Best Gluten-Free, Low-Salicylate, Sulphite Free, Eggless Pancakes of All Time!

Ok, this pancake recipe is the best pancake recipe OF ALL TIME.  Even if you have no food allergies at all, TRUST ME.  These pancakes taste WAY better than anything you will make out of a box.  I’m going to post the Gluten Free version, but you can make these with regular white flour as well.

I always double and triple the recipe and put the extras in a ziploc bag.  It provides me with a filling meal for several days, and is great to eat in a hurry.

GF, SSF, Pancakes

2 cups Flour (GF or Regular, depending on your allergy — I use Betty Crocker’s Gluten Free All Purpose Rice Flour Blend from Walmart Right now)

2 T Sugar

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tsp. Sea Salt

1/4 cup unsalted butter (check for Annato if your tolerance is super low)

1  cup milk

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 peeled, grated Golden Delicious Apple (low sal, so be careful!)

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and sea salt.  Cut butter with two knives until mixture resembes course meal.  Add milk and whisk until smooth.  Cook pancakes!

 

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Chayote!

CHAYOTE!  It looks like a green pear, feels like an apple, and is a member of the squash family — and and tastes neutral enough to go with almost anything!

As one of the only vegetables in the world I can eat, I’m relying on it several times a week now to provide potassium and vitamin C.  There are many ways to prepare Chayote, but here’s my current favorite.

Using latex gloves on your hands (the skin of the Chayote produces a sticky substance that is a skin irritant), peel the Chayote with a peeler, cut it in half, and scoop out the pit.  Chop and throw into a large pot.  Caramelize with butter, sugar and sea salt (to taste) til soft and brown on the edges (the browner, the sweeter).  

And that’s it!  It’s delicious, and you might have to fend off the rest of your family.  You can grill it, bake it, pop it in a soup or even eat it raw, and you can find it at your local Asian or Latino food market … or even Walmart!  Whatever you do, if you need a low-sal, sulphite-free diet, this is one essential that you MUST eat regularly in your diet to keep your body healthy and give you the nutrients you need.

Seconds, Please! Becky’s SSF Hamburger Hot Rice Dish

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Looking for something warm, filling, delicious and nutritious?  Look no further!  Not only did I scoop the bowl clean, but I couldn’t wait for seconds.  And, as an added bonus, this meal makes enough to last for several meals … a great help when you have to make everything from scratch!
Becky’s latest dish is a genius recombination of tried and true sulphite/salicylate-free ingredients that will leave your tummy full, your allergic reactions quiet, and your heart happy.  THANK YOU, BECKY!!!!!!!  And, as an added bonus, she’s thrown in two amazing staple recipes — homemade cream of chicken soup and homemade alfredo sauce!  Sigh of contentment.  Enjoy!
Hamburger Hot Rice Dish
2 lbs ground beef
2 ½ cups Homemade Cream of Chicken soup (Recipe Below)
2 cups water
¼ cup soy sauce
1 cup diced celery
1 cup white rice
Directions:
Brown meat in skillet.  Add remaining ingredients.  Stir well and pour into a 9×13 pan.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until rice is tender.
Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
6 tablespoons butter
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 ½  cup chicken broth
1 ½ cup  milk
salt to taste
Preparation:
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in flour; keep stirring until smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat and add the chicken broth and milk, a little at a time, stirring to keep smooth. Return to heat. Bring sauce to a gentle boil; cook, stirring constantly, until it thickens. Taste and add salt as needed to taste.
Use in casseroles in place of condensed cream soups.
 
Alfredo Sauce
1 Cup Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Cup Whipping Cream
1 Cup Milk
3-4 ounces Lake County Cheese*, grated
 Heat first three ingredients until almost boiling, slowly stir in grated cheese until melted.  Add salt to taste. Serve over pasta and sautéed chicken breast .
*Lake Country Cheese is made with sheep’s milk and sea salt, and can be found at your local Costco.  While every cheese has its risks, this cheese is the closest I can find (other than Brie or fresh Mozerella) that produces a low or no reaction.  It is also the only cheese I have found that I can shred, so I use it on pretty much everything!  It has a bit of a sharpness and works well on almost everything.