February, 2017

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Allergy Free Beet Stir Fry by The Allergy Chef

Allergy Free Beet Stir Fry v2.0

If you’ve ever seen our Cookbooks, you’ll know that we have Beet Stir Fry. The kids call it Red Heaven. I kid you not, that’s what they call it. Like always, I think they’re messing around with me, but apparently, Beet Stir Fry is just epic. Now, let’s be honest, half the fun of having a blog like this is doing something different. If I always made Beet Stir Fry the same old way, there wouldn’t be much to share with you. So, I decided to take something old and turn it into something new. Although I really love making new concepts, playing with old favorites is great too. This one was quite special, and the kids loved it so much.

Traditional Beet Stir Fry uses red beets, so I opted for gold beets this time around. I also added in ingredients such as mushroom and green onion to add new depths of flavor. If you’re not a huge beet fan, try steaming one and eating it with salt. When I was first introducing the kids to beets, I did this, and they thought it tasted like a rich buttery potato. Then I introduced them to Beet Stir Fry (which isn’t really stir fry at all), and there was no turning back.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Refined/Cane Sugar Free, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible, AIP Compatible, SCD Compatible
For Paleo, GAPs, AIP, SCD: Serve over cauliflower rice, or your favorite rice alternative. Zoodles would work well too. Read More

Kaffir Lime Curried Fried Rice

Allergy Free, Organic Kaffir Lime Curried Fried Rice

This was a fun experiment that I thought I would share. I was scrolling through Good Eggs a while back, and came across Kaffir Limes, sometimes called Makrut Limes. Whenever there’s something new listed, I like to read the descriptions, and this one really caught my attention. It said that it would be the perfect addition to a good curry. I went about making our Sweet Curry Chicken Fried Rice, but also added the juice from the limes, as well as lime zest! The kids said it was too lime-y, and the wished I had left it out. What do they know? They’re just children with childish palates. But seriously, I may have overdone it with the limes a tad bit. When there’s a recipe in place, I’m sure we’ll write all about it. Until then, here are some fun pictures to look at. Hopefully this will give you ideas on how to bring new flavors into your kitchen 🙂

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Refined/Cane Sugar Free, Diabetic Friendly Read More

Allergy Free Fruit Pizza Cups by The Allergy Chef

Allergy Free Organic Fruit Pizza Cups

I have been trying to sell our Allergy Kid on the idea of fruit pizza for MONTHS. I saw some cool ideas online, and thought the kids would jump at the idea. Turns out, they were thinking traditional cheese pizza topped with fruit and chocolate. Yeah…. that’s gross. Hehe. Once they saw all of the ingredients out, it started to click in their minds just what I was up to. They were all more than happy to help me put them together, and to be my hands since I can’t touch the dough.

Once the pictures had been taken, they devoured all of the cups. In fact, they LOVED these. I wasn’t sure if Kid Three and Kid Four would like them since they used non-dairy yogurt, but they said that was the best part. After a success like this, I’m sure we’ll be trying more variations of this, and you can expect to see a fruit pizza in our Allergy Friendly Pizza Cookbook.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free (we used a coconut yogurt), Peanut Free, Vegan, Diabetic Friendly Read More

Allergy Free, Organic Blistered Tomatoes & Pasta by The Allergy Chef

Allergy Free, Organic Blistered Tomatoes & Parmesan Pasta

Do you remember the time we made tomatoes and white fish? Originally, I had planned to blister those tomatoes, but in the end, opted for something else. This time, I wouldn’t be deterred. It was our first time trying this technique, and it was SO cool! I used grape tomatoes, and once I felt they were just right, Kid Two tried one and said it was super sweet. How cool is that? Although he’s the only one that loves straight tomatoes, no one complained when eating them. I’m sure the Parmesan helped with that.

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

Trip to Pressed Juicery by The Allergy Chef

A Fantastic Trip to Pressed Juicery

Have a dairy allergy? GO TO PRESSED JUICERY

Vegan? GO TO PRESSED JUICERY

On a clean or Paleo style diet? GO TO PRESSED JUICERY

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Refined/Can Sugar Free, Vegan, Paleo, GAPs, Diabetic Friendly, Possibly Corn Free, Low Histamine, SCD Friendly, AIP Friendly, Nut Free Compatible

Before I lunch into the review, first, full disclosure. We were not paid or offered anything in exchange to visit PJ and write the review.

If you have a severe nut allergy, please call them first to make sure you’re comfortable with their handling of allergens. Some flavors do contain nuts. If you are corn free, again, call and make sure you’re happy with the sourcing of ingredients. On the surface, it should be safe, but those of us with a corn allergy know what that’s like. For those of you on a special diet such as SCD or AIP, be sure to get the flavor that’s right for you. For AIP people, coconut is one of the toppings available at the sore. On to the review! Read More

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo Maple Ahi by The Allergy Chef

Allergy Friendly, Paleo, Maple Garlic Ahi

I’ve found myself over-experimenting with maple as of late. However, it’s been a real win-win-win for everyone. The kids are happy, readers get new recipes, and I get to use maple. It’s one of my favorite sweeteners for a very good reason: it’s one I can tolerate without getting sick, and I’ve seemed to find a brand I can use, sort of. Too much sugar of any kind is never good for me. Maple is also vegan and diabetic friendly, so there’s even more wins. OK, back to the ahi.

