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Meat Lover’s Brussels & Rice Recipe
Today I want to share with you something that the kids absolutely loved: Meat Lover’s Brussels & Rice. It was a quick lunch that I put together, but they went back for thirds. My favorite thing about this recipe: it incorporates Brussels Sprouts. I was surprised when they were much younger how much they liked meals that included sprouts, and have continued to add them when I can.
As some of you may know, we are a homeschooling family, so on rice days I’ll often start the rice cooker with veggies on top in the steaming insert before running an errand or taking the kids somewhere. When we get back, half of the meal is ready to go. This meal is no different.
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Onion & Garlic Free, Allium Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Corn Free Compatible
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients. This one is a bit of a stretch, but not impossible. Read More
The Ultimate Pork Burger – Gluten Free & Top 8 Free
Before I jump into things, I have to share this quote with you. It’s from Kid Two who is GF, DF, EF, and more. When he was served his burger he said, “I’m kind of afraid to eat it. It looks like a real cheese burger.” My heart melted and I was SO happy to hear this. I told him it’s moments like these that make me do what I do. There isn’t a restaurant anywhere so far that could have served him something like this safely, and I take joy in giving him these one-of-a-kind experiences.
The inspiration for this burger was simple: I wanted something huge and delicious. It also had to have a lot of moving parts like something you’d see on TV, or in an upscale restaurant. I think our mission has been accomplished.
I was so excited about this one, we made an assembly video. Click here to watch the video on Youtube.
This burger does come with a little warning: it’s time-consuming to make, but worth every minute. It took us about 90 minutes from start to finish.
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Coconut Free 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
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
Pork & Rutabaga Mash Recipe
Did you happen to see the Mashed Rutabaga Recipe? If not, check it out. We also made this delicious pork to go along with it, and the dish was a winner. If you follow a special diet such as Paleo, GAPs, AIP, or SCD, this meal is a must have. Often times on specialty diets, we can start to feel restricted, so having plenty of options is an easy way to stay motivated to keep eating right for you.
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, GAPs, SCD Compatible, AIP Compatible
For SCD: Use Organic Date Sugar instead of Maple.
For AIP: Use alcohol free vanilla.
Corn Free: Don’t forget to know where your meat is coming from. Remember to ask questions like: How was it processed, and what did the animals eat? Read More
Breakfast Ramen Recipe
When the kids were younger, they loved ramen. I’d buy the products that came with the little season pack and make it. We’d add all sorts of things to the ramen as well. It’s been so long since we did that, mainly because we learned of Kid Two’s wheat allergy. It never dawned on me that ramen could be gluten free, until I was in the store and saw it. It just clicked in my brain, and suddenly ideas of all sorts of ramen came into my brain. Often times I’d seen people posting photos of pho and ramen bowls, and simply move on. I feel like my time has finally come, and yours too, since you get to eat something epic.
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Diabetic Friendly, Vegan, Corn Free Compatible, Nightshade Free Compatible, Low Histamine Compatible
For Corn Free: Check all of your food sources before starting.
For Low Histamine & Nightshade Free: Use an alternative/homemade all purpose season blend. Read More
Simple & Tasty Tamarind Pork Recipe
Do you know much about tamarind? I didn’t, only that I saw it in a drink once at the grocery store. I’ve seen it mentioned in recipes here and there, but just didn’t know much since I have memory of it. So, when I saw this product in the store, and saw how simple it was, I thought it was time to give it a go. I sampled a small amount (big mistake), but here’s what I can say: If you can’t have soy, this would be a good soy “taste” replacement. It’s a lot thicker than soy sauce, which is why it’s a replacement for taste rather than texture. You should also know there seemed to be hints of sour as well, and not in a bad way. Our low/no sugar kid ate this and really enjoyed it.
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Low Histamine, Nightshade Free, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, AIP
Mushroom Pizza Recipe
Like Watermelon Cake, this one had me giggling on the inside all over again. The kids LOVE to make homemade pizza, and when I told them we were having mushroom pizza for dinner, they were excited. The last time I used mushrooms on pizza, I took the fancy road and purchased exotic-to-us mushrooms and made the kids Lobster Mushroom Pizza. There were several other fancy mushrooms on the pizza too.
Back to this meal. So Kid Three was more than happy to help, but he was confused because there was no pizza dough to be found. As I started to prepare the mushrooms, Kid Two says “OH! Mushroom Pizza!” Yes… Mushroom Pizza. I hope you have just as much fun with your family serving these as I did. FYI, we made dairy, and non-dairy versions, which you’ll see in the pictures.
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan, Low Histamine Compatible, SCD Compatible
Important Note: Choose toppings wisely as some may contain major and/or less common allergens.
For Low Histamine: Use an alternative cream sauce.
For SCD: Use Organic date sugar instead of maple, and fresh crushed tomatoes for your sauce. Read More
Paleo & GAPs Maple Bacon Ice Cream Recipe
Did I tell you the kids love bacon? Especially Kid Two. He just loves it. And they all enjoy trying the “fancier” packages from Good Eggs from time to time. I will say though, they’re not at the extreme level yet where they want bacon covered chocolate. So, I got to thinking about ice cream one night, and BOOM! Maple Bacon Ice Cream. Bacon? goooood. Ice Cream? goooood. Maple? Greeeat, because Kid Three tolerates it much better than cane sugar. I knew in that moment that because bacon would be involved, it had to be Paleo so everyone could have a nice big bowl of it.
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan Compatible, Corn Free Compatible, SCD Compatible
For Vegan: Use Vegan Bacon Bits such as the coconut ones made by Coracacao Confections.
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients and cook fresh safe bacon.
For SCD: Use Organic date sugar instead of maple. 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