Eczema friendly stir fry

Soy Free Stir Fry

Eczema Friendly Stir Fry

We LOVE stir fry’s! But unfortunately tamari and soy sauce aggravates eczema, so it is best to avoid or limit it as much as possible. So can you have a stir fry without tamari or soy sauce? Yes! And will it taste great? Yes! Getting creative with food using eczema friendly ingredients is a challenge and a joy for me and my husband (who is eczema free but cooks and eats eczema friendly food with us all as he loves our meals!). Actually it was my husband who created and decorated this eczema friendly stir fry, soy free dish.

No Soy StirfryIngredients

1 bunch of Organic Celery
4 Organic Carrots
1 bunch of Organic Spring onions/ shallots
1 clove of Organic Garlic
¼ Cup of Organic Cashew Nuts
1 sprig of Organic Thyme
1 sprig of Organic Dill
¼ Cup of Organic Chicken Broth
2-4 Tbsp’s of Rice bran oil
Unrefined Salt

1 Cup of Organic Rice
2 Cups of filtered purified water

Method

Preparing

First I like to prepare the organic cashew nuts by activating them, so I soak them in purified water for at least 15 minutes, but if you are pressed for time then even a few minutes of soaking is worthwhile. Drain the water when you are ready and place the cashews on a baking tray and cook at a very low heat (no higher than 120 C) in the oven, for about 15 minutes.

While the cashews are drying out, rinse and cook the organic rice, I always cook with the absorption method which is 1 part rice to 2 parts water, but cook it as you prefer.

Then prepare the organic vegetables by peeling and chopping the carrots and garlic, then washing and slicing the celery and shallots.

Cooking

Place the prepared vegetables in a shallow frying pan coated with rice bran oil. Cook on a low heat for about 5-8 minutes until the vegetables are slightly browned. Add the chicken broth and lay 1 sprig of  thyme over the top of the vegetables, then let the vegetables simmer gently on a very low heat, you can cover the vegetables if you would like to have the texture of the vegetables softer.

Once the vegetables are cooked to the texture you like, remove sprig of thyme and allow to cool. If your eczema is not in a flare up phase, you can gently run your finger over the thyme sprig and the leaves should fall off easily. You can place them into the vegetable mix. Otherwise keep the leaves out of the dish. Add the cashews from the oven and toss through the vegetables. Now add the rice, if you have a large frying pan or wok you can really toss the rice and vegetables through and get that stir fry feeling, stir fry on a high heat for no more than 3-5 minutes.

Serving

Now you can plate up your dish. First dish the rice, then scoop the leeks on top of the rice, make sure you get enough sauce on each plate to allow the sauce to seep through to the rice. Slice the chicken breast then place on top of the leeks. Again if your eczema is mild, take more thyme leaves and sprinkle over the top, season with unrefined sea salt to taste.

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eczema friendly chicken

Organic Thyme Chicken with Braised Leeks

Eczema Friendly Chicken Dish

Organic chicken provides your body with an eczema friendly protein that is succulent and it tastes great cooked with the amazing thyme herb, which is a daily staple herb in our home. This dish is simple and easy to make after a busy day at work or home, and the kids love it!

Chicken LeeksIngredients

2 Organic Chicken Breasts
4 Organic Leeks
1 clove of Organic Garlic
4 sprigs of Organic Thyme
¼ Cup of Organic Chicken Broth
¼ Cup of Organic Rice Milk
2-4 Tbsp’s of Rice bran oil
Unrefined Salt

1 Cup of Organic Rice
2 Cups of filtered purified water

Method

First rinse and cook the organic rice, I always cook with the absorption method which is 1 part rice to 2 parts water, but cook it as you prefer.

Then prepare the organic leeks by peeling the outer most 1-2 layers (which are usually firmer and drier)  and then washing the remaining leeks thoroughly as dirt often gets between the layers of the leeks. Once clean finely slice the leeks and set aside.

Prepare the organic chicken breast by removing any excess fat, then coat with rice bran oil and season with salt. Heat a griddle pan to a medium heat and place organic chicken breasts on pan, lay over 2 sprigs of thyme over each breast. Cook gently on each side until brown on the outside and succulent and tender on the inside.

While the chicken is cooking place the prepared leeks in a shallow frying pan coated with rice bran oil and also add the chopped garlic. Cook on a low heat for about 3-5 minutes until the garlic and leeks are slightly browned. Add the chicken broth and the rice milk let the leeks simmer gently on a very low heat.

