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Green Gummy Bears y The Allergy Chef - Vegan, Gluten Free, Corn Free

Allergy Friendly Green Gummy Bears – Vegan, Corn Free

This is the final installment in our gummy bear series that features Solti juices. This was our favorite gummy to eat by far, however, it had some leaking issues after being in the fridge for a while. I’ve seen this before with these types of ingredients. It’s nothing to be concerned about in my opinion, especially if you have a limited range of ingredient options.

Let’s talk texture. These were FANTASTIC. They were a cross between a hard gummy, and finger jello. I personally called them gummy bears, but everyone else kept saying finger jello, so I finally had to cave and agree with them. They’re very soft to eat, and have a melt-in-your-mouth-like experience. Are they close to a traditional gummy bear? Not even close. Are they amazing if you can’t have a traditional gummy bear? Absolutely.

If you can have traditional gummy bears, be sure to check out Krysten’s Kitchen green gummy bears. While they’re not corn free or vegan, they are one of the healthiest gummy bear alternative recipes out there. Also be sure to check out our Solti Charcoal Lemonade Gummy Bears, and Solti Watermelon Gummy Bears.

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

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Solti Watermelon Gummy Bears Vegan Gluten Free Corn Free

Allergy Friendly Watermelon Gummy Bears – Vegan, Corn Free

Today I wanted to share some of our gummy bear journey with you, as part of the Solti gummy bear series. We started trying to make Paleo-ish, corn free, gummy bears some time ago. It started with pectin, then we moved on to agar. More than anything, it was all about trial and error, and of course, a little mad science. The Watermelon Gummy Bears pictured below are almost identical in texture to the Charcoal Gummy Bears we shared recently. However, I wanted you to know more about the “failed attempts” that we made, that honestly, were pretty awesome. I’ll never forget the excitement we all had when we made the first batch and ended up with something so close to jelly. Our second attempt was much closer to finger jello, like the Green Gummy Bears we shared.

The takeaway here is to never stop trying to make new things, no matter what your food allergies, intolerances, or special diet may be. Find any and every way that you can to get creative, and eventually, you’ll get something that works, or better yet, you’ll get something awesome that you weren’t expecting.

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

Charcoal Lemonade Gummy Bears by The Allergy Chef

Allergy Friendly Charcoal Gummy Bears – Vegan, Gluten Free, Corn Free

This was such a HUGE win. If you’re allergic to just about everything, these are the gummy bears for you. However, I have to say this: if you can have things like gelatin, or something like Krysten’s Kitchen Green Gummy Bears, please please please use a traditional recipe. These gummy bears, as awesome as the are, take some getting use to. They don’t behave the way you may be use to… they are a little on the chewy side… they’re different, and greatly loved.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Diabetic Friendly.

About Nut Free: The Solti Charcoal is coconut derived. Read More

Gluten Free Ultimate Pork Burger by The Allergy Chef

The Ultimate Pork Burger – Gluten Free & Top 8 Free

Before I jump into things, I have to share this quote with you. It’s from Kid Two who is GF, DF, EF, and more. When he was served his burger he said, “I’m kind of afraid to eat it. It looks like a real cheese burger.” My heart melted and I was SO happy to hear this. I told him it’s moments like these that make me do what I do. There isn’t a restaurant anywhere so far that could have served him something like this safely, and I take joy in giving him these one-of-a-kind experiences.

The inspiration for this burger was simple: I wanted something huge and delicious. It also had to have a lot of moving parts like something you’d see on TV, or in an upscale restaurant. I think our mission has been accomplished.

I was so excited about this one, we made an assembly video. Click here to watch the video on Youtube.

This burger does come with a little warning: it’s time-consuming to make, but worth every minute. It took us about 90 minutes from start to finish.

Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Coconut Free Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Gluten Free & Vegan Pumpkin Brownie Bar

Pumpkin Brownie Bars

It’s that time again! Time to start creating all things pumpkin flavored. This is our first of many new pumpkin recipes. Be sure to check back for our savory pumpkin pasta, pumpkin truffles, pumpkin ice cream, and pumpkin freezer sandwiches.

These pumpkin brownie bars came about as we were working on our candy bar project. The “cake” layer of our candy bar has been deemed amazing. With that in mind, I knew we had to try other flavors to see what would work. Rather than make a pumpkin candy bar (yes, I seriously considered it), I opted for a brownie bar just for fun.

If you’re dairy, tree nut, and coconut free, you may need to make your own ice cream at home. Making vanilla ice cream at home using an ice cream maker with a compressor is super easy, and very tasty. You’ll need to have a safe milk base, such as Good Karma Foods Unsweetened Flax Milk, or something homemade. We make homemade oat milk ice cream that’s top 8 free and corn free using the fresh oat milk that we make for our bakery. Now that you know some of the story behind this creation, on to the recipe!

Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Vegan Read More

Free and Friendly FOods Vegan GLuten Free Salted Almond Cookies

Salted Almond Butter Oat Cookie

We’ve teamed up with Barney Butter to bring you this recipe, and there’s also a giveaway on the Instagram feed this week for their product. When making this, I wanted to create something that was simple and delicious, then it morphed into a bar, which I’m totally OK with. On its own, our low/no sugar kid says this is new favorite cookie. While it’s not Paleo, it’s so simple that you can swap the oat flour for something else.

Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Coconut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible, Corn Free Compatible

For Paleo & GAPs: Use the appropriate flour.
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients. Read More

Getting Garlic in your Gut (Infographic)

When we were touring for the Food Allergy Awareness Expedition, Natural Grocers was all about garlic. It was something they were promoting at most of the stores, and the information was quite helpful. With that in mind, I want to share another cool infographic with you, courtesy of Delicious Living.

Many of you may have noticed that on this blog, we don’t get into health foods, supplements, etc., and that’s done for a reason. No two people are the same. For some people, they have a garlic allergy, while others can benefit from the nutrients found in garlic. Food allergies and intolerances are such a personal thing, and we know it’s important to respect each person’s journey.

If you can have garlic, check out this infographic. Like our dear friend Krysten, from Krysten’s Kitchen, we love to add garlic to recipes. It has an awesome flavor, and added health benefits.

Kyolic Garlic Infographic

Kids and Food Allergies (Infographic)

Hey everyone. I wanted to share this infographic (courtesy of Delicious Living) with you that may be helpful to you. Currently, there are a lot of resources on the internet about kids and food allergies. Some websites you may enjoy are kidswithfoodallergies.org and foodallergy.org. Also, for those of you that are dealing with kids and 504 plans, Kristin Osbourne runs theprioritizedgroup.com. She is a disability and food allergy advocate, full of awesome information and help.

Kids and Food Allergies

Gluten Free Allergy Friendly Cookbook

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 by The Allergy Chef

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!

Allergy Free Blueberry Yogurt Bowl by The Allergy Chef

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