Gluten Free Recipes & Menu Plans

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,...

Perfect Roasted Turkey à la Martha Stewart | Gluten-free, Dairy-free

I am super excited about cooking Thanksgiving dinner again! Because I’ve finally worked out the kinks to making some of our traditional favorites both gluten- and dairy-free. Perfect Roasted Turkey à la Martha Stewart I originally learned to cook a stuffed turkey in those Reynold’s turkey cooking bags, which always led to a lovely and dare I say it – moist – turkey.   But the last few years I’ve been using Martha Stewart’s perfect roasting method 101 and the turkey turns out insanely good.   You just can’t go wrong with a white wine and buttery baste.   We used Earth Balance butter spread or sticks (non-dairy, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO) in place of real butter.   Oh and the house smells amazing. It’s pretty easy but you...

“Healthified” Spinach Artichoke Dip | Gluten-free

So you guys — this spinach artichoke dip is amazing!  Dreamy, creamy and clean eatin’ ! It has been far too long since we’ve indulged in artichoke dip and this “healthified” version did not disappoint.  Goat Cheese! I am loving being able to eat goat cheese!  I’m making so many old favorite comfort foods again.  Especially, dips and apps I haven’t had in forever.   I made fried goat mozzarella cheese sticks and buffalo chicken dip.  We even made pimento cheese with a smoky goat gouda. I started to try goat’s milk cheese and yogurt after learning that the casein protein is digested differently than that from cow’s milk (read more about why here).   When I found creamy goat cheese at Trader Joe’s similar in...

Restaurant Style Tex-Mex Rice | Gluten-free, Dairy-free

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 are usually so many gluten-free options because of the corn tortillas.  Every place seems to have a slightly different version of beans on the side.  Sometimes refried beans and sometimes charro beans.  Then there is always the rice to go with it.   I’ve made a version of Mexican rice before with salsa and tomato sauce.  But I was super...

Chicken Stew with Mashies | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Chicken Stew with Mashies Oh it is cold and rainy here in Austin, which has me craving all kinds of soups and stews.  I wanted to update this chicken stew recipe I’ve been making forever with new pictures and a minor adjustment to the recipe. Of course, we cook it with wine and broth and spices.  Lots of veggies, too.   Some of our other favorite soups and stews simmered in wine are classic pot roast and beef stew.  It just makes it so lovely.  I love chicken Andouille sausage gumbo, too.   Can’t get enough! So for this dish, we used to make it with boneless chicken breasts.  I’ve never really thought I liked chicken thighs until I recently had them in a stewed...

homemade gluten-free ranch style beans

Ranch Style Beans | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Gluten-Free Ranch Style Beans I’m not sure if it is just a Texas thing, but we love our Ranch style beans.   They are usually made with pinto beans, jalapeño, garlic, lots of spices, beef broth and tomato sauce.  They are savory with a little kick of heat and make a perfect side dish.   They especially make a great combo with restaurant style Tex-Mex rice (also very popular here in Texas).   And tasty beans and rice are a no-brainer for a Meatless Monday dinner.  So cheap and easy!  And tasty.   I also add them to my recipe for Bison Enchilada Soup.   We use them on Southwestern salads or in burrito bowls.  They are so good.   And they contain a lot...

Classic Beef Stew | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Meat and Potatoes! I love you. My favorite is probably this classic beef stew, or maybe pot roast, barbacoa short ribs, chicken stew with mashies, or steaks and frites… okay any type of braised beef. With potatoes. And spices. Love it all. And I will say this – I was a vegetarian for several years and we are trying to eat less meat in our diets in general because it is better for us and the environment.   But this homemade classic beef stew is a special treat.  Both because of the red meat and because it takes a really long time to cook.  And it’s just soooooo good! Now I warn you that the house will smell incredible.   And there is a lot...

Chipotle Curry Chicken Salad | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Chipotle Curry Chicken Salad Just a few simple ingredients can make such a flavorful and easy dinner.   We’ve been making a version of this for years with mayo, curry powder and cayenne pepper added to Granny Smith apples, toasted pecans, celery, dried cranberries and cooked chicken. It’s spicy and sweet and Brett really loves it. Besides prep, the only thing that really takes time is cooking the chicken and then cooling it down.   You could always cook up a chicken dinner the night before and make an extra breast and store it in the fridge to easily whip this up the next night.   Or use a rotisserie chicken (make sure it is GF).   This recipe is great for leftover turkey breast,...

Hollandaise and Faux Béarnaise | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Hollandaise and Faux Béarnaise So… here is the recipe for gluten-free, casein-free Hollandaise and faux Béarnaise sauce I promised you!   I love Hollandaise sauce but can’t eat the regular stuff anymore.   So we’ve adjusted it to be gluten-free and casein-free yet still rich, creamy and decadent. Instead of butter and cream we’ll be using coconut fat and ghee.  I’ve spent a lot of time over the years getting it just right. Yum! You really need a mini-prep for this because a blender is too big unless you double or triple the recipe.   Since we are cooking for two, we don’t make a lot of it.   But it does freeze really well.  So you could make a bigger batch, freeze it and...

Great Tips for Ordering Gluten-Free at the Office

Great Tips for Ordering Gluten-Free at the Office #glutenfree

8 Great Tips for Ordering Gluten-Free at the Office I was super excited to get this infographic from ZeroCater.com to add to my website and share with my readers.  It is hard enough to learn how to eat gluten-free in the first place.  Or how to choose restaurants and dine out safely.  But what about at work?   What happens when you are in charge of ordering lunch (or dinner depending on the hours you keep) at the office and there are people who can’t eat gluten.  This might be easier for someone who has celiac disease or has been on a gluten-free diet for awhile and is familiar with restaurants that are local and safe.   If someone can’t eat gluten because of celiac...