Tag Archives | allergen free

Halloween

 Halloween is supposed to be a time of spooky costumes and yummy candy treats. For children with food allergies it also can be a time when they face exclusion and a real risk of having an allergic reaction. I really struggle with trying to celebrate Halloween. It’s harder than Valentine’s Day or even Easter! Admittedly, many […]

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Change is in the Air!

I know these changes will make our schools a better and safer environment for my children, as well as ALL the other current and future students who have food allergies! THAT is the real prize! That was the hope, the dream and the goal! Our work is not finished yet, but simply by speaking out- we have been able to influence others to improve the previous policies.

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EoE & New Allergens Update 8/2012

Jacob has Eosinophilic Esophagitis aka: EoE; an inflammatory disease of the esophagus. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell, that are not supposed to be found in the throat. If there are more than 15 in a biopsy sample a person is diagnosed with EoE. Jacob has had 4 such scopes done. His counts […]

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Tasterie ~ Review

I have had the pleasure of chatting with Lama Rimawi, a Pediatrician, and founder of Tasterie.  She has come up with a safe, fun and fantastic way to help us find and try new foods, and avoid the dreaded food rut so many of us end up in!~ Dealing with food allergies, we often finally find […]

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Learning to Bake Allergen-Free ~ book review

      I recently was sent a copy of “Learning to Bake Allergen-Free: a crash course for busy parents on baking without wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, or nuts” from the author, Colette Martin.  I LOVE this cookbook! It really is a tutorial~ teaching you not only about the alternatives you can use in […]

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Premae Allergen-free Skincare

I am so pleased to share this lovely company I have been in contact with,  Premae Skincare.  Owner/founder Clare Eluka was kind enough to send me some samples of her Clemensy Balm to use on Jacob’s eczema. It is nice because it doesn’t sting or irritate his skin!  Based in UK, Premae  manufactures face and […]

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Pumpkin Seeds~ GERBS

I have a new addiction!~ It’s a snack I can safely share with my allergic boys!~Allergen-Free Pumpkin Seeds!~ Seriously, I am craving these as I write this!~ Recently I was contacted by a company I had never heard of, called GERBS~  who make allergen-free pumpkin seed snacks!~ They kindly sent us some samples which both […]

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Lazy Pumpkin Soup

Ok, I confess, I am lazy today. It’s a gray, cool, autumn day,  and the wood stove is cranking.  A perfect soup day! This soup is wonderful, Allergen-Free, QUICK and EASY!! 1 Can Pumpkin Using Can as measure Add in: 1 can[measure] unsweetened applesauce [I buy the large jars-for using in recipes !] 1 can[measure] […]

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Allergen Free Pancakes

2 Cups flour-[I used 1 cup Coconut flour, 1/2 cup each White rice flour and sweet rice flour] 1/4 Cup Tapioca Starch 2 TBS Cane sugar 2 tsp Baking powder [corn free-mix 2-1 ratio Crm of tartar and baking soda] 1 tsp Baking soda 1 tsp salt -[corn free-use sea salt] 2 Cups Milk Alternative-[Rice/Coconut/Soy] […]

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