Tag: dairy-free

The Emotional Side of Food Allergies

This is an exceptionally difficult time of year if you have food allergies. There may be holiday favorites that you miss. It’s especially challenging if you have multiple allergies. Here’s how to cope, emotion by emotion. Disappointed: Focus on what you can eat v. what you cannot. Even if your list of allergens is somewhat... Read more »

Holiday Baking Ingredient Substitutions

It’s the holiday baking season and I know I’ve got my game face on (and it’s covered in chickpea flour). You can re-vamp any recipe with a little MacGyvering. Here’s a helpful list of substitutions for common allergens. Cow Milk Notice I call it “cow milk” and not just “milk”; some folks can tolerate goat... Read more »

Top 10 Healthiest Cookbooks to Get and Give

Some of these suggestions are not your typical food allergy cookbooks but accidentally are. 

Holiday Eating Out with Chicago Classic Style

All that holiday shopping can sure build up an appetite. Chicago is a tough town if you have food allergies When you can’t eat pizza, hot dogs, or sandwiches what do you do? Think of this little guide as a food allergy version of Eat This Not That done up Chicago style. Chicago Pizza Pie... Read more »

Confessional: I Heart My Dehydrator

From time to time I’d like to blog what I call a “confessional”. I see no better way to purify my soul than to expose really embarrassing details about my life to the many people reading this blog. I confess I heart my dehydrator and I’m addicted to using it. I bought an Excalibur MacDaddy... Read more »

Thanksgiving Tips for Eating Out

My family is eating out this year and I face the challenge of figuring out what the *&%# am I going to eat? I’m not just gluten or simply dairy free but my Thanksgiving dinner needs to be free of eggs, soy, kidney beans, yeast, and oysters and of also wheat and dairy.  If you... Read more »

Thanksgiving pumpkin chocolate chip bars

In our high-tech world nothing is more appreciated than something homemade. I’m going to an early Thanksgiving pot-luck and I’m making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars. This dessert has mass appeal. Those who are lactose intolerant will like it because its dairy-free. Vegans will like it because there is no dairy. Chocolate lovers will appreciate the... Read more »

Thanksgiving Allergy-free style

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. I have to say I am grateful to all the allergy free markets and producers. Food allergy cuisine is a lot better than it used to be! To further keep the EpiPens at bay, I have a few helpful hints dish by dish. Stuffing is a big no-no... Read more »

Do You Speak "Allergese"?

Allergese is a phrase I coined describing the so very complicated words that you may find when reading labels. According to FALCPA (the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act) the top 8 allergens (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat) have to be indicated in plain English. Of course, if your allergies are not... Read more »

Play with Food: Round Up of the Week's Best Links

As a blogger I love to be a “way-shower” and share all the great food allergy info that comes my way. Each week I will be featuring a round up of the best and most noteworthy links, products and info. Triumph Dining always has great gluten-free info and this week they do not disappoint as... Read more »