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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,214
4/20/13 7:27 A

How about Wild Rice with walnuts?

Maybe try...garlic and toasted sesame seeds sauted with garbanzo beans and wilt the spinach.
I add seasame seed oil and a splash or rice vinegar and black and red pepper to the mix. Change the oil if she can't have seasame seed oil.

Chickpea & Tomato Salad
Toss together 1 can of drained chickpeas with 3 cups of freshly chpped tomatoes.
1/4 cup of fresh dill, and 1/4 cup of fresh basil both chopped
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil and 1 clove of minced garlic
Let stand 15 minutes, then season with a sprinkle of sea salt optional and some pepper.

Portobello Buger
SAUTE Mushroom cap 3 minutes with cavity side down
turn over and stuff with Shredded Mozerella
Chopped tomato
1 clove of minced garlic
chopped red onion
Cover and sautee another 3 minutes

or make a portobello pizza, califlower pancakes, plain pumpkin...sweeten with cinnamon, a little dried ginger and nutmeg.. or just use pumpkin spice right off the grocery's not only gluten free but full of vitamin A and potassium...Boil or steam pumpkin. Put large chunks of pumpkin into a pot with about one cup of water. Cover the pot and boil for 20 to 30 minutes or until it's tender. Use a fork to see if it's done.

If you place the pumpkin on a steamer, steam for about 10 to 12 minutes or To bake a pumpkin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the pumpkin into large pieces. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet. Put the sheet in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until pumpkin is soft. Take the pan out of the oven and let the pumpkin cool on racks.

Make any salad into a main meal with the addition of shrimp, Avocados, olives, and toasted nuts. Kindney Beans, Black Beans or chickpeas add fiber...Raw broccoli or cauliflower, asparagus, orange, pear, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, berries. Romaine is high in nutritional value and so is spinach. So skip the iceberg lettuce. Kale is also good and loaded with fiber. The darker green, the better. More...anchovy, red cabbage,mushrooms, adding cranberries, red or white onion, black olives, celery

How about black bean soup, split pea, veggie soup?

Hope this helps.....

ARANYANI Posts: 113
4/16/13 12:00 P

Salads with some vegetarian proteins like beans and nuts (if the fats in nuts are ok) could work - you can vary them quite a bit with different vegetables. Maybe some corn, black beans, fresh green and red peppers with cilantro and lettuce one night. Another night tomato, carrot, cucumber, arugula. If you mix it up you can get a lot of different flavors so it's not repetitive.

Rice will probably helpful for making a meal more filling, plus without meat or other grains, rice can provide the type of protein that most vegetarian sources can't.

GMO might make buying packaged products difficult, it's hard to know the source of all the ingredients, but there might be some gluten-free products that are labeled as gmo-free also. With that and the sugar, msg, aspartame, there will be a lot of label reading. Maybe you could find one or two reliable items, but otherwise stick with the basics, like fresh vegetables, rice, beans. If the sugars naturally in fruit are okay, fruit makes a great snack. Could also be added to salads for variety.

Things like baked tofu or tempeh are good too. I'm not sure what marinades you might use - I like to make my own honey-mustard dressing, but the honey probably has too much sugar. If you're not using a sauce, tempeh is better than tofu, it has a nice kind of nutty flavor. Tofu's rather flavorless by itself. You could serve this with some rice dish, like rice with peas or with tomatoes, onions and peppers, maybe some greens on the side.

SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,687
4/13/13 5:10 P

Did you know that General Mills makes over 250 gluten free products ??? Cereals, frozen veggies, cake mixes etc etc

Your local supermarket sells gluten free breads and gluten free pasta.

You will need to be creative and find recipes you like and make lot of salads and homemade soups and gluten free pizza .

Not sure if peanut butter is on your list but that would be great on toast.

Google the words "gluten free recipes" and you will get lots of recipe websites to help you. You can also Google "vegetarian meals " and see what you get too.

Good Luck

Edited by: SNOOPY1960 at: 4/13/2013 (17:11)
ZAASJB Posts: 3
4/13/13 3:17 P

my daughter is on a highly strict diet (life change) she cant have animal products, sugar, most oils, and no gluten, no gmo, aspartame, or msg need some good recipes so she doesn't feel left out from everyone. I have decided to go on this diet with her so she doesn't have to do this alone plus I could use it. I have a lot of the same issues the docs. found with her. Any help would be much appreciated.

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