Thursday, September 25, 2014

Oat free nut free granola

One of the main struggles I've had lately is being at a complete and utter culinary loss.  I have had little inspiration to create for because the only ingredients I can find are very expensive.  Lady night I befriended a young person on tumblr who has an oat allergy and was desperately seeking recipes.  Being allergic to Oats myself,  I began discussing my grain replacements with them.  I owe this recipe to my new tumblr friend, you inspired me to keep trying,  so thank you.

Gluten-Free,  oat-free,  nut - free,  wheat-free, corn - free Vanilla Maple Granola:

1 cup freshly cooked quinoa
1/2 cup ground flax meal
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup maple syrup (I use maple agave)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup dried berries or nuts (optional, I used blueberries)

Mix all ingredients completely,
spread mixture out in a thin layer on dehydrator sheet.  Dehydrate until crispy.

This granola is great for a snack or cereal

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Onion, garlic, and tomato - free bbq sauce



As many of you know from my last post, I am severely allergic to a lot of really delicious things, onions, garlic, and tomatoes (the main ingredients to bbq sauce )being some of the many.   I started wondering if I would ever be able to taste that Smokey sweet glaze on my food again when I had a brilliant idea: molasses.  It has that tangy almost umami flavor to it as well as a nice sweetness,  prefect for allergy safe bbq sauce!  I'm not going to give exact measurements,  this is more of a"follow your tongue" recipe.
Gluten, onion,  garlic, and tomato free bbq sauce:
About 1 tbsp molasses
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
Cayenne pepper
And sugar to taste
About 1 tsp liquid smoke
Mix together, adding a little of each ingredient until desired taste is met.