{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

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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}

Happy Birthday America!

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The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays.  Not only is it our country’s birthday but it’s also a fun day spent with family and friends.  For us, it usually involves cookouts, time at the pool, sparklers and ends with a beautiful display of colorful fireworks. A food allergy diagnosis can make today’s festivities a bit more challenging as most of the cookouts are potluck and you never know where your child’s allergen can be lurking. A few {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 6/22/2014

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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 June 22, 2014: On ChicagoNow.com, “Got Food Allergies?  How To Trim Your Grocery Bill.”  Buying {Read More}

Allergy-Friendly Baked Honey Dijon Chicken

Baked Honey Dijon Chicken

All of my men including the Hubster loves dipping sauces of all kinds.  We rarely, if ever, sit down to a meal where someone doesn’t request ketchup, honey mustard, barbecue sauce, etc.  In fact, my youngest loves the honey mustard that the Hubster makes him that we make a batch almost weekly. You probably already know this about me but I love to read cookbooks.  That’s right, I generally have a pile of them on my nightstand.  Constantly flagging recipes {Read More}

Blessings in Broken Dreams

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Turning 30… We all fantasize about things and for me I fantasized about turning 30.  Many dread this milestone birthday but not me, I looked forward to it and welcomed it with open arms.  To me, 30 was the new 20.  I had this idea that 30 was the best age to be because at that time I would be done having children (3 to be exact), I’d have my pre-baby body back (or at least working towards it), we’d be {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 6/15/2014

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Before we get into the *HOT* news articles from this week… I’d like to wish all of the dad’s out there a Happy Father’s Day!   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 {Read More}

SpecialMoms Parenting Magazine – Food Allergies & Camp

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The SpecialMoms Parenting Magazine was first launched in early February.  Its creator and editor, Marla Murasko, saw a need and filled in the gap with this incredible magazine.  As a mom of children with special needs — life-threatening food allergies — I know all-to-well how difficult it can be to find other moms to relate to.  I often pick up a fun ‘mom’ magazines like, “Parents” or “Disney Family Fun” and as I read the articles I think to myself, “If only that {Read More}

Food Allergy Love Fest #14 – Party It Up!

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Hi and Welcome back to Food Allergy Love Fest! I am so glad that you found us! If you are on a special or restricted diet then you know how difficult it can be to find new recipes.  Especially if you have life-threatening food allergies, finding foods that are “safe” can be a real challenge.  For our family, both of our little men have severe, life-threatening food allergies.  Our hope and prayer is that you’ll be able to find some {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News – 6/1/2014

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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 June 1, 2014: On PoughkeepsieJournal.com, “Websites, Apps Help Those With Food Allergies”   I {Read More}

Black Bean, Chicken & Zucchini Enchiladas

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I’m so sorry for being a bit absent over the past couple of weeks.  This end of year school stuff is CRAZY!  Now that my oldest is in school I’m finally understanding why everyone is so scatter-brained during the month of May.  WOAH!  Thanks for bearing with me as I navigate this parenting a school-aged child thing.  :) With that said, I’d like to share with you a new recipe that I tried a week ago that was delish!  Even {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 5/18/2014

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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 May 18, 2014: On AllergicLiving.com, “Lawsuit Filed In Tragic Peanut Allergy Death” Natalie’s death shook {Read More}

Review & {Giveaway} Freedom Foods Cereals

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Are you ready for Day #3 of Food Allergy Awareness Week EpiFamily Giveaways?!?!?!? I have another *HOT* new allergy-friendly brand to share with you.  It’s Freedom Foods!  Freedom Foods is an Australian owned company that’s been making nutritious, allergy-friendly foods for the past 20 years.  You may be wondering why I said it’s a “new” brand and yet it’s been around for 20 years.  Well, although they’ve been in Australia for quite some time, they are relatively new to the {Read More}

Food Allergy Love Fest #13 – It’s Party Time!

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Hi and Welcome back to Food Allergy Love Fest! I am so glad that you found us! If you are on a special or restricted diet then you know how difficult it can be to find new recipes.  Especially if you have life-threatening food allergies, finding foods that are “safe” can be a real challenge.  For our family, both of our little men have severe, life-threatening food allergies.  Our hope and prayer is that you’ll be able to find some {Read More}