Posts in category "Soy-free"

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 »

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:

Where's the Kombucha?

Perhaps you have noticed that Kombucha is no where to be found these days. Whole Foods has recently pulled the beverages because of elevated alcohol levels that were not indicated on labels. The company is awaiting their suppliers to update their labels. Under government regulations, products containing alcohol levels of 0.5% or more need to... 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 »

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 »

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 »
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ELL Announces First-Ever National Food Allergy School Safety Assembly

Geneva’s very own ELL Foundation (that stands for Eating & Educating, Living Life) announces its sponsorship of an assembly to raise awareness and support for the reintroduction and passage of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Management Act (FAAMA). After passing the US House of Representatives in 2008, FAAMA must be reintroduced to the US Congress.... Read more »

Oldies but Goodies

The first edition was published in 2003. Eating for Beauty is one of the first books covering the topic of raw and superfoods. This book breaks down the specific benefits of each beautifying food and also includes recipes. I still keep this quote from David Wolfe, close to my heart, "Proper nutrition is an art. It is an art form. Every bite is a brush stroke. Every swallow is a new color. Each meal is a cloud or a tree or a flower--- a piece of the beautiful painting that you are becoming. You are becoming an ever more attractive work of art each day. You are truly a work of art in progress."
There are some books that are just like a classic Channel suit that never goes out of style. Thankfully real food is back in vogue again. Here are some of my favorite classic nutrition books.

Bizarre Foods Allergy Free Style

First of all let me say that I think there are two kind of foodies: those that watch the Travel Channel food shows and those that watch Food Network. Let’s just say I’m on Team Travel Channel. I’m looking forward to the upcoming season of Bizarre Foods. Host Andrew Zimmern is a writer, TV personality, chef, teacher and... Read more »
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St. Patrick's Day the Healthy Way

Perhaps you prefer to stick to your diet or maybe you gave up unhealthy food for Lent then comes St. Patrick’s Day with all its libations and sugary green frosted cupcakes. Now what? Kim Christensen, creator of the Affairs of Living blog, is sharing her “Shamrock Shake” alternative with us. I have had a lot... Read more »
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