Avocado Raw Cashew Dip (Paleo/ Dairy Free/ Vegan/ Gluten Free)

On Friday February 20th, my new grandson Mason was born! He was 8 lbs. and 21 inches long. Yes, a big boy, for my little daughter. My daughter’s husband is 6 ft 2 in, so that may have something to do with it. It’s been a trying ten days, but all seems to be going well now. Mason and mommy are doing much better! Their new little family is adjusting quite well.

With little Mason’s baby shower coming up, I wanted a new dip to serve. This dip is not only delicious, but also extremely healthy! It also reminds me of a ranch dip.

Avocado Raw Cashew Dip

Avocado Raw Cashew Dip (Paleo/ Dairy Free/ Vegan/ Gluten Free)

1 c. raw cashews

1 ripe avocado (pit and skin removed)

1/4 c. water

2 Tbsp. onion

2 tsp. dill

1 Tbsp. maple syrup (optional)

1/2-1 tsp. sea salt (to taste)

Soak cashews for at least 8 hours. Drain and rinse. Place all ingredients into the food processor and pulse until pureed. Will keep in the fridge for up to one week.

Serve with your favorite crackers or raw veggies.

Shared On: Tasty Tuesdays, Fat Tuesday, Waste Not Want Not, Allergy Free Wednesday, Gluten Free Wednesdays

 

Raw Cashew Coconut Bites (Paleo/ Raw/ Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Grain Free/ Egg Free/ Vegan/ No-Bake)

Lately I’ve been working a lot, well full time to be more accurate. Some times I find it difficult to get my goodies baked, let alone get new recipes done to put on here.

The weather here has been very cold and snowy. My oven and slow cooker have been working over time keeping us fed. Sometimes you need a recipe that not only does not require any cooking, but is also simple to make.

Note: Before you start this make sure that your coconut milk has been in the fridge overnight and your cashews have been soaking in water for at least 8 hours.

Raw Cashew Coconut Bites

These are not only a no-bake little treat, but also take no time at all to get made.

CashewCoconut Bites

Raw Cashew Coconut Bites (Paleo/ Raw/ Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Vegan/ Refined Sugar Free/ Grain Free/ Egg Free/ No-Bake)

Crust:

1 1/2 c. pitted dates

1 1/2 c. almond meal

Filling:

1-400 ml. can of full fat coconut milk (I used 14%) Placed in the fridge overnight.

1 c. raw cashews (soaked for at least 8 hours)

1/2 c. pitted dates

2 Tbsp. maple syrup (honey if not vegan)

1/4 c. coconut oil

1 c. shredded unsweetened coconut

Soak 1 1/2 c. dates in boiling water for five minutes. Drain and put into food processor with almond meal. Put until mixed thoroughly. Once your mixture is done put 1 Tbsp into the bottom of a regular size muffin cups or 1 tsp. into mini muffin cups. (I line mine with papers or you can use a silicon muffin cups). Press mixture to cover bottom. Set aside.

Open coconut milk and drain off the water. Save the water for a different recipe. Drain and rinse cashews.  Place coconut cream, cashews and pitted dates into food processor. Pulse until pretty smooth.Add in maple syrup, coconut oil and coconut and pulse until mixed thoroughly.

Scoop coconut mixture into muffin cups. Let Cashew Coconut Bites set up in the fridge until firm for approximately four hours.

Raw CashewCoconut Bites

You will make approximately 18 regular size or 36 mini size. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer.

Shared On: Fat Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays, Waste Not Want Not, Allergy Free Wednesday, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Fridays, Health Vegan Fridays, Real Food Recipes, Mix It Up Monday

Corn Bread (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Vegan/ Egg Free)

I work in the kitchen in a long term care facility. I see many different dishes that I would like to recreate, so that I can eat them. Every few weeks we serve beef chili and corn bread. Although I have been making beef chili and vegetarian chili for years, I had never made corn bread. Finally a few weeks ago, I decided to make my own corn bread and with a few tweaks here and there i am very happy with it.

Who doesn’t love to be able to dip some sort of bread into their chili. I know I do.

Vegan Corn Bread

 

Corn Bread (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Vegan/ Egg Free)

1 c. corn meal

3/4 c. gluten free flour mix

1/4 c. ground flax

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. xanthan gum

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1/3 c. coconut oil

1/3 c. maple syrup

1/4 c. unsweetened apple sauce

1 c. milk alternative

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together corn meal, gluten free flour, flax, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, and sea salt. Set aside.

In another bowl, beat together coconut oil, maple syrup, apple sauce, milk alternative and lemon juice. After completely mixed, add dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.

Pour batter into greased 5 inch by 7 inch loaf pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Beef Chili & Corn Bread

 

Let sit for five minutes then remove from pan onto a cooling rack.

