Beef and Broccoli


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I happened to have stumbled across this recipe the other day and modified it slightly due to my corn allergy.  I still have not found a substitute for soy sauce so it was not totally corn free (sadly) so the allergy pills still had to be taken each time I ate it.  I decided to make just enough rice per each meal so that the rice was hot and fresh each time that we ate.  We had several meals from this dish and I took the left over gravy and froze it to use as a base for the next time that I make the dish.

Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli

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Ingredients:
1 pound boneless beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips
1 cup beef or chicken consumme or broth
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil (I put in 2 tbsp)
3 garlic cloves, minced (I put in 3 heaping tbsp minced garlic in olive oil)
2 tablespoons cornstarch (I used potato starch in its place)
2 tablespoons sauce from the crock pot after being cooked
Fresh broccoli florets (as many as desired) I used frozen
Hot cooked rice

Directions:
1. Place beef in a crock pot.
2. In a small bowl, combine consomme, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, and garlic. Pour over beef. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
3. In a cup, stir cornstarch and sauce form the crock pot until smooth. Add to crock pot. Stir well to combine.
4. Add broccoli to the crock pot. Stir to combine.
5. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes on high (the sauce has to boil for it to thicken).
6. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Source: Xtreme Fat Loss Diet

This is a new favorite in our home that actually got my hubby to like broccoli even more.  Hope that You like it as well.

Have a great day,

Tammye Honey

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Dinner In A Hurry


When I found out that I was going to have hungry grandchildren to visit yesterday I wanted to make something quick and easy so that I could sit and visit while it cooked.  Due to a time crunch on the visit as the boys had to return home to get ready for school for today it had to be a quick meal.  Their mom had said that she could pick up a pizza on the way.

Homemade and nutritious for me always wins hands down.  I said I had already started to just come and visit.

I took chicken thighs and placed them in my roaster pan where I poured Wishbone Lite Italian Dressing on them enough to well coat them.  I covered with foil and placed them in the oven at 350 F.

I then proceeded to peel potatoes.  Both yellow butter and Red potatoes since I did not have enough of the yellow butter ones.  I placed them in a pan of water cubed with a hint of sea salt and let them boil with the cover slightly ajar.

I then took one container of Vanilla Yogurt, a container of Sour Cream, several varieties of fruit that I had (Mine were canned although frozen do work well) and 1/4 cup of marshmallows  I mixed them together in the bowl and let them sit in the fridge.

I was able to sit and visit, only being interrupted by my timer every fifteen minutes to turn the chicken.

The potatoes were finished and we added one stick of butter and one container of sour cream to whip them with the beater..

The thighs were done and we ate.  The meat fell easily from the bone and was very tender.  To have the boys comment how good the chicken was felt good.

They were surprised when I said that I had dessert.  First response was “What is that?”  I handed each a fork to stick in the mixture to taste.

Each had a big bowl of it and the last one finished the bowl.  I had a bag of coconut on the side to sprinkle on the top if the wanted it.  (I do not care for coconut so it always is a side option for me.)

A side salad was the other option which was offered.  Simple cherry tomatoes and romaine lettuce with a choice of dressings.

Complete meal that was quick and easy with no measuring and I was able to spend time with my guests.

Thank you for reading.

Tammye Honey

Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy


I opened my emails this morning to find the top one from my hubby.  We do live in the same home, this is just another way of us to communicate when he is up late at night and wants to tell me something or show me something when I am sleeping.

Here it was:

http://www.recipe4living.com/recipes/biscuits_and_gravy.htm

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Jimmy Dean premium pork or turkey sausage
  • 3 Tbs. corn starch
  • 3 C. milk
  • 1 Tbs. butter
  • 1 can. pre-made biscuits (i.e. Grand’s home style)

Directions

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large skillet, cook sausage until fully cooked. When cooked, do not drain. Add butter, and cornstarch, stir until cornstarch is dissolved into the sausage. By this time you’ll want to start putting your biscuits in the oven, bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Once done, slowly begin to add the milk to the gravy mixture.  Add about a cup each time continuously stirring. Season to taste. Pour your gravy on your biscuits to serve.

