Gluten Free Entrees Recipes

Vietnamese Chicken Curry

Vietnamese Chicken Curry
photo by recipe author

Servings: 8-10
Preparation Time:  1- 1.5 hours


  • Annatto Seed Oil (For a more authentic dish. The oil gives an attractive red color and slight nutty flavor)
  • 3 tablespoons annatto seed
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • 1/2 lb potatoes
  • 1/2 lb sweet potatoes
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, cut into 2-3 inches pieces
  • 1 whole chicken (4-5 lbs), cut into 2-3 inches pieces
  • 1 big onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 stalks of lemongrass, cut into 3-4 inches, cut lengthwise, smashed/bruised to release more fragrance
  • 1 whole chicken (4-5 lbs), cut into 2-3 inches pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups coconut milk*
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons good black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Chicken Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons good black pepper
  • juice of half a lime.
  • cilantro, for garnish
  • thai chillies, for garnish
  • toasted baguettes or steamed white rice

For Annatto Oil (if using): Heat oil on a pan on medium-low heat. Add annatto seeds and stir. As you keep stirring, the seed will release a rich red color. Strain and discard the seed. Be careful of the hot oil!

Heat 3 tablespoons coconut oil on a pan on medium heat. Stir-fry potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrots until lightly browned. Remove from heat.

Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a deep pot on medium heat. Stir-fry onion, garlic, curry powder and lemongrass until fragrant. Add in annatto oil (if using), chicken, salt and fry until brown. (Lower heat if needed)

Add coconut milk, chicken stock, bay leaves into the pot. Adjust the amount and ratio of coconut milk and stock on your preference. For a creamier, more decadent curry, add 3 cups of coconut milk to 2 cups of stock and vice versa. Add more or less liquid depends whether you prefer curry with more sauce/broth or less.

Add potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots. Everything should be submerged in the stock.

Bring curry into a boil and reduce heat to low and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until the chicken, potatoes, and carrot are tender and stock has reduced.

Add salt, pepper and/or sugar to your taste.

Garnish with cilantro and red thai chilies. Serve hot with toasted baguettes or steamed white rice or rice noodles.

For the dipping sauce: combine everything and stir.

* For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Shrimp and Coconut Fritters

Shrimp and Coconut Fritters
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time:  15 minutes

  • 1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 egg
  • 2 green onions, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, to fry the fritters

Coarsely chop half of the shrimp, and set them aside. Place the rest of the shrimp in a food processor along with the coconut, egg, green onions, ginger, and salt. Pulse until you have a chunky paste. Transfer the paste to a mixing bowl, and fold in the chopped shrimp.

Heat enough coconut oil to just cover the bottom of your skillet. Adjust the heat to medium-high, and drop in the fritter batter in portions of about a quarter of a cup. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden and cooked through. Remove the cooked fritters to drain on paper towels. Serve hot. This makes about ten fritters.

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Spicy Carrot Ginger Soup

Spicy Carrot Ginger Soup
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Servings: 6 – 8 servings
Preparation Time: 20 – 30 minutes

Mix together all the spices and salt. Set aside.

In a large heavy bottomed pot saute the carrots, celery, garlic, and ginger in coconut oil until slightly tender.

Add spice mixture, stirring quickly to coat the sauteed ingredients.

Stir in the honey – vinegar combo.

Remove the pot from its burner and take approximately 1 cup of the diced carrots from the mixture and set aside.

Pour the water into the pot, mixing thoroughly.

Blend the above mixture in a processor until smooth.

Return the blended soup to the pot and stir in the diced carrots.

Reheat and add more salt, if necessary.

Yummy, especially when sprinkled with coconut!

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Gluten Free Vegetarian Pot Pie

Gluten Free Vegetarian Pot Pie
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time:  25-30 minutes



  • 1/2 cup yellow onion chopped (1/2 inch)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 coconut cream concentrate
  • 12 cups your favorite veggie (I have used sweet potato, asparagus, zucchini, corn, all have been delicious…experiment and share how it turned out!)
  • 2 small potatoes, cubed 1/2 inch
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour (or as needed to thicken)


Mix almond and coconut flour with the salt, then slowly fold in softened butter until it crumbles.  Stir in water by the tablespoon and mix dough thoroughly by hand.  Once dough is mixed, divide in half and roll into balls.  Cover or wrap balls and put in fridge.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees ºF.
Saute onions in coconut oil until they become translucent.  Heat vegetable broth in a medium pot and bring to a boil.  Once boiling add cumin and lower head to medium.  Add coconut cream concentrate.  Add vegetables to mixture and let simmer 15 minutes stirring frequently.

