Tagged: dairy-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...

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 So when she originally made the dish she cooked refined sugar in butter.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...

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...

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...

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...