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

This has been a pretty fun year for us.  There were some nice surprises and lots of exploring for really good gluten-free food this year.  So here are some of the highlights from 2018 while we were out and about having some fun in the ATX. Celebrating our 7th Wedding Anniversary We started off the year celebrating our 7th anniversary at ATX Cocina this year....

Gluten-Free Austin Trail of Lights 2018

There are lots of food trucks at the Austin Trail of Lights and I’ve highlighted some that served gluten-free food during the 2018 season. 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....

Gluten-Free Fried Puff Pastry Beignets

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...

Perfect Roasted Turkey à la Martha Stewart

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. This turkey is roasted to perfection with a cheesecloth soaked in a wine and vegan butter mixture. Perfect Roasted Turkey à la Martha Stewart I originally learned to cook a stuffed turkey in those Reynold’s turkey cooking bags, which...

Best “Healthified” Spinach Artichoke Dip

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.  ...

Homemade 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...

homemade gluten-free ranch style beans

Stove Top Homemade Ranch Style Beans

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...

Gluten-Free Classic Beef Stew

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...

Chipotle Curry Chicken Salad with apples, pecans, cranberries, celery and chicken

Chipotle Curry Chicken Salad

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...

Dairy-Free Hollandaise and Faux Béarnaise

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...