Category: Holiday

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:

Allergy Free for the Fourth of July

If the Taste of Chicago disappointed you then perhaps the Fourth of July can rebuild your faith in allergy free eating. Here are few great products to try out: For related topics check out: What to Eat When It’s Too Hot to Cook Your Guide to Allergy Free Ice Cream Allergy Free for Memorial Day Holiday... Read more »

Allergy Free for Memorial Day

There is nothing like a cute and chic picnic basket. This one is like the Audrey Hepburn of picnic baskets. I lucked out once and found a vintage one at a garage sale. You never know! Photo credit:
Although the weather lately feels more like the Fourth of July, Memorial Day is just around the corner. Classic picnic faire can still be allergy free. Take a look at some of these yummy options.

Healthy Vices

This weekend maybe Mom would like to indulge in some “healthy vices” free of guilt. If you eat healthy 90-95% of the time you can afford to have a some dietary fun. Actually a little cheating can keep you motivated and on track. Here’s a pictorial guide to some popular healthy vices:

Mother's Day the Allergy Free Way

If Mom has food allergies she has lots of options for her big day. PF Changs has a popular gluten free menu that they are always updating. Mom has three Chicagoland locations to choose from including Northbrook, Lombard and downtown Chicago. Feast has a brunch buffet for Mother’s Day. They always have many gluten free... Read more »

Lots of May Happenings

Get out your pens and mark your calendars as May is going to be very busy. First up, May has been designated as National Celiac Awareness Month. For most of us celiac awareness is an every day thing but if others want to join in on the fun I’m happy to extend that olive branch.... Read more »

Honoring Moms

With Mother’s Day coming up I got to thinking about some of the most inspiring food allergy organizations and businesses. The modern food allergy mom has many tasks: chef of allergy safe cuisine, nurse and administrator of Epi-pens, internet researcher, and referee at school functions fighting off remarks from parents who don’t get why your kids... Read more »

Happy Earth Day

I hope you are enjoying this 40th Earth Day. If you are spending it making some healthy food at home you may want to make sure you really wash those veggies well. Anaphylaxis doesn’t just occur when you have food allergies; I know this all too well. I lost the 2008 battle of Patricia v. a... Read more »

Tisk-it-a-Tasket It's an Allergy Free Easter Basket

Spring is finally here and it’s almost time for the Easter Bunny’s arrival. There are plenty of allergy free goodies for your child’s Easter Basket check out this colorful list.  If you really want to play it safe you could also go with non-edible Easter gifts such as stickers, plants, toys and games. Allergy Apparel... Read more »

Play with Food: All About NOT Eating

Today is the Spring Equinox and some of you may be fasting or Spring cleaning (internally speaking). I recommend consulting your Doctor of choice about cleansing as some can do more harm than good. I’ve done the Ejuva cleanse and can recommend it. The lovely Maya Henderson who writes Breath, Body, Balance has blogged about it as well.... Read more »