Gluten Free and Dairy Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are seriously the best Fall cookies EVER!  And they are gluten free and dairy free! Here are some tips to making the best cookies!

  1. Cream the butter or Crisco and sugar together with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  2. Use vanilla bean paste.
  3. Use some jello pudding dry mix in your gluten free baking to cut out any weird tastes from the gluten free flours.
  4. We love this gluten free flour mix.
  5. I love to use these parchment cookie sheet liners for easy clean up.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 2 Dozen

Ingredients:

1 Cup Buttered Flavored Crisco or Butter

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste or Vanilla Extract

15 Ounce Can Pumpkin Puree

1 Pack Dry Vanilla Pudding Mix

2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 1/2 Cup Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour

1 Cup Chocolate Chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugars with a spatula (you can also do this in an electric mixer but you will get fluffier cookies if you do it by hand).

3.  Add Vanilla Bean paste and pumpkin puree and mix to combine.

4.  Add pudding mix, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, baking soda and the flour and stir to combine.

5.  Stir in chocolate chips and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.

6.  Using an ice cream scoop or your hands grab about a golf ball size amount of dough and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.  You can fit 9 cookies on each sheet.

7.  Bake for 12 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool.

Allergy Reality Is Getting Press!

We are so excited to be featured in the Fall Edition of Allergic Living Magazine!  It is so exciting to see how many people are finding the Allergy Reality App to be a LIFE CHANGING tool.

Allergic Living Magazine is an amazing tool for those with food allergies!  If you don’t get their magazines you have to subscribe!  You can also pick up your copy at your favorite bookstore or supermarket.

Go check out Allergic Living Magazine and click here to buy your magazine!

Find our app and #allergyrealitypress!  on all your social media.  We love you!

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Want A Two Minute Chicken Dinner Recipe?

Do you want a two minute gluten free chicken dinner recipe? Well we are bringing it to you from the Allergy Reality Kitchen!  SERIOUSLY it takes two minutes to make and it is so delicious!  Go check it out on our YouTube Channel!

We also share how to get the most out of your rotisserie chicken in our How To video!

Like, Subscribe and Share!  Let us know what you want to learn in the kitchen!

Celiac Diagnosis… What Next???

Need to feel inspired? Living with food allergies, intolerances and celiac disease can be an isolating and discouraging reality. It was for us, for quite a while. When my daughter was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I didn’t even know where to start. There was so much to learn about and implement that I was completely lost.

I did what most of you do, search the internet, joins social media groups and try to stay clear of negativity… cause lets face it… nobody’s got time for that!

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When my mind wouldn’t let me rest, I would find myself getting lost in my research at wee hours of the night.

Knowledge IS Power! I knew that what I was learning from all of these different resources were amazing and I needed to start implementing. I had to make baby steps… some can go all out from the start… but I knew for me and my sanity that I needed to start small and find my groove. So that is what I did.

A few months after my little 2 year old was diagnosed, I decided to create an Instagram account to put resources and hope out for the world to see. I started what was then called Serving Celiacs.

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What a fun and exciting adventure that was! And after one of our classes we chatted it out and realized that we need to help more people out… more people than just gluten free eaters. We need to help all those with food restricted diets.

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So we merged and created Allergy Reality! We have social media sites, an educational gaming app, and our latest adventure is our YouTube Channel, Allergy Reality. Where we have Chef Megan doing what she does best ‘COOKING’ and what is so passionate to me, Allergy Reality Inspiration!  Go check us out… Like… Subscribe…Share!

IMG_4099I share my stories and thoughts with the world to help spread awareness in a positive and REAL way. We also get to hear from others and how they have found their groove. We are all in this together and I am so excited to h from YOU!!!

We all need to speak out and unite!

 

 

Affordable Allergy Test…Results are in!

Affordable Allergy Test is an amazing company that we have grown to LOVE!  Submit a few strands of hair and they test allergies for 300 food items and 300 non-food items!  This company all started by a mom who was desperate to get to the bottom of her own children’s allergies.

We have teamed up with them and are offering $10 off your kit with promo code: ALLERGYREALITY

Here is what you will find on the website!  Go check it out and get your kit today!

THE PROCESS IS SIMPLE

Choose Test Result Online

Step 1

Choose from our range of tests to suit your needs and order it online.

