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Rice Recipes by The Allergy Chef
Meat Lover’s Brussels & Rice Recipe
Today I want to share with you something that the kids absolutely loved: Meat Lover’s Brussels & Rice. It was a quick lunch that I put together, but they went back for thirds. My favorite thing about this recipe: it incorporates Brussels Sprouts. I was surprised when they were much younger how much they liked meals that included sprouts, and have continued to add them when I can.
As some of you may know, we are a homeschooling family, so on rice days I’ll often start the rice cooker with veggies on top in the steaming insert before running an errand or taking the kids somewhere. When we get back, half of the meal is ready to go. This meal is no different.
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Onion & Garlic Free, Allium Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Corn Free Compatible
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients. This one is a bit of a stretch, but not impossible. Read More
Red Curry Cauliflower – Guest Blog Post
Today we have another special guest post from the team at Delicious Living. This recipe is from Lisa Turner (photo Leigh Beisch).
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Vegan, Diabetic Friendly
In the morning, take the green beans out of the freezer so they’re thawed when you get home. For added protein, stir in red lentils halfway through cooking time, or fold in cooked chickpeas at the end. Serve with warm garlic naan or basmati rice. Read More
Allergy Free Comforting Chicken & Rice
This dish came together as one of those, “use what’s in the fridge” types of meals. I only used a small amount of asparagus since around here, it’s considered a bad word. I’m working on that by the way, lol. Here’s the best part though: after I had everything ready, I asked everyone to sample, and they were just so pleased. The Papa said that it’s not a dish that knocks you off your feet with flavor, but at the same time, it’s just so comforting to eat. In fact, he told me several times that evening that “Dinner was just so comforting. We should have that again soon.” Coming from him, and knowing that asparagus was involved, it was quite the compliment. So, from our kitchen to yours, here’s a comforting dish for the family to enjoy.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Diabetic, Low Histamine, Corn Free Compatible, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible, AIP Compatible, SCD Compatible
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients. SnoPac makes a frozen green bean, if you can find it in a store near you.
For Paleo, GAPs, AIP, and SCD: Use cauliflower rice. Read More
Allergy Free, Organic Kaffir Lime Curried Fried Rice
This was a fun experiment that I thought I would share. I was scrolling through Good Eggs a while back, and came across Kaffir Limes, sometimes called Makrut Limes. Whenever there’s something new listed, I like to read the descriptions, and this one really caught my attention. It said that it would be the perfect addition to a good curry. I went about making our Sweet Curry Chicken Fried Rice, but also added the juice from the limes, as well as lime zest! The kids said it was too lime-y, and the wished I had left it out. What do they know? They’re just children with childish palates. But seriously, I may have overdone it with the limes a tad bit. When there’s a recipe in place, I’m sure we’ll write all about it. Until then, here are some fun pictures to look at. Hopefully this will give you ideas on how to bring new flavors into your kitchen 🙂
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Refined/Cane Sugar Free, Diabetic Friendly Read More
Allergy Free, Organic & Vegan Curried Fried Rice
Around here, Sweet Curry Chicken Fried Rice is everyone’s favorite. People that have come over for dinner (including international guests) all LOVE this dish. Knowing that it has chicken, and we have a lot of vegan followers (by medical reasons or by choice) that enjoy the recipes we create, I decided to adapt the meal to come up with an equally delicious vegan version. For those of you that have followed us for some time, you know how hard we try to create meals for all sorts of allergy combos and diet types. In my own way, I pride myself on not having a label for our blog, books, and business. We don’t want to be known as the GF company, or the Vegan company, or anything else of that nature. Instead, we’re the everything company. We want to be Free and Friendly for everyone that may need us.
Have time for a story? Great. So many years ago, I was watching Red Dwarf. They were always talking about having a good curry. I had only eaten Indian food once in my whole life (and it was beyond delicious), but I don’t think I ever had a good and proper curry. Now, there was this one time at a Vietnamese place where I had a coconut curry chicken dish and WOW. Just WOW.
Having these thoughts floating in my head, I wanted to create a curry dish the kids would enjoy, but at the time, they were very young. Enter sugar. Yes, you heard me right. I opted to make them a sweet curry and they were in love with it. If you have kids, you know that phase where you’re trying to get them to try new things… we were knee deep in that phase when the original recipe came about, and thankfully it did. Well, that was the original. Since then, we’ve created different versions of the meal, mainly a low/no sugar version for our kid that needs it. Over the years, I’ve made additions, subtractions, and have had fun experimenting, and we are long overdue for this dear friends, a vegan version. Enjoy!
