Category Archives: Fruits

An Allergy Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is coming soon.  It doesn’t have to be a scary time if you have food allergies. You can still have a great meal. Here are some ideas to go with your turkey or ham to dress your table and nourish your soul. Instead of the traditional green bean casserole, try this recipe for Apricot Glazed Green Beans.   You can make mashed potatoes with hemp milk to get the oft desired creamy side dish.  Or you could make this Mashed Potato Bake.   For a great gluten free and allergy friendly biscuit you could make Mashed Potato Biscuits, or … Continue reading

Grilled Pineapple – A How To Photo Tutorial

Have you ever eaten at a Brazilian barbeque restaurant?  We went to one a few weeks back for our wedding anniversary.  Oh. My. Goodness.  Okay, if you are a vegan or vegetarian this is NOT the place for you.  But meat lovers…this is the place to go!  (By the way, I don’t consider myself a meat lover.  I eat meat, but it’s not my first food love).  However, we LOVED this place from everything to the atmosphere, to the staff, to the meat!  Servers walk around in festive clothing serving any and all kinds of meat off of huge skewers … Continue reading

Fun Finds Friday – Yogurt Squares

Everyone in my house has had a round of antibiotics lately.  So in addition to our probiotics, I wanted to have a fun option for getting even more probiotics into us.  Enter….Fun Finds Friday—Yogurt Squares.   Actually I renamed these Yogurt Squares (they are originally called Probiotic Gelatin Treats).  I figured that would be more interesting to a kid.   Simply put…it’s yogurt plus gelatin; kind of like finger Jell-O.  I used plain, unsweetened coconut milk yogurt.  But milk drinkers could use regular yogurt and it would still turn out.  Now, I know my vegan readers do not use gelatin, … Continue reading

Fun Finds Friday – Blueberry Sauce

Fun Finds Friday is here! Recently I had been shopping and saw a bottle of blueberry sauce.  As usual, I turned over the jar to read the label.  While it had no allergens (shocking!) it was not blueberry sauce.  It was high fructose corn syrup and other chemical sounding names.  It had something like “blueberry flavoring” in it.  Five years ago I probably would have bought it.  Now?  Not a chance. But then I had a hankering for blueberry sauce to go over pancakes.  So, off I went to find a recipe.  I found a recipe for this blueberry sauce.  … Continue reading

Red/Purple Cabbage Salad a/k/a A Salad By Three Names

In my house, this salad goes by the name “Ugly, but Good Salad,”  “Purple Monster Salad” or the basic, “Red/Purple Cabbage Salad.” It was a few years ago that I decided to bring more variety to the table in way of vegetables.  Cabbage wasn’t on my radar at all.  But then I came upon a salad recipe that for some reason I decided to try.  And surprisingly, it’s really good.  And gets eaten by all!  I’ve been making this for over a year and it’s still a favorite!  The key to making it is timing.  You have to make it … Continue reading

Lemony Date and Nut Balls

I have a thing for dates lately.  They are super sweet so they really satisfy the sweet tooth. Sometimes they even seem a bit like caramel.  Medjool dates seem to be the king of dates.  And I’ve had some (scrumptious), but oh my, they are super expensive.  So I don’t buy them.  However, I found dates at Sam’s Club that are affordable and super yummy.  They are moist and delicious; not like Medjool dates, but they are better and bigger than dates I’ve seen in regular stores. I will eat them plain out of the bag and so will my … Continue reading

Naturally Sweetened Blueberry Crisp (Made Your Way)

I love simple desserts.  And I love fruit desserts.  I love simple, fruit desserts.  This blueberry crisp is all that and more.   Fruit crisps are one of the easiest foods to make gluten free.   This recipe will work for any wheat eating or gluten free person.  Do you want a dessert free of refined sugar?  How about a naturally sweetened fruit crisp?  This one is for you! Simple, naturally sweetened, Blueberry Crisp. Also shared at Slightly Indulgent Tuesday . Wellness Weekend . Gluten Free Friday . Make Your Own Monday . Real Food Wednesday . Allergy Free Wednesday . … Continue reading

Raw Applesauce

I am fascinated with the story of Jordan Rubin.  He is a book author, and the founder of Garden of Life; a whole line of vitamins, supplements, protein shakes, and so much more.  In fact, he is raising grass fed beef now too.  I do not use any of his products or beef, but I follow his company and story with interest.   His story is nothing short of miraculous.  He basically cured himself of a terrible case of Chrons disease that had him on death’s door. Anyway, there is a little shop I frequent that was handing out free copies … Continue reading

Fruity Tootie Surprise Popsicles

I’m all about popsicles this summer!  And healthy ones without tons of high fructose corn syrup and food dyes. This one is full of fruit, little bit of vegetables, and a small amount of natural sweetener. Nothing goes better on a hot afternoon than a popsicle.  Whip up a batch and enjoy! Also shared at Real Food Wednesday . Healthy Vegan Fridays . Whole Foods Friday . Fruity Tootie Surprise Popsicles From: Peggy of Allergy Free Test Kitchen Ingredients: 1 large banana 3/4 cup orange juice concentrate 1 cup quartered strawberries 1/4 cup water 1 T. honey or agave nectar … Continue reading

Red and Blue Breakfast Cake

Independence Day is just around the corner!  Why not start the day out with this delicious and easy Red and Blue Breakfast Cake. It’s not just for breakfast either!  Enjoy for brunch, mid-afternoon snack, dessert, or late evening treat! Red and Blue Breakfast Cake was inspired by a recipe I found in the June 2013 issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine.  I made it gluten free, allergy free and better tasting I dare bet. This cake is very moist and ‘short’.  It is supposed to be, so do not worry that you may have done something wrong.  It’s best tasting … Continue reading

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