Posts Tagged ‘sufite free cooking

22
Aug
11

THE BLONDE CHILI ADVENTURE


*Please see bottom for photo analysis.

or otherwise known as How I Made Crockpot Sulfite-Free Chili Yesterday And It Took Me 12 Hours.  This is not the title of the recipe for a blonde chili, like, made with all yellow ingredients.  This is like, a blonde totally screwed up this recipe.  This easy, three step, a blind hamster could make this recipe, recipe.  Just to clarify.

We are not going to dwell right now on the fact that it took me an extra 4 hours to make this edible.  Let’s just not go there, because I am too menstrual to hover in the abyss.

This is a nice vegetarian, very easy and quick chili recipe…next time I am going to add some ground turkey and I am going to try really, really hard to do a better job.

Vegetarian Chili

Ingredients:

15 ounces kidney beans

15 ounces black beans

5 ounces white beans

1 can ORGANIC diced tomatoes

diced green chili pepper

1 cup organic chicken broth

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

salt and pepper as needed

Daisy sour cream to dollop on top before serving (IF you can manage this…some sulfite-nots cannot, so beware)

  1. The night before, soak beans separately, covering with water, overnight.  Make sure to pick out the ugly stepchild beans that don’t belong.  They can eventually make the end result mushy.
  2. Add the soaked beans in the crock-pot with the can of tomatoes, chopped-up chili pepper, chicken broth; salt and pepper.
  3. Let it sit there on low for about 8 hours, but please check on it.  You may need to add a bit more broth.  We don’t want a repeat of this, do we?


I am ready to talk about what happened now; Advil kicking in.  This chili was good, don’t get me wrong.  Thor not only took it to work the next day, but he had another bowl of it for lunch on Saturday, right in front of me.  I saw him put it in his mouth and he didn’t even spit it in the sink.  This is what actually occured.  When combining ingredients, I thought I was being cutesie and culinarily adorable** when I substituted a can of diced tomatoes.  I decided to just chop up a tomato and chuck it in there.  After checking on it at the 7th hour, it was like the Sahara on a bad day.

Not me. But...me.

Apparently, I needed the juice from the can and didn’t put extra water in the crockpot.  I quicky added a few cups of water and saved the bastard, but I telling you right now that it was a close one.  And this blonde needs a  I need a vacation.

********************************************************************************************************

*This drawing is reedonkulous.

Things that are wrong with this picture:

  • That’s supposed to be a pan with bacon and eggs. It looks like a tennis racket with an upside-down grumpy face.
  • I cant even eat bacon and eggs.
  • It looks like I am wearing 2 breast implants with a see-through skirt.
  • Don’t you hate it when you get black on the tip of your yellow highlighter pen?
  • I don’t look very upset.
  • I wish I was that skinny.

**culinarily adorable[adj]

cu·li·nar·il·y [ kúllə nèrr ill ee ] a·dor·a·ble [ ə dáwrəb’l ]

Sweet, lovable, endearing, huggable in the kitchen when substituting ingredients, thinking that is acceptable when you really just outright suck.

Last week while making pesto, Heather was culinarily adorable when she thought she could substitute 2 cloves of garlic with 4 cups of sugar. 

Sidenote:  In regards to my first caption picture: you can look at the word “analysis” 50 times and it STILL doesn’t seem right.  I mean it has the word anal in it and you don’t ever want to willingly use the word anal, unless you are talking about…anal stuff…especially when you are typing a recipe.

Was that Advil I just took?  Or 3 Vicodin?  Hm.

04
Aug
10

The Sulfite Allergy CAN List


(Please note that these are all things that I can tolerate.  Yo may have different severities to things.  This is just a guideline and these items seem to work for me.  THIS LIST IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND WILL CHANGE so please check back periodically.)

When I was looking online and trying to find ideas of things I can eat, there was nothing out there.  So here is a sample list of things that I can eat and a daily food meal suggestions. Hope this helps and I welcome your comments, input and/or hate mail.

BREAKFAST ITEMS

Greek plain yogurt with fresh fruit mixed in and a dab of honey

natural ovens toasted with butter and honey

Kashi 7 whole grain honey puffs

smoothies made with yogurt and fresh fruit

SNACKS

kettle One Sea Salt chips

Isola Thin Crustinetti’s (found at Whole Paycheck.  Basically mini breadsticks)

Lara Bars:  Read the ingredients VERY carefully.  If you can have nuts, these are fantastic.  I personally cannot but I have a separate nut allergy so  you may be fine with this.)

DAIRY

Greek yogurt – plain

Plain yogurt

cream and half and half

*Milk – this is one of those things that people can or cannot tolerate.  Make sure you find out of you can do this.   Many people actually drink non-fortified clean milk that you can get straight from farmers.

*Goat cheese  – seriously?  I don’t know if this makes me sick or not.  I feel like it might.  I am going to try it one more time today and see what happens.   I had some yesterday and my thumb is swollen like little Jack Horner.

*Fresh Mozz – YES!  Works for me!  And it melts…..yum…..UPDATE.  Yeah, no.  Can’t do mozz…I think it makes me really sick.  But I can have

FETA!!!  I get the athos brand and it melts so it’s good on everything…my favorite is melted a little on top of pasta

*Butter – I love the irish butter you can get at Trader Joe’s and so do the kids

MEAT

(I try to get everything organic and mostly from places like Whole Paycheck.  And I clean the heck out of it and dry it.  Let me also add that I was recently told that the little pads that are under chicken and meat are actually totally comprised up sulfites.  I haven’t been able to find actual documentation for that but I am working on it, so check back.)

Chicken

Turkey

Steak

Most fish (no crustaceans unless fresh right from the sea)

Beef

SOUPS

I made a ton of homemade soup now.  I make my own broth and store it.

