You walk into a house that isn’t yours. You have arrived at a holiday party, and there is a lot of food. Food is the way many people show love (think of all those cookies you receive!). You hang up your coat, and then greet your hosts, friends, and family. You [...]
This post is part of the Food Allergy Blog Carnival
We’ve been living with dairy alternatives for 9 years now. We’ve been living gluten-free due to Celiac Disease for almost 5 years. We’ve been living berry-free for a bit over a year. In the past 9 years we’ve gone through times of needing [...]
I’m sending you to one of my book reviews today – Phoebe Damrosch has written a book about love and food that is wonderful, and reads like a novel. While Damrosch doesn’t have food allergies, she mentions them frequently and treats them seriously, as does the restaurant where she worked – Per Se in [...]
This isn’t even really worth a recipe, but it’s an easy candy, and it looks nice. Broken up and put into petit fours cups or holiday ziplocs it is a great gift candy.
Melt 1 bag chocolate chips (if you can find white chocolate chips that fit your dietary requirements, that looks great)
Smash 4 candy [...]
This is a great and easy (and cheap!) way to make chicken broth while avoiding your dietary restrictions. Feel free to adapt ingredients as needed.
leftover chicken bones from other meals
vegetables – onion, garlic, celery, carrot
2 bay leaves, any other desired spices
1 tbs cider vinegar (or another vinegar)
kombu seaweed (optional) or a couple pinches of [...]
Our family lives with Celiac Disease. This auto-immune disease means that our family cannot eat foods with wheat, rye, oats, or barley. In our house, this means that we eat a lot of home-made treats using my recipes.
There aren’t a lot of books about kids with Celiac Disease, but the ones we have [...]
adapted from my mother’s friend’s award-winning crust recipe.
This is a delicious gfcf, gluten free, family-friendly recipe! It is also (if you double check ingredients!) a wheat free, dairy free, soy free, could be egg free, tree nut free, peanut free, fish free, shellfish free, corn free, top 8 allergen free, vegetarian, and potentially [...]
FYI – this week is Food Allergy Week! Check out the information from FAAN and the Check my Tag Community.
I have written up Our Story of food allergies, food sensitivities, and celiac disease. I hope having it written down helps someone! (and that I haven’t forgotten too many things) Enjoy your allergy-safe, [...]
Quick tip -
When a recipe calls for couscous or barley, a great substitute (with even more nutritional oomph) is quinoa.
It’s also incredibly easy – rinse 1 part quinoa in a few changes of water. Add 2 parts stock or water and bring to a boil. Let simmer 15-20 minutes, until water is absorbed.
I’m writing a series on Celiac disease/food allergies/food intolerances over at BostonNow. Much of what I have written is things I’ve said in many different ways here, but the articles might be helpful for some of my readers.
Starting to eat a Restricted Diet – Part 1 in a series Is tasty food too much [...]