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Allergy Free, Vegan Curried Fried Rice by The Allergy Chef

Allergy Free, Organic & Vegan Curried Fried Rice

Around here, Sweet Curry Chicken Fried Rice is everyone’s favorite. People that have come over for dinner (including international guests) all LOVE this dish. Knowing that it has chicken, and we have a lot of vegan followers (by medical reasons or by choice) that enjoy the recipes we create, I decided to adapt the meal to come up with an equally delicious vegan version. For those of you that have followed us for some time, you know how hard we try to create meals for all sorts of allergy combos and diet types. In my own way, I pride myself on not having a label for our blog, books, and business. We don’t want to be known as the GF company, or the Vegan company, or anything else of that nature. Instead, we’re the everything company. We want to be Free and Friendly for everyone that may need us.

Have time for a story? Great. So many years ago, I was watching Red Dwarf. They were always talking about having a good curry. I had only eaten Indian food once in my whole life (and it was beyond delicious), but I don’t think I ever had a good and proper curry. Now, there was this one time at a Vietnamese place where I had a coconut curry chicken dish and WOW. Just WOW.

Having these thoughts floating in my head, I wanted to create a curry dish the kids would enjoy, but at the time, they were very young. Enter sugar. Yes, you heard me right. I opted to make them a sweet curry and they were in love with it. If you have kids, you know that phase where you’re trying to get them to try new things… we were knee deep in that phase when the original recipe came about, and thankfully it did. Well, that was the original. Since then, we’ve created different versions of the meal, mainly a low/no sugar version for our kid that needs it. Over the years, I’ve made additions, subtractions, and have had fun experimenting, and we are long overdue for this dear friends, a vegan version. Enjoy!

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

Free and Friendly Foods Duck Fat Rice by The Allergy Chef

Duck Fat Rice

WAIT!! Don’t run off. I know it sounds strange at first, but stick around… you may like what you see.

I’ve been making a point of trying to find new products lately, just for the sake of trying to cook something tasty for the blog. Always remember, when I’m at the store, I’m totally thinking of you, wonderful readers. So, I found myself near fats and oils in a fancy store, and saw the new Epic fats. I also found Tigernut Oil. I didn’t even know that was a thing. Back to the Epic products. I had heard that duck fat was now available at a larger scale. Previously, I had only seen it on GoodEggs, and it was quite expensive. It does make me wonder a bit about the quality of the Epic brand, since they’re available quite commercially now. Even with that aside, I was still happy to have found the product because we have to start somewhere. If you’ve never experienced duck fat, I will say, it has a very unique smell. The kids and I were not expecting it at all.

In the end, the kids and The Papa ate it, and shared that this one was good, but different. If you know you like uniquely flavored items such as duck fat, I think you’ll really enjoy this meal.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Corn Free, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible, AIP Compatible
For Paleo, GAPs, & AIP: Use Cauliflower Rice instead of Basmati Rice. Read More

Quick, Easy, Healthy, Delicious Dinner

Kid Two LOVES cheesy kale. You see, a long time ago, I got fed up with bread. It’s silly now, looking back at it. I didn’t like how huge burger buns were, and when the kids would eat food, it seemed like they were taking on way more than what was needed. Honestly, half the bun would be the perfect size, then it wouldn’t over shadow the flavor of what’s inside. Enter kale. You know, the vegetable no child wants to eat. Well, I started serving the kids kale and sloppy joe. They hated it, but were willing to play along. Enter cheese. Suddenly, kale is everyone’s new best friend. I started to sauté kale in olive oil, and add cheese. Initially, there was A LOT of cheese in the mix. Have I mentioned the kids love cheese? Especially Kid Three. Needless to say they were totally OK with the fact that sloppy joe was served a top kale, as long as it was cheesy kale.

Well, the kids got to a point where they would eat kale on its own, again, as long as it was cheesy kale. It was no longer muted under the watchful eye of sloppy joe, but was unleashed as a side dish! I crack myself up. One evening, we had a little bit of this and that in the fridge, and Kid Two needed dinner. This came together so quickly, and he told me that it was so delicious.

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Dino Kale, Organic Cooked Organic Short Grain Brown Rice, and Daiya Dairy Free Cheese. That’s all you’ll need to pull this together. I did this on medium heat (5/10). Enjoy 🙂

Free and Friendly Foods Organic Cheesy Kale and Rice

Magic in the making.

Free and Friendly Foods Organic Cheesy Kale and Rice

The finished product.

Organic avocado and rice

St. Patrick’s Day Part 1 of 3 – Festive Green Rice

This is the first of three special St. Patrick Day ideas. As someone who is part Irish, I have always enjoyed the creative festivities during March. This is an idea that works well as a lunch. It serves two nicely.

Here’s what you’ll need: Read More

Organic Rice with Organic Red Lamb Dish

Red Lamb Rice Dish

When I made this, it was so good. I really think the low simmer is what sets this apart. I tried to re-create this after making it a couple of days later, and it was just not the same. I was in a rush that day, and the simmer didn’t happen, and I was bummed. So this is your friend letting you know: You gotta let it simmer!

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Corn Free, Yeast Free, Diabetic Friendly Read More

Corn Free crab dish

Crab Dish

This is a really simple meal that comes together quickly. I still haven’t decided if I had a problem with the crab meat yet. I had some sinus issues the day after I ate this, so who knows. If you’re like me and can get allergens through the meat you eat, tread lightly. If you’re not like me and aren’t so bad off, have a jolly good time with this one. It was quite enjoyable. Read More

Organic corn free rice mix

Mushroom Zukay Rice

So, this is just a small share of something I eat on a semi-regular basis. The ingredients are really a loose guideline, and it all has to be done to taste. Here’s what I use:

Organic mushrooms
Sea salt
Organic pepper
Organic Braggs Herbs & Spices
Organic Chives
Organic onion powder
Tomato Zukay raw salad dressing
Organic Cooked rice
Organic extra virgin olive oil Read More

Organic rice and salmon

Salmon and Rice

This meal comes together quickly, within about 10 – 12 minutes. It’s a pretty quick lunch to make. I also like to eat this with steamed carrots. If you want to add a vegetable, start steaming it about 10 minutes before you start cooking the salmon and rice.

4 ounces Wild Salmon (My condition means I pick up allergens from animal meat, and farmed fish makes me sick)
2 Tablespoons Organic Oil
Sea Salt
Organic Braggs Sea Kelp Sprinkle
Organic Dill
Raw Organic Honey (optional)
Organic Cooked Rice Read More

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