Allergy Friendly Recipes

Italian Roasted Chicken and Potatoes One Dish Dinner


Looking for a delicious one dish dinner?  This simple chicken and potato dinner is full of Italian flavor.  It reminds me of marinated grilled chicken with roasted potatoes but with a lot less fuss.  Add a salad and you have a complete meal the whole family will love.

Italian Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Serves 4


  • 4 Chicken Breasts, cut into large bite size pieces
  • 6 Red Potatoes, chopped into large bite size pieces
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Basil
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Place chicken pieces in bottom of 9 X 13 pan.   Place chopped potatoes on top of chicken.
  3. Drizzle heavily with olive oil and stir until all potatoes are coated in oil.
  4. Sprinkle remaining ingredients on top.
  5. Gently stir to evenly coat chicken and potatoes with seasoning.
  6. Roast 45 minutes or until chicken is done and potatoes begin to brown.

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Chocolate {Avocado} Pudding (dairy-free)


Avocados, honey and cocoa?  It’s another one of those things like beans in pancakes that sounds disgusting but, trust me, it works!  No, it doesn’t taste the same as that box stuff, but I promise it’s good!  I don’t need to tell you how avocados are good for you.


Chocolate {Avocado} Pudding

Makes 2 small cups


  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup Milk Alternative (we use rice milk or coconut milk)
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice


  1. Blend in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into individual cups and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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Caramelized Onion Pot Roast in the Crock Pot


You know how you see a recipe and you know you’re going to love it before you even try it?  That’s how it was when I saw this recipe at Mom’s Crazy Cooking. I have a thing for caramelized onion (try this Orange, Honey and Cumin Roasted Chicken with caramelized onions over mashed potatoes), and my husband loves a tender, falling apart roast.  So I knew this recipe was going to be a hit.


Caramelized Onion Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

Adapted from Betty Crocker Recipe Magazine, January 2001 and Mom’s Crazy Cooking


  • 4 Onions, sliced thin
  • Palm Shortening or oil of choice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1/2 cup Apple Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Sucanat or Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 1/2 lb Rump Roast


  1. In a large skillet, cook onions until translucent and brown.  Stir in remaining ingredients except roast and heat through.
  2. Spoon half of the onion mixture into the crock pot.  Place the roast on top of the onions.  Spoon the rest of the onion mixture on top of the roast.
  3. Cover and cook on low 8-9 hours or until roast is falling apart.
  4. Serve over  mashed potatoes.

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Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana (dairy-free)


Spicy sausage, potatoes, greens and bacon in flavor-packed broth. This savory and satisfying soup is a fabulous way to sneak a little kale into your little one’s belly.

My sister in law’s mother has brought this soup to many family dinners.  It’s always my favorite.  After sipping a mug of Zuppa Toscana around a bonfire last fall (bliss!), I finally requested the recipe.

Once I made it myself, I realized how easy it is to make dairy-free.  It turns out, I actually prefer it dairy-free!  If you disagree, add a little coconut milk or cream just before serving.


Oatmeal Blender Waffles Recipe

I posted this recipe once before with a big old fat typo! It called for 2 tsp baking soda instead of baking powder.  A very sweet reader left me a note letting me know it tasted like baking soda.  Well, I guess so!  Please accept my apologies if you tried this recipe with all that baking soda. I can only imagine how disgusting it was!

The correct recipe is quite good!  I promise. I tested it this morning on a “normal” tween who eats the typical American diet.  She said the waffles were really good. Once I told her there were no eggs, milk or wheat in the waffles, she couldn’t believe it.

This recipe makes four waffles.   Make sure you blend only one batch at a time unless you have a high power mixer like a Bosch or vita-mix.  Even then, only double the batter will fit in one blender.


Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch


Is there anything more comforting than homemade chicken noodle soup?  It’s soup-er good for you and easy to make.  Since most of the ingredients are leftover, it feels a little like a free wholesome dinner.  Love it!


Ground Beef Goulash

There’s a sweet Granny at our church, who often brings a big pot of macaroni noodles with tomato sauce and ground beef to church potluck meals. It’s somewhat similar to spaghetti without the strong Italian seasonings and somewhat like beefy mac in a stew form.  Kids devour it.

She calls this meal Goulash.  I always thought Goulash was a Hungarian dish, but apparently there is American Goulash as well. Google tells me that in some regions this dish is called American Chop Suey!

Whatever you call it, it’s frugal, kid-friendly comfort food. Here’s my allergy-friendly version:


Double Chocolate Chunk Oat Muffins

A few weeks ago Enjoy Life Foods sent me a package of their Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks to review.  I decided to try the mega chunks in my favorite Double Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe.  As I expected, they were awesome!

These Double Chocolate Oat Muffins are moist and sweet but not too sweet. The kids enjoy these for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

A note to Enjoy Life Foods: Feel free to send us more chocolate! 🙂


Benefits of Maca and Maca Malt Smoothie Recipe

Today I am sharing about Maca Root at Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy.

Maca root is a super-food that is packed full of nutritious goodness. It’s loaded with over 60 micronutrients, 18 amino acids and 20 fatty acids. Maca is 40% potassium, 10% calcium and contains vitamins A, B, C, D, E, B12, B1, 2, 3, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, silica and zinc.

It is believed that maca is most beneficial because of its effect on the endocrine system. Maca is an endocrine modulator and the endocrine system includes all of the body’s glands and the hormones they secrete.  Hormones regulate many, many things including tissue function, mood, growth and sexual development.

You can find the recipe and learn how maca can help regulate hormones, increase libido and more at Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy.

This post is part of Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Allergy Friendly Friday


Samoa Cupcakes (gluten-free, vegan)


Feeling left out by the girl scouts? Check out these Gluten-Free and Vegan Samoa Cupcakes! The icing does contain soy, so you might want to use your favorite vanilla icing recipe instead.

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