Gluten Free Dairy Free Recipes
Gluten Free Sugar Free Brownies Recipe
If you have a sweet tooth like me, being allergic to cane sugar can be hell. I’m also a chocolate whore so buying any manufactured chocolate is out since it all contains sugar. I can’t count how many times I’ve craved brownies or something like that, so I finally decided to try and develop a palatable gluten and sugar free (and it’s also dairy free) brownie recipe. And let me tell you, the recipe below rocks!
Gluten Free Sugar Free Brownie Ingredients
1 cup of soft vegan butter (available at your local health food store)
1.5 cups of local, raw honey
1 cup of rice flour
3 eggs which if you’re lazy like me, you don’t pre-beat
½ teaspoons of salt
1 cup of walnuts, your nut of choice, or just leave the nuts out
1 teaspoon of vanilla – make sure it is quality vanilla that doesn’t have corn syrup as an ingredient!
1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder – see if you can find organic
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grab a nice big bowl, then break out your trusty fork on the butter until it’s nice and creamy. From there, simply add in the honey and mix mix mix. Then toss in your salt, vanilla, and eggs and mix mix mix. Toss in your cocoa powder and then your flour and finally your nuts. Make sure you mix it up real good. Finally, disk the batter out into a well greased pan that is around 9x13x2 and bake your brownies for 30-35 minutes. I think you’ll find these brownies taste great despite being sugar, gluten, and dairy free
Dairy Free Tomato Free Pasta Sauce Recipe
A few nights ago I watched the movie, “Eat, Pray, Love” where the main character goes to Italy and eats all kinds of delicious looking pastas. As my recent food allergy test stated I was allergic to tomatoes, milk, gluten, and all kinds of other pasta sauce killing stuff, it has been awhile since I’ve had some delicious pasta. I decided to try and find a pasta sauce that I could have. The following sauce fits that bill beautifully after I altered it to fit my dietary needs. For gluten free pasta, look for rice or quinoa pasta at your local health food store. The sauce below is tomato free, dairy free, and sugar free.
Tomato Free Pasta Sauce Ingredients
– 2 cloves of well chopped garlic. If you’re a garlic whore like me, feel free to use more.
– 1 red or sweet onion. I prefer red onion for its anti-inflammatory properties. Use organic!
– 1/3 cup of olive oil – I recommend extra virgin
– ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
– 3 tbs of lime or lemon juice, fresh squeezed if you can
– 1 tbs of a quality balsamic vinegar
– One eight ounce can of beets or even better, beets out of the garden that you boil or roast
– One can of pumpkin (14-15 ounces) – make sure that it’s pure pumpkin without any other additives
– 3/4 cups of vegetable broth. You can use chicken broth if you prefer.
– 1 tsp of sea salt
– Black pepper to taste
– 1/2 cup of fresh (if you have it) or dried basil
– 1.5 tsp of arrowroot or cornstarch — I have left this out and the recipe is still great
Dairy Free Pasta Sauce Preparation
1. Break out your trusty wok or big pan and sautee the garlic and onion on medium high heat.
2. Go blow your nose after it begins dripping from all the onion and garlic aroma.
3. Add the lime (or lemon) and balsamic vinegar then let everything simmer on low for about five minutes.
4. Toss your beets in a blender and blend them until they’re nice and smooth.
5. Curse at your can opener for being a hunk of Wal-Mart crap and swear to get a good one soon.
6. Toss your canned pumpkin, the salt, beet puree, and basil into your wok and stir everything on up.
7. Mix in your vegetable broth slowly looking for the consistency you want in the sauce. You may use less than the 3/4. Continue to simmer for another five minutes.
8. Mix in the arrow root (or cornstarch) if you want to use it.
Enjoy your super tasty gluten free, dairy free, tomato free, sugar free pasta sauce. It’s super delicious in my opinion.
Gluten Free Stir Fry Sauce Recipe
One of the easier ways to stay gluten, dairy, and sugar free is by making stir fry. However, as soon as you get into your stir fry sauces, all of a sudden the gluten and sugar start to creep in. Therefore, I came up with this delicious stir fry sauce which you can use.
Stir Fry Sauce Ingredients
1/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth
1/4 cup Braggs soy sauce alternative (you can get this at any health food store)
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons of rice wine vinegar (be very careful not to get the “Seasoned” vinegar as it will have sugar in it)
1 teaspoon of honey (I like raw, local honey for its health benefits)
2 teaspoons of sesame oil (I have used olive oil when I didn’t have this and it worked fine)
Stir Fry Sauce Preparation
Making this sauce is super easy. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl, mix them together, and then pour it over your stir fry. Yes, it’s that easy and a super delicious sauce in my opinion.
Gluten Free Sugar Free Banana Bread Recipe
Who doesn’t love banana bread? Of course, most recipes out there for banana bread are chock full of gluten and sugar. I personally choose to remove sugar from all my recipes for a variety of reasons. And I finally came up with some delicious banana bread that works with honey. Hurray! And just as importantly, this recipe is gluten free. I personally found that brown rice flour is a great substitute for all purpose flour. You should be able to get it at a health food store like Whole Foods.
Banana Bread Ingredients
- Four ripe, mashed bananas
- 1/3 cup melted vegan butter (you can find this in the dairy section of health food stores
- 1 cup honey (try to find raw, local honey)
- 1 tsp of vanilla (make sure it is vanilla without corn syrup in the ingredients!)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- A small pinch of salt (I prefer sea salt with no anti-caking agents)
- 1.5 cups of brown rice flour
Banana Bread Preparation
One of the best aspects of this delicious recipe is that it is super easy, there’s no need for any fancy mixer. Simply preheat your often to 350 degrees F (or 175 degrees C) and break out a large mixing bowl and your trusty spoon. Mix in the smashed up bananas, your melted vegan butter, and then your honey, egg, and vanilla. Toss in your baking soda then the salt and mix everything up real good. Mix with both hands a little bit so that your don’t create asymmetries in your body. Yes, seriously. Once all that goo is mixed up, then add your flour and mix it in real good. I then like to coat my 4×8 bread pan with my favorite anti-stick agent, pour in the banana bread batter, and bake at 350 for one hour. Yank your bread out, let it cool, or if you’re like me, grab it right away, burn yourself a little, and enjoy your delicious bread right away.
I realize it’s not the prettiest looking banana bread you’ve ever seen, but I can assure you, it sure tasted good! You can play around with this recipe by adding walnuts, carob chips, or any other ingredient to contour it to your taste buds. I have no doubt you’re going to love this banana bread!