Allergy Free Girl Scout Cookies


Like so many of the best things in life, these Allergy-Free Thin Mints were the result of a happy accident. I’d been planning to bake a batch of my chocolate sandwich cookies, but rolled the dough too thin by mistake. So, I adapted the sandwich cookies into thin mints, and little bites of chocolate minty Heaven were born. But it was August, and not the appropriate time of year to debut such a recipe.

So, I waited, with bated breath, for the perfect time to roll it out: Girl Scout Cookie Season! I’ve always loved Girl Scout Cookies, despite the fact that I never made it past being a Brownie (which incidentally, I’d joined because I thought it was a group of girls dedicated to baking). But there are two problems with Girl Scout Cookies: 1) They are seasonal, and 2) They aren’t made for those with food allergies or intolerances in mind.

Enter the Gluten-Free, Vegan Girl Scout Cookie! Thin Mints that are free of Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, and Sesame. And the best part? They’re homemade, so if you feel like having allergy-friendly thin mints off-season, you can! (more…)

Allergy Friendly Friday 2/24/12 and 3/2/12



Hi Folks!  Thanks for sharing so many  allergy-free and/or gluten-free comfort foods this past week, on Allergy Friendly Friday. AFF is going to be running two weeks this round, so check back on 3/9 for highlights and keep adding your gorgeous recipes. You can add two recipes since this is running for two weeks. I’ll be out of town this friday, working on some last minute details for the launch of my cookies. We are launching at Expo West March 9-11th and I’m starting to call this project “The Cookie Monster”! I’ll give you a sneak peak of the logo: (more…)

Allergy Friendly Friday 2/10/12


Happy Friday!  I’m off to San Francisco today, to spend the weekend shooting for my new cookbook, Allergy-Free & Easy Cooking.  I’m working with the same lovely team that shot and styled the Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook;  Chugrad McAndrews (photographer), Karen Shinto (food stylist), and  Leigh Noe (prop stylist).  Then, on Monday, we’re shooting my cookies for the launch of Cybele’s Free-to-Eat!   So excited to almost be able to share the cookies with you!    To that project, we’re adding my brilliant designer, Yael Miller, who is responsible for the new look of this site.  I think she did a great job. We’re still working out the kinks, so if you run into any hiccups, please let us know, so we can fix them.

Thanks for all your great recipe links this past week! Some great gluten-free and/or allergy-friendly recipes from last week’s Allergy-Friendly Friday roundup were: