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Navitas Immunity Caramel Squares by The Allergy Chef

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

Quick Cinnamon Cookie Recipe by The Allergy Chef

No-Bake Cinnamon Cookie Recipe (and a Tasty Lunch Too)

I had a wonderful time at Expo West last month, which included spending time with the Don’t Go Nuts team. If you haven’t heard of this company, be sure to look them up. Their story is a lot like ours, and it’s one that a lot of food allergy and special diet families share. The products that they have on the market came from a personal need, and because of their dedication, everyone wins.

But wait, there’s more! They loaded me up with products to try (in a nifty bag) and I was able to share what the needs of our household are. Well, the lady I was speaking with made sure that we had the bar that was right for our allergy kid. Then she did the most amazing thing- she sent me a followup email to correct something she told me in person.

Guys, I was blown away by her determination to keep people safe, including our allergy kid. It had to do with facilities and equipment, but the fact that she met thousands of people and remembered our conversation, and then took the time to email me made her a total hero in my book. It’s not everyday that a company shows that much care for their customers.

So, let’s jump into the real reason you’re here: a tasty recipe. For those of you that know me well, you know that I think lunches should be fun, especially on a Friday. Not only is this a fun lunch for kids, but I created this cookie with all of you busy moms in mind. We get so caught up sometimes and don’t have the bandwidth to do much more. To help with that, these cookies only have a handful of ingredients, and come together in about 10 minutes. No joke.

(Cookie) Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Sesame Free, Nightshade Free, Vegan Read More

V-Day Treats Allergy Friendly Gluten Free

Valentine’s Day, Food Allergies, and Special Diets

Valentine’s Day, along with every other holiday can be hard enough without food allergies or a special diet, so here are some tips to get you through.

Treat Suggestions
Shortbread Cookies: Download our free Kit Card and make shortbread cookies. Rather than use Christmas decorations (like the card) make a pink glaze instead. Use heart cookie cutters and now you have an awesome V-Day treat.

Torrie & Howard Candies: Order some of these to use as a small way to show someone you care. Be sure to get cherry or pomegranate flavors which have red wrappers.

Wholesome Sweeteners (Previously Surf Sweets) Heart Candy: These are gluten free, top 8 free, vegan, and organic. You can get these at many specialty stores, and amazon.

No Whey Chocolates: They have seasonal treats available now, and if you call, you may be able to get free shipping.

Enjoy Life Foods: Everything from enjoy life is Top 8 Free and more. You can take their soft baked cookies and use a small heart cookie cuter to turn cookie rounds into V-Day hearts.

Zego Snacks: Pick up the strawberry or raspberry Zego bars and like the tip above, use a small heart shaped cookie cutter to show some love to someone special. Vanilla heart yogurt for breakfast is sure to make someone smile.

Make These Quick Snacks:
Pictured are Made Good Crispy Rice Bars topped with Surf Sweets Heart Gummies. I made a quick Vanilla Glaze to use as glue. For the glaze, I used a few Tablespoons of Organic Powdered Sugar and added a small amount of water until it was a glue-like consistency. The kids dipped the gummies in the glue, and stuck them on to the crispy treats.

The biggest reason I shared this treat with you: we made them in FIVE minutes. I know how busy life gets, so I wanted to make something that someone short on time can enjoy.

V-Day Treats Allergy Friendly Gluten Free

Do Things Your Way
Maybe food isn’t the best option for you. There are so many other ways to show love on V-Day that don’t involve food. LEGO bricks can be formed into the shape of a heart. Paper crafts and origami are also a great option. If you live near a beach, draw hearts in the sand, take pictures, and make your own custom cards. With a little creativity, the options are limitless on how to show some care and love.

Don’t Forget the Health Factor
It’s easy to get caught up in the sweets on Valentine’s Day, but don’t forget, there are other food groups to choose from. Smoothies and juices can include beets, goji berries, raspberries, and strawberries for a pink tint. Pink lady apples also make a great pink toned applesauce. If you want a fun dinner, consider homemade pizza, and form the dough into the shape of a heart. To make this easier, Wilton sells a heart shaped cake pan you can purchase to make your shaping much easier.

No matter how you chose to spend Valentine’s Day, make sure it’s stress free and full of love.

Other bloggers who have shared great guides:

Celiac Mama’s Survival Tips

Celiac and the Beast’s Gift Guide

Krysten’s Kitchen’s Tasty Creations

Gluten Free, Vegan, Carrot Cake Ice Cream

Carrot Cake Ice Cream

There are so many days where I think I’m nothing short of a mad scientist. I love to ask myself, “I wonder if xyz would work…” and this time, it was carrot cake in ice cream form. Turns out, it does. Now, for those of you who may have a single allergy, such as eggs, feel free to start with a more traditional ice cream recipe, then add the items towards the bottom of the ingredient list that helps this ice cream stand apart. Read More

Gluten Free, Vegan, Allergy Friendly No-Bake Cheesecakes

No-Bake Cheesecakes ~ All The Details

No-Bake Cheesecakes are simply AWESOME. Please refer to this post before making cheesecakes. I’ve put together all the best information in one place for you.

