Lazy Iced Latte

Lazy Iced Latte

It’s summer. We’re still pretty much locked down. I’m back to my natural state of NOT BEING A MORNING PERSON. This is my lazy iced latte. It takes about a minute to make.

#AllergicToEverything Lazy Iced Latte

#AllergicToEverything Lazy Iced Latte

Lazy Iced Latte
Prep Time
1 min
 

An easy way to get your morning caffine: a lazy, iced latte with almond milk.

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: Latte
Keyword: Almond Milk, Latte, Stevia
Servings: 1 person
Author: Jessica Gray Schipp | #AllergicToEverything
Ingredients
  • 1-2 tsp instant coffee
  • 1-2 scoops stevia extract powder or 4 drops liquid, or sweetener of choice
  • 1 inch hot water
  • ice enough to fill your glass
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or any milk
  • 1 splash or dash vanilla or cinnamon optional
  • 1 splash half and half optional, if you're feeling indulgent
Instructions
  1. Get out a tall glass. Add the instant coffee and stevia. Pour about an inch of hot water into the glass. Mix with a knife if your glass is tall and skinny 😉
  2. Add enough ice to the mixture to fill the glass. Pour over milk of choice until glass is full. Stir it up.
  3. Add a splash of half and half or vanilla or cinnamon to jazz it up if you like!
  4. Move to the couch.
  5. Drink.
  6. Wake up.
  7. Yoga?
Recipe Notes

Adding a splash of half and half gives this quick latte recipe a rich feel.  Same thing with flavorings – vanilla, cinnamon, ginger – add whatever you like.  

If you are going to do yoga, btw – this is my current fav. Julia Marie will kick your ass but it feels good. I’m doing this 30 day challenge for the second time and it’s still A CHALLENGE. Exercise is definitely part of staying sane these days.

Sunday Biscuits

Sunday Biscuits

There is nothing like a Sunday morning and homemade biscuits. This is my first official batch but I have to say, they hit the spot. Not as good as my dear friend, Alisha, makes them but it was my first shot and I am happy!!

Gluten-free Biscuits
Gluten-free Biscuits
Gluten-free Biscuit Prep
Gluten-free Biscuit Prep

#AllergicToEverything Sunday Biscuits

Sunday Biscuits
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
 

Gluten-free, corn-free sunday morning Biscuits.

Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Baking, Comfort Food
Keyword: baking, buscuit
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jessica Gray Schipp | #AllergicToEverything
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all purpose gluten-free flour
  • 3 tbsp butter cubed and cold
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder corn-free
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk +1 tsp white vinegar (optional, makes it into buttermilk)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Wisk together flour, salt, baking powder. Add in cubed, cold butter. Use pasty blender to mix it until coarse. Knead with your hands about 10 times.

  3. Sprinkle a little flour on your cutting board and roll out the dough to desired thickness (they will not rise). Cut out your buscuits and place them on an ungreased baking sheet. This recipe makes 4.

  4. Bake 15-20 minutes, keep an eye on them and pull them out when just getting golden.

  5. Serve warm with butter or jam, or make a breakfast sammy!

Recipe Notes

If your butter gets to warm the biscuits will not turn out as well.  You can pop them in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking – or just work fast 😉

Gluten-free Biscuit Ready To Eat!
Gluten-free Biscuit Ready To Eat!
Sunday Biscuit Prep
Sunday Biscuit Prep
Sunday Biscuits
Sunday Biscuits
Sunday Biscuit Prep
Sunday Biscuit Prep
Haldi Pani (Turmeric Water)

Haldi Pani (Turmeric Water)

I was on a Zoom with my childhood friend’s soon-to-be-hubby and he suggested a couple of recipes. He owns an ayurvedic catering company in LA and I’m constantly battling inflammation with my autoimmune issues. I have found Turmeric, also known as Haldi, to make a difference in my diet. It’s Sunday, so I thought, why not. Haldi Pani, Turmeric Water.

