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Great Food Gluten And Dairy Free – 125 Delicious Allergy-Friendly Recipes

Big News!  Over the years that I have been writing here on Allergy Free Test Kitchen I was also busy creating and writing a cookbook and it is now available for anyone!  It is on Amazon as a paperback and on Kindle, but they are currently listed separately. This book is literally FOR ANYONE despite the title!  It has 125 delicious recipes (my kid eats every one!) in categories breakfast, soups/casseroles, meat entrees, vegetables/sides, and sweet treats! All recipes are 100% gluten, dairy, soy, and corn free.  No refined sugars are used either.  Only a few use eggs and only … Continue reading

Make Your Own Chai Spice

If you ever find a recipe that requires chai spice, don’t buy it!  Make your own! For one, chai spice is hard to find.  Secondly, if you do find it, it will be crazy expensive. Now, finding the cardamom for the recipe can be expensive too, but you can find it online much more affordable.  I bought my on Swanson Vitamins (not affiliate). If you like to make your own seasonings you may like the following recipes: Jerk Seasoning Taco Seasoning Chai Spice From: Peggy of Allergy Free Test Kitchen Ingredients: 2 tsp. cardamom 2 tsp. allspice 2 tsp. cloves … Continue reading

Udi’s Gluten Free Thin & Crispy Pizza Crusts

Disclaimer:  I was not asked to write this nor was I compensated. I pretty much skip over the gluten free sections of grocery stores and stick to naturally gluten free foods.  Or I make it myself.  It is more cost efficient and much healthier. However, I did feel like giving these Udi’s Thin & Crispy Pizza Crusts a try. They are gluten free, as well as soy, nut and dairy free!  They do contain eggs.  The top 3 ingredients in the list are water, tapioca starch and brown rice flour, then all the typical processed food type ingredients. Two come … Continue reading

Make Your Own “Canned” Salmon

If you ever prepare salmon patties or a salmon loaf the recipe almost always calls for canned salmon.  I don’t know about you, but I find canned salmon really gross.  There is black skin in there and bones and you have the added worry of the can being lined with BPA and it is likely not wild caught. So I set out to see if I could make it myself!  And I like to share easy cooking tips now and then.  Follow the pictures below to see how it’s done. First, buy a package of wild caught salmon fillets.  The … Continue reading

Make Your Own Almond Butter

Making your own almond butter is as simple as 1-2-3! Seriously, this isn’t even a recipe. Throw some almonds in a food processor, turn it on, and in about 5 minutes you have almond butter. Smooth, creamy, and only one ingredient. No oils, no sweeteners, (none needed, really), good for you almond butter. I had been buying oven roasted almonds at Aldi assuming they were cheapest there. It turns out that Trader Joe’s oven roasted almonds are 8 cents an ounce cheaper than Aldi. Go figure. Then I checked Sam’s Club and, yes, per ounce, they are 5 cents cheaper … Continue reading

Mylan, Disney, Grilling Marinade and 3 Dip Recipes

I have some exciting news to share! But first, let me tell you about Mylan and Disney. Well, everyone knows about Disney! Mickey Mouse, theme parks, you know. Mylan is a pharmaceutical company; creators of the Epi-Pen. Mylan and Disney have formed an alliance to make Disney parks and cruise ships just a little more allergy friendly. For those with life threatening food allergies, taking any sort of trip is scary and carrying an Epi-Pen Auto Injector to treat potential anaphylaxis is a must! With this alliance in place, starting at the end of 2014, there are now Epi-Pen locations … Continue reading

The Gluten Free Cheat Sheet Book Review

If you have read my blog, or my submissions for My Life With Food Allergies, you know that I really love cookbooks. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing The Gluten Free Cheat Sheet by April Peveteaux. I was given the book (for free), but the opinions are all my own (non-affiliate link). April Peveteaux writes with sass and humor. This book is part “how to go gluten free” and part cookbook. It is a must-read for the newly “going gluten free” person; anyone who needs to go gluten free whether due to Celiac, intolerance, wheat allergy, or auto-immune diseases … Continue reading

4 More Gluten Free Cookbooks Reviewed (Allergy Free Too!)

Need a new cookbook? Want inspiration? I have reviewed the cookbooks in the picture below. You can find this review at My Life With Food Allergies by clicking here. If you like cookbook reviews you may be interested in this article reviewing 5 cookbooks. Read a synopsis of 11 of my cookbooks here. Love ice cream?  Read a cookbook review of my favorite ice cream cookbook here. What is your favorite cookbook? Also shared at Allergy Free Wednesday.

What You Need To Know About Dairy Free Milk Beverages.

Are you new to the dairy free lifestyle? Are you afraid to try a new dairy free milk beverage? Not sure what dairy free milk to purchase? After 5 years of dairy free living, I know a thing or two about alternative milks. Check out my article about dairy free milks that was originally written for the blog My Life With Food Allergies. You can find the article here. Also shared at Allergy Free Wednesday.

Springtime Resolutions

Did you quit your New Year’s Day Resolutions? Maybe you never made one! Spring is the perfect time to make a fresh start with any food and health goals you may want to do. If you need ideas of what your food and health goals could or should be, check out this article listing 30 different food and health related goals on My Life With Food Allergies.

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