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Allergy-Free Friday: Slow-Cooker Irish Stew with Traditional Irish Soda Bread (GF)-(Updated- 4/29/17)

UPDATE: (4/29/17) This bread recipe does contain millet. The proteins in millet are very similar to corn. If you have a corn allergy, you will want to substitute the millet with something else. I did a bit of research and found that Quinoa Flour would be a great alternative, and a healthier one.

Today for Allergy-free Friday, I have 2 recipes: Irish Stew and Soda Bread, a classic combination. The stew is the easy part of this combo. Since the Irish Soda Bread is gluten free, nothing is cut and dried. And, as is the case in many gluten free bread recipes, there are several flours with which to incorporate, in this case  millet, amaranth, sorghum and tapioca. The good part about this combination is the ancient grains used: millet and amaranth. Like most ancient grains, these 2 grains have several health benefits.

Health benefits of millet include:

  • heart protection
  • tissue repair
  • assist with type 2 diabetes
  • prevents gallstones
  • breast cancer protection
  • protection against asthma

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Health benefits of amaranth include:

  • Natural pain killer
  • reduce anemia
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • helps with weight management
  • aids in bone strength
  • prevents macular degeneration
  • helps with a healthy digestive system
  • helps repair blood vessel walls
  • helps with growth and creation of new cells and body tissues

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Slow-Cooker Irish Stew

From: Healthy Family Magizine


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Traditional (Gluten-Free) Irish Soda Bread

From: Strength and Sunshine

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For complete recipe instructions go to Strength and Sunshine

About Tamara Hoerner (1268 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

12 Comments on Allergy-Free Friday: Slow-Cooker Irish Stew with Traditional Irish Soda Bread (GF)-(Updated- 4/29/17)

  1. I’ll give the stew a go, tho everything looks lovely!

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  2. Thank you for listing out what the grains are good for. Do you know if it’s possible to substitute the millet? I don’t seem to do very well with it. Thank you.

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