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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Spring Fling, Blogger-Style!: Feature Day

~*Welcome to*~
TODAY is the FEATURE DAY of my Spring-filled link-up with Jo of Jo, My Gosh! where we each share our TOP 3 FAVES.  I only picked recipes to share because this is a food/allergy blog, after all, but Jo didn't adhere to such rules so if you weren't featured here, you might have been on her blog
To recap, here's what I've shared with you this week:
  1. Sean's Banana Berry Birthday Smoothie (Soy, Wheat, Nut, Fish and Egg-Free, Can Be Milk-Free)
  2. Super Simple Roasted Asparagus (Soy, Wheat, Egg, Nut, Milk and Fish-Free)
  3. Beef and Barley Stew (Soy, Nut, Fish, Egg and Wheat-Free, Can Be Milk-Free)
  4. Mint Smoothie (Soy, Nut, Fish, Egg and Wheat-Free, Can Be Milk-Free and Diabetic Friendly)
  5. Strawberry Spinach Salad (Soy, Wheat, Egg, Fish and Milk-Free, Can Be Nut-Free)

Before I announce my TOP 3 FAVES, I want to say, "Thank you" to everyone who took the time to stop by, comment and/or link-up.  You all linked up some amazing crafts, posts and recipes, and we (quite literally) could not have done this without you!  Thanks for your participation, and I hope to see you all (and more) at link-ups in the future! :)
And now, in alphabetical order, are my TOP 3 FAVE recipes that were linked up this week:

submitted by Caroline of Grateful Foodie

Photo courtesy of Grateful Foodie

What I love about these is that they are very allergy-friendly (top 8 free and then some), fun and festive!  Caroline even shared a link on how to make your own gelatin to make it even better for you and yours, too.  Bonus! :)


submitted by Emily of It Bakes Me Happy

Photo courtesy of It Bakes Me Happy
What I love about these are that they are easily adaptable to be free of all the top 8 allergens (use a soy-free, dairy free chocolate like Enjoy Life in the recipe, make sure all your ingredients are soy-free, and use one of the egg substitutions here for the eggs) and they are chocolate, fudge-y goodness!  Hello!  What's not to love?  Delish!


submitted by Tessa of Tessa The Domestic Diva
Photo courtesy of Tessa The Domestic Diva
What I love about these is that they are top 8 free, strawberry and coconut (love that combo) and fit so many dietary needs.  Definitely a fun, easy recipe for spring and summer!  You could even add some Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips and have yourself that winning strawberry, coconut and chocolate combo.  YUM!  (Note: I do not label coconut as a tree nut, so if you are allergic to it or to all tree nuts, this recipe is not for you.)

Congratulations, ladies! 
Here is your featured badge if you care to use it:

Your recipes will also be pinned to our "Spring Fling, Blogger-Style! Features" board on Pinterest.  If any of you would like to be a guest on Natural and Free, please send me an email and we'll work out a time.  I'd love to have you! :)

If you haven't had a chance to review all the amazing submissions or grab your badge yet, now is the time! 



  1. Great features ladies! I love that you have some easy recipes for the kitchen challenged, as well as the fancy stuff!

    1. Thanks, Amy! That's how we roll. :D

      Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

  2. This was a fantastic feature!! As a kitchen challenged people, we agree with Amy. It's nice that there are things we can do, too!! --The Dose Girls

    1. I am all for easy, kitchen challenged or not! :) I think it's great when everyone can do it, not just a gifted few. That's what I strive for, anyway. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Those all look good - I love strawberries so anything with them in it looks yummy.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday.

    1. I'm with you there about the strawberries! They are probably my favorite fruit. :)

      You're welcome for stopping by, and thanks for stopping by here. Have a great day!

  4. Thank you Julie, hope you get a chance to enjoy them!!

    1. You're welcome and thank you, Tessa! I hope so, too!!!


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