When I reveal that we eat a gluten free, dairy free and in my son’s case, egg free diet, I am often met with a blank stare. The incredulous look is inevitably followed by a “what is there left to eat?” or worse, “I could never do that”.
We decided to give the diet a try nearly 10 years ago and haven’t really looked back since. No, it wasn’t easy at the beginning, but I am happy to report that going on the GFCF diet is now easier and hence more doable than ever before. If you are considering changing your diet to gluten free and/or dairy free you are in luck! I have found some some amazing blogs for you.
They cover a lot of ground in the information department, the recipes are fairly straight forward and simple and most do not require exotic ingredients. Who has time to run out and gather 15 different kinds of flour to make cookies, am I right? While these blogs cover similar ground, each of them adds a slightly different dimension to this kind of cooking and proves that you can eat well and be healthy while still having lots of fun with food!
So here goes…
Ester’s blog is beautiful all the way around and features a great variety of allergy friendly recipes. You won’t even know you are actually eating healthy! 5 minute dreamy vegan alfredo sauce anyone? The blog is organized in a very user friendly way with a handy recipe index right at the top to guide you straight to the good stuff. Paleo, grain free, gluten free and dairy free, it’s all there with easy to follow instructions and tempting pictures to really get you motivated to try your hand at creating some downright yummy stuff.
The selections on Jessica’s blog include recipes for nightshade free (speak tomato) marinara sauce, pumpkin pie that looks to die for and yeah, the sweet and sour meatballs over cabbage are happening at our house soon. Her newer titles list many of the allergens that are excluded from the recipe and make it easy for you to screen potential recipes without having to scroll all the way to the bottom. I don’t even know how this Mom of 4 boys, two of them twins with autism, has time to cook, but she is living proof that, yes, it can be done and done in a healthy way. Hats off to you Jessica!
What I find so useful about Kelly’s blog is her handy guide to get you started with allergen free desserts – just for subscribing to her blog. Her vegan and gluten free skillet brownies are in my very near future, closely followed and maybe paired with her dairy free brownie batter ice cream. Brownie like a boss! Another advantage of egg free cooking and baking, no worries about letting the kids eat the raw batter! My son loves that chore more than any other in the world!
The Spunky Coconut is a well established blog written by Kelly Brozyna who became sold on the gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free lifestyle when the diet proved not only instrumental in healing her young daughters, but herself and her husband as well. I just love knowing the diet has helped her and her family live a much better life. And I am completely intrigued by her recipe for raw carrot cake. I am a big fan of carrot cake and I am completely IN LOVE with the idea of a carrot cake that is not only good, but good for you.
Flo and Grace was named after this blogger’s amazing grandmothers! Do be sure to read their stories, very inspiring. She features, you guessed it, more recipes – candied bacon pizza!!! – along with informative and touching posts about coping with stress, incorporating meditation into daily life. Stories she backs up with her own experiences dealing with adrenal fatigue and trying to heal her little boy. A definite must read & follow:)
So there you have them. I’ll give you a little while to check them all out and hope you are as inspired as I am by what they have to offer.
Why don’t you stop by again later and let me know if you have tried any of their recipes? And if you know of a great gluten free dairy free egg free blog I would love it if you could share it in the comments below.
Happy, healthy eating!