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Feb
11
2014

5 Allergy-Free Desserts for Valentine’s Day PLUS a Sweet Giveaway!

Easy Allergy Free Valentine's Day Desserts

My husband and I rarely go out on February 14th. Restaurants are usually overcrowded and overpriced that night. Plus, the kitchens are often busier than usual, so the food never seems to taste quite as good as if you were to visit the restaurants on a quieter night.

Instead, we usually make a fun dinner at home with the kids and include some of our favorite treats.

This year we are letting the kids pick the menu. After hearing their choices though, I think it may have been cheaper to go out, after all. ;)

Their exact request this year: 1. Steamed Crab legs; 2. Daddy’s “Special Filet Mignon Steaks”; 3. “Something yummy” for dessert.

In the past, we have had a tradition of making some of my own favorite dessert recipes for Valentine’s Day. Some of our favorite allergy-free desserts are below:

5 Allergy-Friendly Desserts for Valentine’s Day

  1. Coconut Caramel Banana Ice-Cream ToppingGluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free
  2. Chocolate Covered Banana “Cake” PopsGluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free
  3. Chocolate Dessert WafflesGluten-Free, Dairy-Free
  4. “Best-Ever” BrowniesGrain-Free, Gluten-Free
  5. Sweet and Salty Chocolate Bites - Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Easily Nut-Free

This time though, we are going to be making a Cream Pie! The Pie Crust will be coming from my absolute new favorite cookbook (which also happens to have a lot to do with my Sweet Giveaway).

Allergy Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

Photo Credit: Alexa Croft (author of Everyday Classics)

Everyday Classics: 68 Tasty & Essential Recipes – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, and Soy-Freeby Alexa Croft, has become my new staple cookbook in the kitchen… and you are going to want it to become a staple in yours too!

For you Allergy-Friendly cooks out there that miss all of the classics… THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!

The recipes are incredible. A lot of them remind me of my own childhood and the very recipes that my mom used to make. I have made a good portion of the recipes from the book so far and the biggest critics in the house (who, by size, ironically also happen to take up the least amount of space), have seriously fallen in love with all of them.

— About the Book —

everyday classics cookbook giveaway

EVERYDAY CLASSICS is a must-have cookbook for those
living with food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances.

Author Alexa Croft has put a healthier spin on our most beloved pantry staples, breakfasts, dinners and desserts, creating a new set of family favorites that are completely gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free soy-free and 98% corn-free.

From sandwich bread and marshmallows to fluffy pancakes and cheesecake, these are essential recipes that kids of all ages have loved in the past and can enjoy again!”

– Recipe Breakdown —

68 Total Recipes—100% Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, and Soy-Free

67 Corn-Free or Easily Corn-Free Recipes

58 Tree Nut-Free or Easily Tree Nut-Free Recipes

54 Coconut-Free or Easily Coconut-Free Recipes

42 Vegan or Easily Vegan Recipes

46 Vegetarian or Easily Vegetarian Recipes

 AND…my favorite part….there are absolutely stunning photographs of every single recipe, taken by author, Alexa Croft, herself!

You will love the simple recipes, the breakdown and guide of all of the recipes by food-allergen, and all of the Tips and Tricks that are included with each recipe.

And because I will only share cookbooks and products here that I really believe will be perfect for my readers, I want to make sure that you know that this one tops my list!

GIVEAWAY TIME:

I love Everyday Classics so much that I am even personally giving away 3 copies of it to 3 of you loyal followers.

To enter: just simply do One, Two, or all Three of the following for a chance to win one. Leave A SEPARATE COMMENT for each one that you do so that you can earn an extra entry for each.

1. Tell me what intrigues you about this cookbook!

2. Follow Cook It Allergy Free and/or Lexie’s Kitchen on Facebook, or tell me if you already do.

3. Share this post with your friends on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook or other social media and leave an additional comment saying you did so. Help spread the word about this great new cookbook!

