Allergy Friendly Friday Hanukkah, Christmas, and Quanza 2011

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Allergy Friendly Friday

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Bring on the winter holidays!  My favorite.  And I’ll tell you why: the lights and the candles rock my world. When I was growing up, I used to just lie under the Christmas tree gazing up at the colored lights. We lived in the middle of the woods, and would go out, choose a tree, chop it down, and drag it home on a sled. No, I’m not Laura Ingalls Wilder. But we did have a Little House on the Prairie type childhood in many ways.  The trees we brought home weren’t “pretty” trees like the ones I buy today at the Christmas Tree lot, they were always irregular, and had a lot of space between the limbs, but that meant we could load them up with lots and lots of lights and decorations, and also, the cat could easily climb the tree, which resulted in a lot of broken glass ornaments. One year my cat ate the tinsel too, but I digress. I’ve always had a fondness for scrawny imperfect trees. I want to hug them. TMI?   Another fond memory about the lights: there were spaces between the boards in the walls of our house (which I will go into another time when there is more room to explain the weird house/barn I grew up in), so another thing I loved to do was lie in my parents bed and look at the beams of colored light that were streaming through the cracks in the walls. It was magical.  You could literally see the colored light beams shooting through the cracks and flying through the air.

And of course, the winter holidays are also about food.  Particularly baked goods, in my opinion.  I even like fruit cake. Yup, there, I said it.    What are your favorite Hanukkah, Christmas, and/or Quanza recipes?  Or memories?  Please share your December Holiday recipes below.  This linky event will go for TWO WEEKS. So post up to DECEMBER 23rd. Nogs, punch, cookies, cakes, soups, stuffings, casseroles, whatever you got, share it here. Even if it’s a Christmas Goose. Or I should say, particularly if it’s a Christmas Goose. We want to know what you’ll be cooking for your Allergy Friendly Hanukkah, Christmas, or Quanza.  (apparently Coconut Cream Cake is a Quanza dessert. I want that NOW!)

Some fabulous allergy-free and gluten-free highlights from the last week’s are:

Please add your allery-free and gluten-free Christmas, Hanukkah, and Quanza recipe links to Allergy-Friendly Friday. PLEASE remember you have to link back from your post, for me to feature your recipe. That means link WITH A HYPERLINK THAT LINKS BACK HERE. When you link back to this post,  you can share both your own and other’s fabulous allergy-friendly recipes. Am I repeating myself? :) And remember, I specialize in creating gluten-free recipes that are free of the top 8 food allergens, but yours don’t have to be. They just have to be allergy-friendly in SOME way.

ALLERGY-FRIENDLY FRIDAY LINK GUIDELINES:  PLEASE READ!


  • Please add only ONE post per blog.
  • Please LINK back to this post so that your readers can find ALL the recipes linked to here. This is a sharing page.
  • Link to your individual recipe post, NOT your homepage.
  • Recipes DO NOT have to be completely allergen-free, just ALLERGY-FRIENDLY in some way.
  • When you link, let us know who you are. For example, I might add  old fashioned gingersnaps (cybele @cybelepascal.com)

Allergy Friendly Friday 11/11/11

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Allergy Friendly Friday

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Look at this ginormous cauliflower that my son Monte picked yesterday on our field trip to Underwood Farm, in Moorpark, CA!  I can’t stop thinking about all the things I can make with it. Cream of Cauliflower Soup, Cauliflower au Gratin, Roasted Cauliflower…. the Thanksgiving side dish possibilities are endless.  This Allergy-Friendly Friday, it would be great if you all could post Thanksgiving themed recipes, if you have them.

I’m off to San Francisco in about 25 minutes for the first shoot for my new cookbook. So excited to share it with you as soon as I can!  It will be out November, 2012, but I’ll give you more info sooner than that, of course.

Sunday, I’ll be on the “Removing One Food and Finding Many Others” panel at the IFBC in Santa Monica, so come join us if you are around.

