Sophie-Safe Cooking favorite ingredients

Like most of you, over the years I have struggled to find food products that I can use for Sophie. It's not easy to find things that are free of all of the top 8! So here's a list of some of the things that I have found to be most helpful. Please send me your favorites, too, and I will add them to the list! (I will add items that are free of all 8 most common food allergens: wheat, eggs, milk, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.)


Spectrum Vegetable Shortening; Spectrum shortening is soy and trans fat free, and works great in cookies, cakes, even frosting!

Coconut Oil; there are loads of companies that sell coconut oil, including Spectrum. It works great for baking, but can have tiny lumps, so allow extra mixing time if you're using it for frosting. Also, coconut has been added to the FDA's list of tree nuts, to be aware of that if you are choosing to use it.


Tinkyada Rice Pasta; this is by far our favorite rice pasta. It is easy to make and sturdy enough to be used even in casseroles or pasta salads.

Mrs. Leeper's Pastas; we like Mrs. Leeper's, but we prefer the rice pasta over the corn.


Deby's Gluten Free Sandwich Bread; while it's a little pricey, this bread is certainly worthwhile when Sophie makes her own Sunbutter and jelly sandwich for lunch.

Deby's Gluten Free Pizza Crust; this has brought back pizza night in our house! An easy to use frozen pizza crust, we top it with a little sauce and some pepperoni, or get creative with barbecue sauce and chicken, or some other crazy combo. Have fun!

Wylde Pretzels; Sophie loves these for a quick after school snack!

Brown Rice Loaf; this is Sophie's favorite sandwich bread by far.

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