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Spicy Chocolate Cookies by The Allergy Chef, Gluten Free, Vegan, Top 8 Free

Cinco de Mayo Chocolate Spicy Cookie Recipe

Is it me, or does everyone else feel like it was just Christmas? Yet here I sit, getting ready to face Cinco de Mayo. Oh where does the time go? This year May 5th will be quite special. Well, there’s also May 4th. It’s a big Star Wars “holiday” (May The Fourth Be With You) and the kids like to celebrate. Back to the 5th. This year the Celiac Disease Foundation will be having their National Conference in Pasadena, and I’ll be speaking. They asked me about doing a demo, and since it’s Cinco de Mayo, of course there’s a tie in. So if you live in the SoCal area, be sure to come by. Here are the Conference details.

For this cookie, I opted to have the spice in the glaze. Knowing that there will be children at the event, I wanted to be sure they would enjoy the cookie as well. If you plan to serve this at an adult party, or one where everyone looooveees spice, be sure to add extra cayenne in the cookie batter.

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

For Corn Free: Use Spectrum Organic Shortening instead of dairy free butter.
For Cane/Refined Sugar Free: Use 3/4 cup Organic Maple Sugar instead of dark brown sugar. Create a glaze by combining Organic Maple Butter and Cayenne Pepper. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Carrots in a Blanket

Carrots in a Blanket

You know you’re in love with the title… I was so tickled by it. Kid Three and I couldn’t stop smiling. Then Kid Four says, hey! Maybe next time we should try putting little pieces of meat in them instead of carrots. lol. Silly, I tell her, those are pigs in a blanket, and you’ve had them so many times… Oh yeah, she said.

This idea stemmed from an Instagram conversation I had with @mshelley314 who showed me baked carrot hot dogs. We ended up talking about hotdog buns, but that’s besides the point. So as I’m reading through the recipe, I realized I wasn’t in love with the ingredients listed. I wanted to create something that was very friendly to many people. Plus, I didn’t want to even think about having to create hotdog buns. Then I thought about pigs in a blanket, but carrots instead.

I thought the kids may not love them, but turns out, they did. Even Kid Four who wasn’t hungry went back for extras.

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

For Corn Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Paleo, and GAPs: Use a safe dough/bread product, or eat the carrot mix standalone. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Banana Walnut Muffins

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

It was late one night, and I didn’t have a plan for breakfast. I know, that’s totally out of character for me. It’s just that things have been so busy around here lately. So rather than get sleep, I decided to prepare a quick muffin batter. Back when we were getting ready for the Maker Faire, I wanted to have a banana muffin to sell at the event, but I wasn’t able to nail down time to create anything. Now that I needed to have a breakfast for the kids, this was my golden opportunity.

A little note. I baked a test muffin and had The Papa try it, yes, in the middle of the night. The baking time was 18 minutes, but it was a little dry, and 15 – 17 minutes may have done the trick. I put the batter in the fridge, and went to bed. However, the baking time changed once the batter was being cooked from cold. I share this with you so you’ll know why there’s variation, and you’ll know how to plan your baking.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Diabetic Friendly, Vegan, Cane/Refined Sugar Free Compatible

For Cane/Refined Sugar Free: Use Pascha Dark Chocolate Chips instead of Enjoy Life. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Calzones

Calzones! Gluten Free, Top 8 Free Recipe

Kid Three was so intrigued, and really wanted to know what a calzone was. Like with many other things, I told him to look it up. Yes, I’m one of those parents. He was SO happy to help with dinner once he knew what it was. The best part for me was when each of his siblings asked what a calzone was, he was quick to tell them to look it up 🙂 He also likes to say that these are short for “calorie zone”.

Just a fair warning, the final product is not even close to perfect in looks. As you know, I can’t touch, or eat most of the food I create, so the kids did all of the touching for me. This means the kids made these calzones with their own little hands, with lots of love.

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

For Nightshade Free: Use a cream sauce instead of red sauce, and homemade seasoning without paprika (all seasons salt contains paprika).
For Corn Free:
Source safe ingredients, and make pizza dough at home. Make a ton of extra for freezing.
For GAPs, Yeast Free, & Cane/Refined Sugar Free: Make a fresh pizza dough at home with safe-for-you ingredients.
For Vegan: Use a meat substitute of choice, or only fill with cheese, and vegetables (such as peppers, extra onion, mushroom, and tomato chunks) Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Chocolate

Quick Chocolate Candies

I want to share this little bit of chocolat-ing that we did when the kids had a friend over. I purchased Micky molds, thinking I’d make something cool for the Traveling with Food Allergies Series that we posted recently, but alas, time got the best of me and I wasn’t able to squeeze it in. However, I was determined not to let these new molds go to waste.

