Tag: gluten free

Get Your Granita On

Get Your Granita On
Summer is almost here and while it’s hard for us allergy-free peeps to walk by fro yo shops we do have the option of having a refreshing sorbet or granita. Granita is basically shaved ice. I like to think of it as a more rustic form of the sorbet. Chef Michael Ponzio’s Cibo: Anybody’s Guide... Read more »

Milk and Cookie Pairings for Santa Claus

I don’t know if Santa Claus is following a Gluten free diet or perhaps is lactose intolerant but here are some delicious pairings just in case. By providing these allergy free goodies you will certainly be put on Santa’s nice list for sure.

A Shout Out to All the Moms

During this stressful holiday season I can only imagine how difficult it can be to have a child with a serious food allergy. Not only do you feel helpless at times but you have the uncomfortable task of dealing with the other adults who can’t understand why your child’s food allergy has put an end... Read more »

Play with Food: Mud Pies and More

Play with Food is my recap of news, events and helpful hints that I happened upon this week. First up, I want to mention that I had a ball on the radio last Saturday with the fabulous Bill Leff and Jenna Bell, the Right Around Chicago blogger. If you missed the original broadcast here’s the podcast. If... Read more »

Play with Food: Dr. Oz Discusses Celiac Disease

This week Dr. Oz devoted a show to celiac disease featuring Elizabeth Hasselbeck. For the record, the only thing I have in common with Ms. Hasselbeck is that we both avoid wheat in our diets. A lot of GF experts don’t agree completely with her book, The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide as she... Read more »

Eat Allergy Free for the Holidays on ChicagoNow Radio

I will be talking with Bill Leff on ChicagoNow Radio WGN 720 tomorrow live at 10 AM to discuss common holiday foods people can still eat while respecting their food allergies. Additionally, my list of stocking stuffers keeps growing. I’ve also found some allergy free treats that might make your Hanukkah 2009 a little happier. 

Holiday Drinking Allergy Free Part II

In my life away from this blog I sometimes tend bar. If today is a Snow Day, you might be in the mood for a vegan Eggnog by the fire. Most creamy drink recipes include 2 oz of regular cream but I recommend a few substitutes you can experiment with. Silk Soy Milk  So Delicious... Read more »

Holiday Drinking Allergy Free Part I

Today’s post is not for your child with a peanut allergy. From time to time I like to imbibe in a little cocktail. If I were one of those popular vintage housewifey magnets my slogan for the holidays would say something like: I like booze and liquor. After baking this GF cake all day, I... Read more »

Top 10 Healthiest Cookbooks to Get and Give

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

Thanksgiving Leftovers Allergy-Free Style

How about some creative Black Friday feeding? What’s an allergic boy or girl to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers? Here’s some tips: Gobble Gobble! Turkey Tacos: Place shredded turkey inside a Food for Life brown rice tortilla (sold at Whole Foods stores). Mexican food marts often sell tortillas made only with corn flour (sans... Read more »