Dinner recipe ideas approved and recommended by The Barefoot Cook (based on your food needs and dietary limitations)

Green Chile Chicken Soup

August 28, 2013
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I just came back from the land of green chillies, New Mexico and Colorado. I love green chilis with a passion and buy them freshly roasted at road side stalls by the pound (along with pine nuts and peaches), process them into purees, sauces and chunks, freeze them and use them throughout the year.

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Pasture Raised Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

February 12, 2013
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I served this dish last weekend at a farmer’s market demo in Austin and people went nuts. Even though it was just a demo, people were begging me to buy a plate of food. I also served this dish several years ago at the Weston Price conference. Since the meal for was 1200 people, I […]

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Grassfed Beef Short Ribs with Horseradish Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

December 4, 2012
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Try something different for your Christmas dinner table this year with these braised short ribs. Any meat cooked on the bone instantly has tons of flavor and this recipe is no exception. Make sure to source grassfed beef. As an alternative cooking method, you may also cook the short ribs in your slow cooker all […]

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Summer Squash Pasta Deliciosa

June 25, 2012
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This dish is the perfect showcase of my favorite summer veggies and is cooling and refreshing. I love it so much and could eat it every day. I served this dish at a cooking competition and won Grand Prize, Best Flavor and Most Locally Used Ingredients – all three prizes that were offered! I have served it at parties as well and everyone always raves.

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Gluten Free Coconut Crusted Chicken Nuggets

May 3, 2012
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This is a great gluten free recipe to replace those unhealthy nuggets from “you know where” and still get healthy protein and fat into your kids’ diet. Almond flour is incorporated into the mix to thicken and hold the nuggets together and then once formed, they are dusted with a mixture of almond flour and coconut flakes to create a golden crust.

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French Chicken in a Pot (aka Dutch Oven)

January 31, 2012
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This is my favorite kind of recipe – super simple and extraordinarily delicious. The basic idea is to brown a whole chicken in a Dutch oven and then finish it off in the oven at low heat. This cooking method allows for the chicken to simmer in its own juices.

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Crockpot Brisket Tacos

November 23, 2011
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Let’s face it, life is busy. You want to serve something different and interesting for your Christmas or New Year’s party, but really don’t have time to make something complicated nor the time to pour through food magazines to figure it out. Okay, I will let you in on a secret…serve this dish and people will be talking about it for months to come and they will think you spent hours making it!

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