Gluten Free Recipes & Menu Plans

roasted brussels sprouts tossed in garlic coconut aminos and sweet chili sauce with sesame seeds

Sweet Chili Sauce Roasted Brussels Sprouts | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Hello, Sweet Chili Sauce Roasted Brussels Sprouts! I love Brussels sprouts.  We have a bunch of places here in Austin that serve killer Brussels sprouts.  Peached Tortilla, ATX Cocina, Uchiko and East Side King to name a few. And we have a few go-to super easy recipes on the blog. I really want to try and replicate the ATX Cocina fried Brussels with green chorizo and green mole one day.  So good. But one of my favorite super simple sides are the Crispy Parmesan Brussels.  And then there are the bacon Brussels tossed in simple vinaigrette. So y’all these sweet chili sauce Brussels are so easy to make – literally just a couple ingredients and you have this sticky, delicious, wonderful side dish.   Now it’s not...

“Healthified” Taco Night | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Gluten-free Taco Night! I really love using ground bison more than ground beef in recipes.  It’s leaner and doesn’t contain added hormones or antibiotics.  I talk a little more about red meat and our gut bacteria below. We’ve made shepherd’s pie with it, bison enchilada soup, and even Cajun dirty rice.   And love it on taco night! So even though tacos are a pretty simple thing to make – I wanted to share some of the gluten-free taco products I’ve come to love over the years, too.   And how we’ve “cleaned up” this Tex-Mex favorite. So here is basically what we need to make a taco gluten-free and a little bit healthier.   Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Taco Shells So not all taco shells...

Gluten-Free Loose Leaf Teas #sponsored

There is nothing better than delicious hot tea shared with a friend or served ice cold on a hot Texas day.  Not to mention all the health benefits! This post for gluten-free loose leaf teas is sponsored by Adagio Teas. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Gluten-Free Loose Leaf Teas from Adagio Teas When Adagio Teas reached out to me to see if I’d like to try some of their loose leaf teas, I first checked to see if the tea was gluten-free. Then I got really excited. Because not only do they have super interesting custom blend teas by fans but there were comments that all of the teas they carry are gluten-free. When I asked about more about it, they said that...

salad with mango, black beans, wild rice, avocado, tomato, and more veggies

Mango, Black Beans and Wild Rice Salad | Gluten-Free, Goat’s Milk

Mango, Black Beans and Wild Rice Salad We eat a lot of salads.   There really is no better way to get all that dietary fiber to feed those gut bugs, good fat, vitamins, minerals and all things good for you in a satisfying meal.   And since mangos are in season right now – we must eat them!   Why not make a mango, black beans and wild rice salad? So I’ve been on a lentil and long grain and wild rice kick lately after realizing how good they actually are for us.  They really up the amount of dietary fiber we are taking in.   And I’ve seen a huge improvement in my digestion, too.  #feedthegutbugs Prep Ahead There are several things that...

Gluten-Free Pasta Primavera

Gluten Free Pasta Primavera We really try to make sure we eat meatless on Mondays and cut back on how much meat we eat in general.   I love the Meatless Monday campaign.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, you really should.   Better for us and the planet. So one of our reoccurring dishes is Giada’s Pasta Primavera but we cut the recipe in half because I’m only cooking for two.   We use gluten free Ancient Grains Quinoa Garden Pagodas instead of regular pasta.   I absolutely love this gluten-free pasta primavera. It is so easy to make and filling and delicious.  You get lots of dietary fiber from the roasted veggies, complete protein in the quinoa pasta, and decadence with the Parmesan...

Zinfandel Grape Sauce | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Zinfandel Grape Sauce Once a year I love making a peach cobbler while peaches are in season. And of course we need a scoop of @nadamoo gluten-free and vegan Vanilla…AHHH ice cream. Last year I had two clusters of Zinfandel grapes on the vines and I made it into a Zinfandel grape sauce.  And poured that over the cobbler and ice cream.  It was insanely good.    This year our grapevine went crazy and we have so many clusters of grapes.  These that are ripening and tons of new growth on the ends. So I wanted to make the Zinfandel grape sauce again for the summer peach cobbler as well as freeze the grape juice from this first batch into cubes. Ideally, one day we’ll...

Salt Lick Potato Salad | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This is a copy cat of the amazing potato salad at the Salt Lick BBQ. It is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, too! Salt Lick Potato Salad The Salt Lick is a BBQ institution just outside Austin in Driftwood, Texas.   We’ve been going there since my college days at The University of Texas in Austin starting around 1990.   We take friends when they come to visit us and now that we live kinda close enough we’ll go there for dinner on a Wednesday.  And they are always busy. My usual at the Salt Lick is to indulge in pork ribs and brisket.  Everything is gluten-free except the bread and desserts.  Although sometimes I opt for the smoked turkey instead of the pork ribs.  But...

Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts | Gluten-Free

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 love Brussels sprouts because they are so versatile. Oh man, I absolutely love them raw or tossed in bacon fat like these Bacon Brussels sprouts or roasted and tossed in Balsamic vinegar. I die for the charred Brussels at The Peached Tortilla. So good! But I love these crispy Parmesan Brussels because they are so easy to make and taste so amazing. It really is an awesome side dish. Thank goodness my body tolerates Parmesan...

Grape Leaf Chimichurri | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

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 our favorite restaurants in town, District Kitchen + Cocktails and Fresa’s Chicken, serve a beef dish covered with chimichurri.  And it is one of my absolute favorites!    Right now I have so much oregano growing on the patio garden that I just had to try to make it at home.   But I also have a crazy grape vine...

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 music events! So the Hot Luck Fest is put on by Aaron Franklin, James Moody, and Mike Thelin over Memorial Day Weekend here in Austin.   There are several food and music venues around town with over 60 chefs and 6000 lbs of meat!  And thanks to Tillamook, Brett and I got to experience a lot of it. Of course,...