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.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Egg Free, Dairy Free Quick Sausage and Noodles

My family really enjoyed this casserole that my middle daughter, Tayana, came up with when it was her day to pick the meal.

Quick Sausage and Noodles

1 box noodles, any shape desired
1 lb fully cooked smoked sausage or polska kielbasa, sliced fairly thin
1 can peas
1 can gravy
Boil the noodles and sausage slices until the noodles are done. Add the peas and gravy then cook and stir until heated through and combined.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Chicken and Rice in White Sauce

My middle daughter came up with this all-in-one casserole when it was her turn to pick supper. She asked for chicken, peas and rice in a white sauce. I was impressed that my 8 year old knew that she wanted a white sauce. We were all happy at how wonderful the meal turned out.

Chicken and Rice in White Sauce

2 tbsp dairy-free margarine
3 tbsp flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 can peas, corn or any vegetables desired
2 cups cooked, diced chicken
1 cup soup crackers, crushed, optional
2 cups cooked rice

Melt the margarine in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the flour then whisk until completely combined. Add the chicken broth then whisk constantly until the mixture thickens slightly. Add the peas, chicken and crackers then stir until thoroughly combined. Add the rice then cook and stir until completely coated and heated through.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Egg Free, Dairy Free Crock Pot Beef Cubes with Gravy

When I bought some beef cubes at the store, I decided to try to make a crock pot version of our Roast and Noodles. The beef turned out incredibly tender and the gravy was perfect. I served it over "buttered" noodles (hot cooked noodles with safe margrine stirred in) and corn. Jazlyn took a few bites and said "this one's a keeper".

Crock Pot Beef Cubes with Gravy

1 - 2 lbs beef cubes
2 cans beef gravy
2 beef bouillon cubes dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water

Combine all of the ingredients in the crock pot. Cover then cook on low for at least 6-8 hours.
*  Serve over hot cooked noodles, rice or mashed potatoes.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Egg Free, Dairy Free Sausage Noodle Bake

This all-in-one casserole was fast and easy to prepare since the noodles aren't boiled first. I also keep cooked ground sausage, ground beef and diced chicken in my freezer so that I can save the time it takes to fry and cook the meats each time. I just thawed 2 lbs of the ground sausage then stirred in the flour.

Sausage Noodle Bake

1 lb cooked ground sausage or ground beef
3 tbsp flour
2 cans beef gravy
1 can peas or corn
1 box noodles, uncooked
4 cups water

Stir the ground sausage and flour together in a sprayed 11x15 baking dish. Add the gravy, peas, noodles and water. Mix until thoroughly combined. Cover with foil then bake at 350 for 45 minutes.