Gluten Free

August 12, 2019

How to Roast Peppers

Roasted Hatch chiles line a baking dish, close up
It’s Hatch chile season, so let’s learn how to roast peppers! Prep, roast, chop and store chile peppers to enjoy their flavors throughout the season and beyond. We’ve got all the tips and tricks here to help you out, and it's easier than you would expect! All you need is a baking sheet, some aluminum foil, a bowl, plastic wrap and your trusty cutting board and knife. That's it!

August 5, 2019

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Several glasses of Watermelon Agua Fresca are garnished with watermelon wedges before drinking
Cool off with a glass of homemade Watermelon Agua Fresca! This light and refreshing drink is perfect for entertaining and keeping the kids hydrated on summer afternoons. It's also the perfect nonalcoholic sipper for gamedays and other festivities that bring lots of folks together. Calling for fresh watermelon, water, lemon juice and granulated sugar, this simple agua fresca is easy to make and even easier to enjoy.

August 2, 2019

Black Bean Dip

Black bean dip, garnished with sour cream and jalapeno slices, is shown in a bowl, surrounded by chips
Start any party with this delightful vegan-friendly Black Bean Dip. Perfectly spicy and seasoned to impress, this dip goes wonderfully with fajitas, guacamole and various other TexMex dishes. The black beans are cooked down with onions, a green bell pepper, a jalapeño, oregano, bay leaves, sage, chili powder, cumin, orange juice, lime juice, rice wine vinegar and salt until they fall apart. Serve with tortilla chips to create the perfect vegan gameday appetizer.

June 25, 2019

Homemade Mint Lemonade (Naturally Sweetened, Vegan)

Mint Lemonade // The Speckled Palate
Cool down with a glass of naturally sweetened Mint Lemonade this summer. This tart and refreshing twist on a classic calls for very few ingredients, but doesn't call for granulated sugar or a simple syrup. Including lemon juice, water and muddled mint leaves, this lemonade is incredibly refreshing to sip any warm day. Makes 1 glass of lemonade, though this recipe can easily be turned into a pitcher drink for sharing.

June 19, 2019

Ground Beef Tacos

Overhead image of several hard shell Ground Beef Tacos with toppings
These classic Ground Beef Tacos are a simple and flavorful meal to make as an easy weeknight dinner for the whole family. Cook ground beef with onion and garlic, then simmer in broth before serving. Serve them in soft or hard shell tacos- and top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and more. Get your kids involved in this recipe by letting them put together their own tacos and add their own toppings. Makes 8 tacos.

June 5, 2019

Strawberry Melon Salad

Overhead image of the final Strawberry Melon Salad in a white bowl with a blue napkin
Melon season is officially here! Gather friends or family for this super simple Strawberry Melon Salad. The lesser known Galia Melon stars in this summertime side salad. Paired with fresh strawberries, mint, lemon juice, feta crumbles and a balsamic glaze, the sweet green melon sings. Whether you're making this salad to pair with dinner or bringing it along for a summertime gathering, this Strawberry Melon Salad makes the perfect side dish.