Halloween and food allergies are scary. No really they are. One year I caught Bodie getting ready to put a kit kat in his mouth, literally in his mouth getting ready to bite down. I practically smacked him trying to get it out of his hand and mouth. Another year I assumed tootsie rolls were… Continue reading How we Handle Halloween
Your allergist gives you the diagnosis along with a bunch of paperwork about food allergies. They explain to you how to use an epi-pen. They give you forms to give to your school that has the allergy reaction plan. Then they send you on our way. Once you get over the shock of your child… Continue reading Your child has food allergies. Now what?
As I've mentioned before Bodie is allergic to tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, egg, wheat, soy, chickpeas and sesame seeds. When I tell someone about his allergies I often get the question, 'What does he eat?' Actually, I get this question almost all the time. I'm going to list the cookbooks I swear by, the easy… Continue reading What does he eat?
These cookies are GOOD. So so good. I even had my neighbors taste test and they approved. These cookies are free of dairy, egg, wheat, soy and all nuts. These cookies in it's original version won me a blue ribbon when I was 11 years old at the 4-H county fair in Argos, Indiana. I… Continue reading Everything Cookies – Allergy Friendly
I grew up on these cookies. My Aunt Sue made it all the time. She still does. It's a classic recipe that never fails. At most family gatherings there will be a bag of these. My brother, my dad and I have a huge weakness for cookies. I credit the amazing bakers in our family… Continue reading Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
I have seen this recipe all over the internet and in cook books. It works and I stick to it. I don't use a lot of store bought blends mainly because this recipe works. But also because a lot of them use chickpea flour and Bodie is allergic to chick peas. They key to managing… Continue reading Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
I have an issue with majority of the doctors that Bodie sees. We've been through 5 allergists. I refuse to have a doctor yell at me or lecture me. Sometimes I wonder if it's me? Bodie was between 12 & 18 months. I was pregnant with Oskar and we had spent two hours sitting in… Continue reading Is your doctor an A**hole?
Kansas City - our first trip with a hotel stay and our first trip where we eat all of our meals at a restaurant or hotel. With numerous food allergies this is no easy feat. Our trip barely happened as Bryce and I both caught the stomach flu the day before we were supposed to… Continue reading Kansas City
This weekend I spent 2 hours in the kitchen and made allergy safe granola, sunbutter balls and chicken salad. Bodie refused it all. Took one bite of everything and walked away saying he didn't actually want it. The entire week he had been requesting granola and chicken salad. I thought I would earn my status… Continue reading SunButter Balls
Muffins. Who doesn't love a good muffin recipe? Back when the boys were babies I hosted numerous play dates. There would be 3-5 babies crawling or walking around the house. My mom friends were looking for ALL the coffee and I knew the perfect muffin to make those mornings memorable. 5 years later, these muffins… Continue reading Vegan Blueberry Muffins