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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 Fruit Pizza Cups
I have been trying to sell our Allergy Kid on the idea of fruit pizza for MONTHS. I saw some cool ideas online, and thought the kids would jump at the idea. Turns out, they were thinking traditional cheese pizza topped with fruit and chocolate. Yeah…. that’s gross. Hehe. Once they saw all of the ingredients out, it started to click in their minds just what I was up to. They were all more than happy to help me put them together, and to be my hands since I can’t touch the dough.
Once the pictures had been taken, they devoured all of the cups. In fact, they LOVED these. I wasn’t sure if Kid Three and Kid Four would like them since they used non-dairy yogurt, but they said that was the best part. After a success like this, I’m sure we’ll be trying more variations of this, and you can expect to see a fruit pizza in our Allergy Friendly Pizza Cookbook.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free (we used a coconut yogurt), Peanut Free, Vegan, Diabetic Friendly Read More
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Chicken & Potato Pizza
It’s Friday! I don’t know about you, but I always have this “happy let’s party” vibe on Friday mornings. I usually end up making pizza to celebrate. The kids have come to love Friday lunches, and for good reason. Have you seen the other mashed potato creations this week? There were Mashed Potatoes Done Two Ways, and Potato Soup. Well, with the soup leftovers, we made pizza. Kid Two asked me while we worked on the soup if it would be a good idea to ass mashed potatoes to a pizza. Then he said, never-mind, too many carbs. I thought about, and said that because our soup was a little on the pasty side, rather than runny, we could try to use it as a sauce. When ever the kids come up with an idea like this, I try to encourage them by finding a way to make it work. I think it’s something all Food Allergy Parents should try to do, assuming they don’t already. Allergy Kids are just that – kids. They have to live a long lengthy lifetime, so it’s good to train them young to think outside the box. If we can give them a joy for cooking, baking, and all things kitchen related, it will allow them a greater sense of independence when they’re older, and will also help make sure they don’t go hungry. Or get caught in the dreaded trap of being bored from eating the same few meals again and again.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Diabetic Friendly
A little note: a lot of our recipes are cane/refined sugar free. The Wholly Wholesome Pizza Dough has a small amount of cane sugar. If you’re GF, DF, EF and need a pizza dough without cane sugar, you can get the Sunny Day Foods Rice/Potato dough, or opt to make your own. Read More
Gluten and Dairy Free Salmon & Pineapple Pizza Bread
What do you do when there’s no pizza dough thawed? You make Pizza Bread! We’ve gone through a lot of gluten free bread options like many others I’m sure. As of late, we’ve settled on Happy Campers Gluten Free Bread. You’ll notice in the pictures that not all slices are created equally in presentation, however, that hasn’t stopped Kid Two from enjoying it. You may recall that we’ve talked about this bread in the past. He doesn’t love it, and isn’t super excited about sandwiches, but really likes having it when it’s made into something fancy such as garlic bread, cheese bread, open tuna sandwiches/melts, and of course, pizza bread. Oh! And French Toast too. We use to use Udi’s, until we learned about his egg allergy, then simply went cold turkey for a very long time. We knew there were a few others, the brown rice bread, Ener-G bread, and more, but none of them ever came close to a traditional bread. Yet, I am SO thankful there are companies out there trying!
Happy Campers makes a few flavors, but we get the simple one. The quality of the ingredients is great, however, the size of the bread is rather small. It’s the price we pay… figuratively and literally. One of these days, I really am going to try my hand at bread making. Until then, it’s Happy Campers. On to the Pizza Bread.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Diabetic Friendly Read More
Fall Feature – Sweet Squash Pizza
Fall has really arrived. It was cold last night. Yup, summer is gone now. We were all huddled around the stove this morning… perhaps it’s really winter? Nonetheless, each Monday this month, we will be collaborating with @dana_aversa (Happy Herbivore) on Instagram. Each week, we will both bring you a spectacular way to approach the same dish. This week, it’s pizza!!
We’ve each decided to use squash on our pizzas. I think it’s safe to say that ours is sweet, while Dana’s is savory. She also has a great lentil crust recipe. If you can’t have yeast, be sure to read her methods.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible
For Paleo & GAPs: Use approved crust (cauliflower), butter (coconut or ghee), milk (almond or other), and cheese, OR, eat the squash topping stand alone. Yes, it’s that good. Read More
Rolled Pizza Dough Sandwich
I saw one of the coolest things on the internet: Pizza Pinwheels! I knew I had to try it out. Yeah… about that. I’m going to call this a semi-fail. First, we forgot the cheese. We were so caught up in the rolling of the dough and wanting to get it right, we simply forgot. However, in doing so, we ended up accidentally making something really cool. It resembled a cross between a hoagie and a sub sandwich. I don’t know what to call it anymore, except Kid Two says to call it delicious. What it lacks in looks, it makes up for in effort and flavor. Hope this inspires you to create something great! Read More
Just Sharing Some Pizza
Just sharing some recent things the kids and I have made in the kitchen. Nothing was measured, but I’ve put in some notes in hopes to spark the creativity within you 🙂 I’ve included both the allergy free and allergy versions of what was made.
We are not in the least bit pizza experts, however, we are getting there. I’ll be investing a few good tools and pans in the future which I’m sure will up our game. I’ll also be experimenting with homemade dough… one day… More than anything, we’ve been learning all about flavor profiles, and what works on a pizza. Most of our experiments have been successful, and it has inspired me to write an allergy friendly pizza cookbook 🙂
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
Chicken Apple Maple Bacon Pizza Recipe
So I decided to try something TOTALLY different tonight, and the results were very interesting. I’ve included reviews from the kids at the end of the post for your enjoyment. I will share this upfront: we all agreed that the sauce is going to need some work, however, they all felt that it was still beyond delicious to eat, just more runny than expected. I asked them about serving the mix as a pasta instead, and everyone still wanted it as is, as a pizza.
A little more full disclosure: This is a long read, and a very involved recipe. However, it’s worth every bit of time. 🙂
Chicken Apple Maple Bacon Pizza with Bell Peppers and a Honey Cream Basil Sauce. Gotta love those long fancy titles…
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free*, Nut Free*, Peanut Free, Yeast Free*, Cane/Refined Sugar Free*, Sesame Free, Legume Free*, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible
*For Yeast and Cane/Refined Sugar Free, choose the appropriate crust.
*For Soy, Nut, and Legume Free, choose your dairy free substitutes carefully.
For Paleo & GAPs: Notes are below with each section. Read More
Lamb, Garlic, and Onion Pizza with Homemade Crust
I’ve been experimenting with pizza a lot lately that can be made corn free. This time, I wanted to try to make a pizza crust all on my own. It wasn’t the best on the planet when you compare it to what’s commercially available, however, I felt it was a very solid attempt considering its free from status. Feel free to jazz it up a bit, or even experiment with yeast to add rise. For the crust, I found this basic crust recipe at http://easypizzacrusts.com/nypc.html I did make slight modifications…
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Legume Free, Sesame Free, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible
For Paleo & GAPs: Use a legal flour blend. Read More