Trick-Or-Treating With Food Allergies

The Teal Pumpkin Project

This time of year, I get lots of emails asking about trick-or-treating. Many of you have asked whether or not we let our little men participate and if we do, how we keep them safe.  Those are great questions and, like many questions related to food allergies, the answers depend a lot on each child’s specific allergies and circumstances and what parents feel comfortable with. Each child’s sensitivity to his/her allergen(s) is different.  Just with my own boys, I’ve noticed a {Read More}

{Giveaway} Living Without’s 2014 Holiday Guide

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It’s almost November!!  AHHH…can you believe it?!?  The holidays are just around the corner, are you ready?  I hope I am! Is this your first year dealing with food allergies or intolerances?  Holidays can be one of the most difficult times as 99.5% of the gatherings are centered around food.  Well I have something that can help… Living Without Magazine puts out an incredible Holiday Guide issue that is chock full of allergy-friendly recipes.  The recipes range from holiday desserts, {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 10/26/2014

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for October 26th, 2014: On Reuters.com, “Milk Substitutes Might Not Give Kids Enough Vitamin D.” {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 10/19/2014

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for October 19th, 2014: On TheGlobalDispatch.com, “Publix Recalls ‘Asian Mix’ Due To Undeclared Peanuts.”  I always {Read More}

{Giveaway} Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware

Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware

With the cooler weather upon us and the holidays just around the corner, many cooks are spending more time in the kitchen! I don’t know about you, but my favorite recipes to make are one dish wonders (less dishes to do). As a thank you for being faithful readers several of my blogging buddies have come together to host a fantastic giveaway that will help make your holiday dinners even more stunning! Epi-Family and Vegetarian Mamma, along with My Plant {Read More}

Review & {Giveaway} Nana Creme Frozen Dessert

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  I first learned about Nana Creme when I was doing research for my weekly, “Food Allergies In The News,” post.  I stumbled across an article titled, “Naperville Woman Opens Non-Dairy, Frozen Dessert Business in Lombard,” and after reading about Gina and her new allergy-friendly ice cream, I couldn’t believe what I was reading.  I literally did a happy dance in my kitchen and I knew I had to reach out to her.  Boy am I glad that I did! Gina {Read More}

Allergy-Friendly Snickerdoodles

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When I crave a cookie, it generally involves one of these flavors: Chocolate Chip, M&M, Grandma Lou’s Famous Sugar Cookies, Ginger Snap, and Snickerdoodles.  Those are my favorites and the ones I grew up making with my mom and grandma. Most of the recipes I’ve been able to rework so they are “safe” for my little men but I struggled to master the Snickerdoodle.  Oh and of course, I have yet to find a “safe” M&M – so I haven’t been able to {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 10/12/14

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for October 12th, 2014: On DailyMail.co.uk, “Girl, 4, Who Is Allergic To School Dinners Is {Read More}

Lucy’s Review & {Giveaway} + Allergy-Friendly Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups

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If you are on a restricted diet due to allergies, you are probably avoiding one or more of the top 8 allergens (dairy, egg, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish and wheat/gluten).  Once you get used to what you have to omit, making entrees & side dishes gets a bit easier.  The real challenge is baked goods.  Almost all baked goods contain gluten/wheat, dairy and eggs.  And if you are like me, sometimes you just need to be able to {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 10/5/2014

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for October 5th, 2014: On Nooga.com, “The Farm Stand: Wiping Out Food Allergies With Fermentation.” {Read More}

Food Allergy Resource: Living Without Magazine

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When my little men were first diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies I wanted nothing more than to find other moms who truly understood what I was going through.  Unable to find other moms, I would have even settled for articles written by moms about parenting food allergic children, but I struggled to find much of anything.  Of course that was 4 years ago.  With the rise in food allergies it’s amazing how far we’ve come.  From better labeling of foods, to {Read More}

Review & {Giveaway} PASCHA Dark Chocolate Chips

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I love sharing with you new allergy-friendly products that I find.  However, I get really excited when it involves chocolate!  Who doesn’t?!?!?  Have you heard of PASCHA Chocolate?  I shared about them for the first time last year when I had the privilege to sample some of their dark chocolate bars.  Their chocolate is free of the top 8 allergens (dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, wheat/gluten, soy) and AH-MAZING! Well, I have some exciting news… They now offer {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 9/28/2014

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for September 28, 2014: On 10TV.com, “6-Year-Old Has Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction After Consuming Strawberries At {Read More}

The Influence Conference

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I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to attend this year’s Influence Conference.  I snagged a ticket just days before the conference last year and went primarily because two of the women that I most admire, Shauna Niequist (pictured above with my great friend Kelly and me – we were star struck) and Lara Casey, were speaking at the conference.  I know…I know, not the best reason for attending the conference.  However, it was by far one of the highlights of my {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 9/21/2014

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for September 21, 2014: On MalaysianDigest.com, “Get To Know Your Food: Products Sniff Out Additives.”  I {Read More}

Review & {Giveaway} Ardenne Farm Baking Mixes

Ardenne Farm Baking Mixes

I love when I find new products that are not only “safe” for food allergy families, but that are also DELICIOUS!  I had the privilege of meeting the lovely people who created Ardenne Farm Baking Mixes at the Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo in Chicago last April.  All of their baking mixes are gluten-free and nut-free and many can be made with substitutions. They were kind enough to send me home with 2 mixes to try out and share with {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 9/14/2014

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for September 14, 2014: On Dispatch.com, “Commentary: Lives May Depend On Schools Stocking Epinephrine.”  I {Read More}

Razzle Dazzle Party Cookies & Wholesome Chow Review

Razzle Dazzle Party Cookies

Everyone needs a good party cookie!  These are fabulous, gluten-free and allergy-friendly.  PLUS they are SUPER easy to make!  Before I can share with you how these bad boys are made, I first must introduce you to Wholesome Chow’s Baking Mixes.  Have you seen or tried these yet?  If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve probably seen me post about these more than once. They are incredible.  Not only are they free of the top 8 allergens (dairy, soy, {Read More}

Spaghetti Squash & Mama’s Allergy-Friendly Bolognese Sauce

Spaghetti Squash & Mama's Allergy-Friendly Bolognese Sauce

I love anything and everything Italian.  If you have food allergies then you know it’s one of the hardest meals to find and/or prepare next to breakfast.  However, this recipe is not only allergy-friendly, but is also incredibly healthy.  It’s a great way to get your littles to eat extra veggies!  WIN! WIN! I’m not gonna lie, this isn’t a meal that you can throw together in 30-minutes.  The Bolognese Sauce needs to simmer on the stove or in a {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 9/7/2014

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for September 7, 2014: On 620WTMJ.com, “Why Food Allergies Are Common Among Young Students.”  There are {Read More}