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Navitas Deetox Brownies Gluten Free & Vegan By The Allergy Chef

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

Spicy Chocolate Cookies by The Allergy Chef, Gluten Free, Vegan, Top 8 Free

Cinco de Mayo Chocolate Spicy Cookie Recipe

Is it me, or does everyone else feel like it was just Christmas? Yet here I sit, getting ready to face Cinco de Mayo. Oh where does the time go? This year May 5th will be quite special. Well, there’s also May 4th. It’s a big Star Wars “holiday” (May The Fourth Be With You) and the kids like to celebrate. Back to the 5th. This year the Celiac Disease Foundation will be having their National Conference in Pasadena, and I’ll be speaking. They asked me about doing a demo, and since it’s Cinco de Mayo, of course there’s a tie in. So if you live in the SoCal area, be sure to come by. Here are the Conference details.

For this cookie, I opted to have the spice in the glaze. Knowing that there will be children at the event, I wanted to be sure they would enjoy the cookie as well. If you plan to serve this at an adult party, or one where everyone looooveees spice, be sure to add extra cayenne in the cookie batter.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Vegan, Corn Free Compatible, Cane/Refined Sugar Free Compatible

For Corn Free: Use Spectrum Organic Shortening instead of dairy free butter.
For Cane/Refined Sugar Free: Use 3/4 cup Organic Maple Sugar instead of dark brown sugar. Create a glaze by combining Organic Maple Butter and Cayenne Pepper. Read More

Allergy Free Earth Day Brownies by The Allergy Chef

Allergy Free Earth Day Brownies

Have you been able to watch our Instagram Live Streams on Mondays? If not, see if you can start tuning in. Each week we go over different recipes, field questions, give tips, and even take requests. These brownies were a request from a user needing a little help in the baking department. Here on the blog, there’s the Free Brownie Recipe. Over at the Bakery Website, there’s the Free Kit Card Download of a different brownie recipe (and a topping too). This was something totally new because this person didn’t want a brownie that too oily. To achieve that, I started with the Kit Card version, then modified 🙂

On the Live Stream, we also showed people a really cool topping idea for people who may want to make Brownie Bars, as well as Candy Stuffed Brownies. So, here’s several recipes, links and product information (none of the links are affiliate links) and yummy pictures too. Happy Earth Day!

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Rice Free, Yeast Free, Seed Free, Gum/Binder Free, Vegan Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Pudding Cups

Organic Pudding Cups

I don’t know about you, but I find the most beautiful images of food on the internet. Often times, it’s full of allergens, and I see it as a challenge. This is one of the few exceptions. Often time, people making these chia pudding cups are healthy foodies, and will create things that also happen to be allergen free. Originally, I wasn’t going to make these since The Papa has a coconut allergy, but he’s always telling me to do things with coconut for you, dear readers. No really, he’s always like, you have to do it. Not everyone online has a coconut allergy. So, here they are. I have to say, they were a HIT with the kids and their friends. Their friends have gone so far as to request that I make these for their birthdays.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free, Nut Free*, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan Compatible, Corn Free Compatible
*Although Nut Free, this does contain coconut milk. If you can’t tolerate it, use a milk that’s safe for you.
For Vegan: Use a sweetener of choice instead of honey.
For Corn Free: Make sure each of your ingredients is super safe for you, especially avocado. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Organic Crescent Cinnamon & Chocolate Rolls

Organic Cinnamon Rolls & Dark Chocolate Honey Crescent Rolls

Warning: Contains Wheat. Phew. Now that we have that out of the way, it’s story time. Did you know there are several people in the house that can have wheat? I feel bad for them sometimes because of the process of how I do things, they “miss out” on foods they would like to have, such as cinnamon rolls. I try to tell myself they’re only missing sugar and fat, so it’s not a big deal… but it is. I say that as a reminder for those of you in a mixed allergen household, every so often, if it’s safe, allow everyone to have a treat that’s OK for them. In the case of this snack, mister low/no sugar had to have the smallest one (which I made for him). Kid Two had an ice cream treat instead. For as hard as you will strive to make everyone happy on the same diet, let’s be honest, it’s a tall order.

With that in mind, it’s not very often that I buy crescent rolls anymore, as I haven’t been able to find something similar for our kid that’s allergic to wheat. Well, that and I haven’t mastered using yeast yet. I’m also not in the business of torturing children, and making them watch someone else eat something they can’t have. Let’s be honest, a lot of people would be willing to risk an allergic reaction for delicious cinnamon rolls.

