Introducing the Food Allergy Mama Bear Shopping Finds Group

If you or a loved one is managing one or more food allergies, be sure to check out our brand new Food Allergy Mama Bear Shopping Finds Group on Facebook! This virtual group is a place where people managing one or more food allergies and/or dietary restrictions can share with others new products, brands, foods…

18 Spectacular Gluten-Free and Vegan Chocolate Recipes

This week is the second week of February, and we all know what that means—Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! For most people, chocolate is an absolutely essential element of V-day. For those of us with food allergies or dietary restrictions, finding safe chocolate treats can be more than difficult. In order to make…

My Experience with Fun for All Foods—The Chocolate Duo

Picture this: It’s 5 pm on a Wednesday, and you just learned that your food allergic child has been invited to a birthday party in three days time. Both you and your child really want to make this party work, but there is a lot to consider before you send in that RSVP. Now imagine…

Dad’s Salsa Verde (Gluten free, Vegan, Top 8 Allergen Free)

A few days ago I shared my my mother’s salsa recipe with you guys. Today, I’m going to share my father’s salsa recipe with you. This spicy salsa is healthy, packed with flavor, and the most lovely shade of green. It is also gluten free, vegan, and free from the Top 8 Allergens. The key…

Mom’s Best Salsa

Today I am going to share with you one of my all time favorite salsa recipes. This recipe is gluten-free, free from the Top 8 Allergens, and vegan. While I wish I could take credit for this recipe, this stellar recipe was created by my mother (hence the recipe title: “Mom’s Best Salsa”). She often…

5 Things I am Thankful for as a Food Allergy Parent

Thanksgiving was yesterday. In light of that fact, I decided to put together a list of things that I am thankful for. This list is obviously not all inclusive. Instead, my focus is on things that I am thankful for that pertain to our life with food allergies. Here are 5 things that I am…

5 Tips for Managing Food Allergies During the Holidays

When I first started writing this post, I had given it the tentative title of “5 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season with Food Allergies,” but that just didn’t sit well with me. It nagged at me for a little while before I realized why—I don’t want my readers to just survive during the holiday…

32 Unique Gluten Free and Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

Autumn is easily my favorite time of year. The changing leaves, the crisp, fragrant air, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin spice lattes—seriously, what’s not to love?! When it comes to autumnal cuisine, I am particularly smitten with foods containing pumpkin. Puréed pumpkin, roasted pumpkin, pumpkin seeds….it doesn’t matter what it is, really–if it’s pumpkin derived, I’m…

Gluten Free and Vegan Spiced Date Cake

I tried a date for the first time a little more than a year ago, and was pleasantly surprised to find out how much I liked them. Since then, I have enjoyed snacking on them, but what I really wanted was to try baking with them. Thus, this recipe for Spiced Date Cake was born….

Easy Allergy Friendly Orange Cake

If you’re like me you love quick and easy desserts. The following recipe uses a gluten-free cake mix as it’s base, and has only six ingredients—it doesn’t get much easier than that! The best part though, is that this cake is free from the Top 8 Allergens (dairy, wheat, eggs, soy, fish, shellfish, and nuts*)….

12 Delicious Top 8 Allergen Free Snacks

I have had a lot of people contacting me lately with the same question—“Can you give me some ideas for allergy friendly snacks?” I have been hearing this question so often, in fact, that I have decided to put together a list of my favorite allergy friendly snacks. All of the foods on this list…