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, October 28, 2012

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Tofu Peach Ice Cream

Jazlyn was craving Tofu Banana Yogurt, but we were out of bananas. We decided to try it with peaches instead. The bananas definitely helped to make the yogurt creamier, so we decided to try freezing it into ice cream. Jazlyn loved it topped with chocolate syrup. After being frozen, it became a little too hard to scoop, so I softened it briefly in the microwave.

Tofu Peach Ice Cream

14 oz firm tofu
3/4 - 1 can peaches
1/2 - 1 tsp vanilla extract
2 - 4 tbsp sugar, or as desired for sweetness

Place all of the ingredients into the blender then process until smooth and thoroughly combined. Eat immediately as a yogurt or freeze into ice cream.
* If the ice cream is too hard to scoop, microwave it briefly to soften.
* For an extra treat, top with chocolate syrup.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Egg Free, Dairy Free Beefy Tomato Noodles

This is a quick and easy one pot noodle casserole. My girls kept asking for more. I left out the diced tomatoes this time because my husband doesn't like them. Next time I'm planning on stirring them into our individual portions.

Beefy Tomato Noodles

1 lb cooked ground beef
1 box noodles, uncooked
4 cups water
8 oz can tomato sauce
3 beef bouillon cubes
1 can vegetables desired such as peas or corn
1 can diced tomatoes, optional

Combine all of the ingredients in a soup pot except for the vegetables and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover then allow the mixture to simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the vegetables and tomatoes, cover then simmer an additional 10 minutes or until the noodles are tender.
*  The ground beef can be substituted with cooked ground sausage or cooked, diced chicken.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Egg Free, Dairy Free Kid Friendly Chili

My mom has always made her chili this way. My girls love it.

Kid Friendly Chili

4 cans (15.5 oz each) kidney beans
28 oz crushed tomatoes
1 lb cooked ground beef
Chili powder, onion powder and garlic powder to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a soup pot. Place over medium low heat then cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
*  Leftovers freeze perfectly.
*  If you want your chili less thick, add only 3 cans of the kidney beans.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Cocoa Instant Oatmeal

Jazlyn and I have been on an oatmeal kick lately for breakfast. One morning I was also craving chocolate so I decided to try to make my breakfast taste like our No Bake Chocolate Oat Clusters. Mission accomplished. This oatmeal is hearty and chocolately. If you would like your oatmeal sweeter, feel free to add a little more sugar. Our favorite way to serve this oatmeal is topped with a sliced banana.

Cocoa Instant Oatmeal

1/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup soy milk or additional water
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Thoroughly combine all of the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes.
* If you double the ingredients, microwave for 3 minutes.
* Wonderful topped with chopped strawberries or bananas.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Mini Baked Oatmeal

These mini baked oatmeals are a nice change for the traditional baked oatmeal bars. We liked them even better the next day. The baked oatmeals on the right are chocolate chip and the ones to the left are made with frozen blueberries.

Mini Baked Oatmeal

1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup unsweetened or flavored applesauce
1/2 cup soy milk
1/2 cup safe chocolate chips, fresh, frozen or dried fruit, flaked coconut, etc.
2 tbsp corn syrup, maple syrup or honey
1 tsp vanilla extract

Thoroughly combine all of the ingredients. Fill lined mini muffin cups almost to the top with the mixture. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
* You can also use regular muffin cups, just adjust the baking time.