Shared On: Mix It Up Monday, Fat Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays, Waste Not Want Not, Allergy Free Wednesday, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Fridays, Real Food Recipes, Healthy Vegan Fridays

 

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sweets (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)

Valentine’s Day is on Saturday and I know that I’ll be making some of the things on this list. I love eating chocolate any time of the year, but especially on holidays!!!

Valentine's Treats

Valentine’s Day Sweets (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Caramel Cups

 

Chocolate Caramel Cups

Valentine's Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

Simple Shortbread

Shortbread Cookies

Salted Cashew Chewy Bars 3

Salted Cashew Chewy Bars

Caramel Kissed Flourless Chocolate Cake

Caramel Kissed Flourless Chocolate Cake

No-Bake Chocolate Energy Squares

No-Bake Chocolate Energy Squares

Coconut Milk Truffles

 

Easy Truffles

Lava Cake with Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Lava Cake with Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

Almond Toffee Bites

Almond Toffee Bites

 

Shared On: Fat Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Waste Not Want Not, Gluten Free Fridays, Real Food Recipes

 

Slow Cooker Beef Chili (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)

It’s February and the snow is blowing. I don’t know about you but I always enjoy crock pot meals in the especially in the winter time! Really using a slow cooker is great anytime!

You get everything prepared, throw it in and forget about it. Voila, your dinner is ready and waiting for you. There are so many meal s that can be made ahead in the slow cooker… What are some of your favourites?

Here is Vegetarian Chili if you prefer.

Slow Cooker Beef Chili

Chili shown with Vegan Corn Bread

Slow Cooker Beef Chili (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)

1 lb. ground beef, chicken or turkey
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion-chopped
1 c. chopped celery
1 medium green pepper-chopped
2 cloves garlic- minced
2 c. soaked, cooked, drained and rinsed kidney beans (or 14 oz. can)
2 c. soaked, cooked, drained and rinsed white navy beans (or 14 oz can)

2 c. soaked, cooked, drained and rinsed black beans (or 14 oz. can)

1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
3 tsp. chili powder

2 tsp. ground cumin
5 oz can tomato paste

sea salt and pepper to taste
hot sauce(optional)
chili peppers(optional)

Brown ground meat, drain, set aside. Saute over medium heat; onion, celery, green pepper in olive oil until soft, add in garlic and cook for five more minutes. Put all ingredients into a large pot or crock pot. If cooking on stove in pot, put on low, stirring occasionally for 3-4 hours. If in crock pot, put on low for 8-10 hours.

If you can, cook chili the day before you’re going to eat it. Chili  always seems to taste better the next day.

 

Paleo Morning Glory Muffins (Grain Free/ Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Vegan/ Refined Sugar Free/ Egg Free)

We were away enjoying the warmth and sunshine! It was really nice to just get away for a week. Although I did bring some snacks with me such as cookies, nuts and crackers, I obviously wasn’t able to eat any of the morning biscuits, scones or other treats that they had on the resort.

I was lucky that I only had one reaction, which was completely my own fault. Normally we go to the buffet. I love going to the buffet because I can pick out all the plain meats, vegetables and fruits that they have. Unfortunately, we decided to go to one of the a la carts. Not only did I not ask what was in the beef dish but I also didn’t bring my glasses. I didn’t see the mushroom until it was too late. I thought that maybe I wouldn’t react any more. It had been five years since I’d had a mushroom. I was wrong. I was down and out for almost twenty hours. After that day it was back to the buffet for me and the rest of the trip was great!

Since this was my first day off since being back, I wanted to make myself some muffins. I do have a regular Morning Glory Muffin recipe, but I’ve been making these ones lately and they are great! They’re even egg free! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Paleo-Morning-Glory Muffins

 

Paleo Morning Glory Muffins (Grain Free/ Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Vegan/ Refined Sugar Free/ Egg Free)

2 c. almond flour/meal

1/2 c. tapioca starch

1/4 c. ground flax

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

3 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/2 c. each of chopped walnuts, raisins, and unsweetened coconut

2 c. grated carrots

1 c. grated apple

1/2 c. maple syrup (honey if desired if not vegan)

1/3 c. coconut oil

1/3 c. unsweetened apple sauce

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together almond flour, tapioca starch, flax, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, walnuts, raisins, and coconut. Set aside

In a large bowl, stir together grated carrot, apple, apple sauce, coconut oil and maple syrup. Add in dry ingredients and stir until mixed thoroughly.

 

Scoop into greased muffin tins. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Makes 12 muffins. Freezes well.

Paleo Morning-Glory Muffins

You may also enjoy:

Spiced Apple Grain Free Scones

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Healthy Banana Muffins

Shared On: Fat Tuesday , Waste Not Want Not, Allergy Free Wednesday, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Corn Free Everyday, Gluten Free Fridays, Real Food Recipes

 

Great Super Bowl/ Game Day Goodies(Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Paleo/ Grain Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

The Super Bowl is on Sunday and many people will be gathering to watch it! Maybe you are having guests to your house or going to a friend’s place. You can have great tasting snacks without sacrificing your allergies or eating clean. Here are some fantastic recipes to help you out!!

