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Never Go Hungry Again! Delicious Dishes For People With Food Allergies

ON SALE NOW! Having one or more allergies or intolerances can be difficult at first. With this book, you can find joy in your meals. They can be interesting and delicious. You will Never Go Hungry Again! 

Foreword by Dr. Brian Rottinghaus, M.D.

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Risotto Balls- gluten free

Ever since watching a movie where they served risotto balls as an appetizer in a nightclub, I have been wanting to try to make risotto balls. I found the perfect night to make them when our friends were planning to come over for dinner, along with the daughter who is a fan of white rice, among other bland foods. These risotto balls are anything but bland, yet they are perfect for someone with a less adventurous palette.

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Omelet Cookies-toddler food and on-the-go mom!

I can have cookies for breakfast?? Yes, you can! They are easy to eat, filling, and nutritious. I told my mother and she replied, “Great Idea.” Adding cheese to anything makes a meal extra delicious.

I had to figure out a way to successfully get my son to eat eggs again. He used to love eggs and then suddenly wouldn't touch them! He has always loved sausage and cheese.

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Ginger Pumpkin Soup- vegan

I had a leftover can of pumpkin from Halloween and I did not know what to do with it. It as a chilly day so I thought, lets make soup. My son who had never attempted to eat soup before even tasted it and asked for more. The soup didnt turn out as thick as planned. It turned out better!

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Holiday Sangria-not your average cocktail

Want a cocktail that is sweet but not too sweet, yet refreshing? Yes, I have lived in Spain while in school twice and have travelled there several times, so my heart is very fond of sangria. However I didn’t think to make it for the holidays until my 81 year old neighbor gave me the idea for this cocktail.

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Pasta salad gluten free- its surprising delicious

All in all, I choose the prepare the simplest, healthy, “Collette’ friendly,” option on the list to prepare. The list even stated to make it Gluten Free! I looked up how in the world to make a pasta salad. Again, it never crossed my mind to make pasta salad since the dishes I have tried at parties or restaurants have tasted horrible. Additionally, the recipes I found did not sound delicious, therefore I took the idea and created this wonderful recipe. The bowl had only two more servings left at the conclusion of the party.

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Pulled Pork tacos- pressure cooker recipe!

I have been telling myself to make an attempt at making pulled pork for a while but I just was not quite sure how to go about it. With the recipe I found and with my usual alterations to make it completely “Collette- friendly,” I did it with flying colors.

I knew I hit a bingo with this recipe when I expected the cooked meat to last us about 5 days worth of dinners, but my husband and son could not get enough of it…5 pounds of meat barely lasted us two meals.

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Savory Sweet Potato Muffins

I found two sweet potatoes and thought I would try to create a savory muffin instead of doing the usual sweet potato fries for dinner.

Our general contractor happened to come over to do some repairs when the muffins were sitting out to cool in the kitchen. He is a very healthy eater and grabbed one to try. He took one bite and didn’t let any crumbles escape his hands. He walked out with a very happy belly.

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Kale Chips in 5 minutes!

My husband said, “Honey, this time these are really good!” So I had to write down the recipe and share it with you all.

Kale can easily be mistaken as that healthy, I should eat more of it food, but I really don’t want to. With this recipe, you will want to eat kale daily. Yes, its that delicious.

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for Dairy Free Ice Cream: Austin Chillout Recipe

To help me adjust to the extremely hot 104F degree weather, I began to eat more ice cream. It was tough to find a tasty gluten free, dairy free ice cream option at the store, so I thought about making my own and here it was happened.

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Move over Guacamole...Lime Avocado Yogurt Dip!

Who doesn’t love avocado? So many food groups can mixed with it to make it sweet, sour, savory, or just fabulously delicious! If you want a change from guacamole, this recipe is for you! I was inspired while at Tacodeli today after seeing their avocado yogurt salad dressing.

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Pork Quinoa Tenders Recipe

There are so many gluten free chicken recipes out there. Why not try eating something other than chicken, gluten free, that is encrusted with quinoa or potato or anything else that is naturally gluten free?

My household believes you can eat Quinoa with any meal.

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Vegan Chocolate Popper Recipe

Surprisingly, you would never know there is bean in this mix just by tasting them. Yum!

This is the perfect dessert for those who want just a little something sweet and definitely for dark chocolate lovers!

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Salted Chocolate Macadamia Cluster Recipe

When you move its best to try to purge the kitchen of all of the food instead of trying to pack it all.

An old neighbor of mine tried these and texted me later: “ They’re delicious and I’m shocked there isn’t added whey. You should sell these!”

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Did you say, Gluten Free Doughnut Recipe?!

Miss those simple, little comfort foods that everyone else takes for granted when grabbing a quick bite for breakfast? I sure do. My friend and neighbor mommy friend said it was the best donut she has ever had! She can eat gluten if she wants, so this gave me real confidence!

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Yucca Cinnamon Sugar Balls

Great for holiday parties and super easy to prepare! These are for when you want something just a little sweet, but not over the top.

Since moving to Austin, taro root has been impossible to find so far, so thought I would try making what I usually make with taro, and make it with yucca root instead.

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Cold Day Treats: "Flourless" Nuttiest Banana Muffins with Apple Butter

I say these are technically flourless because there is no “flour.” There is only flour type ingredients made from nuts! My muffins love the apple butter. Additionally, I dare you to try it on my Sweet Potato Fries. Yes, delicious!

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Perfect holiday cookie and muffin: sweet yet savory?

Looking for the perfect holiday cookie and muffin, something that is sweet yet savory! Who would have thought Pomegranate, Pistachio and Chocolate would be so well paired together?

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Not just in South America! Eat Beef Empanada anywhere. Recipe inside

My son is an empanada lover! Its tough to find gluten free empanadas at restaurants and the grocery store, so I told myself, I have to figure out how to make them at home. It only took me 4 attempts….

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