elimination diet

Elimination diet recipes

Toward the end of this year, I did the elimination diet. But since I love food, I couldn't eat just rice and boiled turkey every day. And because I also love cooking, and have creative flair, I was able to develop a number of recipes. Now I'd like to share them with the world.

Here you go, world!

Elimination diet recipes - Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin soup (6 servings)

A delightful soup that is perfect for a chilly autumn day. Tastes a little bit like a savory version of pumpkin pie.


1 small pumpkin

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup finely chopped onion

1 clove chopped garlic

1 medium-sized leek, white parts only, chopped

1 pear, chopped into small pieces

2 tablespoons maple syrup

¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Elimination diet recipes - Turkey-buckwheat noodle-roots soup

Turkey/buckwheat noodle/roots soup (4 servings)

Elimination diet recipes - Sage quinoa

Sage quinoa (4 servings)

Delicate taste, yet oh-so-filling.


1 cup quinoa

2 cups water

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, diced

1 large clove garlic, minced

1 large zucchini squash, cut lengthwise into 1-inch strips

1½ cup sliced mushrooms

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon sage

¼ teaspoon rosemary

pepper to taste

Elimination diet recipes - "Chap chae"

"Chap chae" (2 servings)

Okay, it does not taste like actual chap chae because it’s lacking the defining elements of chap chae: soy sauce and sesame. But this dish inspired by chap chae is still pretty tasty, with the pine nuts and mushrooms lending a certain heartiness that is quite satisfying.


150 grams (5 oz) glass noodles (made from sweet potato)

1 ½ tablespoon olive oil

1 large yellow onion (or 2 small onions), thinly sliced

Elimination diet recipes - Tuna kim-bap

Tuna kim-bap

This is pretty darn authentic, at least for kim-bap – there’s a reason I’m not calling it sushi. Since the tuna comes from a can, it will last for a day or two in the fridge. My Korean friend showed me how to make it with 49-cent “Milchreis,” which is what I use (no need to get fancy sushi rice – although you can do that, if you want).


2 cups roundcorn rice or sushi rice

4 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

Elimination diet recipes - Curried millet

Curried millet (3-4 servings)

1 cup millet

2 cups water

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 medium carrots, chopped into small cubes

3 medium stalks celery, chopped

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (or ¼ cup fresh cilantro)

1 teaspoon turmeric


Elimination diet recipes - Fish or turkey filets

Fish or turkey filets (2 servings)

With a grain dish and a vegetable side, this makes a great lunch or dinner. The non-parsley herb can be varied.


2 filets organic turkey or wild ocean fish (like Alaska salmon)

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoons each fresh parsley and fresh basil (or cilantro)

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (for fish only)

salt and pepper

Elimination diet recipes - Sauteed greens

Sautéed greens (2 servings)

Here’s an easy vegetable side dish. You can use pretty much any kind of cookable green, such as spinach, chard, or kale. Chard is used in the picture here.


olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

½ onion, chopped

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

2 cup sliced cookable greens, such as spinach, kale, or chard

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

Elimination diet recipes - Roasted garlic cauliflower

Roasted garlic cauliflower (2-4 servings)

It’s garlic-licious! Don’t eat the day before an important job interview or big date J


1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon thyme

1 ½ teaspoons salt



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