My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 15 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

We are going to a cookout this weekend and Jazlyn wanted a new cookie to take as part of her dessert. These cookies are perfect. They are crunchy on the edges and a bit chewy on the inside. The Sunbutter is a yummy change from the original oat cookies. I'm glad I took 2 of the cookies out ahead of time for the cookout, because the girls ate the rest of the batch (22 big cookies) in a little over a day. I recommend doubling this recipe.

Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup Sunbutter
1/3 cup soy milk
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1 cup oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 - 1 cup safe chocolate chips

Stir the sugar, Sunbutter, soy milk, oil and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the Sunbutter mixture then mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by large spoonfuls 2" apart onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake at 425 for 7-9 minutes or until the bottoms begin to brown. The cookies will not appear to be done, but them will become set once they set on the sheet for a minute or two. Watch the cookies carefully because the bottoms will begin to burn quickly.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Egg Free, Dairy Free Sausage Potato Soup

This creamy soup is quick and easy to prepare.

Sausage Potato Soup

1 lb ground sausage, browned
1 can diced potatoes
1 can creamed corn
2 cups beef broth
1 1/2 cups soy milk
1 cup instant mashed potato flakes (I use Betty Crocker mashed potato buds)

Place all of the ingredients in a soup pot over medium heat. Cook and stir until heated through and thickened.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Very Berry Bread Pudding

I love bread pudding and experimenting with different combinations. This one turned out very good and is now one of my favorites.

Very Berry Bread Pudding

6 cups safe bread, torn into cubes
1/2 – 3/4 cup dried fruit - I used a combination of raisins, blueberries and cranberries
2 3/4 cups soy milk
1 cup mixed berry juice or any flavor desired
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp vanilla extract

Place the bread evenly in the bottom of an 8x11 baking dish. Sprinkle the dried fruit evenly over top. In a separate bowl, whisk together the soy milk, juice, sugar and vanilla. Evenly pour the soy milk mixture over the bread. Press down lightly on the bread to soak it in the soy milk mixture and make it even. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Allow the bread pudding to set for 15 minutes before serving.
* Wonderful served warm or cold.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Egg Free Dairy Free Pizza Pinwheels

We had all of the ingredients out to make pizza, but then I came up with a different idea. I prepared the topping, spread it on the dough, rolled it up and sliced it into pinwheels. Once cooked, each pinwheel pulled apart to eat. We all loved the pizza done this way. Somehow, it was also more filling, even though it was the exact same ingredients.

Pizza Pinwheels

1 container (11-13.8 oz) refrigerated pizza dough
16 oz can tomato sauce
1 cup cooked ground beef
1 cup cooked ground sausage
4 oz chopped pepperoni
Seasonings desired such as oregano, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, etc.

Unroll the pizza dough on wax paper then flatten it slightly into a large rectangle. In a separate bowl, combine the tomato sauce, ground beef, ground sausage, pepperoni and seasonings. Spread the meat mixture evenly over the dough. Roll up the dough starting at one of the short ends. Slice the roll into 8 even pieces. Place the pieces in a single layer in a sprayed pie pan. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes or until the dough is cooked and golden brown.
* You can change the filling ingredients to suit your family’s tastes.