This week I made two meals from The Welcoming Kitchen, a cookbook which contains 200 recipes that are free from all 8 major allergens and are also vegan. Because these recipes are not online, I cannot link to them or reprint them here. At only $12 it is a reasonable price, or you can try to check out the book from your local library. I'll be posting several items soon that I've tried so you can get an idea whether the book it is a good option for you.
The grown-ups didn't eat dinner, but both the kids had sunbutter and banana (I slice up bananas and spread a little Sunbutter on top of each slice...top it off with a raisin if you want!) and they split an avocado.
Lasagna from The Welcoming Kitchen. I was pretty excited to find this tofu-free recipe. It is also free from any non-dairy cheeses. It uses an acorn squash/bean mixture along with some spices for the traditional cheese layer. I used my own Hidden Veggie Spaghetti Sauce for the sauce layer. This recipe was a winner all-around in my house. Both my kids loved it, and both my husband and I thought it was excellent.
I can't remember for the life of me what we ate for dinner! It must not have been too exciting! I didn't cook a fresh meal that night so it must have been either yogurt or I may have pulled some food like soup from the freezer.
Sloppy Joes from The Welcoming Kitchen. This recipe uses lentils in place of meat. I am new to cooking lentils and I think I cooked them a little too long. Regardless, this was a mixed success. I thought they tasted like sloppy joes, but the texture took some getting used to (though again, I think I overcooked them so this was part of the problem). My husband did not think they tasted like sloppy joes, and thought the texture was odd too, but he liked them! My son ate some and my daughter wouldn't even try a bite (she's still in a picky phase). I actually think this mixture would also be good mixed with rice, and also as a dip for tortilla chips.
Baked French Fries
We ate out for lunch so the grown-ups had leftovers while the kids had yogurt, granola, and raisins.
Chicken Burgers. These are a convenience food from the freezer section at BJ's wholesale. The brand is Harvastland and they carry one type of burger that is free from our allergens.
Raw sugar snap peas
This week we also made a batch of ice cream in our ice cream maker, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. The recipe is contained in Lick It so I cannot reprint it here, but we enjoyed it!