Fruit Kebabs with Allergy Friendly Creamy Strawberry Dip

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 Fruit Kebobs with Creamy Strawberry Dip

 

Serves 4 to 6

Free of: gluten and all top allergens

 

No picnic is complete without watermelon. But why not jazz it up with some additional fruit on highly portable skewers? Add a little allergy-friendly strawberry vegan dip, and bingo – kid-friendly picnic food!  As an added bonus, my boys like to help me make this treat. Or better yet, to make it for me!  It’s Mother’s Day tomorrow, and I’m putting in a request. Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!

 

½ cup sliced strawberries

8 oz (¾ cup) plain vegan cream cheese (use Daiya for soy-free)

6 oz plain vegan yogurt (I like So Delicious coconut milk yogurt)

2 tbsp honey, agave nectar or maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

6 cups fruit, such as cubed watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, strawberries and grapes

Wooden or bamboo skewers

 

1. Puree sliced strawberries in a blender.

2. Place the cream cheese in a mixing bowl and whip with an electric hand mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add yogurt, honey and vanilla, and mix until smooth and creamy. Add strawberry puree and mix until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3. Meanwhile, thread fruit onto skewers, alternating, as you go. Serve skewers alongside dip.

Fruit Kebabs with Creamy Strawberry Dip © 2013 by Cybele Pascal

This recipe first appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of Allergic Living Magazine

 

 

Allergy Friendly Mother’s Day

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I’m a mother.  You probably already know that if you are reading this post.  I am the mother of two wonderful boys, Lennon and Monte.  And  my primary identity is as a mother.  First and foremost, that’s what I am.

But on Mother’s Day, I don’t think about myself, and my motherhood. I think about my mother, Susanna.  I think of myself as the child, and my mother is the object of celebration.

My mother is turning 70 this year, the day after Mother’s Day.  She is coming to visit me.  I’m very happy to be able to share both Mother’s Day and her big birthday with her this year. Usually, she’s back East, and I’m here in LA.  My mind is already turning, with “What are we going to eat, to celebrate?”  I think I will make her a Key Lime pie.  I don’t do this very often, because as they say, juicing Key Limes is like milking a mouse.  But for my mother, I’ll bust out the old glass juicer, and squeeze those little key limes dry.

What will you be making for Mother’s Day this year?  Calling all Allergy-Friendly and/or Gluten-Free Mother’s Day treats!

Thank you for contributing to the last  two weeks of Allergy-Friendly Friday! SOMETHING A LITTLE SAD HAS BEEN HAPPENING, THOUGH. A LOT OF YOU, WHO HAVE GORGEOUS RECIPES THAT I’D LIKE TO BE ABLE TO FEATURE, AREN’T LINKING BACK. YOU MUST LINK BACK TO THIS SITE TO BE FEATURED. IT’S A SHARING PARTY :)

Here are the recipe highlights from the last roundup. Remember, the featured  recipes are also being featured on my Allergy-Friendly Friday Highlights Pinterest board, so check them out there, along with other featured allergy-friendly recipes from weeks past. If you have been featured, I encourage you to grab the Allergy Friendly Friday Badge from my right sidebar and share it on your blog, so others know you’ve got a featured recipe on Allergy-Friendly Friday.

Please add your allergy-free and/or gluten-free 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 everybody else’s.And remember, I specialize in creating gluten-free recipes that are free of the top 8 food allergens, but yours do not have to be. They just have to be allergy-friendly in SOME way.

Just remember:

  • Please link back to this post so your readers can find all the recipes. This is a sharing page.
  • Link to your recipe, not to 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 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Cupcakes (cybele@cybelepascal.com) (more…)

Allergy Friendly Friday Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  Come share your allergy-friendly and/or gluten-free Mother’s Day recipes here on Allergy-Friendly Friday. And speaking of mothers, I’m honored to have been nominated for a Circle of Moms Top 25 Foodie Moms Award. Please vote, if you think I should be included in that list of the top 25. Let’s be sure to keep at least a few specialty diet mommy bloggers in the top 25. You can vote every day, and once from every computer or phone or ipad.

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A couple of updates.  Carl the turtle still doesn’t swim. And I’m 99.9% sure Carl is a girl. My son Lennon’s nose is healing. It’s amazing how fast the little ones bodies mend! My cookies are rolling along and I’m keeping fingers crossed they’ll be in stores by the summer.  It takes as long as it takes, right? I hope you all are enjoying the spring! I know the spring flowers are bringing me so much joy. Oh yeah, one more thing, Obama’s helicopter flew over our house last night on the way to George Clooney’s for a big fundraiser dinner. That was very exciting, for some reason that I can’t quite put my finger on. It’s not like a saw him or anything, but somehow the presence of the president’s helicopter roaring right over our little house made me feel like a child in wonder.

Thanks again for sharing your recipe links here. It was nice to see some new faces in the roundup!  Some highlights from last week’s Allergy-Friendly Friday were: