Peanut Wars

This weekend I experienced one of the scariest things in my life:My husband went into anaphylactic shock....more
Gah! That's so scary. I'm so sorry that happened.more

Need a Minute to Have a Mommy Meltdown

 I’m going to apologize in advance for my meltdown.  I just want to act like a two year old for a minute.  I want to kick my feet and bang my head against the wall and scream not fair! ...more

Food allergies are really real

A mom in Canada wants the oak trees near her kids' schools cut down because of peanut allergies. Here's the takeaway if you don't have the time to read a story about Stupid: ...more
@Skye I understand the initial, "What the hell am I supposed to feed them?" response. I do. ...more


Paleo and Gluten Free Recipes

Hi all, I'm new to the Blogher community and so happy to have found you all! I launched a blog to help people find allergy-free resources; more than 30% of the population is estimated to have some form of a food intolerance, and many people aren't lucky enough to have access to help from doctors or able to buy allergy-free foods in their local grocers....more

Pregnancy and Food Allergies

 Outside of her living and growing baby, there is probably very little a pregnant woman thinks about more than food. And I’m not just talking cravings....more

My Own Allergy Free Recipe featured in Clean Eating Magazine!

Grab a copy of the latest Clean Eating Magazine, June 2012 for a great, easy, egg, nut, and dairy free recipe-Suncakes. Make them  tonight!http;postID=6711515542724622095 ...more

Gluten-Free Isn't For Me

I used to think I was "lucky" that I had a child who, nearly three years in, hasn't exhibited any food allergies. I really felt for fellow new mothers who were painstakingly and scientifically cutting food groups out of their own diets as they struggled to figure out what in their breast milk was adversely affecting their babies. I quaked over the stories of Urgent Care visits and EpiPen deployment that were required to deal with surprise vomit attacks, hives, swelling and breathing issues. And while other mothers sought out allergen-free crackers and cookies, snacks and meals, I bought whatever I wanted. With all the stresses that motherhood brings, going blind reading the cramped and excruciatingly tiny-fonted list of ingredients in order to make sure I don't send my child into anaphylactic shock wasn't one of them. And I felt lucky. ...more
@adicoff " Kids with allergies need to accept that they have allergies.  There are certainly ...more

Food Allergies--Everybody's Doing It

I was discussing this with some of my baker friends recently, and we've all seen this even though we live in different parts of the country. Having a food allergy seems to be a trendy thing these days.It's not unusual for people to tell me that they have a peanut allergy, or a dairy allergy, or a wheat allergy, or whatever. They usually wait to say something until they're taking a bite from a sample cake, though, which sends me into a panic.Just as I'm trying to knock the fork out of their hands, they'll inevitably say "Oh, it's okay. I can eat a little, it's no big deal."...more
karabuntin cdrdash That's kind of how my mom raised me. I cook just about everything and ...more

Soy. The Devil Inside.

It is going to be a long night with an incredibly difficult day to kick it off. The blunder I made was due to being lazy. In not knowing ahead of time what I would be making for dinner and in turn deciding to order food in.Epic mistake....more
 @Isabel_Anders Thank you so much! and I appreciate your comments!more