Sugar Free

Recipes adapted to leverage natural sweeteners and avoid processed sugars.

Meal Plan / Week 15 July 2019

This is the first week of the summer Whole Life Challenge. I’m traveling for work, so I’ve compiled a list of our favorite recipes from previous challenges. These are all delicious; you won’t go wrong giving any one of them a try! They’re all free of sugar, dairy, and wheat, […]

 

Paleo Chive Biscuits (Dairy-Free)

Our farm basket this week included two extra-large bundles of fresh chives – yum! I sought out chive-focused recipes, and started seeing a lot of butter- and wheat- heavy biscuit recipes. My mouth watered at the thought of biscuits, but of course, mine needed to avoid dairy and wheat. I […]

 

Curried Corn and Coconut Rice

This recipe uses Jamaican Curry Powder to season the corn, and coconut milk to cook the rice. The combination is simple – mildly spicy and ever-so-sweet. Both of our sons loved it, and our nine-year-old suggested serving the leftovers with a couple of fried eggs – delicious! The recipe comes […]

 

Oyakodon (Japanese Rice Bowl)

Oyakodon is one of our favorite family meals; our sons argue over who can take leftovers to school for lunch the next day. It literally means “parent-child rice bowl”. In this donburi (Japanese rice bowl dish), chicken thighs are cooked in a ginger-soy sauce and a fried egg sits atop […]

 

Spicy Smashed Potatoes with Carrot Salad

We’re on a quest to eat more veggies – both in quantity and variety. This journey has lead to cookbooks that have not only exposed us to new plant-based recipes but also to new cultures and cuisines. One of our favorite discoveries is “Afro-Vegan” by Bryant Terry. The recipes are […]

 

Fresh Artichoke Frittata

Last week we brought home a few pounds of beautiful baby purple artichokes in our local farm box. We quickly steamed up a few and served them with a simple and delicious melted vegan butter and fresh lemon juice mix that our neighbor recommended. After, we still had more than […]

 

Vegan Chipotle Jackfruit Tacos with Purple Slaw

These spicy vegan tacos feature jackfruit, a common ingredient in Indian cuisine with a texture that resembles pulled pork. Our adaptation of this taco filling recipe (originally from Forks over Knives) has a spicy chipotle sauce that also features smooth and sweet diced potatoes. The Purple slaw is slightly sweet […]

 

Thai Curry Veggie Noodles with Chicken

We do not follow the Whole30 Program, but we found this recipe in the Food Network archives and it sounded delightful. It’s light, flavorful, and colorful; the cool veggies and slightly spicy dressing are a perfect complement to grilled chicken. A plus: spiralized cucumber is crisp and festive! We prepped […]