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Here are the essential gluten free dairy free recipes to try! These dinner, lunch, breakfast and dessert ideas are deliciously satisfying.

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“Gluten free dairy free” might sound restrictive to some. But if you eat that way, you know if you find the right recipes, there’s absolutely nothing lacking in flavor. Cut out gluten and dairy and you’ve got a wide range of recipes that are absolutely irresistible: from stir fries to sheet pan meals to nachos. Here are our top essential recipes, with a focus on dinner first. Then keep reading for more ideas for gluten and dairy free desserts, snacks, breakfasts too!

And now…our top gluten free dairy free recipes!

Breakfast ideas

Looking for more gluten and dairy free breakfast ideas? Here are our top recipes to start the day:

Dessert recipes

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Snacks and more

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40 Gluten Free Dairy Free Recipes: Stir Fry & More!

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This stir fry is a go-to fast and healthy dinner! Use any veggies you like and this flavor-packed stir fry sauce. For plant-based, go to Cauliflower Stir Fry or Tofu Stir Fry.



For the stir fry

  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 pound shrimp, deveined and shelled (or tail on), wild caught if possible
  • 1 pound broccoli or broccolini (stem on), about 4 cups
  • 2 bell peppers, any color
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms (optional)
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger, optional

For the stir fry sauce

  • ¼ cup soy sauce (or tamari or coconut aminos)
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow or white miso
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Thaw the shrimp, if frozen.
  2. Chop the veggies: Chop the broccoli. Thinly slice the bell peppers. Remove the stems of the shiitake mushrooms and slice (or if using baby shiitakes, you can leave the stems on). 
  3. Make the stir fry sauce: Whisk together all ingredients until a smooth sauce forms.
  4. Cook the vegetables: In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium high heat. Add the broccoli or broccolini, bell pepper and mushrooms. Add 2 pinches kosher salt and cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp tender. Remove the vegetables to bowl.
  5. Cook the shrimp: Add the additional 1 tablespoon sesame oil to the pan. Add the shrimp and green onions. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the shrimp are almost opaque, turning once. Then add back the vegetables and the sauce. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the sauce is thickened.
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Valerie Smrtic says:

    How does one purchase your cookbook/recipe book? My daughter (an adult) eats dairy and gluten free, and I would like to have menu choices when I offer to take a meal to their home. Thank you very much. These recipes on this page look wonderful (except for anything with coconut).

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      Hi! Our book, Pretty Simple Cooking is available at any bookstore, including amazon. However, it is not a book that focuses on gluten and dairy free recipes (although we offer substitution ideas when possible).