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.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Jell-O Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies have a beautiful color and a subtle flavor from the Blackberry Fusion Jell-O.  The oat flour makes the cookies soft and cakey. Very yummy!

Jell-O Oatmeal Cookies

2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup soy milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 box (3 oz size) Jell-O, any flavor desired
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups oat flour (I blend quick oats into a flour then measure)
1 cup flour

Combine the applesauce, soy milk, and vanilla. Add the baking powder and salt then mix again. Add the Jell-O and sugar and mix again. Add the oat flour and flour then mix until thoroughly combined. Drop heaping spoonfuls of the dough 2" apart on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes or until set and the bottoms are golden.
*  Makes about 24 cookies.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Egg Free, Dairy Free Veggie Rice

This is a very simple side dish that doesn't take much more time than just making rice. Adjust the vegetables to suit your family's taste. This was perfect for us. You could also turn this side dish into a fast and simple meal by adding any cooked meat you like such as ground beef, shredded chicken, or diced ham.

Veggie Rice

2 cups Minute rice
2 cups broth
5 baby carrots, shredded or diced small
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 tbsp dairy free margarine, optional

Microwave the rice, broth, and carrots for 8 minutes or until the rice is tender. Stir in the peas and margarine until the peas are thawed.
* If you want the peas cooked more, microwave them with the other ingredients. We liked the texture of the peas just thawed and heated from the hot rice.
* If desired, this side dish can be turned into a main dish by adding any cooked meat such as ground beef, shredded chicken, or diced ham.