The contest will end on Wednesday, February 19th at 9am PST. The winners will be announced then. You must be at least 18 years old to enter and live in the United States or Canada.

GOOD LUCK!!

63 Comments
  1. On February 12, 2014 Su said

    What intrigues me is the ability to make recipes for my son that the rest of my family can enjoy as well. He has a severe peanut and tree nut allergy. Also, as of yesterday, we are eliminating dairy for a week or so to see if that helps with some other issues he’s having. Thank you.

  2. On February 12, 2014 Kim said

    A pie crust that I can make for food allergy family!!

  3. On February 12, 2014 Nancy said

    I already follow on face book and love both blogs

  4. On February 12, 2014 Niv said

    This will be a good book to have handy. I have used some of Alexa’s recipes and always enjoyed the goodies.

    I follow both CookitAllergyfree and LexiesKitchen on FB. Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. On February 12, 2014 Sharon Baridon said

    Recently found eggs were not good for and I’ve always tried to avoid soy. I would love this cookbook!!

  6. On February 12, 2014 Sharon Baridon said

    I do follow CookItAlkergyFree and Lexie’s Kitchen. Love these blogs!! Thank you for all you give to the community!

  7. On February 12, 2014 Angela said

    Just shared on Pinterest! Thanks for offering this giveaway – the cookbook looks amazing!

  8. On February 12, 2014 Dori said

    Thanks for the chance to win! The book looks lovely! What intrigues me is the fact that there are so many egg free recipes! I have been GF for 3 years but have recently gone egg, corn and dairy free to heal my RA- it has been really hard to find recipes! And all that I have collected over the years are worthless:(

  9. On February 12, 2014 Venessa F. said

    I am intrigued by how many allergens are avoided in most of the recipes. I try to avoid soy, and I have friends who are vegan, so this book will be perfect! Thank you for this giveaway :-)

  10. On February 12, 2014 Carolyn said

    I follow Cook It Allergy Free on FB.

  11. On February 12, 2014 Carolyn said

    I follow Lexie’s Kitchen on Facebook.

  12. On February 12, 2014 Mary said

    I follow both Cook it allergy free and Lexie’s Kitchen on Facebook. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  13. On February 12, 2014 Breanna said

    What intrigues me about this cookbook is just the fact that my son and I have gluten, dairy, soy and egg allergies so it would be great to have this cookbook as anothrr resource for great food we can eat!

  14. On February 12, 2014 Breanna said

    I follow both blogs on facebook

  15. On February 12, 2014 Breanna said

    I will share link on facebook. Thank you for the chance to win!

  16. On February 12, 2014 Brittany said

    I have been gluten free for awhile and now that I have eliminated dairy also it would be really nice to more basic recipes the whole family could enjoy. I love, love love the pictures, that makes a cookbook great!

  17. On February 12, 2014 Rebecca Chamberlain said

    We now need to be corn free as well. I would love help to do this!

  18. On February 12, 2014 Rebecca Chamberlain said

    I am now following the blogs!

  19. On February 12, 2014 Heather said

    I am excited about egg free!! I also follow both on fb!

  20. On February 12, 2014 April said

    I am always looking for healthy, delicious new recipes and these look wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. On February 12, 2014 April said

    Followed on FB!

  22. On February 12, 2014 April said

    Shared on FB

  23. On February 12, 2014 brooke said

    I love this cookbook because I am an advid baker. Baking is difficult now that I have to be gluten and dairy free for my baby. This cookbook would bring the baking back into my house! Already following on facebook!

  24. On February 12, 2014 Cindy W. said

    I love that this cookbook puts a healthier spin on favorite classic recipes and still keeps them gluten free. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. On February 12, 2014 Kim said

    Absolutely can’t have enough inspiration – especially for recipes for all the above – quite often have to try substitutes in other recipes – because often others only deal with one aspect. I have recently discovered that soy is another item that bothers me – so this cookbook would be great to have ready to use recipes!

