Nut-Free, Gluten-Free Stuffing

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I’m gearing up to cook an epic feast that’s nut-free, gluten-free, and also includes dairy-free and vegan options! One of the trickiest items is stuffing, a dish usually full of gluten..and nuts. Today is also National Stuffing Day, which felt like the perfect time for me to share a few of my favorite recipes and pre-made allergen-free (nut-free and gluten-free specifically) stuffing mixtures.

Don’t Worry, Eat Happy!

After transitioning to a gluten-free diet a few years ago a cuisine that has been largely off limits for me has been Chinese food. While I love egg rolls and dumplings, there are very few restaurants that offer a gluten-free variation on the typical gluten-filled recipes. I was excited to learn about Feel Good Foods, which was started by food-loving celiac Vanessa Phillips and accomplished chef Tryg Siverson. Now offering frozen gluten-free egg rolls, dumplings, empanadas, taquitos, and full Asian meals. I was lucky enough to speak with Vanessa and learn a bit more about Feel Good Goods.

Gluten-Free Summer Meal Swaps

Summertime is synonymous with sunshine, backyards, beaches, and BBQ. Given that National Hot Dog Day happens this month I felt inspired to create my own Allergy Free Wife spin on the typical hot dog meal, replacing the hot dog with a fire-roasted fuji apple chicken sausage, trading in a traditional wheat bun for a gluten-free variety made with whole grains, and swapping out fries for baked lentil chips.

Nashville-Style Hot Chicken, Nut-Free!

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Top Chef finalist and The Chew co-host Carla Hall has officially opened the doors to her first restaurant: Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen. Her speciality dish? Hot Chicken, a unique spin on traditional style Southern fried chicken with an extra layer of added heat (six to choose from to be exact)! The best part? Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen is an 100% nut-free kitchen

Gluten-Free Pizza (by the slice) Party in NYC

Of the 550 pizza places in NYC, only 25 offer gluten-free pizza. In the mood for just a slice instead of the whole pie? You’re now limited to about 5 spots. Options for those wanting gluten-free pizza by the slice in NYC are pretty dismal, which is why when I heard that Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn was creating made from scratch gluten-free pizza by the slice, I wanted to learn more!

Nut-Free, Gluten-Free Sandwich Spreads

I love sandwiches of all kinds. One of the saddest moments I had when going gluten-free was the realization that sandwiches wouldn’t be as easy to eat with limited bread options. As more and more restaurants offer gluten-free options it’s become easier for me to partake in delicious sandwiches in the world. A favorite snack staple was almond butter and marmalade (fancy!). When I started dating my now-husband who has a nut allergy, I stopped eating any nut butters as I don’t want to kill him with a kiss. Recently I’ve been experimenting with no-nut butters and other spreadable substitutes which give me the same satisfaction as a nut butter sandwich, but keeps my husband safe. Win win! Here are a few of my favorites.