Category: Peanut-free

Allergy Free Back to School Snacks

Amande is a new brand of dairy and soy free yogurt made from almond milk.
I know those three little words “back to school” are kind of a buzz-kill but maybe these allergy free treats will be a comfort for those heading back. I like to keep my own backpack “booby trapped” with goodies I can eat so I’m never without!

A Perfect Convenient Store for Eclectic Eaters!

A Perfect Convenient Store for Eclectic Eaters!
During a recent lunch break I thought I would pop into Milk & More in the Lakeview area. I had just eaten but knew that if I wanted to get through the day I would have to procure my “drugs of choice”: Kombucha and dark chocolate. I noticed in the window that they had a... Read more »

The Fourth is Not Fun for the Allergy Free

The Fourth of July can be challenging to those of us with food allergies. I usually have a glass is half-full attitude when it comes to my food allergies but I’m not going to sugar coat it. It really sucks to have food allergies at the Taste. It is just not fun watching millions of... Read more »

If You Don't Know Tahini You Should

Tahini is basically ground sesame paste or sesame seed butter. If one has a peanut allergy, tahini may provide a welcome addition to that favorite jelly sandwich. Make it a “T and J” instead of a “PB and J” provided that the Tahini you purchase is truly from a nut free factory. Ziyad is one... Read more »

Tips for Chicago Dudes

When there's no time to cook pick up healthy food to go. A few of my favorite options include Whole Foods hot and cold bar (the North Clybourn location is my favorite). Even fast food restaurants have salads. Just upgrade with your own dressing.
While many of my readers are women who are very motivated I would like to extend an olive branch (or “sassage” link) out to the average Chicago Dude who wants to be healthier but doesn’t know how. Here you go, da tips:

Allergy Free Easter Candy!

Year after year this list seems to get bigger and bigger. I’m grateful for that! Check out what you can put in your Easter basket this year:

Chicago Wolves Host Peanut Free Day

The Chicago Wolves will host “Peanut-Free Day” when the team takes on the Rockford IceHogs at the Allstate Arena on Sun., March 27, at 3 p.m.  The entire Allstate Arena will be free of peanut products in order to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for fans with peanut allergies. In addition, $4 from each... Read more »

Allergy-Free Meals Delivered to Your Door

When you have food allergies, preparing meals at home can be a challenge. In response to her own health conscious patient demand, Dr. Cynthia Jaffe, of Chicago Loop Chiropractic, has created Gluten-Free/Low-Calorie menus as well as meals free of gluten, dairy, nuts and yeast to Chicago and it’s surrounding areas. The menus are designed to rotate... Read more »

The Big Valentine's Day Blog

In case you didn’t get enough allergy-free love check out these Valentine’s Day themed posts: Allergy-Free Valentine’s Day Treats Valentine’s Day: A Survival Guide Play with Food: Love and Kisses Sexy Valentine’s Day Food  My Favorite Cheap Trader Joe’s Wine  Raw Chocolate for Valentine’s Day from Sunfood GF Goodness at Feast in Wicker Park  2010’s... Read more »

Allergy-Free Valentines Day Treats

Valentines day will be here before you know it. Food allergy sufferers can still feel the love. First of all, Allergy Apparel is now offering Dr Lucy’s Cookies which are free of nuts, gluten, milk, eggs and are vegan. They are made in their own controlled bakery and are careful in selecting their ingredients. Pick... Read more »