Having a sweet tooth runs in our family. So when it comes to desserts, we definitely LOVE them.
For dairy-free and peanut-free options that are enjoyable to all, we have to get a bit creative with the recipes. Here’s one we enjoy making with Kay that’s quick and easy: mango sushi with coconut sticky rice. Mmm mmm goodness!
- 1 cup of sticky rice (also known as glutinous rice), cooked
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 1 mango
- 1 tbsp sugar (or 2)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Place cooked sticky rice into a medium sized bowl
- Pour in coconut milk (can add more to taste)
- Sprinkle in salt to taste
- Sprinkle in sugar to taste
- Mix contents thoroughly
- Set aside to cool to room temperature
- Peel the mango and remove its seed
- Cut mango in thin slices and set aside
- Form the coconut sticky rice into sushi
- Place mango slices on top of sushi
- *Optional* Add garnish (in this case, the blueberry was added by my daughter)
happy-tummy-ometer : 5 out of 5 . “The blueberry mango sushi is my invention! It is yummier and looks more gooder!”
photo credit : RC2 Films
We originally weren’t sure about this restaurant since it’s not character dining for dinner but it soon exceeded our expectations on all fronts. With excellent service and a cheerful staff that’s also receptive to our child’s allergy needs, we felt at ease right away.
We entered when the events for the children began, where they got to sweep coconuts across the restaurant’s floor with brooms and dance to island music. Soon after, the polynesian food came out. We received huge helpings of side dishes first, which ties us over between skewers of meat brought around by our server. Please note, this is a restaurant for meat lovers (my daughter included). Vegetables are definitely lacking here.
The side dishes of pan-fried dumplings and chicken wings are both dairy and peanut free and very tasty! Kay feasted on this meal alone and really didn’t need to eat anything else. She also had some skewered chicken and pork but preferred the crispiness of the dumplings to all other foods.
For dessert hers came out first, which made her feel really special. It’s also her first ice cream sandwich! This dairy-free, peanut-free and gluten-free dessert is made with Rice Dream vanilla ice cream and Enjoy Life chocolate chip cookies. It’s as good as it looks, so she gobbled it up really quickly. It’s definitely a memorable night for us.
happy-tummy-ometer : 5 out of 5 . For the meal: “Mmmm. The ‘dum-pe-lings’ are so crispy and yummy” For the dessert: “Ooh it looks deeelicious! Soo yummy. And I like the raspberries a lot.”
One great thing about having ripe avocados… it’s time to make guacamole! It’s so easy to put together (Kay helps with the mashing), takes only 5 minutes to prep and is a healthy, dairy-free and gluten-free dip for chips.
- 2-3 ripened avocados, peeled and pitted
- 1 lime, halved
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- salt and pepper
- 1/4 tomato, diced (optional, my child avoids the tomatoes)
- In a medium bowl, mash the avocados with a fork
- Stir in minced garlic
- Squeeze in the lime juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix thoroughly
- Garnish with diced tomatoes
- Immediately dip in tortilla chips!
photo credit : RC2 Films