Costco sells wild ahi fresh where we live, however, it is a little pricey. We pay on average $25 for the ahi, and it will make one dinner. Now, divided over several people, it’s not so bad, but by comparison, canned tuna is less expensive. Needless to say, it’s something that I make the kids every couple of months. At Costco, I usually purchase two packs of ahi, make one fresh, and pre-slice the second and freeze it.

I’ve been making ahi for the kids for years, and I knew it was time to do something different, and this was a MEGA Hit! Kid Four isn’t a huge fish fan, and usually only eats a couple of pieces. The others sacrifice themselves and offer to eat the extras for me. I know, how brave, noble, and thoughtful of them, hehe. However, this version, Kid Four was more than happy to eat several pieces, and even asked for seconds.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Refined/Cane Sugar Free, Paleo, GAPs, Diabetic Friendly, Low Histamine, Corn Free Compatible, SCD Compatible, AIP Compatible
For Corn Free & Low Histamine: Source safe ingredients, and use a homemade seasoning blend. Look up the brands that we’ve used so you can replicate a homemade safe version for yourself. For example, the AP Season has tomato in it.
For SCD: Use a safe sweetener, as maple is not allowed on SCD, and use a homemade season blend.
For AIP: Omit Braggs, as some items in the blend are non-AIP. Instead, make your own multi use blend and use that. Read More

Allergy Free, Dairy Free, Cheesy Potatoes by The Allergy Chef

Allergy Free, Dairy Free, Vegan Cheesy Potatoes

I have no idea where the inspiration for this dish came from, but the kids were more than happy that it came. This dish pairs two of their favorite things in the world: my pan seared & baked potatoes with cheese. Kid Three is a cheese-o-holic. If he could eat a pound of cheese  day, he probably would… I’m not even kidding right now. Kid Two likes his cheese as well, but have you seen the price of dairy free cheese lately? I have to ration that stuff out. Interestingly, he prefers the yellow Daiya cheese to the white, yet, really didn’t mind this fancy sauce one bit.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Diabetic Friendly Read More

Allergy Friendly Marinaded Chicken by The Allergy Chef

Allergy Friendly, Organic Marinaded Chicken & Rice

Do you ever marinade your meats? I usually don’t, but have been wanting to try it more and more. I tried it with fish many years ago, but learned the hard way about using lemon, and doing it for too long. You can alter the texture of the meat… Ahhh, blissful youth. This time around, I decided to go with something I’ve heard about here and there, so I figured I wouldn’t mess anything up. It was indeed a great starting point. Interestingly, what I loved the most was the glossy, reflective image in the end. It looked like something out of a magazine, in the most delicious way possible.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Diabetic Friendly Read More

Allergy Free Fruit Cones by The Alergy Chef

Allergy Free Fruit Cones

This was such a fun little treat to make! In fact, truth be told, the kids ate these for breakfast. I figured, there’s a minimal amount of sugar in the cone, minimal sugar in the whip topping, and they’re filled with fruit and yogurt. We have to live a little, right? If you have little ones, I think this is a great weekend breakfast, that looks a lot like ice cream.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free (we used a coconut yogurt), Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Vegan Read More

Gluten & Dairy Free Chicken and Potato Pizza

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Chicken & Potato Pizza

It’s Friday! I don’t know about you, but I always have this “happy let’s party” vibe on Friday mornings. I usually end up making pizza to celebrate. The kids have come to love Friday lunches, and for good reason. Have you seen the other mashed potato creations this week? There were Mashed Potatoes Done Two Ways, and Potato Soup. Well, with the soup leftovers, we made pizza. Kid Two asked me while we worked on the soup if it would be a good idea to ass mashed potatoes to a pizza. Then he said, never-mind, too many carbs. I thought about, and said that because our soup was a little on the pasty side, rather than runny, we could try to use it as a sauce. When ever the kids come up with an idea like this, I try to encourage them by finding a way to make it work. I think it’s something all Food Allergy Parents should try to do, assuming they don’t already. Allergy Kids are just that – kids. They have to live a long lengthy lifetime, so it’s good to train them young to think outside the box. If we can give them a joy for cooking, baking, and all things kitchen related, it will allow them a greater sense of independence when they’re older, and will also help make sure they don’t go hungry. Or get caught in the dreaded trap of being bored from eating the same few meals again and again.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Diabetic Friendly

A little note: a lot of our recipes are cane/refined sugar free. The Wholly Wholesome Pizza Dough has a small amount of cane sugar. If you’re GF, DF, EF and need a pizza dough without cane sugar, you can get the Sunny Day Foods Rice/Potato dough, or opt to make your own. Read More

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