Haldi Pani (Turmeric Water)
Haldi Pani (Turmeric Water)

The trick, JJ says, it is to drink it warm. Not hot, warm.

#AllergicToEverything Haldi Pani

Haldi Pani (Turmeric Water)
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
1 min
 

Haldi Pani (Turmeric Water), an antiinflamitory and immune boosting coayurvedic ncoction.

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: ayurvedic, lemonm, turmeric
Servings: 1 person
Author: Jessica Gray Schipp | #AllergicToEverything
Ingredients
  • 1 cup warm water I used my electric kettle and let it cool
  • t tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 grind fresh ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Boil water, stir in the turmeric, lemon juice, pepper. Let it cool until warm.

  2. Drink when warm (not hot)!

Haldi Pani (Turmeric Water)
Haldi Pani (Turmeric Water) with Lemon
Haldi Pani (Turmeric Water)
Haldi Pani (Turmeric Water)
Haldi Pani (Turmeric Water)
Haldi Pani (Turmeric Water)
Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

I’ve been cooking Judy’s recipes in Quarantine and this one – this one, is a keeper. Judy’s recipes always taste like home. Most of them have been handed down to her from her momma (one of my second moms), Tami. We used to raid Tami’s fridge after school looking for her leftovers… the pasta with red sauce, the latkas, her pesto ice cubes. For some reason, I think this one is an original Judy – and now Jess tweaked recipe. But not to worry, Judy will surely correct me if I’m wrong. So here it goes: a butter chicken recipe to stay home for.

I will warn you upfront this butter chicken recipe is **spicy**. I will also warn you that this butter chicken is very delicious and may result in cooking so many times that you get sick of it. Proceed with caution.

I’m trying something new – phone savable recipe cards. For the printable version, scroll on.

Butter Chicken Recipe Card Front #AllergicToEverything (@hashtagallergic)
Butter Chicken Recipe Card Back #AllergicToEverything (@hashtagallergic)

#AllergicToEverything Butter Chicken

If spicy offends you, cut the cayenne in half, at least.

Butter Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
 

Jess' version of Judy's Butter Chicken – if spicy offends you, cut the cayenne in half, at least. This recipe is very delicious and may result in cooking so many times that you get sick of it. Proceed with caution.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Grain-free, Indian
Keyword: Chicken, Spicy, Week Night
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jessica Gray Schipp | #AllergicToEverything
Ingredients
Chicken:
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast cut in 1/2 in. pieces
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 tsp minced garlic
  • 1.5 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt
Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes or fresh
  • a few hand-fulls of spinach **optional**
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper **spicy**
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup of half and half or heavy cream
Instructions
Chicken:
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Grease rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or evoo
  3. Combine chicken, yogurt, lime, garlic, ginger, garam masala, chili powder, salt in a mixing bowl, then spread over cookie sheet
  4. Bake 15-18 minutes
Sauce:
  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium heat
  2. Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes
  3. Add tomatoes and cook for 10-12 minutes (smush everything)
  4. Add spinach if using, garlic, ginger, garam masala, paprika, cayenne, cumin
  5. Add chicken and cook 3-5 minutes
  6. Just before serving add butter and half and half (or cream)
Recipe Notes

If spicy offends you, cut the cayenne in half, at least. This recipe is on the spicy side.

This recipe is very delicious and may result in cooking so many times that you get sick of it. Proceed with caution.

Butter Chicken #AllergicToEverything (@hashtagallergic)
Butter Chicken #AllergicToEverything (@hashtagallergic)

I know it ain’t the prettiest dish, but sometimes ugly is delicious. Especially when it comes to butter chicken.

Cracker Jack Grain-Free Granola

Cracker Jack Grain-Free Granola

Remember those Cracker Jack boxes of caramel popcorn and peanuts? This grain-free granola hits that kind of spot.

Warning: the first time I made it I ate all of it in 36 hours.

