Special Delivery From Enjoy Life Foods

IMG_6704(1)Have you ever wished that after a busy day of running errands, cooking, and being a taxi-mom/dad, a box you were not expecting would be delivered to your door? What if that box contained delicious goodies that you and your food allergic kiddo could consume? Well, that very thing happened to me! I was not expecting a delivery but a box arrived at my door. Oh the smile on my face! The box arrived with allergy-friendly baking mixes for my kiddo, the sous chef and I to bake, and was such a welcoming sight after a long week. Thank you Enjoy Life Foods!Read More »

HumFree the Bee Has a Food Allergy – Book Review

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I am so pleased to introduce to you a new book that a friend of mine, Alison Johansen, wrote! Alison is the Founder of MotherNoVA, a parenting website about food allergies, allergen-free cooking, motherhood, pediatric health, children’s literature and much more. I am so happy for her! Targeted to preschool and early elementary age kiddos, “HumFree the Bee Has a Food Allergy” is a wonderful story book infused with a lesson on food allergy* management skills. If your kiddo is anything like mine, once this book is in their hands, they may not want to let it go, even after outgrowing it. My kiddo still has one of her first food allergy books given to her when she was about 7 years old. Now as she is entering the teen years, we have gone through some of her books for donation, and she will not let go of her first food allergy book. Actually, she will not let any of her food allergy books go. And I’m ok with that ;) For your food allergic kiddo, “HumFree the Bee Has a Food Allergy” could be one of these coveted books.

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Nut-Free Pumpkin Seed Chocolate Spread

After several requests, I am sharing my recipe for Pumpkin Seed Chocolate Spread, a nut-free version of the popular spread. Or as I like to call it, Faux-tella! I should inform you that I am still in the process of perfecting the recipe until I am completely satisfied with the product. Never the less, it still delicious and free from dairy, tree nuts and peanuts as well as gluten. I had a good smear of it on sliced gluten-free bread. And yeah, it’s tasty! Also, you’ll need a blender or food processor. It seems obvious but just thought I’d mention it.

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Amercian Medical ID – Review

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It may come as a surprise to some that not only does my youngest daughter have allergies, but I do too.  I have a medicine allergy.  I don’t speak about it much nor do I really think about it.  I’ve been so focused on my children, I haven’t really focused on my health.  That was until last year when it took a violent shove forward (that’s a whole other story).  Now I am forced to pay attention to what’s going on within my own body.  I was recently introduced to American Medical ID.Read More »

Book Review – Patty’s Secret A Tale of a Girl With Food Allergies

I was provided a PDF sample of an adorable book to review, Patty’s Secret, A Tale of a Girl With Food Allergies, written by Leneille Moon.  The illustrations are bright, vibrant and colorful.  Targeted to young elementary age children (I would even read to preschool), the book focus on a young little piglet with food allergies who is just like any other kid.  However, she doesn’t want anyone to know about her food allergies.  She keeps it a secret because she wants to fit in.  That was until an unfortunate event happened at school!  You’ll have to get the book to know what happens.  There is a happy ending!  Finally, towards the end of the book, there are educational pages to include a word search and a brief overview of the top 8 allergens and the prevalence of food allergies as well as a resource for more information on food allergies.

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