Gluten Free Ground Beef Taco Salad

The ingredients in this salad are very simple, nothing fancy, yet still taste marvelous together.

I am a huge fan of Taco Salad. And Mexican food is one of my favorite food styles aside from Asian food. I probably cook Mexican cuisine at least once a week since I love it so much!

And a bonus — This meal can be prepared in 30 minutes or less!

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Gluten Free Homemade Macaroni Salad

So I use to like L&L’s Hawaiian Barbecue. Ever since I found out I was allergic to chicken and gluten, I haven’t eaten there in years. This Macaroni Salad recipe is a copycat version of their mac salad. It is so tasty that my husband LOVED it and kept raving to people how great it was. Now that made me a happy cook that is for sure!

Anyhow, here is my take on L&L’s Hawaiian Barbecue’s Mac Salad.

Gluten free homemade macaroni salad

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Lime Party Jello Salad

Green Jello

Many years ago when my husband and I were first dating he said his paternal grandmother use to make the best “green jello” and that he hadn’t had it in years. Well, I called up his grandmother, got the recipe and have been making that jello for every holiday since!

This is not for the faint of heart… it is full of flavor and carries a ton of calories with each bite. But it is a party, so why not enjoy.

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Black Sesame Seed Dressing

I was making Spinach Salad for dinner and wanted to make a Poppy Seed Dressing but only had Black Sesame Seeds… so I improvised. And was happily surprised it came out really yummy.

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I have never tried making Black Sesame Seed Dressing before and usually buy Poppy Seed Dressing, however this dressing was very easy to make.

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Layer Salad

24 hour salad

Growing up my mother made her 24-hour salad that I always loved. Now I make this salad and my daughter just loves it as well.

But this is the salad that everyone always asks me to make when I am attending a Potluck or Barbecue. Since we were attending my son’s Cub Scout Rank Ceremony’s barbecue, I decided to make this salad as my contribution to the barbecue.

It has layers of lettuce, mayo, parmesan cheese, sugar, water chestnuts, peas, bacon, onions…. Mmmm, I think I need to make another batch for my own enjoyment. It is one of my favorite salads!

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Classic Egg Salad for Sandwiches

Egg Salad Sandwich

Every once in awhile I like egg salad. I don’t know why I don’t eat it more often since it is quite easy to make. Even though I am not very fond of mustard doesn’t mean you can’t add mustard to your recipe. Nevertheless, I always have a lot of eggs on hand and rightly so with 10 chickens at home — so might as well make some egg salad since all those eggs I have are taking up so much space in my fridge.

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Classic Tuna Salad

Although I don’t purchase a lot of seafood in general, however I find myself recently eating a lot of tuna salad in a bowl or even making myself tuna melts on the panini grill.

Anyhow, tuna in a can is quite convenient and versatile. This recipe is great for sandwiches, as a spread on crackers, can be used as an appetizer, or spoon some on a salad as a main dish…. it is endless.

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Avocado Stuffed with Turkey Salad

This is by far the easiest meal and the most tastiest!

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I love avocados, and have never stuffed them before. I really consider avocados to be one of my favorite foods – they’re delicious and not to mention good for you. I am trying hard to cut back on my carbs, probably not winning at the attempts however, definitely trying.

I wanted to make something refreshing, healthy and low-carb. So after making the Turkey Salad, I stuffed the turkey mixture into a very ripe avocado half. Lets just say lunch was gone within minutes because it was just too good to savor!

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Turkey Salad for sandwiches…

Earlier this week I took a turkey caucus placed it into a stock pot with a bunch of veggies and made turkey broth. After I canned all the broth, I removed all the bones and veggies and was left with 2.5 lbs of shredded turkey. From there I made a delicious Turkey Salad for making sandwiches.

The consistency of the turkey was / is like eating Tuna Salad once it is set and ready. No biggie, it is DELICIOUS and way tastier than tuna could ever be!

Now you can make regular Turkey Salad sandwiches, a Turkey Salad Melt or you can stuff an avocado half! Either / Or will make your mouth and tummy very pleased!

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Turkey 5 ways

Last night I cut up a raw 22 lb turkey so I could get 5 meals out of it plus made broth to stock up on from this turkey this week. Even though the turkey cost $24, it is very economical to cut it up and basically use every bit you can.

Last night I diced up one of the breasts and made Chinese Orange Turkey with Fried Rice.

Chinese Orange TurkeyThen I took the caucus and placed it into a stock pot with a bunch of veggies and made turkey broth. Had it on the stove all night and then my husband turned the pot off this morning before he headed off to work. I canned all the broth, removed all the bones and veggies and had 2.5 lbs of shredded turkey left over to make Turkey Salad for sandwiches. However, for lunch I stuffed an avocado instead and it was YUMMO! Recipes will be coming out later this week!

Turkey Salad stuffed in an avocado