Allergy Free Gnocchi


I’ve been getting requests for Allergy-Free Gnocchi for years.It’s about time I delivered, don’t you think?

And what a pleasure it was. I had a blast creating this recipe for gluten-free, vegan gnocchi, and was paid off for my efforts when my son Monte remarked, “These taste exactly like regular gnocchi, except better!” (more…)

Allergy Free Meatballs


I like little meatballs. Not the big huge ones. The cute small ones cook more quickly, and are the perfect little mouthful.

So when a reader requested Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free Meatballs or Meatloaf, there was no question as to which I’d choose. I knew I’d be going for the diminutive meatballs. There wasn’t even really a question of how to make them allergen-free. I often use cornflakes in place of wheat bread crumbs in chopped meat recipes, as it binds, without being boggy. And Ener-G egg replacer does a fantastic job of replacing the traditional egg.* If you can’t eat corn, substitute brown rice bread crumbs instead. And don’t worry; you won’t miss the lack of Parmesan cheese in this one tiny bit. (more…)

Allergy Free Mac n’ Cheese



After a whirlwind weekend in Chicago, I’m back from a super fun time at the Gluten and Allergen-Free Expo, where I met up with many of my favorite colleagues in the world of Allergen-Free and Gluten-Free Cooking. It was fabulous to hang out with the talented Elana Amsterdam of Elana’s Pantry, (come back next week to enter for the giveaway of her brand-spanking-new book Gluten-Free Cupcakes).  Also thrilled to meet the lovely Amy Green of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free, the dynamo, Silvana Nardone, author of Cooking for Isaiah, Alisa Fleming of Go Dairy Free, Kelly Brozyna of The Spunky Coconut, Shirley Braden of GFE, Carol Kicinski of Simply Gluten-Free, the Living Without crew of sweet Alicia WoodwardBeth Hilson, and the sublime Sueson Vess (also of Special Eats), the legendary Carol Fenster of The Savory Palate, Kim Maes of Cook It Allergy Free (the app!), the Welcoming Kitchen ladies, Megan Hart and Kim Lutz, and many many more (if I keep going this will read like a verbose Academy Awards acceptance speech, let the cue music begin!)

This weekend I taught a class in which I demoed my Allergy-Free Red Velvet Cake and my Allergy-Friendly Old-Fashioned Mac n’ Cheese. Many of you who couldn’t be there this past weekend have asked me to post the recipe. I’ve done one better and am posting both the recipe, and the video, so you can follow along if you like. Enjoy!