Enchiladas with no beef or bacon? Or Gluten or Dairy? Who are you and what did you do with Brigid??
It's really me folks. Many of you here read my friend Girl and Her Gun She has a husband and teen with Celiac disease and some dairy issues as well. I'm Scot-Irish/Scandanhoovian/Cree, so I stand a better chance than some folks of developing such things, but so far I have no issues For some people, this way of eating is a trend or a take on a healthy lifestyle. For others, Celiac Disease, unchecked, can be a dire threat to one's health and well being.
But eating gluten and/or dairy free isn't easy. Especially with a teenager around that likely wants to eat pizza and Mexican food like her friends. So, the other day, when I was experimenting in the kitchen, I played around with a recipe for enchiladas and homemade enchilada sauce to see if I could make them gluten free for A Girl's daughter. The results were quite well received by my
Gluten/Dairy Free Enchiladas with Spicy Sauce
It started with some chicken, a family pack purchased in bulk, cooked and frozen. Then the tortillas. The best gluten free ones I have tried to date are Whole Grain Ivory Teff Wraps from Sonoma All Natural by La Tortilla Factory –they hae a nice texture and hold up well to both filling and sauce.
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The sauce was made with bulk spices on hand that I use frequently, topping the enchiladas made with pre cooked chicken breast with green chili and caramelized onion, black beans, a Tablespoon or two of Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, and the dairy free cheese. Wrap it up in the tortillas, served with salad and iced tea, and anyone would enjoy it. It was a hit. The response? "Excellent!, can you make these again?" I missed my bacon, but still, I need to continue these healthy habits to set an example for the young folks. Time to to floss!