Spaghetti Squash Bake… Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo Diet

Today I am making Spaghetti Squash Bake…

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Ingredients

3 small/medium Spaghetti Squash approx 6lbs
1.5lbs Lean Ground Beef
1 large Can Crushed Tomatoes with Basil
1 Large Can Diced Tomatoes
3 Eggs
1/2 onion
Tomato Paste

Pre Heat Oven to 350 degrees, cut your squash length ways without losing fingers and remove the seeds,

Lightly brush with Olive Oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake upside down for 40 mins.

In the mean time you can be browning the ground beef and onions. Once nicely browned drain off any fat.

In a sauce pan place the two cans of tomatoes and a tablespoon of paste, I also threw in some italian herbs seasoning I had. Heat and simmer.

Once the squash is cooked, scrap out the goodness which will appear like spaghetti in to a large casserole dish. Add the ground meat, and the tomato sauce.

Beat the 3 eggs and mix in.

Bake for One Hour at 350.

It is delicious! Perfect for a Gluten Free, Starch Free Diet!

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Coconut Macaroons – Starch free version

So was craving something sweet, something crispy, tasty and delicious…

Coconut Macaroons came in mind seeing as though all my baking is with coconut flour due to my starch free diet!

I purchased a bag of flaked coconut as I was out in the car I quickly looked up a recipe online. Now I have made macaroons before but could not for the life of remember the recipe, but I was sure it was nothing like the one I found online!

I got the ingredients I knew I did not have at home and got straight to work when I arrived home.

First I took out my very old and worn out cookbook, my recipe was nothing like the online one…. Oh well!

I looked at the online one to find I was short a lot of coconut for that recipe and also some ingredients from the one in my trusty cookbook.

I decided seeing as though I was going to have to alert it to become starch free anyway I might as well make the whole thing up!

Coconut Macaroons

1 bag of Let’s do organic coconut flakes.

2 egg whites

1 can condensed milk

1/3 cup of coconut flour

1/3 Almond Flour/meal

1 tsp Vanilla Essence

First I beat the egg whites until stiff, then slowly folded in the can of condensed milk.

Add the entire bag of coconut flakes and fold it in the mixture.

Fold in flours.

Add teaspoon of vanilla and fold some more.

Now, it was a little to wet and I added a little more coconut and almond flour, spoon at a time until a dough was reached.

Dropped on to parchment paper and cooked at 350 for 10 mins then reduce to 300 for 5 mins.

They look great and fast delicious too.

They are sweet and moist I think should be dipped in dark chocolate to finish them off.

Enjoy!

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Starch Free Crackers…. Not bad at all!

I tried a new recipe for a starch free cracker I could have with some cheese. Being British Cheese must go with a cracker! You see Cheese is free from starch so I needed to find something other than apples and grapes to enjoy it with.

This recipe was also found on Nourishingdays.com and uses Almond Flour.

I used a little less of the flour after reading reviews and use dried Rosemary as I did not have fresh on hand.

They came out great, tasted awesome and were the much needed crunch to go with my Cheddar Cheese and Soup!

I will use this again.

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Starch Free Diet ~ AS London Diet

I have recently been diagnosed with AS (Ankylosing Spondylitis)…. and whilst I wait for my 2nd opinion and optional treatment plan I have decided to follow the AS London Diet to see if it will help.

I can tell you living on a Starch Free Diet for a lady who loves Bread and Crisps is going to be one of the hardest things I will do but if it helps with the daily aches without medication then I am willing to live this way.

This morning I decided to return to my blog, posting daily meal ideas for those also living this way. I am finding the hardest part in deciding what to eat.

This morning I made Coconut Pancakes, they were nice. I am finding that my love of anything Coconut is going to help me. Coconut Flour is Starch Free!

I am panicking already about my afternoon as I have a cold and am craving Salty Crunchy Crisps and cheese!

If you are following a starch free diet please follow me and share with me any tips you have.

Here is a link to the recipe I followed for my pancakes this morning.

http://www.nourishingdays.com/2010/07/fluffy-coconut-flour-pancakes/comment-page-7/#comment-16259

 

 

 

 

 

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