Thursday, November 16, 2017

Organic Beet Sweet potato Apple Soup drizzled with Tahini (VEGAN_)


  1. When I made this soup I had gotten an  over whelming amount of outdoor and Indoor work today ( not to mention it was raining like a tropical storm and the wind was ridiculous but not really tropical because its late fall in the Pacific Northwest and its cold lol hahaha Now I am taking Some Delicious Organic Various beets ( red and golden) and apples from the orchard and making a delicious Soup for Tonight ! I'm thinking along these lines Organic Beet Sweet potato Apple Soup drizzled with Homemade Tahini
    And also a side not if you have time Roast your Veggies before hand if you can if you cant and are pressed for time that is okay too , the roasting however brings out the natural sugars and more flavor but I make it both ways depending on the time frame I have , ENJOY !
This Soup is perfect with all the winter root veggies all about !

2 or 3  tab of Earth Balance or Oil of choice ( Coconut , Olive , so forth)

1 Leek chopped ( white and light parts only) ( if tolerate we don't use them)

4 Garlic Cloves, minced

3 or 4 large sweet potatoes , cut into cubes (peeled)

5 Large beets - I used gold and red

2 Large carrots peeled and chopped 

1 LARGE Apple peeled and cubed
1 tab of honey 

6 cups of Broth of Choice ( Of course if your version if VEGAN use Veggie Broth :)

Salt and pepper
1 1/2 tsp of Coriander
1 tsp of Cumin

add your oil of choice to a stock pot and add your root veggies ( beets, leeks, carrots, sweet potatoes ) and garlic and spices , and Honey ( I personally just used a small amount of organic can sugar)  sauté over medium heat watching carefully so it does not burn for 10 min until the veggies start to soften and get slightly glazed, then add your Broth.
  Allow all the veggies to cook in the broth over medium heat until the veggies are done ( don't over cook the veggies) and then add to a Blender and blend until smooth.

 for the Tahini add some to the Top or you can use Annie's Green Goddess Dressing and put a few lovely drizzles over the top or for HOMEMADE Tahini see the recipe Below :

Tahini Recipe
1 cup of Sesame Seeds
2-4 Tab of Neutral Oil ( Like olive, or canola , or grapeseed)
Toast the seeds in a flat skillet for 5 min , stirring them allot so they don't burn. Once toasted , about 5 min , set aside and let them cool for 30 min.
( I like To add a few pinches of salt to it too)
Using your Food Processor or Blender add the cooled seeds and add the oil , 1 TAB at a TIME , BLEND UNTIL it forms a nice paste.
You can store it up to 1 month in the fridge covered.


LEMON Tahini Dressing
2 garlic Cloves
1/2 lemon juiced
1/4 cup of Olive Oil 
salt and pepper to taste
Parsley, dried 1 tsp
Cumin 1/8th Tsp or more depending on your taste.
1/2 tsp Coriander
OPTIONAL - sweetener of choice I add a pinch of Organic Cane Sugar to balance everything out.

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2009-2017 JoAnna L McGarvie
Disclaimer - Please Consults your Dr. Before changing your diet and including supplements and so forth, I am not a licensed  DR just someone who is well learned in this area from my own re search and health journey.  Blessings !


Monday, February 20, 2017

Tomato Free Pasta or Veggie or Dip Sauce

Tomato-less Pasta or Veggie  Sauce
 I try to use Organic or local veggies and fruits as possible I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil or Earth Balance or Coconut Oil
2 yellow onions, chopped ( If Tolerated )
if Not Like me i cant so I use 2 green Onions !
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound carrots, chopped
1 medium beet, chopped
2 Tsp of Organic Cane Sugar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 Organic apple
1stp of Cumin
2 Tsp of Tumeric
Fresh Basil and Fresh Flat Leaf Italian Parsley

Directions:

Melt the your choice of oil  in a large pot over medium heat, and saute the onions  or green onions , until they are tender and golden, about 10 minutes. Add in the minced garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add in the carrots, beet, and water and bring the mixture to a boil. Cover and lower the heat to a simmer, cooking until the carrots and beets are fork-tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.
Carefully transfer the mixture to a high-speed blender, add the salt and lemon juice and spices and fresh herbs  , and blend until smooth. (Be sure to cover the vent in the lid of your blender with a dishtowel to prevent the top blowing off from the pressure of blending hot liquids!) Taste the sauce and adjust any seasonings, as needed, including a dash of oregano and basil, if you like! You can also add additional water, if you’d like a thinner sauce.

