Corn-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Shellfish-Free (and sometimes

Gluten-free, and Dairy-free) Recipes

A little about me. I have a few food allergies. They have caused me some trouble over the years, and I've done some experimentation with food elimination out of necessity. If you're interested in some recipes that are free of corn, soy, nuts, shellfish, dairy, and gluten, or any combination thereof, this might be a good starting place. I have a lot of feelings about the science (or lack thereof) behind nutrition, that I won't go into here, so you can just enjoy the food in an opinion-free environment. If you want to read my opinions, please click here.

Elimination Diet Preparation

Prepping for an elimination diet is a lot of work. Chances are you will have to give up going to restaurants and other social activities, and spend time in your apartment/house/abode/place of dwelling in front of a hot oven or stove, and the rest of your time shopping for quality ingredients and planning what to cook. I recommend cooking in big batches, and as such, a lot of food for lunch and dinner will be repeated. What I am offering in this blog are a lot of flexible base dishes that taste good, and can be easily changed to suit your personal needs and diet. The recipes that I give here are ones that I found eliminate the most food groups and still taste good, so if you are less limited in your diet than me, feel free to add foods in. 


I need a solid breakfast to start the day off strong. This is easy to do free of corn, soy, nuts, and shellfish. It's a lot harder to do if you want to also eliminate gluten and dairy. The main problem I run into when having a lot of fruits and veggies for breakfast is that 1-2 hours later I'm ready for lunch. 

Recipe 1: Rolled Oats with Fresh Fruit:

Eliminate: Corn, Soy, Shellfish, Nuts, Gluten, Dairy.

I like to make rolled oats from Trader Joe's as they are gluten free. Boil some up with water according to directions. Add either fresh fruit (blueberries, strawberries, figs, etc.) or frozen fruit. 

Directions (1 serving)

1.) Combine 1/2 cup rolled oats with 1 cup water.

2.) Bring to boil, simmer 10-20 minutes, turn heat off and let sit for 2 minutes.

3.) Add fresh fruit.

Plan ahead: If you made a batch of the rolled oats the night before, take some, add frozen berries, mix together and microwave for 1 minute on high (covered with a paper towel so you don't splatter your microwave)

Recipe 2: Trader Joe's fermented cabbage with pickled cucumber.

Eliminate: Corn, Soy, Shellfish, Nuts, Gluten, Dairy.

It tastes good cold. Caution: there are like 0 calories in this. Supplement with fruit. Be prepared for an early lunch.

Base Recipes for Entrees

Base Recipe 1: Coconut Rice.

Eliminate: Corn, Soy, Shellfish, Nuts, Gluten, Dairy.

This coconut rice base is an excellent base for several recipes, and I will discuss it first, and go into the recipes that use it second. As it is versatile, I recommend making a lot of it. At once, and adding different toppings to keep variety in your diet. 

Note: Coconuts are not nuts, they are drupes. The FDA states that coconut is a nut, but they are being guided by etymology in this case, not by evolutionary science.

Directions: 4-6 servings

1.) Take 2 cups of jasmine rice (or rice of your taste, but cooking time will vary), rinse it.

2.) Add 2 cups of water and 1 can (15.5 ounces) of coconut milk. Can use either normal coconut milk or reduced fat.

3.) bring to a boil, simmer for ~20 minutes, then turn heat off.

Base Recipe 2: Baked Sweet Potato



Entree 1: Coconut rice with Mango and Sweet Potato

This one is simple. Add base recipe 1 (coconut rice) with base recipe 2 (sweet potato) and fresh mango if it's in season. It's phenomenal. 

Entree 2: Coconut rice stir fry with vegetables: