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Free and Friendly Foods Homemade Sushi Adventure

Homemade Sushi Adventure

At no point will you ever hear me claim to be a sushi chef. I know my limits, hence, the really cool sushi maker that we have. It claims to roll out perfect sushi every time, except we usually over fill it. In addition to over-filling the maker, I use Costco bought guacamole, and call it avocado sushi. Sometimes, easy is simply better 🙂

Kid Two simply loves and adores all things sushi, except for the spicy sauce. We both cringe at the price though. When he was younger, I bought the cool sushi maker on Amazon, along with Sushi For Dummies the cookbook. We still haven’t read the book, and often forget to use the sushi maker. However, it’s making a comeback. I want to share with you our weekend of sushi making.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Vegan (some options), Corn Free Compatible
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Free and Friendly Foods Creamy Pumpkin & Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Fall Feature – Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti Squash

It’s another Monday in October, which means we’re bringing you another recipe collaboration 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 pasta!!

I’ve always been fascinated with spaghetti squash. It’s so cool to shred it and see “pasta” strands form. I once had it in a soup I purchased from Mission Heirloom, and I knew I had to try it out. There’s a safe farm that I can buy produce from on Good Eggs, and sure enough, they had just what we needed.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Onion & Garlic Free, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible, AIP Compatible,
For Paleo, GAPs, and AIP: Omit the guar gum in the sauce. It is a thickener. You could use a little coconut, almond, tigernut, or cassava flour to thicken if you’d like. However, it’s not a requirement for a tasty dish. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Kiwi Lime Paleo Pie

Kiwi Lime Paleo Dessert

I saw a really cool idea on the internet, and decided to give it a go. I purchased a container of organic kiwi at Costco with this dessert in mind. I really love Costco… affordable organics… Back to the dessert. What I read online was more of a tart, with a semi-traditional crust. I opted to use a method that I’ve been going with for about a year now. It’s similar to the Paleo Dessert Cups that we sell at our bakery (freeandfriendlyfoods.com), except in bar form. The kids really enjoyed it, and my only regret was that I didn’t set it in the freezer. I think if I had, there would have been less discoloration around the kiwi fruit.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free, Peanut Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan, Corn Free Compatible
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients. This may be a really difficult task, so hit local farmer’s markets, and check with your reliable sources. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup

Organic Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup

Kid Three wasn’t feeling well, so I decided to change course make the kids soup. They said it turned out really well, so it’s a good thing I wrote everything down. As I was getting ready to prepare the soup, I had the thought to add some unconventional soup ingredients. I spun it to the kids as “it was extra healthy and healing” and I think that made them like it even more.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Wheat Free, Paleo, AIP Compatible, Possibly Corn Free
For AIP: Make sure your seasonings are OK for you, specifically any multi blend
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Free and Friendly Foods Dessert Date Pasta

Dessert Date Pasta (Sauce)

If you were to ask Kid Two, he’d tell you that I saved the best for last. He couldn’t stop raving over how good this sauce was. It was rich, deep, and tasted like dessert. However, he did tell me later that it’s like pasta or cream sauce, you can’t eat too much of it. Yet, it was so good, he still wanted more. Makes me giggle to myself thinking about it.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan, Onion & Garlic Free, Corn Free Compatible
For Corn Free: Make sure all of your ingredients are safe, especially the dates. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Chocolate Coconut Sorbet Ice Cream

Chocolate Coconut Sorbet-Style Ice Cream, A Three Course Meal

What’s a three course meal without dessert? When I knew what allergens I needed to avoid, I dug deep to come up with this. @chronically_kota misses chocolate ice cream, and hopefully this will hit the spot. Here’s what we found to be interesting. We’re calling it more of a sorbet because I used coconut milk that was more like a coconut water. It’s the Pacific Organic brand, but it was very watery, unlike the kind you buy the can, which has the fat layer on top. To achieve a more creamy, ice cream like texture, opt for the kind in a can if you have one that’s safe for you. That extra fat is what will make the greatest difference in the final texture.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free (but contains coconut), Yeast Free, Vegan, Possibly Corn Free
For Corn Free: Source safe coconut milk. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Rosemary Ginger Chicken Salad

Rosemary Ginger Chicken Salad, A Three Course Meal

The great part about the main course for this three part meal is simply how fast it comes together. I also feel that this pairs quite well with the Hasselback Potato. Everyone really enjoyed this, and usually don’t like rosemary. If you’re preparing the full three courses, start with the Chocolate Ice Cream first while your oven preheats. Then, make the potatoes and get them in the oven. You’ll want to get this dish in the pan when there’s 10 – 15 minutes left on the potatoes.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free, Refined Sugar Free, Paleo, GAPs, AIP, Corn Free Compatible
For Corn Free: Be sure your chicken is safe. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback Potatoes, A Three Course Meal

For those of you that come to visit often, you know how much of a foodie I am, or at least, want to be. Do you ever notice in life that people with a disability of any sort usually go on to conquer something that challenges that disability? Like one-armed tennis players… That sort of thing. Seems like it’s only natural that a person with severe food allergies with come up with all of this stuff. Anywho. The potatoes. Have you seen them online? They’re GOR-GEEEE-ous! I’ve been wanting to do this, and the right need came up.

As our social media presence grows, I’m meeting all sorts of people with all sorts of allergies. @chronically_kota and I were chatting about her needs, and the sorts of things she missed, so I created a very special 3 course meal. I really hope that this not only makes her day, but yours too.

Before we move on however, I have a confession to make. There aren’t many pictures. We tried to make this one of our first video posts… the video… may it rest in peace. And, you’ll love this. I plated the most perfect of the four, and accidentally let the kids eat it before I took a picture. It had fanned out just right… it’s OK to cry for me.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Yeast Free, Vegan, Corn Free Compatible
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