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

For Top 8 Free: Use a seed butter such as sunflower butter.
For Corn Free:
Use Pascha Chocolate and a safe nut/seed butter of choice
For Sugar Free, Diabetic Friendly, and Paleo: Use a sugar free dark chocolate such as Pascha Dark Chocolate. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Garlic Parmesan Bites

Garlic Parmesan Bites

I saw a little idea online, and knew that Kid Two HAD to try these. Interestingly, Follow Your Heart recently introduced a dairy free parmesan cheese which is way cool. Don’t get me wrong, we still love the Parma! brand that we’ve been using for quite some time and it has worked so well for us. In fact, it’s how I make everyone the chicken bites that are featured in our Everyday Meals cookbook. Kid Two said that these were really great, and the wheat/dairy eaters enjoyed their version as well. Since this is so yummy, lets jump into the recipe. I don’t want to keep you waiting any longer.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Sesame Free, Vegan, Cane/Refined Sugar Free Compatible

Ingredient Notes:
FYH Parm contains potato, yeast, and chickpea
Parma! Vegan Parm contains nuts and yeast
Bragg Herbs & Spices contain pepper and tomato
Wholly Wholesome Pizza Dough contains a small amount of cane sugar

For Cane/Refined Sugar Free: Make fresh pizza dough at home, or use a brand that’s safe for you.

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Free and Friendly Foods Strawberry Ice Cream

Organic Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

It’s Ice Cream Tuesday! (still hoping it’s not old). If you don’t know the reference, be sure to check out all of the ice cream recipes in the Ice Cream Week Series.

So, now that we’ve covered the vanilla basics, and of course have a chocolate recipe, it’s time for strawberry. By their powers combined, they are Neapolitan Goodness!! I hope I have some other Captain Planet fans smiling 🙂

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Vegan, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible, SCD Compatible, Vegan, Nut Free Compatible, Cane/Refined Sugar Free Compatible, Low Histamine Compatible

For Nut Free and Low Histamine: Omit the cashews and Brazil nuts. Use 2.5 cups of a safe milk. Consider adding a little arrowroot or half a banana to thicken the mix a bit.
For SCD, Paleo, and Gaps: Omit the guar gum, and exchange the sugar for organic maple sugar, date sugar, or honey. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Watermelon Cake

Watermelon Cake!

I was so tickled on the inside because I told the kids they were having watermelon cake for breakfast. Kid Three was MORE than happy to volunteer to help me make it, until his friend came over to play; then he was no where to be found. It was just me and Kid Two. He too thought this was the weirdest thing he had heard of, and kept trying to tell me different things about what he didn’t like about watermelon, and I had to keep saying, “you’ll see.”

After the first cookie cut of the watermelon, he finally saw the light and was excited to see how it was coming together. About half way through making this, Kid Three wandered in and said…” OHHHHHHHH. Watermelon Cake.” I cracked up. I just lost it at that point. I told him what I knew all along, and how I knew he had the wrong idea, but that I also knew they’d get it eventually. Not only did they get it, they were fighting over who got to devour the big slice after we took photos.

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

For Paleo, GAPs, AIP, Nut Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free: The So Delicious whip topping is not safe for you. Make a fresh cream at home in your blender using safe ingredients.

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corn free, egg free, dairy free, gluten free brownie

Free Brownies – Amazing Recipe

The kids love our Free Brownies recipe. We call them that so we don’t have to say “dairy free, gluten free, egg free, corn free brownies” which can be a lot at times.

The two gluten/dairy free boys convinced me to buy this pan at Bed Bath and Beyond when we went to pick up a few items. They even cashed in their reward points (for good behavior etc.) to get it. Since it was on clearance for $10 instead of $30, I couldn’t say no.

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

For Cane/Refined Sugar Free: Use organic maple sugar instead of white sugar. Read More

Corn Free Dairy Free Gluten Free Egg Free Sloppy Joe and Bread

Sloppy Joe – Corn Free & Delicious

I don’t know about you, but I looovveeeee Sloppy Joe! At one point, I even made up this crazy back story to tell the kids about how it got its name, and well, they love good ol’ Joe too. Remember the waffle bread???? Sloppy Joe + Waffle bread = AMAZING!!!

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible, Cane/Refined Sugar Free Compatible, SCD Compatible
For Paleo, GAPs, SCD, and Cane/Refined Sugar Free: Use an alternative sweetener such as maple sugar, date sugar, or honey. Strict SCD prevents season blends. You’ll need to add seasonings one at a time. It also prevents canned tomato products. You’ll need to make that fresh. Read More

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