5 Tips for Setting up a Gluten-Free Kitchen

By | 2018-02-25T20:57:23+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , , , , , |

You may have already read the post on pantry must-haves when starting to live gluten free or corn free. If you haven’t, I highly suggest it, because one of the hardest parts about beginning to eat in a new way is changing your lifestyle and relationship with food. As people, we begin our food habits as infants and toddlers. Those ways of thinking about food are deeply ingrained, and discovering as an adult that you are allergic to something you [...]

Traveling? 5 Helpful Hints

By | 2018-03-30T08:45:52+00:00 November 26th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Traveling is so hard when you have food allergies. My best friend from childhood got married in New York City about five months after I was diagnosed with food allergies, and I didn’t want to be a burden to people, so I didn’t really tell folks about my allergies and food regulations. I prepared my own snacks in advance (granola, salad, fruit, etc.) thinking that I could find food somewhere and on my own time. But my pre-prepared food was [...]

Do You Have a Food Allergy?

By | 2017-08-16T13:08:58+00:00 November 7th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Food Education, Table Conversation|Tags: , , , |

I recently interviewed my allergist in Pasadena, California.  He allowed me to post the interview, and I wanted to share it with all of you: The middle of October is a time for pumpkin carving, pie baking, and the unfortunate beginning of allergy and cold season.  Not only do I have food allergies, but I also have seasonal allergies. That makes this a time where I want to hide from the world and/or cover my head with a paper bag [...]