Posts in category "Egg-free"

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 »

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 »
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Kim & Scott's Cafe Twist

I recently had lunch with Kim Holstein of Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels and she could not be any nicer or more inspired by her work. I was treated to a warm gluten-free pretzel and Mediterranean Salad (sans the feta). The gluten-free pretzel was actually really good and has a biscuit like flavor and consistency.... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

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:

Eating Allergy Free at Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is just around the corner. For those of you lucky enough to attend but unlucky with food allergies I suggest you plan ahead. I recently contacted Carol Ann Dennison, Lollapalooza’s Access Program Coordinator, and she had this to say, “My best advice to our patrons is to just ask a vendor during the festival... Read more »
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Salad Dressing Challenges

It’s hard to find good store brand salad dressings when you have multiple food allergies. If one is soy free it will have dairy then another will be gluten free but will have soy. Plus many dressings are filled with high fructose corn syrup and red number no-blah blah blahs. I hate to dump chemicals... Read more »