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Food Family & Groups Definitions

Allium Free

The most well known alliums are: Chives, Leeks, Garlic, Onion, and Shallot. Onion free and garlic free recipes can be hard to come by, which is why we love taking traditional foods and approaching them with a new set of eyes. All recipes in this category are free from onion, garlic, and all other alliums.

Bean and Lentil Free

Here you’ll find recipes free from all beans and lentils. This includes chickpea (garbanzo bean), pinto beans, black beans, kidney beans, navy beans, red lentils, green lentils, and more. This category does include however other legumes. For 100% legume free recipes, click here.

Berry Free

These recipes are free from ALL berries including (but not limited to): Acai, Blackberry, Blueberry, Boysenberry, Cranberry, Currant, Elderberry, Goji, Grapes, Lingonberry, Mulberry, Raspberry, Sea Buckthorn, Strawberry, Tayberry. Botanically, banana, persimmon, and tomato are berries, but are categorized separately. Use the Advanced Search page to eliminate all necessary ingredients.

Whilst blackberries and raspberries are botanically stone fruits, they are eliminated in both berries and stone fruits, as most people associate them with the word berry.

Citrus Free

These recipes are free from all forms of citrus including grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, and tangerines. Fun fact: Pineapple, while tart, are not part of the citrus family.

Cooking Oil/Added Fats Free

This is another individual category. Some of you can have small amounts of oil whilst others can have none. However, don’t let this category prevent you from exploring the rest of the recipes. Many of the recipes call for a cooking oil to start the process. If you have a method of cooking you like, such as sautéing in broth, you can have most of our recipes.

For this category, we have eliminated:

  • Avocado (flesh and oil)
  • Seed Based Spreads
  • Nut Based Spreads
  • Dairy Free Butter
  • Cooking Oil of Any Kind
  • Chocolate Chips (cacao butter)
  • Large Amounts of Whole Nuts or Seeds
  • Added Fat For Cooking (as compared to cooking a protein in it’s own natural fats)

You’ll notice a small amount of whole seeds in some recipes that have been included in this category.

Cruciferous Free

Cruciferous vegetables include the Brassica family, as well as vegetables outside of that family. People who follow a low sulfur diet eliminate these foods. Our Cruciferous Free section eliminates ALL of these vegetables including (but not limited to): Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Bok Choy, Turnip, Kale, Mustard, Arugula, Radish, Kohlrabi, and Brussels Sprouts. We have eliminated 40 ingredients that are Cruciferous vegetables.

Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Our gluten free and dairy free recipes are always delicious. These recipes are also suitable for those who are GFCF (gluten free casein free) as well. All of our dairy free recipes are lactose free, casein free, and whey free. Helpful articles: Hidden Sources of Gluten, Gluten Free Swaps, Hidden Sources of Dairy, Dairy Free Swaps

Latex Cross Reactive Foods (M/H)

M/H indicates Moderate/High. With latex, there are two things: Latex-Fruit Syndrome, and Foods Cross Reactive With Latex (where allergy is concerned in reference to proteins).

For this category, we have NOT eliminated low risk foods, or foods that have not been officially investigated. This is a hyper-individualized diagnosis, and for some of you, we have over-eliminated foods. In your case, we encourage you to use the other individual allergen filtering options on the Advanced Recipe Search.

For this category, we have eliminated:

  • Apple
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Chestnut
  • Fig
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Melons
  • Papaya
  • Passionfruit
  • Potato (white/purple/gold/red)
  • Strawberry
  • Soy
  • Tomato

Legume Free

Our legume free recipes are delicious and always gluten free, dairy free, and egg free too. Some common legumes include chickpeas, beans (black, kidney, pinto, etc.), green beans, green peas, peanuts, and lentils.

Nightshade Free

Our nightshade free recipes are free from tomato, potato, peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, goji berries, and all other nightshade berries.

Poultry Free

Our poultry free recipes have excluded all forms of poultry including Chicken, Duck, Fowl, Goose, Quail, and Turkey. Interestingly, duck falls under both poultry and red meat, and is eliminated in both categories.

Red Meat Free

These recipes are free from red meat as classified by the FDA. We have eliminated: Beef, Bison, Duck, Lamb, Pork, Veal, and Other Game Meat.

Seed Free

Every recipe here is free from seeds. Where seeds are a seasoning, those recipes are either omitted, or we have a substitution note available. Click here to learn more about living with a seed allergy. The article includes a full list of seeds, and these recipes are free from them all.

Seeds eliminated include: Chia, Flax, Hemp, Poppy, Pumpkin, Sacha Inchi, Sesame, Sunflower, Anise, Annatto, Caraway, Celery Seed, Coriander, Cumin, Fennel Seed, Fenugreek, Mustard Seed, Nutmeg

Squash and Gourd Free

There are a lot of squash and gourds to be found in the world. We have eliminated them all in these recipes. Common names for squash and gourds include: Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Cucumber, Melon, Pumpkin, Summer Squash, Yellow Squash, and Zucchini.

