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Allergy Friendly Bundt Style Brownies

Homemade Allergy Friendly - Egg Free, Dairy Free & Wheat Free Bundt Pan Brownies

I realized that I have not done any dessert recipes in a while, so here is a brownie recipe with a twist, that I recently baked. This recipe is very easy to make. It is dairy, egg, and gluten free. I was going to bake them in a usual baking pan but at the last minute had an idea and changed the pan to a Bundt pan, to give it an interesting twist. They can still be baked like usual.

  • 45 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
2 cups gluten free flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup water
1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
Sliced Egg Free Brownies

Steps

1
Done
2 min
Oiled baking pan

Heat oven to 375 o F. Oil the baking pan so the cake does not stick or line it with parchment paper, set aside.

2
Done
10 min
  • add all the ingredients
  • mixing ingredients

Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl except the chocolate chips and mix.

3
Done
5 min
  • adding chocolate chips
  • add batter to pan

If using Bundt pan to bake, then add the chocolate chips now. If using a normal baking pan, add the chocolate chips on top, after adding the batter.

4
Done
25 min
baked gluten free brownies

Bake for 25 minutes. Take out of the oven and let it cool down.

5
Done
5 min
baked egg free brownies

If Bundt pan is used: first go round the pan with a butter knife to seperate the cake. Then cover the pan with a plate and turn upside down. You will feel the cake fall on the plate. Cut and Enjoy!

Cook Notes

  • Use any gluten free flour you like.
  • Use 1 cup granulated sugar or your favorite sweetner instead of brown sugar and honey.
  • Use dairy free butter or vegetable oil if coconut oil cannot be consumed.

Step - by - step guide to setting up shop on your Facebook page


This is not a sponsored post. I am just helping out fellow bloggers to set up shop.


This post is about linking your Amazon shop to your Facebook page. I will use Amazon shop as an example here but you can also link your Etsy or any other shop you have. It is very easy. You have three options on how to do it.

The three options are as follows:

  • Adding link to your Amazon shop in your about section
  • Adding the link to 'Your Story' section of your Facebook Page
  • Adding a 'Shop Now' call-to-action button on your Facebook Page

I will explain how to do each one in detail. Do note that the steps are to be followed on a desktop, mobile view might have different steps, which I will research later and update.

Linking your Amazon shop in the about section

three dots on facebook page

First go to your page. On the top of the page just below the cover photo you will see three dots. Click on the three dots.

edit page info

Now click on the 'Edit Page Info'.

add link to description

A pop up will appear. Here you can add the link to the description section. Also put an affiliate earning disclosure, just before or after the link. Save and you are done.


Linking your Amazon shop in the 'Your Story' section

Your Story on facebook page

Similar to the about section, there is also a section called 'Your Story'. It appears on the sidebar on the right. Here you can add a more personal touch to your page description. You can add a separate image, from your profile picture and cover picture. This can also be a good spot to add the link, so when your follower clicks on the story, it also shows your Amazon link. If you have not already added 'Your story' to your page, see instructions on how to add one.
Your Story section

Click on the story section itself, which will open up the story section.

edit your story on facebook page

Now click on the 'edit story' on the top right corner. Then add the link along with disclaimer.

your story image


Linking your Amazon shop with a call-to-action button


Usually there is a call-to-action button option right under your cover photo. I will recommend this option as it looks more elegant. If you have not already added a call to action, such as 'Message'(you receive messages in Messenger), 'Call' or 'Email', you will get the text '+ Add a button'. You can select that and then follow the steps below. If you have already added the button, then you just choose the 'Edit button' option and follow the steps below.
call to action button on facebook page

Hoover on the button will make an option menu show up. Select the 'Edit Button' or '+ Add a button' option.

add shop now on facebook page

A pop up will appear, giving you the different options to add. Select 'Shop Now' option.

shop now website link

In Step 2 you will choose 'Website Link'. Then add your link and save.

adding link to your story


Adding 'Your Story' Section to Facebook Page

For adding 'Your Story' section to your page, follow the first two steps from the Adding the link to About section. Once you have the edit page pop up, scroll all the way down and click on 'See All Information'.

adding your story

You will see the option to add your story, along with other page details. Add image, text and link to your shop.

styling your story

Hope this helps. I would recommend to add the shop now button but it doesn't hurt to get as much exposure to your link as you can. If you have a question or do not understand let me know in the comments.

Potato Wedges

Homemade Allergy Friendly Potato Wedges

These homemade wedges are very easy to make. A favorite in our family. You can use any spices and herbs you like. I use herb d`Provence or Italian seasoning. However, for this recipe I used single herbs as I ran out of the other two mixes. They will go well as a side with burgers or Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

  • 1 hr 25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
6 medium potatoes
salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon herbs (Herbs de Provence/Italian seasoning or any individual - Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley)
splash olive oil

Steps

1
Done
10 min

Heat oven to 375 o F. Wash and pat dry the potatoes. (see cook's notes)

2
Done
10 min
  • potato cut in half
  • cutting potatoes
  • potatoes cut into wedges

Cut the potato in half. Now take one half and cut it into another half. You should end up with 8 long wedges from each potato.

