2012-11-2 Fabulous Friday Finds

"Weather" in Indiana, 2008
“Weather” in Indiana, 2008 — in honor of our lovely weather this past week, which I did not go out and photograph

Once again we’re here with the stuff we found when we surfed the net for you.

Okay, I need to figure out how to do this without the coconut milk, because it’s just too brilliant for words, Chocolate SRIRACHA Ice Cream.  There is a host of angels singing choruses in my ears.

For all the Thanksgiving festivities that are fast approaching, check out this Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake.  No soy, but it does have cashews and coconut for those with nut allergies.  And the Go Dairy Free site has had some great posts in the past for prepping for Thanksgiving if you’re dairy free. Go check out The Biggest Gathering of Dairy-Free Thanksgiving RecipesThe Huge Dairy-Free Holiday Pie Recipe Round-Up, and The Go Dairy Free Celebrations Section.  Many of the recipes are also gluten-free, egg-free and nut-free. Also, here’s a menu for a Thanksgiving dinner with links to recipes that are supposed to be free of the top 8 allergens.

Let’s Talk Turkey!  the USDA site gives some great tips.  For those with allergies, especially gluten in families with a “traditional” dressing recipe, it’s best not to stuff the turkey.  Conventional wisdom says that people with allergies shouldn’t eat turkey that was stuffed with anything containing their allergens.  So why not make everyone happy with separate dressings — traditional and gluten/allergen-free.  Instead, consider stuffing your turkey with fruit — chunks of apples, oranges, lemons, and a bunch of herbs and spices and garlic.  Your turkey will be moist, with a slightly different than traditional flavor, but still tasty.  I learned this tip from a friend in graduate school, and it’s the only way I’ve ever bothered to cook turkey.

Ming Tsai, celebrity chef, parent to a son with food allergies, and national spokesperson for he Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, has system he developed for dealing with restaurant patrons with food allergies. If every restaurant implemented this system, it would be so much easier for those of us with food allergies.

Pumpkin Spice Rice Pudding — sounds really good, and I’m not sure I even like rice pudding.  This has almond milk in it, but my bet is that rice milk, with an added dollop of Earth Balance would probably cook up just fine.

Show us what you’ve got!

    1. The Chocolate Sriracha Ice Cream recipe looks very promising. For me, coconut milk is perfect. I printed a copy and placed it on my husband’s keyboard with a note that says “If only I had the ice cream maker attachment for the Kitchenaid mixer…” Do you think he’ll get the picture? I lobbied for that ice cream maker attachment for Christmas last year and he thought I was joking. Perhaps with repetition he’ll get it. 😀

      1. I hope so! Maybe you can send him a note from “Santa” asking for his help this year 🙂 But I didn’t know the Kitchenaid had an icecream maker attachment…might have to check that out.

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