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You know how it goes…you want a snack…don’t have one on hand. Sigh. You don’t want to measure a bunch of ingredients, nor do you want to take the time to bake them. What can you do? Make these raw cookie balls! In mere minutes. Just a teeny tiny bit of work and next thing you know….. You’ll be noshing on a treat so good you can’t stop with just one. Seriously….these are dangerous. Some cashew butter (try homemade!), coconut, and a few other simple ingredients and next thing you know, you’ve satisfied your sweet tooth. Also shared at Allergy … Continue reading
I am excited to share this recipe with you today as I don’t post new recipes as much as I used to. This is an old recipe that is coming out of retirement and getting a gluten free, dairy free makeover. (Originally, it came from some magazine…I have it cut out and taped to an index card). Years ago, I made this frequently and in my house it actually goes by a different name. It’s named after a kid who as an older baby/toddler would eat this like there was no tomorrow. Seriously, it was hilarious seeing a 13 month … Continue reading
Making your own food is part of the gluten free, dairy free, (or allergy free) lifestyle. It just comes with territory and everyone is better off because of it. Homemade is always better! This is so true when it comes to granola; you can control the amount of oil and sugar used. So, in the spirit of autumn and all things pumpkin, I created a Pumpkin and Cranberry Granola recipe for Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT). (I was not compensated). You can find the recipe by clicking here. And if you love granola as much as I do, … Continue reading
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
In my last post I discussed almond meal verses blanched almond flour. You can read the post here. I know some of you are itching to see my almond meal recipes, but like I said, I found blanched almond flour on sale at Aldi of all places. So I bought it and have been trying out recipes I printed off the internet a long time ago and have been waiting in my “recipes to try binder.” I found this gluten free, grain free biscuit recipe. It is very good, but a bit on the salty tasting side. I only made … Continue reading
Many gluten free bakers and Paleo diet followers use blanched almond flour in their baked goods. I always find this intriguing, but also cost-prohibitive as blanched almond flour is expensive. Blanched almond flour is almonds without their skins ground up into a fine flour. Almond meal is ground up almonds with their skins on and is a course meal. There is a difference in how the two perform and usually cannot be used interchangeably. Almond meal is $5.99 for a 16 oz. bag at Trader Joe’s. Almond flour usually runs around $13-15 dollars for a 16 oz. bag. I recently … Continue reading
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
July is the month to celebrate the French Fry! Did you know that? French Fries can be made out of vegetables other than potatoes. I’ve been serving up a variety of French Fries to the family for about two weeks practicing different types of fries. Turnip fries, rutabaga fries, sweet potato fries and the beloved potato fry. You can find my recipes for these fries by reading my article about French Fries over at My Life With Food Allergies. Click here to learn how. Also shared at Allergy Free Wednesday.
One of the main reasons I do not post every day, or every other day or even weekly is because I will only put up recipes that actually work and taste great. Honestly, I am surprised by the number of food bloggers that “put up recipes” that do not work. I know my way around a kitchen very well, and if I can’t make a recipe that I read on another’s blog work, then I really don’t think the average reader can. I have had this experience time and again when trying other’s gluten free cracker recipes. I have never … Continue reading
The secret to grilling boneless pork chops is an easy 2 step process. Follow these simple guidelines and never have dry pork chops again! First, marinate, marinate, marinate. Shoot for 6-8 hours. Thirty minutes before grilling time won’t do it. Second, cooking time for boneless pork chops is super short. 8-10 minutes maximum! This all depends on your particular grill, how hot it heats, how far the grates are from heat source etc. etc. I have a very hot grill, even on medium heat. I generally cook boneless pork chops about 4-5 minutes on one side and then 3-4 on … Continue reading