http://www.recipe4living.com/recipes/homemade_sausage_gravy_and_biscuits.htm

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Tennessee pride mild sausage
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 8 biscuits
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Corn starch

Directions

 

Break up and brown sausage well. Drain and add salt and pepper, mix until brown. Add milk a little at a time to get it brown. Let it cook down until it’s brown again, then add remaining milk. Simmer 15 minutes. Stir well, add corn starch to thicken. Serve over hot flakey biscuits.

http://www.recipe4living.com/recipes/mind_blowing_buttermilk_biscuits_recipe.htm

Time needed

15 min preparation + 12 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 C All purpose flour
  • 1 Tbs Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 C Lard (or shortening)
  • 2/3 C Buttermilk (or sour milk)

Directions

In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, salt, and baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in lard (or shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of dry mixture, then add buttermilk (or sour milk) all at once. Using a fork, stir (just until moistened).
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Quickly knead the dough by gently folding and pressing the dough for 10 or 12 strokes or until the dough is nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut dough with a floured 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter, dipping the cutter into flour between cuts.
Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 450F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the biscuits are done. Remove biscuits from the baking sheet and serve hot.

 

I think he was trying to give me a hint to change to gluten free flour and rice or potato starch and make this lol…

Will make and record just had to share…

Homemade Shrimp Bisque


After reading a fellow blogger’s post this morning, I was suddenly starving and drooling for a homemade soup since it is so cold outside.

cold weather

Did you say hush… oh you sound just like my hubby…guess you are right…it could be worse, I could be braving the New York State Winter like I used to as I am letting the dogs out in my slippers and sweat shirt lol….

http://rantingchef.com/2013/01/22/soup-roulette/

In case you are wondering what inspired me this morning…. Hey where are you going?

Okay , he is great and has some really great recipes and some great guest bloggers on his site too.  I have even guest blogged there before.  Hurry back as I am about to give you the lowdown on my recipe.

Thanks for coming back, phew…was worried there for a second.

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Since my allergies are so bad to corn, I use all natural ingredients and fresh ingredients as much as possible in our foods so that I am not running for my allergy medication or even worse, my epi pen.

 

I started my soup with a few simple ingredients that I just happen to have in stock.

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A medium onion

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Some potatoes either red or yellow

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Shrimp (Take the tails off)

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Daisy Brand Sour Cream

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Fresh Baby Carrots

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Fresh Celery

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Fresh Sliced Mushrooms

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Old Bay Seasoning

milk

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Paprika (I happen to use the tube however this is fine)

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You can’t beat fresh baby spinach

(Had already thrown bag out when I realized I had not taken a picture sorry)

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Swanson does make it better for certain with their chicken broth

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My Vidalia Chopper is priceless in my kitchen for chopping my vegetables to a perfect size for all of my creations.  It is a must have for every kitchen.  It is quick and easy and super fast cleanup too.

I throw all my ingredients in the pot suited to how much of each item that we prefer as my hubby likes a lot more potato and more shrimp than the average person.  A full bag of spinach and easy on the mushroom, carrots and celery yet enough for flavor.  One to two containers of the sour cream depending on your taste and since my hubby does not like a thick soup I do not add a thickener and do add milk here…by now I am sure you know what milk looks like.  So I did not take a picture of our milk container.  Here would be a great spot to explain the thicker that I do use…I either normally use rice starch or potato starch and just a few teaspoons will do you.

Simmer slowly and enjoy the aroma till the veggies are soft.

Voila… serve in a bowl or to be creative in a bowl of carved bread.

Eat Healthy and enjoy,

Tammye Honey

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Guest Blogger on The Ranting Chef


So happy to be a guest blogger here today…check out this great Chef daily for some really great recipes… The Ranting Chef…Thank You for this opportunity to be a Guest Blogger on Your Site…

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chicken

Vagabond Chicken

5 Chicken Thighs

2 Red Delicious Apples (Cored, Peeled and Chopped)
1/4 cup of Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Kraft Foods)
1/4 cup of Feta Cheese (Athenos)
1/4 Cup of Mediterranean Herb Cheese (Cracker Barrel)
4 cups of homemade bread cubes
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup of dry white wine (Beechaven is a local winery)
1/2 cup vegetable (or Chicken) Stock
1 tbsp water
1 1/2 tsp potato starch (or rice starch)
My sauce:  1/2 cup dry white wine, 1/2 cup vegetable broth, 1 cup apple sauce (unsweetened) with a generous addition of cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, white pepper, vanilla and honey to taste.  I added the Potato Starch to thicken.
1. Combine apple, cheese, and bread crumbs. Set aside.
2. Flatten chicken breasts between sheets of waxed paper to 1/4 inch thickness. Divide apple mixture between chicken breasts, and roll up each breast. Secure with toothpicks.
3. Melt butter or margarine in a 7 inch skillet over medium heat. Brown stuffed chicken breasts. Add wine and 1/4 cup water. Cover. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink.
4. Transfer chicken to a serving platter. Combine 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch; stir into juices in pan. Cook and stir until thickened. Pour gravy over chicken, and garnish with parsley. Serve.
Hope you do not mind the modifications, the taste was great and even hubby liked it all…

Hope you enjoy both his blog site and my recipe….See his original version of this recipe also as mine has been modified due to corn allergies.

Have a delicious day….

Tammye Honey

Rantings of an Amateur Chef

Very few recipes are meant to be static. They are best as they evolve and every different chefs put their own special take on them. I am really happy that today’s guest blogger, Tammye from tammyehoney, has taken a recent recipe that I posted and made it her own. Check out Tammye’s version and check out her site tammyehoney

My husband is a retired Warrant Officer from the Army.  We were married on 9/9/2009 without realizing the date… We live in a small rural community called Woodlawn, TN which is just outside of Clarksville, TN and Ft. Campbell, KY.  We have a quaint ranch home with a few acres of land that is just enough to keep our two dogs and two cats happy.  (Also our lawn care people who are locals).  We have a fixed income since he has the pension and I am disabled.  Cooking is something…

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Daily Prompt: 32 Flavors


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Daily Prompt: 32 Flavors

by michelle w. on January 10, 2013

Vanilla, chocolate, or something else entirely?

When I first saw this post it seemed like such a challenge as due to my corn allergy, ice cream is not on my list of foods that I can eat.  Then the wheels began to turn and it seemed like a good challenge to be able to name 32 flavors….

  1. Vanilla is wonderful and goes with any dessert.VanillaSince it can be in the soft serve or the traditional hard serve this is a must to all menu choices.
  2. Chocolate…another all time favorite.chocolateAnother favorite that is made in soft or the traditional hard serve.
  3. Strawberry…Wow I just built a Neapolitan ice cream would that be fair to call that #4 lol.

strawberryYou rarely see this one in soft serve, perhaps the real strawberries clog up the machine.

4.  Raspberry this is a great flavor as it comes in both sherbert and in regular ice cream.

raspberryThen there are all the variations of the raspberry such as black raspberry and raspberry creme.

5. Pistachio This flavor is one of those that you love or hate…

mountains of ice cream6. Cherry Chip

7. Butter Pecan

8. Coffee

9. Pineapple

10. Chocolate Swirl

11. Mint Chip

multiple choice

12. Orange Sherbert

13. Rocky Roads goes with out saying

rocky RoadsI noticed that quite a few companies are now making this flavor

14. Chunky Monkey

chunky monkeyThis is the one and only to get if you are into Chunky Monkey…I can only imagine lol… Thank you Ben & Jerry’s.

I am exhausted at 14 and feel as if I have gained 20 pounds lol..

So I decided to stop here and suggest that you locate a Ben & Jerry’s in your area to finish the list for yourself…

http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops

They have more than enough flavors alone to finish my list for me.  I could cheat and copy them all but it seems like more fun to send you to their shoppes instead.

