cali burritos

Before i stopped eating meat and eating healthy, california burritos were my absolute favorite from the local taco shop. I have made these a few times while I was vegan and vegetarian but I decided to try them, allergy free and they turned out AMAZING.

I used the food for life brown rice shells (http://www.foodforlife.com/product-catalog/yeast-free-products/tortillas/369C12-Whole-Grain-Brown-Rice-Tortillas), All natural, no added ingredients french fries, some cheddar daiya cheese, my fave (http://www.daiyafoods.com/our-products/cheddar), some homemade guacamole, and some veggies.

First I stir fried some onions, mushrooms, bell peppers and red peppers together on the stovetop with a little bit of canola oil. While this goodness was cooking, the french fries were in the oven. I normally like my french fries crisp but since they were going to go inside the burrito, i wanted to make them a bit softer.
I heated up the tortillas in another pan just for a minute or so till they were more soft.

To build the burritos, i spread the guac in the center of the shell, added the veggies, french fries, and cheese on top. To wrap these successfully, be sure to not over stuff, and keep everything in the center of the shell in a line. Wrap both of the sides in, and then begin rolling.

Simple and SO yummy….these were just off the charts, turned out exactly how I was imagining :) Be sure to try these, the are a win. 

"oy" sauce

this is something that I love to call “oy” sauce, since it is not really soy. i absolutley love going to my local sushi place and getting some avocado and veggy rolls. last week, i went in to get some sushi and realized while i was there, because of my new food allergies, i was unable to have soy sauce. although it was still yummy, it was very hard to swallow and i knew that if i wanted to continue eating sushi i would need to find some sort of alternative.

i took this with me to sushi yesterday and it was SO wonderful, and the best part is it is so easy to make. I also doubled it because I felt as though it did not make enough and wanted to make sure I had plenty.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable broth 
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons dark molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce to medium heat and cook until it reduces
  3. Allow to cool completely and store in a glass jar. I used an old balsamic dressing container

pure pantry chocolate chip cookies

besides the “enjoy life” cookies, i wanted to find something else, some sort of mix that i could make really yummy cookies with…and i found it!

pure pantry has SO many options of mixes that are allergy free. these cookies were so amazing i even brought some to school to my friends, and they were surprised they were free of all my allergies. 

these cookies are a must make and i look forward to trying some of their other products.

http://shop.thepurepantry.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=4 

*when i made the cookies, they required a bit more baking time, so keep your eye on them :)

potato cakes

i happened to find an instant mashed potato mix (http://www.edwardandsons.com/es_shop_potatoes.itml) at my local store Barons, and knew i needed to try them. today, instead of just trying them i decided to make them, taste them, and see where i could take them from there. the mix ended up being delish so i decided to make them into a potato cake and fry em up!

after making the mix i added…

after mixing everything together it formed a sort of dough that i was then able to form into patties and fry on the stove in canola oil.

this by far, in the 14 days of eliminating my food allergies, is my favorite thing i have eaten thus far! 

apple cinnamon muffins

i found this muffin mix (King Arthur Flour - http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/gluten-free-muffin-mix) at a local mart in my area that i frequently visit, Barons.  I have also seen the mix at Jimbos, Wholefoods, and various other locations.  This muffin mix is so delicious and so simple it is a must have for any allergy free foodie! 


You are able to mix in whatever add-ins you like.  In this photo, I added some cinnamon/sugar mixture and some fuji apples. Delish! I love them split open with some allergy free earth balance.  The days after they are made, if you split them, add some earth balance, and microwave them for 20 seconds they are perfect :)