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Navitas Immunity Caramel Bars Recipe
We’ve partnered up with Navitas to bring you a few new recipes featuring their new Superfood Boosts, which are amazing. What’s even better is these boosts are organic, gluten free, and vegan, meaning they’re safe for many to enjoy. Today’s recipe features the Immunity Boost which is full of healthy fruits, vegetables, antioxidants, and enzymes.
Now, if you’ve been a long time reader of the blog, you know that I look at things totally different from those around me. Show me a product (and tell me what it should be used for) and I’ll imagine many other ways to use it. In fact, when I first met the Navitas rep and he showed me the Boosts, I said, “This would make a great cookie.” He was totally caught off guard as he had never thought to use it that way.
I share that to say this: don’t let food allergies and special diets stop you from creating awesome food. In fact, use your “weakness” as a strength. In the case of these Boosts, I wanted to make them the strength of a dessert 🙂
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, Vegan, Nut Free Compatible, AIP Compatible, Corn Free Compatible
For Nut Free: Omit the coconut sugar and replace with additional maple sugar.
For AIP: Omit the flax seeds. You will need to add 1 extra Tablespoon of cassava to your filling. Also know that the removal of the flax creates a more crumbly bar (that still tastes delicious).
For Corn Free: You will need to assess if the Navitas powder is safe for you. All of the other ingredients are available from safe sources. Read More
Allergy Friendly Crispy Oat Apple Pie
I’ve been wanting to use the pressure cooker and/or slow cooker for some time now to make a dessert. This was our first attempt, and it came out VERY well. Using a pressure cooker or slow cooker can enhance the overall flavor, and in some cases, save you time. In the case of the pressure cooker, it takes about 20 minutes and presto, dessert is cooked. If you were to cook those apples in the oven, it would take about an hour. On the slow cooker side of things, while it takes much longer, you have the option to add everything before you leave for work, and set a delayed start time. Either way, I see these tools as a real win.
Just a friendly reminder when working with oats- if you are wheat allergic, or have celiac disease, it’s important to use certified gluten free oats. We get ours from GlutenFreeOats.com, and I have to say, I’m quite impressed with their growing standards, and the measures they take to keep people safe. They also happen to be the only corn free oat product I’m aware of. We use their oats for overnight oats, homemade oat milk for the bakery, and of course oat flour for baking. I’ve also recently gotten into making tortillas using the oat flour as well.
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Sesame Free, Nightshade Free, Legume Free, Vegan, Corn Free Compatible
For Corn Free: Source safe apples. They shouldn’t have wax on them. Use a safe butter/fat/oil. Make sure each source material is safe for you. Read More
Allergy Friendly Grain Free Mini Sweet Potato Pies
With the holidays being in full swing, now’s the time to spend time making fun desserts like these. This recipe is quite flexible in that you can use orange flesh and purple flesh sweet potatoes. When I made this, I knew that I wanted it to be simple so that many different diet types could enjoy it. Truthfully, I was expecting for no one to really enjoy it, however, I was quite surprised. Everyone else in the house really enjoyed this sweet potato pie rendition. Read More
Balsamic Baked Carrots
Have you seen our Monday Night Live Streams? If not, I think you may be missing out on something pretty radical. Each Monday on Instagram (@TheAllergyChef) we stream live. We cook and bake live, and answer any questions you may have. We talk about recipes, substitutions, and all things food allergies. There’s also lots of humor mixed in. Be sure to check our Instagram account for the latest details each Monday. This delicious dish was made a few weeks ago, and our good friends have had nothing but rave reviews for it.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Onion & Garlic Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Low Histamine, Vegan, Paleo, GAPs, AIP, Diabetic, SCD Compatible
For SCD: Use Organic Date Sugar
For Corn Free: Source Safe Ingredients Read More
Allergy Free, Simple Rabbit Stew
I thought this would be really nice to try for myself. It was rather delicious, but I also ended up having a serious allergic reaction to one of the ingredients. I’m still not sure which, but I have my suspicions. However, the kids, especially Kid Four and The Papa really enjoyed this stew.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Onion Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Low Histamine, Diabetic 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
AIP Allergy Friendly Fish Sticks & Sweet Potato Dip
Do you remember our first post with Constructive Eating? We are still very much in love with their product, and today is the last day to save on their product with the code the created for our readers (not an affiliate link). 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.
The recipe that I’m sharing today is easy to make, and something that our youngest child was in love with. Keep in mind, she doesn’t like fish. What makes me even happier is its allergy friendly status. This one is safe for SO many people.
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Onion & Garlic Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Corn Free, Paleo, AIP, Diabetic, Low Histamine, GAPs Compatible
For Corn Free: Be sure to source safe ingredients, specifically the potato and white fish.
For GAPs: Use an approved flour, and serve with a squash and carrot blend. Read More
Allergy & Grain Free Veggie Stuffed Pork & Cauliflower Rice
We teamed up with Bentology to bring you this recipe (and another that will be posted soon). They have a really great lunch product you may enjoy. The premise is that it helps with portion control. Their bento-style lunch box comes with 5 containers, each with an image of what should go inside, such as vegetables. It’s a great visual reminder for adults who want to eat healthy. I personally like simply because it’s bento-style. Be sure to check out our Instagram account, @theallergychef, for a giveaway of their product.
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Paleo, Diabetic, AIP, GAPs, SCD Compatible, Corn Free Compatible, Low Histamine
For SCD: Drizzle organic honey or organic date sugar instead of organic maple sugar
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients. You will need to investigate any packaged condiments, or make your own. Read More
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.
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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
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