Allergy Friendly Homemade Laundry Detergent

Skin sensitivities are a big deal in our household. However, purchasing skin sensitive detergent can get very pricey. Several years ago, someone shared with me a homemade laundry detergent recipe that has been amazing for our family. You can add essential oils if you would like some fragrance, my favorite is lavender. All of these ingredients can be purchased at your local grocery store and most likely, they're all in the laundry aisle. The recipe below will fill up one mason jar. I always … [Read more...]

Hidden Names for Food Allergens

When we began our food allergy journey it was overwhelming to say the least. The biggest challenge was learning to recognize alternative names for allergens. For example, I had no idea casein was the milk protein. After my son was diagnosed with a milk allergy, it was up to me to educated myself on the alternative names like casein. Fortunately, I discovered KidswithFoodAllergies.org and they have an AMAZING list of alternative names for food allergens.  The lists are also printable which … [Read more...]

Living Without Magazine: For People with Food Allergies

Let me introduce you to Living Without Magazine, the magazine for people with food allergies and sensitivities. I'm actually floored that there is a magazine out there for those of us dealing with food allergies and gluten intolerance. I had no idea! It looks pretty cool, there are great articles and amazing recipes. A one year subscription is $23 which is probably money well spent just for the recipes! Check out Living Without Magazine and let me know what you think! … [Read more...]

My Favorite Support Group

I was at a complete loss when my son was diagnosed with life threatening food allergies. Our doctor at the time gave no advice whatsoever which means everything I learned, I learned via google. All of my searches eventually led me to what I believe is the best group of support on the planet when it comes to food allergies. If you have a child with food allergies, I would encourage you to visit KidsWithFoodAllergies.org. It is an amazing organization offering up support, ideas, recipes and so … [Read more...]

NEW Dark Chocolate Morsels from Enjoy Life Foods

Breaking news from the Enjoy Life Foods facebook page: "You asked for it, and we listened. On Thursday, we will be launching our newest member of the Enjoy Life family. Welcome the most delicious, richest, purest, Dark Chocolate Morsels you have ever tasted. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Non-GMO...well you get the picture. Everything you would expect from an Enjoy Life product. Just in time for the holidays! Enjoy!" YAY! I cannot wait! … [Read more...]

5 Alternatives to Peanut Butter

We are a no nuts family..food-wise, of course. It took awhile but after much trial and error, I finally found an alternative to peanut butter that we really like as a family. In saying that, there are many alternatives and I thought I would share some of my favorites with you just in case you're looking for a good one. Some of these  work well as "peanut butter cookies" or just a plain PB&J type sandwich too if you'd like. Perfect for school lunches! 5 Alternatives to Peanut … [Read more...]

Mini Fudge Brownie Bites with Cherrybrook Kitchen

A few weeks ago I was grocery shopping with my son and we walked past those little brownie bites, you know, the good ones in the individual bags. Apparently many of his friends take these to school in their lunches. My son looked at me and said, "I wish I could have those in my lunch." Immediately, as the food allergy mommy, I made it my mission to find a way to make him brownie bites that were just as good so he could take them in his lunch. Originally, I planned on making them from … [Read more...]