Vegan Dairy-free Soy-free Chocolate Frosting Recipe and GF Menu

February 6th, 2011 yum Posted in Breastfeeding for Allergic Baby Recipe, Chocolate, Frosting, Gluten Free Menu Swap Monday, Menu, Menu Plan Monday, Soy Free, Vegan 11 Comments »


This afternoon I decided to make vanilla cupcakes from Elana Amsterdam’s Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook to share with another gluten-free, allergen sensitive friend of mine. I wanted to make a frosting to go with them, but I didn’t have any soy-lecithin free chocolate chips. I ordinarily use Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Gluten, Dairy & Soy Free but I ate them up in a snacking frenzy some time ago. I looked around, but most recipes online seemed to call for something my friend couldn’t have or something I didn’t have in my pantry. And so, I made up my own recipe.

I also wanted to try a menu again. I’ve gotten out of the habit and I miss it, so here goes. The DH is out of town, so I just have to please Baby Yum and my Mother, who is living with us.

Monday: American
Tofu Meatball subway on Sorghum-Millet French Bread

Tuesday: Chinese
Vegetable Stir Fry

Wednesday: Indian
Masala Dosa
Manchurian Cauliflower

Thursday: American
Split Pea Soup

Friday: Italian
Prepared Ravioli in pumpkin-sage cream sauce

Dessert of the week:
Fruit Cobbler

I shared this menu with Gluten-free Smiles for the Gluten-free Menu Swap and over at Org Junkie.

Dairy-free Soy-free Chocolate Frosting Recipe
Ingredients
1/2 to 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 tsp dairy and soy-free Margarine (I use soy-free Earth Balance)
1/2 cup high quality cocoa
2 tbsp coconut cream (*you can add 1/2 tbsp more if you like)
1/2 tsp. gluten-free vanilla
pinch of salt
Directions
Put your shortening, margarine and 1/4 cup of your powdered sugar in a standing mixing bowl or small to medium bowl and mix together until creamy. Add your cocoa and another 1/4 cup sugar and combine. Add coconut cream (the thick cream-like solid that forms at the top of a can of regular, full fat coconut milk) and vanilla and mix together. Add your pinch of salt and combine. Adjust as desired. If needed add final 1/4 cup sugar and whip together.

Baste cupcake or cake with frosting. Will firm up as it sits, even at room temperature.

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Hypo-allergenic Gluten-free Rotation Diet Menu: Vegetarian Soy-free Egg-free Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry Recipe

October 25th, 2009 yum Posted in Breastfeeding for Allergic Baby Recipe, Chinese, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free Menu Swap Monday, Menu, Menu Plan Monday, Nut Free, Soy Free, TED Elimination Diet, Vegan, Vegetarian 5 Comments »

bokchoyhor

Saturday: American Breakfast
Fried Potatoes and Onions, Slow Simmered Greens

Sunday: Japanese
Japanese vegetable rolls and onigiri

Monday: Vegan
Quinoa salad

Tuesday: Vegan
White Sweet Potato home fries, kidney bean patties

Wednesday: Irish
Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie

Thursday: Chinese
Vegetable Fried Rice

Friday:
Vegan
Buckwheat Risotto

Saturday: Vegan
Mashed Smoky Sweet Potatoes, Veggie Soup

Soy-free Calcium Rich Bok Choy Stir Fry Recipe
Ingredients
Medium sized bowl full of baby bok choy
salt
1 tbsp. your favorite oil
1 large knob ginger, peeled

Sauce:
1 cup your favorite GF allergen-free broth (I use veg bullion)
salt to taste (my broth is low-sodium so i use 1/2 tsp. or more)
1 tbsp. honey or agave nectar (for vegan)
1 tbsp. brown rice vinegar
1 tbsp. potato starch (or corn starch, to preference)

Directions
Rinse bok choy and slice in half horizonally, rinsing again. Soak in water if needed- dirt can really get into the leaves! Cut one slice of peeled ginger and reserve. Use a microplane or grater to grate small shreds of ginger. Place half in a medium sized bowl and reserve the rest. Add your sauce ingredients into the medium bowl with the grated ginger, starting with the broth, salt, sweetener and vinegar. At the end, whisk in your potato or corn starch so it completely dissolves.

Heat your wok to high and add your oil. When a whisk of white smoke rises off the oil, add the slice of ginger, and then the salt. Brown the ginger on both sides and then remove the ginger slice from the oil. Add the reserved grated ginger and toss your baby bok choy into the wok. Move the bok choy around the pan with your cooking chopsticks. When it looks close to done, with the leaves wilting but stalk still tender crisp, make a well in the center and pour in your sauce. Let it begin to thicken, folding the bok choy in. When done to taste, remove from pan and enjoy!

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