My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy and nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 9 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free Crockpot Green Bean Casserole

I love green bean casserole. My sister-in-law made it in the crock pot for Thanksgiving and inspired me to make a safe version for Jazlyn. Everyone loved it, even my husband who isn't a big veggie eater.  I froze the leftovers and they reheated great.

Crockpot Green Bean Casserole

32 oz bag frozen green beans
1 can golden mushroom soup
1 can mushroom gravy
2/3 cup soy milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2.8 oz package fried onions, divided use

Combine all of the ingredients except for 1/2 of the onions. Cover then cook on low for 5-6 hours. Pour the remaining onions over the top then serve.
*  You can use 2 cans of golden mushroom soup or 2 cans of mushroom gravy.
*  If you want the sauce thicker, you can use only 1/3 cup soy milk.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Jazzy Duds (mock Milk Duds)

This candy came about in a bit of a strange way. I was making Baked Caramel Corn and inadvertently left some of the delicious caramel behind in the pot. I scooped it out of the pan then dropped it onto a plate. I noticed that I could roll and shape the caramel. I rolled it into small balls then coated them with safe melted chocolate. Jazlyn was so happy to have her very own Milk Duds. Her two sisters couldn't believe how much they tasted like the real thing. Now they want me to make a batch of the caramel just to turn them into this candy since I could only make 5 of them last time.

Jazzy Duds (mock Milk Duds)

1 cup dairy-free margarine
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 cups safe chocolate chips, melted

In a medium saucepan, melt the margarine, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Heat the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda and vanilla extract. Allow the caramel to cool enough for you to handle it and so it will hold together. Roll the caramel into small balls then place them on a wax paper lined baking sheet until set. Coat the caramel in the chocolate then place them back on the baking sheet. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set. Store tightly covered in the fridge.
*  This makes a lot of candy. Feel free to cut the recipe in half.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free Simple Meat and Noodle Bake

This recipe is very simple because the noodles are not cooked before baking them. They will bake in the sauce and have a wonderful flavor. Mix and match different meats, vegetable, and pasta shapes for a variety of meals.

Simple Meat and Noodle Bake

1 lb cooked ground beef, cooked diced chicken, turkey, ham, or Polska Kielbasa
1 box noodles, any shape desired, uncooked
1 can creamed corn
1 can vegetables desired such as peas, corn, green beans, mixed vegetables
1 can gravy
1 1/2 cans soy milk, divided use

Combine all of the ingredients except for the 1/2 cup of soy milk. Pour into a sprayed 9x13 baking dish. Pour the remaining 1/2 can of soy milk over top but do not stir. Press down the mixture if needed to be covered with the milk. Use a little additional soy milk if needed. Cover tightly with foil
then bake at 400 for 45 minutes or until the noodles are tender.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Another wonderful crockpot recipe. We love our oven baked ham and scalloped potatoes but I wanted to make a crock pot version. This recipe is just as good but made simple with the crockpot.

Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

3 tbsp dairy free margarine
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups soy milk
7-9 potatoes, thinly sliced
1 lb diced cooked ham

Melt the margarine in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour, salt, and pepper. Add the soy milk and whisk until thickened. Add the potatoes and ham then mix until thoroughly combined. Pour the mixture into the sprayed crock pot. Cook on low for 7 hours or on high for 4 hours.
*  Feel free to omit the cooked ham if your are having this meal as a side dish.
*  You can add a can of peas, corn, green beans, etc. if you desire.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free Crock Pot Turkey and Rice

My girls love anything with rice. This recipe is simple and yummy.

Crock Pot Turkey and Rice

2 cans turkey gravy
3 cups chicken broth
3 cups instant rice
1 lb cooked and diced or shredded turkey or chicken
1 can mixed vegetables

Combine all of the ingredients in the sprayed crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Perfect Brownies

We just had Jazlyn's Epi-Pen party. Every year when her Epi-Pen expires she picks the meal and dessert, her grandparents come over, and we have a fun night together. This year she wanted to make brownies. I've made many brownies before, but none of them were quite right. However, Jazlyn and I worked together on these brownies and they are absolutely perfect. They are moist, a little cakey, and so very good. Jazlyn wanted to add a layer of chocolate chips in the middle of them, which was a wonderful addition.

Perfect Brownies

2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 - 1/2 cup safe chocolate chips, optional

Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Add the applesauce, oil, and vanilla then mix until thoroughly combined. Spread half of the batter into a sprayed 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top. Spread the remaining half of the batter evenly over the chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
*  If desired, you can omit the layer of chocolate chips.
*  All of the ingredients can be halved then baked in an 8x8 baking dish.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Crock Pot Simple Cinnamon Rolls

I had a can of biscuits in the fridge that was about to expire so I came up with a super simple way of making cinnamon rolls in the crock pot. They are light and fluffy with the bottom coated with caramelized sugar. They are very good and make the house smell wonderful.

Crock Pot Simple Cinnamon Rolls

1 can safe refrigerated pop biscuits
1/2 cup dairy free margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

Melt the margarine then stir in the vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll a biscuit in the margarine to coat completely. Roll to evenly coat in the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Place in the sprayed crock pot. Cover with a paper towel then place on the lid. Cover then cook on low for 2-3 hours.