Crazy Easy Nut-Free Milk

Do you need a Crazy Easy, Crazy Versatile, Nut-Free and Dairy Free milk?

I got you! This recipe couldn’t be any simpler, and you probably have most of the ingredients right in your cabinets!

Nicole is standing in a purple shirt with a butterfly outline that says THM Coach, while holding a half-gallon mason jar full of her Crazy Easy Nut-Free Milk. Next to her are the words, "Crazy Easy Nut Free Milk with Nicole Burch"

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Ingredients:

Large Version – Fits into a 1/2 gallon mason jar

Small Version – Fits into a quart mason jar

Method:

Place all ingredients into the blender, here is the one I used, and blend on high until it is creamy and emulsified.

If you follow the Trim Healthy Plan, you can have up to 1/2 Cup of this in a Fuel Pull setting, as written. 1/4 Cup in a sipper.

***If you cannot tolerate sunflower seeds, you can use any nut or seed butter in place of this ingredient for a crazy easy DIY dairy free milk recipe. Some ideas include tahini, hemp butter, pumpkin seed butter, almond butter, even peanut butter. The final 2 options(almond and peanut butter) would, obviously, NOT be nut free, so use them at your own discretion. And, you would need to calculate the fat for your new variety of butter, to see how it fits into your Trim Healthy Plan. If you cannot tolerate sunflower lecithin, you can leave it out, you will just need to shake it up before you use it.***

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Too Easy Tomato Soup

When we went gluten and dairy free it was amazing what foods were full of both. I read every label, and many times came up empty on our typical foods due to the now taboo ingredients in them or cross-contamination.

One of these was canned tomato soups.

Thanks to our new Lifestyle plan we had an option, but I tweaked it and made it even easier to mix and serve, and we like the extra texture from the crushed tomatoes.

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Ingredients

We get most of our bulk spices from here, and if you are interested in looking at any of the other products we use, you can find them here.

Method

Put all ingredients in a medium stock pot and add water to thin it out to the consistency you desire, and heat until a temperature that you enjoy, or allow to simmer on low for 30-60 minutes to allow the flavors to mix together.

***This a fuel pull addition to a meal on the Trim Healthy Plan, but it does need to be paired with a significant protein source like lean chicken breast or a protein drink. You can also add it to an E or S meal to help fill in.***

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Nursing Mama Nuggets

I became a nursing mama for the 7th time in 2020. And, thanks to Trim healthy mama I feel that this has been one of my best post partum periods.

I have not needed a whole lot of support with teas or anything else, no extra pumping, I just eat lovely God-made foods that have helped my youngest beauty thrive while I have released weight consistently.

I have discovered two ingredients that have really kicked my production up, without me even trying to, consistently. Duo Greens powder and Oatmeal in any form.

So, I made these to help support a mama on the go, or those middle of the night nursing sessions that leave you floundering for something to stuff in your mouth so you can get back to sleep when the baby does.

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Ingredients:

Method:

I mix all the dry ingredients together and then add the Applesauce. Mix it until it comes together with no dry powder, and you can leave it in the bowl and eat it straight or make into a bar/balls.

***This is a single serve addition to an E meal or snack on the Trim Healthy Mama Plan. Please add some berries or a half a banana to this to round out your meal***

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Dog Gone Good Dip

Because we travel, at least monthly if not more often, 1 1/2-2 hours to get our groceries we have discovered some really tasty on-plan options to grab at the grocery store. Did you know the grocery store is the ultimate fast-food restaurant? It’s true!

One thing in particular is an almond-based dip at Walmart with a very descriptive name outlining a common name for female canines. Apt description, but it makes me cringe when I post the pictures on my THM Journey App because I don’t say the word in my own home, as a descriptor.

I had to try and recreate it, if only to be able to stop posting the picture of the title from the grocery store version, right? According to my husband, and spicy-food-loving second son, I nailed it in the flavor department!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Blanched Almonds or Raw Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 4-8 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Method:

Soak your sunflower seeds overnight with cool water, covering them by at least 2 inches. Then, drain off the soaking water the following day when you are ready to prepare the dip. Place all ingredients and seasonings in a food processor or high-powered blender. Scrape the sides down frequently, and blend until smooth.

You can add water by the Tablespoon to thin it out to your liking.

***This recipe is an S on the Trim Healthy Plan, please add some non-starchy veggies to this to round out your meal***

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Faux Pickled Ginger

We have come to really appreciate “sushi” made at home. It is a fun treat, even though it takes a bit of time to assemble for our large family.

I love my sushi with the pickled ginger, but ginger root is hard to come by in our local grocery store, so I worked with what I had….cucumber!

I am happy to say that all the humans in my home thought it was a great addition to our sushi nights, and we will definitely be making this again soon!

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Ingredients:

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Method:

Peel the cucumber, and slice very thinly with a knife or mandolin. Place in a glass jar with all other ingredients and mix very well. Let the mixture sit out on the counter for about 24 hours to ferment and meld together. Refrigerate if you have any left after 24 hours.

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Celebration Sip

If you live a sugar free lifestyle, certain traditions become more of a challenge, especially when concentrated fruit juices are at the heart of them.

Specifically communion, biblical feasts and celebrations like Shabbat(Jewish Sabbath from sundown Friday evening to Sundown Saturday evening).

As a Trim Healthy Mama, I don’t drink juice, specifically concentrated fruit juices without the whole fruit included for fiber. So, this is SIPPER, yes I was able to make it a sipper, is going to be my new celebratory grape juice-style drink!