Serve warm over your favorite vegetable or pasta dish, Breadsticks , Dip  and enjoy!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

A Time....... November 2016

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-15 (NKJV)

Everything Has Its Time

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born,
    And a time to die;
A time to plant,
    And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
    And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
    And a time to build up;
A time to weep,
    And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
    And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,
    And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
    And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
    And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
    And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
    And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
    And a time to speak;
A time to love,
    And a time to hate;
A time of war,
    And a time of peace.

The God-Given Task

What profit has the worker from that in which he labors? 10 I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
12 I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives,
13 and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.
14 I know that whatever God does,
It shall be forever.
Nothing can be added to it,
And nothing taken from it.
God does it, that men should fear before Him.
15 That which is has already been,
And what is to be has already been;
And God requires an account of what is past.


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 I wanted to start my Blog Post for November 19th, 2016 this way  because I feel it speaks very true to its word for me in regards to " And a Time "  "Gods" Timing " ,Not my own , It has been a very long hard road for me but God has seen fit for me to travel in it so in that I rejoice because He has always and will ALWAYS be with me !!
    I am praising God to the highest as After 20 yrs of deep suffering and anguish I have finally found THE KEY  part of my "Medical Puzzle piece " .........................................
review we already know about :


I have two kinds of Lupus Systematic and Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Hughes Syndrome) ,Hashimoto's as well as Sjolgrens Syndrome, Tieze Syndrome and inflammatory arthritis and Fibromyalgia #IBS c Gastric Re-flux Disease . environmental and food allergies , Endometriosis , cyst's on ovaries & Liver.

And also finally getting the help I need from  and an horrific horse accident & other things, God has blessed me with an amazing Myofacial Release Practitioner , life changing ! Way better than Physical Therapy.
   & Thanks to a new Dr. ,My Nautropath and my Know How ( God has blessed me with) and my Cooking and baking, Essential Oils and natural supplements I am on my way!!!

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     I went in for surgery to remove my gallbladder and was scoped first ! Praising God for that saved my life if they would of operated i would of bled to death , I have Horrific To numerous to count Bleeding Ulcers from throat all the way down to my intestines , i am now starting Month #2 of healing ! It will take a year or longer to heal .
  I really do believe once i get this handled and healed I can hit all the other auto immune diseases into remission I am happy to report My Hashimotos has been in remission for about 6months ! :D

  So as you can see I have allot to be Thankful about !!!

 In Celebration of life and the Upcoming Thanksgiving Time with family and friends Kids and I finished our Thanksgiving gathering today!
Met my Bestie at Our local Farmers Market!
& then the kids and I Jetted Down to our Local Health food store !

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I wish the photo was better but the Light in our Tiny Apartment is not so good but we got all Organic , Collard Greens, Butter Lettuce , Celery, Leeks , Rainbow-chard, Carrots, Purple Cauliflower,m Romanesco Broccoli ( Roman Cauliflower) , Red Garlic, Broccoli , Round carrots !!! so cute !
Parsley, lemons, Pumpkin 


Isn't she a beauty !!!!!
  I will close for now I know its been sometime But it was in God's timing not my own !!

  God Bless!!
JoAnna ( GlutenFreeChef) 


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Small Sample of our abundant Apple HARVEST ~

Copyright 2016
You may not use any photos or blog post without permission from @JoAnnaGlutenFreeChef  , I am just sharing with you my experiences and Journeys , I am not a Certified Dr, Please seek Medical Help from a Certified Professional .

