Nightshade Free Recipes

All of the recipes on Gluten Free / Dairy Free NJ are already tomato free due to my inability to digest tomato (I suspect it is the acid). I have found a number of people with nightshade issues interested in my tomato free recipes. (I've read that some people follow a nightshade free diet to help with arthritis pain or as an anti-inflammatory diet as well.)  Since I am not an expert on nightshade issues please take care before trying any of these recipes to make sure I haven’t made a mistake somewhere. The list below includes the suggested changes you should make to make these nightshade free but again this depends on your specific diet.
Nomato Gluten-Free Pasta and Pizza Sauce (No Tomatoes)
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When people state they have an issue with nightshades they are most often referring to the genus Solanum whose major foods includes: tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant. Often they must also avoid the Capsicum genus as well (chili peppers, paprika, bell peppers). (Other genera [plural of genus] include plants such as goji berry, tobacco, belladonna, mandrake, gooseberry, and tomatillo).

Sweet potatoes are not part of the nightshade family but rather are from a sister family: convolvulaceae. In the US some people refer to sweet potatoes as yams. This is incorrect. A yam is a different tuber vegetable from Africa and is even further removed from potatoes than sweet potatoes. If you cannot tolerate sweet potatoes, my tomato free sauce recipe can use pumpkin instead.

Here are the recipes:

Dairy Free Alfredo Sauce (for Fettuccine Alfredo, et al)

Arroz con Pollo (Chicken and Rice) omit tomato paste/red pepper paste and do not replace. If adding vegetables, exclude green peppers.

Dairy Free Baked Ziti make with Tomato free sauce only.

Black Bean Quinoa Salad omit bell pepper(s) and do not replace.

Dairy Free Chicken Alfredo

Gluten Free Gravy

Jambalaya (no tomato) omit green bell pepper, paprika, cayenne and do not replace.

Dairy Free Lasagna make with Tomato free sauce only.

Meatballs serve with Tomato free sauce only.

Pasta Sauce (No tomato) omit red pepper and do not replace. Sweet potatoes are not nightshades but if you are avoiding, then use one 29oz can of pureed pumpkin instead of the 4 cups of sweet potato.

Dairy Free Stuffed Shells make with Tomato free sauce only.

Gluten Free Stuffing

Swedish Meatballs

Turkey Cutlets

Click here for My Complete List of Recipes but note that nightshades are not flagged anywhere else on this site.