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Butternut Squash Chicken Rice Bake

Butternut Squash Chicken Rice Bake

This easy and savory butternut squash chicken rice bake combines tender chicken, nutty squash, sweet potatoes, wild rice and just a little sweetness from currants. It is naturally gluten-free, and a bake, rather than a casserole. Read on to see why. It’s a fantastic way […]

Beef barbacoa taco sliders with avocado lime dressing

Beef barbacoa taco sliders with avocado lime dressing

This recipe for beef barbacoa taco sliders with avocado lime dressing cooks up slow and tender, and forms the flavor base for some of the best taco sliders I’ve eaten. I use a flavor assist: a delicious slow-cook sauce from Frontera Foods. Toss in a […]

Creamy Avocado-Lime Guac Dressing

Creamy Avocado-Lime Guac Dressing

I love drizzles on food! They promise little pops of flavor, not to mention color, and this creamy avocado-lime guac dressing does not disappoint. It gives tacos and nachos a restaurant-made look and taste. And no dairy in this one!  This avocado-lime guac dressing contains […]

Moroccan Stew 2 ways

Moroccan Stew 2 ways

Moroccan food … mmmm … this Moroccan stew 2 ways has so many things I love. Spices I associate with curries and others that are mysteriously like you’d find in pie. (This is a signature of Middle Eastern cuisine!) Garbanzos and vegetables. Often, a fun […]

Strawberry-rhubarb-mint parfaits

Strawberry-rhubarb-mint parfaits

These strawberry-rhubarb-mint parfaits are cool and so refreshing for the warmer months. Depending on how you make them, parfaits are as good for breakfast as for dessert. My version of the parfait is a combination of my strawberry-rhubarb-mint compote, yogurt and a nut-spice mixture almost […]

Strawberry-Rhubarb-Mint Compote

Strawberry-Rhubarb-Mint Compote

This easy low-sugar combination of strawberries, tart rhubarb and mint is delicious and colorful, whether used in a pie, cobbler, crisp or parfait. Rhubarb is simmered gently in just a little water, then cooked for a few more minutes with chopped strawberries, mint and maple […]

Apple Blueberry Crisp – Paleo and Gluten-Free

Apple Blueberry Crisp – Paleo and Gluten-Free

This apple-blueberry almond crisp is a delicious combination of my favorite fruits, nuts and spices. It’s gently sweetened with maple syrup so that the tartness of the fruit shines through. Pretty enough to take to a potluck and simple enough to make for yourself.  A […]

Tahini-Garlic Dressing: 7-Ingredients

Tahini-Garlic Dressing: 7-Ingredients

This tahini-garlic dressing has a tangy, nutty Mediterranean flavor that you’ll love on any salad. It’s so easy to make and full of flavor, you’ll rarely feel you need to buy purchased dressings. With only seven ingredients other than water, I almost always have everything […]

Two-bean Chili 2 Ways

Two-bean Chili 2 Ways

Two-bean chili 2 ways is packed full of savory vegetables, favorite chili spices, and hearty beans. It’s a classic chili, nothing fancy, but a favorite for a game day or a comfort-food dinner. This recipe starts out as a vegan meal. Then, divide it according […]

Patriotic Fruit Tray with Spiced Yogurt Dip

Patriotic Fruit Tray with Spiced Yogurt Dip

A flag design of fruit to celebrate Memorial Day or July 4th — yes, please! Berries are popular at any gathering — almost anyone can eat them. Serve this patriotic fruit tray with my simple spiced yogurt dip for a refreshing and healthy treat. In […]


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My first basic post

Hello!

Welcome to A Meal in Mind, a blog about my developing, preparing and sharing gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious recipes with my son and his young family. You can find out more about me elsewhere in the blog. However, this very early post serves to introduce Boone the cat. He and I look forward to sharing recipes and tips with you – maybe even cat food!

Boone the kitty lying on the laptop