Wheat Free

Breads, cakes, cookies, pasta – all the yum, none of the wheat!

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, […]

 

Dan Dan Noodles (Wheat-Free)

We used rice noodles instead of traditional wheat-based cu main or udon for this version of the Chinese Sichuan noodle dish. We made this specifically for weekday lunches, as it’s easy to portion and travels well. We also added steamed broccoli since the original recipe didn’t include any veggies.  

 

Peanut Butter Oven Pancake

My younger son wanted pancakes for breakfast on his birthday, but I wanted to spend the morning relaxing with him, not flipping pancakes. I made him this oven pancake instead, and let him pour the chocolate-chips into the batter. With a pie-slice serving for each of us and sliced strawberries, […]

 

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 […]

 

Broccoli and Cauliflower Kugel

Traditional Jewish kugel generally includes either noodles or potatoes, and can be either savory or sweet. This vibrant savory veggie version includes neither, and it has a texture much closer to a soufflĂ©. Dill and green onion nicely complement the mellow flavor of roasted broccoli and cauliflower. Thanks to Jaime […]

 

Carrot “Cake” Bites

During the Whole Life Challenge, we like to find recipes that address our sweet tooth without needing to add sugar. We discovered these Carrot “Cake” Bites from The Paleo Mom, which we made even healthier and vegan by using a secret ingredient to replace the unsalted butter in the original […]

 

Yin and Yang Sesame Almond Crackers

Between Passover and the Whole Life Challenge, we’ve been struggling with finding satisfying crunchy, savory snacks to fulfill our mid-afternoon cravings. These Yin and Yang Sesame Almond Crackers helped. They pair really well with Baba Ghanoush, or smeared with some soft vegan cheese (like our favorites from Miyoko’s).  

 

Chicken Casserole

If you’re looking for an easy dinner that’s kid-friendly, low cost, and enables you to make use of random leftover veggies in your fridge, then this Chicken Casserole is your answer. We were inspired by the Fish Loaf recipe from PlumPetals and since we didn’t have any canned fish in […]

 

Lemongrass Chicken with Persian Quinoa

For Passover this year, we focused on recipes that avoided matzah. This savory combo of spicy lemongrass stewed chicken and Jamie Geller’s Persian Quinoa is perfect for Passover or all year round. We kept the quinoa sugar-free, and we found the fresh orange juice added just enough brightness.