Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Caramel Ice Cream Sundae With Dairy Free Caramel Sauce

Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Caramel Ice Cream turned out to be amazing!

Scooping Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Caramel Ice Cream

Rich and creamy with a hint of caramel…my mother, Matthew, Michael and I all deemed it to be a success.

So easy to create…I just replaced the granulated sugar in the Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Senior Editor Alisa Fleming’s recipe in the Summer 2013 Edition of Allergic Living Magazine with Demerara Sugar.

I let the ice cream base sit overnight with the vanilla bean to get as much vanilla flavour as possible. Follow your ice cream maker’s instructions to create a batch of your very own Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Caramel Ice Cream.

A bowl of Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Caramel Ice Cream

Soooo good!

For even more caramel flavouring…drizzle with a Dairy Free Caramel Sauce.

Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Caramel Ice Cream drizzled with Dairy Free Caramel Sauce

Oh my, yummy!

I found an easy recipe to adapt by Chatelaine Magazine recipe…Salted Caramel Sauce click here.

I just replaced the butter with Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks, omitted the extra salt and used Belsoy for the cream.

Matthew got excited with the new Sundae dishes…he ‘went to town’ by scooping himself some Chapman’s Peanut/Tree Nut Free Vanilla Ice Cream….topping it with  Dairy Free Chocolate Sauceand taking it ‘over the top’ by crumbling a Dairy, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Brownie.

Matthew's creation, Chapman's Peanut/Tree Nut Free Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Dairy Free Chocolate Sauce and a crumbled Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Brownie

Matthew enjoyed every bit of it!

Enjoy!

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Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Double Chocolate Muffins And A Loaf

In an attempt to bake an allergy friendly muffin that would appeal to my boys…I adapted a recipe I had clipped from my Chatelaine Magazine.

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Double Chocolate Muffins And A Loaf

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Double Chocolate Muffins and a loaf

Two recipes in one…perfect!

Dusted with icing sugar…

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Double Chocolate Mufins and a loaf dusted with icing sugar

…these moist muffins are full of a double dose of chocolate with just a hint of banana.

Basket in hand…I hit the streets in search of my boys and their friends for a taste test. I found Andy in the driveway organizing his fishing gear…he jumped at the chance for a muffin.

A basket of Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Double Chocolate Muffins

A stroll down the road…I found the boys at their friend William’s house. My appearance was a bit of a surprise…an impromptu ‘muffin tasting party’ ensued. Matthew, William and his mother, Linda, enjoyed the muffins…unfortunately, Michael was not so keen…he is just not into bananas lately.

Click here for the original recipe.

Adaptions:

1)  I replaced the 170 g of chopped semi-sweet chocolate with 1 cup Enjoy Life Mini Chips
2)  I replaced the 2 eggs with 3 tbsp. water mixed with 3 tbsp. of canola oil. Add 2 tsp baking powder and mix just before adding it in when called for in the recipe.
3)  I replaced the 2 cups of buttermilk with 2 cups Natur-a Rice Beverage or Natur-a Soy Beverage mixed with 2 tbsp. white vinegar and left to rest while I measured the rest of the ingredients.
4)  I reduced the salt from 1 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp…it just seemed too much.
5)  I omitted the pecan pieces

Enjoy!

About to enjoy a Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Double Chocolate Muffin

A Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Double Chocolate Muffin was the perfect ‘treat’ to enjoy mid-afternoon with my coffee.

What kinds of muffins do you enjoy?

P.S. Sending Happy Birthday wishes to my brother today…I think he would enjoy these chocolate banana muffins.

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free 3 Grain Orange Blueberry Muffins

I just love waking up on a Sunday morning to freshly baked muffins…not to mention, so does my husband.

Big, bold crunchy tops adorn these beauties…Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free 3 Grain Orange Blueberry Muffins. 

Freshly baked Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Orange Blueberry 3 Grain Muffins

Just the ticket for this past Sunday’s sunny yet brisk morning.

Prepping all the ingredients the night before makes swift work the next morning.

The blend of cornmeal, oats, whole-wheat and flax-meal lends to a more textural muffin…while the flavour combination of orange/blueberry brighten up this healthy combination of grains.

A Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Orange Blueberry 3 Grain Muffin

Fresh from the oven, moist on the inside, crunchy on the outside…Andy couldn’t resist a second.

