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.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Another wonderful crockpot recipe. We love our oven baked ham and scalloped potatoes but I wanted to make a crock pot version. This recipe is just as good but made simple with the crockpot.

Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

3 tbsp dairy free margarine
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups soy milk
7-9 potatoes, thinly sliced
1 lb diced cooked ham

Melt the margarine in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour, salt, and pepper. Add the soy milk and whisk until thickened. Add the potatoes and ham then mix until thoroughly combined. Pour the mixture into the sprayed crock pot. Cook on low for 7 hours or on high for 4 hours.
*  Feel free to omit the cooked ham if your are having this meal as a side dish.
*  You can add a can of peas, corn, green beans, etc. if you desire.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free Crock Pot Turkey and Rice

My girls love anything with rice. This recipe is simple and yummy.

Crock Pot Turkey and Rice

2 cans turkey gravy
3 cups chicken broth
3 cups instant rice
1 lb cooked and diced or shredded turkey or chicken
1 can mixed vegetables OR 1 cup frozen peas and 1 cup frozen corn

Combine all of the ingredients in the sprayed crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Perfect Brownies

We just had Jazlyn's Epi-Pen party. Every year when her Epi-Pen expires she picks the meal and dessert, her grandparents come over, and we have a fun night together. This year she wanted to make brownies. I've made many brownies before, but none of them were quite right. However, Jazlyn and I worked together on these brownies and they are absolutely perfect. They are moist, a little cakey, and so very good. Jazlyn wanted to add a layer of chocolate chips in the middle of them, which was a wonderful addition.

Perfect Brownies

2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 - 1/2 cup safe chocolate chips, optional

Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Add the applesauce, oil, and vanilla then mix until thoroughly combined. Spread half of the batter into a sprayed 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top. Spread the remaining half of the batter evenly over the chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
*  If desired, you can omit the layer of chocolate chips.
*  All of the ingredients can be halved then baked in an 8x8 baking dish.