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)~
This week was another one of those “I can’t choose just 3!” weeks. My sons and I (I even got my hubby involved) hemmed and hawed about it for so long we finally gave up. And there were more we LOVED. You really need to go back and check out the Protein Cookies and the Grain-Free Brownies. Yum! (Did you know where that comes from? “Hem” is basically short for “ahem” and “haw” is an expression of hesitation. Didn’t know you’d get a language lesson as well, huh :)?)
Anyway, there are 4 features this week. Great stuff, ladies!
Allergy-Free Lemon Doughnuts from Hives in the Kitchen
I’m working on a coconut yogurt to share with you all soon–but it’s not done yet. I would sub in a candida-diet-friendly sweetener and would use my Powdered Egg Replacer. Can’t wait to start making doughnuts!
Kefir Gummy Treats from The Frugal Farm Wife
We have water kefir now! If you haven’t read my posts on Why I Don’t Have Fermented Foods on My Blog, you really should check it out. I plan to make these real soon with lemon juice and a candida-diet friendly sweetener. Fun! Maybe I should make my Homemade Jello with Water Kefir –hmmmmm.
No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Squares from Oatmeal with a Fork
I would use, again, a candida-diet-friendly sweetener and would try to avoid the raisins in the crust. I could basically eat these off the computer screen. I think using chia and some extra sweetener might do the trick if you need to avoid dried fruit too. Again, if you want to know why I avoid it, check out my post on Candida–The Beginning of My Sugar-Free Life.
Grain-Free Ginger & Lemon Tart in a Glass from Gluten-Free, SCD, & Veggie
I am, right now, making GF Ginger Snaps because my son begged me to make this tonight. Sigh–I won’t finish, but so far so good
I would use a candida-diet-friendly sweetener, my Easiest Almond Milk and likely macadamias since my oldest is deathly allergic to cashews. Or maybe almonds for an almondy-cream – YUM!
and Readers’ Favorite
Vanilla Protein Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting from Food and Yoga for Life
This might be hard but I would try to sub my Powdered Egg Replacer. For the powder, I use this protein powder. (that’s an affiliate link) Also, I would use my Easiest Almond Milk.
I can’t wait to see what you all have this week!