Mac & Cheese

One of the hardest dishes to make once you’ve removed gluten and dairy is macaroni and cheese. Even more so as you work to reduce glutamate since nutritional yeast is a source of free glutamate.  This recipe is good, but it does not taste like your typical mac and cheese, rather a comfort food replacement that looks like it. That being said, our son loves it!  We commonly serve it with a bit of protein and broccoli.  The Defined Dish inspired this recipe. […]

Mac & Cheese2020-11-16T13:10:10-05:00

White Chicken Chili

This White Chicken Chili might be my most favorite soup recipe of all time. I’m not even joking when I say that we have probably made the recipe over 30 times and still don’t get tired of it. However, if you do not omit the jalapeno pepper from the soup, it will pack a lot of heat.  My husband and I jokingly call this “cough-soup” because those seeds can induce a little cough in response to the heat. If serving little ones, you will definitely want to omit the jalapeno seeds and potentially scale back on [...]

White Chicken Chili2020-10-12T10:34:36-04:00

Pigs In A Blanket

Okay, throwing this all out here as I make an effort to share how we manage a lower glutamate diet as a lifestyle instead of a “temporary diet.”  At the time of writing this, we’ve been on a very clean low-glutamate diet for almost 7 years. What we are eating today is different from our deepest healing days of using food as medicine. Fall is officially here, and with two “boys” in the house, we have what seems like constant football games on.  Nothing screams football more than pigs-in-a-blanket, so I decided to make our son [...]

Pigs In A Blanket2020-10-04T17:30:04-04:00

Unstuffed Egg Roll

This recipe for Unstuffed Egg Rolls works for a quick and easy last-minute weeknight meal that packs a lot of veggies. In my opinion, getting vegetables in is much easier when they are #1 shredded and #2 intermixed with meat for extra flavoring. Fortunately, this recipe achieves both of these. In full disclosure, while my son and I enjoy this recipe, it has never been a favorite for my husband.  However, it won’t hold him back from eating seconds and it is such an easy way to get whole food and vegetables on the table, fast. [...]

Unstuffed Egg Roll2020-11-06T10:58:32-05:00

Trader Joe’s Hearts of Palm Chicken Pesto

Random, just getting back in town, pulling dinner out of the freezer meal. The verdict on this last-minute meal from my family: my husband loved it, the little guy thought it was too spicy but loved the flavor (go easy on the chili flakes), and I enjoyed it. We had no leftovers. The following is only an approximation of what was used, and I may have had a glass of wine before typing this up. […]

Trader Joe’s Hearts of Palm Chicken Pesto2020-10-01T16:12:27-04:00

Coconut Vegetable Curry

I’ve always loved Indian food, but I never knew how to make it until I discovered a Coconut Curry recipe by Averie Cooks.  With a little work, I adapted this dish to make low glutamate friendly.  Our once favorite store-bought curry dish can now easily be made at home and clean.  This recipe is pretty flexible and can be adapted to fit your specific needs. Working to lower animal protein consumption? We’ve also enjoyed removing the chicken and subbing with chickpeas and zucchini.  Feel free to add or swap the vegetables to fit your family’s needs [...]

Coconut Vegetable Curry2020-10-01T16:15:36-04:00

Roasted Pork Loin and Root Vegetables

I am sitting in hot Florida, actively trying to convince myself that cooler fall temperatures are coming. For me, nothing says fall more than roasted root vegetables and savory herbs.  Tonight I made this delicious Roasted Pork Loin recipe from The Barefoot Contessa.  She has the absolute best recipes; I just adjust them to make them low-glutamate friendly.  Good news, with the few minor tweaks I’ve listed below, this one is!  Yes, I know many choose to avoid pork, and I understand why, but one of the most challenging and most important lessons we’ve learned in this [...]

Roasted Pork Loin and Root Vegetables2020-10-02T09:00:54-04:00

Dill Chicken Salad

Here is a simple nutrient-packed lunchbox option that we loved to serve on top of a bed of greens or lettuce wraps. Dill and red onions are excellent sources of the flavonoid, quercetin. Quercetin is neuroprotective against glutamate-induced oxidative stress, free radicals and helps to inhibit glutamate release (which decreases neuron firing). Dill is also a natural antimicrobial and helps to property utilize fatty acids. Delicious and beneficial! […]

Dill Chicken Salad2020-10-02T11:38:15-04:00

Greek Pasta Salad

We had a fun-filled day, and I just tossed this random greek pasta salad together as a last-minute meal (measurements may not be exact). We typically make something similar to this meal as kabobs and a greek salad, but I was honestly too lazy to get the grill going, and our son needed some carbohydrates.  Please feel free to play with this recipe: disclaimers (oxalate, salicylate, histamine, etc.) and alternative options listed under tidbits at the bottom of the post. […]

Greek Pasta Salad2020-10-02T11:40:28-04:00

Thai Vegetable Coconut Rice

Looking for a delicious Meatless-Monday meal?  I’ve found it! One of my closest friends (and if I’m being honest, more like my therapist), Maggie sent this, Host the Toast recipe to me a year ago and we’ve been making it ever since. My whole family LOVES this recipe and it is a great way to sneak in some extra vegetables, especially if you’re trying to cut back on meat.  The recipe below has been modified from the Host the Tost original recipe to keep it lower in glutamate. I subbed lime juice for the vinegar, used [...]

Thai Vegetable Coconut Rice2019-11-08T14:22:30-05:00
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