Sweet Curry Chicken & Peppers

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To say the Hubster loves anything with curry would be a great understatement.  I’m not entirely sure if there is an appropriate word in the english dictionary that truly captures his affection for all things curry.  Now, I don’t dislike curry, but I’m not a huge fan for the way it makes my house smell for days following the meal.  But every once and awhile I will cave and make a curry dish. Last night I decided to do some {Read More}

Our (Almost) Amber Alert

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Today, for a brief moment, I experienced fear like nothing I’ve felt before. And that’s saying a lot considering my little men’s life threatening food allergies. But today I experienced the fear of every mom when it appeared that my youngest had been abducted while we were shopping. We were at Costco and had just returned from taking my little men to the restroom when I noticed that our cart had gone missing. Like a momma duck being followed by {Read More}

Food Allergy Love Fest #10 – 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: 4/6/2014

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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 April 6, 2014: On Blogs.Prevention.com, “Food Allergy or Food Sensitivity?  What You Need To {Read More}

{Giveaway} Chicago Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo Tickets

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In just 8 short days I’ll be making my way to Chicago for the Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo (GFAF Expo).  I am so excited, not only will I be reuniting with some of my gluten-free and food allergy besties but I’ll also get a chance to try out some new allergy-friendly products.  It’s a wonderful event and one that I look forward to each and every year! This year, the incredible GFAF Expo Team is generously offering 5 EpiFamily {Read More}

Food Allergy Love Fest #9 – 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}

Food Allergy Love Fest #8 – 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}

Cookbook Review: Mom Certified Celebrates Heritage

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I enjoy creating new allergy-friendly recipes but sometimes it’s nice to just pull out a cookbook and go.  I have a handful of cookbooks that I can do that with…well, mostly. I had the honor of meeting Tiffany Hinton at the 2013 Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo.  She is a wildly talented gluten-free, dairy-free blogger and author.  I reviewed her first cookbook, “Gluten Free Mom Certified,” and fell in love!  (You can check out my review of her cookbook, here.) {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 3/23/2014

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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 March 23, 2014: On TheStir.CafeMom.com, “One Mom Shares What Eczema Meant For Her Baby’s {Read More}

Food Allergy Love Fest #7 – It’s A Party!

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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}

Allergy-Friendly Banana No-Nut Bread

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Everyone needs a good and safe, nut-free banana bread recipe.  I don’t know about you but I just can’t bring myself to throw away overly ripe bananas.  I either chop them up and put them in the freezer for a yummy dessert or I turn them into banana bread or banana muffins.  My little men could probably survive on banana bread if I let them. This is our go-to recipe.  It’s great as bread or muffins.  Something else that we {Read More}

Review: My ID Square is Life Changing

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I am a big believer that medical alert jewelry is not only important but can save lives!  Both of my little men wear their allergy alert bracelets anytime we leave the house.  Of course, if it were up to me I’d make them go out wearing a sandwich board displaying their allergies in big block print.  But since that isn’t exactly realistic, the medical alert bracelets that my little men wear have been our best option.  Not a perfect option {Read More}

Allergy-Friendly Blueberry Streusel Muffins

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Everyone needs to have a good blueberry muffin recipe.  Growing up in my parents’ house, breakfast was a big deal.  Cooking has never been a passion of my mom’s and yet she always had something in the oven or cooking on the stove when we came downstairs for breakfast.  We were occasionally allowed to have cereal but it was always accompanied with scrambled eggs and/or bacon.  Blueberry muffins were my favorite as a child, especially the ones with the sugary {Read More}

Food Allergy Love Fest #6 – It’s Time To Party!

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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}

Green B.E.A.N. Delivery – Be Still My Organic-Loving Heart

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I can’t say that I’ve always been a health conscious shopper but following my little men’s food allergy diagnosis I quickly hopped on board.  Nobody really knows why there has been a rise in food allergies over the past 10 years.  There are lots of theories on the topic ranging from the Hygiene Hypothesis to low Vitamin D levels to an increase in GMOs and pesticides in our food.  Regardless of the actual reason, all of my reading has brought {Read More}

Chicago GFAF Expo, Here I Come!

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Many of you may remember from last year that I was asked to join the Gluten Free Allergen Free (GFAF) Expo Official Blogger’s Team for their Chicago Event.  It was a fabulous weekend filled to the brim with allergy-friendly vendors, foods, cookbooks, authors, speakers, bloggers and so much more!  It was, beyond a doubt, the highlight of my spring.  (You can read all about my trip to the 2013 GFAF Expo, here!)  Well, I’m excited to announce that the GFAF {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 3/9/2014

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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 March 9, 2014: On CNN.com, “Family Food Allergies 101” This is a great article {Read More}

Allergy-Friendly Taco Soup

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During the winter months I love to make soup.  One of our all-time favorites is Taco Soup!  This recipe is naturally free of the top 8 allergens: dairy, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, fish, shellfish, and gluten.  I also love to cook this in my slow cooker on low all day.  It’s easy on the days when I’m not able to make dinner.  I put it in my slow cooker in the morning and viola, it’s ready at dinner time. {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 3/2/2014

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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 March 2, 2014: On TriadMomsOnMain.com, “Living With Food Allergies: A Child’s Point-of-View”  I love {Read More}

Food Allergy Love Fest #5 – 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}