Category Archives: Managing allergies

Stuffed chicken breast with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and bacon…oh, and cheese…and gravy

  Happy accident!  I had the following in my fridge the HAD to be cooked (or tossed the next day): 2 packages of chicken breast, 2 small heels of raw cheddar, a thawed package of Applegate Farms organic turkey bacon, and … Continue reading

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Feeding a small crowd on a special diet

My parents made their annual summertime trek to California, this year bringing my two nieces, ages 15 and 12.5.  For those keeping track, that’s 9 mouths to feed total.  They’re staying in their RV and eating breakfast there, but lunches … Continue reading

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When the mom’s away: A non-prepper’s guide to heading out of town

I’m getting geared up for the trip of a lifetime.  I’m going to the South of France on a pilgrimage of sorts.  I’ll be in the company of a like-minded band of sisters (mostly…) following in the footsteps of Mary … Continue reading

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Food and travel, food allergies, and hospital food

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to eat in a way that won’t render me incapacitated when I travel outside my little bubble of Whole Foods and safe gluten-free and Paleo-friendly restaurants. A two-night excursion to Sacramento included a … Continue reading

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Introduction to Gluten-Free Batch Cooking

Just a few days ago one of my Facebook friends was lamenting how complicated it was feeding her family rife with food allergies.  Plus she’s expecting another baby, running a business, and generally being a kick-ass warrior mama.  I suggested she … Continue reading

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The high price of bulk bins

just a quick visual reminder…  That’s a peanut and some peanut shells in a bulk bin of beans at the local grocery store. There were no peanuts near this particular bin, so I can’t blame it on sloppy cross-bin contamination.  … Continue reading

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Allergic Shiners

Today I’m over at Thinking Moms’ Revolution.  We’re doing a series on Red Flags and I wrote about allergic shiners… This is my guy a few years ago. I should add in all the pictures other people are posting of … Continue reading

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Product Review: The Sneaky Chef’s No-Nut Butter

Grocery shopping takes up a lot of brain space. What do we need? What do we have? Can I eat this? Is it GMO-free? Allergen-free? Can any of my children eat this? And more importantly, will they eat this? So … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Lunchbox?

My youngest got kind of worked up about Lunchables recently. He wanted one sooooo badly. There’s no way is no way I’m getting him one, but wanted to recreate the concept in a GF, allergy- friendly lunchbox. I saw these … Continue reading

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Review: Once A Month Meals

  A couple weeks ago my husband asked me “What would make your life easier?” Huh…whaaa? Easier, you say? It had never occurred to me to think of it in those terms.  Yeah, I know, how lazy can I be if … Continue reading

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