Baby Allergies And Intolerances
One of the first things health care professionals look at when a breastfed baby is extremely fussy or gassy is moms diet. Of course, babies can be fussy or gassy and not have an intolerance or allergy to something moms eating. Other important signs to look out for: rash, hives, eczema, sore bottom, dry skin wheezing or asthma congestion or cold-like symptoms red, itchy eyes ear infections irritability, fussiness, colic intestinal upsets, vomiting, constipation and/or diarrhea, or stools with mucus or blood. I should also note that sometimes the blood in the stool isnt visible. In my friends case the blood was microscopic, so they wouldnt have known if they hadnt had a diaper tested!
If a health care provider thinks your baby is suffering from cows milk protein intolerance or cows milk protein allergy , the typical recommendation is to start by cutting dairy out of the moms diet for a few months and seeing if that improves symptoms. Your health care provider may or may not recommend that you cut out soy at this time as well. After a few months they might recommend reintroducing again to see if the symptoms return or not. Most babies will grow out of the intolerance or allergy by the age of 3.
How To Make Dairy Free Chocolate Cake
Its so easy to make this chocolate cake, you are going to totally love it.
Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray three 8-inch cake pans for a three layer cake, or two 9-inch cake pans for a two layer cake, with non-stick spray and line the bottoms with circles of parchment paper. Set aside.
Then sift all purpose flour and unsweetened cocoa powder into a mixing bowl and add sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix together.
Prepare some vegan buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring jug and then adding soy milk up to the 1 cup line and letting it curdle. You can also use almond milk for this step if you prefer, but soy milk works really well.
Add the vegan buttermilk to the mixing bowl along with some oil, applesauce and vanilla extract and mix into a thick batter.
Then add in 1 cup of boiling hot coffee and whisk it in with a hand whisk.
The batter will be thin once the hot coffee is mixed in, and this is how its supposed to be for this recipe.
Divide the batter evenly between your prepared cake pans and then bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the cakes comes out clean.
Let the cakes cool for a few minutes in the pans before transferring to wire cooling racks to cool completely before frosting.
How I Went Dairy & Soy
I cant believe its been a year that Ive been living a restricted, dairy and soy free diet. When Piper was a tiny baby she had so many G.I. issues that were eventually resolved as reflux and an intolerance to dairy and possibly soy. This wasnt just her frequent & abundant spit ups but blood in her stools and then in her spit up as well. As a brand new mom its pretty scary to see in real life the scenarios unfold that all of your pamphlets and baby books tell you require immediate medical attention. After too many trips to the doctor to count and so much anxiety it was a relief once I eliminated dairy and soy and we saw some improvement. Piper was eventually put on medication for her reflux which I resisted for far too long as soon as we started it her spit ups diminished as did the blood.
Starting this diet was a huge and challenging change for me I love food and cooking with a newborn presents its own set of new challenges as it is, let alone searching for new meals to make that fit within the dairy and soy-free parameters. I would day dream about being able to order a pizza or just get carry out in my state of exhaustion. It seems like such a small thing to get so disrupted by and Im so grateful that Piper was and is OK and that this was the least of our worries but it was still really hard on me, none the less. Today Im hoping to share resources and meal ideas for other new moms who may be going through this same issue.
Go-to dairy & soy-free breakfasts:
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Dairy Free Vanilla Cake
Vanilla Cake. The ultimate in classic cake flavours. And dare I say, one of the trickiest cake flavours to nail down too. This vanilla cake is light, fluffy, has a beautiful soft crumb, and is completely 100% dairy-free. And guess what, I bet you wouldnt even be able to tell it was dairy-free because its out-of-this-world delicious.
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Topped With Stunning Blue Vegan Buttercream
And if youre wondering how I got this cake to be the most beautiful dreamy color of blue, I relied on McCormicks Natures Inspiration Food Colors. This is seriously the ONLY brand Ive ever used that actually works, plus is perfect for kids who are hyper sensitive to artificial dyes.
Truly this is a cake worth celebrating over.so what are you waiting for?
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Peanut Butter And Chocolate Butter Cream Cups
How does life get any better than with a batch of Emily von Euws Peanut Butter and Chocolate Butter Cream Cups in your kitchen? Oh wait, did we mention theyre raw? Yep, you can make a batch of these and give them to your friends, then proceed to watch them gasp as you tell them how easy and amazing for you they are.
Using This Recipe To Make Gluten Free Dairy Free Cupcakes
Now onto our final variation of this dairy free cupcake recipe, making it gluten free and dairy free!
You can swap in your favorite gluten free flour blend cup for cup in this recipe!
I personally prefer King Arthurs gluten free flour blend, and find that 1 1/4 cups of GF flour weigh about 150 grams.
In addition to swapping the flour, there are two additional steps you need to take when making these cupcakes gluten free.
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Dairy Free Chocolate Cake
This delicious dairy free chocolate cake is fudgy, ultra moist and amazingly textured. Make it as a 2 or 3-layer cake and smother it in vegan chocolate buttercream.
You can never have too many recipes for chocolate cake. You know how sometimes those short little blurbs on recipes will say things like: the only recipe for chocolate cake youll ever need. I mean I even say things like that sometimes!
But you know what beats one good recipe? Two or three or four really good recipes! That all deliver a little something extra special.
This is how I feel about all our chocolate cake recipes , they are all totally divine and all bring it in their own special way.
