Daiya Pizza With Natural Selections Sliced Pepperoni, Ham, Bacon, Mushrooms and Onions

Out grocery shopping one day I happened to notice a new product…

A bag of Natural Selections Sliced Pepperoni

Natural Selections Sliced Pepperoni by Maple Leaf.

As my son, Michael, has yet to try Pepperoni (due to cross-contamination issues at the deli and products that may or may not include his allergens) I thought he might like to try this new, allergen free (for him) Pepperoni. It would be the perfect compliment on his Friday Night Pizza Night ‘Daiya Pizza’ along with all his other toppings…ham, bacon, mushrooms and onions.

Michael's Dairy Pizza with bacon, ham, mushrooms and Natural Selections Sliced Pepperoni

It was a hit…boy did it look and smell good!

A slice of Michael's Daiya Pizza with bacon, ham, mushrooms, onions and Natural Selections Sliced Pepperoni


How do you top your Daiya Pizza?

Allergen Friendly Chicken Wings

With Matthew away at Camp Muskoka and Michael in the middle of exams, I thought I would surprise him with one of his favourite dishes…

Allergen Friendly Chicken Wings!

allergen friendly chicken wings in a bowl with Frank's Hot Sauce on the sideAndy is usually in charge of making the ‘wings’. He usually just ‘wings’ the recipe…lol. However, the last couple of times I have taken over the role of ‘wing maker’ and have created a recipe from his ‘bits and bats’ of ‘this and that’.

The boys of the house think it is a winner! Note the bottle of Frank’s Hot Sauce on the side…Andy likes his extra spicy!

Allergen Friendly Chicken Wings

allergen friendly chicken wings with Tofutti based dipping sauce

4 lbs of chicken wings and drumsticks
4 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour (or GF brand of your choice)

Barbecue Sauce for Wings

8 tbsp honey
8 tbsp ketchup
4 tbsp Frank’s Hot Sauce
4 tbsp low sodium Soy Sauce

Combine all the above ingredients in a large bowl.

Cover two baking trays with foil or parchment paper.
Pat dry chicken wings with paper towel and place in a large bowl.
Sprinkle with flour and toss to coat. (I usually dredge half the wings at a time)
Spread wings on the foil lined trays.

chicken wings dredged in flour and spread out on two baking trays

Bake at 420 F for 15 minutes, turn and rotate pans and bake a further 15 minutes.

chicken wings baked for 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutesPlace half the wings in the sauce and turn to coat. Clean off the tray of any oil and then replace sauced wings to the tray. Repeat with second tray of wings.

chicken wings with sauce back on baking trays for second bakingTurn heat up to 450 F and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove wings from oven. Baste with sauce, turn wings over and baste again.
At this point, I put all the wings on one tray and return to the oven for a further 5-10 minutes. (only put on one tray if your tray will hold them all otherwise, rotate the trays)

allergen friendly wings baked with sauce

Dairy Free Dipping Sauce

I didn’t actually measure the ingredients for the dipping sauce. I tried to put together a dip that would resemble the Ranch Dressing that Andy was dipping his wings in. The measurements are approximate.

1/4 cup of Tofutti Sour Supreme
1/2-3/4 tsp of Italian Seasoning and Dried Oregano
1 clove garlic, minced
a crack of fresh black pepper and sea salt

Combine all ingredients and taste to adjust to your liking. 


allergen friendly chicken wings with Tofutti based dipping sauce

Tip 1: Michael enjoyed a few of the Allergen Friendly Chicken Wings for lunch along with a toasted Sub Bun with extra virgin olive oil, Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds and ham. He made this himself…pretty impressive!

toasted sub bun with ham and daiya mozzerella style shreds

Tip 2: A Dill Dipping Sauce for the Allergy Friendly Chicken Wings would be tasty. The possibilities are endless.

Tip 2: Great reheated the next day for lunch, dinner or a snack or freeze for a quick an easy dinner.

P.S. Day 3 on the Cross-Contamination Series will continue on Monday.

Question: Do you have a favourite allergen friendly sauce for your Allergen Friendly Chicken Wings? What types of Allergen Friendly Dipping Sauces does your family like?