There is always Baskin Robins

Baskin Robbins

They might also be in your neighborhood…. http://www.baskinrobbins.com/content/baskinrobbins/en.html#

Well I am back to my low caloric sewing project and just the memories of ice cream…

Have a great day and check out what my fellow bloggers had to say on the matter…

Tammye Honey

 

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New Bisquick Gluten and Corn Free


I had extra strawberries that I had to use up so I decided to make some short cakes to go with them with the new Bisquick I had found the last shopping trip.

With the recipe on the back and my muffin tin…it was a breeze and a quick and easy dessert that both my hubby and I can enjoy…

Since my camera is shy today…here is this recipe…

4 cups (1 qt) strawberries, sliced

1/2 cup sugar

2 1/3 cups Bisquick Gluten Free Mix

1/3 cup butter or margarine (I softened)

3/4 cup milk

3 eggs beaten

1/2 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup whipping cream, whipped

Mix strawberries and 1/4 cup of sugar (unless you like sweeter, add more); set aside.

Heat oven to 425F.  Grease cookie sheet or do what I did and place in muffin tins which I sprayed with butter Pam cooking spray.

In medium bowl, combine Bisquick mix, and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar (or a trace more for a sweeter roll) ; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork.  Stir in milk, beaten eggs and vanilla.  Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet or place into muffin tins and I had enough to make a small loaf also.

Bake 10-12 min or until light golden brown Cool 5 min.  With serrated knife, split short cakes; fill and top with strawberries and whipped cream.

While warm I sprinkled sugar across top to give a nice sprinkle look.

Ate one for dessert…very filling.

Happy Cooking.

Namaste

Tammye Honey

 

 

Cheese & Olive Damper


From , former About.com Guide

http://australianfood.about.com/od/savorybaking/r/CheeseDamper.htm

Damper is a yeast-less bread that was traditionally eaten in Australia by early colonial settlers.

It was simply made of flour, salt, sugar and either water or less frequently, milk.

Damper was cooked in the ashes of a fire or wrapped around a stick and cooked over an open flame. It would be consumed with whatever condiments were handy such as sliced of meat or golden syrup.

In this recipe, I’ve given traditional damper a face-lift with the addition of black olives, Parmesan cheese and butter.

Making delicious bread has never been easier!

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 75g of chilled butter, cubed
  • Scant 1 cup of black, pitted olives, sliced
  • Scant cup of freshly grated, loosely packed Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • Butter for spreading
Preparation:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
  2. Grease a baking tray and line it with baking paper. Lightly grease the baking paper. Set aside.
  3. Mix together the flour, salt and sugar in a bowl. Use your fingertips to rub butter into flour mixture until the mixture resembles small breadcrumbs.
  4. Mix in the Parmesan cheese. Next, mix in the sliced olives.
  5. Add the milk and 1/2 cup of cold water to flour mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a sticky dough. Add a little extra water if necessary to moisten the dough slightly.
  6. Turn the dough onto a lightly-floured surface. Gently knead it until it’s just smooth — about 4 times.
  7. Shape dough into a 15-20cm round. Place the round on the prepared baking tray.
  8. Rub some flour on a sharp knife and score top of damper into 8 wedges.
  9. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until golden. Tap the bread and if it sounds hollow, it’s ready.
  10. Let the bread stand on the tray for 5 minutes and then place it on a wire rack to cool.
  11. Serve with a little butter and a hot cup of sweet tea.
  12. Store the damper in an airtight container for up to a week. It can also be frozen and toasted.

 

I stumbled across this recipe and could not resist sharing as I am dying to try with my new flour that is from Robin Hood and is the Gluten Free Flour… will let you know how it comes out…

Tammye Honey

Apple Puffs


I have Washington Extra Fancy apples and am doing a crust with corn free and gluten free flour…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31GHFZjCDRU

King Arthur Flour 1 1/2 cups in a bowl

1/2 tsp rice starch added in bowl of flour

1/2 tsp salt also added (I used Kosher Salt)

4 eggs in a separate bowl

Beat slightly prior to adding butter or milk

Soften 1/2 stick or (1/4 cup of butter)

Add to eggs

1 1/2 cups of lukewarm (not hot) milk add to egg mixture then whisk before you add dry ingredients.

