Ever started making a pizza and realize you were out of pizza sauce?! Well, it happened to me. ;) Good thing I have this next recipe. And now, you have it too! This sauce is my go-to-throw-together pizza sauce that can be whipped up and ready in about 15 minutes. If you have longer than 15 minutes for the sauce to marinate together the better but either way it's a yummy savory & slightly sweet sauce that compliments any pizza.
Savory 15 minute Pizza Sauce
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Can be Sugar Free)
Adapted by jalene
Makes 1 & 1/2 cups or 12oz of sauce
Candida Cleanse info:
This recipe can be adapted to use on Dr. Nielsen's Candida Cleanse. Simply use FRESH tomatoes and fresh spices instead of dried and omit the sugar.
I love this time of year! School is almost out, summer days are getting longer, and the temperature is heating up! During the summer I tend to cook a little lighter-quick dishes that don't heat you up as you make them.
I have a great light dish for you that is perfect for either lunch or dinner. It's completely healthy and packed with veggies so you just feel good eating it! The flavor is light (not Asian) so if you're looking for that kind of wrap you'll have to continue your search. :) This is just a simple, yummy turkey wrap.
Light Turkey Wraps
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free, Soy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free)
Created by jalene
This dish is approved as is for Dr. Nielsen's Candida Cleanse.
Note from jalene:
My husband prefers the gentle taste of celery so I usually add it with my onions and garlic so they have more time to "blend into" the dish. But if you love celery crispy, simple follow the recipe above.
A couple of you have been asking for more Candida Cleanse approved recipes. This great healthy breakfast idea is perfect towards the end of the cleanse as you re-introduce fruits back into your diet. It only takes 2 main ingredients and cooks up delicious!
Of course, even if you're not on a cleanse, this omelette is a perfect breakfast treat! It's an unlikely combination for sure but I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with how good it really is! Let me know what you think!
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Grain-Free, Paleo)
Created by jalene
Serves 1-2 people
Love apples for breakfast?
If you're not currently on the Candida Cleanse try one of my other favorite breakfast apple recipes...
As some of you know, my husband has been on a (boring) cleanse diet. It seriously has halted some of my creative dishes! I mean, how many meals can you come up with with just meat and veggies. So, as my search for creative meals continues, I have a great new recipe to share with you! These burgers are super easy to throw together and with my husband's special cooking method- you're bound to see success on the grill! Rainy day or no grill? You can also cook these indoors as well.
Gluten Free BBQ Turkey Burgers
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
Created by jalene & her husband brandon
Makes 5 (3.85oz) burgers
We served our burgers with fresh carrot sticks and cucumbers for an amazingly tasty & healthy meal!
My husband ate his in a cabbage "bun" while Audrey and I used my yummy gluten free hamburger buns.
This recipe is approved for my husband's (Dr. Nielsen's) Candida Cleanse.
Don't be fooled by the healthiness of this next recipe! It's super yummy and you'll be plenty satisfied with all the wonderful variety and flavors. I wish I could claim this glorious recipe but it was originally created by the tastykitchen. I simply adapted it to fit our needs. I've been searching for recipes that my entire family can all eat right now because my husband is currently on a special Intense Cleanse similar to the Candida Cleanse. Not only can he not have wheat or dairy but a whole bunch of other foods as well! It basically boils dinner down to mostly veggies and meat. ;) (Which, don't get me wrong, are always great to have but I LOVE variety!)
Be sure to see the recipe alterations for special diets.
Spaghetti Squash with Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomatoes
(Gluten Free, Can be Dairy Free, Grain Free, Paleo)
Adapted by jalene by inspired by the Tastykitchen.com
Use a fork to scrape the strands.
Picture from the Tastykitchen.com
3. In a large, deep skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
4. Add 1/4 of the chicken broth, sun-dried tomatoes, and broccoli. Saute for 5 minutes. Add the peas, chicken, and remaining 3/4 cup of chicken broth. Shake about 1/4 cup parmesan cheese into the mixture (just enough to thicken the chicken broth). If using Nutritional Flakes, the sauce may not thicken fully.
5. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 3 minutes. Serve mixture on top of spaghetti squash or combine all together. Garnish with more parmesan cheese.
This recipe can be used on Dr. Nielsen's Candida Cleanse. Simply omit the cheese, and sub fresh tomatoes for the sun-dried.
By the time I was 25 years old, I could count on 1 hand how many times I've tried Brussels Sprouts. Okay, actually 1 finger. As you can guess, that 1 time was dramatic enough that the details are edged in my memory forever! Ha ha.
