I saw this post on Lifehacker about allergy safe recipes and was intrigued. Then I realized you could use recipes for allergic adults with allergic kids. Here is a DaddyTip from Chef Dad to you.
I have various food mishegos of my own, primarily avoiding dairy as well as low-fat and low-oil foods. (I don’t have a gall bladder. Long story.) In most cases, vegan food fits the bill. I’m happy to eat a plate of roasted vegetables with limited seasonings, but most people in my life are not. Therefore I’m always on the lookout for recipes that are vegan as well as edible.
This post on TheKitchn is titled The Most Difficult Dinner Guest Ever And Five Delicious Meals To Feed Them. It features a Venn diagram showing five different types of “difficult” dinner guests and the tiny spot in the middle where each need would be satisfied. (And excuuuse me if my lack of gall bladder is inconvenient for you! I’ll just stay in the corner and gnaw on some bark I found outside. Is that all right with you???)
When I saw that one of the categories was nut allergies, I put on my Chef Dad hat and realized this would make a great DaddyTip.
TheKitchn offers a list of five dinner recipes that should satisfy most allergic folks; thanks to the magic of “related posts”, even more fun foodstuffs appear on the site, such as this vegan banana ice cream which consists entirely of bananas and nothing else. While I doubt my kids would eat Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Onions, perhaps your children and their friends are more adventurous. Now that I think of it, I bet I could get my offspring to at least try risotto if I made it without the onions.
Additional Chef Dad tip—don’t assume that vegan means nut-free. For example, these vegan chocolate cupcakes with coconut icing may be GLUTEN-free, but the recipe calls for almond milk. Nothing wrong with that—unless you are feeding it to someone with a nut allergy.