrette for this recipe because it keeps nicely.  I can use it again or with a lunch salad or on a sandwich.  The flavors get better...

cauliflower crab cakes

Cauliflower Crab Cakes | Gluten-Free

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 gluten-free by swapping out smashed up rice cereal for panko (and adding about one cup instead of a half cup).   I also prefer frying in coconut oil and butter.  Definitely will be making them again! Of course, my husband and I start brainstorming how they could be even better.  I rarely eat seafood, and I haven’t had a crab...

gluten-free chocolate zucchini muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins These gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate zucchini muffins are so easy to make and really delicious.   The hubs definitely approved of these for breakfast.   There are lots of flavor and nutritional goodies packed into a chocolaty muffin! I love hiding veggies inside of a sweet treat.  We have a wonderful recipe for spiced zucchini muffins, sweet potato brownies and carrot cake muffins.   I also like using sorghum flour and oat flour in the recipe because they contain dietary fiber. Most people with Celiac disease or on a gluten-free diet miss a good source of dietary fiber, especially if they turn to processed foods. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, which are also really good sources of dietary...

Cauliflower, Leek and Potato Soup | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Cauliflower, Leek and 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, red lentil and wild rice soup, and of course classic beef stew. But if I’m being honest, one of my favorite soups is Jean-Paul’s leek and potato soup from La Bonne Soupe.   I’ve never been to the bistro in New York, but I love the cookbook and make this soup often.   It is so rich and creamy and delicious! But in the spirit of eating healthier, I added cauliflower and adjusted the recipe to nix the cream, milk, and butter.   My...

gluten-free cranberry oatmeal cookies

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies | Gluten-Free

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Who doesn’t love a chewy cranberry oatmeal cookie? Yum! Years ago, my husband’s step-mom made a “gluten-free” batch of cranberry oatmeal cookies for us and they were so good. Unfortunately, they made me really sick because we didn’t quite get the concept of cross-contamination or maybe one of the ingredients wasn’t gluten-free. She meant well and liked to entertain, but I would get sick almost every time we ate at their house. I’m very sensitive.  So we finally had a talk and explained why I couldn’t eat her stuff. Of course, after arguing with me and probably taking it personally – it ended. What else can you do? I need to take care of my body. And you can only be so...

gluten-free, dairy-free "beef" stroganoff

Gluten-free Dairy-free “Beef” Stroganoff

Gluten-free Dairy-free “Beef” Stroganoff One of my favorite dishes growing up was beef stroganoff.   I used to beg my mom to make if for dinner.  I think she used to make it with french onion soup mix and sour cream.  I’m not really sure. But I’ve tried to recreate a gluten-free dairy-free “beef” stroganoff making it a little healthier by using ground turkey instead of beef.   It is a very easy recipe and can all be combined and cooked in one pot.   I recreated the onion soup mix spices and use coconut milk or almond milk as a dairy free milk substitute.   Make sure all of your spices and ingredients are gluten-free, especially the cornstarch and beef bouillon.   I usually...