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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 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
Broccoli & Blackberry Salad – Guest Blog Post
Today we have Lisa Turner from deliciousliving.com sharing a fantastic recipe. With blackberries still available in many grocery stores, don’t delay in adding the ingredients to your shopping list.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Coconut Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Paleo, Vegan, Diabetic Friendly, Nut Free Compatible, AIP Compatible
For Nut Free: Omit chopped almonds. Pumpkin seeds are a great alternative for added crunch.
For AIP: Omit flax seed oil and chopped almonds. Use extra olive oil, or avocado oil instead. Be careful with fruit preserves, as many are not compliant. If needed, use extra fresh blackberries. Read More
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
Allergy Free, Vegan, Brussels Sprouts Lunch & Giveaway
As you may know, we teamed up with Bentology to bring you a delicious stuffed pork recipe. Well, there’s this one as well, as we didn’t want our vegan readers to be left out. As I mentioned before, I really like that this is a bento-style product. In addition to making this recipe for our vegan eaters, I thought it would be great since they work hard to encourage people to eat healthy. For those of you that are brussels sprouts avoiders, I can personally guarantee that The Papa was happy with this meal. Focus on the word happy. He hates brussels sprouts.
To make this partnership even better, Bentology has given us one of their lunch boxes and tote to give away. To take part in the giveaway, head over to our Instagam account, @TheAllergyChef, and follow the instructions. Good luck!
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Diabetic, Vegan, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible, AIP Compatible, SCD Compatible
For Paleo, GAPs, AIP, & SCD: Use an allowed sauce, such as KC Naturals AIP Sauce or a homemade sauce you enjoy. Read More
Allergy Free Jazzed up Chicken Hotdogs (Beef Version Too)
Did you know that Kid Two is allergic to beef? It’s why most of our recipes that have meat are turkey and chicken based. However, when we purchased our stove, pots, and pans, it made starting fresh and dividing the kitchen awesome. Everyone else likes beef, for the most part. Now, we’re able to safely make them a beef version of something (even though I don’t do this very often yet). It also means we can save a little money by not having them eat the allergy-friendly meats, especially hotdogs, which can sometimes be more expensive. This was one of those times.
I like showing the kids the different things they can do with hotdogs, since it’s “easy” for them (no meat to trim and prep, etc.). Kids in general like hotdogs, but personally, I feel like the meal is too easy… like somehow I’ve cheated everyone because I boiled hotdogs and served them. Yet, if the kids boil the exact same hotdogs, I sing their praises for taking initiative. LOL. I really crack myself up. This time I opted to make something that I felt would be fancy and healthy. I had several items from Costco that I wanted to put to good use, and I’m glad I did.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Paleo Compatible, Refined/Cane Sugar Free Compatible, Diabetic Compatible, GAPs Compatible, SCD Compatible, Low Histamine Compatible
For Sugar Free, Paleo, Diabetic, AIP, GAPs, SCD, and Low Histamine: Follow the beef recipe, or use fresh chicken rather than the hotdogs. Read More
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
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
Salmon Cookup (and a funny story)
We have a splatter guard that we like to call the Captain America Shield. We didn’t think to use it. In hind sight, this whole situation was funny because Kid Two was helping me, and we were so excited about the dish we were working on. Once we had everything just right, we got ready to cook. We put the first patty in the oil, and instant fireworks! Bits of maple had ventured off into the oil, causing splatter all over the place. I quickly realized there was no way we’d be able to shape all of the patties and get them into the oil safely, at least, not the way we designed it. So we switched to a ground salmon dish. I don’t think there was really a lesson to be learned, rather, a really funny story to share. We couldn’t stop laughing at the whole thing after.
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, AIP Compatible, Low Histamine Compatible
For AIP: Omit the optional seasonings, and review the Braggs Sea Kelp Seasoning. It contains non-AIP items. Create your own safe blend for use with fish meals.
For Low Histamine: Review the Braggs Sea Kelp Seasoning. It contains some high histamine and histamine liberating items. Create your own safe blend for use with fish meals.
For Whole 30: Use Organic Date Sugar Read More
Simple Pork Stew
Now that we have a combo slow cooker & pressure cooker, I can promise there’s going to be a lot of stews and slow cooked meals shared. Today, I have a simple pork stew to share.
What never ceases to surprise me is how you can combine a few fresh, simple, ingredients, and end p with something everyone is in love with. This is totally one of those times.
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 Compatible
For Paleo & AIP: Use Japanese Sweet Potato, or Purple Sweet Potato instead of white potato. Read More