Gluten, dairy, sugar free and no potatoes/tomatoes

darb, May 14, 4:33am
Have been advised to avoid the above for 3mths. So depressing! Annoyed about the tomatoes, as there goes all the mince dishes. Looking for dinner ideas mainly, but would love some treat ideas too thanks

cat_sandcastle, May 14, 4:40am
sheesh! Is there anything left LOL, Im not much help!

bedazzledjewels, May 14, 4:45am
There's heaps left! Meat, fish, eggs, all those gorgeous veges and fruits.
Some of us choose this way to eat (sh - our secret)! ;-)

antoniab, May 14, 4:46am
Hoover bag! Thats what my hubby would say - we have a friend who was on a similar diet

auntlb, May 14, 4:46am
roast vege salad - using pumpkin, kumara, carrot, onion etc
omlette - use dairy free cheese or no cheese at all

cat_sandcastle, May 14, 4:47am
yes, bdj your right, the paleo diet might suit op

darb, May 14, 5:08am
Thank you, will have a look at paleo diet too

davidt4, May 14, 5:20am
That's the waymy household usually eats, and Dazz is right - there are plenty of delicious foods that you can still eat, including meat, most vegetables, eggs and rice.

Is it just potatoes and tomatoes that you have to avoid, or is it other solanums like eggplant as well!

Why not make a list of all of the foods you CAN eat and then work out some meal plans from it.It will be a pretty long list.

Would you like some tomato-free recipes that use minced meat!

vmax2, May 14, 5:23am
Does going dairy free mean no butter for you!Most people can tolerate butter but not other dairy.Butter makes everything taste like heaven.Don't think of it as a restriction, get creative with what you can eat.It gets the brain ticking over and it's amazing what you can come up with.

malcovy, May 14, 5:25am
Is ghee classed as dairy as the milk solids are removed from it!

vmax2, May 14, 5:26am
Ghee is even better tolerated than butter by people who are sensitive to casein.

darb, May 14, 6:24am
Davidt4 I would appreciate some tomato free mince recipes. I Can have sml amounts butter but thought I would be able to use rice bran oil spread instead!

davidt4, May 14, 6:28am
Okay.I've got to go out now and will post some recipes tomorrow.

darb, May 14, 8:57am
Thank you, also no capsicum :/

aglarana, May 14, 10:18am
I use a lot of soy sauce in mince. Makes yummy stews, casseroles, chop suey, etc.all gluten free to.

aglarana, May 14, 10:20am

daisyk, May 14, 8:39pm
Hi, we have been on a similar diet since January and are very happy with results and with the tasty food we are eating.I suggest
website for recipes - the results are really good!Even guests have been amazed and happy with our menus.

daisyk, May 14, 8:58pm
Also, instead of tomatoes with mince dishes, I sometimes use mushrooms and other times I use soft cooked pumpkin, red pepper and savoury yeast whisked or mashed together to give a very tasty and good looking mince meal.

davidt4, May 15, 12:21am
Lebanese Kafta

20 skewers

1 large onion, finely chopped
2 ½ tsp salt
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp black pepper
1 kg minced lamb
2 c parsley finely chopped

to serve:hummus, sliced red onion, chopped parsley, 1 tab sumac

Mix all together thoroughly, roll into 20 sausage shapes and place on skewers.

Cook on barbecue or grill pan over high heat 4 - 5 min until brown all over.

Sprinkle with garnish and serve with hummus.

davidt4, May 15, 12:23am
Meatball Tagine with Lemon

½ onion
2 tab parsley
1 egg
500g minced beef or lamb
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp paprika (optional if avoiding capsicum)
½ tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt

Process onion & parsley until finely chopped.Add rest of ingredients, process to a paste and roll into walnut-sized balls.Keep chilled.

1 tab butter or olive oil
½ onion finely chopped
½ tsp paprika (optional)
½ tsp tumeric
¼ tsp cumin
1 red chilli (or tsp flakes)
375ml chicken stock
2 tab coriander
2 tab parsley
2 tab lemon juice
½ preserved lemon (optional)

Sauté oil & onion until golden.Add spices and cook 1 min.Add stock & coriander & bring to boil.

Add meatballs, shaking to separate.Cover & simmer 45 min.Add parsley & lemon juice and preserved lemon chopped.Serve with rice.

davidt4, May 15, 12:29am
Leave out the paprika in the spice mix if you are avoiding capsicums.

Turkish Butcher’s Kofte Kebabs

Kofte Spice Mix

(Also use for chicken)

1/3 c ground cumin
1/3 c dried mint
1/3 c dried oregano
2 tab sweet paprika
2 tab black pepper
2 tsp hot paprika


500 minced lamb
1 tsp pomegranate molasses
1 heaped tab Kofte spice mix
black pepper

Mix all and knead several minutes.Chill at least 20 min.

Mould on to skewers in fat sausages, grill until golden and completely cooked.

Serve with salad of parsley, mint, onion, lemon & sumac.

davidt4, May 15, 12:36am
Pork Balls with Rice Noodles (Vietnam)

Serves 4

1 tab raw rice
1 iceberg lettuce
500g minced pork
2 cloves garlic, crushed
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp white pepper
1 tab fish sauce
2 tsp sugar
200g dried rice vermicelli
2 tab mint leaves, torn
2 tab coriander leaves


1 tsp sugar
2 tab lime juice
3 tab fish sauce
1 chilli

8 bamboo skewers, soaked

Dry-fry rice until golden, grind to a powder.Separate lettuce leaves & chill.

Mix pork, rice, garlic, salt, pepper, fish sauce & sugar and knead to a paste.

Boil noodles 2- 3 min until just tender, drain and rinse in cold water.

Mix dressing, toss with noodles, mint & coriander.

Shape pork into walnut-sized balls, thread 3 per skewer, grill until golden brown.

Serve with extra herbs and lettuce for wrapping.

kokopuff, May 15, 2:38am
beautiful recipes you have there davidt4, full of flavor.

darb, May 15, 3:48am
Thanks so much davidt4, daisyk and aglarana :)

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