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast & Garlic Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Diabetic Friendly, Vegan, Low Histamine Read More
Allergy Free, Organic Chicken & Apple Rice
A while back, we had a fun exchange of samples with San Francisco Salt Co. They got to try the Free and Friendly Foods top 8 free, vegan cupcakes. We received a beautiful box full of all sorts of salts to try. The hand written note was what really got me. This will be the first of many recipes that features one of their unique salt flavors. Up first, Cherry Smoked Salt. When the kids and I smelled the salt, we were in love. But wait! There’s more! The best part of this meal was right after the sampling. As you know, I can’t eat the food, so the kids sample it once I think it’s ready, and they let me know if changes are needed. Kid Three was the first to sample. He took a bite, and his eyes went wide as he chewed. He shouted “Oh, there are so many flavors! I love it!!” Yes dear friends, that made my day. So here’s the recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as the kids did.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Onion & Garlic Free, Refined/Cane Sugar Free, Diabetic, Low Histamine, Paleo Compatible
For Paleo: Use the appropriate thickener of choice in the sauce, such as arrowroot or cassava. Read More
Organic Cajun Stuffed Peppers Recipe
I have a riddle for you. What’s pretty on the outside and not that great on the inside? If you’ve read the Purple Pepper Post, you’ll know, it’s the orange peppers! Sometimes you get a bad one when it’s organic 🙁
When I was a kid, I had something so delicious, but I kind of only sort of know what it was. It was red potatoes, but with Cajun seasoning… or crab seasoning… see, I somewhat don’t remember, but I know that it was eaten near New Orleans, so it must be Cajun inspired at the least. In addition to that, I LOVED red beans and rice as a child. I could eat bowls of that stuff, and that’s where the inspiration for these peppers truly come from.
Now, some of you may know that the kids, especially Kid Two, hates spicy things. I have to always keep that in mind as I’m creating recipes, especially anything Cajun inspired 🙂 Needless to say, everyone really enjoyed the meal, however, I can safely say that if you’re a fan of spice, please feel free to add much more.
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Diabetic Friendly, Vegan
*For Corn Free, be sure to source safe ingredients. You may need to use a different rice. Read More
Seafood Stir Fry
I think this is the last of my Foodie Dream Posts for a while. Did you know I’ve always wanted to go to a place like French Laundry or Chez Panisse (started by Alice Waters)? Welp, I do, annnnd I can’t. So to make up for it, I like to dream up long fancy titles of meals. Officially, this one is described as (make sure you read it in your best voice): A seafood medley composed of a delightful blend of sea scallops, shrimp and calamari. To dazzle your taste buds we also added seasonal ramps, and for crunch, organic snap peas.
Or for short, you can call it Seafood Stir Fry.
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible, AIP Compatible, SCD Compatible, Nightshade Free Compatible
For Paleo: Serve over cauliflower rice.
For AIP: Omit smoked paprika, serve over cauliflower rice.
For SCD: Omit Bragg seasoning and replace with a homemade seafood season. Serve over cauliflower rice.
For Nightshade Free: Omit smoked paprika. Replace the Bragg season blend with something safe/homemade.
Recipe Challenge – Paleo & GAPs Curry Chicken Fried Rice
This week’s challenge is brought to us by Heather. She didn’t have too many restrictions. She’s Paleo, and wanted something with chicken. Easy enough, right? Sweet Curry Chicken Fried Rice has been a huge crowd pleaser in our house for years. I decided now was the time to make a new version.
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, GAPs, SCD Compatible
For Corn Free: Be sure to source safe ingredients. It will take leg work, but this is doable.
For All Special Diets: Be sure to have a safe (or homemade) curry seasonings blend.
For SCD: Use honey or date sugar instead of maple. Your curry seasoning needs to be homemade. Read More
Quick, Easy, Healthy, Delicious Dinner: Cheesy Kale & Rice Recipe
Kid Two LOVES cheesy kale. You see, a long time ago, I got fed up with bread. It’s silly now, looking back at it. I didn’t like how huge burger buns were, and when the kids would eat food, it seemed like they were taking on way more than what was needed. Honestly, half the bun would be the perfect size, then it wouldn’t over shadow the flavor of what’s inside. Enter kale. You know, the vegetable no child wants to eat. Well, I started serving the kids kale and Sloppy Joe. They hated it, but were willing to play along. Enter cheese. Suddenly, kale is everyone’s new best friend. I started to sauté kale in olive oil, and add cheese. Initially, there was A LOT of cheese in the mix. Have I mentioned the kids love cheese? Especially Kid Three. Needless to say they were totally OK with the fact that Sloppy Joe was served a top kale, as long as it was cheesy kale.
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, Vegan
***For those of you that need dairy free cheese, most of them contain top and/or less common allergens such as: Almond, Cashew, Coconut, Corn, Potato/Nightshade, Soy, Yeast, and a few others. Choose wisely based on your needs. Read More