This dairy free chocolate cake is three layers of awesome! And you dont even have to do it in three layers, you can do it in two layers if you like, and it can be done in 8-inch or 9-inch cake pans so its flexible and versatile but most importantly, its utterly delicious.
It makes use of hot coffee to really bring out the rich chocolate flavor of the cake and its next level moist!
Of course this cake is dairy free but its also egg free because really, you dont need eggs to make this cake amazing. It is undetectably dairy-free and egg-free, i.e. no one will guess and everyone will think youre awesome for baking this cake!
How To Bake Dairy
Do you ever wonder how to make your favorite recipes dairy-free? Let us show you the way by making some of our most well-loved baked goods without dairy. In this post we offer you a concise guide on how to bake dairy-free, from breakfast pastries to decadent desserts. Note: For the sake of this post, eggs are not considered dairy ingredients. If youre looking to bake without eggs, check out these vegan recipes.
The art of dairy-free baking can be distilled into five key tips. Use these pointers to guide your baking, and you’ll soon be making desserts and dishes everyone can enjoy.
1. Start with recipes that are already dairy-free.
Some of our favorite recipes dont call for any dairy ingredients at all we wager that’s true of some of your favorites, too. From Almond Cloud Cookies to Angel Food Cake to Whole-Grain Banana Bread, there are many delicious choices that dont require any adjustments.
Choose your recipes wisely based on how much substituting you’d have to do. Remember that while there are some fantastic dairy-free alternatives available, the fewer adjustments you make to a recipe the more likely it is to turn out as expected.
2. Substitute vegan butter 1:1 for regular butter
Ideal for vegan butter:
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How To Frost The Cakes
- Place the first cake with the shiny side down on a plate or a cake plate.
- Frost the top of the first cake. This will be the frosting in the center of your cake. I like a good amount of frosting in the center.
- Place the second cake on top of the frosted first cake the shiny side down.
- Frost the top and side of the cake with the remaining frosting.
- I decorated the top with chocolate shavings and frosting flowers using a Wilton 1M tip.
Dairy Free Soy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
You would never guess these Dairy Free Soy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies have no dairy or soy protein! They are compliant with the MSPI Milk Soy Protein Intolerance diet. My family actually preferred these to the traditional butter version!
Here is another recipe from my days of following the MSPI diet while nursing my second baby. Normally I am not a fan of cooking with Crisco, but when you absolutely cannot have butter, these types of priorities often take a back seat. One nice thing about working with Crisco is that its stored at room temperature. You dont have to wait for it to soften like butter!
My mom and sister really loved these cookies and actually preferred them to the typical all butter chocolate chip cookie.
During my MSPI days, I relied on dairy free / soy free chocolate chips. Enjoy Life! Brand is my favorite and thankfully my local grocery store carries them in the health/organic food aisle. These chocolate chips were so good you would never know they were dairy free!
This recipe is actually adapted from the Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe, so you know it wont disappoint!
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Sublime Flourless Chocolate Cake
Fortunately I have this awesome flourless chocolate cake recipe and it can be made dairy and soy free. I took this to a Christmas party last year with rave reviews from everyone gluten sensitive or not! One person told me it was a food crime in jest! It tastes too rich to believe its not bad for you. But if you take a very small piece and believe me a small piece will satisfy you, it really isnt bad health wise. Mind you, you dont want to be eating this everyday lots of calories there but for a rare splurge, eat it guilt-free!
Dairy Free Gluten Free Soy Free And Sugar Free Recipes
This collection of recipes features dairy free, gluten free, soy free and refined sugar-free recipes. PLEASE NOTE: Some of the recipes below require minor adjustments. Check the notes for substitution suggestions.
My four year old is allergic to soya/dairy/wheat and has a intolerance to black current. Is there any recipes you can send my way as the wheat allergy has only just been diagnosed and I am struggling with what I can make for her to eat without making her ill. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you
Hi, Daniel. That definitely sounds challenging. You can find gluten-free recipes on my blog by going to the menu bar, choosing Diet and choosing which tags to search. I have organized them under Gluten-Free, GF & Dairy-Free, GF & Vegan, Soy-Free, etc. I think youll be able to find some recipes there to help! All the best.
This is such a kind comment, Erika! Im glad to have a small part in bringing joy back to your kitchen. All the best on your transition.
May 26, 2019
After a devastating diagnosis of MS it became critical that I change my diet. My first thought was no dairy, soy, gluten OR sugar what CAN I eat? Ive found some yummy sounding thinks here!! Thank you!
May 29, 2019
Im sorry to hear about your diagnosis! I hope you can find some things that can help, Jamie.
Ronald F Gates
Do you know of a flour receipt that can be used for baking that is dairy free, gluten free and soy free?
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How To Make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
- In a large bowl cream, the softened butter until smooth with a stand-up or hand mixer.
- Add the pure vanilla extract and almond extract to the butter. Mix until fully combined.
- Add the cocoa powder and mix until fully combined.
- Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time to the butter mixture and mix until fully combined.
- Add the milk to the frosting and beat until smooth and spreadable.
Creamy Coconut Mango Pops
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Oh boydont Dora Dailys Creamy Coconut Mango Pops look like a doozy of a recipe? Summer is the time where frozen treats just bring a smile to our face anytime of the day or night. Theyre easy, quick to enjoy, and these pops even have a booze option if thats up your alley too! Either way, non-alcoholic or not, theyre perfect for summer sweets and are 100 percent easy to make!
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