Amercian Medical ID – Review

American Medical ID Image

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. Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chunks

I’ve been scouring Pinterest and the internet for gluten free, dairy free, peanut free punkin muffin recipes.  At least something that I can use as a base and play with, to make safe for my household.  I finally found it from a blog post written at Nourish-Mint.  I took this recipe and adapted it to fit our dietary needs.  Here’s my version of the gluten free, dairy free, peanut/tree nut and egg free pumpkin muffins*!  Note this recipe produces a pretty dense batter.  It will be thick and will yield approximately 1 dozen muffins.

Continue reading

Enjoy Life Foods Decadent Bars and Maybe Some Frankenbaking

Wow.  It’s been a while since I’ve post anything!  Things have been very busy here.  So I have a lot of catching up to do!  I have been meaning to write this post for a very long time.  I have been sampling these Enjoy Life Food’s products.  Just love them!  The Decadent Bars are a great mix of soft and chewy yet a crunch of goodness when you bite into it.  It’s pretty much what the box says, decadent.  My favorite has to be the Chocolate Sunbutter.  Which one’s your favorite?

Continue reading

Gluten Free Microwave Chocolate Cake In a Mug

Introducing, the worst picture I ever took!

My kids love cake. They can eat it on the plane.  They can eat it in the train.  They can eat it in the car.  They can eat it on a… (okay I’m no Dr. Seuss but you get where I’m going with this). So when my daughter asked me to bake a cake after a long, very difficult day last week, and right after dinner no less, I was all, “Say wha?!  A whole cake?! With frosting and such?!”.  So instead, I found a fabulous gluten free mug cake recipe from Gluten Free on a Shoestring!!  An added bonus, I was able to convert it to be dairy free as I avoid dairy. Here’s the link to the original recipe which has some great pictures:   By the way, this blog is full of amazing gluten free recipes and information!  Check it out when you get a chance.  Here’s the microwave chocolate cake in a mug recipe with dairy free suggestions included (adapted from Gluten Free on a Shoestring’s original recipe).

Continue reading