Make Dinner Festive and Food Allergy-Friendly with a Pumpkin Surprise


Pumpkin Surprise Food Allergy Friendly MealIt really is wonderful how many food allergy cookbooks are beginning to pop on the market. When it comes to free-from diets, you can never have enough recipe options, and each book seems to come from a different angle.

Most recently, I was contacted by author Brianna Rose Monson about her new title, Allergy Free for the Family Cookbook. It includes over 100 recipes that are free from 7 of the 8 "top allergens," including milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, fish, and shellfish. In addition, 88 of the recipes are gluten-free … and I am sure you experienced gluten-free folks could work your magic with specialty flour blends to enjoy several of the remaining recipes too.

We will be doing a full review on the book soon, but … you may not want to wait around for us. So, I asked Brianna if we could feature a recipe from her book for our viewers. She promptly responded with this wonderfully seasonal recipe that she promises is delicious and fun for the ENTIRE family during the fall pumpkin season …

Allergy-Free for the Family CookbookPumpkin Surprise

Recipe from Allergy Free for the Family Cookbook by Brianna Rose Monson

1 medium pumpkin
1 pound hamburger
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup green pepper, chopped
2 cups rice
2 cups water
1 cup chicken or beef broth (gluten free)

Clean out a pumpkin and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Brown hamburger, onion and green pepper.  Add rice, water and broth and simmer, covered for 20 minutes.  Put mixture in pumpkin and bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.


One final note: Brianna doesn't believe in making multiple dishes at a single meal, so the recipes in are reportedly tested to be tasty for everyone, food allergies or not. Brianna truly believes that those with food allergies should and can be included in family and social gathering involving food. And I think this little guy is proof of that …

Pumpkin Surprise Food Allergy Friendly Meal

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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