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Coffee & Chocolate Chip Morning Zing Pancakes Recipe
Ready for an awesome way to start the day? I thought these coffee pancakes would be fun way to change things up around here. Now that the kids are much older, I say kids but they’re all teens, it’s safe to experiment with bolder flavors, including coffee here and there. Around here there are a few things no one really likes: baked asparagus, spicy food, and coffee. I’m blessed to have to deal with only a short list. It use to be a lot longer, however, by changing up how some foods were prepared, everything changed. For example: fried cauliflower 🙂 Back to the pancakes. If you find yourself in a creative rut, start experimenting with new flavors. Try things you may normally avoid… you may surprise yourself.
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, Diabetic Friendly, Vegan Read More
Top 8 Free Chocolate Sun Butter Power Balls Recipe
Is it me or are power balls all the rage as of late? (Jump To Recipe) I of course couldn’t be left behind, like how I was with the unicorn craze. I still regret that a tad bit… Oh well. I suppose it’s for the best. So power balls are a great way to get energy into people, especially kids. They’re extremely versatile, and super easy to make. You can whip a batch or two in no time, and freeze extras if you’d like. When I make them, they don’t last more than a day or two.
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, Vegan Read More
Dark Chocolate Detox Brownie Recipe
Ready for brownies with a hidden healthy boost? Good! [Jump to Recipe] We partnered with Navitas to bring you the Immunity Caramel Squares a few weeks ago, and now we’ve created brownies that incorporate their Detox Daily Boost. We’ve also included several other Navitas products so you can get your shopping done on one website 🙂
The kids told me that the detox boost isn’t noticeable, and that these brownies have a hint of fruity flavor in them, which was a nice surprise. They also LOVED the brownies with caramel sauce. I’m thinking the brownies would make a great addition to an ice cream too. See how versatile these boosts are?
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, Vegan, Nut Free Compatible
For Nut Free: Use Maple sugar instead of coconut sugar. It’s a 1:1 exchange. Read More
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
Pineapple Chicken Pizza
Did you know we’re working on a pizza book? With that in mind, the poor kids have to eat homemade pizza creations on a regular basis. I know right? This is one that I thought may not be as great as I had dreamed up, but then they told me it was really good. I’ll probably make some more tweaks to it before I deem it book ready. You should give this a go if you’d like to have something different.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Diabetic Friendly Read More
Recipe: Gluten Free, Beef Free, Corn Free, Corn Dogs!!!
Do you hear that friends???!!! It is truly the sound of success!!!! You see, back in the day, before we knew about the wheat allergy, the kids would often eat corn dogs. There’s a gluten free one made by Applegate, but, it’s beef based. So, our allergy kid hasn’t had corn dogs in may years. So, on day, I was online and saw a Tasty Video, and that’s when it hit me. I could make him a corn dog. It was like the clouds above had opened and angels were singing. I kid you not, there was so much singing and dancing and giddy all around joy in the kitchen when we made these. In addition to this post, we’re working on a video for the Youtube Channel 🙂
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, Nightshade Free*, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, Corn Free Compatible
*The Hain baking powder uses potato starch instead of corn starch.
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients. You may need to shape safe meat into a hot dog shape for frying. Read More
CORN FREE Chocolate Pancakes
Remember the collaboration with Hannah from Purely Positive Foods last month? Well, in addition to making an apple pancake, we also made Chocolate Corn Free Pancakes. I for one am so excited about these, and everyone who tried them was more than happy to gobble them up. Are they like a traditional pancake? Not even close. Are they safe to eat? Yes, and that’s what I focused on for this recipe.
I feel it’s important to say that sometimes, when crafting allergy free food, especially corn free, you have to forget what you know about taste and texture, and learn to revel in the safety of the food first. From there, start tweaking and enhancing until you find what you like. The journey is long, but the reward is great.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Diabetic, Paleo Compatible
For Paleo: Baking powder is optional. If you omit, add a little organic apple cider vinegar to help with lift. Read More
Organic Cheeseburger Salad
We teamed up with @ibcgourmet on Twitter, to bring you International Salads. Bring from India, @ibcgourmet opted to create a delicious Tandoori Chicken Salad. I personally can’t wait to give her recipe a go. Here’s the link to her blog post. Here in the United States, I thought of Cheeseburgers. They seem so American, so I present you with an Organic Cheeseburger Salad.
Have you ever been to Red Robin or BJ’s? I’ve only been a few times, maaaannnnnyyyy moons ago, and that’s what came to mind when I thought about an American cheeseburger. There’s also In-n-Out, and a few other iconic places, most of which I’ve never been to, and probably won’t be able to visit. With all of that in mind, I had thought of so many fancy ways to make a salad, and that’s when it hit me: simple. Sometimes we get so caught up in long titles for our dishes we forget to feature the main ingredients. This time, I did just that. This is a very flexible recipe, and you can add additions to your salad, just as you would to your cheeseburger.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free Compatible, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Refined Sugar Free, GAPs, Low Histamine Compatible
For Dairy Free: Use a cheese of choice.
For Low Histamine, avoid matured cheeses. Read More
Corn Free Spiced Apple Pancakes
It has been quite a busy season around here, but we must keep moving forward 🙂 We’ve been working on several collaborations right now, and this is one of them. We’ve teamed up with Hannah from Positively Pure Food. She has an AMAzing Instagram Profile, here’s the link. Like me, Hannah creates awesome allergy friendly recipes, so be sure to follow her for yummy ideas.
Together, we decided to come up with holiday CORN FREE pancakes. That’s right folks. Hold on to your seats. While most of you don’t have a corn allergy, those of you that do understand how difficult it can be to source safe ingredients and then get said ingredients to work together to form something just right. Both Hannah and I put in a lot of time and energy to deliver what we feel are delicious, enjoyable, and safe recipes. For all of my corn free friends out there, enjoy yourself. Indulge yourself.
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, Vegan, AIP Compatible
For AIP: Omit the flax/water combo, and use the appropriate vanilla. The flax is a binder, so your pancakes my be a bit more crumbly, but still delicious. Read More
Organic Spinach, Chicken, & Mushroom
We made a very special dish for someone recently, and The Papa says it turned out well. I will say, I don’t think this one is very kid friendly. It’s definitely for the grownup, or kids and teens with adult tastes. Additionally, I feel that this is a great springboard for making something awesome. Have some extra Thanksgiving stuffing? You could totally add that in for something extra tasty. Apples would also add a lovely touch.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Paleo, GAPs, AIP Compatible, Corn Free Compatible
For AIP: Omit the black pepper, and use a safe season blend.
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients. I think this one can be done. Read More