Dips and Sauces

Honey Garlic Sauce

Honey Garlic Sauce

Simple BBQ Sauce

Simple BBQ Sauce

Brushetta Dip

Brushetta

 

Warm Spinach Dip with Goat Cheese- Contains goat cheese so not dairy free

Spinach Dip

Bean Dip- not paleo

Bean Dip

Raw Cashew Ranch Dip

Cashew Ranch Dressing

Super Guacamole

Guacamole

 

 Snack Foods

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Slow Cooker Fall Off The Bone Ribs

Slow Cooker Fall Off The Bone Ribs

Paleo Beef Nachos

Paleo Beef Nacho- Corn Free

Vegetarian Chili- not paleo

Vegetarian Chili

 

Cauliflower Crust Pizza- not paleo

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Spaghetti Squash Crust Pizza- not paleo

Spaghetti Squah Pizza Crust

 

Shared On: Gluten Free Fridays, Real Food Recipes, Mix It Up Monday

 

Happy To Be Back!!!

I didn’t think that Sandi’s Allergy Free Recipes would ever be back. Since my site crashed on December 18th, I had resolved after trying many things, that it would be gone forever.

I didn’t have all of my recipes backed up on a different source; Microsoft or written out. So I, like you were stuck. I now have my recipes backed up. I also plan on getting them on a memory stick just to be sure.

I appreciate all the emails that I got. I know that you were all feeling bad. I am so appreciative of the advise and the hard work that went into getting this site back up and running!

I am actually going to take a couple of weeks off, then I’ll be hard back at recipes and blogging!

Thanks

Sandi

Over 30 Holiday Treats (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

Christmas is fast approaching and so are all the parties, family gatherings and unexpected guests.

Over 30 Gluten Free Treats

I always bake a wide variety because I love to eat a wide variety of goodies.

Here are many great recipes for your gatherings:

Over 30 Holiday Treats (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

Cookies:

Simple Shortbread-also egg free

Almond Cookies- also paleo

Spritz Cookies

Grain Free Spice Cookies- also paleo

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Cut Out “Sugar” Cookies- also egg free

Gingerbread Cookies- also egg free

Fudgy Mud Clusters- also egg free, no-bake

Squares:

Raspberry Jam Squares- also egg free

Butter Tart Squares

Almond Toffee Bites- also egg free

Turtle Brownies

Decadent Double Chocolate Bites

Salted Cashew Chewy Bars- also paleo, egg free

Chocolate Walnut Squares

Cakes and Cupcakes:

The Best Chocolate Cake

Almond Cake

Caramel Kissed Flourless Chocolate Cake- also grain free

Pumpkin Cake with Cashew Icing

Chocolate Yule Cake

Black Forest Triffle

Cinnamon Swirl Cake

Apple Spice Cake- also egg free

Pies:

Chocolate Cream Pie- also egg free, grain free

Lemon Meringue Pie

Shortbread Crust Apple Pie- also egg free

Caramel Apple Flan

Extra Treats:

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp- also egg free, paleo

Easy Truffles- also egg free

Apple Crisp- also egg free

Chocolate Caramel Cups- also egg free

Holiday Treats

Shared On: The Southern Special, Allergy Free Wednesday, Gluten Free Wednesday

 

 

Ginger Snaps (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Vegan/ Egg Free)

Christmas time is a great time for the taste buds! I really used to love sampling everyone’s goodies… Well now a days, I need to make a wide variety of treats so that I can sample all of mine and don’t get bored with just one thing.

If you like ginger and cinnamon, then you will love these! These fresh ginger and blackstrap molasses gives them a great kick. Make them soft or crunchie. Bake them however you like!

Vegan Ginger Snaps

 

Ginger Snaps (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Vegan/ Egg Free)

2 c. gluten free flour mix

1 tsp. xanthan gum

2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp freshly grated ginger (or dry)

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. cloves

1/4 tsp. sea salt

2/3 c. coconut oil (or butter if not vegan)

3 Tbsp. black strap molasses

3/4 c. palm sugar (extra for rolling)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium size bowl, whisk together flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, spices and salt. Set aside.

In another bowl, cream together coconut oil, molasses and palm sugar. Add in dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Roll dough into one inch balls. Roll balls into palm sugar. Place onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly with fork.

Ginger Snaps-Gluten free

 

Bake cookies for 6-8 minutes for soft and 11-12 minutes for crispy. If you bake them crispy they will last in a sealed container for up to two weeks on the counter. Cookies freeze well.

Shared On: Allergy Free Wednesday, Gluten Free Wednesday, Gluten Free fridays, Real Food Fridays, Foodie Friends Friday, motivational Monday, Mix It Up Monday, Mostly Homegrown Mondays, Real Food Recipes, Fat Tuesday, Tasty tuedays, The Southern Special, Healthy Vegan Fridays

 

 

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