You may be thinking, “great another holiday that I have to avoid sweets because who knows what’s in them!?”
Well now you can know by your allergy. Improving on our Candy List we now have a filterable list that you can select your allergy or allergies and it will display only those that you can have (based on the manufacturer’s . This Foods list by allergen will show by manufacturer, the candies that are free of the chosen allergy. As always, please confirm on the package that you purchase to be 100% sure.
Quick breads made gluten free and vegan have been tricky. I’ve tried altering a super yummy full allergy zucchini bread recipe and it always came out super dense. I found a vegan banana bread recipe online and altered it some to be soy free and gluten free. For the egg substitute you can use egg replacer, flax meal or an extra banana. I’ve tired both ways and find that the egg replacer or flax meal just does a better job. The extra banana makes the bread a little stickier than I like. The end result is yummy though. I think it’s pretty yummy. So does Landon.
3/4 cup sugar 1/2 oil ( I use just shy of a 1/2 cup) 3 tsp. egg replacer mixed with 1/4 cup water (2 egg substitute) OR 2 T flax meal mixed with 1/4 cup water OR 1 banana 1 cup mashed bananas mixed with 1 tsp baking soda 2 T milk (almond is what I use) 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup rice flour 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1/4 cup corn starch 1/4 t xanthan gum pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 ° F. Cream the oil and sugar together, add the rest of the ingredients and mix together until well blended. Pour into a well greased loaf pan (this makes one loaf) and bake for 45-50 minutes (check with a tooth pick), or pour into muffin tins lined with cups about 3/4 of the way full and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Oh let the cravings begin… uh isn’t the pregnant one suppose to have the cravings? I have been craving Donuts for a long time, and thanks to my mom giving us her donut pans we have lift off. We didn’t have all of the ingredients that the original recipe so let the substitutions begin! Continue reading →
We have pretty much decided that eating out is all but impossible. We went on a trip to the snow with some friends over the three day weekend and we knew we were going to stop somewhere on our way down the hill to eat dinner. I thought that perhaps there was a chance we could have something on a menu somewhere that was free of all of Landon’s allergies. So I started searching restaurants and pulling up allergy menus online. Sadly, about the only place that’s safe is still Subway, as long as we order their salads and don’t put any cheese or tomatoes on it. Their sweet onion sauce is free of his allergies too and is quite yummy. Applebee’s has a few options, but they are only steaks that are plain, veggies – plain, and baked potato – you guessed it, plain. Same with Chili’s. Other than those three places, we were pretty much out of luck. We ended up at Subway and got salads.
Since this isn’t a recipe post, I figured I’d share a picture from our snow trip. Landon had a blast! He loves the snow and the camera. This is his “cheese” face whenever he sees a camera.
I’ve been thinking about banana bread for the last few days, I’m thinking I will be making and posting a recipe very soon! Check back in a few days for a super easy and yummy allergy free banana bread!