Complete Test Submission Form Online

Step 2

We’ll email you a test submission form to complete and post back.

Take Hair Sample, & Post

Step 3

Take a hair sample and post it back,  as instructed on submission form.

Get Report Within 7 Working Days

Step 4

Receive your comprehensive test report by email in 10-14 working days.

WELCOME TO AFFORDABLE ALLERGY TESTING

The Allergy Testing Group provides a simple test allergy sufferers can use to identify the source of the allergy symptoms. Finding the source of allergy symptoms allows someone to make diet, environment and lifestyle changes to reduce symptoms. Before it is possible to alleviate the severeness of allergy symptoms, it is first necessary to understand what the catalyst(s) of the symptoms are.

The non-invasive test uses the latest allergy diagnostic technology. Testing only a single, small hair sample, Intolerance Testing Group provides results within 10-14 days following the sample’s arrival at the lab. Allergy Testing Group’s is the least invasive, most comprehensive test on the market today. There simply is not another test that makes it faster, easier, nor provides a more complete diagnosis.

Allergy Testing Group’s lab results are provided in an extensive, easy-to-understand report. While the report is intensive and comprehensive, it is divided into short, easily manageable sections that allow users to understand what catalysts are producing their allergy symptoms and to what degree.

Testing from a hair sample is sufficient to make positive and negative matches against over 600 items including food products and by-products including: wheat, gluten, dairy, lactose and nuts in addition to non-food items, pollen and dust mites, for example. While there is a chance the agent causing a person’s allergies are not included in the base list of 600 items, it is the most comprehensive list of any test on the U.S. market today.

 

Orgain Protein Powder

I have tried so many plant based protein powders throughout the years and have never found one that I LOVE until I used Orgain!  Orgain’s Protein Powder is plant based and is free of dairy, soy, gluten, lactose and GMO’s.  It is made from sprouted brown rice protein, Chia Protein, Hemp Protein and Fiber. Totally Gluten Free and Dairy Free!!!

Dr. Andrew Abraham is the physician who created the protein powder and you can read more about his story here.  Orgain also has products like protein bars and shakes, but by far my favorite is their plant based powder.  Here are all their yummy flavors.

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Creamy chocolate fudge, vanilla bean, natural unsweetened, peanut butter and iced matcha latte.  You can buy these protein powders on Amazon, Costco, Target, Sprouts and many other specialty stores.
Click HERE to get your $5.00 off coupon!
Save $5.50 on any Orgain Powder
I literally have this protein powder everyday.  Here is my favorite on-the-go breakfast or snack using Orgain’s Organic Protein Powder.
Chocolate Banana Protein Shake
Ingredients:
1 Cup Crushed Ice
1 Ripe Banana
1 Tablespoon Natural Chunky Peanut Butter
Directions:
Place all ingredients into a blender or magic bullet.  Blend until smooth about 45 seconds and serve!
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Jell-O Changes Everything!!!!

Ok everyone are you ready for this!?!?!?!  We are sharing a HUGE secret with you today!

Gluten free baking mixes have come a long way in their taste and texture, but most are still struggling. We have an amazing tip that will help you create the perfect gluten free baked goodies!  We use this tip for everything from pancakes to cakes and it really makes a huge difference.

OK you want to know what it is yet?  We add a little bit of Jell-O pudding mix to all of our Gluten Free baking recipes.  It adds more flavor, but also helps with the texture and taste of the products.  You can literally try this tip for everything… pancakes, waffles, muffins, cakes, brownies…..EVERYTHING!  Just add 1/2 the mix to whatever you are baking.  Its also fun to spice it up and adding banana pudding mix to your gluten free pancake mix to make banana pancakes or add in chocolate caramel pudding mix to your favorite gluten free brownie mix to make caramel chocolate brownies!

Another thing we are really excited about is Jell-o created a “simply good” brand where they finally took out all the preservatives, dyes and artificial flavorings which makes me even more HAPPY (just make sure you get the right package, they do still have the boxes with all the crap in them).  A lot of these preservatives and artificial flavorings can make food allergic suffers sick.  So opt for this instead of this!  Check out all their yummy new flavors!

Jell-O Mixes

StrawberryOrange TangerinePineapple OrangeMixed Berry

Pudding Mixes

BananaChocolate CaramelChocolateVanillabean