Whisk while adding dry ingredients…is easier if not taking pictures while doing…

Get the lumps out and mix till pancake consistency… We like a sweet crust so I added sugar even though the recipe did not call for it.

I used Washington Fancy Apples (That is what was on sale)

I cored peeled and sliced prior to adding to the pan along with a hint of cinnamon, clove and sugar and the other half of stick of butter with a sprinkle of lemon juice concentrate and 1 tsp of water then covered and allowed to steam

That says 350 F and I baked for 20 minutesI like using Butter Pam with spraying the pan when using the baking pans

It said to spray generously

Filled tins to 3/4 with the batter then added apple mixture from frying pan

Placed into center rack

They came out simple and easy

One for me and one for hubby….

Enjoy

Tammye Honey

MomofTwosalums

I am slightly obsessed with granny smith apples stewed with cloves. I eat them over ice cream or just right out of the bowl. I had an idea to make Apple Puffs using crescent rolls as the pastry. They are a teeny bit buttery but it lends itself well to the tartness of the granny smith apples.

You will need 5-7 granny smith apples, crescent rolls, cloves, Pam and your cupcake tin. Preheat your oven to 350.

Peel all your apples, I leave the skin on because I like the texture. Cut them all into small chunks and add a generous amount of cloves. I also add a touch of water just so it coats the bottom of the saucepan.

You want to cook the apples until they are soft but not falling apart. They will get a little softer in the oven.

Coat your tins with Pam and fill…

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Corn Allergy List And Precautions


I have one in the glove compartment of car and one in my purse

Does not just come in this form sadly enough 😦

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_allergy 

Corn/Maize allergy is a type of food allergy. It can be a difficult allergy to manage, particularly in the United States, due to the high number of food products which contain various forms of corn, such as corn starch, citric acid, modified food starch, vinegar, and vanilla, among many others. [1] However, it is an allergy that often goes unrecognized.[2]

Varieties
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Parts
Processing
Pathology
Corn-based products
Raw materials
Cornmeal · Mielie-meal · Nshima · Oil · Samp · Starch · Syrup
Beverages
Dishes
Corn syrup
Non-food

Foods to Avoid

Completely eliminating corn and corn products from the diet may be a challenge. Reading label ingredients and educating yourself with common corn ingredients is the best way to follow a corn-restricted diet. Avoid foods with ingredients including corn, corn meal, high fructose corn syrup, vegetable starch, maize, gum and baking powder, notes the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. Seek a registered dietitian for a complete list of common food ingredients with corn. These ingredients are typically found in a variety of cereals, syrups, baked goods, infant formulas and sodas. Avoid canned fruits and vegetables that contain sauces or syrups, notes the CHKD. Luncheon meats, processed cheese products, canned soups and processed breads and starches also contain many corn ingredients.

Corn Allergen List

The lists of corn products, ingredients and additives that I provide are not intended to be exhaustive, for that would be impossible to compile. There are many additives that are derived from corn that we do not know about, and often the employees of food companies do not know either. Plus, corn derivatives can be found in everything from body powder to shampoo (I’ve reacted to both)! The FDA, at this time, does not regulate corn to the extent that it does, say, peanuts, so we corn allergy sufferers are truly on our own. (Click here for a printable List in a separate browser window.)

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the items on this list not including everything that contains corn, not everything on this list will contain corn. It is that they can contain corn, and therefore may need to be outright avoided or used cautiously. Read more about this on the Corn Allergens as Ingredients page. The items identified with an asterisk * are the most common items that might not always contain or be derived from corn. Proceed with caution!

