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.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Jazzy's Milkshake without Ice Cream

I wish the pictures would show how creamy and thick these delicious milkshakes are.


Jazzy's Milkshake without Ice Cream

1 1/2 cups soy milk
5 ice cubes
Big squirt chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, a spoonful of Sunbutter,
          or a few drops of vanilla extract
1 fresh banana, optional but very good and adds creaminess

Blend all of the ingredients until all of the ice is crushed.
*  I don't measure anything, I just add what everyone wants and blend. It turns out great every time.
*  If you blend too long, the ice will melt instead of adding to the thickness of the drink.
*  The banana adds a wonderful creaminess.
*  Our favorite combinations are...
    Sunbutter with chocolate syrup
    Sunbutter with banana
    Banana with strawberry syrup
    Banana with chocolate syrup
    Banana with vanilla extract

Monday, October 10, 2016

Egg Free, Dairy Free Baked Bread Wrapped Hot Dogs

This isn't a healthy meal, but it was just an idea for a quick dinner or lunch with fries, a vegetable, and/or baked beans. My girls loved them with fries and green beans.

Baked Bread Wrapped Hot Dogs

Spread dairy free margarine on one side of safe bread. Place the bread, margarine side down, on a foil lined baking sheet. Place a hot dog on the bread diagonally. Fold up one corner of the bread so it is laying on its side folded over the hot dog. Repeat for the amount you want. Bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes or until the bread is toasted and the hot dogs are cooked.
*  If desired, you can place a piece of safe cheese on top of the bread before the hot dog.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Crock Pot Creamy Ground Beef with Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes

This casserole is very quick to put together and the whole family loved it.

Crock Pot Creamy Ground Beef with Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes

30 oz bag frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
1 can green beans
1 pound cooked ground beef or ground sausage
1 can safe gravy
1/2 cup soy milk
1 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Place the potatoes in the sprayed crock pot. Top with the green beans. In a separate bowl, combine the ground beef, gravy, soy milk, pepper, and salt. Top the green beans with the ground meat mixture. Do not stir. Cover then cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Egg Free, Dairy Free Potato and Vegetable Soup

This is one of our favorite soups ever. Full of vegetables and creamy, this soup is amazing! I added 1 pound of cooked ground sausage, but you can either leave it out or replace it with any meat you desire.

Potato and Vegetable Soup

6 cups broth
6-8 potatoes, diced
20 baby carrots, sliced into 1/4ths
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/2 tsp pepper
2 1/2 cups frozen vegetables desired (we used 2 cups mixed vegetables and 1/2 cup peas)
1 cup soy milk
1/2 cup flour

Bring the broth to a boil in a soup pot. Add the potatoes, carrots, Italian Seasoning, and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in the frozen vegetables. In a separate bowl, whisk the soy milk and flour until smooth. Add the soy milk mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until thickened.
*  If desired, you can stir 1 lb of cooked ground sausage or any meat desired into the mixture with the vegetables.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Crock Pot Simple Creamy Ground Beef and Noodles

Another simple yummy crock pot meal. I love that this meal takes less than 5 minutes to throw into the crock pot because I keep browned portioned meat in the freezer.

Crock Pot Simple Creamy Ground Beef and Noodles

1 can safe beef gravy
1 can creamed corn
2 cans water
1 lb cooked ground beef, ground turkey or ground sausage
1 box noodles, any shape desired, uncooked

Combine all of the ingredients in a sprayed crock pot. Cover then cook on low for 3-4 hours or until the noodles are cooked.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Biscuit Topped Ham, Peas, and Potatoes

Another quick and easy to throw together casserole. My girls love anything with biscuits. We all loved this simple meal.

Biscuit Topped Ham, Peas, and Potatoes

1 pound cooked cubed ham
1 can creamed corn
1 can peas
2 cans diced potatoes
2 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
1 1/4 cups soy milk
1-2 tbsp Italian seasoning

Combine the ham, creamed corn, peas, potatoes, pepper, and salt in a sprayed 8x11 baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine the Bisquick, soy milk, and Italian seasoning. Spread the biscuit mixture evenly over the top of the other ingredients. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until the biscuit topping is golden and cooked through.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Pear Cobbler

This pear cobbler is fantastic. The warm pears are perfect with the sweet dumplings on top. The girls and I like to sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top. We also like to place some in a bowl and top with soy milk.

