Disclaimer: My recipes are typically bland and for people who have very slim choices with regards to food. I was so overwhelmed with major food changes we had to implement that I decided to record my recipes so I could easily find them. You might find them useful. Most are flexible for your own needs but may require some experimentation.

Gluten, Dairy, Egg free Chicken Nuggets that REALLY work.

7 TBSP Arrowroot flour
3 tsp Chili Powder
2 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Garlic
1.5 - 2 pounds organic chicken breast or tenderloins cut into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces. 
Grapeseed oil (coconut oil works great too!)
Mix flour and seasonings into a 1qt size zip-lock baggie. 
Add cubed chicken and mix well. 
Fry in about 1/8 inch of oil in a frying pan. I use a large cast iron skillet and can put whole batch in at once. It's okay if you need to fry in batches, just keep the oil at about 1/8 inch depth.  
Fry until crispy brown on the outside. 
Cut into the center of one nugget to check done-ness. 
Drain on paper-towel then transfer to plates. 

I am over the moon happy that this recipe works. I've tried so many that fail! I'd pretty well given up but I whipped this up (it's fast!) and it was a success.

BONUS #1: This recipe works baked too!  Just cut flour down to about 1/2 so that there is less coating.  I did spritz a little bit of oil onto the nuggets to give them a 'crispy' feel...I just used a slotted spoon dipped in my oil and then touched each raw nugget with it to get a little bit of oil on each one.  Bake in single layer at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes.  I used a small convection oven for this, so bake times might vary.

BONUS #2:  If you have allergies to seasonings, using just flour and sea salt tastes great - baked or fried.

  Gluten, soy, dairy, egg, sugar free -  Sugar Cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Sugar ( I use Xylitol) 

Butter ( I use Earth Balance)
Egg ( I use Chia Egg)
Baking soda
Baking powder (gluten free)
Flour ( I used Bloomfield Farms Gluten Free Mix )

In a small dish whisk 1 TBSP ground chia and 1/4 cup warm water. Let sit. This is equal to 1 chia egg. 

In a large bowl combine:
1 1/2 cups Xylitol

1 Cup Earth Balance butter
(mix with hand mixer)

1 1/2 tsp Vanilla (seriously, 2tsp is too much)

1 Chia Egg
(mix with hand mixer)

3/4 tsp of baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder
(mix with hand mixer)


2 3/4 cups Bloomfield Farms Gluten Free Baking Mix
(stir with spatula or spoon carefully as to not overmix)

Spoon dough balls onto un-greased cookie sheet or parchment paper with a spoon. Press dough balls down slightly to help them become round as they bake.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes. Let them cool, then enjoy!  They are delicious and allergy free for us. Bloomfield's contains rice and potato starch. Xylitol contains birch. Some blends contain corn, so read labels carefully. 

Veggie Meatballs 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a small dish, whisk:
1/4 cup ground chia
1 cup warm water. Set aside. These are your chia eggs or 'gel eggs'.   

Using a blender, food processor, or Ninja, grind up
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 2 to 3 med. rutabagas
- 2 to 4 kale leaves OR any other veggies that you prefer.

In a large mixing bowl mix well:
-2.5 pounds ground beef, pork, or turkey
-ground veggies
-chia eggs
-quinoa flakes to help hold mixture together. I add about a cup. More if needed.
-Sea or Himalayan Pink salt to taste
-any seasonings you like.  

Shape into meatballs of preferred size and place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake about 45 minutes at 350 degrees

Allergy Free, Organic Crackers and Dip

"I soon discovered I could no longer purchase processed snack crackers . The key to these homemade crackers is baking at a low temp until you can flip each piece as a solid square (or rectangle.) If it does not flip as a solid piece, you need to keep baking. Once you can flip them, it's just a matter of crisping to your taste."

