When it comes to condiments, ketchup is king. Brighter and zestier than commercial brands, this homemade version screams for a plate of sweet potato fries. This recipe makes enough ketchup to get you through a few backyard get-togethers. Store it in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed glass container for up to 1 month.
Mac ‘n’ cheese is even more fun as bite-size poppers. This healthier version of the kid-favorite food will make grown-ups happy, too. Vegan, gluten-free and full of hidden vegetables and other nourishing ingredients (nutritional yeast adds terrific flavor and nutrients), your family will love this recipe.
Bursting with tropical flare, avocado gives this fresh-tasting coconut smoothie a creamy richness and plenty of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.
Kid-friendly “breaded” chicken bites without any grain, nuts or eggs may sound too good to be true but this recipe makes a believer out of the toughest critics. Coated with coconut (high in beneficial lauric acid), these tasty morsels are delicious plain. Children may enjoy them dipped in a little honey (SCD compliant) or in Apricot Sauce (GFCF). The addition of beneficial herbs and spices, especially turmeric which is anti-inflammatory, antifungal and a digestive aid, adds to the nutritional profile. Texture is an issue for many children on the autistic spectrum. If your child prefers softer chicken bites, use raw ground chicken or turkey formed into bite-size pieces, rather than poultry pieces.
When I made this cake for the first time, I served it without telling anyone that it was gluten-, dairy-, soy-, nut- and egg-free. One friend still swears it's the best carrot cake she's ever had. Top it with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. Store the frosted cake, covered and refrigerated, for up to three days.
Make the season bright with versatile gluten-free, dairy-free treats
Homemade yogurt will be thinner than commercial brands due to absence of gums, thickeners and stabilizers. The longer it ferments at room temperature (up to 12 hours), the thicker it gets. To thicken even more, add gelatin, pectin or agar, as instructed. You will need a yogurt maker for this recipe.
Light in texture, this is the perfect everyday bread for breakfast and sandwiches. Our recipe takes only a few minutes to put together in a stand mixer. For maximum yeast rise, have all ingredients at room temperature.
Coconut milk replaces cream in this dairy-free, soy-free ice cream alternative. Serve it with a fruit sauce or fresh fruit drizzled with chocolate, fudge or caramel sauce.
Adjust the flavor of this salad by increasing the amount of miso in the dressing. For a soy-free version, use chick-pea or adzuki miso and omit the soy sauce.