5 Challenges when Trying to Snack Allergy-Friendly

By | 2018-09-15T13:58:27+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Whether you are new to eating allergy-friendly or an old pro, there are some significant challenges when it comes to finding good snacks. And a good snack is important. It might be a bit of a (completely deserved) running joke with my friends about how much food I have with me at all times: I typically carry at least two snacks in each bag and have a stash of snacks at my desk for my day job. Why know the [...]

Allergy-Friendly Ice Box Cookies

By | 2018-07-08T22:15:59+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Categories: Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , |

My aunt and godmother passed away a few of weeks ago.  She was a woman who wore large earrings, red lipstick, expensive perfume, and had big Texas hair. She also loved to bake. This is one of the things I remember most about her. The Christmas after my grandmother passed away, I received a cookbook from this aunt, and my mom. It was the cookbook of my family---where all of the secrets were kept. It had been awhile since I [...]

Stocking Your Kitchen: Fridge Basics

By | 2018-06-24T14:42:55+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever looked in your fridge and seen only condiments and a few sad, orphaned items? Odds are, you have. Better yet, have you ever looked in your fridge and only seen items that you can’t eat? If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions and live with someone who doesn’t, you’ve probably experienced this as well. And if what you ask yourself in those moments (other than “who can I call for take out?”) is “what can I [...]

Gluten and Corn Free Crepes

By | 2018-07-08T22:58:20+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Categories: Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

My mother recently took a trip to France to visit my uncle and his wife, Ann, who live in a small town that borders Geneva, Switzerland. She had two requests for her trip: visit a lavender field, and eat a proper French crêpe. When she told this to my relatives, they were somewhat puzzled--because in all their time in France, they had never eaten a crêpe! Undeterred, a few days into my mom’s trip, they found a small restaurant that [...]

Stocking Your Kitchen: 11 Freezer Basics

By | 2018-07-15T16:08:02+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

How does the inside of your freezer look? Is it bare, or stuffed to the brim? If it’s the latter, or you are looking to overhaul your freezer to be more allergy friendly, this is a fantastic place to begin. We have identified 11 of our freezer basics to keep stocked in your freezer at all times. Why might you change out what is in your freezer? Good question. After all, there are dozens, probably even hundreds, of allergy-friendly frozen [...]

Understanding Gluten-Free Baked Goods + The Best GF Cookie Recipe!

By | 2018-02-24T20:33:53+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Food Education, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Gluten is found in so many baked goods. This is a quick reminder of what has gluten and what does not.

Emotional Connection to Pumpkin + Spiced Pumpkin Rum Martini

By | 2016-10-13T15:09:36+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I didn’t really know Fall as a season until I moved to Alabama for college. The enormous trees started to change from deep hunter greens to bright oranges, yellows and reds around the middle of September, and stayed that way until Thanksgiving. I hadn’t experienced anything like this while growing up in the dry desert of West Texas. The Pumpkin Spice Latte also made a grand appearance into my life the fall of my freshman year of college. I resisted [...]

Thankfulness through Serving + Pumpkin Spice Latte

By | 2016-10-07T14:47:58+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Food and Faith, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

We are reposting this in honor of the birthday of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte  Thanksgiving is right around the corner for us folks living in the United States. It marks a time to remember what we are thankful for, having an attitude of gratitude, and preparing for the largest feast most of us will partake in during the year. There are so many things that I am grateful for, but one of the main things that I am grateful for [...]

New Cooking Challenges + Pumpkin Simple Syrup

By | 2016-10-03T10:56:04+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Condiments + Basics, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cooking is hard in my house lately. On doctor’s orders, we are doing two months of dietary restrictions, and it has thrown all of our eating habits into an uproar. Confession, I didn’t think it would be this hard. I mean, my husband was already intolerant of gluten, meaning that we have gluten free meals all of the time, essentially. Not to mention that I am part of a blog and business that deals with food allergies and making allergy-friendly [...]

Date Paste Sweetener

By | 2017-05-03T13:13:45+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Condiments + Basics, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Food Education, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  One of my favorite ingredient substitutions is dates in place of sweeteners. They still are high in sugar but they have other great benefits, like reduce blood pressure and a good source of fiber. I like making date paste. It's easy and can keep in the freezer for 3 months! If you are looking for other great substitutions, head over to our education section, and check out my top 8 corn substitutions... having good substitutions on hand makes cooking and baking easier, and prevents [...]