  26. On February 12, 2014 Julie said

    Everything intrigues me about this cookbook…gluten-free, vegan recipes, even coconut free recipes!

  27. On February 12, 2014 Julie said

    I follow both blogs and am a fan on facebook!

  28. On February 12, 2014 Stephanie said

    This looks like an invaluable resource. I appreciate that she has created so many easily adaptable recipes to help those with multiple sensitivities.

  29. On February 12, 2014 Stephanie said

    I am a follower of both you and Lexie’s kitchen on Facebook.

  30. On February 12, 2014 Sheri said

    I am still muddling my through cooking with allergies. The few cookbooks that I have are great, but I feel like I need more recipes to have enough variety. I am a new follower on Facebook also.

  31. On February 12, 2014 Krista said

    I am so intrigued by this book! My daughter has an egg, dairy and wheat allergy as do I!i love any recipes that are allergy free and easy and tasty! Excited to see this book!

  32. On February 12, 2014 Krista said

    I am follower and I shared on Facebook!

  33. On February 12, 2014 Denise m said

    i havent seen a book that addresses corn allergy and i really appreciate that about this book

  34. On February 13, 2014 Deb said

    I have only been on the GF/DF road for about 2 years, so I am always looking for new ideas and recipes!!

  35. On February 13, 2014 Deb said

    I just started following both sites on FB.

  36. On February 13, 2014 Deb said

    I shared this post on FB.

  37. On February 13, 2014 Briita N said

    That pie crust looks amazing, and I am intrigued!

  38. On February 13, 2014 Kelly said

    Loving chocolate recipes and owning a gluten free book. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

    • On February 13, 2014 Kelly said

      I also followed both of you on face book and pinned on Pinterest about the giveaway!

  39. On February 13, 2014 Shanesa said

    I’m intrigued about this cook book because I’m new to allergy free eating and am still discovering what and how to eat. I was recently diagnosed with IBS and my diet is very bland right now so I would LOVE to win this book! Thanks for writing it!

    I followed on facebook as well.

  40. On February 13, 2014 Cathy V said

    Having recipes that are gluten and allergen free that are based on everyday classics and taste great will make it easier to get my family on board with my eating habits and allow me to cook one meal for everyone rather than and for me and one for them!

  41. On February 13, 2014 Cathy V said

    I follow Cook it allergy free & Lexie’s kitchen on FB

  42. On February 13, 2014 Dana said

    I am intrigued with this cookbook as I could share recipes with my family and still follow my gluten, egg, dairy and almond sensitivities. :)

  43. On February 13, 2014 Debra said

    Liked in facebook

  44. On February 13, 2014 Debra said

    Pinned on Pinterest

  45. On February 13, 2014 Debra said

    What intrigues me is that the book is classics and not odd un appetizing foods. Love love this type of cookbook as my family deals with multiple allergies and sensitivities.

  46. On February 13, 2014 jill said

    i have this book in my favorites for some day…now i have found i can not eat dairy or eggs or gluten and scrambling for foods to prepare. thanks for writing this book!

  47. On February 13, 2014 Beth Crean said

    I adore both sites and follow both. We have so many food allergies in our family that Lexie’s book would be a dream to have. Thanks very much for the opportunity to win one.

  48. On February 13, 2014 JaeDub said

    I am new to the dairy free, soy free, and gluten free lifestyle. So I am at a loss as to what to make for our family of 5. I would love to have some recipes. The internet can be difficult to navigate when you’re trying to incorporate so many “no’s” into a “YES!” recipe.

  49. On February 13, 2014 JaeDub said

    I liked this on FB

  50. On February 13, 2014 Cinda Backlund Fishe said

    I have a long list of food restrictions, and this cook book looks like it would be just what I need. I made your 90 second chocolate cake last night. I cheated and made it according to your directions. Now I will try it with coconut oil and coconut milk, as dairy is one of the foods I am not supposed to eat.

    I will not be one of your followers on Facebook! Thank-you for sharing your work with us!

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