Simple Sloppy Joes (Gluten Free)

Now that I have my buns tasting great, it’s back to being able to pick up sandwiches such as Sloppy Joes!!

Simple Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes (Gluten Free)

1 lb. extra lean ground beef, chicken or turkey
1 medium onion-chopped
1/2 medium green pepper-chopped
2 cloves garlic-minced
1-7oz. can tomato paste
7oz. water
1 tsp. celery seed
2 tsp. dry mustard powder
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. palm sugar ( or desired granular sugar)
sea salt and pepper to taste

In frying pan over medium heat brown meat and drain fat; add onion and green pepper and saute until vegetables are soft; add garlic.
Then add tomato paste, one can of water, and rest of ingredients. Let simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve on my hamburger buns or desired buns… Makes four servings.
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Shepherd’s Pie (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)

Do miss having you regular comfort foods that you used to eat all the time?

Start making them again! Try this delicious Shepherd’s Pie!

Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s Pie (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)

1 lb. ground beef, chicken, or turkey
1 tsp. olive oil
1 medium onion
2 ribs of celery
2 cloves minced garlic
1 beef bouillon cube
1/4 c. water
1 Tbsp. tapioca starch
Herbed sea salt and pepper
1 can cream corn (or different veg)
mashed potatoes

Brown meat, drain off fat, set aside. Chop onion and celery, saute in oil over medium heat until soft; add garlic and meat.
Add bouillon cube, water and tapioca flour; stir together, let cook five more minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Put mixture into 9 inch baking dish; top with vegetable, then mashed potatoes.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbling. I also put it on broil for about five minutes to brown the top a little.

Served with glazed carrots…

Makes six servings… Why not add a loaf of freshly baked Bread or Biscuits.

**What is your favourite comfort food?

Shared On: Swap N Share Sunday, Gluten Free Wednesdays,

Meat Lasagna (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)

It seems that before you figure out that you have food allergies, people eat things that would make them feel really lousy. There were many thing like that for me. Most things I didn’t realize because I didn’t feel well all the time. Many things I would just not eat for a few months, then say “it will be better this time”. It never was.
So then you start getting rid of things in your diet. Now that I am figuring out the recipes better, I am really enjoying food again.

One thing that I have been missing is lasagna. I have made it once in the last year and a half with goat cheese and I made a white sauce in place of the cottage cheese. It was okay, but not that great.

Today I decided to try again. This time I made it with daiya cheese and cashew cream as the cottage cheese.

I make separate lasagnas for myself and my family, since they don’t have the allergies that I do. So I make a  big one for my family and I make three smaller ones( 5″ by 7″ pans) for myself and freeze the other two. That’s why I don’t specify the size of pan to use. This lasagna was so much better. Tasted great! I’ve made it several times since 🙂

Meat Lasagna

For Meat Lasagna:

rice lasagna noodles( uncooked)
spaghetti meat sauce
cashew cream ( made with only 2 Tbsp. lemon juice and 1/4 c. water)
daiya cheese (mozzarella)

In a pan, layer a little sauce(so that the noodles don’t stick to the bottom of the pan), noodles, sauce, daiya cheese, noodles, sauce, cashew cream, noodles, sauce daiya cheese.
Cook in a 350 degree oven uncovered for 40-50 minutes or until noodles are cooked through.
Let your lasagna sit out of the oven for 5 minutes before serving.

Nacho Bake (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)

Looking for an easy meal for tonight? Why not try Nacho Bake? You can switch up ingredients to make it your own…

Nacho Bake

Nacho Bake (Gluten free/ Dairy Free)

1 c. brown rice

pinch of sea salt

2 lbs. ground beef, turkey or chicken (If using turkey or chicken you will need some oil in the pan)

2 tsp. olive oil

1 medium onion- diced

1 medium sweet pepper- diced (any colour)

2 cloves garlic- minced

1- 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes

2 Tbsp. sun dried tomatoes (optional)

1 tsp. cumin

2 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp each sea salt and pepper

2 c. corn niblets

1-10 oz can of black beans

*Optional Daiya cheddar cheese, nacho chips, salsa, green onions, cashew cream…

Cook  brown rice and 2 c. water, pinch of sea salt; 45 minutes covered; then set aside.

Brown  ground ,meat; drain and set aside.

In a large frying pan, saute onion,  pepper, garlic in olive oil; until soft.

Then add diced tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, cumin, chili powder,

sea salt, pepper,  corn niblets, and black beans.

Mix together with meat and rice.

Bake in casserole dish at 350 degrees covered until hot. Approx. 30 minutes.

If your family is not all dairy free, your can divide your dish. I fold up tin foil, make a barrier, and put regular cheese on one side and Daiya Cheese on my side.

Top with chopped green onions and Daiya last five minutes.

* If you enjoy sour cream but can’t have the dairy, why not try cashew cream

* Another option- Just before baking top with a layer of crushed nacho chips and non- dairy cheese


Baked Pasta Zeti With Beef (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)

I love pasta zeti! I was scrolling through my old recipes and realized that I had not made it allergy free yet. I also want to make it much healthier.

Its still so good! I have taken it to many pot lucks and everyone loves it and it always sounds so fancy.

Baked Pasta Zeti with Beef

Baked Pasta Zeti With Beef  (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)
2 c. dry brown rice, corn, or desired penne pasta

Tomato Meat Sauce:
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 medium onion- diced
2 tsp. basil
2 cloves garlic- minced
1- 20 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 5oz. can tomato paste

2 Tbsp. dairy free margarine
2 Tbsp. brown rice flour
1 1/2 c. almond milk (or desired milk)
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

Cook pasta for 5-7  minutes or until just done. Don’t over cook the pasta because it is still going to bake in the oven. Rinse and set aside.

In a medium frying pan brown ground beef and drain fat from pan. Add onions and saute for five minutes.
Then add basil, garlic, tomatoes and tomato paste. Let cook for about ten minutes. In a deep 9″ by 9″ casserole dish mix together pasta and meat sauce.

In a small pot on medium heat, melt margarine; mix in flour and let cook for one minute. Slowly whisk in milk and nutmeg. While cooking, whisk and let thicken. Pour on top of meat/pasta mixture.

Put into 325 degree oven for 30 minutes

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If you’d like, before baking top with 1 cup of Daiya cheese.

What is your favourite pot luck item???