Posts in category "Dairy-free"

Stay Cool My Friends

Stay Cool My Friends
It sure is hot! Years ago when I was broke and didn’t have AC I came up with the brilliant idea of putting my sheets and pillow cases in a plastic bag and freezing them for about half an hour or longer. Then I would take them out and sleep on them. I considered myself... Read more »

Get Your Granita On

Get Your Granita On
Summer is almost here and while it’s hard for us allergy-free peeps to walk by fro yo shops we do have the option of having a refreshing sorbet or granita. Granita is basically shaved ice. I like to think of it as a more rustic form of the sorbet. Chef Michael Ponzio’s Cibo: Anybody’s Guide... Read more »

CEAF is Back!

CEAF is Back!
I’ve decided to bring back Chicago Eats Allergy Free. Some of you have told me that you miss this blog. I was especially honored to hear that some of you even without food allergies appreciated my tips. Also, I am constantly running into people who need my help so here it is. It’s amazing how... Read more »
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Raw at The French Market

Several of my friends have informed me that raw food can indeed be procured downtown near the Metra Ogilvie station. I was in disbelief until I checked it out for myself. The French Market is located at 131 N. Clinton. It’s open Monday through Saturday year round. The aptly named Raw is located toward the... Read more »

Back to School Lunch Box Treats

I can hardly believe it’s that time of year already! For all the kids who are allergy-free there are tons of great options for safe school lunches. Many allergic kids want to feel “normal” and enjoy treats just like all the other kids. With these treats on hand they will fit right in and stay allegy... Read more »

It's Not Too Late For Sorbet

Perhaps you have seen their colorful fuchsia and orange pints at Whole Foods or other gourmet retailers? Flavors include: Dark Chocolate, Coconut, Grapefruit Campari and Green Apple. All sorbets are dairy free except for Coconut and Dark Chocolate. Photo credit: http://www.ciaobellagelato.com.
Summer isn’t over yet. If you haven’t had your fill of sorbet you still have plenty of time. First of all, let me define what a sorbet is. A sorbet is a frozen fruit dessert usually made with a sweetener and a fruit puree. Sorbet is often confused with sherbert, which is actually made with... Read more »
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Finding Comfort in Uncomfortable Foods Part I

What I mean by “uncomfortable” foods are the foods we know we should eat and don’t. It’s convenient to just grab packaged foods, tear and eat. It takes time and effort to buy vegetables, clean vegetables and cook vegetables. Even though the effort required may initially feel stressful, the result of eating healthy does actually... Read more »

Easy Ways To Use Living Harvest Hemp Protein

I was recently asked to guest blog for Living Harvest. I frequently use their products, especially their protein powders. Protein can be problematic for those of us with allergies and digestion issues. I know I feel the need for protein but sometimes eating too much from animal sources can be hard on digestion. Plus if its... Read more »

Creamy Drinks for Summer Happy Hours

When you have food allergies you have to be careful about what you order at the bar. If gluten is an issue there is always potato vodka (like Chopin for example), hard cider and even gluten free beers like Bard’s. For those who are lactose intolerant creamy drinks are out of the question unless you... Read more »
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Allergy Free Treats for Road Trips

Allergy Free Treats for Road Trips
It’s summer and if your not “staycationing” I hope you are vacationing. Here are some allergy free treats to pack and eat along the way:
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    Patricia Biesen is a Holistic Health Coach specializing in helping "eclectic eaters" find delicious alternatives. Eclectic eaters are those with food allergies, diabetics, sugaraholics, vegans or anyone on a specialty diet. She is also a passionate campaigner for positive body image. She has also guest blogged for Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Cancer, Blog World Expo, Living Harvest Tempt and many more.

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