3
Done
5 min
  • sprinkle spices and herbs on potato
  • mix spices to cover potatoes

Spread parchment paper on a baking tray. Place the potatoes on the tray. Pour oil and sprinkle the salt, pepper and herbs. Mix with hand so that all the wedges are covered. Spread in a single layer (see cook's notes)

4
Done
60 min
baked potato wedges

Place in the oven and bake (see cook's notes), for one hour or until golden and the potatoes are done. Enjoy!

Cook Notes

  • Use any kind of potatoes, you have on hand.
  • Peel or leave the skin on, I usually leave it as is for nutritional benefits, just make sure you wash it thoroughly.
  • I used individual herbs such as Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley, 1/2 teaspoon each or eyeball it.
  • Make sure you sprinkle oil before the herbs, salt & pepper. The spices and herbs will stick to the potatoes better and will not settle at the bottom of the tray.
  • You can either bake or roast the potatoes(if you have the option, on the oven) . Roasting gives it a crispier outer coating. The potatoes need to be cooked for one hour either way, to be tender.

Mince Meat and Potato Cutlets

Egg Free and Dairy Free Mince Meat and Potato Cutlets

These meat and potato cutlets, as they are called in our family or you can call them patties, are super easy to make. The mince can be substituted for any other kind of meat you like. They can be made in batches and frozen. The original recipe I am sure is very different from the version I make, as I have adapted it to suit our taste buds and dietary requirements.

They can be packed for school lunch or eaten as a side. I think these will go well as a side with my Chicken & Veggie Rice or Cauliflower Fried Rice or even an accompaniment to Chicken Corn Soup, in this cold weather.

  • 1 hr 45 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
Outer Covering
1/2 cup dairy free milk
2 tablespoon gluten free flour or corn flour
6 potatoes(any kind), medium
salt and pepper, to taste
Filling
1/2 lb beef mince
1 green chilli
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon crushed pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Garnish
2 tablespoon cilantro
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon cilantro leaves
1/2 cup water (prevent potato from sticking to hands)
Oil, for frying

Steps

1
Done
40 min

Boil or bake potatoes, until done.

2
Done
30 min

While the potatoes are cooking, you can either boil the mince or cook it until done. Add the salt, pepper, cumin and red pepper while cooking.

3
Done
5 min
cooked mince

Once the meat is done, adjust seasoning. take off from the heat. Add garlic, green chili and cilantro. Mix and cover with lid.

4
Done
15 min
mashed potatoes

When the potatoes are cooked, let them cool down. Now peel off the skin, put all the potatoes in a bowl. Add the milk, flour and seasoning. Mash the potatoes, just like mashed potatoes, adjust the seasoning, to taste.

5
Done
5 min
  • potato patty
  • meat filling

First wet your hands with a little water so that the potatoes dont stick to your hands. Now take a handful of the potatoes and flatten it on your hand. Add the filling.

6
Done
5 min
patty shape

Cover the filling by pressing the ends together with the hand. Add more potato to cover the filling, if required. Give it a patty shape.

7
Done
5 min
fried cutlets

Now fry on high heat, until golden. Enjoy with your favorite dip.

Cook Notes

  • When frying make sure the oil is hot enough that the patty doesn't soak up the oil and disintegrates.
  • Can be frozen. Take a flat freezer safe platter, lay down the patties on the plate and freeze. Once frozen, take out of the freezer , let it sit for a few minutes, then put them in a freezer bag and refreeze.

Allergy Friendly Khara Masala Qeema


Allergy Friendly Dairy Free Khara Masala Qeema Spicy Mince Meat Curry

A lot of you might be wondering what does Khara Masala Qeema means? It is basically a Pakistani spicy mince meat curry. Khara Masala means whole spices (not crushed or ground) and Qeema/keema means mince meat. This is a super easy and quick curry dish, loved by my children. I make it when I am in a hurry. Any kind of mince meat can be used, for example, lamb or beef even chicken. I usually make it with lamb. Serve it with your favorite gluten free bread or gluten free tortillas as I do.

  • 1 hour
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1 lb mince (coarsely crushed)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, sliced
4 tablespoon extra-virgin coconut oil, or any other kind
1 teaspoon salt
10 whole button red chilies
1 tablespoon mix whole spices - cloves, black pepper, black cardamom
1 teaspoon white cumin
2 tablespoons ginger julienne
Garnish
1 teaspoon garam masala
3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3 green chilies

Method

1
Done
30 - 40 min

Heat oil in a pan, add all the ingredients, except garnish, and cook until oil separates and the meat is cooked through.

