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sweet and spicy cabbage made with ghee, hot sauce and maple syrup

Roasted Sweet & Spicy Cabbage

Roasted Sweet & Spicy Cabbage This roasted sweet & spicy cabbage has quickly turned into one of our favorite side dishes!   And it is so easy to make you don’t even need a recipe.  Basically, it is just organic cabbage tossed in ghee and your favorite hot sauce, roasted, then drizzled with maple syrup. We like to use a local brand of hot sauce...

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Foods High in Dietary Fiber (Prebiotics) and Probiotics

Importance of a Diet High in Fiber I wanted to put together a weekly menu high in dietary fiber that is also gluten-free.  But still using our favorite comfort food recipes.  Just made a little healthier and cleaner.   First, I want to sum up some of the research and information I’ve been studying while reading The Good Gut by the Drs. Sonnenburg.   They are...

Gluten-Free Greek Moussaka

Homemade Greek Moussaka Recipe Greek moussaka was not something I ever thought to make at home. Until I went to the Austin Food Blogger Alliance Christmas party hosted by MezzeMe Turkish Kitchen. One of the seasonal dishes they offered us was an individual Greek moussaka. But I couldn’t try it because it is made with a béchamel sauce using flour that isn’t gluten-free. Plus the...

Austin Farm to Table Home Delivery Service

Great Option for Home Delivery Well we are hitting the one month mark since we have been staying at home. And it has been reassuring to see so many options now available for produce home delivery here in Austin. We found one nearby called Farm to Table that offers two options. They offer an Omnivore’s Delight box with five pound of ground Wagyu beef, an...

Restaurant Style Tex-Mex Rice

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...

Clean Eating Chicken Noodle Casserole

A Classic Comfort Food There are some classic comfort foods that really hit the spot! Chicken and dumplings, pot roast, pasta carbonara, classic beef stew, and pasta with herbed meatballs and red sauce. Chicken noodle casserole is for sure one of them. I’ve been using this simple recipe from Betty Crocker for years, but thought I would share how to make it a little easier,...

Gluten-Free Pasta Carbonara

Easy Gluten-Free Pasta Carbonara

gluten-free pasta One of our favorite dishes during the comfort food years before I had to nix gluten was pasta Carbonara.  It is so decadent and creamy and wonderful.  But it wasn’t that easy to make gluten-free pasta Carbonara. The main problem was finding the right type of gluten-free pasta to use in the recipe.  So many of the brown rice pastas just turn out...

Greek Salad with Homemade Dressing

Greek Salad & Homemade Dressing

For the Love of Salads! I eat a lot of salads for lunch. Usually, I incorporate leftovers like the PF Chang lettuce wrap mixture into an Asian salad or left-over taco meat into a taco salad, but my absolute favorite is a Greek salad! Check out this round up of 14 super delicious and nutritious salads from the blog.  Eating a ton of vegetables is...

copy cat Samoas cookies

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Samoas

These copy cat Samoas cookies are super simple to make and they are dairy-free and gluten-free! We use organic dark chocolate, toasted coconut, and pre-made gluten-free cookies. The caramel is made with date syrup, coconut milk creamer, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. I’m surprised by how good they turned out to be honest. Girl Scout Cookies Don’t we all love the annual Girl Scout...

Clean Eating Bison Enchilada Soup

Love the flavor of enchilada sauce, but don’t want all the calories that come with eating enchiladas? This delicious, clean eating bison enchilada soup is gluten-free, dairy-free and mostly organic. Bison Enchilada Soup So the cold weather and my ridiculous allergies this time of year (cedar and mold) are really making me crave soup.   I’ve got homemade Ranch Style Beans and organic tomato sauce in...