Today I have two friends and fellow whole food bloggers stepping in for me who have each created allergy-friendly recipe resources they’d like to introduce to you.
Martyna from Wholesome Cook has just released her second e-book called Guilt Free Desserts which contains 36 gluten-free (a few are grain-free), refined sugar-free and vegan recipes that she created so those with allergies and sensitivities could enjoy dessert again.
After a decade of being dairy-free and adjusting classic recipes to be allergen-free, Leanne from Healthful Pursuit has put together a resource guide for making going dairy-free easy which includes a selection of the best dairy-free (and gluten-free) recipes from her blog.
Introducing Guilt Free Desserts by Martyna from Wholesome Cook:
The aim of my blog, Wholesome Cook, is to create a point of reference for healthy, nutritious and easy to prepare meals, without breaking the bank or over-complicating things. More recently many of my recipes have focused on being allergy-friendly.
In fact it is a family history of allergies that inspired me to publish Guilt-Free Desserts. When my sister-in-law contacted me for recipe advice when she was first diagnosed with a severe intolerance to eggs, soy, legumes and, to a lesser extent nuts, on top of her gluten and dairy allergies, I wanted to help.
But she wasn’t the only one. While my father-in-law has had gluten and dairy allergies, he has recently been told to limit the amount of sugar in his diet as well. And so my research into the best sugar substitutes began and the eBook became processed sugar-free.
Put simply, I didn’t want them to miss out on cake at family gatherings, cookies with their afternoon cup of tea, a chocolatey indulgence every now and again or icy treats in the heat of the summer, so creating the Guilt-Free Dessert cookbook seemed like a natural progression. In fact, many of the recipes are perfect for large gatherings such as school picnics, birthdays and so on because there are so many people affected by severe reactions to traditional ingredients.
About the eBook
Containing 36+ easy to make all vegan, gluten-free and processed sugar-free dessert recipes! Anything from cake and cookies, through to icy treats and classics reinvented. PLUS extensive guides to gluten-free flours, sugar and sugar substitutes! All the recipes in this book are vegan therefore dairy-free and egg-free. They are all gluten-free, wheat-free and processed sugar-free. Most are nut-free and soy-free. There is also a Guest Recipe section which features recipes from 7 other talented wholefood and allergy-aware bloggers, [including me and my Chocolate Date Caramel Walnut Tart!]
About the Author:
Martyna is a Polish-born professional recipe developer and recipe blogger from Sydney, Australia. The aim of her personal recipe blog, Wholesome Cook, is to create a point of reference for healthy, nutritious, allergy-friendly and easy to prepare meals, without breaking the bank or over-complicating things. Although she tries to eat a diet of super healthy food, she is not pedantic about it. She believes in the 90/10 rule – eat well 90 per cent of time, indulge in the remaining 10 per cent; as it makes changing habits and eating healthily that much more attainable, every day.
Connect with Martyna…
Facebook: Wholesome Cook
Introducing the Done with Dairy ToolKit from Leanne Vogel of Healthy Pursuit:
Hi Everyone! I’m so pumped to be here today sharing the good word of the dairy-free lifestyle with you. Are you ready?
First thing’s first… are you dairy-free?
Yes? Great. No? Awesome!
If you’re not dairy-free… do you think that dairy (milk, yogurt, butter, cream…) may be causing issues health issues for you? Maybe you struggle with digestive issues, fatigue, clogged sinuses, adult acne, ear infections, yeast infections? Or maybe you know of someone struggling with removing it from their diet?
Whether you’re dairy-free or not, does removing dairy from your life totally overwhelm and frustrate you to no end? I’ll admit, giving up the good stuff can be a challenge. Many of us grew up on it, know how to cook with it, have oodles and oodles of recipes that call for it…
It’s tough…but it doesn’t have to be!
After a decade of being dairy-free and learning what it takes to thrive on the diet, I created the Done with Dairy Toolkit – a (free) guide to living dairy-free with loads of dairy-free recipes and health tips from yours truly. Plus, the recipes are gluten-free and ridiculously simple. Recipes like homemade shredded cheese for your next casserole, chocolate pudding, butter cream frosting… the opportunities are endless!
To give you a little taste of what you can chow down on while doing the done with dairy, here are a couple of my dairy-free favorites…
These lemon cashew squares have a whipped topping that’s 100% free of dairy and 100% full of creamy deliciousness.
This low calorie, low fat, vegan cream of mushroom soup is made with cauliflower. Yup. No cream, no milk, no butter…
And it tastes like the real thing. Just check out the comments that readers have left on the post!
So you see, whether you’re new to the dairy-free lifestyle, totally overwhelmed by the thought of going gluten-free, or you’re a seasoned veteran, being dairy-free can be fun, colorful and exciting!
I’d love to know – have you tried going dairy-free? How did it go? What sorts of foods did you enjoy or… not enjoy?
About the Author:
Leanne Vogel is a holistic nutritionist on a pursuit of self-discovery through allergen-free recipes, travel, yoga and inward reflection. During her trip to India last year, Leanne was inspired to cut the extra baggage out of her life, embrace her true self and begin to live authentically. After returning home, she quit her highly successful corporate job and moved across the country, all in pursuit of the life she’d always dreamed of. You can find her living out her journey as she documents her latest adventures on her blog, www.healthfulpursuit.com.
Connect with Leanne…
Do you have friends or family members with food allergies or sensitivities or do you follow a gluten-free, dairy-free, or refined-sugar free diet? What has your experience been?