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 21, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free No Bake Sunbutter Oatmeal Balls

We love our No Bake Sunbutter Cheerio Balls, but we wanted to try something with oats instead. These Sunbutter Oatmeal Balls are very simple to make and are a yummy, healthy treat. We prefer them refrigerated, but they are also very good eaten right away. You can omit the powdered sugar coating if you prefer. If desired, you can stir in some safe chocolate chips, raisins, craisins, flaked coconut, or anything that sounds good to you. We decided to make this batch plain.

No Bake Sunbutter Oatmeal Balls

1 cup instant oats
1/2 cup oat flour (I blended 1/2 cup instant oats in the blender)
1/2 cup corn syrup or honey
1/2 cup Sunbutter
1/4 - 1/2 cup safe chocolate chips, raisins, craisins, flaked coconut, etc. - optional
Confectioner's sugar for rolling - optional

Thoroughly combine all of the ingredients except for the confectioner's sugar. Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls. Coat with confectioner's sugar if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free Microwave Baked Acorn Squash

A friend gave me some acorn squash. This is a simple way to prepare it that takes only 10 minutes. I love the brown sugar flavor with the squash.

Microwave Baked Acorn Squash

1 acorn squash, cut in half and seeds removed
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp dairy free margarine

Place the squash, cut side up in a microwave safe dish. Cover with wax paper or plastic wrap then microwave for 7 minutes. Fill the center of the squash with the brown sugar and margarine. Cover then microwave an additional 3 minutes or until tender.
*  As an alternative, you can microwave for 10 minutes or until tender. Then remove all of the squash from the shell. Smash it with the brown sugar and margarine. This is the version that my daughters like the most.