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Cooking with food intolerances

Anise Cookies November 26, 2016

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1/2 c. Soy-free Earth Balance  dsc05780

3/4 c. sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1 3/4 c. gluten-free flour blend (I use Pamela’s)

1 Tbs. crushed anise seeds

1/2 tsp. baking powder

pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients together. Put down a sheet of wax paper about 12″ long (standard width). Plop the dough along one side, and roll up so that you have a tube of dough. Chill in refrigerator for about one hour. Take dough out of fridge and remove from wax paper. Cut into slices 1/8″ – 1/4″ thick (I made one sheet of thinner slices and one sheet of thicker slices). Place on insulated baking sheet, leaving about an inch between cookies. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 11-13 minutes.

I liked the thinner ones dipped in my tea, because they were crisp. The softer ones were good for just snacking on. I’m keeping in an air-tight container and so far they’ve lasted 2 days (because my kids don’t like anise!).

 

 

Olive Spread (Muffalatta) June 11, 2016

1 cup green olives with pimentos

1/2 can black olives (we like Black Pearl brand)

1 Tbs. capers

1 stalk celery, thinly sliced

1 Tbs. Vidalia onion, minced

1/4 c. roasted red pepper

1 Tbs. dried parsley

2 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar

salt & pepper to taste

3 Tbs. olive oil

Put everything but the olive oil in a food processor, and pulse until it is all minced. Place in bowl, pour olive oil over it, and mix to combine. Chill for at least 4 hours before using, to blend flavors.

We like to put it on sandwiches. My favorite is just putting about a teaspoon in some Boar’s Head pastrami turkey thinly sliced deli meat, and rolling it up.

 

Pancakes May 21, 2016

This recipe comes from our friend Keith, but as usual I’ve had to make some modifications to de-gluten and de-dairy it (sure, those are real words, at least they are in my world).

1 1/2 c. Pamela’s gluten-free flour blend

2 1/2 tsp. safe baking powder

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1 Tbs. granulated sugar

1 flax or chia egg

1 1/2 c. So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk (may need a little more if it’s too thick)

3 Tbs. soy-free Earth Balance, melted

Mix ingredients together until combined. Fry on griddle on both sides. We serve with bacon or Jones sausage, and real maple syrup.

 

 

Curry Powder

Are you allergic to turmeric? Me too. Unfortunately it caused inflammation in my esophagus, not something I was really fond of since it made swallowing kind of difficult. But I missed curry. So I asked a couple of people for their own blends, and experimented. This is what I came up with:

2 Tbs. ground cumin

1 tsp. garam masala

1 Tbs. coriander

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper

1/2 tsp. ground mustard powder

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. ground cardamon

1 curry leaf, ground

Put in a coffee grinder to blend flavors. Keep in airtight container.

 

Spinach Salad Dressing

My mother-in-law makes this dressing, which I modified a little due to my intolerance of garlic. Her spinach salad has spinach, diced orange and sliced strawberries on it. Yum!

1/4 c. sugar

1/4 tsp. paprika

2 Tbs. minced Vidalia onion

1/2 c. olive oil

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar

pinch of salt

pinch of cloves

Combine all ingredients. Shake well.

 

 

German Potato Salad

My son loves potatoes . . . and bacon . . . and he’s a teenager, so he’s a bottomless pit. He loves German potato salad.

9 potatoes

6 slices bacon

3/4 c. minced Vidalia onion

2 Tbs. Pamela’s gluten-free flour blend

2 Tbs. sugar

2 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. celery seed

1/8 tsp. black pepper

3/4 c. water

3/4 c. apple cider vinegar

Cook potatoes. Drain.

Fry bacon. Remove from pan. Fry onions in bacon grease until tender. Combine flour, sugar, salt, pepper, celery seed, water and vinegar, and put in pan with the bacon grease and onion. Bring to a boil. Add potatoes and bacon. Stir to coat. Serve warm.

 

Refried Beans

When I had to go garlic free, I could no longer have a lot of prepared foods that had been safe on my no-gluten, no-dairy, no-soy diet. One of those things was refried beans, so I learned how to make my own.

1 Tbs. bacon grease

2 Tbs. minced Vidalia onion

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

pinch of salt

pinch of onion powder

pinch of oregano

1 15-oz can of black beans or kidney beans

1/4 c. chicken broth (homemade)

Fry onion in bacon grease until tender but not brown. Stir in everything else. Cook 5-10 minutes. Mash with potato masher.