Fabulous Finds: Cook It Allergy-Free

by Maggie on July 10, 2011

It’s about time for me to share the excellent website Cook It Allergy Free . It is indeed a fabulous find!

I remember when Kim hopped on the scene not too long ago. She came out of nowhere and made a name for herself and her blog in no time.

Kim is an incredibly creative mother of two really cute boys. And she’s a bit of a health-nut, I love that about her.  I always learn something from her posts and recipes.

What I really love about Kim though, is how she values her family time. Kim does not hesitate to take mini-breaks so she can spend more time with her young family.

Did I mention her recipes (and the accompanying pictures) are always incredible? And they’re so allergy-friendly.

To make allergy-free living easier for other people, Kim created an iPhone/IPad app that allows you to tailor hundreds of gluten-free recipes to meet your specific needs.   It’s incredible and really user-friendly.  With the tap of your finger you can find substitutions for just about any ingredient.

Clearly I could go on and on about Kim and the work she does for our gluten-free community, but I know you want to see what I made!  I’ve been wanting to make many of Kim’s recipes for months!  This was the perfect opportunity.

First of all, I made Kim’s Granola Oatmeal Cookie Bars. My almost-five-year old starts school in September so I’m busy getting us both ready for school lunches. This recipe is perfect, and really easy to prepare and play with!

My kids love French Toast so I knew I had to try Kim’s Vegan Banana French Toast. We all loved this recipe. I found it really quick to prepare so breakfast was on the table and everyone was happy.  I had a little bit of the mixture leftover so I used it in a smoothie.

Kim’s recipes are so kid-friendly because they’re tested on her two little boys so I figured I should try her  Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Tomatoes. I made a few minor changes (no goat cheese and I used coconut oil to cook the tomatoes).  It was delicious and even Callum ate it – told you they were kid-approved recipes.

If you haven’t already, make sure you take some time to check out Kim’s blog. Of course you can also find Kim on Twitter and Facebook.

This month’s Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger is being hosted by the ever-gracious Wendy from Celiacs In The House.

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Kim - Cook It Allergy Free July 10, 2011 at 10:37 am

Wow, Maggie, you are so totally awesome! You are too kind! I cannot thank you enough for your kind words and for adopting me. You were so busy in the kitchen with all of these! The funny thing is that I made the French Toast this morning and was eating it when I read this post! 😉

I am curious though to see if the Oatmeal Cookie Bars were a bit sweet for you. Lately I have been making them with a bit less of the coconut sugar and maple syrup since my sweet taste buds are super sensitive now.

Oh, and by the way, since you are now my new adoptive Momma… I need a new pair of shoes, and a new computer…oh, and a new Kitchen Aid Mixer! 😉 teehee

Thanks again for this amazing adoption, my friend. I appreciate it so very much!


Maggie July 11, 2011 at 5:08 am

Thanks Kim! I’m so glad you liked it. That’s pretty funny that you were eating French Toast while reading this! I did cut out a little bit of the coconut sugar and would probably cut out more next time. But my kids loved them so I might just leave the Cookie Bars as is 🙂 I’ll send you some shoes this week, you’ll have to wait till back-to-school for your new computer (and Christmas for the KitchenAid). xo


Shirley @ gfe July 10, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Terrific adoption of Kim! You’ve captured her beautifully, Maggie. Her app rocks, her recipes are incredible, she’s a super mom, healthy eater and nutrition guru, great person, and more. The recipes you chose look wonderful! Love that your Callum went for the asparagus. There was no doubt on the other two being favorites of all. 😉



Maggie July 11, 2011 at 5:09 am

Thank you Shirley. It was pretty easy to do! Kim’s definitely a keeper!


Annie July 11, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Quincy and I just whipped up a batch of the granola bars and can smell them baking…I can’t believe I’m going to have to wait a whole hour to try these babies! I’ll let you know how they turn out.

PS I can’t believe Callum is already going to SCHOOL in September!!! He’s clearly going to have the best lunches in the class.


Maggie July 11, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Nice one Annie and Quincy! Sounds like you finally have a sous chef 🙂 Yay! You’re right about the sweetness! I love recipes that allow me to cut out some of the sweet stuff and the end result is still delish! So glad you and Q liked these! xo


Annie July 11, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Well these were defintiely delishious! I’m glad I put less sugar than was called for (I put 3 TBSP) because they were super sweet. I’ll be sure to try some of her other recipes too.


Carol, Simply...Gluten-free July 11, 2011 at 9:12 pm

What a great post about a really lovely lady! Cute exchange between the two of you here 🙂


Maggie July 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Thank you Carol! She is really lovely. We have a lot of lovelies in our gluten-free community 🙂


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