Tagged: goat cheese

Goat Cheese Wedge Salad | Gluten-Free

A traditional wedge salad made with goat milk blue cheese and a dressing made of goat milk yogurt, Worcestershire, lemon, garlic olive oil, and hot sauce. So a few week’s ago we discovered the abundance of goat cheeses at Central Market here in Austin. And of course that opened the door to so many re-inventions of old comfort food favorites. Add that to our Wheatsville goat cheese favorites and the possibilities are endless. We made the most delicious pimento cheese with goat milk mild cheddar. And Southwestern egg rolls (a copy cat of Chili’s appetizer) with the Pepper Jack cheese from Funny Farm. And be sure to check out the gluten-free fried cheese sticks we made with goat milk mozzarella. So good! When we saw...

Southwestern Egg Rolls | Gluten-Free, Goat Cheese

Southwestern Egg Rolls I LOVE the Southwestern Egg Rolls they serve on the appetizer menu at Chili’s.  And I desperately miss being able to eat them.  But I love to take an old comfort food recipe and adjust it to fit into my dietary restrictions: gluten-free, dairy-free (except for goat cheese/milk or Parmesan), clean as possible, organic and non-GMO if possible. I had huge success with this white chicken enchilada casserole, pimento cheese, and Philly cheesesteak casserole. So these have been on the list of things to copy cat for some time now.  We finally had some time to make them and I’m so excited how they turned out! The ingredients are listed on the appetizer menu as crispy flour tortillas, chicken, black beans, corn,...

Pimento Cheese #2 | Gluten-Free, Goat Cheese

Pimento Cheese Recipe #2 I love pimento cheese. I could eat an entire gallon of it in one setting. So I was really excited to be able to make it again when I started to use goat cheese in recipes that I used to make all the time. Like this Died and Went to Heaven Pimento Cheese. It’s really is just a combo of cheese, mayo, cream cheese, pimentos and a few other simple ingredients. The first time I adapted it using smoked gouda goat cheese. It added a nice smoky flavor. But I do miss the regular version. So I usually get my goat cheese like the pepper jack and smoked semi soft from Wheatsville. But a new neighbor told us that Central Market...

Philly Cheesesteak Casserole | Gluten-Free, Goat Cheese

Goat Cheese & Gluten-Free Casseroles I used to love a good old Betty Crocker casserole for sure!   And I’ve been on a casserole kick lately.  We made baked penne with bison.   And chicken noodle casserole. And thought wouldn’t it be fun to take some other classics and adapt them to my dietary restrictions now that I can eat goat cheese.   One of our favorites is decadent and delicious white chicken enchilada casserole made with goat cheese pepper jack and goat’s milk yogurt.   And at some point I’ll update the recipe for King Ranch chicken casserole we make with vegan cheese using goat pepper jack or the Dutch cheese slices instead. But know what I haven’t had in years – a Philly...

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...

gluten-free fried cheese sticks made with goat cheese mozzarella

Fried Goat Cheese Mozzarella Sticks | Gluten-Free

 So really this is the most basic of recipes but we are using organic ingredients to “healthify” these gluten-free fried goat cheese mozzarella sticks. Wait, What? Yes, fried goat cheese mozzarella sticks! So after giving up gluten in 2010, I gave up dairy in 2014.  And my digestive system has been on the mend in a major way.   Then last year I reintroduced goat’s milk, goat cheese, and goat’s milk yogurt.   And it has been awesome!!!! We’ve been making all kinds of “healthified” comfort food favorites using goat’s milk lately like White Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Artichoke Spinach Dip, Fried Chicken Salad with Yogurt Ranch Dressing, and Smoky Goat Cheese Pimento Cheese. I’ve been dealing with dietary issues my whole life.  When I was a...

Eatin’ Clean in 2019 + A Seasonal Salad | Gluten-Free

Easy Gluten-Free Recipes Coming in 2019 This year I want to focus on some super simple gluten-free recipes.   And highlight some of my favorite products I’ve found over the last eight years that make eating gluten-free so much easier and tastier.   Like how to make a super simple but really tasty gluten-free pasta dish or goat cheese mozzarella sticks. And we are starting with this seasonal winter salad made with local products we love.   Goat Cheese As you may know, after giving up dairy for several years I’ve introduced some goat cheese back into my diet again.  And I’m so excited!   There are so many different varieties of goat cheese now, too.   Soft, hard, semi-hard.  Funny Farm makes a fantastic...

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip | Gluten-free, Goat Cheese

Easy Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken Dip There is nothing like starting off the new year with a Texas Longhorns win at the Sugar Bowl in NOLA!  Woo hoo!  I just love college football.  Hook ’em! And then there all the yummy game day eats.   And we love to indulge.  A favorite is definitely Buffalo chicken dip!    So I’ve decided I would start sharing some of my super simple and easy recipes this year even though they’ve been done before.  Mainly because I can eat goat cheese and Trader Joe’s makes a goat’s milk version of cream cheese which isn’t super tangy.   So we could bring back some favorites – this is definitely one of those.  Usually Buffalo chicken dip is made with: shredded...

“Healthified” Spinach Artichoke Dip | Gluten-free

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.   I made fried goat mozzarella cheese sticks and buffalo chicken dip.  We even made pimento cheese with a smoky goat gouda. I started to try goat’s milk cheese and yogurt after learning that the casein protein is digested differently than that from cow’s milk (read more about why here).   When I found creamy goat cheese at Trader Joe’s similar in...

Asparagus Mango Spring Salad with Goat Cheese Croutons | Gluten-Free

Goat Cheese Croutons? Yes, goat cheese croutons!  Made with honey chèvre goat cheese and organic gluten-free rice cereal! Just freeze the cheese, cut it up, coat in gluten-free flour, dip in egg wash, coat with crushed cereal and fry.  Super easy and so good. I have been loving all the fried things we have been making lately.  Do you miss gluten-free cheese sticks? I’ve got an amazing recipe for fried goat cheese mozzarella sticks! And we use goat’s milk yogurt to replace buttermilk for this chicken fried steak.  Or this combo of fried chicken on a salad using goat’s milk to make a Ranch dressing –> “healthified” fried chicken salad . Asparagus Mango Spring Salad So spring is here! And nothing says spring like asparagus.  I...