Once the chicken is cooked you can plate up your dish. First dish the rice, then scoop the leeks on top of the rice, make sure you get enough sauce on each plate to allow the sauce to seep through to the rice. Slice the chicken breast then place on top of the leeks. If your eczema is mild, take the sprigs of thyme that were cooked with the chicken and remove the leaves and sprinkle over the top, season with unrefined sea salt to taste.

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eczema friendly side dish

Savvy Side of Snow peas and Beets

Eczema Friendly Side Dish

Looking for an eczema friendly side dish to add to a delicious roast chicken or turkey? This may be just what you are looking for. Replace your regular sides of potatoes and peas with this savvy eczema friendly and delicious tasting dish.

Beets & Snowpeas

Ingredients

3 Organic Beetroots
1 Bunch of Organic Spring Onions/ Shallots
1-2 Cups of Organic Snow peas
1 Cup of Organic Rice
2 Cups of filtered purified water
2-4 Tbsp’s of Rice bran oil
¼ Cup of Organic Chicken Broth
1 sprig of Organic Dill
Organic Golden Flaxseeds
Unrefined Salt

Method

To begin with peel the beetroot and chop into 2-3cm cubes, place them in a steamer and steam until soft. Steaming the beetroot really sweetens the beetroot which add loads of flavour to this side dish.

While the beetroot is steaming, rinse and cook the rice, I always cook with the absorption method, but cook it as you prefer.

Then you can wash the snow peas and the spring onions, finely chop the spring onions and place them a shallow frying pan with the rice bran oil, cook on low heat until shallots turn brown. Add the snow peas as soon as the browning occurs and cook for no more than 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Once the rice and beetroot is cooked get out a large frying pan or wok, add rice bran oil on a medium to high heat and toss in the beetroot and greens, add the ¼ cup of organic chicken stock. Heat until it is almost evaporated and then add rice and the unrefined sea salt to season, mixing everything together quickly and removing from heat within a minute or two.

Serve the side dish with a sprinkling of organic golden flaxseeds and a garnish of organic dill (omit the dill if your eczema is severe and you are very sensitive to salicylates).

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Or perhaps you really want to discover which particular foods are triggering your eczema? We are all unique and have unique triggers, find out yours today, access the online eczema monitor here…

 

 

eczema friendly vegetables

Spring Organic Veg Delight

Eczema Friendly Vegetables

This delicious, quick and easy eczema friendly vegetables dish is a favourite for a nourishing lunch or dinner time meal! It has vibrant colours which make it look inviting, oranges from the carrot, light greens from the celery and yellow flesh from the squash; it then it is really brought to life with the fresh green organic dill. It is important to eat herbs in small amounts, if your eczema is in a flare up phase it is best  to avoid using green herbs in food. If your eczema is mild it is wonderful  to get the beneficial nutrients from herbs into your diet. Get the complete list of which herbs are friendly and unfriendly while you have eczema in the Eczema Busting Foods here.

SpringVegIngredients

1 Organic Leeks
5 Organic Spring Onions/ Shallots
3 Organic Carrots
½ bunch of Organic Celery
3 Organic Yellow Squash
½ Cup of filtered purified water
1-2 Tbsp’s of Rice bran oil

1 Cup of Organic Rice
2 Cups of filtered purified water

1 sprig of Organic Dill
¼ Cup of Organic Rice milk

Unrefined Salt

Method

This has to be the easiest recipe! First prepare the rice, rinsing it and then cooking it by the absorption method.

While the rice is cooking, chop up all the veg into small pieces, peel the skin of the squash if you have severe eczema and just use the flesh, if you have mild eczema you can keep the skin on. In a saucepan, on medium heat, cook the celery, leeks and carrots in about ½ Cup of water to soften, once the water has evaporated, add the rice bran oil, squash and spring onions. Sauté until the veg turn a lovely soft brown, which is when the flavour really comes out of the veg. Add salt to taste. Keep warm on the lowest heat until the rice is ready, be careful not to char the veg.

When the rice has absorbed the water, add just a ¼ cup of rice milk to the rice and cook for a further 3-5 minutes, this makes the rice a little creamy.

Serve together with a sprinkling of fresh dill, organic or homegrown is best. Enjoy!

