Category: Wheat-free

If a Goddess Wore Makeup

Makeup artist Sheila Hansen is a beautiful example of what organic makeup and products can do for you. I think it's brave for someone who makes a living using mainstream products to make the switch to natural and organic ones. Unlike some "natural" products the lines she uses are truly high quality and produce desired results.
I was recently shopping at the Andersonville Galleria and I happened upon Sheila Hansen’s space, which was purely synchronistic. I’ve mentioned previously in this blog that I am upgrading my products to those with more holistic and organic standards. It’s not uncommon for food allergy sufferers, especially Celiacs, to have to avoid food allergens that... Read more »

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 »

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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BG Salon: Allergy Aware Hair and More

Since eating a more pure diet I have also been inspired to do a holistic overhaul of my beauty products. I think those of us with food allergies are just more sensitive to all things we put on our bodies. Many people with celiac disease have to avoid gluten that is present in many common... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »