There are countless tasty recipes available here on About.com. Still, I know that being allergic to peanuts can limit your choices. Here's a quick guide to all of the peanut-free recipes found here on the About.com Food Allergies site, listed by category, for easy reference.
Recipes that include sesame, soy, or tree nuts are noted accordingly, as these are several of the more common concerns for cross-reactivity with peanuts.*Recipe is not peanut-free as written, but includes a simple modification to make it peanut-free.
- Allergy-Safe Steak
Great steak is more about technique than ingredients. Here's how to make a flavorful steak without allergenic extras.
- Chicken Provençal
One-pot braised meal featuring tomatoes, potatoes, and sweet French herbs.
- Hot Millet Breakfast Cereal
Breakfast porridge with fruit and spices. Note: Coconut is an optional ingredient.
- Lamb with Feta-Mint Pesto
Sophisticated dinner party fare serves a crowd. (Made with pine nuts, but includes instructions to make this nut-free.)
- Polenta Torte
Corn-crust substitute for pizza, topped with oven-roasted vegetables.
- Tacos with Allergen-Free Seasoning
Adapt this taco recipe to match your choice of filling and spice level.
- Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Zucchini-Feta Pancakes
Greek-inspired savory crepes with vegetables and herbs.
- Basic Microwave Spaghetti Squash
How to cook this unusual vegetable with a minimum of fuss.
- Carrots with Cinnamon
The sweetness of cinnamon makes a popular vegetable even more friendly to kids' palates.
- Millet-Herb Stuffing
A tasty, savory side dish in its own right, or use it to stuff the Lamb with Feta-Mint Pesto (above).
- Mushroom-Sage Risotto
Italian rice dish that's hearty enough to be a vegetarian main course.
Soups, Snacks, and Salads
- All-Purpose Allergy-Safe Vegetable Broth
Canned or boxed vegetable broths often include allergenic additives. Fortunately, making your own is easy.
- Allergy-Safe Gazpacho
This Spanish cold tomato soup is a summertime classic, and takes almost no time to prepare.
- Allergy-Safe Quinoa Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Summertime cold salad featuring an Incan "supergrain."
- Cranberry Chicken Salad
This tangy chicken salad recipe couldn't be simpler. If you're avoiding soy, use soy-free mayonnaise (recipe below).
- Curry Chicken Salad
Chicken salad flavored with a homemade spice blend and apricots. If you're avoiding soy, use soy-free mayonnaise (recipe below).
- Nut-Free Trail Mix
Can't find safe trail mix in stores? Try making your own.
- Pumpkin and Apple Soup
Take advantage of two of fall's most abundant ingredients with this sweet-and-savory soup.
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Don't throw away those seeds in your Halloween pumpkins. Pumpkin seeds are nutritious and a good substitute for nuts as a quick salty snack.
- Soy-Free Larb
Traditional Thai ground pork or chicken salad that's naturally soy-free.
Sauces, Condiments, and Appetizers
- Cinnamon Applesauce
This kid favorite is easy to make at home and makes a good early solid food for babies with some simple modifications.
- Corn-Free Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Ginger
Traditional turkey accompaniment, without unhealthy high-fructose corn syrup.
- Corn-Free, Soy-Free, Sulfite-Free Mayonnaise
Homemade mayonnaise just plain tastes better. This one is free from several common allergens.
- Easy Red Wine Pan Sauce
Dress up steaks or chicken with this quick French reduction sauce.
Classic Middle Eastern chickpea dip or sandwich spread. (Includes sesame.)
- Red Pepper Puree
Colorful sandwich spread: try it instead of peanut butter.
- Spinach-Artichoke Dip
A version of popular pub fare that's free from shellfish, wheat, and soy.
- Tomato Bruschetta
This classic Italian toast preparation works equally well as a sophisticated appetizer or as rustic picnic fare.
- Dairy-Free Hempmilk Tapioca Pudding
A newer dairy alternative makes a creamy dessert. You won't believe it's not made with milk.
- Dairy-Free Strawberry-Banana Smoothie
Here's an easy breakfast: quick, delicious, and a nutritional powerhouse.
- Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Tempura Batter
Rice flour-based batter for meat, seafood, and vegetables. (Includes frying instructions.)