Showing posts from November, 2011

Finally... The Best Dessert Ever!*

*Disclaimer: I actually disagree. That's my husband's opinion. While this is delicious, I have always been a huge fan of ice cream; previous to going dairy free in April. Why mess with a good thing? Although SoDelicious makes a great alternative. Still...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie/Pie

A fabulous dessert for entertaining! Vegan and can be completely allergy free with the substitution of the peanut butter.


1/2 c. non-dairy margarine (i.e. soy-free Earth Balance)
1c. Natural Peanut Butter (if you aren't using Natural, you are likely using soy and extra sugar)
     substitution: any other nut butter
1/4c. brown sugar
1c. organic raw sugar
1t. vanilla
1t. baking powder
1/2t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2c. wheat flour
1c. chocolate chips (check to make sure there isn't milk or milk products)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream first five ingredients. stir together dry ingredients add to wet. stir. Mixture will look like sand (don't freak out!) Pat in bottom of 9 by 13 inch…

Finally a Moment!!

Between the holiday, sick children, and children who don't sleep.... I know my posts have been pretty short. I may add to the previous. And it's certainly time to add a recipe. I will get the "best dessert ever" (according to my super picky husband) up soon. Thanksgiving, though slightly logistically tough to conjure without adding anything my son is allergic to, went quite well! I am so thankful for my family! They are wonderful! Just the four of us this year, but it was nice. I am also thankful for Earth Balance products!! Especially the soy free one! They do everything butter does, have great taste, without the dairy. Between that, rice milk, specially picked bread, and some kitchen magic, I was able to make stuffing, green bean casserole, and mashed potatoes all safe for Jake. Which, in hindsight, was only a slight waste of time since a certain two year old is ridiculously picky right now, and hardly eats a thing! Though he did a couple beans! But, having given u…

Something else to think about!! Avoiding the flu!

After learning Jake is allergic to eggs and speaking with his allergist, the doctor decided that the risk of him getting the flu shot (which is created using eggs) is greater than not. Yikees! Enter mom who runs screaming whenever we are near someone who coughs, as she douses her children and self in hand sanitizer! Just another thing to think about at Gymboree or in the grocery store! But, the best prevention is hand washing. Is there enough soap and water?!

So much to be Thankful for!

Holiday's can be tough to navigate for those with allergies, or their parents. Unless I cook everything myself I never quite trust. Hence why I bring all Jake's food to restaurants at this point. Having asked enough questions to try to find him something, I've come to realize that it's nearly impossible to eat out under the conditions of being 1. allergic to anything 2. not really interested in meat and 3. watching what one eats (having learned that a lot of restaurants grill their chicken with butter!!). That being said, there are typically a few "safe" foods. One being turkey. Often a staple at many holiday gatherings. However, the same cannot be said about ham or other processed meats. These often contain fillers, many of which are soy or milk by products. Yummy! Any fresh veggies are also safe, obviously, unless they have toppings. Almost all baked goods contain an allergen. In the near future I will share my recipe for what my husbad considers the "…