When I was little, my mom had told us (me, my brother, and sister) that we were trying something new for dinner, and... if we ate it, we could have some special CANDY she got for us. Oh, how my little ears perked up with the sound of candy and bribery! As she started cooking this mystery food though, all I can remember is this horrific smell oozing from the kitchen! We had to eat whatever was making that smell??! Forget it!
I remember having to stay at the table FOREVER (along with my siblings) until we finished every last bite of our brussels sprouts... Yikes. What a nightmare. I had never worked so hard for candy in all my life!
Luckily, I've found other ways to eat these little healthy veggies (rather than boiling them.) Ironically, this next recipe was created by my mom. Turns out she's found a better way to enjoy them as well.
So my challenge to you...give brussels a chance! If I can overcome my traumatic experience and learn to LOVE them, you can give them a try! They're super healthy, high in vitamin c, have some protein, low on the glycemic index chart, and can actually help you FEEL full.
Bacon & Shredded Brussels Sprouts
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Egg Free, Nut Free)
Created by alene (jalene's mom)
Yields: 2 cups
This recipe can be adapted to use during Dr. Nielsen's Candida Cleanse. Simply omit the bacon and add an extra tablespoon of coconut oil to cook the brussels in.
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! We took Audrey on her 2nd ever camp out! She LOVED it! I think the girl could live outdoors if I would let her. She especially loved sleeping in the tent with mom and dad. She cuddled up to "da-da" and put her check on his check to fall asleep! It was so tender.
I love summer time too! And when I think of summers I always think of tin foil dinners. Weird I know but it's a summer tradition with my family! If you have never tried a tin foil dinner before, you are missing out! They're so fun to make and yummy to eat! The great thing is you can either make a large tin foil dinner for the entire family or let your kids make their own individual ones. (PS- Parent trick alert: If you allow your child to be apart of the cooking process they are more likely to try new things. Simply have all the veggies cut and ready to throw together and it's a party.)
I love this next meal because it's SO healthy yet so EASY to throw together. You can make it and leave. It's versatile too so if you have certain veggies in your fridge that you need to use up, you can sub those in for others! I also love the fact that there are NO dirty cooking dishes to wash afterwards! Hurray! And if that wasn't enough there's one more...You can also cook this in a campfire too! Simply double foil it to prevent burning.
Don't worry, if this is your first time making one I'll walk you through it.
Here are the ingredients that you'll need for a family of 3-4. We don't eat large amounts of meat so increase that if you need to.
Chicken Foil Dinner
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
Created by jalene
Preheat your oven to 400 F.
Start with 2 large pieces of Heavy Foil about 16-20 inches long. (Or if you have the extra-large foil you can skip steps 1-3 and just tear off about 16-20 inches of that.)
Put the foil pieces on top of each other and fold about 1/2 inch crease. Then fold 2 more times making sure the fold is tight (I use my fist to pound on it.)
Open up the foil and smooth. The two foil pieces should now be one giant piece.
Next comes the fun. Add your onions and chicken
Followed by all your other veggies and seasonings.
Make a top for your dinner by following steps 1-3 again.
Start on one end and fold the side in, then rotate and fold the next side, and so on.
Continue folding until you reach the food. Stamp down the creases with your fist to make sure it is tightly sealed.
Pop that baby into the oven and watch it EXPAND! (I put mine on a cookie sheet just in case the foil should spring a leak.) It should bubble up if you sealed it tightly. If it does not, don't worry, it still will cook well.
Bake for about 40 minutes. Walla!
And that is how you make a Tin Foil Dinner!
Notes from jalene:
Once you get use to this recipe, play around with it! There are so many different options of veggies or seasonings.
If you cook this in a fire, know that it will cook a lot FASTER! We usually pull it out to check on it to make sure it doesn't burn.
This recipe is a great one for Dr. Nielsen's Candida Cleanse!
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I know what you're thinking..."oh brother, that's just what I need, another pizza sauce recipe..." but wait! I seriously can claim this is MY FAVORITE thus far. For a while there, every time I made a gluten-free pizza I made a different sauce to go with it. I was just never satisfied! UNTIL NOW! The secret- you simmer it for an hour with fresh herbs! It takes time but it's well worth it. I always double or triple this recipe and freeze the extra. We grow our own heirloom roma tomatoes but you can also use a can of whole peeled tomatoes if you prefer.
New York Style Pizza Sauce
Adapted by jalene from a recipe by SeriousEats.com
Notes from jalene:
If you are NOT dairy-free, replace one of the Tbsp of oil with butter. It gives it an extra yummy taste.
If you omit the sugar and use fresh tomatoes, this recipe is APPROVED for Dr. Nielsen's candida cleanse.
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