Help! My sister has celiac disease and she's so finicky with food we don't know what to feed her!

Like, short term we are fine, she's having gluten free pasta and gluten free cookies, but she's always been super picky about food and we know this won't last forever.

This is a list of the things she WON'T eat:
- any fruit except tomato
- most vegetables (with the exception of chikpeas, corn and maybe a bit of spinach/chard or carrots), and yes, that includes garlic (I know, it's a travestry...)
- any nuts (tho we hope she'll be ok with nut flour, for her own sake...)

she loves pasta and gnocchi, so i'm looking up recipes for that kind of things, but if you can give me any cool recipes (+ advice if you have anything) we'll be very thankful!

especially somethign that's an easy chocolate cake ;A;

edit: A lot of people are asking, so I'll just paste it here:
basically, she had a lot of health problems before, especially related to her weight, and I don't want her to use this as an excuse to go back into that mindset. I'd like to find some recipes so I can learn how to make them and know the process

ps: this is not a child, this is an adult, 26year old woman, so we can't really force her to eat anything she doens't want to.
ps 2: we live in Argentina, so a lot of things like maple syrup, sourghum or certain brands don't exists here. You'd literally have to order them from out the states
flower hat

Food Processor

I looked in the tags and memories but this didn't show up at all, so here we go. Hopefully this is okay!

My husband got me a food processor for Christmas. It does not have a dough blade (he almost got me one with that but changed his mind). It's an Oster. It is still in its box as I don't have room in my cupboards to store it just yet, but I want to know what all I can do with it that I can't do with my other appliances.

I already have a blender (the old 1970's kind my mom had when I was growing up) and a hand blender, plus a really small food processor that mostly just turns things into pulp (but it's great for when I'm mixing soft food for the guinea pigs and we spend like $10 on it so whatever).

Aside from the cheese grating attachment, what is this device going to do for me that I can't already do with what I have? I know there must be things and amazing recipes I can do now that I couldn't do before, I just need to be pointed in the right direction.

Thanks for any tips!
don't break it


I started making this soup out of Anna Thomas's "Love Soup" cookbook and now my husband is completely addicted. I can't say the color is all that attractive, but if you like greens, you will like this. It's easy and fairly quick.

The type of greens you choose will make a difference. Choose from chard, spinach, beet greens, mustard greens, collard greens, watercress, turnip greens, etc. We found that turnip greens are very strongly flavored and made the soup somewhat bitter, whereas chard, spinach, and beet greens are on the sweeter end of the spectrum. My favorite version is made with spinach and collards.


I adapted this slightly from the cookbook version and I would expect whoever makes it to add their own touches as well.


2 bunches greens, washed, tough stems removed, torn into pieces
2 bunches green onions (scallions), washed and the root ends trimmed
2 bunches cilantro, washed

Place all of the above in a large pot with 3 cups of water and a teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer about 30 minutes.

1 large onion, chopped
5-6 cloves garlic, chopped
olive oil

Saute the onion slowly until caramelized, about 25-30 minutes, stirring often. At the last, add the garlic and let it sizzle briefly. Then add the whole thing to the greens and let simmer another 10 minutes.

Let cool a few minutes, then puree in a blender or food processor in batches. You will need more liquid to do this and you can use water or broth, as you prefer.

Return soup to pot. Heat gently and add a tablespoon of lemon juice, a good sprinkle of cayenne, salt and pepper to taste. Then season as you think it needs it - a hit of balsamic vinegar, nutmeg, and some cumin can really make this soup sing.

Garnish with some feta or blue cheese or a drizzle of olive oil.
Christmas Coyoty
  • coyoty

Coyoty makes trashy brown rice with turkey gravy and spicy salami spread.

Trashy brown rice with turkey gravy and spicy salami spread

Sometimes I eat out of a trash can. (Others may call it a multicooker.) If I have things sitting around in the refrigerator that I want to get rid of, but don't want to just throw it away, I throw it in the trash can with some rice and cook it on the rice's setting. (Unless it's something I can have for breakfast, then I use oatmeal instead.) In this case, it turned out really good.

I had 1.5 cups of leftover Trader Joe's turkey gravy and 3 oz. (half a package) of Trader Joe's Nduja (a spicy salami spread), threw it in with a cup of Trader Joe's brown rice, and pressure cooked it for 25 minutes. The result tasted very much like good Cajun dirty rice and beans, but without the beans.
  • Current Mood
    happy happy
  • sabraka

Frozen Peppers

Mr. Jack Frost came in the night & claimed all the peppers off my red bell pepper plant, leaving them soft & soggy. Now I'm wondering of any good ways to deal with them now? I could throw 'em to the birds, but thought I might check here first?

x-posted to thequestionclub, with a shrug.
Christmas Coyoty
  • coyoty

Coyoty makes a Trader Joe's Thanksgiving dinner.

A Trader Joe's Thanksgiving dinner
Baked Trader Joe's turkey breast tenderloin with Trader Joe's Brussels sprouts, Trader Joe's mashed potatoes, Trader Joe's gravy, and Trader Joe's Everyday Seasoning. The only thing not Trader Joe's is the Saint Lucifer Spice I added to the turkey.

If I had known it would take a couple of overnights to defrost a couple of tenderloins, I'd have had Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving instead of Saturday.

Yes, The Plate is back. Gush away.
  • Current Mood
    happy happy
city walls

(no subject)

Is there a place I can buy pre-chopped veggies of the organic variety??

I know this may be very location-specific... but figured it's worth a try asking here.

I want to eat organic foods, and I like to eat a lot of fresh veggies, either in salads or cooked in the crock pot for the day... but I'm going to be pretty busy for a while, so I want to buy pre-chopped stuff. Which I see in the grocery stores around here (like ShopRite) all the time.... but, not the organic varieties.

Is this something Whole Foods might have? Trader Joe's?

The google machine doesn't seem very helpful here, and I just wanted to run this by people who might know without making phone calls to a bunch of places that are a little out of the way ;)

x-posted a few places...
Sexxy People

Microwave ideas

Hey all,

I was wondering, assuming anyone still uses livejournal ever, if anyone might have any suggestions for reasonably healthy and delicious recipes that are for the microwave, or no-cook recipes would be great too.

I'm currently living in a shared room for 3 months with only a microwave (not with oven function) and minifridge as the only kitchen amenities.

One of my roommates might be getting a hot plate, but as of right now we don't have anything. I'm only here for 3 months, and can't really transport more gadgets, and I'd really not like to spend money buying things like a slow cooker that I'd just have to dump in the end.

I don't make much money, and I'm a huge cooker and foodie normally, so the thought of living off of microwave packaged dinners for 3 months makes me kind of miserable.

I've got some reasonable sounding recipes for microwaveable desserts and breakfasts (generally involving oatmeal or eggs), but I'd really like some things I could make for lunch and dinner. Also things that can generally make just one or two portions, as we barely have any fridge space to store any leftovers.... >.<

Thanks so much!!