Sweet Beef And Veggie Stir Fry (Gluten Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

I looked in the fridge a few weeks ago trying to decide what to make for dinner…
Isn’t it funny how we have such a struggle trying to decide what to make every day…
My daughter and I would ask each other, what are we making for dinner, and we’d say “Oh ya, that meal that just keeps coming over and over again”. Sometimes it seems difficult to come up with new ideas. You just keep having the same things over and over,

So as I said, I looked in my fridge… What did I have?  Well I had beef, cauliflower, red pepper.
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Hmm, what to make? I could make a regular stir fry, but I wanted something a little different. I decided to play on the sweet side of things a little more.
My husband automatically wanted to add soy sauce to it. I had to tell him to try it first…
He loved it as is!

Now I’ve made this several times. Love it when a plan comes together!

Sweet Beef & Veggie Stir Fry

Sweet Beef And Veggie Stir Fry

1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1 lb. beef sliced into strips
1 medium onion sliced into strips
1 medium red pepper sliced into strips
1/2 medium cauliflower cut into small pieces
1 carrot cut into thin strips
2 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. mustard powder
1 tsp. roasted garlic (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
cooked brown rice, pasta, or quinoa

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This delicious meal serves four…

Shared On: Get Him Fed Fridays, Food on Friday

Living With Multiple Food Allergies

Starting Out:

I have had environmental allergies all my life.  In the spring of 2010 I ended up with a severe asthma attack with the effects lasting more than three weeks. After being put on far too many medications and inhalers to try to control the symptoms, I was beyond exhausted.  A friend sent me to see a wonderful allergy analyst/homeopath, so in the summer of 2010 I found out that I also have food allergies. Some are worse than others.

I avoid wheat/gluten, dairy, refined sugars, and yeast. With the yeast allergy also goes vinegars (other than raw organic apple cider vinegar), as well as cutting my sugars considerably.

At the beginning I had panic attacks wondering what I would be able to eat. Since then I keep studying allergy websites for information and recipes. I have had many recipes that just did not work, but have had much success on others.

The more people I talk to, the more I realize that many people have issues with food. You don’t have to have hives or have your throat swelling to know you can’t eat a food. Whether it’s called an allergy or intolerance, if eating a certain trigger food gives you a negative reaction you may want to avoid it.

Since avoiding my trigger foods I have felt considerably better. My asthma is much better, I have far more energy, no more taking tums, my blood work that was keeping me close to needing medication is now completely normal, and the migraines I had constantly are gone.

I love to cook and love to eat and many people keep asking me for my recipes. That is why I have decided to post them. I have gone on many, many wonderful websites for recipes. Some I have just made up myself.  So I’ll post and give everyone the info I have found…

I hope that you enjoy my recipes! Just know that there are many more people these days that can not eat certain foods. You are not alone!

Have a great day!!

Gluten Free Flour Mix

If you buy a commercial gluten free flour mix, check to see if it already as xanthan gum in it. If so, do not add extra.

Basic Gluten Free Flour Mix

4 cups Brown Rice Flour
1 1/2 cups Potato Starch
1 cup Tapioca Starch
Mix together and keep in cool dry place.
Always mix dry ingredients together really well before adding wet ingredients.With gluten free flours you need Xanthan Gum. Its the “glue” that keeps everything together. Each individual recipe has the amount of xanthan gum that is needed.You can buy it at the Bulk Barn or health food stores. 

Raspberry Jam Squares (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Vegan/ Egg Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

Do you ever get frustrated when you want something that tastes great and you have food allergies?

I used to… It seems that I can’t even go into the stores and buy treats, because even if they are gluten free, they still seem to be filled with dairy products or sugar… That gets really frustrating!

Why not just make these simply delicious squares. They are simple to make and tastes great!

Raspberry Jam Squares

Raspberry Jam Squares (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)
1 3/4 c. plus 1/3 c. gluten free flour mix
3/4 tsp. xanthan gum
3/4 c. palm sugar (or other granulated sugar)
3/4 c. coconut oil (Melted) (Or butter if dairy is tolerated)
1 1/2 c. gluten free oats (I use Only Oats)
1 1/2 c. sugar free raspberry jam (I use ED Smith No Sugar added)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

In a bowl mix together 1 3/4 c. flour mix, xanthan gum, oats and palm sugar.
Mix in coconut oil. Set aside 3/4 c. of mixture.

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Press the remaining mixture into a 9 by 13″ pan that is lined with parchment paper.
Spread jam evenly over base.

Take reserved 3/4 c. mixture and stir in the 1/3 c. flour mix to make a crumbly topping and spread evenly onto squares.

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Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let cool completely, then cut into squares.

You need to keep an eye on your squares!

When your back is turned someone might sneak in….

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And steal another one….

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Until they are all gone!
That must mean that they are good, right?

Let me know what your little thieves think of them…

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