Allergen-friendly Easy Dinner Recipes

Here are the recipes that we made on Kansas City Live Friday morning! With easy substitution, both of these recipes can be made "top eight" and gluten free! Enjoy! 

Asian Black Bean Burgers

Recipe adapted from The Lean Green Bean


1.5 cups black beans, cooked

¾ cup quinoa, cooked

2 tbsp peanut butter OR your favorite nut butter alternative

2 tbsp Thai chili sauce

2 tsp sriracha

2 cloves garlic, crushed or minced

1-2 tsp of fresh ginger, grated OR ¾ tsp ground ginger

½ cup carrots, shredded (blot with paper towel to soak up excess water)

¼ cup gluten free oat flour OR breadcrumbs if not gluten free/diet allows

Optional sauce:

Mix 1/3-cup plain Greek yogurt (or coconut yogurt if dairy-free) with 2 tbsp Thai chili sauce.


1-   Add black beans to a bowl and smash with a potato masher or fork.

2-   Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

3-   Form mixture into 4-6 patties and place on greased baking sheet.

4-   Bake 400 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

5-   Top with yogurt sauce before serving if desired.

Easy Chicken Fajitas

Recipe adapted from The Food Network


2 large bell peppers, sliced (consider one red and one green, but any work)

½ medium sized white or yellow onion, sliced

2-3 uncooked chicken breasts OR 4 uncooked chicken thighs cut into strips

1 can of Rotel, liquid drained (hotness based on personal preference)

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp chili powder


1-   In a medium sized bowl mix the olive oil, cumin and chili powder.

2-   Add the raw chicken to this bowl and mix until thoroughly coated.

3-   Spread the chicken mixture out in a medium sized baking dish.

4-   Spread the onion and the bell peppers on top.

5-   Top with the Rotel and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Optional Add-ons:

If diet allows, feel free to include tortillas or shredded cheddar cheese (or vegan cheese alternative), but not necessary.


Posted on June 9, 2016 and filed under Culinary Creations.