Yet, with all of that, there’s one even BIGGER reason I bought these. They’re organic now!!! Previously, this brand was an all natural brand. Now, it’s officially organic, and that gives me a lot of hope for using them for those that can have wheat, especially Kid Three who has to avoid additives, etc. I will not however give up on trying to make yeast work for us. I think it would be a great addition to the things we make.

Allergy Status: Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Vegan
I get the feeling these are made in a shared facility because it says “may contain traces of milk” on the label. If you have a dairy allergy, please contact the company first so you can assess if these are safe for you. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Chocolate Banana Pops

Chocolate Banana Pops

This was another internet find. So simple, yet worth fighting over. Gotta love kids. In addition to bananas, you could make pops out of kiwi, strawberries, mango, and more. Whatever your kids (or adults) will eat with chocolate will do.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Vegan, Paleo Compatible, Corn Free Compatible
For Paleo: Use a chocolate that does not contain cane sugar. There are a lot of great raw chocolate bar options out there.
For Corn Free: Source safe chocolates. Check the Delphi Fourms or FB group for the latest news on what’s safe. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Cranberry Oat Chocolate Pecan Tart

Cranberry Oat Chocolate Pecan Tarts

Did you see the Cranberry Oat Cubes? After making them, I was inspired to make these too!

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Vegan Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes & Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Can I ask for forgiveness now? I’m going to. Please forgive me. You see, the kids told me these were some of the best pancakes I had ever made. How cool is that??? Well, I didn’t have a great spatula to flip them over with, and they crinkled, for lack of a better word. The photos aren’t that great, and I haven’t had time to remake the mix to take new pictures. Please, if you care about me, even just a little, forgive me for insulting your precious eyeballs. Mine are still recovering. And yes, I’m still thinking about a career in comedy. I’m thinking a TV show. What do you think?

But seriously, these pancakes are pretty amazing. I’ve always heard of buttermilk pancakes, but honestly, have only recently ventured into buttermilk in general. When you have a child with a severe dairy allergy, it’s a huge scary word… butter AND milk??? Interestingly, I don’t think I’ve ever tasted it, so I have no point of reference for this food, just the concepts that I’ve read about. Needless to say, all went well, tummies were happy, and smiles were expressed.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, Vegan, Yeast Free Compatible, Corn Free Compatible

*For Low Histamine, omit the chocolate sauce and enjoy the pancakes with maple syrup.
For Yeast Free and Corn Free: Use an alternative egg substitute. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Smores Bars

Smore Bars

It was National S’mores Day recently, and the kids and I made these. They were super happy with the final results, and even had friends over to share the bounty with. There’s no real recipe… We used 2 bags of Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips, 1 box of Kinnikinnick Graham Crackers, and Dandies Marshmallows. Look below for step-by-step progress photos so you can make these too.

For those of you who follow a special diet (including keto and corn free), you CAN make each component from scratch. It will take you a while, but it can be done 🙂

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Sesame Free, Vegan

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Free and Friendly Foods Paleo, GAPs, AIP Doughnuts

Paleo, GAPs, & AIP Doughnuts!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, all of those exclamation marks are me screaming at the top of my lungs. VIIIICCCTOOOORIEEEEEEE!!!!

Yet at the same time, it’s a little bit of a “how sad” moment. Here I am dealing with diets that heal, and I can do is get giddy over a doughnut… Oh well. Guilt moment gone and back to happy. Anyone on restricted diet can tell you, it’s hard. Sometimes, you just really wan to break free and have that ice cream or cake. Well, now there are doughnuts. The best part is, this recipe is NUT FREE. So many Paleo & GAPs diets call for nuts, where it’s not allowed on AIP. Not only that, but there are folks like me that are allergic to many nuts, and can’t tolerate the rest. So, here it is.

Now, before you read this, please remember that it’s a doughnut. It’s a “sugary” treat, and not meant for consuming everyday. I say this because there may be some people who are a bit shell shocked by the amount of maple sugar used. Remember, it’s a yummy doughnut 🙂

Fun question: Do you like to spell it as Donut or Doughnut?

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, Vegan, GAPs Compatible, AIP Compatible

For AIP: Omit the Flax, use either gluten free vanilla extract OR fresh vanilla bean pod scrapings
For GAPs: Use a combination of coconut and almond flour instead of cassava, tiger nut, and arrowroot. Read More

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