Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Allergy Eliminiation Challenge- Day 2

Kevin has taken to calling this our Allergy Elimination Challenge, rather than a diet. I think it sounds much better! I'm loving the fact that this new regiment requires me to cook new things! Today I'm experimenting with arrowroot, brown rice flour, coconut oil and xantham gum. Hopefully I'll be able to turn all of those things into a cookie..... Here are a few more recipes from our Challenge! 

Day Two Menu
Sweet potato and banana saute
1/2 grapefruit
1 slice of Food for Life Brown Rice Bread

Millet and vegetables
Fresh watermelon

Sauteed cod loin with lemon herb sauce
Steamed green beans
Brown jasmine rice
Coconut cookie bites for dessert

Quinoa Vegetable Salad
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 onion, diced
1/2 cup fresh herbs, chopped roughly (I used parsley, oregano and thyme)
1 cup red grapes, halved
1 cup chopped kale
1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
Olive oil
Cook quinoa according to package. Meanwhile, saute celery, carrots, onion, and herbs in olive oil. Combine with cooked quinoa. Salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and add kale. Kale should be wilted, but not cooked. When slightly cooled add grapes and chicken and serve. This is a great way to get rid of your leftover veggies and oh, what a tasty summer salad! This meal is gluten, wheat, soy, dairy, nut free and could easily be vegan by omitting the chicken.

Coconut Cookie Bites 
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 TBS ground flax, 3 TBS water (substitute for 1 egg if you're not on the diet)
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
1/2 cup ground unsweetened coconut, plus 1/4 cup set aside
3/4 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup arrowroot
1/4 cup potato flour
1 tsp baking soda
Dash of salt
Dash of vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until easy to handle. Using an ice cream scoop, make dough balls and roll in reserved coconut flakes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for approximately 10 minutes or until browned and cracking. Note- these are not super sweet cookies. If you want more sweetness, just add additional rice syrup.  

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