Tagged: casein-free

Spiced Zucchini Muffins | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

These delicious gluten-free, dairy-free spiced zucchini muffins are made with coconut sugar, olive oil, spices, sweet white sorghum and millet flour. Summer = zucchini, zucchini, zucchini! I’m actually not a huge fan of it sautéed or grilled but always love baked zucchini goodies, like zucchini bread muffins.   See my delicious gluten-free recipe for chocolate zucchini muffins, too. Yum! There are so many recipes for zucchini bread out there, but I really wanted to try this zucchini spice bread from Martha Stewart because of all the spices in it. We love spice! And I prefer making muffins because it’s easier and quicker than making a loaf of bread. So to make this healthier, gluten-free, dairy-free and casein-free version, we change a few things: use a high-quality...

Basmati rice with cilantro, garlic, lime and agave

Cilantro Lime Rice | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This is a super simple and quick recipe for very tasty cilantro lime rice made from scratch using a few fresh ingredients.  It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and can be made vegan, too. Cilantro Lime Rice Yum!  So I originally posted this recipe for cilantro lime rice in 2015 but it’s getting a picture update and a little more love! We usually eat this as a side dish with spiced roasted chicken, marinated flank steak or in a carnitas burrito bowl.   Cilantro lime rice goes great with Ranch style beans or black beans for a Meatless Monday option. I just found some chorizo verde chicken sausage and definitely wanted to make up a batch of this rice to serve with it.  Maybe come up with some new...

mom's sweet carrot rice, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan

Mom’s Sweet Carrot Rice | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This is a decadent, super simple, but yet so wonderful recipe to pay tribute to my mom’s legacy recipe! People have and will rave about how good this sweet carrot rice is. And I cleaned it up, just a little, so you can feel better about your food choices! Sweet Carrot Rice This recipe for my mom’s sweet carrot rice was an absolute favorite growing up! It is decadent and delicious and an absolutely perfect side dish for a special occasion or holiday dinner. And it is so very easy to make with just four ingredients plus water and salt! So when she originally made the dish she cooked refined sugar in butter. Then added grated carrots and cooked them until they caramelized. Next adding...

gluten-free teriyaki kabobs with pineapple, zucchini, red onion and red bell peppers

Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Gluten-Free Teriyaki Chicken Kabob Skewers  One of the big things and reason for this blog is that we take classic comfort foods and make them gluten-free. It’s easy with a recipe like this to make sure that it is also naturally dairy-free, too. I think just about everyone loves a teriyaki marinated chicken kabob.  A classic comfort food for sure.   They are really easy to convert to gluten-free by making a homemade teriyaki sauce using GF soy sauce or coconut aminos.   To make the homemade gluten-free teriyaki sauce you will need: 1 cup gluten-free soy sauce (or coconut aminos) 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup firmly packed organic brown sugar 1 tsp garlic powder  1/2 cup pineapple juice Whisk the ingredients together...

Eat the Rainbow! 14 delicious and nutritious salads from the weekly menu

14 Delicious + Nutritious Salad Recipes | Gluten-Free

Salads are the easiest way to fill up on delicious and nutritious veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, lean protein, and good-for-you fats.  These 14 salads are gluten-free with healthified homemade dressings! Eat The Rainbow Indeed! When spring rolls around cravings shift from soups and stews to bright, beautiful salads.  Aren’t all the spring and summer seasonal fruits and veggies so wonderful! I grow asparagus in the patio garden so when it is actually growing, I throw a some on all my salads.  It may not be an ingredient in the recipe but I’ll add it if I have it.  It is such a great detoxifier. Most of the cook time for a salad may just be a protein or some of the vegetables.  So it is...

spicy chicken spaghetti made with red sauce and jalapeños

Spicy Chicken Spaghetti | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This recipe for spicy chicken spaghetti is super easy to make and packs a nice kick of spice from the jalapeños!  It is gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious. Spicy Chicken Spaghetti So I originally posted this recipe for spicy chicken spaghetti way back in March of 2015.  But I really thought it needed a little more love so it is getting an update with some new pictures and easy tips for success! I originally tasted this spicy chicken spaghetti at a friend’s house many, many years ago.  Her father, the Judge, made it for us while I was staying at their house for the weekend.  I couldn’t stop raving about it.  So he finally revealed the secret was adding pickled jalapeños to the spaghetti sauce.  OMG...

spiced potato wedges with vegan nacho cheese and spicy jalapeño slices

Spiced Potato Nachos | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

These organic, gluten-free spiced potato nachos are made from Russet potatoes, sprinkled generously with spices and covered in vegan cheese and spicy hot jalapeños. Gluten-Free Spiced Potato Nachos One of the things that has gotten me through all of my dietary restrictions is that I used to be able to eat a lot of things.  And now I just try to recreate those comfort food things within my restrictions while cleaning ’em up (organic, non-GMO) where I can. So this combo has become a huge hit around here.  It reminds me of the potato wedges at Fuddruckers.   They were nice thick wedges covered with a little spice.  Oh and then to drench them in the nacho cheese.  Add a few pickled jalapeños.  Ah, the...

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...

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,...