Ways to eat it:

  • in a bowl with almond milk and sliced bananas
  • on top of plain greek yogurt
  • on top of chia seed pudding

#AllergicToEverything Cracker Jack Grain-Free Granola

Cracker Jack Grain-Free Granola
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
 

#AllergicToEverything grain-free granola, great over top yogurt, chia seed pudding, or with sliced bananas and almond milk.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Dairy-free
Keyword: Chia Seeds, Grain-free, Granola, Nuts, Seeds
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Jessica Gray Schipp | #AllergicToEverything
Ingredients
  • 2 cups nuts and/or seeds of your choice I do 1/2 cup nuts + 1.5 cups of seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp flax seeds ground
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt more or less depending on if your nuts/seeds were salted
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or 2 tbsp maple syrup + 4 scoops of stevia
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 330.

  2. Mix nuts/seeds, coconut flakes, chia seeds, ground flax seeds, cinnamon and sea salt in a bowl.

  3. In a small microwavable dish, combine maple syrup and coconut oil. Nuke for 30 seconds. Pour over the nut/seed mixture and stir well to combine.

  4. Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes. Check after 20 minutes, cook until golden brown. Watch carefully at the end of the cooking, this will brown quickly.

  5. Remove from the oven when golden brown and rest until it has completely cooled. Store in a mason jar or air-tight container.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to add in dried fruit towards the end of the cook time (after about 20 minutes of baking). 

Freeze half the batch so you don’t eat it all at once like I did!

#AllergicToEverything Cracker Jack Grain-Free Granola

There is no wrong way to make grain-free granola. Add in dried fruits, mix and match your nuts and seeds. Try honey instead of maple syrup. Get creative. You can eat it in a million ways. I love it as a dessert over yogurt or chia seed pudding. For breakfast, I slice a banana and add almond milk.

Cracker Jack Grain-Free Granola #AllergicToEverything (@hashtagallergic)
Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Most of us with food allergies also deal with digestive issues. Let me say, without really saying in detail, that this chia seed pudding beats any powder or tea meant to help you digest your food. I have been eating one serving a day for the last month and I swear to you, my digestive system has never been better. Who knew!? Chia seed pudding is now a must in my house. And it is beyond easy.

Make a single serving or a big batch for the week. The flavor options are limitless. I bought a two-pound bag on Amazon for about $11 bucks and it was well worth it.

#AllergicToEverying Chia Seed Pudding with Almond Milk

Chia Seed Pudding
Prep Time
2 mins
Stick it in the fridge
3 hrs
 

Chia Seed Pudding with Almond Milk, a little sweetener, spiced up just the way you like it. Eating like the birds is great for digestion.

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy-free, Grain-free, Gut Health
Keyword: Almond Milk, Chia Seeds, Gut Health, Stevia
Servings: 1 person
Author: Jessica Gray Schipp | #AllergicToEverything
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of your choice
  • 2 scoops stevia or sweetener of your choice
Optional Flavorings
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 tbsp granola
Instructions
  1. Combine chia seeds, almond milk, and stevia in a cup. Mix thouroughly and let sit for a minute, mix again. Stick in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

  2. Add any flavorings you'd like – my go-to is cinnamon.

Recipe Notes

To make a large batch for the week I combine 2 cups of almond milk with 1/2 cup of chia seeds in tuperware.  

A mason jar would also be great for this recipe, allowing for shaking rather than stirring. 

Eating like the birds turned out to be a game-changer for me. I highly, highly recommend trying out chia seed pudding in your diet if you are dealing with digestive issues.

#AllergicToEverything Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding can be breakfast, lunch, or dessert.

#AllergicToEverything Chia Seed Pudding topped with Cracker Jack Grain-Free Granola
Almond Milk Chia Seed Pudding #AllergicToEverything (@hashtagallergic)
Almond Milk Chia Seed Pudding #AllergicToEverything (@hashtagallergic)