I've been sort of busy lately and not blogging a lot, but I'm still on track and cooking every day. Nightshade-free experiment is still going on, and I've been eating more fish, grass-fed meat, pastured eggs, lean poultry, and NO pork or fatty poultry (in an attempt to get more omega-3s and less PUFAs/Omega-6s). I also sort of just don't really like pork for various reasons, so we've been getting grass-fed lamb bacon and homemade turkey sausage to fill the breakfast meat void.
Still eating gluten free and dairy free (except for pasture butter, which we eat a ton of).
Also, less sugar and fewer carbs... more protein, more fats, more vegetables. We probably have green leafy vegetables 3-4 days per week and crunchy/cruciferous vegetables every day... fruit every day, Sweet potatoes or squash nearly every day, frozen berries nearly ever day in my protein shakes.
I've been making gravies and French-style sauces a lot lately since they are generally nightshade free and are a great way to spice up bland meat and veg... nothing better than kale with gravy, or brussels sprouts with bacon/dijon glaze, yum.
Mediterranean roast w/ bacon brussels sprouts
Carrot and Leek Frittata
Cucumber Daikon Salsa (nightshade free)
Japanese turnips with miso (I serve this with miso-glazed cod)
Sweet potato brownies
Sweet potato chocolate chip cookies
Gingered Carrot Soup
Nightshade-free Cherry BBQ sauce
Nightshade-free Meat Sauce www.againstallgra
Turkey Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
(I browned turkey, mushrooms, mirepoix in an aluminum pan, deglazed with vermouth and chicken stock, and made a gravy with arrowroot powder before adding the spinach and serving over sweet potatoes. Delicious!)
and more Roasted Beets and Sweets! (Love this!)
Nightshade-free Cabbage Rolls:
Lots of Nightshade free spice recipes: www.plantoeat.com
Nightshade-Free Taco Seasoning
1 tbsp Salt
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Onion Powder
½ tbsp Garlic Powder
1 tbsp Cumin
1 tbsp Coriander
1 tbsp Cilantro
1 tbsp Oregano
Nightshade-Free Curry Powder
2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp each cumin, coriander, cilantro, and ginger
1/2 tsp each ground mustard and cardamom
1/4 tsp each black pepper, cinnamon, and clove
Easiest ever Chuck Roast in the Slow Cooker:
Dump a 1.5-2 lb grass-fed chuck roast in the pot coated with 1/4 cup French Onion Soup Mix and 1 cup water. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-7. When it's done, dump the water into a pan and reduce it/add arrowroot powder to make a gravy, season to taste. Serve over baked sweet potatoes w/ braised kale.
French Onion Soup Mix(for recipe above):
1/2 cup Onion Flakes or dehydrated onion slices
2 tablespoons Onion Powder
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Celery Salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground Pepper
1 tablespoon Himalayan or sea salt
Another Nightshade-free Chili
Sweet Pickled Onion Watermelon Radish Salad
Pan-seared Salmon w/ Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette
Canned Salmon (or Tuna) Croquettes
Mushroom Gravy (arrowroot instead of flour)
Rainbow Chard w/ Pine nuts and Raisins (I sometimes use walnuts and cherries)
Whew! That's it... so yeah, I hope someone can use some of these recipes!