Our Latest Cookbook is Now Available!
We are so excited to announce our newest cookbook, The Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Lunch Box is now available. Head on over to the bakery & bookshop website. https://freeandfriendlyfoods.com/collections/books
Allergy Free, Blueberry Yogurt Bowl
Did you see our last yogurt bowl idea post? This is another idea, in hopes to give you inspiration for allergy free goodness. I personally thought it would be fun have to this one be “baby and me” style. This bowl features So Delicious dairy free coconut yogurt, frozen organic wild blueberries, Go Raw organic watermelon seeds, organic kiwi, and organic banana.
To make kiwi stars, I peeled the kiwi, and cut thick slices. Then I used a small, metal, star cookie cutter. Everything else is just careful, photo ready, placement. Funny thing is, it does take quite a while to get these bowls ready for their picture. Happy eating!
Balsamic Baked Carrots
Have you seen our Monday Night Live Streams? If not, I think you may be missing out on something pretty radical. Each Monday on Instagram (@TheAllergyChef) we stream live. We cook and bake live, and answer any questions you may have. We talk about recipes, substitutions, and all things food allergies. There’s also lots of humor mixed in. Be sure to check our Instagram account for the latest details each Monday. This delicious dish was made a few weeks ago, and our good friends have had nothing but rave reviews for it.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Onion & Garlic Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Low Histamine, Vegan, Paleo, GAPs, AIP, Diabetic, SCD Compatible
For SCD: Use Organic Date Sugar
For Corn Free: Source Safe Ingredients Read More
Allergy Free, Simple Rabbit Stew
I thought this would be really nice to try for myself. It was rather delicious, but I also ended up having a serious allergic reaction to one of the ingredients. I’m still not sure which, but I have my suspicions. However, the kids, especially Kid Four and The Papa really enjoyed this stew.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Onion Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Low Histamine, Diabetic Read More
Vegan Mango Spice Cake – Guest Blog Post
Today we have a special treat for you, a guest blog post by Shikha from Veggiecurean. Her site is simply gorgeous, and full of allergy friendly, all vegan, recipes. You can also follow her on Instagram, @veggiecurean. Enjoy!
Who doesn’t like tropical fruit? My kids absolutely love mangoes, so much so that we often have mangoes in all three major meals of the day — in our smoothies for breakfast, in our salads for lunch, and in our Thai curry for dinner. It seems like I can never buy enough mangoes at the store!
It became obvious to me that my kids wanted to add mangoes to their dessert, too, specifically in the form of cake, their favorite kind of dessert. So, being the amazing mother and spice queen that I am, I decided to make a Vegan Mango Cake and add a spicy ginger kick to it.
Allergy Status: Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Vegan Read More
Allergy Free, Vegan, Chocolate Chia Pudding
Have you ever seen Chia Pods in your local grocery store? I saw them a very long time ago, and Kid Two really enjoyed them, but only certain flavors. No one else seemed to like them, and I wasn’t in love with the price. After thinking about the ingredients, I set out to make them myself. That was over a year ago. The boys have been in love with every flavor I’ve created, including vanilla and mango. They also know how to make these on their own now. Chocolate however remains king of the flavors, as it is requested the most. This rendition includes banana, and everyone was happy to have it. What I like the most about this is that it’s coconut free. All too often, healthy chia puddings call for either almond or coconut milk. Well not these. However, if you’re grain free, you could sub in a milk that you enjoy. These work great as a breakfast, snack, or dessert. Once you’ve made them once, you’ll see how the ratios work, then I suggest you go wild and start making all sorts of flavors.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Diabetic, Vegan, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Paleo Compatible
For Paleo: Use an allowed milk of choice. Water is not recommended.
For Corn Free: Use a safe milk. If needed, make fresh oat milk using safe oats. Read More
Product Review – CoYo Dairy Free Coconut Yogurt
I thought it would be good to have the kids try this, even though only one of them is dairy free. The Papa is allergic to coconut, and was unable to weigh in. Here’s what I learned:
Kid Two (dairy allergic and more) – Not his favorite. He prefers the So Delicious yogurt. He wasn’t a fan of the texture.
Kid Three (low/no sugar) – He thought it was OK. Not his favorite when compared to dairy based yogurt, but not bad either.
Kid Four (no allergies) – Gobbled it up. She said that the fruit made it taste “worse” but stand alone, she simply loved it.
Kid Six (no allergies) – She said that it wasn’t bad. It’s much thicker than a traditional yogurt and takes some getting use to. If this is your only option, it’s not bad at all. With added toppings, she could see this being rather tasty.
I personally tried this product once quite some time ago. I’m not allergic to coconut, but was unable to tolerate this product. I only had a spoonful. I won’t give my opinion, as I don’t feel it’s a fair review. This was not a paid or sponsored review. This is the honest opinion from a food allergy family. If you’re a coconut fan, I get the feeling you’d find this to be enjoyable. Just remember, it’s quite thick. I can also see this being a great replacement for coconut milk in a dish, or as part of a cream sauce.
Allergy Free Yogurt Bowl
I just wanted to share this simple idea with you. Smoothie and yogurt bowls seem to be quite popular online, so I figured we should make one, right? We used So Delicious dairy free coconut yogurt, and topped it with Nature’s Path gluten free chocolate rice cereal and organic banana slices. That’s it! It’s super simple, the kids loved it, and it photographs well. Enjoy!
Allergy Free Comforting Chicken & Rice
This dish came together as one of those, “use what’s in the fridge” types of meals. I only used a small amount of asparagus since around here, it’s considered a bad word. I’m working on that by the way, lol. Here’s the best part though: after I had everything ready, I asked everyone to sample, and they were just so pleased. The Papa said that it’s not a dish that knocks you off your feet with flavor, but at the same time, it’s just so comforting to eat. In fact, he told me several times that evening that “Dinner was just so comforting. We should have that again soon.” Coming from him, and knowing that asparagus was involved, it was quite the compliment. So, from our kitchen to yours, here’s a comforting dish for the family to enjoy.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Diabetic, Low Histamine, Corn Free Compatible, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible, AIP Compatible, SCD Compatible
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients. SnoPac makes a frozen green bean, if you can find it in a store near you.
For Paleo, GAPs, AIP, and SCD: Use cauliflower rice. Read More
Grain Free, Allergy Friendly, Sweet & Sour Pork
I have been having SO much fun experimenting with the Cascadian Farms frozen cauliflower rice product. I think it’s been out for a while, but only newly available in our area. Whole Foods also has a similar product, however, it’s made in a shared facility, and isn’t safe for Kid Two. This new product though, it’s very interesting! When we make cauliflower rice at home, there’s a much more organic texture about it. The frozen package seems to have somewhat uniform square pieces of cauliflower.
I was working on a different project when this idea came to me – an allergy friendly sweet and sour pork. First, I thought I would about it in the tradition way, then I reminded myself of how much I love to go about things totally different. I have yet to see a clean, grain free, version of sweet and sour pork, and set out to make that a reality. When I made it, I was afraid I had gone a bit too far and no one would like it… They ate it all in one go. I think it’s safe to say this is a delicious recipe 🙂
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Corn Free, Paleo, GAPs Compatible, Diabetic, SCD Compatible
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients, especially the bell pepper, and pineapple.
For SCD: Use organic date sugar instead of organic maple sugar, and use an appropriate flour such as coconut.
For GAPs: Use the proper flour and omit the cassava and tiger nut. Read More