Gluten-Free Carne Guisada

Tender chunks of meat, spices and flavorful vegetables braised together make a fragrant Mexican version of beef stew called Carne Guisada.

The flavors of Carne Guisada are ideal for a simple family dinner. My husband likes it on the mild side, and I kick it up with extra Pico de Gallo or Salsa on mine.

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Blackeyed Pea Salad Stuffed Tomato

Three Gluten-Free Lunches

It’s really hard to keep making lunches and snacks that are interesting even under the best of circumstances.

Plus, the vending machines at work or school have a siren song that almost always sounds better than a lunchbox’s boring old tune.

When the need to be gluten-free is added, lunches can seem even more challenging.

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Gluten Free Chicken Sautéed with Spinach and Parmesan

Chicken Breasts Sautéed with Spinach and Parmesan

I like an easy chicken dinner that cooks the vegetables right in the skillet with the chicken.

Since the chicken in this recipe is boneless it cooks very quickly, and the flavors of chicken, aromatic garlic and onion, carrots and spinach mingle in the pan to make a flavorful sauce that even my husband likes.

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Gluten Free Avocado, Black Bean and Bacon Omelet

Gluten Free Avocado, Black Bean and Bacon Omelet

This eye-appealing omelet is topped with bacon and filled with an avocado and black bean combination that’s full of different textures and flavors. It’s easy enough to cook for breakfast, but it would be ideal also for a lunch or even dinner. Most of the time when I cook an omelet for my family, they ask for cheese in it, but no one missed it in this one.

Not only is this nutrient- and protein-packed dish gluten-free, it’s also dairy-free.

The avocado and black bean filling is more like a salad around which the omelet is wrapped. It isn’t the kind of filling that cooks in the omelet. Neither is the bacon cooked in the omelet. I added it as a topper. However, if you want, you can add optional ingredients such as cheese or diced ham while cooking the eggs, although I didn’t add either of these this time.

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