I do cream based soups like cream of asparagus, broccoli, green pepper and I am about to venture into some other soups. My problem is that I REALLY miss the onion flavor but it’s something you have to get used to….and you just have to get used t making your own broth….

FRUIT AND VEGGIES

*Tomatoes (Like Parmesan cheese, tomatoes have a naturally high content of MSG so some people cannot tolerate it.)

Celery, carrots, all lettuce including kale and collard greens, green/red/yellow peppers, all berries, beans, eggplant, cucumber, zucchini, avocados, melons, bananas, *apples and *peaches(I seem to have  a sensitivity and not sure if it is from the sulfites that are sprayed once on the crops at the beginning of harvest on even organic fruits), Lemon, lime, mangoes, kiwi

OTHER

honey

olive, canola and sunflower oil

fresh pepper

sea salt

fresh herbs and organic spices (no spice or seasoning mixes)

tea with unbleached only bags

fresh squeezed orange juice

BOOZE GLORIOUS BOOZE

Sierra Nevada beer (the original blend)

Clear good tequila like Patron or1800 Silver  (mix it with fresh OJ and fresh mint, YUM)

Bonterra Organic Chardonnay  (I can do this, but only with the twisty top from the organic section at The Jewel or Trader Joe’s and Whole Paycheck)  NOT ALL can tolerate this.  Thank the Heavens that big momma can.

MyFreeCopyright.com Registered & Protected

16
Jun
10

Sulfite-Free Mayo


Look.  I know.  This is almost blasphemy.  But if I eat one more dry chicken sandwich that tastes like I am eating a shoe insert, I will stab someone.  So, check this out:

*Please note:   There is an egg yolk in this.  A tiny amount of eggs doesn’t seem to bother me.  Yet.  But if you can’t tolerate it at all, this isn’t the recipe for you.

Should take about 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to make.

Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, NOT distilled
  • 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice or mirin (rice wine)
  • 1 tsp. dried mustard
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 c oil (extra-virgin olive oil, canola, sunflower, or other oil of your choice)
Preparation:
  1. In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly mix vinegar, juice or mirin, mustard, and sea salt until smooth. Add egg yolks and mix thoroughly.
  2. Using an electric mixer or food processor, beat, adding a few drops of oil. When ingredients are mixed thoroughly, add a few more drops. When you’ve added about 1/4 cup in this fashion, you can start adding the oil in a slow, steady stream until the mixture is emulsified. (If the mayonnaise doesn’t seem to be absorbing the oil almost as fast as you’re adding it, you’re adding the oil too fast.) Continue adding oil and mixing at a constant rate until you’ve added and thoroughly blended all of the oil.

Good luck, young Jedi’s.

*WARNING: This website is meant to suggest things for people with sulfite allergies.  There are many different types and degrees of food intolerences out there,.  Many of them can be dangerous.  I am, contrary to what you all may think reading my genius blog, I am NOT an expert on this.  So please don’t sue.  Thank You.



MyFreeCopyright.com Registered & Protected

15
Jun
10

What the heck CAN I have…


I am going to make a list of things that I am learning to eat.  I will add to it as I go along.  There is not much on here because, frankly, I don’t know what the heck to eat.  I am sure that there will be Cecille’s corner ideas and  Tracy suggestions.   A lot of these ideas came from those two so here goes…

*I season organic chicken breasts with sea salt and some fresh dill and toss them on them grill so I can have them all week.  My favorite thing to make on the run is a chicken avocado sandwich.  I like to get that really good Italian loaf bread from the bakery section at the Jewel.  The one that only has like 5 ingredients in it.  I lather that up with avocado and throw the chicken on there with some lettuce.  Yummers.

*Avocados.  I use the heck out of these.  They replace all condiments for me.  Go to Costco and buy the big bag.  Get a big bag of lemons too.  I use a ton of lemon juice.

*Salad dressing is a hard one.  I have been putting a little LF yogurt in the blender with fresh dill, a little honey, cucumber and a bit of olive oil.  I just keep that in the fridge and it lasts a few days. My new favorite dressing is lemon based. I take 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice and mix with fresh sage, rosemary and thyme. Little seasalt. Mix well then I add a cup of good EVOO. Lasts a few days and I even dip veggies and bread in it. YUM.

*Basically, I am just eating really fresh.  All organic veggies.  I wouldn’t waste money on some organic things like bananas and avacados, stuff like that with thick skin. I am also growing some veggies in my garden.  All fresh hhhhherbs on my back porch.

*For on the go, Lara bars are filling.  Watch out for the ones that have raisins and coconuts in them.

*To satisfy the munchie hunger, Cape Cod chips or any other chips made in sunflower oil is okay.

*Another SIL on Thor’s side…a.k.a. RunnerGirl….she has this same allergy and she has been eating raw for years.  She is an expert at it.  She suggested something yummy and I have been drinking it.  You can’t really have pop or other drinks, but you can have fresh juice…an alternative to juice is to put some fresh mint, ice, fresh lime or lemon juice and a bit of agave nectar or honey into the blender (I have a Magic Bullet. Haters, suck it.  This thing rocks.)  I like the agave nectar because it is just a touch less sweet than honey.  This is a really refreshing cool drink for the summer and I recommend.

*crackers are hard.  I just loved eating crackers and cheese.  But there are some gluten free crackers that are good.  Just stay away from anything that has corn or soy in them.  Costco has these pita round crackers that are awesome.

*I made this really delicious kale and potato salad.  I will post the recipe.  It’s really easy and I ate it warm after I  made it and cold the next day.  Kale is SO good for you….

MyFreeCopyright.com Registered & Protected




Heather Moran

Crazed sulfite-free woman.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 635 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 46,188 hits

Top Rated

June 2017
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
Health Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

%d bloggers like this: