Ground beef is another versatile meat that really helps when you are in a pinch because it cooks really fast and has tons of flavor. This Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry combines rich vegetables with ground beef in a large skillet or pan to create READ MORE
Chili anyone? This No Tomato No Bean Chili is a labor of love. I know what you’re thinking…What’s so special about this Chili? Well it doesn’t have tomatoes in it. Ha! Hence the name. So what’s the secret? This Chili is made with a No Tomato Marinara sauce. Simple, delicious and a safe dish for my nightshade intolerant foodies.
I have had my share of them. If you haven’t noticed, the majority of the foods on my blog are made with food sensitivities in mind. I have a daughter who is allergic to peanuts, pecans, walnuts, and bananas. Say that 10 times fast. So the majority of my recipes will not have any of those ingredients because the risk of her going into anaphylactic shock is not worth it. Just sayin’. The rest of my family including her are dairy intolerant. We all can have butter and 3 out of 4 can have parmesan (number 4, my husband – doesn’t like cheese – odd I know).
What affects one may not affect the other.
I know some of you are allergic to nightshade so I made this recipe with that in mind. I understand. Some of you might be allergic to chili powder, so by all means please omit that and replace it with something else,. You can use coriander powder if you wish. Always make sure the recipe fits your taste buds and your needs because who likes being sick especially from food. No one!
Fooling your family and friends
Ok – My family is known for jokes, pranks and the rest. I love making these allergy free foods that my family would normally say, “No, thank you!” Instead they say, “Can I have some more?”. My husband and my daughters were shocked when i told them – nope, no tomatoes! LOL
Why are nightshades bad?
Nightshades are not bad for all, but for some. They are high in nutritional value and vitamins. Remember: Everyone is different. For some, that may cause inflammation or may have a negative response to someone with autoimmune issues such as arthritis, acid reflux, etc. I am not a medical professional, but I know personally that some foods hurt. I try to cook foods that keep the allergy sensitive person in mind – mainly my family.