Ingredients for Crackers
(makes 63 to 77 crackers)

1 cup zucchini chopped
1/2 cup fresh beets (or carrots or other)
1 Cup pumpkin seeds (or sunflower seeds)
2 T hemp seeds
2 T chia seeds
1 T arrowroot flour/starch.  (quinoa, garbanzo bean flour, or coconut will work too but arrowroot makes them snappier. )
1 T grape seed oil (or olive or coconut oil)
1/2 tsp each cumin, sea salt, and coriander
1 to 2 TBSP of water

1. Mix everything in food processor or Ninja. Mixture will be thick.
2. Use a cookie sheet with parchment paper and with wet fingertips, press mixture onto the pan in the shape of a rectangle 1/8 to 1/4 thick. It should be thin, but no holes. The amount of ingredients should provide the exact amount needed to use the whole pan.
3. Bake at 240 degrees for an hour.
4. Using a pizza cutter, cut into squares and rectangles and bake another 30 to 45 minutes.
5. Using a metal spatula, flip the squares over, salt with Pink Himalayan Salt if desired.
6. Bake another 30 to 45 minutes. The individual squares need to stay intact when flipping.  If they are crumbling, they are not ready.
7. Keep drying and flipping until you get desired cracker crispness. 

Dip Ingredients
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
2 - 3 leaves bok choy, beets, or kale
1 lemon (juice of 1 lemon)
1 T chopped onion (optional)
If desired, add seasonings for flavor such as salt, cilantro, cumin, coriander, basil leaves...if you use the crackers above, the seasonings are already in the cracker so the dip doesn't need them.  

Mix all  ingredients in a food processor or Ninja.


Allergen Free Pizza (makes two, 8 x 10, glass dishes)

Garbanzo Bean Crust
3 cups garbanzo bean flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp coriander ( or pepper)
1 3/4 cups (approx) water
3T Lard from beef or pork

Mixture will be a thick liquid and pourable, like pancake batter. It will not be thick like bread dough.

Heat oven to 480 degrees while the batter rests. Pour another 2 TBSP grapeseed oil into each glass pan. Put pan into 480 degree oven for about 6 minutes to heat the oil. Carefully remove and evenly pour the batter into two pans. Bake 12 to 14 minutes.  Remove and turn oven down to 350.

Beet Pizza Sauce - of course you can just use tomato if not allergic
Peel one large beet.
Cut up and boil until soft.
Puree in Ninja or processor.
Add 1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic
1 tbsp oregano and mix.
Add a bit of the water from boiling if necessary to get a consistency like tomato sauce.

Let bread cool a bit after it's done baking.
Ladle your beet sauce onto the crust.
Add desired toppings. We use cooked hamburger, onions, and bok-choy. We are unable to have cheese of any kind on our pizza, but you may be able to use a cheese sub like Daiya.

Return pizzas to 350 degree oven and bake 10 to 15 minutes. Remove, slice with pizza cutter, and enjoy!


Garbanzo Bean Flat-bread

Combine in bowl:
2 cups garbanzo bean flour
1 tsp salt
About 2 cups of water*
2 TBSP oil of choice
Seasonings of your choice

Heat oven to 475 degrees and let the batter 'rest' while waiting for oven to heat.  

Add 1 TBSP oil to the baking pan. I use a cast iron baking dish.

baking dishes with oil in 475 degree oven for about 6 minutes.

Remove hot pan and then evenly pour batter into it.
Bake 20 minutes.
You can let the bread cool, or just dump it directly out of the pan onto a cooling rack. It's ready to eat!

We use this for all of our sandwiches and for pizza crust, add Garlic and Oregano.

*The dough will not be thick like typical bread dough. It will be somewhat thin and pourable, like thin pancake batter.  This is a very forgiving recipe and can be thicker or thinner to your taste just by controlling the amount of water.

Garbanzo Bean Brownies -
Credit goes to Sheree Welshimer over at Cats in the Kitchen. The recipe is perfect the way she has it outlined and I've tweaked it a bit only for our tastes and allergies. If you have severe food allergies or battle yeast  her blog is awesome. 

Preheat oven to 480 degrees. It takes awhile, so go ahead and do this first!