While mixture is simmering take 1/2 the dough and push down into the dish fairly thin and up the sides covering the dish.  Roll out remaining dough to cover top and set aside.  Fill the dish with rolled out dough making sure to fill any cracks.

Once mixture has simmered and dough is rolled out add coconut flour to mixture to thicken the liquid.  Pour mixture into dish.  Take rolled top and lay over dish.  If some cracks or falls apart that’s ok just press it back together and fill in cracks.  Press edges together.  Place in oven for 20-30 minutes or until dough is golden brown around edges.


*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

  • If you want to make this recipe completely vegan just substitute earth balance for butter.  Also coconut oil may work, but I haven’t tried it yet.
  • I use frozen broccoli florets and frozen peas to save time and it turns out great.

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Avocado Rosemary Pasta

Avocado Rosemary Pasta
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time:  25 minutes

  • 1 large zucchini, spiral cut into strands
  • 1 delicata squash, spiral cut into strands
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk*
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice

In a large saucepan, cover vegetable pasta strands with water and bring to a boil. Cook for just a few minutes until slightly soft – be careful not to overcook.

In a small blender or Magic Bullet, combine avocado, oil, milk, rosemary, salt, pepper, lemon juice and lemon zest; blend until smooth. Pour over pasta and heat until warm.

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*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

Kefir-Soaked Baked Buckwheat Porridge

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Kefir-Soaked Baked Buckwheat Porridge photo by recipe author

Servings: 4-6
Preparation Time 75 minutes

Combine the buckwheat, chia seeds, and kefir in a medium bowl. Leave to soak overnight or for 12-24 hours.

In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees ºF. Butter a 10″ cast-iron skillet.

Beat eggs in a small bowl and add to soaked buckwheat mixture. Mix seeds, coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, coconut flour, and salt into buckwheat mixture until everything is evenly combined.

Pour mixture into buttered skillet and place in oven. Bake 50-60 minutes or until edges begin to brown and middle is set.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Scoop into bowls and top with fresh fruit and raw milk, yogurt, or kefir.

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Gluten Free Strawberry Pancakes

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Gluten Free Strawberry Pancakes photo by recipe author


Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

1. Preheat griddle over medium-low heat.

2. While the bag of strawberries is unopened, crush them into a powder.

3. In a small bowl beat eggs until frothy. Mix in milk and vanilla.

4. In a medium-sized bowl combine coconut flour, strawberries, baking soda, and sea salt and whisk together. Stir wet mixture into dry until coconut flour is incorporated and clumps are gone. Allow 2 min for batter to thicken.

5. Grease griddle with butter or coconut oil. Ladle 2-3 tablespoons of batter onto griddle for each pancake. Spread out slightly with the back of a spoon. The pancakes should be 2-3 inches in diameter and fairly thick.

6. Cook for a few minutes, until the tops dry out slightly and the bottoms start to brown. Flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Makes approximately 20 small pancakes.

7. Serve with butter, honey, syrup, or fruit.

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Coconut Oil Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Coconut Oil Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe Photo

Velvety smooth and deceptively decadent, perfect for an afternoon pick me up or guilt free chocolate fix. The ganache like texture and rich flavor is melt in your mouth delicious, I guarantee no one will think this is healthy if you don’t tell them. Very, very addictive in the best kind of way. We always have some of this in the fridge for a quick boost of long lasting energy whenever we need it.

Servings: 20
Preparation Time: 7 minutes

Add all ingredients except peanut butter and beat on medium to high with a hand or stand mixer for 5-7 minutes. Mixture should be smooth and glossy. Add peanut butter and blend until combined.

Pour mixture into a glass baking dish (no need to grease). A larger or smaller dish can be used depending on desired thickness. Refrigerate to set. Cut into squares and enjoy!

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