Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Allergy-Free Wednesdays Week 26: July 18, 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 six other fabulous allergy-free bloggers.  Your weekly submissions will be shared on all 7 blogs!  Check back each week for reader favorites and recipe highlights.  

Before linking up - PLEASE click HERE to review rules, guidelines, and legal information.  Thank you!  
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:

Why I Never Use Agave  
(excellent read)  
   From:  Real Food Forager 

S'mores Bars
From: Hope's Kitchen 

Avocado Fudge
From: Good Girl Gone Green

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

SCD: Red Slaw
(check out Vicky's super creative vegan SCD mayo)! 
From: Gluten Free SCD and Veggie 

 Salad: Grilled Chicken Southwest Salad With Chipotle Dressing
 From: Cooking Gluten and Dairy Free

Ice Cream: Rich Chocolate Ice Cream
(dairy free, gluten free, cane-sugar free, vegan)
 From: Gluten Free Easily 

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


  1. gfe--gluten free easilyJuly 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Hi Amber, thank you so much for highlighting my latest dairy-free ice cream recipe! Son is ready for me to make this one again. ;-)

    I'm ready to check out the other faves and highlights, too--thanks!

    This week I've linked up my South Jersey trip report, which features reviews of how a B&B and popular restaurant accommodate gluten free guests.


    • Hi Shirley,

      Oh my pleasure. I just had to highlight such an amazing, simple recipe. Making today for my son (but with carob, as I'm not ready to give him chocolate yet). I'm sure it will taste just as fab. Thanks for a great recipe.

  2. glutenfreehappytummy.comJuly 17, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Hi Amber! I officially made the switch to SCD! And also, thanks so much for hosting! this week, i shared my Veggie Curry over Millet, and my Roasted Red Pepper Pasta! They're both Gluten Free, Vegan, and Body Ecology Diet friendly!
    Hope you're having a great week!

    • Hello Caralyn,

      Hooray! You're going to do great on this diet - I just know it. I'm here if you ever need anything. You can do it. :-)

  3. Squeeee... where to begin???? i LOVE the agave post. it explains the controversy behind the stuff so simply but thoroughly. also THANK YOU for reminding me that i need to buy or make an allergy free mayo ASAP. i saw the word mayo. i saw that salad. my taste buds went craaaazzzzaaayyy.

    <3 happy tuesday (what's left of it!)

    • Hi Anney,

      Thanks for the message. I agree, Jill puts together a great post. I love her info. She also has IBD (UC) - so I watch her blog very closely. I know, I need to make Vicky's mayo too. Great for my son who doesn't eat eggs. Have a great rest of your week lovely.

  4. HI,
    I shared my Grilled Tuna as well as an article about Baby’s First Foods and the problem with the conventional approach. Check out my featured homestead this week: Shalom Farms!

    Get more traffic to your blog – get featured!


    Thanks for hosting!

    Thanks for featuring my agave article!

    • Hi Jill,

      Your agave article was of great interest to many last week - top reader favorite. :-)

      Thanks for sharing your Grilled Tuna and I can't wait to read your article about Baby's First Foods. I know this will be great.

  5. Debbie @ Easy Natural FoodJuly 17, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Hi Amber, I was hoping to have 2 recipes to link up, but as life would have it, I only have one. Maybe if I'm fast and get the other one written up in the morning, then I'll link it. In the meantime....I present my Salmon Salad Spread! Thanks for hosting :)

    • Hi Debbie,

      Thanks for sharing your yummy Salmon Salad Spread. That would taste so good on a warm gluten free English muffin. Drool.

  6. Hi Amber! Thank you so much for highlighting my Red Slaw, I'm making more today, we've become rather addicted to it recently! The other highlights and features are great picks too. I read the article about agave last week and I am also of the same opinion which is why I've never bought or cooked with it. However, my favourite newly discovered GF & DF ice cream (a chocolate, cashew ice cream) includes agave so I do eat it now and again.

    This week I've shared my Lemon and Blueberry Cake.

    Thank you for hosting!

    • Oh my pleasure. I want to spread the word about your amazing egg free vegan mayo. So great. I think small amounts of agave in moderation is okay for most people. I was using way too much of it for my kids. I should have known. Too good to be true. Thanks for sharing your lemon blueberry cake.

  7. Heather @Gluten-Free CatJuly 18, 2012 at 5:57 AM

    Oh Amber, what delightful dishes you've highlighted. Shirley's ice cream is sending me off to Bed Bath and Beyond for an ice cream maker next time I get a 20% off coupon!

    I'm linking up another cool summer salad - Creamy Kale and Cherry Salad. Have a great day!!

    • Hooray, so glad you shared this amazing salad, Heather. It just looks amazing. I can't eat raw kale (even though I love it).

      And so funny, that's where I bought my ice cream maker (and with a 20% off coupon). Best purchase ever!

      Can't wait for all your ice cream creation. I know they will be amazing.

  8. France @ Beyond The PeelJuly 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Some awesome features that I'm going to have to try! Avocado Fudge? How interesting!

    I'm sharing Asian Soba Noodles w/ Purple Cabbage & Peanuts, and Unbelievable Almond Butter Banana Fudge.


    Have a great day!

  9. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of delicious, healthy mayo!
    Here’s the link:


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