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Ingredients:

Method:

Put the Butterfly pea flowers or tea bags in 2 cups of hot water, for several hours or overnight to steep. Strain and put into a quart sized vessel. Add all other ingredients, and mix well. Fill to the top of the vessel with ice cubes and use as an all day sipper on the Trim Healthy Plan or a sugar free celebratory drink to replace grape juice and wine as you would like.

Apple Spice Quinoa

Another installment of ways to spice up your baked quinoa, from the Treehouse. I present the Apple Spice version.

Again, this is a baked loaf-style breakfast that will be a delight either hot or cold. We enjoy it both ways. And, it freezes well!

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Ingredients:

Method:

Mix everything together. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until middle is set, in either a standard loaf pan lined with parchment, or a silicone loaf pan. Let cool 10-15 Minutes before cutting.

***This recipe falls into an E setting on the Trim Healthy Plan***

“Free-From” Baking Blend

Living in Gluten FREEdom for 7 years now, this month, I feel very much for all the allergy families as they navigate their new lifestyles.

In my Trim Healthy Mama Lifestyle Journey, I have watched those with allergies struggle with baking blends, and I took the most consistent allergens and went to work on a replacement.

This is my gift to you, Lovely Ladies! A blend that is FREE of gluten, wheat, nuts, coconut, dairy, mammal free, nightshades, oats, grains, eggs, egg whites and corn! It will even fit into a vegetarian lifestyle.

We all deserve safe baked goods, and this is my 7 year “Celiac-Aversary” present to you from the Treehouse!

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Free From Baking Blend. Life in the Treehouse.

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Ingredients:

Method:

Mix all ingredients together, and store in an airtight container.

1/4 Cup of this recipe is fuel pull, if using the exact brands that I have linked, otherwise it will fall into a light S, per serving, on the Trim Healthy Plan

***I have been able to use this blend in all Trim Healthy Plan compatible baking that calls for their branded baking blend, along with recipes from other bloggers who create recipes compatible with THM***

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Easy Oat Bars

Want an easy, gluten free bar that ca be made in minutes?

Then, these are the bars for you, Lovely Lady!

I just wanted something that could be mixed and eaten without having to wash a lot of dishes, and quick enough for me to eat it before the baby woke up.

The oat flour I use is Certified Gluten free, because I buy those type of oats and blend my flour in a blender. You can find a reel I did on Instagram about making it, here.

The green banana flour is new to me, and so far I am finding that I really like it! Very Little flavor, with some nice health benefits as well as some hopeful results in future gluten free baking ideas.

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Basic Bar Ingredients:

Method:

Mix all Dry ingredients together well, and then add the Applesauce. Mash into the dry ingredients with spoon until it is combined enough for you to use your hands, mixing until it comes together like play dough. Form into one large bar, and serve right away, refrigerate or freeze for later (it does freeze very well).

**This is an E meal if you are following the Trim Healthy Mama Lifestyle**

Other Flavors:

Salted Carmel- 2-3 pinches of mineral salt plus 1/2 teaspoon of Caramel extract, leave out the cinnamon.

Cherry- Leave out the cinnamon and add 1/2 teaspoon Cherry extract.

Lemon Poppy Seed- Leave out cinnamon, and add 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds and 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Extract.

Jaffa- Decrease the Green Banana Flour to 1 1/2 teaspoons, and add 1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa or Cacao powder plus 1/2 teaspoon orange extract.

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Gluten Free Sourdough Flat Bread

This flat bread, is the most versatile recipe I have found with my sourdough adventures!

You need a sandwich?…it’s got you!

You want pizza?…it’s got you!

Crackers anyone?…it’s got you!

You have to use that discard, or you will have to throw it out?…It’s got you!

Otherwise, this recipe needs no large introductions, because it is so yummy, after many years of bread like products, you’re going to be so amazed at what you could use it for!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup mature Sourdough starter or discard, If you do not currently have a mature Gluten Free Starter I may have some available for purchase here.
  • 2-3 teaspoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Mineral Salt
  • Dash of Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder, we buy most of our spices through here.
  • 1 teaspoon Psyllium Husk
  • Up to 1/4 Cup water to thin the mixture

Method:

Mix everything except water, getting all the lumps out (I’m looking at you psyllium husk!). Let the mixture sit for at least 10 minutes to allow the psyllium husk to fully activate. Then, add the water 1 tablespoon at a time, up to 4 tablespoons (1/4 Cup) until it is thin enough to pour onto a pan or a griddle….like a pancake.

Pro tip: a silicone basting brush is very helpful to even out the flatbreads after you pour them onto the heated surface to cook. This is my favorite tool for cooking gluten free tortillas too.

Cook until the top looks dry and you can easily get your spatula under the flat bread, and flip to cook for a few minutes on the other side.

Fridge or Freezer?

Yes, and Yes! This flatbread does well for 3-5 days in the fridge, making sure it is completely cool prior to storing so that it will not stick to the other flatbreads. It also, freezes well with no discernable dryness, to myself or my family, that comes with many other gluten free bread-like products after time in the freezer.

Is your flat bread sticking?

This is typical of gluten free dough and batter in general. For this recipe I would suggest a ceramic or non stick pan of some kind. I find my ceramic griddle to be very effective, and I do not spray anything on it at all. If it sticks for me, I give it a few more minutes and try again. If it still sticks, it likely had residue cook on from the last flat bread and I try to scrape the area better before I cook another one there.

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