Pear Cobbler

2 cans sliced or diced pears (15 1/4 oz each), undrained
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp dairy free margarine, cut into pieces
1/4 cup boiling water

Pour the pears and juice into an 8x11 baking dish. Stir in the cornstarch and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry blender, forks, or your hands to mix in the margarine until it resembles small crumbs. Stir in the hot water until just combined. Drop the batter by 12 spoonfuls over top of the pears. Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are golden and the insides are cooked through.
*  Peaches can be used in place of pears.
*  Cinnamon sugar can be sprinkled over top if desired.
*  Good served warm or cold.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Egg Free, Dairy Free Baked Diced Tomatoes

My wonderful brother gave us a huge bag of cherry tomatoes. We tried a bunch of new recipes with them, but this was by far our favorite. We made this recipe 5 times for our lunch in one week. We liked it best warm right from the oven. However, it is also pretty good chilled. I highly recommend trying this recipe if you like tomatoes.

Baked Diced Tomatoes

1/4 cup dairy free margarine
2 cups fresh diced tomatoes or cherry tomatoes cut in half
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs, divided use
2 tbsp sugar or to taste
1/8 tsp salt

Place the margarine in an 8x8 baking dish. Microwave until melted. Add the tomatoes, 1 cup of the bread crumbs, sugar, and salt then mix thoroughly. Cover evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup of bread crumbs. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes or until the crumbs are golden and the tomatoes are hot.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Using Yellow Mustard for a Burn

I know this isn't a recipe, but sometimes when you cook or bake you get burned. This may sound strange and I was very skeptical before I tried it, but cold plain yellow mustard helps take the pain away from a burn. I was recently baking muffins.  I didn't place the pan on the counter properly and it started to fall. My natural instinct kicked in and I grabbed the pan.  In doing so, I burned the whole length of my pointer finger pretty bad, some of my thumb, and a little of my middle finger. I soaked it in cold water about 15 minutes and the pain stayed so intense. Tayana did a Google search and found out about using the yellow mustard. I slathered it on all of the burned areas then covered them with gauze and tape. I noticed a little less pain. After 15 minutes the pain was much less. After an hour it was more of a nagging ache. The next day, my fingers already looked so much better. I told some friends about this and they've used it on the inside of their lips and their hands. They also raved about how great this. One tip is to make sure you use gauze and not bandaids. I used a bandaid on the one small burn and it healed slower than the big burns I used the gauze on. I can't believe I've never heard of this remedy before. It is such a great thing to know so I wanted to pass it on.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Snow Ice Cream

The girls love to make snow ice cream every time it snows. It is very simple to make and they love to make their own. They make vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry flavored. So simple but so good!

Snow Ice Cream

Fill a bowl with clean snow. Stir in vanilla extract, chocolate syrup, or strawberry syrup. Then, stir in enough soy milk to make the ice cream the consistency you like.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Meme's Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

Ribs are one of my favorite things to order at a restaurant. However, my mom's are every bit as tender and yummy as the restaurant and Jazlyn can have them. By the time I remembered to take a picture, this is all that was left.

Meme's Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

2 packs of boneless ribs (4 long country ribs each pack or equivalent)
2 safe bottles of barbecue sauce - 40 oz each bottle
                              (Sweet Baby Rays Honey BBQ sauce sticks really well to the ribs -
                                read the label to make sure it is safe)
Cooking bag

Pour one bottle of the barbecue sauce into the bottom of the cooking bag. Place the ribs over top. Pour the other bottle of the barbecue sauce over top. Seal the bag then place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours. Shake the bag using tongs to make sure the ribs don't stick. Bake for an additional 1 1/2 hours. If desired, cut the ribs into smaller pieces before serving.
*  If you want to make a smaller amount, just use 1 pack of ribs and 1 bottle of sauce.
*  If you don't want to shake the bag halfway through, the ribs will still be fine, they just might stick a little.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Egg Free, Dairy Free Potato Corn Chowder

This Potato Corn Chowder is very good, especially on a chilly night with Drop Biscuits. We added diced ham into the chowder and it was wonderful.

Potato Corn Chowder

5 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
16 oz bag frozen corn
1 lb cooked diced ham, chicken, turkey, ground sausage, ground beef, etc. - optional
4 cups broth, divided use
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup flour
1 cup soy milk

In a soup pot over high heat, combine the potatoes, corn, meat, 3 1/2 cups broth, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup broth and flour. Add to the potato mixture then cook and stir until it is thickened. Add the soy milk then cook, stirring occasionally, until hot but not boiling.
*  2 cups of soy milk can be used if you want your chowder thinner.