Allergy Free Wednesday #98

January 1-3 2014


Hello and welcome to Allergy-Free Wednesdays (AFW).  AFW is a weekly blog hop where folks can share their allergy-free cuisine, gain knowledge about allergy-related topics/issues, and connect with others living or caring for someone with food allergies.

Visit previous AFW linky parties for even more delicious ideas!

Your weekly submissions will be shared on ALL 6 blogs!  Additionally, each hostess will feature a favorite recipe(s) from the week before and pin them on Pinterest.  Please visit each blog to see their features!  Your hostesses:

Please read here for the rules and guidelines of our hop, as well as links to all previous parties!  2 WEEKLY SUBMISSIONS MAX PLEASE.

Here is a key for labeling your recipes:

GF = Gluten Free
DF = Dairy Free
SF = Refined Sugar Free
V = Vegan

Important Legal Information: 

By linking up, you agree that I may make use of any applicable pictures in my Allergy-Free Wednesday posts, and that, by your entering, you are giving permission to use them and/or re-pin them via Pinterest.  You also, by entering, guarantee that the picture is not someone else’s work, or else has a broad usage license (for example with stock photography put in public domain).

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Super  Moist & Totally Decadent Brownies – GF & Dairy Free @ Simply 123 Allergy Free

Moist & Totally Decadent Brownies - GF & DF

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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6 comments on “Allergy Free Wednesday #98
  1. Happy New Year, Tessa! Thanks for hosting.
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  2. Jen says:

    Thanks for hosting! I’ve shared a recipe for Creamy Potato and Chicken Soup that is dairy free, nightshade free, and autoimmune protocol friendly.

    Looking forward to perusing all of the great offerings!

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  3. Hi Tessa! Thanks for hosting!
    This week I’m sharing Warm Spinach Dip made with goat cheese.
    I hope you and you family have a healthy and Happy New Year!!
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  4. Christiane says:

    Hi Tessa,
    I have spent the day looking for ways to help my 20 year old college junior daughter figure out how to eat with her recent food allergies and intolerance. She has been told no gluten, no dairy, no egg, no chocolate, no tomato, no rice to name the biggies!

    She has had gastrointestinal and elimination issues for years and we have been trying to figure it out. Eating the above free diet for a month has meant renewed energy and far fewer eating problems. (For the past year and a half she has been eating at her sorority house…no longer!) She also has a form of muscular dystrophy called FSHD (unrelated to food issues but part of the reason she can’t gain weight…she is underweight)

    My dilemma, as a mom, is that she is in college several hours away and needs to have some help in food preparation…Or just to supplement what she will prepare for herself. (I am aware that if she were to have to cook for one all by herself 7 days a week, she would not, and this is a concern considering her underweight issue?

    I am so happy to find your site and forward it to her for recipe ideas etc.

    Thinking “outside the box” do you have suggestions for how best to pursue this? She goes to school in Athens, GA at UGA.

    Have attempted to find preparer or prepared meals to order, but not had luck.

    Any thoughts, suggestions, or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Christiane! I can only imagine how hard it is to feed your daughter with her not living with you….it takes safe eating to whole new level!

      While no magic bullets, I have a couple of ideas for you. First, with her being in college, I can imagine that convenience is the key!
      - Find some bulk pantry items that she can safely eat in a grab and go style…without knowing all of her no’s…I can’t point you in the best direction there. If there is something she likes, fins it online and have it chipped directly there for her to have on hand. Fresh fruits and vegetables are almost always safe and healthy too…and should be easy for her to get.
      -smoothies. A super easy way for even a very inexperienced cook to get lots of nutrition and calories into their body. Smoothies are a personal taste thing of course, but if you look through some of mine…you will see I generally do full-meal smoothies and that might help you craft recipes of your own and get an idea of things you can do to make sure there is adequate protein and fat for her. Grass-fed gelatin can be your friend…super healing and lots of quality protein with no taste…I add too all my smoothies.
      -find a personal chef in the area that could help make safe meals for her and take some of the strain off you.
      -stock the freezer with bone broths….great by themselves, or as a base for a quick soup.
      -see if your daughter would be interested in some cooking classes to help teach her new ways to feed herself well.
      -have prep days together…meal plan, shop, and prepare stuff together for several weeks or month or whatever. Try to make it festive!
      If you want specific meal/snack ideas….let me know a bit more information and I will try and help!

  5. Suddenly, I’m craving for brownies. LOL
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