Category: Products

An Update on the Kombucha Recall

As I have previously mentioned, Kombucha has been taken off the shelves of many Chicago retailers. Click here if you want the scoop. I’ll share with you a few places where I found kombucha, just save a couple of bottles for me please! You can find Kombucha at the Green Grocer on 1402 W. Grand.... Read more »

Allergy Free Snacks for Athletes and Sports Fans

Perhaps you are a weekend warrior or simply an avid world cup fan. If you have food allergies you need to be especially careful if you are attending sporting events. Always check the venue’s outside food policy. Some venues will bend the rules for those with medical needs and especially for the needs of children.... Read more »

Brunch is Back with Purely Elizabeth Gluten Free Mixes

Hello Brunch! Light, fluffy and gluten-free. Unlike other pancake mixes these are packed with fiber and nutritious ingredients.
I suffer from brunch envy. Remember pancakes and muffins? Well they are back on the menu thanks to Elizabeth Stein, proprietress of Purely Elizabeth. These gourmet-baking mixes are all natural with organic ingredients free of sugar, dairy, wheat and gluten. In September of 2009, Purely Elizabeth was launched. You’ve got to appreciate a woman doing... Read more »
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Living Harvest Review

For those of us with multiple food allergies, hemp-based products are a delicious and healthy alternative. Hemp contains no known allergens and that’s good news for us. Living Harvest has a wide variety of organic products including hempmilk, Tempt non-Dairy Frozen Desserts, protein powders, and oils. All products are cholesterol free, kosher, low in sodium,... Read more »

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 »

Mary's Gone Crackers Has Gone Cookies

Delicately sweet. Ginger Snaps are the perfect cookie for when you have a tummy ache. Ginger relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract. It's the ideal treat for pregnant women who also have food allergies.
If you have wheat allergies then you’ve probably seen Mary’s Gone Crackers Gourmet products at Whole Foods or other specialty stores. I became aware of their new line of cookies at the recent Greenfest where they were giving out samples. Even though I’m avoiding sugar I gave into temptation. Luckily for me they are made... Read more »
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Your Guide to Allergy Free Ice Cream

Summer is coming and I want to avoid being sad. I usually take my food allergies in stride but when I see people on the street with their swirled soft-serve cones, I get so jealous!! I grew up in Northwest Indiana so Dariy Queen was a big part of my upbringing. In fact my deathrow... Read more »

True Confessions: I Heart Hummus (a Lot)

Hummus is one of my favorite allergy free foods, which is why it only lasts two days in my fridge. It’s a great alternative to put on burgers or sandwiches instead of cheese or ketchup (which usually contains a lot of sugar). Maybe you have seen some of these popular brands of hummus: Most appetizers... Read more »

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:
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Allergy Free Gifts for Mom

If your mom has food allergies there are plenty of wonderful gifts and treats on the market. Next week I’ll cover where you can take her for an allergy free brunch. For now let’s get to the allergy free swag: You can also make your own basket and pull together some of Mom’s favorite allergy... Read more »