Easy Meatless Monday Linguine | Gluten-Free

A quick and easy recipe for gluten-free Meatless Monday linguine made in the time it takes to cook the best gluten-free pasta from Bionaturae! Quick & Easy Linguine Perfect for Meatless Monday This has been one of our go-to Meatless Monday dishes.  And to be honest, it is a quick back up if I ever mess up something I’m cooking or a recipe turns out to be un-savable.   And it really only takes a few ingredients.  It’s a simple combo of Spaghetti Aglio e Olio and Cacio e Pepe.  Made with the best gluten-free pasta I’ve tried so far.   I really love the texture and taste of this Bionaturae gluten-free pasta!   It is made with organic rice flour, organic rice starch, organic potato...

Eatin’ Clean in 2019 + A Seasonal Salad | Gluten-Free

Easy Gluten-Free Recipes Coming in 2019 This year I want to focus on some super simple gluten-free recipes.   And highlight some of my favorite products I’ve found over the last eight years that make eating gluten-free so much easier and tastier.   Like how to make a super simple but really tasty gluten-free pasta dish or goat cheese mozzarella sticks. And we are starting with this seasonal winter salad made with local products we love.   Goat Cheese As you may know, after giving up dairy for several years I’ve introduced some goat cheese back into my diet again.  And I’m so excited!   There are so many different varieties of goat cheese now, too.   Soft, hard, semi-hard.  Funny Farm makes a fantastic...

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip | Gluten-free, Goat Cheese

Easy Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken Dip There is nothing like starting off the new year with a Texas Longhorns win at the Sugar Bowl in NOLA!  Woo hoo!  I just love college football.  Hook ’em! And then there all the yummy game day eats.   And we love to indulge.  A favorite is definitely Buffalo chicken dip!    So I’ve decided I would start sharing some of my super simple and easy recipes this year even though they’ve been done before.  Mainly because I can eat goat cheese and Trader Joe’s makes a goat’s milk version of cream cheese which isn’t super tangy.   So we could bring back some favorites – this is definitely one of those.  Usually Buffalo chicken dip is made with: shredded...

Gluten-Free Food & Fun This Year in the ATX | 2018 Recap

This has been a pretty fun year for us.  There were some nice surprises, good food, and lots of fun things to do in the ATX!  So these are some of the highlights from 2018. Celebrating our 7th Wedding Anniversary We started off the year celebrating our 7th anniversary at ATX Cocina this year.  We love this place!  It’s a 100% gluten-free kitchen and elevated modern Mexican food.  They have the best corn tortillas made from Mexican heirloom corn.  The service and the food are exceptional.   We usually order the salsa sampler (all the salsas are so good but that smoky bean dip is to die for), barbacoa beef short-rib (to share), brussels sprouts with green mole and verde chorizo, and the smashed papas braves...

Gluten-Free at the Austin Trail of Lights 2018 #AFBAHH #atxlights

The Austin Trail of Lights  I’ve always loved the Austin Trail of Lights, but this year was extra special.  I’m a member of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance and we enjoyed our December happy hour hosted by the Austin Trail of Lights.  They were so wonderful to us!  And it was super fun to hang out with the nicest people and fellow food bloggers. I have to say I was blown away by how much bigger the Trail of Lights event is now.  There is so much more to do. When Brett and I went on one of our first dates back in 2007 (when Austin was way less crowded), we basically just took a nice stroll around the trail and that was it.  And we’ve gone...

Puff Pastry Beignets | Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free

Gluten-Free Puff Pastry Beignets Yes, please!  They were good.  Really, really good.   And it only took three ingredients to make these amazing little gluten-free puff pastry beignets.   We recently discovered that Schär makes a gluten-free puff pastry dough. And it is lactose-free too (no dairy ingredients as far as I can tell).   I can’t even describe how excited I was. Right now the only place we could find it in Austin was at the Fresh Plus in Hyde Park and Central Market Westgate.   We don’t eat sweets often but when we do they usually have been dairy-free as well as gluten-free.  This dough is lactose-free so I think it is okay, too. I just love how these lemon ricotta cookies came out using Kite...

homemade gluten-free stuffing with onions, celery and poultry seasoning

Just in Time for Thanksgiving! Good Gluten-Free Stuffing

I didn’t think it was possible, but the taste and fluffy texture of this gluten-free stuffing is just like the real thing using such a simple recipe and one little trick! It’s Time for Some Good Gluten Free Stuffing Update 2018: I really wanted to update this recipe to cover some of the changes we made over the years (croutons and proportions and now photos!).   The first time I made the stuffing it was for half the size but we’ve since doubled it because the leftovers are so good! In a nutshell, we developed this recipe using a hard crouton mixed with soft croutons.  Then coated in egg whites as a binder to make the perfect and fluffy gluten-free stuffing! So I had to...

Chicken Tortilla Soup | Gluten-free, Dairy-Free

This chicken tortilla soup is made with roasted peppers, lots of garlic, and seasoned salt for deeper flavors.  It is dairy-free and gluten-free. Ahhhh, chicken tortilla soup. Where do I begin? To use one of my dad’s favorite words – I am somewhat of a chicken tortilla soup “connoisseur”. I have probably ordered it at every Mexican restaurant or hotel that I’ve been to since I first discovered it more than 20 years ago. I’ve also grown picky.  I don’t like it green or thickened or with a giant corn cob in it. My favorite chicken tortilla soup came from a little taqueria called El Rey on N. Shepherd & Washington in Houston.  And I’m trying to get it just like I remember. Many years...

White Chicken Enchilada Casserole | Gluten-Free, Goat’s Milk

This clean eatin’ gluten-free white chicken enchilada casserole is made with non-GMO corn tortillas, goat’s milk pepper jack cheese, goat’s milk yogurt and Hatch green chiles!  Super simple and delicious. Gluten-Free White Chicken Enchilada Casserole I love white chicken enchiladas!  It would be kinda weird if you didn’t.  Just sayin’ … That combo of the cheese and chicken smothered in a rich sour cream and green chile sauce.  Definitely a comfort food favorite.   I miss it.  So since discovering all the ways goat’s milk has brought joy back into my life, I turned it into a casserole.  A casserole is easier because the corn tortillas we like don’t really bend that easily.  Plus I can make a large batch of this because it reheats...

Fried Artichoke Hearts | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

These gluten-free, dairy-free fried artichoke hearts are one of my absolute favorite treats! They are so good – everyone just gobbles them up. Gluten-Free Fried Artichoke Hearts I love fried foods.  Almost as much as meat and potatoes. Just recently, I actually, successfully made a chicken fried steak.  And I’ve tried many times before.  And that led to fried onion rings with left over batter. Yum! Sometimes we have fried chicken on a salad.  Sometimes it’s with eggplant for eggplant chicken Parmesan.  Or sometimes we have these fried artichokes as an appetizer or part of a meatless meal.  They are so easy to make and a perfect way to use up leftover marinara or pizza sauce. Yum! Instead of using panko which is not gluten-free,...