  • Acetic acid
  • Alcohol
  • Alpha tocopherol
  • Artificial flavorings
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Ascorbates
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Aspartame (Artificial sweetener)
  • Astaxanthin
  • Baking powder
  • Barley malt* (generally OK, but can be contaminated)
  • Bleached flour*
  • Blended sugar (sugaridextrose)
  • Brown sugar* (generally OK if no caramel color)
  • Calcium citrate
  • Calcium fumarate
  • Calcium gluconate
  • Calcium lactate
  • Calcium magnesium acetate (CMA)
  • Calcium stearate
  • Calcium stearoyl lactylate
  • Caramel and caramel color
  • Carbonmethylcellulose sodium
  • Cellulose microcrystalline
  • Cellulose, methyl
  • Cellulose, powdered
  • Cetearyl glucoside
  • Choline chloride
  • Citric acid*
  • Citrus cloud emulsion (CCS)
  • Coco glycerides (cocoglycerides)
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Corn alcohol, corn gluten
  • Corn extract
  • Corn flour
  • Corn oil, corn oil margarine
  • Corn starch
  • Corn sweetener, corn sugar
  • Corn syrup, corn syrup solids
  • Corn, popcorn, cornmeal
  • Cornstarch, cornflour
  • Crosscarmellose sodium
  • Crystalline dextrose
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Cyclodextrin
  • DATUM (a dough conditioner)
  • Decyl glucoside
  • Decyl polyglucose
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose (also found in IV solutions)
  • Dextrose anything (such as monohydrate or anhydrous)
  • d-Gluconic acid
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Drying agent
  • Erythorbic acid
  • Erythritol
  • Ethanol
  • Ethocel 20
  • Ethylcellulose
  • Ethylene
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Ethyl lactate
  • Ethyl maltol
  • Fibersol-2
  • Flavorings*
  • Food starch
  • Fructose*
  • Fruit juice concentrate*
  • Fumaric acid
  • Germ/germ meal
  • Gluconate
  • Gluconic acid
  • Glucono delta-lactone
  • Gluconolactone
  • Glucosamine
  • Glucose*
  • Glucose syrup* (also found in IV solutions)
  • Glutamate
  • Gluten
  • Gluten feed/meal
  • Glycerides
  • Glycerin*
  • Glycerol
  • Golden syrup
  • Grits
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Hominy
  • Honey*
  • Hydrolyzed corn
  • Hydrolyzed corn protein
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Hydroxypropyl methylcelluhttp://www.cornallergens.com/list/corn-allergen-list.phplose
  • Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose pthalate (HPMCP)
  • Inositol
  • Invert syrup or sugar
  • Iodized salt
  • Lactate
  • Lactic acid*
  • Lauryl glucoside
  • Lecithin
  • Linoleic acid
  • Lysine
  • Magnesium citrate
  • Magnesium fumarate
  • Magnesium stearate
  • Maize
  • Malic acid
  • Malonic acid
  • Malt syrup from corn
  • Malt, malt extract
  • Maltitol
  • Maltodextrin
  • Maltol
  • Maltose
  • Mannitol
  • Methyl gluceth
  • Methyl glucose
  • Methyl glucoside
  • Methylcellulose
  • Microcrystaline cellulose
  • Modified cellulose gum
  • Modified corn starch
  • Modified food starch
  • Molasses* (corn syrup may be present; know your product)
  • Mono- and di- glycerides
  • Monosodium glutamate
  • MSG
  • Natural flavorings*
  • Olestra/Olean
  • Polenta
  • Polydextrose
  • Polylactic acid (PLA)
  • Polysorbates* (e.g. Polysorbate 80)
  • Polyvinyl acetate
  • Potassium citrate
  • Potassium fumarate
  • Potassium gluconate
  • Powdered sugar
  • Pregelatinized starch
  • Propionic acid
  • Propylene glycol*
  • Propylene glycol monostearate*
  • Saccharin
  • Salt (iodized salt)
  • Semolina (unless from wheat)
  • Simethicone
  • Sodium carboxymethylcellulose
  • Sodium citrate
  • Sodium erythorbate
  • Sodium fumarate
  • Sodium lactate
  • Sodium starch glycolate
  • Sodium stearoyl fumarate
  • Sorbate
  • Sorbic acid
  • Sorbitan* (anything)
  • Sorbitol
  • Sorghum* (not all is bad; the syrup and/or grain CAN be mixed with corn)
  • Splenda (Artificial sweetener)
  • Starch (any kind that’s not specified)
  • Stearic acid
  • Stearoyls
  • Sucralose (Artificial sweetener)
  • Sucrose
  • Sugar* (not identified as cane or beet)
  • Threonine
  • Tocopherol (vitamin E)
  • Treacle (aka golden syrup)
  • Triethyl citrate
  • Unmodified starch
  • Vanilla, natural flavoring
  • Vanilla, pure or extract
  • Vanillin
  • Vegetable anything that’s not specific*
  • Vinegar, distilled white
  • Vinyl acetate
  • Vitamin C* and Vitamin E*
  • Vitamins*
  • Xanthan gum
  • Xylitol
  • Yeast*
  • Zea mays
  • Zein

