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Rearranging….it’s all about the order

When people hear that my family contains several individuals with multiple food allergies I am asked “HOW DO YOU DO IT”

They mean…cook/bake/eat

Well they eat the same everyone else does…

their food goes on their plate they usually use their utensils and occasionally they use a napkin.

but

the cooking and baking

that’s different and often …rearranged

but not usually more time consuming…at least now that I’m used to it.

For example

we have to eliminate Dairy, Eggs and Nuts

Nuts is easy….for MOST recipes they are optional

in the few they are not you can try unsalted sunflower seeds or oats or another grain based product

Eggs are fairly simple as well

I tend to rely on either tofu, soy sour cream and creamcheese as substitute for egg or for ground flax seed

1 egg equals 1/4 cup soy product(if using tofu you have to puree it)

or

1 egg equals 1 tbsp flax meal mixed with 2 tbsp warm water

fine

got that?

Dairy substitutes are pretty easy as well

light flavored olive oil for butter(helps maintain that buttery touch for the tongue)

or

Fleischman’s no salt margarine(I check ingredients every time just in case)

or

Earth Balance baking sticks

for milk use soy or coconut milk (our allergist at children s hospital has said to us repeatedly  that coconuts are not technically a nut in the same way the other nuts are…of course if you are unsure stick with what your Dr. tells you.)

now I suppose you might like a recipe.

the biggest difference is the “order of operations”…. in other words…time to rearrange

when making muffins/cakes/ cookies/most bars

the easiest thing to do is mix all wet ingredients in one bowl

oils or butters

vanilla

soy products

vinegar/lemon juice

etc

then the dry in the next bowl

flour, baking soda, baking powder

sugar is the only exception

here we go

wet ingredients together

stir in sugar

then add the dry ingredients

pop into a hot oven

enjoy

Here is the recipe

(my grammas)

Apple Cranberry Muffins

1 cup oatmeal(dry)

1 cup plain yogurt

1 egg(I mean 1/4 cup egg substitute as mentioned earlier)

3/4 cup  brown sugar

2 tsp orange rind

1 1/4 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup chopped cranberries

2 tbsp sugar

1 tart apple chopped

Preheat oven to 375

Mix oats with yogurt

Add egg, brown sugar, oil, and orange rind.  Stir to combine

in  a separate bowl combine  flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt.  Sift over wet ingredients fold together,

mix together cranberries and sugar and apple

stir carefully into the muffins

spoon into muffin liners and bake for 20-25 minutes makes about 12 muffins

enjoy.

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