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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
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
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
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
Seared Tempeh & Watermelon – Guest Blog Post
Get ready for a late summer treat! Today we have a special guest, Karin Lazarus from Delicious Living. She’s sharing a tasty recipe that you can enjoy, in what I call late summer. Even though it’s officially fall, in our neck of the woods, we’ll enjoy the summer feel for a few more weeks.
This vegan dish boasts fresh summer fruits, watermelon and apricots, as well as meat-like pieces of flavorful tempeh served over spicy arugula. Vegans and meat-eaters alike will love this flavorful dish.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Yeast Free, Coconut Free, Legume Free, Sesame Free, Nightshade Free, Diabetic Friendly, Vegan 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
Allergy Free Earth Day Brownies
Have you been able to watch our Instagram Live Streams on Mondays? If not, see if you can start tuning in. Each week we go over different recipes, field questions, give tips, and even take requests. These brownies were a request from a user needing a little help in the baking department. Here on the blog, there’s the Free Brownie Recipe. Over at the Bakery Website, there’s the Free Kit Card Download of a different brownie recipe (and a topping too). This was something totally new because this person didn’t want a brownie that too oily. To achieve that, I started with the Kit Card version, then modified 🙂
On the Live Stream, we also showed people a really cool topping idea for people who may want to make Brownie Bars, as well as Candy Stuffed Brownies. So, here’s several recipes, links and product information (none of the links are affiliate links) and yummy pictures too. Happy Earth Day!
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Rice Free, Yeast Free, Seed Free, Gum/Binder Free, Vegan Read More
Peach & Blackberry Mini Pies
It’s not very often that I get to share something that I make for me. This is one of those times. I wasn’t able to eat it much, but let me tell you, it was such a nice thing to try. If you haven’t heard of Inna Jam, go check them out. It’s SOOOO delicious. They source some of their fruit from a safe area for me, so it’s worth trying, even if the test fails.
To give you an idea of how delicious this was, when it came out of the oven, I ate it… nearly piping hot. It was just sooo goooodd. I couldn’t stop myself. So I proceeded to make a couple more for the following days. Truthfully, I liked the filling more than the crust, and the crust standalone wasn’t that awesome. Overall, it was worth it. Well worth it. The filling really helps mask the parts of the crust I wasn’t in love with.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Corn Free, Yeast Free, Vegan, Low Histamine Read More