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

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

Layered Frittata (low-amine, gluten-free, dairy-free, yolk-free, nut-free, paleo, low-fat, low-carb, tomato-free)

Low-Amine Layered Frittata (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, low-fat, low-carb, paleo, vegetarian) photo

Low-Amine Layered Frittata (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, low-fat, low-carb, paleo, vegetarian)

Frittatas are easy to make and very tasty. I like this one for the way it presents – you can see all the different ingredients, layered beautifully. Eggs do increase in amine content the more you cook them, so this dish is closer to moderate amine than low. You can also make this dish with regular beaten eggs, rather than making an egg white frittata.

9″ Pyrex pie pan

3 C egg whites

2 large carrots, sliced into thin ovals

1 leek, white parts only, sliced thinly

2 small zucchini, sliced thinly

1 C cilantro, chopped finely

3 green onions, chopped

6 cloves garlic, pressed

1 1/2 tsp paprika

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 C black beans, divided (1/2 C, 1/2 C)

4 Tbsp butter / non-dairy butter replacement (I like Earth Balance dairy-free, soy-free spread)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In three small pans heat 1 Tbsp butter in each. Cook carrots, leeks, and zucchini with pressed garlic separately in each pan until the vegetables are about halfway cooked.
Carrots, Leek, and Zucchini cooking in separate pans for frittata (photo)

Carrots, Leek, and Zucchini cooking in separate pans for frittata (Here, I cooked the garlic and spices in with separate ingredients. I do not think it was necessary, aside from cooking the garlic with the zucchini.)

  • Add paprika, chili powder, salt, and black pepper to eggs. Mix well.
  • Grease pie pan with remaining 1 Tbsp “butter.”
Layer your low-amine frittata ingredients (photo)

Layer your low-amine frittata ingredients.

  • Layer ingredients, starting with carrot on the bottom. I layer mine in this order:
  1. carrot
  2. 1/2 C black beans
  3. zucchini
  4. cilantro
  5. 1/2 C black beans
  6. leek
  7. add egg white mixture
  8. sprinkle green onions on top
  • Sprinkle a dash of chili powder and salt over the top and bake for 35 minutes, or until you can cleanly pull a wooden toothpick through the center.
Low-amine frittata is ready to bake! (photo)

Low-amine frittata is ready to bake!

Low-amine frittata (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, low-fat, low-carb, paleo, vegetarian) photo

Low-amine frittata (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, low-fat, low-carb, tomato-free, paleo, vegetarian).

AMINE BREAKDOWN:

Very Low Amine: carrot, leek, zucchini, cilantro, green onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, black beans

Low Amine: butter / non-dairy butter replacement 

Moderate amine: egg whites (due to long cooking time)

Very High Amine: paprika, chili powder