Tag: holiday

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.

Allergy Free Holiday Favorites

Keeping Christmas dinner allergy free can be a real challenge but Honey Baked Hams are helping out, here’s their message according to their website: We have reformulated our glaze to be considered free of allergens. This means our hams and turkey breasts DO NOT contain glutens. Many of my readers have peanut allergies. Cross contamination is... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 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 »
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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 »
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Play with Food: One Fab Grandma, FAAN's New Look and more

Upon my “research” for gluten-free holiday offerings I came across an excellent blog called Fab Grandma. As she puts it, “This is my story of living a gluten-free life in an RV”. Fab Grandma and her husband sold their house and most of their stuff to hit the road via trailer. Rock on Grandma! Her... Read more »