Every year for Josh's birthday since we have been married I have cooked him his dream birthday meal. We always eat pretty healthy so he thinks about what he normally doesn't get through the year and we go all out! So far we have done: pizza burgers, bacon mac & cheese grilled cheese, mac & cheese waffles with fried chicken, steak with bacon and a baked potato bar, steak with lobster mac & cheese and green beans and steak with a wedge salad and mac & cheese. There are also desserts with each year. Look below the recipes to see pictures from each year we have done this :) You also might be seeing a trend with the meals here - meat and mac & cheese. This year he decided on chicken fried steak (his favorite food from Texas) and of course mac & cheese. He also wanted Reese's Pieces Brownies which I made for him on his actual birthday. For the big meal I was also making food for my friend Staci's birthday too and she chose Brussels sprouts and a triple berry cobbler so I made those to go with it all!
Josh said this was his favorite meal yet and Staci and Kevin both enjoyed the meal as well! They were all impressed with the fact that everything was gluten-free and said they couldn't even tell! I did make their mac & cheese with real cheese but for mine and for the recipe I am giving - I used a vegan cheese. IT WAS AMAZING! They even said they thought it tasted like real cheese.
You HAVE to try these recipes, if you have to eat gluten-free or not, you won't be disappointed!
Chicken Fried Steak + Gravy
Total Time: 60 minutes
Mac & Cheese
Total Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
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I am a food loving, activity seeking health coach who resides in Franklin, TN with my husband and two sweet dogs (Lola & Penny).
I believe everyone should eat balanced and not cut food groups if you don't medically need to. All foods can fit in a healthy diet. Unfortunately, I have to avoid gluten and also limit myself with dairy, so my goal is to provide healthy, gluten-free/dairy-free recipes so EVERYONE can enjoy all foods, even if you do have to cut out certain food groups. My recipes are encouraged for everyone to eat, not just for those with sensitivities/allergies! Most of my recipes can be easily converted by using real dairy and whole-wheat in place of my allergy-free substitutes.
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