Tagged: meatless monday

Gluten-Free Meatless Grilled Burgers

We grilled the gluten-free Beyond Meat plant-based burger patties and served them on Schär gluten-free hamburger buns and were totally impressed by both! The Beyond Burger So this isn’t a recipe or paid partnership – I just wanted to tell you how good these gluten-free meatless grilled burgers are! We are trying to eat less meat in general. And we plan a Meatless Monday dinner every week so I have lots of veggie dishes on the blog. My latest exciting copy cat was a veggie version of Southwestern Egg Rolls from Chili’s appetizer menu. There are awesome dips like pimento cheese or artichoke spinach dip. Fried goodies like fried artichoke hearts or fried mozzarella cheese sticks. Served up with a nice marinara sauce or yogurt...

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,...

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...

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...

caesar salad with homemade dressing, gluten-free croutons and parmesan cheese

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing | Gluten-Free

A quick and easy recipe for gluten-free homemade Caesar salad dressing made with clean ingredients and healthy fats (avocado oil) whipped up in a mason jar with an immersion blender. Gluten-Free Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing This is actually a recipe Brett makes that he adapted from Once Upon a Chef’s homemade Caesar salad dressing.  And it is one of our favorites!  We use homemade mayo and less of it (1/2 cup instead of a full cup) because we like it to be nice and garlicky with a strong anchovy flavor.   Of course, you can adjust the amount of mayo to get it just right for you.   It might be a little sacrilege to some people, but I love using mayonnaise as the base.  It...

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...

Easy Meatless Monday Linguine | Gluten-Free

A quick and easy recipe for gluten-free Meatless Monday linguine made in the time it takes to cook the best gluten-free pasta from Bionaturae! Quick & Easy Linguine Perfect for Meatless Monday This has been one of our go-to Meatless Monday dishes.  And to be honest, it is a quick back up if I ever mess up something I’m cooking or a recipe turns out to be un-savable.   And it really only takes a few ingredients.  It’s a simple combo of Spaghetti Aglio e Olio and Cacio e Pepe.  Made with the best gluten-free pasta I’ve tried so far.   I really love the texture and taste of this Bionaturae gluten-free pasta!   It is made with organic rice flour, organic rice starch, organic potato...

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,...

“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...

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...