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Allergy Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Foods

Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 7:00 am
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St. Patricks Day Hat and MoneySt. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that is celebrated with Irish music, parades, and certain foods and drinks that have become traditional to enjoy during this holiday. The music and parades can be enjoyed by anyone. The foods and drinks, however, can be a problem for people who have food allergies. Fortunately, there are some allergy friendly alternatives!

Dairy Free Shamrock Shake
The Shamrock Shake that appears at McDonalds in March is extremely popular. Some restaurants actually sell out of that product very quickly. It’s fun to enjoy a seasonal item that tastes sweet.

Unfortunately, the Shamrock Shake from McDonalds contains milk. This makes it unsafe for people who are allergic to dairy or who have lactose intolerance. Food.com has a “copycat recipe” for a dairy free Shamrock Shake.

It makes 2 servings. The ingredients include: 2 cups of soy ice cream, 1 and 1/4 cups of soy milk, some mint extract, and some green food coloring. What if you are allergic to dairy and soy? You might be able to substitute coconut ice cream and coconut milk for the soy in this recipe.

Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread
Irish soda bread is another treat that people eat on or around St. Patrick’s Day. It is among the few that children can enjoy. Soda bread is typically made with wheat flour, which isn’t safe for people who have celiac disease to consume. It’s also not safe for people with allergies to wheat, or who have a gluten intolerance.

Betty Crocker has a recipe for gluten-free soda bread that takes ten minutes to prep and will serve 12. Instead of using wheat flour, use 2 cups of Betty Crocker All-Purpose Gluten Free Rice Flour blend.

It also calls for gluten-free baking powder, which sounds a bit redundant since baking powder contains cornstarch (which is gluten-free). You are also going to need some xanthan gum. The rest of the ingredients are ones that you would expect in Irish soda bread.

Corned Beef and Cabbage
Cabbage, like all vegetables, is gluten-free. Beef is also gluten-free. Sometimes, the spices used in corned beef and cabbage are not gluten-free. Celiac.com has a gluten-free recipe for corned beef and cabbage that serves 6 people (and will yield some leftovers).

The recipe uses peppercorns. It also recommends you use gluten-free pickling spices. Everything else in the recipe is either meat, vegetable, or butter. Those allergic to dairy can omit the butter, since it is only being used to brush onto the cooked vegetables.

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