Cooking with food intolerances

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.


Apple Crisp October 21, 2012

My grandmother’s recipe, with a few modifications…

4 c. peeled, sliced apples

1 c. gluten-free flour blend (I use Pamela’s gluten-free baking blend, but it has corn)

3/4 c. sugar

pinch of sea salt

1 tsp. baking powder (homemade corn-free if you can’t tolerate corn)

1 flax egg, chia egg, or regular chicken egg (I’ve done it all 3 ways)

1/2 c. canola or light olive oil

cinnamon sugar

Spread sliced apples in 8×11″ pan. Mix together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add 1 egg (or flax or chia egg). Mix thoroughly. Add oil. Mix. Spoon mixture over apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 35-45 minutes.


Snickerdoodle Cookies

1 1/2 c. sugar

1/2 c. soy free Earth Balance

1/2 c. palm shortening

2 chia or flax eggs (2 Tbs. seeds + 6 Tbs. water; let chia goo set 1 minute, flax goo needs to sit 10 minutes)

2 3/4 c. gluten-free flour blend (I use Pamela’s gluten-free baking mix)

2 tsp. cream of tartar

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

pinch of salt

2 Tbs. water

1 Tbs. canola or mild olive oil

Cinnamon sugar for rolling: 1/4 c. sugar + 2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix all ingredients except cinnamon sugar. I use my big scoop and roll into balls, then roll in cinnamon sugar. Place on insulated baking sheet and flatten slightly. Bake in preheated 400F oven for 10-12 minutes.



Carrot Ginger Asian Salad Dressing

1 carrot, peeled, cut into 1″ pieces

1″ piece of ginger, peeled

1 Tbs. chopped Vidalia onion

2 Tbs. rice vinegar

1 tsp. Coconut Aminos

1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil

1 Tbs. water

1/4 c. olive oil

In food processor or blender, place carrot, ginger, onion, vinegar, Coconut Aminos, sesame oil,  water. Puree. Add oil in a stream until it’s the consistency you want. It reminds me of the salad dressing I used to have at my favorite Japanese restaurant, Kabuki.


Peach Bar Cookie April 27, 2012

I wanted a bar cookie. I seem to always want some kind of cookie! I used to make a raspberry bar cookie, but I had peach jam in the fridge and that’s what I wanted to use. It might work with almond flour (my son can only tolerate a little almond, and my husband can’t have it at all, so I was leaving this one nut free). Feel free to experiment with the flour blend.
2 c. GF flour blend (I used Pamela’s GF bread mix)
1 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. quinoa flakes‎
1 1/2 tsp. corn-free baking powder
1 c. palm shortening or soy-free Earth Balance (has corn)
2 flax-eggs or chia eggs
1 tsp. corn-free vanilla
1 c. jam (peach, raspberry, I’ve used grape)
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 9″x13″ pan.
Mix all ingredients except jam. Press half of dough into 9×13″ pan. Spread jam over all (within 1/2″ of edge, so it doesn’t stick). Top with remaining dough (I just sort of sprinkled it on with my hands). Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes. Let cool a little before eating – that jam gets hot!

Chocolate Syrup

1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa

1/2 c. hot water

1 1/4 c. maple syrup

pinch sea salt

1/2 tsp. safe vanilla extract

Combine ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium low heat, boil for 2-3 minutes. Chill.


Christmas Cookies December 26, 2011

This year I wanted 10 kinds of safe cookies for Christmas. I made Amy’s Awesome Gingerbread cookies, which roll out like a dream, and “normal” people love them too (I’m still checking if there’s a link to include here). I also made chocolate truffles (Enjoy Life chocolate chips melted + a couple tablepoons of Coconut Milk yogurt plus a couple drops of peppermint oil, rolled in corn-free confectioners sugar);  rumballs (recipe said to make safe brownies, let them cool, then mix with rum and shape into balls; I wasn’t that thrilled); fruitcake   – except I substituted brandy for the water; a small sugar cookie with orange zest that I have no idea what the recipe was; candy cane cookies; shortbread cookies; thumbprint cookies; chocolate refrigerator cookies; and I melted some marshmallows and mixed them with gluten-free Rice Krispies, peppermint oil, and Enjoy Life chocolate chips. All kinds but the fruitcake were safe for everyone (my husband couldn’t have it because of the nuts, though I didn’t give it to the kids because of the brandy). And technically the rumballs were safe, but I didn’t give those to the kids either. And I made chocolate cheesecake bars for my husband and my oldest daughter so they could have something “normal” too.