Tagged: healthy comfort foods

Basmati rice with cilantro, garlic, lime and agave

Clean Eating Cilantro Lime Rice

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...

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...

Gluten-Free Texas Peach Cobbler

Texas Peach Cobbler Texas peaches are everywhere during the summer. You can get them at the grocery store. Find them at the farmer’s markets. Or even go and pick them yourselves in Fredericksburg. They are one of my favorite summer fruits. I love all the summer fruits, but the peaches are amazing. One of the hardest and challenging things for me over the years has...

Shishito Peppers and Spiked Chipotle Mayo

Shishito Peppers and Spiked Chipotle Mayo

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...

Homemade Healthified Turkey Sloppy Joes

Healthified Sloppy Joes I used to love when my mom made Manwich Sloppy Joes from the can growing up!  Originally posted in October 2013, I recently updated this post (June 2021). This is one of the first things, i.e comfort foods, that we really started to “healthify” in the early days of the journey toward better health.  It is based on a Rachel Ray recipe but...

Delicious Reverse Seared Filet Mignon

Mmmm, Reverse Seared Filet Mignon So there are many ways to cook a nice thick cut of steak like filet mignon. You can grill it, sear it and finish it in the oven, or reverse sear it. It really depends on what you have going on. One of my favorites when making a Southwestern Steak Salad is to set the oven to 400 degrees.  Then...

Mom’s Favorite Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad This summer pasta salad reminds me of my mom and summer and neighborhood block parties growing up.  It was her go-to signature potluck dish because it was so easy to make.  And quite honestly, I think it came off the back of a bottle of Kraft Italian salad dressing. Just cooked pasta, avocado, sliced pepperoni and classic Italian dressing.  That’s it! My...

BBQ Chicken tacos made healthier using clean ingredients

Easy Healthified BBQ Chicken Tacos

Clean up your Taco Tuesdays by using organic ingredients to make these amazing gluten-free and dairy-free healthified comfort food BBQ chicken tacos. Healthified BBQ Chicken Tacos Yep, we’ve gone and “healthified” Taco Tuesdays! Clean eating means different things to different people, but for us it is eating lean meats and clean organic veggies to avoid pesticides. Check out the latest 2021 full list of pesticides...

Dehydrate Mandarin Oranges At Home

So why dehydrate mandarin oranges at home? Well, they are the best snack and full of flavor and you can eat them like candy. But they aren’t candy. They are just dried fruit with no sugar added and packed full of nutrients and fiber. I love dried fruit but these dehydrated mandarin oranges have quickly escalated to a favorite! My in-laws sent us a lot...

Gluten-Free Austin Curbside To-Go & Marg Kits

Well it is time for an Austin Gluten-Free Curbside To-Go List to add to my other lists of Gluten-Free Austin Restaurants, Texas BBQ, Mexican Food, and the AFBA South, Central & East Gluten-Free Guide. So for the last year instead of date night out on the weekends, we have been hitting up our favorite local places for to-go orders and margarita kits. There are a...