Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hearty Beef and Vegetable Stew

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This stew is where clean eating meets mouth watering deliciousness! Perfect for a cold winter night, serve alongside crusty bread and a green salad for a truly heartwarming meal.

You Will Need:

– 1 lb beef stew meat, or diced steak

– 3 large carrots, sliced thin

– 3 celery stalks, sliced thin

– 4 red potatoes, diced

– 1 onion

– 1/3 head of cabbage, sliced into 1 inch pieces

– 1 cup frozen corn

– 1tbsp garlic

– 2 tsp salt

– 1 tsp pepper

– 2 tsp cilantro

Procedure:

  1. Bring approximately 4 cups of water, broth, or any combination thereof to a boil. Add meat and vegetables.
  2. Boil for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to medium-high.
  3. Continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes, or until beef and carrots are tender.
  4. Add seasonings and stir.
  5. Continue simmering for 10-15 more minutes. Taste and continue seasoning to taste.
  6. Serve hot alongside crusty bread or a green salad.

Heavenly Mac ‘n Cheese

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This mac n’ cheese is so creamy, you won’t even know it’s dairy free! Full of real cheese taste, creamy flavor, and meaty chunks of ham, this is the ultimate comfort food- without any of the nasty allergenic factors.

You Will Need:

  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni (I used tri-color veggie macaroni for additional nutrients)
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1/2 cup Daiya parmasan style shreds
  • 1/2 cup Daiya cheddar style shreds
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Procedure:

  1. Boil your noodles until al dente, about 8 minutes. A wooden spoon laid atop your pot will keep it from over boiling. 
  2. Drain noodles and stir in Daiya immediately. Keep stirring until it’s melted- it takes a bit!
  3. Next, stir in diced ham, salt and pepper, and coconut milk.
  4. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until sauce is thickened, or longer if necessary.
  5. Optional: If desired, add veggies in before simmering. Corn and broccoli go nicely.

TIP: If you’re looking to sneak extra veggies into your kids, go for baby food! Pureed peas, green beans, and sweet potatoes are all delicious additions. And with the cheesy goodness of Daiya, they won’t even taste the difference!

Allergy Friendly Pizza Dough

Excuse the picture quality! My kids hid the camera-- again!

Excuse the picture quality! My kids hid the camera– again!

This recipe makes a delicious, allergy friendly pizza crust. Roll it thin- it puffs up a bit. Enjoy this pizza with all of your favorite toppings. I used canadian bacon and pineapple, but you may use whatever you like!

You Will Need:

  • 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil or corn oil

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually stir in milk and oil until a soft, flexible dough forms.
  3. Knead dough 10-15 times on a lightly floured surface. Do not overwork or dough will become tough.
  4. Divide dough into two balls. Set one aside.
  5. Press one dough ball onto an ungreased cookie sheet or pizza pan. Roll out to desired shape and thickness. If desired, turn edges in.
  6. Poke holes in dough with a fork. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, then remove from oven and add desired toppings. Continue baking at 400 degrees for an additional 20-25 minutes.

Zesty Marinara Sauce

Excuse the picture quality! My children hid the camera-- again!

Excuse the picture quality! My children hid the camera– again!

This zesty and flavorful sauce is a great addition to pizza, lasagna, atop pasta or meatballs, or even used as a dip for your favorite snack foods. Make ahead and store in the refrigerator. This sauce is best used within 10 days.

You Will Need:

  1. 3 cups whole pureed tomatoes
  2. 2 tsp salt
  3. 2 tsp oregano
  4. 1 tsp parsley flakes
  5. 1/2 tsp black pepper
  6. 1/2 tsp red pepper
  7. 1 tbsp sugar
  8. 1 tbsp corn or olive oil
  9. 1 tsp cornstarch

Procedure:

  1. Pour pureed tomatoes into a small saucepan. 
  2. Add all spices, oil, and cornstarch. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Simmer for 5-7 minutes until bubbly and thickened. Add more cornstarch to thicken if needed.
  4. Enjoy!
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