Beet and Carrot Salad

Beet and Carrot Salad (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, tomato-free, nut-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan) photo

Beet and Carrot Salad (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, tomato-free, nut-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan)

This shredded, low-amine beet and carrot salad has a cumin and lemony kick to it that makes it a great side dish for savory main dishes. Beet and carrot are naturally low-amine, and the beets add a sweetness to the salad from its natural sugars, particularly if you choose organic beets (organic beets are much higher in flavor).

1 beet (about 2C)

8 medium carrots (about 2C)

1/4 C safflower oil

1/2 C parsley, finely minced

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp ascorbic acid

1 1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

dash cayenne

Beet and Carrot Salad (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, tomato-free, nut-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan) photo

Beet and Carrot Salad (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, tomato-free, nut-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan)

  • Wash and trim carrots. Peel beet.
  • Using a cheese grater or a food processor, grate beet and carrot and add to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add all other ingredients and mix well.
  • Allow to marinate for at least 20 minutes before serving.
Beet and Carrot Salad (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, tomato-free, nut-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan) photo

Beet and Carrot Salad (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, tomato-free, nut-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan)

AMINE BREAKDOWN:

Very Low Amine: beet, carrot, parsley, sea salt, ascorbic acid, cumin, cumin seeds

Low Amine: safflower oil

Very High Amine: cayenne

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Sake Substitute

Sake Substitute:

  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vodka
  • 1/2 tsp blueberry juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple juice
  • 1/16 tsp white pepper
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: water, white pepper
Low Amine: sugar, vodka, apple juice
Very High Amine: blueberry juice (low in tyramines, high in histamines)

White Wine Vinegar Substitute

White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp ascorbic acid
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: water, ascorbic acid

Sherry Substitute

Sherry
  • 1 Tbsp apple juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp ascorbic acid
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: ascorbic acid, vanilla
Low Amine: apple juice

Rice Vinegar Substitute

Rice Vinegar Substitute
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp apple juice
  • 1/4 tsp ascorbic acid
Seasoned Rice Vinegar Substitute
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 3/4 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ascorbic acid
  • 1/4 tsp apple juice
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: water, ascorbic acid
Low Amine: apple juice, maple syrup

Red Wine Vinegar Substitute

Vinegar is very high in amines, so I have come up with vinegar substitutions that are amine-allergy friendly. These vinegar substitutions are low amine, delicious, and easy to make. Blueberry juice does not give me problems, but please be aware that though it is low in tyramines, it is high in histamines. Use if your diet will allow for it, otherwise opt for an unsweetened pomegranate juice.
Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp blueberry juice
  • 1 tsp vodka
  • just shy of 1/2 tsp ascorbic acid
  • 1/4 tsp loosely packed brown sugar
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: ascorbic acid
Low Amine: vodka, brown sugar
High Amine: blueberry juice (low in tyramines, high in histamines)

Malt Vinegar Substitute

Malt Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp apple juice
  • 1 tsp ascorbic acid
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp honey
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: ascorbic acid
Low Amine: honey, apple juice
Very High Amine: lime juice

Balsamic Vinegar Substitute

Vinegar is very high in amines, so I have come up with vinegar substitutions that are amine-allergy friendly. These vinegar substitutions are low amine, delicious, and easy to make. Blueberry juice does not give me problems, but please be aware that though it is low in tyramines, it is high in histamines. Use if your diet will allow for it, otherwise opt for an unsweetened pomegranate juice.

Balsamic vinegar

  • 4 Tbsp blueberry juice, reduced over high heat to 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp ascorbic acid
  • 1/4 tsp molasses
  • 1 tsp vodka
  • 1/4 tsp lime juice
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: ascorbic acid
Low Amine: molasses, vodka
High Amine: blueberry juice (low in tyramines, high in histamines)
Very High Amine: lime juice

Apple Cider Vinegar Substitute

Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp apple juice
  • Just shy of 1/4 tsp ascorbic acid
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: ascorbic acid
Low Amine: apple juice

Low-Amine Teriyaki Tofu Cabbage Wraps

Low-Amine Teriyaki Tofu Cabbage Wraps (low-amine, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, tomato-free, vegetarian, vegan) photo

Low-Amine Teriyaki Tofu Cabbage Wraps (low-amine, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, tomato-free, vegetarian, vegan), plated with sauce and ginger.

These cabbage wraps are both light and filling. The flavors are refreshing and hearty at the same time. For a more pliable cabbage wrap, you can blanch or steam the low-amine cabbage, but I prefer mine raw. I was starving, but after eating three low-amine cabbage wraps, was completely stuffed.

1 head cabbage (first 6-10 outside leaves only)

2 blocks firm, organic tofu

1 C soy sauce substitute

1/4 C shallot oil

  • Heat 1 C safflower oil and add 1 shallot, thinly sliced.
  • Cook over medium low until shallot is crisp and golden brown.
  • Reserve shallot as topper for dishes.
  • Oil will keep in the fridge for a couple months.

1 C cilantro, chopped

1/2 Walla Walla / Vidalia sweet onion, sliced into half-rings

2″ ginger, grated

4 green onions, sliced thinly

1 Tbsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp cornstarch

  • Cut tofu into 8 pieces each. Lay them flat in a Pyrex dish and pour soy sauce substitute and shallot oil over the top.
Tofu, marinated in low-amine, gluten-free soy sauce substitute and shallot oil (photo).

Tofu, marinated in low-amine, gluten-free soy sauce substitute and shallot oil.

  • Marinate for at least two hours. Halfway through, flip tofu pieces over in the marinade.
  • Peel outside layers of cabbage off carefully to use as cabbage wraps.
  • Prepare cilantro, onion, ginger, and green onion.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil and oil down. Place tofu pieces on foil, and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Pour marinade into a pan, and add garlic powder, salt, and cornstarch. Mix well and turn heat to medium low.
  • Stir constantly until thickened, then remove from heat.
  • When tofu is starting to crisp around the edges, remove from oven and cut into small pieces.
  • Serve all ingredients pre-wrapped in cabbage and held together with toothpicks, or serve as “build your own” at the table.
Low-Amine Teriyaki Tofu Cabbage Wraps (photo)

Low-Amine Teriyaki Tofu Cabbage Wraps

AMINE BREAKDOWN:

Very Low Amine: cabbage, cilantro, sweet onion, ginger, green onions, garlic powder, salt, cornstarch 

Low Amine: soy sauce substitute, shallot oil

Moderate Amine: firm tofu