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Free and Friendly Foods Duck Fat Rice by The Allergy Chef

Duck Fat Rice

WAIT!! Don’t run off. I know it sounds strange at first, but stick around… you may like what you see.

I’ve been making a point of trying to find new products lately, just for the sake of trying to cook something tasty for the blog. Always remember, when I’m at the store, I’m totally thinking of you, wonderful readers. So, I found myself near fats and oils in a fancy store, and saw the new Epic fats. I also found Tigernut Oil. I didn’t even know that was a thing. Back to the Epic products. I had heard that duck fat was now available at a larger scale. Previously, I had only seen it on GoodEggs, and it was quite expensive. It does make me wonder a bit about the quality of the Epic brand, since they’re available quite commercially now. Even with that aside, I was still happy to have found the product because we have to start somewhere. If you’ve never experienced duck fat, I will say, it has a very unique smell. The kids and I were not expecting it at all.

In the end, the kids and The Papa ate it, and shared that this one was good, but different. If you know you like uniquely flavored items such as duck fat, I think you’ll really enjoy this meal.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Corn Free, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible, AIP Compatible
For Paleo, GAPs, & AIP: Use Cauliflower Rice instead of Basmati Rice. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Holiday Rice Cereal Treats by The Allergy Chef

Holiday Rice Cereal Bars

As some of you may know, we’re working on a really cool Holiday Cookbook right now. It should be out next year. We’ve been making all sorts of fun creations, and these are a few of them. So here’s a little peek behind the scenes in our busy kitchen. (click read more to view the images). Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Fried Quinoa

Organic Fried Quinoa

I randomly read about frying quinoa once, and thought I would give it a go. However, I waited quite some time because the kids absolutely hate quinoa, and The Papa isn’t helping my case any. That’s the funny thing about healthy and/or alternative food. It’s not always kid friendly, especially if they haven’t eaten it for their entire life. So, you can only imagine my surprise when Kid Two expressed his joy, and said that this was his new favorite meal. As always, I really thought he was messing around, until he finished off a huge bowl of it. He and The Papa were the only two who ate this, as they were the only ones home for dinner that evening. The Papa ate it, but said it wasn’t his favorite meal. Kid Two, he was happy to eat seconds.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Corn Free Compatible Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Spinach, Chicken, & Mushroom

Organic Spinach, Chicken, & Mushroom

We made a very special dish for someone recently, and The Papa says it turned out well. I will say, I don’t think this one is very kid friendly. It’s definitely for the grownup, or kids and teens with adult tastes. Additionally, I feel that this is a great springboard for making something awesome. Have some extra Thanksgiving stuffing? You could totally add that in for something extra tasty. Apples would also add a lovely touch.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Paleo, GAPs, AIP Compatible, Corn Free Compatible
For AIP: Omit the black pepper, and use a safe season blend.
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients. I think this one can be done. Read More

LEGO PSA

It’s not often a set that I really want is retired, or retiring soon. I’m usually quick to snap up something I’d like to build. I was a bit slow on the Wall-E set. For some reason, it would be on the shelves for forever in my head. Wrong. I was checking out the new LEGO shop website (I don’t know that I like all of the changes) and to my surprise, not only is the Wall-E set listed as retiring soon, but SOLD OUT. I was shocked. I quickly went to Amazon, where the price has yet to be inflated, and got a set. If Wall-E was ever on your set list, go get it now before it’s too late. Happy building!

Organic Allergy Free Pumpkin Pie by The Allergy Chef

Pumpkin Pie Recipes!!!

I hope you’re all having a great week. In case you still need an allergy friendly pumpkin pie recipe, here you go! There are a few options here, so hopefully something here will meet your needs. If not, please don’t hesitate to contact us (social [at] freeandfriendlyfoods.com) and let me know how I can help you have a rocking good pie.

First, Paleo Pumpkin Pie
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Refined Sugar Free, Peanut Free, Refined/Cane Sugar Free, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan
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Sun Butter Chocolate Cups and Creme Cookie Treats by The Allergy Chef

Sunflower Butter Cups

Have you seen our neat timelapse video creating candy cookie cups? If not, here’s the link.

We saw these online, and simply knew we had to make an allergy free version. Our low/no sugar kid can’t have peanut butter, so we opted for sunflower seed butter. Although he can have almonds, we wanted this to be extra allergy friendly!

Sunflower Cups Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Paleo, Vegan, Raw Food Compatible, Top 8 Free

Cookie Candy Cup Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Vegan (Kinnikinnick Creme Cookies contain soy) Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Organic Turkey, Asparagus, & Japanese Sweet Potato

Organic Turkey, Asparagus, & Japanese Sweet Potato

This is easily one of my favorite dishes to make for the kids. They like to call asparagus “a bad word” yet, they eat this meal happily. Hence, it’s one of my favorites to make. You parents out there know what it’s like, trying to get kids to try new things… it isn’t always easy. Hopefully this meal gives you a new way to have your kids try something (or picky eaters of any age) new and different.

Before we get into the business end of things, let’s talk about sweet potatoes. You have several varieties that have an orange flesh. There’s also purple sweet potatoes, which are more starchy than the orange fleshed types. Then you have Japanese Sweet Potatoes, one of my absolute favorites to work with. They’re starchy, but have a much more muted flavor than the orange fleshed sweet potato. I find they make amazing oven baked rounds. Finally, you have yams, which people call sweet potatoes. Although they’re similar, they’re not the same.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Corn Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Paleo, AIP Read More

French Toast Video Trailer

Have you seen our YouTube channel? We have a new video trailer up of our cooking class. It’s Cranberry French Toast! The full class video will be posted this week. Here’s the trailer link.

Cranberry French Toast Cooking Class

Paleo Dessert Class at New Leaf Market

We will be teaching a class at New Leaf Market in Half Moon Bay!

Paleo Dessert Cups – Apple, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato Pies
Ages 8 and up
Date: November 16, 6pm
Cost: $10

Join The Allergy Chef and learn how to create your own dessert cups from scratch. Paleo Dessert Cups are gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and corn free. They are suitable for Paleo, and GAPs. Our Sweet Potato Paleo Pie is suitable for people following an AIP diet. They’re also great for anyone curious about the Paleo diet, or for those who want to eat clean. You will learn how to create a delicious crust, and how to blend fillings to create clean, organic desserts that will be delicious this holiday season.

The Allergy Chef teaches Paleo Dessert Class

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