Golden Goulash

As a mom of 7, I love a good skillet meal. If it includes potatoes, then my whole crew is excited too!

With the addition of potatoes back into the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, thanks Pearl and Serene, we are finding all the ways to use these little buddies in new and healthy way.

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Ingredients:

we get most of our bulk spices here

Method:

Cook, and rinse if necessary, ground meat. Boil the diced golden potatoes, and drain. Then, add all ingredients to the same pot as the meat and cook until heated through.

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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.

Banana Bread Quinoa

I like to mix things up a bit when it comes to quick, gluten free creations. And, this loaf I decided to try to make it egg free, even though we have over 40 hens and eggs a plenty most of the long days of the year.

So, here is my “banana bread” version of baked quinoa.

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Ingredients:

Method:

Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. I placed mine in a standard loaf pan with parchment lining it, but a silicone loaf pan would be great for this. It will be done when the middle is set. Let cool for about 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

This is egg free, so it will be crumbly. Best Results will be when completely cool.

***This is an E meal or Snack on the Trim Healthy Mama Plan***

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Squeeze Sauce

When you are raising dairy free, and gluten free children, you start getting really creative when it comes to getting veggies into them!

And, who doesn’t want broccoli with cheesy sauce on top?

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This cheese sauce is good on all the things!

Now, we are very blessed that all of our children eat vegetables willingly, for the most part, and we no longer live with the degree of sensory processing challenges from our early days of parenthood, thanks to lots of consistent exposure.

Noodles, veggies, breakfast burrito mix, all of it…..and, you will need a powerful enough blender to pulverize all the veggies in this sauce, there is over 3 Cups, into a nice smooth product.

We use a Vitamix, but there are other blenders powerful enough to do this too, even though this blender is on our must-have kitchen appliance list in our home. We went without it once for multiple months, and 0/10 would not recommend!

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Buckwheat Sourdough Pizza Crust

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Are you ready for a tasty GLUTEN FREE Sourdough crust? Look no further!

This one has been on repeat in the Treehouse for about 6 months, and it is the most like a “real” pizza crust in our opinion…my husband myself were raised on bread, so our children really don’t know any different.

What’s the Secret?

Flip & Flop!

cook the crust for 20 minutes on on side, parchment paper will save your sanity I promise, then flip it over and cook it on the other side BEFORE you add any toppings, but I will explain this process more below.

Sturdy enough to hold, but soft and chewy inside! What’s not to love, right?

Can we skip to the good part now, Nicole?

Yes ma’am! Your recipe awaits……

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Ingredients

  • 1 C mature sourdough Starter, I use Gluten Free Sourdough Starter
  • 2/3 C Buckwheat Flour, we get ours from here or in bulk from here
  • 2 tsp Italian seasonings, we buy our bulk spices from here and mix our own.
  • 1 teaspoon Mineral Salt, from here or here
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2T oat fiber, from here or here
  • 1/4 C plus 1 T un-treated water
  • 2 T psyllium husk, from here or her

Method

Create a sponge with the Buckwheat flour, mature starter, and untreated water. Let this sit in a covered bowl overnight, or 7-12 hours. Then add the rest of your ingredients, with Psyllium Husk added last after everything has been well incorporated.

line a pizza pan with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Press the dough into the shape you like with water-wet hands. Press until is is even and approximately 1/4 inch thick.

Bake on the first side for 20 minutes. Pull the pan out and then use the parchment to flip the crust over and cook it for 15 more minutes. Add your toppings and broil to melt your cheese or until your toppings are warmed enough.

***The crust is an E compatible fuel on the Trim Healthy Mama Plan, but the final product will likely be a crossover if you are adding full fat cheeses, or large servings of pepperoni. To keep this pizza an E, non-starchy veggies, and very low-fat meats and cheese products will need to be used***

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“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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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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Finger Lickin’ BBQ Sauce

I’m from the Northwestern United States. BBQ is not big up here, and therefore it was never something that I felt strongly about seeking out.

But, I have been wanting some new options for our family, and my husband really enjoys barbeque flavors, but we did not really love any now that we live sugar free, until we stumbled across the sauce from Primal Kitchen.

With a family of 9, those small bottles do not go very far, so I set about recreating it on a mega family level. This was the final product.

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Ingredients:

  • 28 ounces Tomato Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper, we get all our spices through here.
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Chipolte Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Mineral Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Black Strap Molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pure Monk Fruit Extract Powder or you can use Stevia Extract Powder to your taste, I like this and the THM Pure Stevia

Method:

Mix all ingredients together, simmer on low, or prepare in advance and refridgerate to allow the flavors to meld together.

This a fuel pull on the Trim Healthy Mama Plan.

Other Ways to use this sauce….

Pizza

Roast

Meatballs

Fried Chicken dip

Roasted Veggies

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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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“That’s Bananas” Shake

This recipe is a recreation of one that I used to enjoy when I was young. That recipe called for regular milk, which we now enjoy raw or fermented into kefir in the Treehouse, and a sucralose-based sweetener which we do not use in our home anymore.

I craved that child-hood drink while pregnant with our 7th child, and I wanted to see if I could make it something I could enjoy in any season of life while keeping it a single fuel for our food plan, and dairy free because we did not have any raw milk available at that time and I thought kefir would not work well here.

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Ingredients

Method

  • Peel and freeze your banana several hours in advance, this helps make the shake creamier.
  • Mix all other ingredients together in a blender long enough to chop up all the ice.

*This makes a single serving, and it falls into an E setting on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.

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Easy Chili

As a mom to many, easy meals are essential to my success in the kitchen.

While chili is regaled as an easy meal, thanks mainly to the ability to buy commercially canned beans and tomato products, when you cook all your beans from dry as we do it brings a certain level of planning into the mix that many do not want to hassle with.

But, for those with a large family or who really like cooking beans on their own, here is my recipe that keeps it super simple, sister!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds dry Large Red Kidney Beans, cooked. We like ordering beans and spices from here.
  • 2-28 Ounce cans Crushed tomatoes
  • 1-28 ounce can water
  • 1/4 Cup Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Mineral Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper

Method

  • Soak and Cook the Kidney beans, you will need to plan at least 8 hours in advance for this
  • Place the seasonings in with the cooked beans (not before or it will be too soupy and the salt can inhibit the beans cooking well), and begin heating.
  • Add the tomato products and water.
  • Cover and heat until boiling, simmer at least 20 minutes.

This is a recipe for 14-16 people, because my kids eat at least two bowls a piece of this soup every time we make it.

One serving of it falls into an E setting on the Trim Healthy Mama plan. Because my kids are still growing, I add a pat of butter to each of their bowls to make it a crossover meal.

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