Saturday, February 20, 2016

JoAnna Gluten Free's Chef's Soulful Recovery Soup

JoAnna Gluten Free's Chef's Soulful Recovery Soup (Or JoAnna's Indonesian Recovery Soup

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This soup is amazing, healing and also very kid friendly! As a mom of 4, my kids love it. It gives you so much of an auto Immune boost when you are feeling down, getting sick or already really sick.
. There is also a Paleo/Gaps Version ( pretty much omit the pasta and if wished used sweet potatoes) .


I am improving a smaller portion recipe so double it for a fuller stock pot. Use ORGANIC ingredients when possible!

5 to 6 cups of Homemade Stock (here is a link to mine): Homemade Stock and Remouillage
3 Tab of Olive oil or Bacon Grease

3 cups of Left over Roast Chicken OR 2 chicken breasts
1 whole onion (optional; we don't use)
2 inches of fresh ginger
1 inch of fresh turmeric 
1 nice bunch of fresh parsley 
1 nice bunch of fresh thai basil or regular basil 
6 stalks of celery
3 to 4 huge chard leaves
5 large carrots 
6 garlic cloves 
2tsp of dried turmeric
1Tsp of Cumin

3 to 4 green onions (for topping)
sea salt and fresh cracked pepper 
*If you are not grain free, add 1 and 1/2 cups of dried pasta shells or noodles, whichever you like to use. Tinkyada is my favorite brand. You may also use sweet potatoes :)

First I do all the prep by cutting up all of the veggies and herbs.

Take a Medium Stock Pot and add your grease or oil. Add the carrots, celery and onion if used. Steam a bit and add salt and pepper.

Next you'll add the garlic, turmeric, ginger and the dried herbs then add in the chard and already roasted chicken. If you are adding the pasta or sweet potatoes, pour in the broth and turn the stove on high to boil the noodles. If you are leaving the pasta out, pour the broth in and turn the stove to medium to simmer the soup.

When the pasta or sweet potatoes are done (Al-dente PEOPLE!) LOL,
add the fresh basil and parsley and stir. Remove from the heat and cover for 5 minutes.

Get your freshly made gluten free bread and salad with homemade ranch dressing ready and get to eating! 
Oh and don't forget to add the freshly cut green onions, YUMMY!
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2009-2016 JoAnna L McGarvie
Disclaimer - Please Consults here Dr. Before changing your diet and including supplements and so forth, I am not a licensed  DR just someone who is well learned in this area from my own re search and health journey.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Lovely Fall Day

Its a Lovely Fall Afternoon here in the Beautiful Pacific Northwest , the trees are covered in beautiful colors and the sun is warm and shinning,  The older kiddos decided to start building some fun stuff, and my youngest helped me in the Kitchen  :)

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I also collected a few items from the garden.

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Now that is one Huge Jalapeno Pepper!! No greenhouse either ! :)


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More Tree Splendor and We still have more apples we need to harvest! :)
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Roasting some Organic Pie Pumpkin and organic Acorn Squash and of course roasting the Pumpkin Seeds :)

and my Dearest Youngest my Helper today in the kitchen
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I hope you are all having a Happy Friday and wishing you all a Blessed Weekend ! :)
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2009-2015 JoAnna L McGarvie
Disclaimer - Please Consults here Dr. Before changing your diet and including supplements and so forth, I am not a licensed  DR just someone who is well learned in this area from my own re search and health journey.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Trying something alittle New



GREETINGS ALL !!!!
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Me Being very silly , was playing in the orchard with the kids and someone Snapped a Pic heheh



I am going to try something new; add something fresh and different into the regular. I don't know why I don't write more blog posts - I can still write even if there is not recipe attached :). Oh wait, that's right, life has been incredibly crazy and challenging, yep, that's it! LOL!



