Allergy Friendly Friday
Uh oh, it’s Friday the 13th. What do you have staged for today? I’m going to a Support our Schools rally, because the California Public Education Budget has been so drastically slashed that we’re in crisis. I hope it goes well, given the looming bad luck date! Luckily, there is another event on May 24, and Educate our State is hosting a virtual rally, so if you don’t feel like standing around chanting with sandwich boards, you can sign the petition online here.
But enough about the bummers. Let’s talk about the thing we all come here for on Friday: FOOD! First, I want to say, thank you to Ricki for her SOS challenge and sharing her carob cookie link. I am so excited that she’s featuring carob. People keep asking me what to do with my recipes if they’re allergic to chocolate. I am kind of a chocolate maniac. So I’ve been thinking a lot about carob, but haven’t ventured into its many facets yet. Thank you Ricki for the inspiration! So this week’s top featured recipes are:
Allergy Friendly Friday
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I think it’s only fitting that we post allergy-free and/or gluten-free recipes this week that were either inspired by our mothers, or that we’d want to make for our mother for Mother’s Day. Or, perhaps a recipe that you’d like your loved ones to make for YOU this mothers day? How about that for a novel idea?!
There were some great celebratory recipe links last week (doesn’t it seem as though we are always celebrating something around here?!). I feel like eating:
- Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins from Real Food, Allergy Free
- Grapefruit Yogurt Cake from Live Free, Gluten Free
- Beef and Cabbage Stew from A Mom on a Mission
- Lemon Polenta Cake from gluten free by nature
- Apricot Glazed Chicken with Quinoa Dressing from Plan to Eat
There were others I’d love to have featured, but remember you have to link back from your post, for me to feature your recipe! Please add your links for this week. Please link back to this post so you can share both your own and other’s fabulous allergy-friendly recipes. 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.
First, the updates. Last weekend, I taught an allergy-free baking class at the FAAN conference in Baltimore, and was thrilled to see a packed house, and so many enthusiastic new allergen-free cooks. The Q & A was fantastic, and I had a blast demoing the alchemy of baking without gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, tree nuts and peanuts.
For those of you in the Chicago area, I encourage you to come take my class “Comfort Foods to Warm Your Soul” where I’ll teach you how to make an allergen-free cream sauce, homemade Mac n’ Cheese, and Red Velvet Cake, all top 8-Free and Gluten-Free. My class is on Saturday, April 30th, from 3-4, at the Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo. I will also be signing copies of my Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook both Saturday and Sunday at the Vendor Fair, for the slamming price of only $15! This is $10 dollars LESS than in stores, and even cheaper than Amazon, because you don’t have to pay shipping.