Nov 10, 2015

our favorite gluten-free and paleo recipes

Early on in our relationship, Greg let me know that he avoids gluten and sticks with a mostly paleo diet. I wasn't very knowledgable about either of these, so I started researching online and asking questions. I bought a great paleo cookbook, Paleo Cooking From Elana's Pantry, and started searching Pinterest for recipes. During our visits between Oregon and Texas, we'd often cook paleo meals, so I had a small collection of Greg-approved meals when we got to Texas from our honeymoon and I moved into what is now our apartment. Since then, I've added a few more new recipes to our collection and we are excited that we have a good mix of recipes to choose from on days when we'd rather stick with a classic than experiment with a new creation. 

Here are our favorite gluten-free and paleo recipes thus far! Click on the links below the photos for the recipes.

 Light, fluffy, and so delicious, these healthy pancakes are easy to make and only require two eggs and 1 banana!

This salad was hearty even though I left out the quinoa. The citrus vinaigrette was a perfect blend with the kale and nuts. 

Packed with crunchy flavor and a citrus kick, this is an easy salad that is easy to switch up by adding chicken, salmon, or nuts. 

Crockpot Meals 
Don't let the long list of ingredients keep you from trying this one! It's hearty, full of flavor, and a perfect meal to freeze leftovers for a future date. And with all the veggies, you won't miss the beans that are usually in chili. 

This creamy soup uses coconut milk instead of milk or heavy whipping cream, so it's dairy-free and delicious! The chicken is so tender and perfectly blends with the tomato and spices. Perfect for a chilly night. 

Ok, this is probably one of our favorites of our favorites! The Herbs de Provence (a mix of spices including thyme, fennel, rosemary, chervil, oregano, summer savory, tarragon, mint, and marjoram) gives this meal a perfect taste, and since all the spices (other than salt and pepper) are in one bottle, it's a super easy meal! 

I've never loved salmon, but this dish changed my mind! It's an easy meal and the rosemary adds a surprising touch that is mouth-watering. 

I love that I can cook the whole meal in one pan, and the flavors are all so complimentary to each other that even I (who hates my foods touching) think this meal is a total winner!

I made this tonight and the taste is still on my mind. Yum! The spices pack quite a punch and served with some corn tortillas, salsa, cilantro, and lettuce, it's a perfect meal for the nights you're craving Mexican food. 

With just four ingredients (chicken, basil pesto, tomato, and mozzarella), this is a super quick dinner idea that is full of juicy flavor. 

What are some of your favorite recipes?

Eat Drink and Be Mary


  1. Yummy!! I'm going to try those pancakes!

    1. Hi Amanda!!! Yes, they are SO good! And so simple!

  2. ooo yum yum! that salmon bake looks delicious!

  3. The pancakes! I forgot I have some GF pancake mix that I need to go home and make. Like right now :-)

  4. I'm doing my first Whole30 in January, so this list is so helpful! I can't wait to try some of these, especially the chili and the pancakes.

  5. Also, just a blogging tip: This post has great Pinterest potential, but you don't have a unique image for it. You could create a graphic with your title, or you could create a photo collage of the recipes with the title. Just make sure it's vertical.

    1. Thanks, Brita! That is a good point!!


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