Jan 13, 2014  2 Comments

GFCF Diet Ideas and Recipes


Smoothies,Poha, Ragi halwa,Sprout poha, Quinoa/buckwheat porridge, Instant quinoa


Peanut butter cookies, date cake, macaroons, pakoda, besan garlic sev,
Murukku. Celery filled with peanut butter, Home made guacomoli with chips of choice, Rice
Chiwda. Bhel puri mix, nuts ( almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumkin seeds, walnuts,


Waterchestnut poori, Raagi uttapam, Kale and Spinach Rice


Dosa,Rice khichdi,Quinoa khichdi,Pasta



Waterchestnut puri

• Waterchestnut flour- 1 cup
• Boiled,peeled and grated potato-1
• Peanut powder- 1 tbsp.
• Salt- A/c to taste
• Combine all the ingredients into dough with warm water.
• Make small balls, roll into puries with help of oil and parchment paper.
• Deep fry.

Besan Garlic Sev

• Chickpea flour ( besan ) - 1 Cup
• Peeled and grated Garlic- 2-3 cloves
• Oil-1 tbsp.
• Turmeric- 1 pinch
• Salt - A/c to taste
• Combine all the ingredients into dough with warm water.
• Make Sev with machine and deep fry.


• Bob's Red Mill Gluten free all purpose flour- 1 Cup
• Oil- 1 tbsp.
• Ajwain-1tsp.
• Salt- A/c to taste
• Combine all the ingredients into dough using warm water. Make chakli with machine and deep fry.

Date Cake

• 15 Dates/Khajoor
• 1/2 cup Raisins
• 1/4 cup almonds blended in 1 cup water
• 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten free all purpose flour
• 1/2 cup Ghee
• 1tsp. Baking soda
• Soak dates and raisins in nut milk for 3 to 4 hours.
• Grind to a smooth paste along with the milk in which they were soaked.
• Add ghee to the mixture.
• Seive togather flour and baking soda.
• Add flour 1 tbsp. at a time and mix slowly.
• Preheat oven at 350 degree F.
• Bake the cake in a greased oven proof dish for 35 to 40 minutes.

Peanut butter Cookies

• 1 cup creamy peanut butter at room temperature
• 1/2 cup ghee
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 1 egg
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract
• 1/2 tsp. baking soda
• 11/2 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten free all purpose flour
• Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
• Cream peanut butter and ghee until smooth.
• Add sugar, beat until smooth.
• Add egg and vanilla.
• Mix in baking soda and flour to form dough.
• Roll or scoop dough into small balls.
• Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
• Press cookies flat with fork.
• Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
• Cool on rack.

Quinoa Chela

• 1 cup Quinoa seeds
• 1 cup Yellow mung dal
• 8 to 10 almonds
• 2 tsp flaxseed powder,
• Salt and other spices a/c to taste
• Wash and soak quinoa, mung dal and almonds for 6 to 8 hours.
• Throw away that water, wash and grind to a smooth paste with fresh water.
• Add flaxseed powder, salt and other spices.
• Make dosas.

Quinoa Khichdi

• 1 cup parboiled rice
• 1/2 cup quinoa seeds
• 1/2 cup split masur dal (pink)
• 4-5 cloves Garlic
• 1 medium onion(chopped)
• 2 medium tomatoes(chopped)
• Cilantro(chopped)
• 1 tsp. cumin seeds
• 1 tsp.turmeric powder
• 1tsp. dhania powder
• 1 tsp. garam masala
• Salt a/c to taste
• 2 tbsp.Ghee
• Wash Quinoa seeds,dal and rice add 4 cups water, salt and turmeric powder.
• Cook for 1 whistle in pressure cooker.
• Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds then add garlic. roast for some time. Add chopped onions, roast till golden brown.
• Add chopped tomatoes. Cook till soft. Add dhania powder, garam masala and chopped cilantro.
• Add to cooked dal, rice and quinoa.
• Mix well and cook until desired consistency is reached.

Kale and Spinach Rice

• 2 cups Basmati rice
• 1 cup chopped kale
• 1 cup chopped spinach
• 1 medium onion (chopped)
• 2 tsp. ginger garlic paste
• 2 bay leaves
• 1 tsp cumin seeds
• 1 tsp. garam masala
• 1 tsp. dhania powder
• salt a/c to taste
• 2 tbsp Ghee
• Wash rice and keep aside
• Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and bay leaves.
• Add onions, roast a little add ginger garlic paste, roast till golden brown .
• Add chopped spinach, kale , dhania powder, garam masala and salt. cook till leaves become soft.
• Add rice and 2 cups of water.
• Cook till rice are done.

Millet Roti (Bajara)

• Millet flour
• water
• Make dough ith water.
• Make small balls from dough.
• Roll the balls into roti using parchment paper.
• Cook on Tawa.
• Serve with dal.

Millet Roti Laddu

• Millet Roti
• Sugar (preferably sucanat from Whole foods)
• Ghee
• Sesame seeds
• Protien powder
• Grind the rotis coarsely in a grinder.
• Add ghee, sesame seeds,sugar, protien powder.Mix well.
• Make laddu.
• Can keep in refrigerater for a week.

Other Suggestions

• Discard teflon and aluminum cookwares. Replace with stainless steel or cast iron.
• Install a RO water filteration system.
• Use parchment paper as liner wrap instead of aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
• Restrict use of microwave and never use plastic for heating in microwave.
• Avoid artificial colors/flavors and preservative, mono sodium glutamate,pesticides,artificial sweetners,hydrogenated fats, refined sugar
• Always buy organic strawberries, apples, potatoes,bell pepper, celery, cherries,lettuce,nectarines,peaches,pears,spinach and carrots.


Gluten free everyday products

• Lip stick / lip balm (use Burts beeswax lip balm)
• Sunscreen (use Banana Boat Childrens sunscreen)
• Childrens stickers! (including stickers that are price tags! Watch these!)
• Stamps and envelopes
• Washing machine detergent (use Arm & Hammer Baking soda detergent)
• Soap and shampoos (try Kirkman Labs' Kleen products)
• Toothpaste & Mouthwash (use Tom's of Maine toothpaste)
• Cosmetics (I know most kids do not use make up - but watch your use and make sure they do not get their hands on it!! One little girl DRANK her mother's foundation to get her gluten fix! TRUE STORY!)
• Medicines and antibiotics (ASK your doctor!!)
• Ground spices (use McCormicks spices - they are 100% pure spice.)
• Household applicances - toasters, ovens, microwaves, waffle irons - (use separate utensils for GF foods!! OR with ovens and  microwaves - put the GF CF foods on a plate!)