Welcome back to another week of Allergy Free Wednesdays! A collection of yumminess that is aimed at making it easier for you to create healthy, allergy free foods for you and your family. There is no “clear rule” against including processed ingredients in your submission (but we hope you are moving in that direction :-)). So…occasionally you will find some “whole foodie undesirables” in the entries. What to do if you see processed foods and don’t want them?:
- White or brown sugar? Sub in sucanat, or honey or an acceptable sugar free sweetener. Get help subbing in my post on Substituting Sweeteners in Baking and Cooking
- Chocolate Chips? Sub in my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips (new & improved version coming soon!)
- Others? Don’t think you’ll find many, but ask away if need be. (There was an entry in a previous AFW of a cake that looked incredible, but used PB cups – I have a great healthy sub for that – Healthy “Almost Reese’s!“)
See you in two weeks! And if you are celebrating Christmas, a Merry and Blessed Christmas to you!
Welcome to Allergy-Free Wednesdays (AFW)–a weekly blog hop where folks can share their allergy-free cuisine, gain knowledge about allergy-related topics/issues, and connect with others living or caring for someone with food allergies. Your weekly submissions are shared on 6 blogs! Additionally, each hostess will feature a favorite recipe(s) from the week before. Your hostesses are:
- Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva
- Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry
- Nancy @ Real Food Allergy Free
- Amber @ The Tasty Alternative
- Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal
- and–Me :-).
Wondering What You Can Link Up on Allergy Free Wednesday? Anything that is fitting for an allergy free diet in some way (we’re not that strict). For the complete rules, click here. Here goes – starting off with my favorites–and you should check out the other hostesses’ posts to see if you were featured there!
My Favorites from Last Week (with substitution ideas and fun comments from me)~
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Chocolate Caramel Cups (GF, DF, & V) from Sandi’s Allergy-Free Recipes
Oooh boy! I would try these with a lower glycemic sweetener, but I have yet to do that. They don’t caramelize well but I was hoping to try jerusalem artichoke syrup. Then I missed it and Amazon doesn’t have it anymore. Sigh.
I would use my Homemade Chocolate Chips and Easiest Coconut Milk.
These. Look. Great!
Raw Cranberry and Pistachio White Chocolate Fudge from Karen Luvs Life
What a great idea for the Christmas season! Right now I am grain free so I would likely use nuts or seeds for crunch, but the buckwheat idea is great and I hope to be eating it soon. My son is allergic to cashews so I would likely use blanched almonds or macadamias, making sure to soak them for longer than 3 hours. And I would use a low glycemic sweetener as well.
Pumpkin Pie Gummies from Raia’s Recipes
Super fun! Gummy anything and we are excited about it! Use my Easiest Coconut Milk and use a low glycemic sweetener if need be.
and Readers’ Favorite
A Personal Story of Diet Affecting Mental Health from Phoenix Helix
This story resonates with me. Diet Affects a LOT. It affects behavior, as shared in Think Food Doesn’t Affect Behavior? Read This. and when diet affects your body, it affects your mind. You can read more of my story at Candida – The Beginning of My Sugar Free Life.
I can’t wait to see what you all have this week!