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, March 6, 2018

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Barbecue Sauce

This barbecue sauce is chunky and flavorful and refined sugar free. So good.

Barbecue Sauce

1 tbsp olive oil
1 finely chopped onion
2 tbsp mince garlic
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup maple syrup, honey, or molasses or a mixture
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp mustard
8 oz tomato sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and sauté 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk to combine. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, whisking occasionally, until thickened.
*  Store in a glass jar tightly covered.