Gluten-free/Dairy-free Recipe Ideas

A friend has recently had to find gluten-free/dairy-free recipes for her daughter, and I’ve come up with a few.  Maybe you know more…feel free to share!  Thanks.

I try to avoid flours altogether because I haven’t found too many recipes that I like that include gluten-free flours, and I don’t seem to do well with any grains, although some flours are grain-free, such as chick pea flour, almond flour or coconut flour.  Gluten-free still allows most people to use rice flour, quinoa flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, cornstarch, corn flour, etc.

Always read ingredient labels – companies have been known to switch ingredients.


  • meat:  such as pork (roast pork, sausages – check ingredients, ham, bacon), beef (roast beef, hamburger, steak), chicken (leg, breast, wing, minced), turkey, venison, etc.
  • starch: such as potatoes (baked, boiled, or mashed with vegan margarine, fries, home fries) or rice
  • vegetables:  cooked or raw
  • spaghetti sauce on rice noodles
  • chili and rice or tortilla chips
  • stew (thickened with corn flour or tapioca starch, and spice as desired – with stew beef, meatballs or chicken and vegetables)
  • soups
  • hamburger steak smothered in homemade gravy (drippings thickened with corn flour or tapioca starch, and spiced as desired) and fried mushrooms/onions/peppers
  • hamburger with desired toppings wrapped in a lettuce leaf
  • eggs (boiled, fried, omelette, omelette with veggies, scrambled (with water instead of milk))
  • lettuce wrap sandwiches (chopped egg with mayo, canned ham and mustard, tuna and mayo, cold cuts – check ingredients)
  • taco in lettuce wrap (check seasoning ingredients – or you can make your own)
  • salad (if you add meat, eggs or nuts you can make it a meal in itself)
  • taco salad (I will post a recipe soon!)


  • eggs
  • bacon, ham or sausages
  • home fries
  • porridge (make sure they are gluten free oats!)
  • fruit
  • any main course idea – you can eat any food for breakfast!
  • pancakes made with coconut flour (I will post a recipe soon!)
  • fruit smoothie (made with juice or water and fruit with a frozen banana base)
  • apple slices with peanut butter


  • raw veggies and hummus
  • tortilla chips and salsa
  • popcorn made with vegan margarine
  • caramel popcorn made with vegan margarine
  • Chapman’s sorbet
  • popsicles/ freezies
  • fruit
  • apple sauce
  • fruit cups
  • nuts
  • dried fruit (raisins, dates)
  • fruit smoothie
  • apple slices with peanut butter


  • baked apples
  • vegan fudge (I will post a recipe soon!)
  • peanut butter cookies/squares (I will post a recipe soon!)
  • chocolate brownies (I will post a recipe soon!)
  • chocolate bark (I will post a recipe soon!)
  • fruit
  • Chapman’s sorbet
  • apple sauce
  • fruit salad
  • fruit smoothie

There are so many more ideas!  These are just a few to get you going.





  1. Sue

    You have to be careful with canned soup as most of them contain wheat. Same goes for spices and bacon, weinees etc. thats why i sell epicure because i know all the products are gluten free. Read all labels on packaged or canned food. visit the celiac website of a list of foods that contain gluten. You might be surprised

  2. Good point Sue. Homemade is always best if possible. Always read labels. And I love Epicure!

  3. felicia198911

    Reblogged this on felicia198911.

    • Thanks Felicia! I can’t wait to read more of your posts.

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