Allergy Friendly Father’s Day and Allergen Free Food Market Shows no Signs of Slowing




Dear Readers: I want to tell you about a few things. First, my food allergic son Lennon woke up this morning requesting rice cakes with sliced avocado and salt for breakfast.  I am both thrilled and confounded by this. I’m thrilled that he leans towards the nontraditional, allergen-free option, but confounded by his lack of craving for protein.  Getting enough protein into Lennon is a running problem. He will eat hot dogs, chicken apple sausage, occasionally a fried egg (he is not allergic to eggs, in case you are wondering “WHAT’S SHE TALKIN’ ‘BOUT?!”), and chicken in various incarnations.  This week, he’s expressed a love of mild chicken curry, so I made up a pot of Japanese-Style Chicken Curry (recipe to come in the Fall edition of Allergic Living Magazine), to which he declared, “This is some GOOD curry”.  I felt triumphant.  But it is an ongoing battle to fill him with nutrients to keep him growing.

I wonder how many of you out there experience this too in your daily lives?  What sorts of things do you feed your picky eaters? What do you do to fill the protein quota in your food allergic child’s diet?  Should I come out with a breakfast protein cookie?  Please let me know with a comment about both questions.

The good news is I just came back from the KeHE Distributor show in Chicago, and Free-From options were front and center, as you can see from the “Free-From” display that welcomed attendees the moment they walked through the door.  This is a rapidly growing category, which is good for those of us who eat an Allergy-Friendly diet.  More and more options will be made available to us, in the next few months, and years.

Upon my return h0me from Chicago, I got the following newsletter from New Hope, with the headline announcing:

Allergen-free food market shows no signs of slowing


I encourage you to check this article out. What other items would you like to see added to those shelves above? I’m listening, intently. And I promise, that what I’ll make you, will taste really really good!


Welcome back to Allergy-Friendly Friday! This week, we are celebrating Allergy-Friendly Father’s Day.  Please add your best Allergy-Friendly recipe links for the father’s in your life.

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 (

13 Responses

  1. Iratxe says:

    Hi Cybele!
    Happy Allergy-Friendly Father’s Day!.
    WOW, I like those shelves full of products, I see your cookies ;D.
    Thank’s for sharing and thnak’s for hosting!.

  2. Margie says:

    How about allergy free donuts? Or maybe a cronut, the croissant-donut hybrid. 🙂

  3. cybele says:

    I don’t know about cronuts! Please tell me more!

    • Margie says:

      Cronuts are the newest food fad, half donut and half croissant. I keep hearing about them on tv. They were created by a bakery in New York and people wait in line for hours to get one. They are chock full of allergens, but sound ever so yummy. Here’s a link that explains:

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  5. Sarah says:

    Protein is a tough one for my 4.5 year old. He’ll eat hot dogs and chicken apple sausage too. And bacon. And the occasional piece of sliced ham/turkey. Allergen-free chicken nuggets (i.e. Ian’s) are hit or miss. I have had luck lately with steak, but only if it’s not too chewy. I can also get him to eat breakfast sausages sometimes. No eggs for us right now but we are getting ready to trial them later this month. Fingers crossed…

  6. Margie says:

    Another thing that’s missing is allergy-free graham crackers.

  7. […] I am sharing my recipe at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free and Cybele Pascal Allergy-Friendly Cook. […]

  8. Christine says:

    What I’d love to see is a gluten-free soy-free egg-free bagel on the market. I can’t find them anywhere!

  9. I am in LA right and desperately hoping to finally find your cookies!!!!!

    Wish me luck

  10. cybele says:

    @gratefulfoodie, they are available at all Mother’s Markets in orange county, Grassroots Market in southern Pasadena, and Sugar Free Market in Woodland Hills on ventura blvd, but I’d call first to make sure they are in stock before making the trip.

    good luck!



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