Finding foods that are allergy free can be challenging, and expensive. You can prepare some of your own allergy free foods and condiments and save yourself a lot of money. You can make almost any recipe work for your allergy free needs. For instance, if you are allergic to wheat, and you want to make pancakes, you can make them by substituting white flour for barley flour or corn flour (if you have celiac disease you cannot use barley flour).
When you substitute one ingredient for an ingredient you are allergic to, you need to know what measurements will be appropriate for your recipe. For instance, if you substitute corn flour for white flour, the measurement will be the same. However, if you substitute barley flour for white flour you will use more barley flour. The measurement of barley flour to substitute for white flour is 1 and 3/8 cup of barley flour will equal 1 cup of white flour. If you use rice flour to substitute for wheat flour, you will use 7/8 cup of rice flour to equal 1 cup of wheat flour.
Living allergy free may involve more than food. There are shops online where you can purchase almost anything to fit into your allergy free needs. Whether you have food allergies, skin allergies, or allergic asthma, you can usually find everything you need online. Many allergy free online stores carry foods, skin care products, shampoos and conditioners, and cleaning products. You can also purchase vacuum cleaners and air purifiers that will keep your home environment clear of antigens.
There are different places online that you can get allergy free foods and other products. One place to shop is one called The Allergy Shop, another is called Navan Foods, and another is called Allergy Free Foods. For more information on allergy free stores online, do an online search in your favorite search engine.
You can buy many things online, or in your favorite store. However, you can also make many things at home, if you like to do that sort of thing. French fries and ketchup are an American favorite for many people, but if you are allergic to ketchup, you either have to have a substitute or go without. If you have the time and the inclination, you can make almost anything to fit into your allergy free life. For instance, if you are allergic to corn syrup, you can’t eat regular ketchup on your hamburger. You may be able to buy ketchup made without corn syrup in a health food store or online, but you can also make your own ketchup at a fraction of the cost.
You can make your own ketchup by using:
- 3 pounds of tomatoes.
- 2 cloves of garlic.
- 1/4 teaspoon (rounded) of ground cloves.
- 1/3 cup of white wine vinegar.
- 1/2 cup of honey.
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper.
- 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
- 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds.
- 1/2 teaspoon of allspice.
- 1/4 teaspoon of celery seeds.
- 3 cups of chopped onion.
- 1 tablespoon of sea salt.
To make ketchup that is free of corn syrup, you will need a large pot. Pour the oil in a large pot and start cooking the onions. When the onion is fairly clarified, add your tomatoes, and all your other ingredients. Cook all the ingredients for about an hour and then take off the heat and let it cool. Once it is cool put the ketchup mixture through a food mill, and then put the ingredients into a crock pot for 6 hours. The mixture should cook down to be near the consistency of regular ketchup. You can put the ketchup in canning jars, if you wish.
When it comes to food, it is good to have a choice of purchasing allergy free readymade foods or making them from scratch. It’s good to know how to substitute ingredients to make your own tasty foods, and it is also convenient to have an allergy free online source to buy your foods and other goods.