Thursday, August 25, 2011

New ideas!

I've been experimenting a lot lately. I've realized that I eat better and my food probably tastes better than 90% of other Americans! Being allergic to food has given me a deep appreciation of how to make delicious food with very few ingredients and how just a little of some foods can make a huge flavor impact!

Fried Trout: Today, I bought a fresh trout, rubbed sea sat into both sides and dusted with flour. In a cast iron skillet I heated some salt and added a few drops of oil when hot to create a non-stick surface. Then I pan fried the trout until lightly brown. Added some ghee (Clarified butter) and then fried the fish until cooked through. (to finish, I patted the fish with paper towels to remove as much oil/butter as possible). Served with veggies and squash, and a few slices of lemon, all briefly fried in the left-over oil.

Pot Pie:

Cooked rice
homemade chicken broth
cooked chicken, shredded
rice flour
Rice crackers, rolled out and uncooked

Place one large rolled out rice cracker into a pie plate. Cook until just barely crispy. Place the other large cracker on a baking sheet and cook until one side is done only.

Cook veggies in a large pan, adding chicken broth when necessary. When cooked, add chicken and a bit more broth but not enough to make a soup. Add a liberal amount of flour and stir until thick. Add in rice and mix together.

Place rice, veggie, and chicken mixture into cooked pie crust. Place half-cooked rice flour cracker on top (uncooked side up). Poke a few holes with a fork and sprinkle with salt. If cracker is cooked on both sides, wet the exposed side with water or butter/oil. Cook until top is crispy.

Pad Thai/"Thai Peanut" Chicken

Cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
Peas &/or broccoli
lime juice
cooked rice or rice noodles
peanut butter (or other nut/seed butters)

Mix lime juice with peanut butter. Add water and salt until a thin consistency. Cook veggies. Add veggies, chicken and peanut sauce together in a pan and cook until peanut sauce thickens. Serve on top of rice or noodles.

Venison Ragout

Venison (or other game meat), chopped into bit size pieces

Put meat into a plastic bag. Add flour and a liberal amount of salt. If you tolerate any seasonings, add those too. Shake well and make sure meat is coated thoroughly.

Heat a skillet with salt and when hot, add a few drops of oil. Add floured meat and pan fry. Add a bit of water when it starts sticking. Cook until done. When cool, can be used on salads, in a stew, or mixed with rice. Add a dash of lemon when done cooking for extra flavor.

"BLTA" Salad

lettuce (iceburg)
rice crackers or rice cakes (crumbled)
lemon and lime juice
any other veggies or fruits (dried or fresh) tolerated

Mix lettuce, rice crackers/cakes, and any other veggies and fruit. Slice avocados into dices and add to salad. Sprinkle with a liberal amount of lemon and lime juice. The rice cakes/crackers will soak most of it up.

Chocolate-peanut butter cookies

Raw chocolate (raw cocao and sugar/agave nectar only), chopped
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
flour (optional)

Beat eggs into peanut butter. Add sugar and a little flour and mix well. Add in chocolate. Drop by the spoonful on a baking sheet (covered with tin foil for easy cleanup) and flatten with a fork. Preheat oven (very very important!) Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. Let cool. (cooked peanut butter seems to be a lot more tolerable for digestion for me than uncooked peanut butter... and since you are only eating a fraction of an egg in each cookie, it is tolerable!). If baked longer and without flour, they can be crumbled and used for a pie crust. Easily made without chocolate.


plain mochi from whole foods refrigerated section.... follow package directions!


Ground meat (lamb, venison, beef, etc)
Starches (crumbled rice cakes, crackers, grits, or flour)
salt & seasonings (if tolerated)
baked rice flour crackers

Mix meat with starch, salt, and seasonings. Press into patties and grill. Break crackers into burger size pieces. Serve burgers on crackers. If you tolerate it... use pear ketchup or grilled onions on top.

stay tuned for sweet potato recipes and maybe fish sticks soon....

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