Stone Fruit Free

This category eliminates fruits that are botanically typed as a stone fruit. Also known as drupes, these fruits usually belong to the Prunus genus, have soft flesh, and a thin skin. Interestingly, they stop ripening when harvested. These fruits includes:

  • Apricot
  • Apriums
  • Blackberry
  • Cherry
  • Coconuts
  • Dates
  • Green Almonds
  • Lychees
  • Mangoes
  • Mulberries
  • Nectarine
  • Olives (and olive oil as it is a derivative)
  • Peach
  • Plouts
  • Plum
  • Raspberry

Sweet Potato and Yam Free

These recipes are sweet potato and yam free. We have eliminated all varieties of sweet potatoes and yams including (but not limited to) Japanese Sweet Potato, Orange-fleshed Sweet Potato, Golden Yam, and Purple Sweet Potato.

Special Diet Type Definitions

Autoimmune Protocol (AIP)

The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP, AIP Paleo) is a very specific diet. Similar to Paleo, GAPs, and SCD, the goal of AIP Paleo recipes is to give you body what it needs to heal. While some of our AIP Paleo recipes focus on traditional, nutrient dense ingredients, other recipes are simply dessert. Dessert should always be eaten in moderation 🙂

EOE Friendly

Our EOE recipes that are friendly to the initial elimination stage of EOE. These recipes are free from wheat, dairy, egg, soy, peanut, tree nut, fish, shell fish, beef, chicken, and corn. Helpful articles: Hidden Sources of Gluten, Hidden Sources of Dairy, Hidden Sources of Eggs, Hidden Sources of Soy, Hidden Sources of Tree Nuts, Getting Started with a Corn Allergy, Coconut Peanuts and More

FPIES Friendly

FPIES – Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome is a hyper-individualized diagnosis. Individuals with FPIES can adhere to the general list, or deviate completely. With that in mind, if you deviate from the traditional FPIES diet, use the Advanced Search page instead to customize your recipe results.

For these recipes, we have INCLUDED lower risk ingredients which include: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Parsnip, Pumpkin, Blueberry, Strawberry, Plum, Watermelon, Peach, Lamb, Quinoa, Millet, Tree Nut, and Seeds.

We have EXCLUDED moderate and high risk ingredients which include: Squash, Carrot, White Potato, Green Bean, Apple, Pear, Orange, Beef, Peanut, Legumes, Sweet Potato, Green Pea, Banana, Avocado, Rice, Oat, Milk, Soy, Poultry, Egg, and Fish.

Fructose Intolerance Friendly

We take a strict approach to the recipes in this category, however, Fructose Intolerance is a hyper-individualized diagnosis. You may be able to tolerate recipes/ingredients outside of this category.

Our Fructose Intolerance recipes eliminate all forms of sugar/sweetener, most fruits, select vegetables, and other ingredients that are deemed questionable for a person who is fructose intolerant.

Excluded Ingredients Include: Artichoke, Asparagus, Chicory Root, Fennel, Leek, Garlic, Legumes.

GAPs Diet

GAPs stands for Gut And Psychology Syndrome. The GAPs diet was created by Dr. Nattasha Campbell-McBride, and has some roots in the SCD diet. It’s becoming more common for parents of autistic children to follow a GAPs diet to help improve their child’s quality of life. The GAPs recipes that we share are based on the strict phase one introduction.

Gluten Free Vegan

Our gluten free vegan recipes are gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, egg free, honey free, and animal product free. Our vegan recipes take into account those who may be soy free, or legume free. Our passion to create recipes to help those who fall outside of the traditional dietary needs. Helpful articles: Hidden Sources of Gluten, Gluten Free Swaps

Low Histamine

Low histamine recipes are excellent for people with a histamine intolerance, as a way to help manage symptoms. Remember, there’s no such thing as a histamine free diet, and you should always eat what works for you. Our low histamine recipes have eliminated common triggers, high histamine foods, histamine liberators, DAO blockers, and yeast. These low histamine recipes are also always gluten free, dairy free, and egg free.

Excluded Foods Include: Deli Meats, Dried Meats, Ham, Salami, Sausage, Olives, Pickles, Preserved Vegetables, Olives, Avocado, Chicken, Eggplant, Mushroom, Pumpkin, Tomato, Spinach, Banana, Chocolate, Fish, Papaya, Pineapple, Shellfish, Raw Egg Whites, Strawberries, Smoked Foods, Beans, Nuts, Vinegar, Citric Fruits, Yeast

Nut Free Paleo

Our nut free paleo recipes are mindful of those who may be allergic to common ingredients used on the paleo diet including nuts. It can be very difficult to find commercially available nut free paleo snacks and treats. We’re here to help you fix that problem. These nut free paleo recipes are also egg free.


Our paleo recipes are mindful of those who may be allergic to common ingredients used on the paleo diet such as nuts and eggs. All of our paleo recipes are gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, and more.

Paleo – Vegan

Being both paleo and vegan can be really difficult, especially if you want tasty desserts. We’ve put together recipes that help those who need to be paleo and vegan, but of course, without sacrificing flavor. All of these recipes are gluten free, grain free, animal product free (animal flesh, animal derived products, insect derived ingredients), egg free, and more.


Our Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) Recipes follow the strict list of what’s allowed on SCD.

Top 8 Free

These recipes are free from the US top 8 allergens (Wheat, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Peanut, Tree Nut (including coconut), Fish, Shellfish. Helpful articles: Hidden Sources of Gluten, Hidden Sources of Dairy, Hidden Sources of Eggs, Hidden Sources of Soy, Hidden Sources of Tree Nuts, Coconut Peanuts and More


Our vegan recipes are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, honey free, and free from all animal products. We take into account less common allergies when crafting these recipes to make sure everyone can feast together.