Ten Basic Steps for Corn Allergy Newbies

Corn AllergensIf you or your child have recently been diagnosed with a corn allergy or intolerance, or you suspect one, here are ten basic steps to follow:

  1. Begin by eliminating ALL of the foods/products that contain corn from your home. This sounds easier than it will be, so be patient until you get the hang of it.
  2. Get into the habit of reading labels on all foods as you buy them and again before you eat it. Print The List and carry it with you always.
  3. Keep a diary of everything you eat and of every symptom (and intensity) you experience.
  4. Find a store to shop at, such as one that sells organic foods (and remember–organic does not mean corn-free). Fill your pantry with safe foods; don’t try to keep two kinds of food in the house. That is a reaction waiting to happen!
  5. Brainstorm with the family and write up a list of your child’s or your favorite foods that CAN be eaten for each meal and for snacks. There are few things worse (especially for children) than being hungry all the time and not having anything to eat.
  6. Research the allergy more (this is just the beginning) and find a supportive community such as the Delphi Forum for Avoiding Corn. The psychological aspects of the restricted diet are far-reaching and never-ending.
  7. See a doctor for medication (but check the ingredients!) to help with the reactions; i.e., medicated creams for rashes, inhalers for asthma, or pain relievers for migraines.
  8. If you have the allergy, get a medic alert bracelet. Glucose and dextrose are found in IV solutions, and hospital personnel should be aware of your allergy in case you are not in a position to speak.
  9. Corn AllergensNever let anyone prepare food for you unless you really, really trust that person (and they have The List), and even then, double and triple check. Too many (well-intentioned) people have cooked for me, and I have had more reactions and illnesses from this than I care to think about. I get sick and they feel horrible.
  10. Keep your sense of humor and be flexible. For sure, your lifestyle will change, so adaptations are in order. Not everyone in your extended family (mostly in-laws LOL) is going to get it and you will (trust me) be questioned about this.

Over time, you will see a pattern emerge that will help you confirm if you do have an allergy/intolerance. Also, a diary will help immensely for those times you have a reaction and need to research the cause. It will also help you document the facts to your doctor, who, if you are going on suspicion, may not quite believe you!

http://www.cornallergens.com/new/basic-corn-allergy-steps.php

Now that I have bombarded you with data galore… my advice to you.  Eat at home and cook from scratch as much as possible.  I use rice flour and rice starch when cooking.  I love the Passover Holiday and stock up on the non perishable items that I can get my hands on as I know that they are Kosher for Passover which means that they are corn free.

Become aware of the symbol of Kosher for Passover, which is different than just Kosher year round…being Kosher for Passover is totally corn free.

See the P that is with the U in the Circle…that makes it for Passover…

An ‘OU-P’ indicates
The product is Pareve and Kosher for Passover as well as for year-around.

An OU-D-P indicates
Product is dairy and Kosher for Passover as well as for all year round.

An OU-M-P or an OU-Glatt-P indicates
Product is meat and Kosher for Passover as well as for all year round.

An OU-F-P indicates
Product contains Fish and Kosher for Passover as well as for all year round

http://oukosher.org/index.php/common/article/ou_symbols/

Best of Luck to you…It took me years to be diagnosed properly…Nervous stomach, start of an ulcer, goodness knows what other diagnosis I had prior…

It is not fun…I will say that when we are invited out to eat at someone’s home, I know that this sounds rude, however, I always let the hostess know of my allergy and that I am bringing a dish also for dinner that I know that I can eat.