I like anything that has dill. My garden is overflowing with dill that reseeds itself year after year. The first time I saw this salad I thought “a whole cup of dill! – must be good!”
I still have the problem that no one else in my house is a fan of turkey. Thus no leftovers, because no turkey dinners.
One of my other favorite green things is celery! I love the leaves and the insides. In fact I grow it in my garden just to have the leaves for salads.
I like to buy a turkey breast and cook it in a crockpot on low for about 8 hours with white wine, veggies, and some fresh herbs. Sometimes I will use two legs. Make sure to keep the bones to make stock!
This salad is pretty and would be good to take for a holiday potluck. I like it for lunch with or without greens and sprouts.
The holidays would not be complete without green bean casserole. When we first went dairy and gluten free we went many years without this holiday staple. Then I learned to make a roux and I started making this casserole again without the French Fried Onions. And then, ALDI started making gluten free french fried onions and holidays dinner was complete!
Personally I like it if the green beans are still a little crunchy so I use fresh beans. Using can or frozen beans is fine too. The other ingredient that can be changed around is the onions. I like using dried chopped onions, the ones you get in the spice isle. These make me think more of the dried onion soup mix that I used before we started our gallery journey.
I hope this recipe helps make your holidays complete. – SB
Gluten free, Dairy free, Nut Free, Soy Protein free, and Nightshade free in one yummy doughnut that I did not have to make.
I recently took them on a weekend get away with family to enjoy with my coffee in the morning. Traveling can be hard when you are avoiding multiple food allergens. I have found that Katz doughnuts have become my go-to breakfast when traveling.
It’s the end of the school year and it seems like everyday we need a snack to of with the days theme. Today is movie day so that means popcorn. We air pop our popcorn. Today we melted two tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave to drizzle over the top and then added LOTS of colored sugar sprinkles. Let’s hope movie day is as festive as the popcorn.
Starbucks is one of our favorite places. It is always a bummer standing in line looking at all the pretty pastries in the case. We have shed many tears and had more than one argument about can we have it-NO!
So it is always exciting when there is something new in the packaged products that maybe we can eat. This fall it has been the Hippeas. The Fajita flavored ones are the preferred flavor. I can even eat the regular flavored ones. (No Nightshades!) And who doesn’t like a product with a pun for it’s name.
I am often asked, where do I start. Taking dairy from my diet is overwhelming. If you can start out slow do so. If you need to cut it totally out immediately, be kind to yourself. It will take sometime to get it all figured out.
Start with the obvious and the basics. If you buy gallons of milk determine what you are using it for, and find a substitute. This is not always easy. I do not like the same dairy substitute for cereal as I do for soups, or baking. I often have multiple types of milk in my refrigerator. Non-Dairy milks often come in smaller amounts than the gallon you are use to buying. This makes it easier to use them up in the time needed.
If you go through pounds of butter, I love Earth Balance Soy Free, the one in the red container. If you can have soy the other Earth Balance varieties are highly recommended. I often use Sunflower Seed Oil instead of butter in baked goods. You could also use Canola Oil or Vegetable Oil. Just remember these oils can easily go rancid after opening. Always smell, and taste, them before using them in any recipe. Olive Oil is great on garlic bread, and can be used for sautéing vegetables. Avocado Oil is also good for sautéing instead of butter.
There are great ice cream, yogurt and other dairy products substitutes.
Once you have a handle on the dairy substitutes, tackle the rest of your grocery list. Look at the bread products you are eating and the sauces you buy. There is dairy lurking in some of the strangest places, like deli meats.
Become aware of cross-contamination. Your own at home if there are dairy products still in use in your household, and those issues caused by eating out.
If you are lost or overwhelmed, reach out. There are great online communities, and support groups. There are also people like me who have been there. I have grocery shopping services, and can come help you look through your kitchen and favorite recipes to see what you need to change.