Dairy, Egg and Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie

Dairy, Egg, and Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie is the perfect solution for leftover turkey in the freezer.

Dairy,Egg, Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie

Cleaning out the freezer is always an adventure…one never quite knows what one will discover in their travels!

This week has been all about cleaning, decluttering, trying to use what I have already in the freezer and fridge and spending less. I am inspired by Carla @ My 1/2 Dozen Daily. She is on Day 19 of her ‘No Spend for a Month Challenge’.

I decided to buckle down and tackle a week…I think I did quite good. I didn’t spend anything on Monday and Tuesday, did a big essential shop on Wednesday and picked up a few things on Thursday and today will also be a no spend day…going skating with Matthew’s class this afternoon.

All week we have eaten meals from the fridge and freezer combined. I even have meals set for tonight, Pizza Night with sauce from the freezer. Saturday and Sunday night’s dinners are also from the freezer…Lambs Shanks for Andy and I, Ribs for the boys and then Spaghetti with Meatballs for Sunday.

I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge…can you beleive I still have a few more meals left for next week…Dairy,Beef and Egg Free Cabbage Rolls and Dairy and Egg Free Pierogies are waiting to be devoured!

I have always wanted to make a Dairy, Egg and Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie. On a cold day, it feels like the perfect comfort food.

I checked out the fridge and used vegetables that I had on hand: carrots, celery, a few mushrooms, and peas in the freezer.I already had potatoes and garlic. I also had some chicken stock leftover from the weekend that needed finishing up…perfect.

For dessert, I found frozen Dairy,Egg and Soy,and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Butter Tarts and Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Brownies. A yummy discovery!

Dairy,Egg, and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Brownies and Dairy,Egg,Soy, Peanut/Tree Nut Free Butter Tarts on a plate

I adapted a Turkey Pot Pie recipe I found from one of my favourite resources online…Canadian Living. I love the simple sliced potatoes on the top…a nice crispy topping without all the fuss.

Dairy, Egg and Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie

1 onion finely chopped
2 celery stalks finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried thyme
3 cremini mushrooms (more if you have them), peeled and chopped
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups low sodium chicken stock
3 cups of a mixture of frozen peas and diced carrots
3 cups of diced cooked turkey
2 potatoes, thinly sliced
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

In a medium saucepan, heat 2 tbsp canola oil and saute onion, celery, garlic, mushrooms and thyme until soft.

garlic,onions,celery and mushrooms sauteeing in a panAdd flour and stir for approximately 5 minutes.
Pour in chicken stock and bring to a boil.

pouring chicken stock over vegetables cooked with flourReduce to simmer until thickened.
Add turkey, peas and carrots. Salt and pepper to taste.
Pour into a casserole dish.

turkey pot pie filling in casserole dishLayer sliced potatoes over top. Brush with extra virgin olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.

sliced potatoes layered over turkey pot pie fillingBake at 400F for 35-40 minutes. Broil to finish browning.

finished turkey pot pie out of the oven

Enjoy!

Dairy,Egg, and Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie with roasted cauliflower and brussel sprouts on a plate

Dairy, Egg and Soy Free Turkey Pot Pie was served with roasted cauliflower and brussel sprouts. (I put them in for the last 20 minutes or so with the Turkey Pot Pie. I took them out before the broiling)

Tip: Michael and Andy both agreed that there should be more turkey.

P.S. Anyone who knows Matthew, knows vegetables are not his favourite. This dish was not met with much applause on his behalf. To give him credit, he did eat all his turkey and potatoes and tried some carrots…’not bad’ was his verdict. He was much happier indulging in a Brownie!

P.P.S. Michael was over the moon with my Dairy,Egg,Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Butter Tarts. My baking triumph! A recipe I will be sharing.

Dairy,Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Apple Bundt Cake

Words cannot describe how unbelievably delicious this Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Apple Bundt Cake tastes!

dairy,egg and peanut/tree nut free apple bundt cake

When I spied the recipe in my Fall 2011 Allergic Living MagazineI knew I had to bake it!

I headed over to Macmillan’s Orchards to get their opinion on the perfect apples to use. The verdict: Spy apples. apparently they are good to bake in pies and cakes because they do not release a lot of water, therefore, they do not make your baked dish soggy. Perfect…I’ll take 4…thank you.

I made a few adaptions, as usual, to meet our specific tastes and allergen needs…and voila…the most delicious Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Apple Bundt Cake was born!

Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Apple Bundt Cake

dairy,egg and peanut/tree nut free apple bundt cake

4 large apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced (preferably Spy)
1/2 cup Earth Balance  (for a soy free recipe use their soy free brand)
1 cup Demerara sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup canola oil
1/4 cup applesauce
2 tbsp water
1 cup rice milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp pure vanilla

In a medium saucepan, melt the Earth Balance, add the Demerara sugar and heat until boiling while stirring.

earth balance and brown sugar boiling for caramel

Pour half the caramel in a greased bundt pan dusted with flour.
Mix half of the sliced apples with 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Place them over the caramel, overlapping.

sliced cinnamon apples over caramel in bundt pan

Chop remaining sliced apples and mix with remaining 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and stir into remaining caramel. Set aside.

chopped cinnamon apples in caramel sauce

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a liquid measure, mix together the rice milk and vinegar and let sit 5 minutes.
In another bowl, mix together the sugar, oil, applesauce, water, and vanilla. Add the milk and vinegar mixture.

wet ingredients,dry ingredients and bundt pan with caramel and apple layer

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined.
Cover the apples in the bundt pan with 2/3 of the batter.

caramel and apple layer covered in batter

Top with the apple/caramel mixture.

chopped caramel apples on top of batter layer

Cover with the remaining batter.

remaining batter added to cover caramel apples

Bake 350 F for 1 hour.