Do you ever feel like your summer came and went in a flash? Like it is fall already and you never got to do much of what you wanted to accomplish before summer flew by? That was totally us this year! On the one hand, I am happy that I got a lot of cleaning and organizing done, but it feels as though it hasn’t stopped! Seriously, I feel as if I'm still doing that very same thing! Am I the only one?? I hope not hahaha!

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When a family of 6 lives in barely 800 sq feet , some challenges arise. In the end though it’s about perspective and the pro's outweigh the cons. Really, it’s all about perspective and timing and what season you are in even though this season has turned into over a decade ...

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Anyway, enough of that! My dream was and still is to blog, but in more than just recipes and food. For those who are new or just beginning to read, here are some of my other passions. If there is one or ever more that you are interested in, feel free to reply and reach out!

Here are some other things I love to write about:

Of course food: gluten free and allergen free everything! I love cooking, baking, drying, canning, fermenting and foraging to name a few. I also have 20 + years of experience in making and using natural supplements, essential oils and homeopathic remedies and tinctures. This healthy living, it’s a lifestyle - I don't use the word diet in this house!
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I also enjoy home schooling, budgeting, thrifty living, DIY's/hacks, crafts with kids and crafts while the kids are in bed (:p), home decor, gardening, movies, books, literature, I am actually writing an Fantasy Allegory , homesteading and emergency prep and storage.
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Here is a Pillow i HANDMADE ( #SEWINGBYHAND )


  I am just going to continue to write.  I think it’s a good outlet and I love to help people all I can. I also love to learn from you so here’s to many more years as I continue my ministry to help people since 2011.

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Written By ~ JoAnnaGlutenFreeChef
Edited By ~ Rebecca G.

But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:29-31 NKJV
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2009-2015 JoAnna L McGarvie
Disclaimer - Please Consults your  Dr. Before changing your diet and including supplements and so forth, I am not a licensed  DR just someone who is well learned in this area from my own re search and health journey.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Roar Party ( Safari Party) for my Four Miracles!!!

So my husband and I decided to do one big party, (tech as usual i threw the party ) lol my hard working man showed up with all the other guests.
     So a Roar party what is a Roar Party?? Well lol my 3 year old daughter loves Katy Perrys Song "Roar" ( yes its the only Katy perry song she knows lol) So she wanted a Roar Party and all the other Siblings loved the idea so that is what I did , Handmade games , food and fun! :) Hope you enjoy !
and as usual we had the food in our work shop and the games out in Our Fruit Orchard .
   And a huge thank you to our Family and Friends for attending!!!
***and a special thank you to my sister in law Rebekah for taking some of the photos , Thank you so much!
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MENU :Pineapple Tree - underneath ,grapes, cherries, pineapple, watermelon.
Coscto brand Hot dogs
Pirates Booty
Baked Beans , Chips, Strawberry Lemonade , water , and many variates of Dairy and dairy free Ice Creams and Sorbet's. & My besties Sugar Cookies and My Spice Cookies and Smore Cookies (photo not taken sadly)

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Here is the Pineapple Palm Tree I made Using Real Palm Leaves ( leftover from a job)


Condiments, chips and beans and veggie Tray


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Handmade Goodie bags with Stickers and Erasers and mini Slink-es and rubber balls.


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extra special thanks to my Bestie Rebecca for hand-sewing the bean bags to toss!!!!



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I wish I could of taken pics while folks were using all the games and such  but I was too busy hosting lol  :) It was such a blast and the games I made we can use this Summer and all the Summers to Come!!! :)

Thank s for looking have a great day!
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XOXOXO JoAnnaGlutenFreeChef :)
COPYRIGHTED: JoAnnaGlutenFreeChef&HealthEnthusiast All images & content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. ALWAYS link back to this post for the recipe.
2009-2015 JoAnna L McGarvie
Disclaimer - Please Consults here Dr. Before changing your diet and including supplements and so forth, I am not a licensed  DR just someone who is well learned in this area from my own re search and health journey.