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Or perhaps you really want to discover which particular foods are triggering your eczema? We are all unique and have unique triggers, find out yours today, access the online eczema monitor here…

 

 

 

eczema friendly curry

Organic Green Veg Curry

Eczema Friendly Curry

Eating eczema friendly foods requires you to eliminate many of the dark green leafy vegetables. So it becomes really important to get a lot of lighter green vegetables such as celery into your diet on a daily basis. Try this delicious eczema friendly curry if you have mild eczema. It does contain cashew nuts and spices, so avoid eating this dish if you have a nut allergy, or are experiencing severe eczema flare ups.

If you are using the Eczema Monitor, you may have identified some food triggers, please eliminate any foods that are necessary for the health of your skin.

Ingredients

Green Veg Curry½ Cup of Organic Raw Cashews (unsalted), soaked
1/2 bunch of Organic Celery
5 Organic Spring Onions/ Shallots
1 large Organic Garlic Clove
1 Cup of filtered water
½ tsp Organic ground Cumin
½ tsp Organic ground Coriander
Organic Unrefined Salt
⅛ tsp of Organic ground Tumeric
⅛ tsp Organic ground Cinnamon
Organic Golden Flaxseeds
Rice Bran Oil
Organic Basmati Rice

Method

Firstly, if the cashews have not been soaked, place them in a bowl of warm purified water and set aside.

Finely chop the garlic and sauté in a saucepan on a low heat. Wash the celery and shallots, and finely chop, add to the garlic and add ½ Cup of filtered purified water to the pan, cover and allow to simmer for about 10 mins.

While the veg are simmering, prepare the rice, rinsing it first and then cooking it as you prefer.

To make the curry sauce, drain the cashews and place into a food processor; add the four curry spices, and the other ½ Cup of filtered purified water. Process until well blended.

Once the vegetables are sautéed, add the cashew curry paste to the vegetables, cook on a low heat for 10-15 minutes. Keeping the heat low activates the cashew nuts.

Serve with rice, sprinkle with flaxseeds and enjoy this simple eczema friendly curry, it is a great dinner option for a cool winters evening.

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Or perhaps you really want to discover which particular foods are triggering your eczema? We are all unique and have unique triggers, find out yours today, access the online eczema monitor here…

 

 

Eczema friendly risotto

Organic Sweet Potato and Leek Risotto

Eczema Friendly Risotto

This eczema friendly risotto is a delicious and nutritious dish that is always a popular choice with the kids. This recipe includes the nutritious chives herb, a lovely herb to use that is Eczema Friendly, yay!!

Ingredients

1 cup of Organic Arborio Risotto Rice
4 tblsp Rice Bran Oil
4 Organic Sweet Potato’s
2 Organic Garlic cloves
½ bunch of Organic Celery
2 Organic Leeks
4 Organic Shallots/ Spring Onions
2 cups of homemade Organic Chicken stock
1 Organic Lemon
Organic or home grown Garlic Chives
Golden Organic Flaxseeds
Organic Unrefined Salt

Method

Gently warm up a large sauce pan with 2 tblsp’s of rice bran oil, add the cup of Arborio rice and coat the rice until it is lightly covered in the warm oil. Turn the heat down to the lowest setting as you finely chop the leeks, celery and shallots before adding them to the saucepan. Pour in ¼ cup of chicken stock and allow the celery and leeks to soften over the low heat while you peel and chop the sweet potatoes into 2-3cm cubes. Place the chopped sweet potatoes along with 2 garlic cloves, with skin left on, on a baking tray, pour over 2 tblsp’s of rice bran oil and sprinkle with salt; bake in the oven at 180C for 40 minutes or until soft in the centre and golden brown on the edges.

While the sweet potatoes are roasting in the oven, turn the heat on the stovetop cooker up to medium, and slowly add the remaining chicken stock to the risotto rice. Once the stock has been absorbed use 2-3 more cups of purified water to achieve your desired consistency. Salt the risotto to taste.

Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, take ⅓ of them and mix them through the risotto, also mix in both of the garlic cloves, making sure to remove the skins first. Serve your risotto and top with the remaining sweet potatoes, some finely chopped garlic chives, a sprinkle of flaxseeds and a squeeze of lemon. Yummy!

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Do you want more ideas on how to “Heal Eczema Naturally”?

Would you like a list of Eczema Friendly and Unfriendly Foods at your fingertips? Get the comprehensive list here…

Are you ready to apply some food and lifestyles changes to your life to improve the health of your skin and clear up your eczema, if so you can read my food and lifestyle tips here… 

Or perhaps you really want to discover which particular foods are triggering your eczema? We are all unique and have unique triggers, find out yours today, access the online eczema monitor here…