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!“)
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 7 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
- Michelle @ The Willing Cook,
- 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)~
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Amaranth Chocolate Candy from Vegan Richa
Almost no subs needed here. This is such a neato use of amaranth, which is a seed-like grain. I have a great porridge made with amaranth that I look forward to sharing with you all soon! Use a candida-diet-friendly sweetener if need be :).
Chocolate Mint Cookies from Good Girl Gone Green
Chocolate. And Mint. I don’t need to hear anything else. But it helps that these don’t need any substitutes at all. Use my Homemade Liquid Stevia to make these a little easier on your pocket.
Grain-Free Peanut Butter Granola from Practical Stewardship
Since we have a PB allergy in our household, I would likely use Homemade Sunflower Butter or Almond Butter, or a blend. Plus, I would use a candida-diet friendly sweetener, and soaked and dried nuts of course.
Ginger Pear Oat Waffles from Swirls and Spice
These waffles were my youngest son’s favorite. Well, he had a few favorites this week, but he kept insisting that we include these in with the favorites :). I would try to do these with a flax egg, or my egg replacer, and with gluten-free flours. Check out my post on 9 Gluten-Free Baking Tips for more info. Oh – and use my Easiest Almond Milk to save mucho on your whole foodie grocery bill.
and Readers’ Favorite
Soft Pumpkin Cookies (GF & V) from Tessa the Domestic Diva
We love pumpkin cookies around here. If you haven’t seen them, I have a great Soft Pumpkin Cookie recipe as well, that we think tastes like Enjoy Life® Brand. Yummo. This recipe from Tessa looks GREAT and is fairly similar. I would probably try to make it all whole grain since my version is and we love them that way. I love her addition of chocolate chips. Try my Homemade Chocolate Chips for sure in these.
I can’t wait to see what you all have this week!