The Influence Conference

Shauna Niequist

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}

Fears and Dreams for More Children after Anaphylaxis

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  I’ve been wanting to share this piece of my life with you for quite some time, but it’s been difficult for me to find the words to share.  Well, today is the day!  I need to get it all off of my chest because I know that one of you who is reading this desperately needs to hear my story. I’ll never forget being in the labor and delivery room, anxiously awaiting the arrival of my oldest.  They were {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 8/31/2014

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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 August 31, 2014: On AllergicLiving.com, “Race Driver Unveils Allergy Winners, Tells Of Own Severe Reaction.” {Read More}

Food Allergy Weekend In Indy

GFFA Fest

This past weekend was packed to the brim with all things food allergy and it’s just what our community needed.  We kicked off the weekend with our annual FARE Walk for Food Allergies at the White River State Park.  Despite the heat and humidity (90 degrees), we had a great turnout!  The walk is designed to not only raise awareness, but also money to fund food allergy research. We raised right around $24,000!  WOOHOO!  Way to go Indy! Do you {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 8/24/2014

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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 August 24, 2014: On FoodManufacture.co.uk, “Caterers Need Individually Wrapped Free-From Foods.” I think this is {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 8/10/2014

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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 August 10, 2014: On MarketWatch.com, “Sanofi Licenses Immune Design’s GLASS Platform To Explore Novel Approach {Read More}

{Giveaway} Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest In Indy

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Last year I had the privilege to attend the the Gluten Free Living Now Expo right here in Indianapolis.  It was a wonderful event very similar to the Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo that I attend in Chicago. All of the vendors were 100% gluten-free and many were also free of other top 8 allergens.  There were speakers who were incredibly knowledgeable on topics ranging from food allergies to Celiac Disease.  They even had a room designated for cooking demonstrations. {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 7/27/2014

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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 July 27, 2014: On FortMillTimes.com, “Presenting the 3rd Annual AllergyEats Food Allergy Conference For Restaurants {Read More}

Sweet Basil Thai Chicken

Sweet Basil Thai Chicken

One of the biggest challenges faced by food allergy families is finding “safe” ethnic foods.  Many ethnic restaurants use nuts, sesame, wheat, etc.  So when I stumbled across this recipe I was excited to give it a try. This recipe was a huge hit at our house.  My little men devoured the entire thing, even the peppers and my youngest asked for more!!  It was super easy to make and I served it over white rice but it would also be {Read More}

Hidden Allergens In School Supplies

Back to School

Preparing to send kids to school is quite the process.  I got a little taste of it last year when my oldest started preschool.  But having just returned from back-to-school shopping for Kindergarten, I don’t know how families do it with more than one child.  Just maneuvering down the store aisles with kids running amuck and whining about which kitty cat folder they wanted was enough for me!  Don’t get me wrong, I love back-to-school shopping – all of the {Read More}

Behind the Scenes at Enjoy Life Foods

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If you are a food allergy mom, you are no stranger to Enjoy Life Foods (ELF) Products.  Most likely their foods are a staple at your house, as they are at mine.  When good friend and fellow food allergy blogger, Keeley McGuire of the Keeley McGuire Blog contacted me about attending a special behind the scenes tour of the Enjoy Life Foods (ELF) Factory I was beyond excited!  We were also joined by our dear friend and fellow food allergy blogger {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 7/20/2014

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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 July 20, 2014: On MarketWatch.com, “Study Finds Cause Of Mysterious Food Allergy, Suggests New Treatment {Read More}

Quick, Easy, & Allergy-Friendly Cinnamon Rolls

Quick, Easy & Allergy-Friendly Cinnamon Rolls

I LOVE breakfast food!  I always have and honestly, it’s probably one of the biggest challenges for me as a food allergy mom.  Between my two little men, I can’t cook with eggs or dairy (amongst other allergens).  But since many breakfast foods contain one or both of these items you can see where the challenge comes in – especially with having to omit eggs. Just think, that omits all baked goods, all egg casseroles, quiches, pancakes, french toast, waffles, {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 7/6/2014

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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 July 6, 2014: On MedicalDaily.com, “Thousands Of Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cartons Recalled Over Peanut {Read More}