A good habit that has stuck! NaBloPoMo challenge day 5

Today's challenge question.... Do you have any good habits that were hard to start but you're happy you worked to build them?My family went GMO free about a year and a half ago. Reading about what this country does to our food system makes my blood boil. For a few years, I would read about GMO's and get mad. Read and get mad, read and get mad. I was walking around mad which wasn't helping anybody, especially myself....more
I am glad you were able to stop GMO and you are right to be mad but you found a great resolutionmore

This Infographic About Anaphylaxis Can Help Save Lives

Anaphylaxis is an acute allergic reaction that affects the entire human body, from abdominal pain and skin hives to bronchial swelling and heart palpitations. It kills approximately 400 people a year in the United States. As many as 50 million Americans are at risk of potentially dying from a food, latex, insect or penicilin allergy each year, with about 82,000 episodes of anaphylaxis occuring annually. Fortunately, far less have to die due to prevention of anaphylaxis or swift treatment after an antigen enters the body....more


Dairy is one of the food groups that are highly debated in the Paleo world. Those who are strict Paleo don’t touch it since our caveman ancestors didn’t eat it after their infancy, during which they consumed human milk. However, I don’t believe that this should be the baseline for whether we should eat something or not, as it could still be beneficial for our health....more

The Trouble With Eczema

I've started off writing this post so many times. I was having such a hard time writing this post because it was so painful watching Odette scratch her skin till it bleed. If you know anyone with eczema you know how difficult it can be to deal with and treat. Most medical professionals have no real idea what causes eczema but a lot of new research has shown that allergies can be the main aggravator of eczema. In fact roughly 15 million people are affected by food allergies in the United States alone!...more

Goodbye Milk: I’m Giving Up Dairy and Here’s Why

I've made the decision to join the ranks of those who have decided to give up dairy due to health reason. I know it sounds strange, yet with the research that I've done, it's one of the best decisions that I could make for myself and here's why. ...more
I actually have been trying almond milk lately after it was suggested that I try it. I'm loving ...more

Talking about Food Allergies

It seems lately I've been having a lot of conversations with various people about my food allergies, mainly because of my cookbook....more

Top 20 Reasons We're Grateful for Food Allergies

Grateful? For this annoying, often terrifying condition that disrupts our family and threatens our kid's life every day? Well, yeah. ...more
Takes insight to turn a perceived negative into a positive.more

Mmm, Rice Pudding

The hardest part of giving up dairy has been the desserts.  I'm a big dessert person anyway, and the idea that I can't eat most of the ones I haven't made myself has just pushed things into overdrive.  Now I must have all the sweet things I can eat-- the milkier seeming, the better.  So of course I have been craving pudding.  I decided to make non-dairy rice pudding and it was so yummy!...more

Are Food Allergies the New Eating Disorders? Cosmo tells all.

Yesterday, I bought my first (and quite possibly last) copy of Cosmopolitan ever. The February 2014 issue boasts a flashy pink cover, “85 ways to get your dream hair,” and a 4-step “bikini body plan." Good stuff. But what really interested me was this headline: "Are Food Allergies the New Eating Disorders?" I’d heard about the article the night before, and I opened to page 182 ready to hate it. I wasn’t totally disappointed. ...more
momsgottamove  I'm sorry to hear about your daughter; it's so frustrating not to be able to eat ...more

What Your Waiter/Waitress Really Thinks About Your Food Allergies

I had the chance over this Thanksgiving holiday to discuss with a family member (who is a waiter at a very trendy and upscale restaurant) what he really thinks about those of us who have food allergies. He saw me bringing in containers of food that contained my gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nightshade free and shellfish free Thanksgiving dinner. I explained to him that I had prepared my very own feast the day before knowing that there would probably not be anything I could eat at my mother-in-law's house due to my insane amount of food allergies....more
foodallergyextra Saltless in Seattle I hear you, you've got a lot to manage with your  various ...more