DRY Ingredients:
2 cups garbanzo bean flour
3 T cocoa powder
1/2  tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 to 1/2 cup organic sugar OR 1/4 cup Truvia blend OR several drops Stevia liquid OR 1/2 cup Agave syrup OR No sugar at all  - this is to taste.

Whisk the dry ingredients.

Add 2 T Lard and whisk - it will be very dry.
Add 1 1/2 cups water and whisk again.
Add sugar to taste and whisk.
Set batter for 5 minutes to thicken.


Spray a glass baking dish,  9 X 13, with oil and add 1TBSP Grape Seed Oil to the bottom.
Warm dish with oil in 480 degree oven for 5 minutes.
Remove and carefully pour in the batter.
Bake for 12 minutes. Remove. Let it cool for just several minutes and voila! brownies are ready. No waiting!

From  my kitchen!

RECIPE! Here's my recipe for ooey gooey chocolate chip cookies that are so delish! They are wheat free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free, all top allergen free, and no xanthum gun is needed for this recipe.


7 TBSP Grape Seed oil (or other)
Generous 1/2 cup Agave syrup
7 TBSP Water
2 tsp. Vanilla (optional)
Whisk and set aside

2 cups Amaranth flour
2/3 cup Arrowroot flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Sea salt
1 cup Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips

Combine all flours, sugar, baking soda, salt, and sift them together well. Add the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in mini chocolate chips.

Use a small scoop to form balls on a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper.  Using the back of a spoon, flatten each ball to a round patty, 1/2 inch thick. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
Makes 2 1/2 to 3 dozen.


Fruit Juice Gummies (Pic to come)
4 cups organic pure juice like Knudsen's Just Cherry (no pulp juices like pineapple) 
2 ounces gelatin 
Agave syrup or Stevia drops (optional) 

Boil 3 cups organic and pure juice.
Pour remaining 1 cup juice into a bowl.
Add the 2 oz. gelatin and allow it to 'bloom' at least 5 minutes.
Once the juice in the pan is boiling, add the bowl of 'bloomed' gelatin and juice.
Stir until it is dissolved.

Taste. Add Agave syrup or Stevia drops to sweeten if necessary.
Pour into a 9 x 13 metal pan. If there were little clumps of gelatin that didn't dissolve, just pour it through a strainer when pouring into the metal pan. You can throw them out.
Place in fridge 2 hours.

After chilling, run a knife along the edges of the pan and remove as one piece from the pan. Place on cutting board and cut squares or whatever shapes you want. You could easily cut with cookie cutters OR pour into candy molds for gummy shapes.


 Pumpkin Pie, Crust, and
Whipped Cream
Dairy Free, Egg Free, Cane Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free 


* If you want to make 2 crusts, increase flour to 2 cups and hemp milk to 4 TBSP*

1 ½ cup garbanzo bean flour
½ tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp Xanthum Gum
½ cup cold Earth Balance soy free butter
3 TBSP Tempt brand original hemp milk ( or coconut, rice, almond)
A few drops of Stevia (optional)

Put flour in bowl, add salt and zanthum gum. Mix together with wire whip. Cut in cold butter. Once
you have little crumbly pieces, add the Stevia (if desired) and milk, then stir with a spoon. I use my hands to form a ball. Spread the ball out into my pie pan with my hands.

     *Double everything for two pies

15 oz pureed pumpkin
2 chia eggs ( 2 TBSP ground chia + 8 TBSP warm water. Whist and let sit until gelled.) 
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ginger (you can use more to taste)
½ tsp sea salt
¾ cup Agave syrup (more or less for your tastes) OR sweeten to taste with Stevia liquid drops.
1 ½ cups Tempt Brand, original hemp milk, depending on thickness you like.

Stir until mixed. Be sure to taste to make sure it's sweet enough for you. You can always add a bit more agave or Stevia liquid drops. (I'd start with about 15 – 20 drops, mix, taste, and go from there.

Pour filling into pie crust. Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes, then turn down heat to 350 for
about 60 minutes. Remove and chill in fridge for at least an hour or overnight.

