Allergy Friendly Friday 7/27/12


Allergy-Friendly Friday, on a Friday?  Oh my, what a novelty!

Thanks for your patience while I struggled to get back from Iowa.  Wow, are those corn fields gorgeous. Such a tragedy that the drought is killing off so many. Though, I couldn’t help but feel a chill as I looked at mile upon mile of what is surely GMO corn.  So beautiful, but silently dangerous. What are your thoughts on corn, and particularly GMO corn? Let me know in a comment, if you like. I’m curious.  And if you are intolerant, or allergic to it, how does it manifest?

Just to remind everyone,  I’m doing a new thing with my top weekly picks from Allergy Friendly Friday. I’m sharing my weekly picks on Pinterst too. See here, where I’ve featured this week’s top picks, and the last several week’s on my new ALLERGY FRIENDLY FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS pin board.

Here are a few choice recipe highlights from the last Allergy Friendly Friday (on Saturday)

Allergy Free Donut Muffins


Search “donut muffin” in Google Images, and you’ll come up with literally hundreds of lovely recipes. It seems just about every food blogger has tackled this charming old-fashioned treat.

Supposedly the donut muffin was born early last century, when a baker had leftover donut batter and not enough time to fry it all, so she poured it into a muffin tin. What a happy accident. (more…)

Zeppole Style Gluten Free Vegan Donuts



My last allergy-free donuts, “Gluten Free Vegan Baked Cake Donuts“, really pleased my kids. This new recipe for Gluten-Free Vegan Yeast Donuts, really pleased my husband, Adam, who grew up working at flea markets every weekend in New York.

Adam took a bite and said they tasted just like Zeppole, the Italian-American ricotta cheese-based donuts. Luckily, my husband loves Zeppole, and thinks it’s pretty cool that I’ve replicated the flavor with absolutely no eggs, gluten (which he is intolerant to), or dairy (which he is allergic to). So let’s just call these Zeppole-Style Gluten-Free Vegan Yeast Donuts. Whoa, that’s a mouthful. Forget about saying it; just pop a donut hole in your mouth instead. Enjoy, and pretend you’re at a street fair, or flea market, or perhaps even an amusement park somewhere on a hot summer night.