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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

Grilled Watermelon Tempeh

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

Broccoli & Blackberry Salad

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 Cinnamon Bison Meatballs by The Allergy Chef

Allergy Free Bison Cinnamon Meatballs

Before we get started, Constructive Eating sent us their product, free of charge, to be used and reviewed. Alright, let’s get talking. This product… it’s EPIC. You know how honest I am. I’d never say that unless I meant it. The Papa, The Kids, and I all have our eyes on the eating utensils, lol. I can say that for the most part, we’ve been quite blessed with having kids that weren’t too picky when it comes to eating. However, our oldest, up until about age 10 could be a problem. I suppose the others were a bit picky in their early years too. I am over the moon in love with the concept behind this product. It’s simply way too cool if you have a picky eater. Now, I know some of you come from the background of “not playing with your food” however, have you seen the plates? As a graphic designer, I would have loved to have this when the kids were younger so I could make my own inserts. It would have been never ending fun for me, and them.

The inserts that we have seen are the ABCs, and different kid themes such as space, the beach, the farm, etc. There was also a place-mat included, but honestly, the other items totally overshadowed the place-mat. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice addition to the set, especially if you want your child to have the full experience. As an adult with older kids reviewing it, I could take it or leave it. The utensils on the other hand, I REALLY want to take them for myself. They’re just too cool.

If you’re a fan like us, visit ConstructiveEating.com and when you check out, use the code Allergy15 and save 15% on your order! How nice is that? The code will expire June 1st, 2017.

Today, I present you with M is for Meatball. This was a recipe that turned out really well. It was my first time working with ground bison, and the kids, and the extended family, all really enjoyed this creation.

Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Rice Free, Refined Sugar Free, Nightshade Free, Paleo, AIP, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, GAPs Compatible, SCD Compatible
Corn Free: Always remember to use brands that are safe for you, especially meat
GAPs: Use an alternative approved flour of choice. If coconut, use 2 TBSP.
SCD: Omit flour and water. Read More

Sweet Balsamic Tuna & Avocado by The Allergy Chef

Sweet Balsamic Tuna & Avocado

Simple, Delicious, Awesome, Epic, Wonderful… This dish is everything that’s right with the world. It’s soooo yummy. Like, just yes. It’s one of the very few (four) times the kids and I have eaten something together in past several years. Here and there they sample some of the meals I make for myself, or I may use something simple I eat as a springboard for a meal for them. This however, they were more than happy to gobble up.

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

Allergy Free, Organic Chicken Sausage & Rice by The Allergy Chef

Allergy Free, Organic Maple Chicken Sausage & Rice

During basketball season, I thought this would be fun to serve to the team, so we volunteered to bring the after game snack, and this was the result. We also sent cupcakes 🙂 When The Papa came home, he told me that another parent asked, “Who catered?” What a lovely compliment! Everyone enjoyed the dish, and really loved the cupcakes. That’s a win-win in my book, even though we didn’t win the game.

What I really love about this meal is the chicken sausage. Our Costco carries an Organic Maple Chicken Sausage! What’s not to love? It’s one of the few sausage products I can purchase that everyone can enjoy together. I normally purchase 3 or more at a time. There are 3 smaller packs to the pack, and the kids get to use them whenever they’d like for breakfasts and lunches.

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 Friendly Gluten Free Dairy Free Taco Pizza by The Allergy Chef

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Top 8 Free Taco Pizza

Do you ever find yourself just saying things that sound totally bizarre to your kids (if you have any)? I do it all the time. “Hey guys! What do you think about making *insert something strange-sounding here*” They pause and think, and either agree with enthusiasm, or go straight for the nooooooooooo. This was one of those times. This time, I got a huge green light. We often make tacos around here, but without shells, because of corn. The kids will eat them on tortillas/wraps, and everyone is happy. We also make what we call Taco Boxes for lunches and road trips. This pizza idea however was totally new, but I figured, it’s like a super giant taco! In the end, it turned out to be one of their favorite new pizzas that I’ve made, so here it is.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Diabetic Friendly, Yeast Free Compatible, Refined/Cane Sugar Free
For Yeast Free and Cane Sugar Free: Use a home-made pizza dough, or use Nature Highlights Rice & Potato Pizza Dough. Wholly Wholesome uses a small amount of cane sugar in the dough, and it is a yeast based dough. Read More

Allergy Free, Organic Sweet Vegetables by The Allergy Chef

Allergy Free, Organic, Vegan, Sweet Vegetables

The inspiration from this came from a deep desire to create more vegan recipes. It breaks my heart sometimes because there’s a lot of social debate about the word, and lifestyle, vegan. However, it means a lot of different things to a lot different people. For example, there are some people who make the honest choice to be a vegan to save animals. Others have a medical condition, and have to eat a vegan diet. Then there are those that happen to benefit from the word vegan: those with food allergies. If you have an egg and dairy allergy (and no others), you can eat vegan by default. This can make it very clear when ordering from a restaurant, or trying something new in the grocery store.

I personally see the GIANT Venn Diagram that is the food allergy/lifestyle/dietary differences. There’s so many overlaps, but depending on why you’re on a path, you may not realize there are many others that can join you. I like to tell people it’s a language disconnect. Since people are approaching it from a different perspective, they go with what they know. It’s why I try so hard to break down those walls, and say hey, you can all enjoy this meal together. So, get cooking, and get to enjoying.

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

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

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