Let cool for 20 minutes in bundt pan before inverting on a platter.

dairy,egg,peanut/tree nut free apple bundt cake cooling in bundt pan

 Slice and Enjoy!

slice of dairy,egg, peanut/tree nut free apple bundt cake

Simply divine while still warm…even better the next day!

Michael declared that this cake is really close to his favourite: Apple Kuchen.

Even Matthew was smitten with this version of an Apple Cake!

Do your kids ‘hound you’ to bake their favourite dessert recipes? (Michael is already questioning when I will bake Apple Kuchen!) What are their favourites? Please leave a comment I would love to hear your stories. 

P.S. I have subscribed to Allergic Living Magazine since the beginning. I look forward to my copy every season. From their coverage of new products, question and answers with the allergiest to their articles and recipes…I thoroughly enjoy each and every one!

P.P.S. As always, any products I mention in these posts are my own personal recommendations. No one’s paying me to recommend them. They’re just what has worked for our family. Your own needs and preferences may be different!

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free DOUGHNUTS

This weekend was all about Dairy, Egg,Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut DOUGHNUTS!

dairy,egg,peanut/tree nut free maple, chocolate and strawberry glazed, cinnamon sugar and powdered sugar doughnuts

Every since I purchased my Wilton DOUGHNUT Pan, Matthew has been asking, “When are you going to make DOUGHNUTS!” This last week, he picked up his ‘game’. Every day, after school, he walked in the door, sniffed the air and said, “Did you make the DOUGHNUTS?”.

It’s all he can talk about. Of course, then there are all the various toppings to discuss…Cinnamon Sugar, Chocolate, Strawberry and Maple Glazed and Powdered Sugar…oh my!

On Saturday, I adapted the recipe that Wilton provided on the packaging, to meet our allergen needs. The DOUGHNUTS were moist and cakey…easy to whip up!

My boys and their neighbourhood friend easily surrendered their hockey sticks to sample my freshly baked Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut DOUGHNUTS.

Cinnamon Sugar and Strawberry Glaze tied as the overall favourites.

On Sunday morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find more DOUGHNUT ideas over at The Edible Perspective.  Ashley’s blog gave me the idea of Triple Chocolate DOUGHNUTS.

dairy,egg,soy,peanut/tree nut free triple chocolate doughnuts

I just replaced 1/2 cup of cake flour (from my recipe below) for dairy-free unsweetened cocoa, used 2 tsp of pure vanilla and added 1/2 cup of Enjoy Life chocolate chips. I made her Cocoa Buttercream Frosting to top them off…chocolate heaven!
Due to my boys’ nut allergies, I replaced the almond milk with water and used Earth Balance, (to keep the doughnuts soy free, use their soy free brand)

I wish there was more time in the day…so many DOUGHNUT ideas to adapt!

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free DOUGHNUTS

strawberry, chocolate,maple glazed and cinnamon sugar and powdered sugar dairy,egg,soy,peanut/tree nut free doughnuts

2 cups cake and pastry flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
3/4 cup rice milk
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp water
1/4 cup applesauce
2 tsp canola oil
1 tsp pure vanilla

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a liquid measure, combine the rice milk and vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes.

wet and dry ingredients for dairy,egg,soy,peanut/tree nut free doughnutsAdd to the milk mixture the applesauce, oil, water and vanilla.
Add the wet to the dry and stir until just combined.
Spray the DOUGHNUTS pan with canola spray and fill each donut cup with 2/3 of the batter.

dairy,egg,soy,peanut/tree nut free doughnut batter in Wilton doughnut panBake 425 F for 7-9 minutes. (mine took 8) until DOUGHNUTS spring back when touched.

baked dairy,egg,soy,peanut/tree nut doughnuts in Wilton doughnut panCool on cooling rack for 4-5 minutes before removing them to cool further on the rack.

dairy,egg,soy,peanut/tree nut doughnuts cooling on rackThis recipe makes 12 DOUGHNUTS.

dairy,egg,soy,peanut/tree nut free chocolate glazed doughnut

Enjoy!

Cinnamon Sugar DOUGHNUT (recipe provided on Wilton packaging)

2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp Earth Balance, melted (for soy allergy, use their soy free brand)

Combine sugar and cinnamon.
Dip doughnut in melted Earth Balance and then in cinnamon sugar mixture.

Chocolate Glaze (recipe provided on Wilton packaging)

1/4 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
1 tbsp Earth Balance (for soy allergy, use their soy free brand)
1 tbsp light corn syrup

In a microwavable bowl, melt the above ingredients on medium for approximately 1 minute stirring until melted and combined. (They suggested adding hot water to thin which I found unnecessary)

Dip DOUGHNUT in chocolate glaze.

Strawberry Glaze

I didn’t really measure for this one…just mixed some homemade strawberry jam with icing sugar, water and a bit of Earth Balance (for soy allergy, use their soy free brand) until it was a nice consistency for spreading over the DOUGHNUT.

Maple Glaze

Again, I just eyeballed pure maple syrup, a bit of Earth Balance (for soy allergy, use their soy free brand), icing sugar and water until it was a nice consistency and maple flavouring.

I am very excited to try other varieties of DOUGHNUTS: Matthew really wants to try Lemon with a Lemon Sugar Glaze…me too…yummy!

P.S. As much as the boys’ loved the DOUGHNUTS…they kept reminding me that the DOUGHNUTS really tasted more like ‘a cake in the shape of a DOUGHNUT.

Do you have a favourite adapted  DOUGHNUT recipe that you love? Please share in the comments!

P.P.S. As always, any products I mention in these posts are my own personal recommendations. No one’s paying me to recommend them. They’re just what has worked for our family. Your own needs and preferences may be different!