Our Allergen Friendly Easter Dinner

Easter weekend was particularly festive! It was a double celebration…

my birthday 2012

it was also my birthday!

The day started out with Easter Sunday Mass followed by a quick change for my long run…17 km!

Longest run of my life to date!

The boys had fun diving into their Easter bags that the Allergen Friendly Easter Bunny left for them.

Boys Easter bags 2012

A cupcake container filled with Guardian Angel Solid Chocolate Eggs free of dairy, egg, and peanut/tree nuts (I divided a package of  eggs between them), gum, Yummy Earth candy drops in Pomegranate Pucker…their favourite, a package of Surf Sweets Jelly Beans for Michael and Gummy Bears for Matthew, a can of Sparkling SanPellegrino Limonata or Aranciata (Orange) and to top it off…a Maple Sugar Easter Bunny!

Boys allergen friendly candy for Easter 2012

The Easter Bunny even had them hunting for an extra special ‘Easter Treat’ for the boys to share.

Guardian Angel Tasting Box of Chocolates of the boys special Easter Treat

A box of Guardian Angel Chocolates Tasting Box free of dairy, eggs and peanut/tree nuts.

Caramel and Honey…yummy!

Guardian Angel Caramel and Honey chocolate

A truly decadent treat the boys have never indulged in due to their food allergies. Chocolate Ganache is their favourite so far…still Maple Jelly, Salt Flower Caramel and Coffee left to sample.

All my favourites were at hand for our Allergy Friendly Easter Dinner:

To start, we noshed on Spicy Edamame Dip from Trisha Yearwood’s cookbook, Home Cooking With Trisha Yearwood:Stories & Recipes To Share With Family & Friends. I love this dip with raw veggies such as sugar snap peas, carrots and peppers, where as, Michael loves the dip with Rosemary crackers by La Panzanella.

Allergy friendly appetizers of fresh veggies and Spicy Edamame Dip with rosemary crackers

Taking a break to toast my birthday with a glass of Prosecco!

Toasting my birthday with a glass of Prosecco

I roasted a Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary for the boys.

Roasted Chicken with Lemon, garlic and thyme

While Andy barbecued a New Zealand Mediterranean Seasoned Boneless Leg of Lamb.

Barbecued Seasoned New Zealand Boneless Leg of Lamb


Our main dishes were accompanied with Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Mini Potatoes with fresh thyme…

Roasted asparagus and mini potatoes

and of coarse…freshly baked homemade French Stick.

Dessert was my favourite cake…Carrot Cake…now…Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Carrot Cake with Tofutti Cream Cheese Icing decorated with grated carrot and Surf Sweets Jelly Beans.

Dairy, Egg, and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Carrot Cake

I was afraid that after a week of trying three adaptions of Carrot Cake…we would all be Carrot Caked out! Thank goodness for hungry neighbours!

Before we indulged in Carrot Cake…the boys had fun outside with the sparklers!

Boys outside with sparklers

My Aunt Frances’ adapted Carrot Cake was the winner!

A slice of Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Carrot Cake


Happy Easter!

P.S. I will be posting my Aunt Frances’ adapted Carrot Cake recipe on Wednesday.