I discovered this recipe back in the July 2004 issue of Chatelaine magazine…I have loved it ever since. Click here for the original recipe.

Just a few adaptions were necessary to make this recipe allergen-free for our family.

Adaptions:

1)  1 3/4 cups of Natur-a Rice Beverage or Natur-a Soy Beverage mixed with 2 tbsp. of white vinegar for the buttermilk.
2)  an additional 1/2 tsp baking soda (added to the dry ingredients), 2 tbsp. of water (added to the wet ingredients) and 1 tbsp. of flax meal mixed with 3 tbsp. of water left overnight in the refrigerator (added to the wet ingredients) to replace the 2 eggs.
3) I up the cinnamon to 2 tsp

As you must have noticed…I just love homemade muffins full of fruit and fibre…who knew there could be so many recipes?

Enjoying a Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Orange Blueberry 3 Grain Muffin

Lucky for me…and you…the list goes on and on for delicious muffins to adapt. Perhaps I should start…Allergy Friendly Muffin Monday!

Enjoy!

What is your favourite type of muffin?  Do you adapt it to meet you or your family’s allergies?

Hearty Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Wholewheat Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins For The Lovely Ladies At My Knitting Class

My Saturday morning knitting class gave me the opportunity to try revamping one of my adapted muffin recipes. The result… 

Hearty Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Wholewheat Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

A Hearty Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peannut/Tree Nut Free Wholewheat Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffin

Topped with crunchy toasted pumpkin seeds on the outside, tender and moist on the inside with the added sweetness of plump raisins…yum!

The lovely ladies of my knitting class loved them!

I had been meaning to sign up for a knitting class for a while. My two BFF’s have been encouraging me for quite some time now…they are both avid knitters.  On a recent visit of my one BFF, Anne, we stopped on in at The Kniterary.

A beginner knitting class just so happened to be offered in January…which I just happened to mention to my mother…next thing I know, I am signing up for a beginner knitting class using my Kniterary Christmas Gift Certificate!

It was time for me to try my hands at a new creative outlet…pottery destroyed my hands and sewing…well, let’s just say the sewing machine and myself did not get along very well!

Getting out and meeting new people, stepping away from the constant pressure and stress of food allergies and the calming effects that I have heard knitting can provide…were all encouraging. surrounding  myself

Well, it didn’t take long before I discovered that my knitting teacher is allergic to bananas, soy, latex, Angora wool, and fruits and vegetables depending on the season.  This, of course, started a whole conversation about food, lifestyle and the environment…so much for getting away from food allergy topics…it seems to be everywhere!

It was with great pleasure to bake a batch of allergy friendly muffins to share with my teacher and classmates on our last knitting class this past Saturday.

As we celebrated all that we had accomplished…check out the beautiful scarves the lovely ladies and I have been knitting…

The beginings of knitted scarves by the lovely ladies in my knitting class

we were excited to hear all that we have to learn in the subsequent classes…I think we will all be signing up…I need a hat to match my scarf! 

Hearty Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Wholewheat Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

A basket of Hearty Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Wholewheat Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins for the lovely ladies in my knitting class

Replacing all the flour with wholewheat flour and the rice beverage with Good Karma Flax Delight Fortified Flax Beverage did not compromise texture, moistness or flavour…the muffins were delish!

Adapted ingredient list:

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds for the topping (Sprinkle on before baking)
1/2 cup Good Karma Flax Delight Fortified Flax Beverage
2 tbsp water
1 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling) Click here for directions to follow to make your own pumpkin puree with a pie pumpkin.
1 tsp pure vanilla
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup whole oats (not instant)
1/2 cup Demerara Sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 cup raisins or dried cranberries

The original recipe comes from Chatelaine Magazine’s September 2002 issue. Click here to follow the original recipe direction.

Enjoy!

Tip: Next time I would like to replace the egg with a flax egg…mix 1 tbsp of flax meal mixed with 3 tbsp of water and let sit in the refrigerator or overnight.

P.S. Anyone that knows me would think that I was knitting the red and yellow scarf. As I have enough red hats and scarfs…I am knitting the cream scarf just behind the red one…I am stitching it in the moss/seed stitch. I hope to knit it long enough to combine the ends to create a cowl to wrap around my head a couple of times. I am very excited!

What types of hobbies or extracurricular activities do you participate in for pleasure/stress relief?