First, Let’s Talk About Cream Cheese Options

When you’re dairy free, there aren’t a lot of options when it comes to cream cheese. If you’re big on homesteading, you can make it yourself. That would be the cleanest option. If you’re new to dairy free and have no idea where to being, you’re most likely looking to make a purchase. Below are the three leading brands of cream cheese available in most stores that cater to people with food allergies. However, be warned, they each come with strings attached. Read More

Gluten Free, Vegan, No-Bake Coffee Cheesecake

Allergy Friendly Coffee No-Bake Cheesecake

Can I share something with you: no one in our house likes, or drinks, coffee. However, through the magic of our bakery, everyone LOVES coffee desserts now. Our Low/No Sugar Kid says that the Grain Free Coffee Cookies (and Rose) are his favorites, and The Papa really likes the Coffee Bean Cupcake. Cracks me up every time. If you really enjoy an intense coffee flavor, experiment with the amount of coffee that you use in this recipe.

Before you jump in, if this is your first rodeo, be sure to read through our No-Bake Cheesecake Basics post. In that post, I go over all you need to know about the different brands of cream cheese, as well as ratios, tips, tricks, and more. You can also see all 13 flavors of our No-Bake Cheesecake Series here.

Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Nightshade Free, Sesame Free, Vegan, Soy Free Compatible, Legume Free Compatible
Soy & Legume Free: Use a different cream cheese option (see the basic post for details) Read More

Gluten Free, Vegan, No-Bake Maple Bacon Cheesecake

Allergy Friendly Maple Bacon No-Bake Cheesecake

Our kids LOVE bacon, and I can totally see where they’re coming from on that. If you’re vegan, there are several vegan bacon options. However, if you’re vegan with food allergies, you may need to make your own at home. All of the commercial options that I’ve been able to find each contain major allergens, especially coconut.

Before you jump in, if this is your first rodeo, be sure to read through our No-Bake Cheesecake Basics post. In that post, I go over all you need to know about the different brands of cream cheese, as well as ratios, tips, tricks, and more. You can also see all 13 flavors of our No-Bake Cheesecake Series here.

Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Nightshade Free, Sesame Free, Vegan Compatible, Soy Free Compatible, Legume Free Compatible
*Filling is Cane/Refined Sugar Free.
Soy & Legume Free: Use a different cream cheese option (see the basic post for details)
Vegan: Omit the garnish or use an alternative meat-free bacon. Read More

Gluten Free, Vegan, No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Allergy Friendly No-Bake Cheesecakes – Monday Night Life Edition

Are you aware of our live online cooking show? It currently streams to Instagram (@TheAllergyChef) and on Facebook (Free & Friendly Foods). During our No-Bake Cheesecake episode of Monday Night Live, I shared all things cheesecake with viewers. You can still view the video on Facebook, and see how easy these are to make. Read More

Gluten Free, Vegan, No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake

Allergy Friendly Vanilla No-Bake Cheesecake

Vanilla – a true classic indeed. This is the most basic of all of the No-Bake Cheesecakes we’ve shared with you. It’s a great way for you to learn the foundation of the No-Bake cheesecake making, and of course, is an awesome choice if you like all things vanilla. What I personally love about it is that I was able to jazz these up with frosting from our Bakery. Vanilla pairs well with everything, making it the cheesecake of choice to try this with.

Before you jump in, if this is your first rodeo, be sure to read through our No-Bake Cheesecake Basics post. In that post, I go over all you need to know about the different brands of cream cheese, as well as ratios, tips, tricks, and more. You can also see all 13 flavors of our No-Bake Cheesecake Series here.

Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Nightshade Free, Sesame Free, Vegan, Soy Free Compatible, Legume Free Compatible
Soy & Legume Free: Use a different cream cheese option (see the basic post for details) Read More

Gluten Free, Vegan, No-Bake Lemon Saffron Cheesecake

Allergy Friendly Lemon Saffron No-Bake Cheesecake

I have to share several things with you about this cheesecake. First, I love the color. It’s naturally a light golden-yellow… I just love how elegant it looks. During the creation of this cheesecake, we learned an important lesson – we don’t like saffron. Now, it could be the brand that I purchased, however, we weren’t enlightened like I thought we would be. As someone who has a dream of creating Michelin quality dishes, saffron is simply a must. I just knew that we would all somehow understand the world better, have this ah-ha moment, and just love saffron. With all the hype I had going into this, you can only imagine my let down. However, if you like saffron, you’ll love this recipe. You can also leave it out and go with Lemon Maple instead. Either way, the texture is good, and everyone still ate all of the cheesecakes (laughing emoji). What I did enjoy about this however – I crafted it with our Low/No Sugar kid in mind, and he really did enjoy it.

Before you jump in, if this is your first rodeo, be sure to read through our No-Bake Cheesecake Basics post. In that post, I go over all you need to know about the different brands of cream cheese, as well as ratios, tips, tricks, and more. You can also see all 13 flavors of our No-Bake Cheesecake Series here.

Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Nightshade Free, Sesame Free, Vegan, Soy Free Compatible, Legume Free Compatible
*Filling is Cane/Refined Sugar Free
Soy & Legume Free: Use a different cream cheese option (see the basic post for details) Read More

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