Tagged: healthy comfort foods

Bison Mushroom Burgers | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Gluten-Free Bison Mushroom Burgers with Crispy Fried Shallots Today’s recipe is for a quick and easy, gluten-free, dairy-free bison mushroom burgers and crispy fried shallots served on Schär ciabatta bread. I love using leaner ground bison instead of ground beef. In particular, we really love this Great Range ground bison. We’ve been making a lot of recipes with it over the years. A particularly popular post is Cajun bison dirty rice. Still one of our absolute faves! It is also quite fabulous in Shepherd’s Pie. And of course, we used it to make tacos, meatball stroganoff, and Philly cheesesteak pizza. I love the flavor combo of mushrooms and bison. Plus mushrooms are so good for us. They contain folate, nutrients, vitamins and are a prebiotic...

Vegetarian Jalapeño Poppers | Gluten-Free

These super easy baked vegetarian jalapeño and sweet pepper poppers are made with Trader Joe’s goat milk cream cheese, an egg, fresh chives and sprinkled with organic, gluten-free Kettle Brand BBQ potato chips. Vegetarian Jalapeño & Sweet Pepper Poppers You know one of my favorite products is the goat milk creamy cheese from Trader Joe’s. It is the perfect substitute for regular cream cheese in recipes. We use it in this “healthified” spinach artichoke dip and in the “died and went to heaven” pimento cheese dip. And of course it’s perfect for the easy Buffalo chicken dip, too. I also used it to make twice baked potatoes, which are another favorite around here. Well I had a tub of the creamy cheese in the fridge...

Gluten-Free Fried Chicken Tenders and Okra

These classic comfort foods, fried chicken tenders and okra, are made using gluten-free brown rice flour. And instead of dipping in a traditional buttermilk and egg wash, we substitute goat milk yogurt, water and eggs for absolute fried chicken perfection. We Really Love Fried Foods! Isn’t fried chicken and okra such a classic comfort food? Before I had to start eating gluten-free we loved picking up fried chicken and okra and mashies from Chicken Express. Yum. But since I can’t do that anymore, we try to make similar food at home for the occasional treat. And although we’ve used lots of different methods for the breading, this one is my absolute new favorite way to fry chicken. It’s also great for frying okra, mushrooms, and...

Gluten-Free Spinach Goat Feta Puff Pastry

Thank you, Schär Having to eat gluten-free (and dairy-free for awhile) usually meant bypassing some of the most delicious treats. And sometimes you just really miss those old comfort food classics. Lately, we have been trying a bunch of Schär gluten-free products and are just blown away. We found hamburger buns and puff pastry dough at Central Market. Then we tried the pizza crust found at Sprouts and were so excited about the taste and texture. I’ve been so happy with the products so far (btw – this is not a sponsored post)! They also have the best table crackers and artisan multigrain bread (also at Sprouts). It’s awesome. Brett loves the entertainment crackers (taste so much like Ritz) and they are perfect for dipping...

Gluten-Free Chicken Breakfast Sausage

Biscuits, Breakfast Sausage & Gravy Who doesn’t love biscuits, sausage and gravy? We certainly love this comfort food around here! But how do we make it gluten-free and a little healthier? This one was not easy. Especially the biscuits. So I’ve tried to make gluten-free biscuits many times. When you use cold butter and buttermilk – they come out fantastic. But not so much when you use butter substitutes. So I really haven’t made great biscuits since giving up dairy. I was complaining about this to my friend, Suzanna, who makes beautiful biscuits and she suggested I use goat butter since I can tolerate goat’s milk. Genius! So I used Pamela’s Biscuit & Scone Mix, goat milk butter and coconut milk creamer and followed the...

Fried Smashed Fingerling Potatoes | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Fried Smashed Fingerling Potatoes So these fried smashed fingerling potatoes were a very happy accident. Super crispy fried potatoes with a soft center, sprinkled with smoked paprika and fresh cilantro then served with Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayo. It was so good! Like a cross between a potato chip and French fries. These would be great to serve at a BBQ with grilled meats or burgers. I was trying to recreate one of my favorite dishes from ATX Cocina – smashed papas bravas with smoked chili aioli. So I started out trying to make papas bravas using two different recipes from the New York Times and Serious Eats. But we simplified everything. And instead of buying Russet or Idaho potatoes, I thought I would try it...

Eggplant Chicken Parmesan | Gluten-Free

Make one of your favorite comfort foods, like Chicken Parmesan, a little healthier by adding eggplant.  More veggies always make it better for you!  Plus it keeps the gluten-free breading from getting soggy. Eggplant Chicken Parmesan Chicken Parm is such a staple comfort food around here.  And this version of eggplant chicken parmesan shows up on the menu often!   Especially during the summer when eggplants are in season.  The eggplant adds a nice texture and taste to the dish.   Plus it keeps the chicken nice and crispy when you put the red sauce and cheese on top. It is another way to “healthify” gluten-free fried food.  And do we love fried food.  Since I could start eating goat’s milk again we’ve been frying...

Shishito Peppers and Spiked Chipotle Mayo

Shishito Peppers and Spiked Chipotle Mayo | Gluten-free, Dairy-Free

Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayo Before we get to the shishito peppers and spiked chipotle mayo recipe, I want to talk about how much I love Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayonnaise. They have several clean products made with gluten-free and nonGMO ingredients. As well as using fair trade organic cane sugar and certified humane free range egg yolks. So you get a pretty clean product that also sources mindfully to preserve biodiversity on the planet. I especially like the chipotle mayo. I’ve already used it in a couple of recipes found here on the blog. We love it in this chipotle curry chicken salad. Made with a few simple ingredients like apples, celery, pecans, cranberries and a little curry powder. It is such a quick and healthy...

Good Gluten-Free Pizza with Schär Crusts

We made the best pizzas with Schär gluten-free, lactose free, non GMO pizza crusts. We used Funny Farm mozzarella goat cheese, organic pizza sauce and some awesome toppings for the win! Schär Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts I have really been into trying out new Schär gluten-free products lately. And every time I try something new I get even more excited about their gluten-free products. I have used the ciabatta bread to make Caper Basil Vinaigrette Roasted Pepper Toasts with Halloumi cheese. Then I tried the puff pastry dough when it hit the market and it was awesome. You you can find it at Central Market here in Austin. We fried it to make beignets. It’s been forever since I could indulge in a beignet. And the...

Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Salad | Gluten-Free

Gluten-free fried chicken nuggets are tossed in Buffalo sauce and served with goat milk blue cheese dressing and crumbles in this delicious Buffalo chicken salad. Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Salad I absolutely adore Buffalo sauce. One of the first recipes I posted on this blog was a gluten-free Buffalo chicken salad recipe using the Buffalo sauce as the dressing. It is super simple to make using a gluten-free hot sauce like Franks RedHot and melted ghee. We keep a huge bottle in the fridge and literally put it on everything! Check out my recipe for easy Buffalo chicken dip, too! And since discovering the selection of goat cheeses at Central Market, there are so many new recipe adaptions we can make. I was so excited...