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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
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
Grain Free, Allergy Friendly, Sweet & Sour Pork
I have been having SO much fun experimenting with the Cascadian Farms frozen cauliflower rice product. I think it’s been out for a while, but only newly available in our area. Whole Foods also has a similar product, however, it’s made in a shared facility, and isn’t safe for Kid Two. This new product though, it’s very interesting! When we make cauliflower rice at home, there’s a much more organic texture about it. The frozen package seems to have somewhat uniform square pieces of cauliflower.
I was working on a different project when this idea came to me – an allergy friendly sweet and sour pork. First, I thought I would about it in the tradition way, then I reminded myself of how much I love to go about things totally different. I have yet to see a clean, grain free, version of sweet and sour pork, and set out to make that a reality. When I made it, I was afraid I had gone a bit too far and no one would like it… They ate it all in one go. I think it’s safe to say this is a delicious recipe 🙂
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Corn Free, Paleo, GAPs Compatible, Diabetic, SCD Compatible
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients, especially the bell pepper, and pineapple.
For SCD: Use organic date sugar instead of organic maple sugar, and use an appropriate flour such as coconut.
For GAPs: Use the proper flour and omit the cassava and tiger nut. 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
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 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
Organic Pulled Prok
Online, we’ve been able to connect with a lot of new people. One of them, @theunskilledcavewoman on Instagram, loves using her combo slow cooker. We posted about pear dish a while back, and she used that as an idea to create something totally rad in her pot. I had been thinking about a slow cooker for a while until that point, and that’s what pushed me over the edge. We ended up getting a combo slow cooker and pressure cooker. I’ve always wanted both, and Kid Two and I saw a really cool demo last year and knew we needed it. Fast forward, and we get one. The Papa immediately says, “We have to have pulled pork!” So that’s what I set about making. Pulled pork in the pressure cooker, then slow cooked with sauce. Although this is a labor intensive and time intensive project, according to everyone that ate it, you won’t regret it at all. If I could go back and do anything differently, I would have made more so there would be more leftovers. They ate most of it the night I made it. Not sure if I should be happy or sad about that.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Corn Free (source safe ingredients), Paleo, GAPs, SCD Compatible
For SCD: Use organic honey instead of maple syrup Read More