Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Allergy-Free Wednesdays Blog Hop Week 6: February 29, 2012

Hello and welcome to Allergy-Free Wednesdays (AFW).
  AFW is a weekly blog hop where folks can share their allergy-free cuisine, gain knowledge about allergy-related topics/issues, and connect with others living or caring for someone with food allergies.

This is a weekly blog hop hosted by myself and five other fabulous allergy-free bloggers.  Your weekly submissions will be shared on all 6 blogs!  Check back each week for reader favorites and recipe highlights.    

Meet your AFW hostesses
(1) Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva
(2) Michelle @ The Willing Cook 
(3) Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry 
(4) Nancy @ Real Food Allergy Free
(5) Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal
(6) and me, Amber @ The Tasty Alternative

What can I link-up on AFW?
*We welcome allergy-free cuisine in any shape or form
*Tips & allergy related articles/information welcome
*Food allergies, intolerance, and sensitivities all welcome
*Please provide a description of your recipe, such as Dairy Free (DF), Gluten Free (GF), etc.

Rules & Guidelines 
*Please provide the URL link directly to your post (not your homepage). 
*Please provide a link back to our weekly blog hop somewhere in your post.
*In order for your recipe to be featured, your post must contain a back link to our blog hop.
*Past and current recipes welcome.
*Recipes are not required to be free of all common allergy foods, just allergy-free in some way.
*Two weekly submissions max please. 
*Please leave a comment after you link-up and tell us about your weekly submission(s).
*Entries that don't comply with stated rules and guidelines will be respectfully removed.

Featured Recipes & Highlights

Each week AFW features the three most popular recipes from the previous week, and the six AFW hostesses will highlight their favorites.  Please note that your submission must contain a link back to our Allergy-Free Wednesday's Blog Hop in order to be featured.  Click HERE for last week's entries and the appropriate back link.  

So without further ado...

May I present you with the three most popular submissions:

Allergy-Friendly Doughnuts
A quintessential allergy-free recipe here!
   From: The Freak Food Gourmet

10 Whole Food Snacks That You Can Pack
A terrific and practical post - you'll be drooling all over your keyboard!
From: France @ Beyond The Peel 

Two Ingredient All Natural Deep Chocolate Pudding
So cleaver...and delicious!  
From: Veggie Wonder 

And here are the three fabulous recipes/posts I chose to highlight:

  Sweet: Dairy Free Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie
A beautiful, brilliant, and healthy recipe.
A blog full of true culinary inspiration.
You must check this one out!
From:  Against All Grain  

Savory: Sweet Chicken and Parsnip Balls
I love chicken.  I love parsnips.
Check out how Lisa brings these ingredients together in a wonderful
allergy-friendly (and fun) dish.  Perfect for little fingers too.
From: Lisa @ Allergy-Free Vintage Cookery

Beauty/DIY: Homemade Lip Balm and Solid Hand Lotion
You know I love making my own lotions, being environmentally mindful, AND organic, so this post and recipe immediately caught my eye. I will be making this lip balm for sure!
From: Faye @ Green Organic Mama

Thanks for visiting Allergy-Free Wednesdays!
And thanks for being awesome and reading through our guidelines before linking up!


  1. gfe--gluten free easilyFebruary 28, 2012 8:04 PM

    Amber, I'd already labeled yesterday's post on grain-free/paleo+ Pumpkin Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies for AFW so I've linked up.


    • In light of your recent loss and everything you have going on, I greatly appreciate you sharing your recipe with us this week. You take care Shirley. I'm thinking about you and sending love and hugs!


  2. Lisa NatcharianFebruary 29, 2012 6:04 AM

    Thanks so much for featuring my Chicken Parsnip Meatballs! Today I'm linking up another kid-friendly dinner idea, Jedi Bison Babies (or miniature bison burgers). May the force be with you :)

    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

    • Hi There Lisa,

      You are hilarious! I sent this post to my husband (due to the Jedi reference). And you are so right my friend. A little trickery (illusion) in the kitchen is necessary from time to time. I love this idea. So simple, so practical. :-)

      Thanks for sharing with us on AFW this week!


  3. France @ Beyond The PeelFebruary 29, 2012 6:59 AM

    Amber, thanks so much for hosting and for featuring our 10 whole food snacks! We're flattered to be one of the reader favorites for the week.

    I'm sharing Sumac Spiced Salmon with Beurre Noir, Oven Roasted Tomato Salad with Spiced Croutons, and 5 Protein Packed Breakfasts That Will Make You Leap Out of Bed.

    Have a great day!

    • Hi There France,

      Your recipes are always so inspiring! Thank you for sharing with us this week on AFW!!


  4. Hi Amber! Today I'm sharing my beetroot salad! Thank you for hosting!

    • Drool! Vicky, you know I'm a beet girl. And I just love the other ingredients you added in this salad here. It's a meal all own its own! I feel like walnuts are the forgotten nut, no? They are so super healthy. I just made some walnut milk (will be share the recipe soon) and it's so much easier for me to digest.

      Thanks for another great recipe. And thanks for sharing it with us on AFW!!


  5. The Freak Food GourmetMarch 1, 2012 9:25 AM

    Amber - Thank you (and the other great bloggers) for hosting this wonderful 'blog hop'! It's so easy to get in a 'Recipe Rut' and this weekly feature is such a help. Thank you, also, for sharing my doughnut recipe. It's been so much fun 'meeting' so many new people!


  6. Faye @ "GreenOrganicMama.com"March 4, 2012 10:13 AM

    Amber, thank you for the link-up! Hope you enjoy your homemade lip balm as much as I do ;)

    Faye @ GreenOrganicMama.com


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