And please don’t forget to vote for this blog if you like it to keep it included in the Circle of Moms Top 25 Food Allergy Mom Blogs. Just click the badge, scroll down, and vote. You can keep voting every day until the 16th. And if you vote, leave me a comment on the Allerbling Giveaway below, and you’ll be entered into the drawing.

There were so many new bloggers adding links this past week, it really warms my heart to see. Thanks for spreading the word everyone. Keep doing so.  There is a great wealth of Allergy-Friendly, Gluten-Free recipe sharing going on here. Some fabulous highlights from this past week are:

Please add your links to Allergy-Friendly Friday. PLEASE remember you have to link back from your post, for me to feature your recipe. That means link WITH A HYPERLINK THAT LINKS BACK HERE. When you link back to this post,  you can share both your own and other’s fabulous allergy-friendly recipes. Am I repeating myself? :) And remember, I specialize in creating gluten-free recipes that are free of the top 8 food allergens, but yours don’t have to be. They just have to be allergy-friendly in SOME way.

ALLERGY-FRIENDLY FRIDAY LINK GUIDELINES:  PLEASE READ!


  • Please add only ONE post per blog.
  • Please LINK back to this post so that your readers can find ALL the recipes linked to here. This is a sharing page.
  • Link to your individual recipe post, NOT your homepage.
  • Recipes DO NOT have to be completely allergen-free, just ALLERGY-FRIENDLY in some way.
  • When you link, let us know who you are. For example, I might add  old fashioned gingersnaps (cybele @cybelepascal.com)

Allergy Friendly Friday 11/4/11

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Allergy Friendly Friday

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Thank you again to whomever it was that nominated this site to the Circle of Moms Top 25 Food Allergy Blogs list. I’d be honored to be in that top 25, so click on the badge above, and just scroll down till you hit my listing and click on vote, if you feel so inclined. Alternately, you can just click here. You can vote for it every day up until November 16th. And as mentioned earlier, with 25 slots to fill, there is room on that list for this blog and most of my food allergy blogger friends (girls, you know who you are!)

What an impressive lot of recipes you all have added over the last 2 weeks!  I’m going to have a very hard time just picking 4 featured recipes with so many beauties! Drumroll please….

My first pick for Allergy-Friendly Friday is this gorgeous Lemon Cake from Sheena Cucina. Lemon cake is one of my favorite things in the whole wide world.

Next I was wowed by these adorable seasonal Pumpkin Krispie Treats from Fresh4Five. These would be great on your Thanksgiving table as part of the dessert spread, don’t you think? Kids would love an alternative to pumpkin pie!

Then I noticed this innovative and warming Creamy Pumpkin Breakfast Cereal from Tessa the Domestic Diva.

And last, but certainly not least, I was drawn to these mega Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins from Gluten Freely Frugal.

These were just four of the many many wonderful allergy-free and gluten-free recipes you submitted over the past two weeks. Please come back with your links for this week! PLEASE remember you have to link back from your post, for me to feature your recipe. That means link WITH A HYPERLINK THAT LINKS BACK HERE. When you link back to this post,  you can share both your own and other’s fabulous allergy-friendly recipes. Am I repeating myself? :) And remember, I specialize in creating gluten-free recipes that are free of the top 8 food allergens, but yours don’t have to be. They just have to be allergy-friendly in SOME way.

ALLERGY-FRIENDLY FRIDAY LINK GUIDELINES:  PLEASE READ!


  • Please add only ONE post per blog.
  • Please LINK back to this post so that your readers can find ALL the recipes linked to here. This is a sharing page.
  • Link to your individual recipe post, NOT your homepage.
  • Recipes DO NOT have to be completely allergen-free, just ALLERGY-FRIENDLY in some way.
  • When you link, let us know who you are. For example, I might add  old fashioned gingersnaps (cybele @cybelepascal.com)