vegan cookie

Fun fact: I’m vegan.

It’s not exactly secret, either, since whenever I go to a holiday party I always have to ask what has eggs, butter or milk in it, and avoid all the main meat dishes or delicious-looking desserts. I’m used to it by now, so I usually eat a snack before hand or bring a dish to add to the table that I can enjoy, too.

But I’m not the only one who sometimes feels left out at food-filled events. Anyone with allergies or sensitivities to certain foods also has to be careful. This time of year seems to be filled with all of the top allergens: wheat, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts and soy.

If your best friend is gluten free, your dad is allergic to shellfish, and your cousin just went vegan, here are a few recipes (and store-bought goods!) that everyone can indulge in.

Gluten Free & Vegan Apple Pie:

Vegan Meringue:

Gluten Free & Vegan Raspberry Pinwheel Cookies:

Allergy Free Truffles:

Allergy Free Brands:

Enjoy Life Foods:


Simple Mills: