Give ketchup and mustard a time out, and try one of these more adventurous seasonal toppings with your next burger. Guacamole This creamy condiment is easy as mashing ripe avocado with lime juice and salt. IT pairs well wit most types of burgers, from all veggie patties to Southwestern-style turkey, beef or bison. Coleslaw When… Read more »
Eggs provide structure, rise and lift, work as an emulsifer, create tenderness, increase shelf life, and add moisture or color in baked goods. Knowing their function is the key to replacing them. Following are the more traditional egg substitutes. Flaxseed or Chia Seed Adds: moisture, increase shelf life; also adds density Best for: quick breads, brownies, cookies,… Read more »
Substituting eggs in baked goods isn’t a one-size-fits-all endeavor, and powders, flaxseeds and applesauce are often being replaced themselves as the staples of egg-free creations.
Being able to naturally add flavor is a key technique in the kitchen when allergies limit your primary food options. Spices have year-round availability, but fresh herbs hit their stride in spring. In addition to well-loved basil, chives, cilantro, dill, oregano, parsley, rosemary and thyme, consider adding the following sprigs to your regular rotation. Chervil Similar to parsley… Read more »
The protein powder industry is bulking up with dairy- and soy-free options. Food manufacturers are sourcing brown rice, hemp seed, chia seed, pumpkin seed, pea, cranberry and quinoa proteins to pump up their allergy-friendly shakes and snack foods. But for at-home use, two powders lead the pack of allergen-safe options: Brown Rice Protein Poised to eclipse… Read more »
by Alisa Fleming Impress the home chefs on your list with an array of infused salts. they’re a great sugar-free alternative for gifts, and are easy to make and package. What to use: 1 to 2 teaspoon dried seasoning (see flavor and label ideas) per 1/4 cup coarse salt, such as Kosher or Fleur de… Read more »
For your next taco night, avoid prepackaged fillers and allergen worries with these simple and safe Mexican food elements. Speedy Guacamole Pit and scoop flesh from 2 medium avocados into a medium bowl. Thoroughly mash with 3-4 teaspoons lime juice, to taste, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Optionally mash in any of the following: 1 crushed clove garlic, 2 tablespoons fresh… Read more »
Allergic kids will have a blast with these safe and bite-size snack foods by Keeley McGuire, the food-allergy blogger known for her incredible lunchtime ideas. Here’s a taste of her allergy-friendly creations, which were featured in Allergic Living’s Spring 2015 magazine. Cruisin’ Corndogs For a party or to up the fun factor at dinnertime, you can… Read more »