Whipped Cream
1 cup Tempt Brand original hemp milk
¾ cup grape seed oil
2 TBSP Agave syrup
½ tsp Xanthum Gum
1 tsp Vanilla (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a blender several minutes until it thickens. Put in a container and chill it in the freezer. It doesn't have the exact consistency of 'Cool Whip', but it tastes good on a pie. I plan to run this recipe through my ice cream maker and see if it works in there too. I'll update when I know!!  ***Another option is to just make home-made ice cream to top your pies. I make it all the time with hemp milk. Works great!!


Chicken Nugget Breading

2.5 pounds chicken breasts or tenderloins
2 cups Tempt Original Hemp Milk
Soak chicken in milk, in fridge, for one hour.

Grind Breading Mix in Ninja:
1 cup garbanzo bean flour
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup pistachio or macadamia nuts
2 T chia seed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp coriander
Dump out onto a large plate when mixed.

Remove chicken from milk and dip into breading mix, coating both sides well. Put in a frying pan with 3 to 4 T grapeseed oil ( or your choice) and fry on medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes, each side.


Batter                                           Bars

Quinoa Bars or Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, whip and set aside to 'gel'
1/4 cup Ground Chia Seed ( or flax)
1 cup warm water

In a second, large, bowl mix together:
¾ cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup Earth Balance soy free butter (or use a nut butter)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt
1/4 to 1/2 cup agave honey ( to taste, can use Stevia drops instead)
2 cups Quinoa Flakes
Add Chia eggs from above and mix well.
1 cup Enjoy Life chips
1/2 cup or more raisins to taste (optional)

Bake in a greased 9 x12 pan for 30 to 35 minutes.

OR make as cookies with a greased cookie sheet. Drop dough balls with large spoon.
REMEMBER to Flatten the cookies – don't forget! These don't 'rise.' Bake about 10 minutes.


Beet and Mango Smoothie

3/4 cup cooked, cooled, and pureed beets
1/2 cup fresh or frozen, chopped mangos
couple stems and leaves of baby bok choy
1/2 cup to 1 cup Knudson's Organic Cherry Juice (depending on thickness you'd like)
2 to 4 T agave syrup OR sweeten to taste with Stevia

Mix all ingredients in a Ninja, blender, or food processor and enjoy!


Strawberry Hemp Milk Ice Cream
We are unable to purchase any kind of processed ice cream. So sad for a little kid! I bought a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and make my own.

2 lbs organic strawberries, washed and sliced
2 cups Tempt Unsweetened, Original, Hemp Milk
1/4 cup Agave syrup (or Stevia Drops to taste)
pinch of salt (sea salt or pink Himalayan)

Mix all ingredients in a blender or Ninja and refrigerate for at least two hours.

Set up your ice cream maker.
Pour mixture in and run  10 to 20 minutes, depending on your machine.

I scoop the ice-cream into individual ceramic dishes with lids and put in the freezer for about 2 hours. OR you can freeze in the ice-cream maker bowl and store. OR you can eat right away! The ice-cream is somewhat solid at this stage. If you like this texture, then it's ready! You can also put it into glasses with a straw and have strawberry shakes if you prefer.


***Note**** Since publishing this recipe, I have found roasting them on the stove top is faster and produces a much better flavor. I use desired amount of rutabagas, peel, cut into medium cubes, and cook over medium heat in lard. I add salt, oregano, and garlic.  Baking them seemed to consistently produce a non-uniform bake despite using convection oven setting.

4 large rutabagas
2 TBSP Lard (or your preferred oil)
1 Tbsp Salt ( or less depending on your tastes)
1 Tsp Cumin

Preheat oven to 375 F
1. Cut ends off rutabagas and peel with potato peeler
2. Cut into wedges. You can cut like fries, but they burn easier. Wedges cook better.
3. In a large bowl, mix oil and seasonings. 
4. Add wedged rutabagas and stir with oil mixture with a large spoon until well coated.
5. Pour out onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
6. Bake at 375 F for an hour, then flip them, bake for another 20 minutes.

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