Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Big Turkey Day

Thanksgiving Day is almost upon us! This will be our 3rd or 4th year hosting Thanksgiving supper at our house, which is awesome for a couple of reasons. 1) I love cooking/baking, and 2) I can make sure the entire meal is free of Brody's allergens so he can enjoy all the goodies along with everyone else!

For those with food allergies, even figuring out which brand of turkey will be allergy-safe can be a bit of a challenge. Here is an article with some helpful tips on finding a turkey free from common allergens... http://foodallergies.about.com/od/signsandsymptoms/bb/turkeyallergies.htm

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Best Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Oh so yummy with warm gooey chocolate chips straight out of the oven! These are Josh and Brody's favorite cookies...mine too! Who needs milk, eggs, or nuts in a cookie?? Not us!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (Milk, Egg, and Nut-Free)

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cup oats (I like to use half quick oats and half old fashioned oats)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp calcium powder (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups dairy-free chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Combine remaining ingredients in a larger bowl and mix dry ingredients together. Then pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix thoroughly. Drop by spoonfulls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until light golden brown.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

(The calcium powder and flaxseed are optional, but I'm always looking to add more calcium and Omega-3's into Brody's diet!)