Saturday, April 3, 2010

Jiffy Potatoes - Allergen Free!

Jiffy Potatoes is a recipe that my Grandma Peterson used to make at all our holiday dinners... it is the creamiest potato casserole you have ever tasted and you can make them up in a jiffy! Since we have food allergies now, I wasn't sure we could EVER eat Jiffy Potatoes again... but thanks to my Vitamix blender, we are now able to eat Jiffy Potatoes (Allergen Free) for our Easter Dinner tomorrow.

Here is the original recipe (in case you don't have food allergies)

Jiffy Potatoes - Original Recipe
2 lbs frozen hashbrowns (country-style diced) - thawed
1 cup milk
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of potato soup
1 can cream of celery soup
minced onion
shredded cheddar cheese

Combine all ingredients in a 9x13 pan. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and melt. Serve and enjoy!

Here is my NEW and IMPROVED ALLERGEN FREE recipe:

Jiffy Potatoes - Allergen Free
2 lbs frozen hashbrowns (country-style diced) - thawed
2 1/2 cups milk substitute, divided (I use unsweetened original hemp milk)
2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp butter substitute (I use Earth Balance - soy free)
4-6 stalks celery, sliced
1/2 onion, finely diced
6 mushrooms sliced
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 tsp onion salt
Daiya Cheddar Cheese (

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Saute celery, onion, and mushrooms in butter until soft (approx 10 minutes) stirring occassionally.
3) While the celery, onions, and mushrooms are cooking, drain and rinse the raw cashews and place them in the Vitamix blender. Add 1 cup milk and blend until smooth (approx 2 minutes).
4) Leave the cashew mixture in the blender and add the celery, onion, and mushrooms to the blender and blend slightly to break up the veggies and incorporate them into the cashew mixture.
5) Combine cashew mixture, 1 1/2 cups milk, apple cider vinegar, fresh parsley and onion salt.
6) Spread potatoes out in a 9x13 pan and pour mixture over them - stir slightly to coat.
7) Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour
8) Top with Daiya Cheddar Cheese and melt. Serve and enjoy!

Note: You could try this recipe with another type of blender or a food processor, but I found that it doesn't quite make as smooth of a cashew mixture. If you are not using a high powered blender like a Vitamix blender, I would soak the cashews longer or overnight to make them softer to work with in your food processor or other blender.


Hua said...

Hey Becky,

That looks like an awesome recipe. I'd love to try it!

I found your blog while searching for unique and helpful content on ADD/ADHD. I think you could benefit from sharing your personal story to an audience of people seeking information on ADD/ADHD. Wellsphere's HealthBlogger Network (HBN) is comprised of over 3,000 of the web's best health writers, including doctors, patient experts and people pursuing healthy living.

For more information about joining, please visit or email me at hua [at] wellsphere [dot] com.



Director of Blogger Networks

santa barbara chiropractor - dr.zemella said...

There are many parents these days that take their children for chiropractic treatment and care. It has been observed that children can take advantage of this treatment method starting from birth till throughout the childhood. Handling a child with ADHD in your house can be a problematic work but it has been observed that chiropractic treatment can help a lot with the symptoms of ADHD.

Children suffering from the problem of ADHD or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder can act out in various ways. They may control themselves, not obey commands and bully other children. These children might get violent and may have rough behavior like throwing things around.

According to a survey by American Chiropractic Association in 1991, the number of chiropractic patients of sixteen years of age and younger has increased to 8.5%. Chiropractic services is the most common alternative method of treatment performed on children and it is completely safe.

A study conducted in 1975 compared the effect of chiropractic treatment and drugs in children suffering from ADHD. The study showed that chiropractic services was twenty four percent more effective than normal drug prescription. It worked over the wide range of symptoms which are common in neurological dysfunction syndrome. So, chiropractic treatment works good with children having ADHD.

It has been observed that children who suffer from the problem of ADHD have successful results with chiropractic treatment. It has also been noticed that children who have vertebral subluxation and do not show any symptoms of ADHD should still have chiropractic services. The best method of treatment in case of ADHD is chiropractic services. It is completely natural and so it does not have any side effects. This makes it very safe for your child. With proper treatment and care, the symptoms of this condition can be helped to a great degree.