2
Done
5 min

Add lemon and garam masala, mix. Take off heat, Then add the green chilies, cover and let it sit for 5 minutes

Gluten Free Chicken Samosas

Allergy friendly, gluten free rice paper samosas

Yummy as declared by my son, who is the most pickiest of eaters. This recipe uses rice paper as the replacement of the pastry that is used in the traditional samosa recipe. Rice paper is usually available in the international section of the grocery aisle and is usually stiff but soaking it in water makes it soft and then you can shape it any way you like. Shallow frying will give it the crispiness and while frying make sure that you keep each of the samosas separate from other as the rice paper sticks to each other and then all the covering tears apart and the filling comes out.

Don't expect them to be a perfect triangle as they are gluten free. Also because once the rice paper softens you have to handle it carefully or it sticks together. The more slowly and carefully you do the first few the more perfect shape you will get.

  • 1 hour.
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
6 Rice Paper Sheets
1 Cup Boiled and shredded Chicken (with salt, pepper and any other spice)
1 Onion, chopped
1 Bowl Water, to soak
Oil, for frying

Steps

1
Done
5 min

Mix the chopped onions with the shredded chicken and adjust seasoning.

2
Done
5 min
  • Chinese rice paper
  • rice paper samosa

Take a rice paper sheet and soak it in water just until it softens. Then carefully cut in half with a help of a knife.

3
Done
5 min
chicken filling

Now add filling in each half, about a tablespoon.

4
Done
10 min
  • making samosa
  • Pakistani Samosa
  • Tea time snack samosas
  • triangle samosas

Now take one side and fold it over the filling. Then do the same with the other side, you should end up with a triangle shape. Now press all sides to close off gaps.

4
Done
10 min
  • samosa snack
  • fried samosas

After you have used all the sheets, shallow fry and enjoy with your favorite dip!

Cook Notes

  • Once the rice paper softens it tends to stick together be careful when handling.
  • Resist the urge to keep turning the samosas or they will break, let one side brown first, do it on medium heat.
  • When frying leave some space between each samosa so they don't stick to each other otherwise they tear apart and all the filling comes out

Chicken Lettuce Wraps


This is an easy to make, light meal. The filling is flavored with soy sauce and honey. I use Romaine lettuce in this recipe. The vegetables I used are onions, green pepper and other colored peppers, corn, carrots and green onions but any vegetables can be used.

  • 30 mins.
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
Filling
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion
1 cup chicken, boiled and shredded
1 carrot
1 cup corn
1/2 bell peppers(mixed), each
1/2 teaspoon ginger
2 cloves garlic
1 green onion
Seasonings
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon black pepper
salt, to taste
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon sesame oil
For Serving
1 head romaine lettuce, leaves separated and rinsed
1 thinly sliced green onions
Chopped cilantro

Steps

1
Done
20 min

Boil and shred chicken, with salt, set aside.

2
Done
5 min

Cut all the vegetables. Add 2 tablespoon olive oil to a pan, on medium heat. Add garlic to the pan and fry for a minute. Now add all the vegetables to the pan and stir-fry for 5 mins

3
Done
10 min

Add all the seasonings and cook further for 5 mins. Now add chicken and mix, take off the heat and add green oinions.

4
Done
5 min

Spread the filling on top of a Romaine leaf, add cilantro and green onions on top and enjoy!

Chicken Corn Soup

Chicken Corn Soup

As the weather turns chilly, I tend to make a lot of soup. One of the soups that I make regularly is Chicken Corn Soup. It is super easy and a crowd pleaser too.

  • 45 mins.
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
8 cups Water
1 tbsp Salt
1 tbsp Black Pepper
1/2 lb Chicken
1 cup Corn
1 tsp Red Chili Powder (optional)
1/2 cup Corn Flour (mixed with cold water)
1/2 cup Soy Sauce, Green Onions, Hot Sauce (for garnish)

Steps

1
Done
20 min

Wash and drain chicken. Add 8 cups of water to a pot, then add chicken and all the seasonings and bring to a boil then let it simmer for 20 mins.

2
Done
5 min

Now take out the chicken and add the corn and let it simmer, meanwhile shred the chicken. Then add the chicken back to the pot.

3
Done
10 min

Now add the corn flour mixture and keep stirring until all of it is mixed, bring the broth back to boil until it thickens.

4
Done
5 min

Adjust seasoning to taste. Garnish with a splash of soy sauce and spring onions and enjoy!

Cook Notes

  • Leave out corn if you are allergic or for any other reason you cannot have them.
  • Add more water if the soup turns thick.
  • Add more cornflour if its thin and bring it up to your desired consistency.