10 Things I Wish People Knew About Life as a Food Allergy Parent

Yesterday was both Mother’s Day, and the start of National Food Allergy Awareness Week. It is in the spirit of both of these events that I felt compelled to compile this list. Being a mother can be difficult as well as rewarding, and being a food allergy mom comes with its own unique challenges. I…

Allergy Friendly Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup

Hello, everyone! After making a delicious pot of potato soup, I have decided to take a break from my Allergy Friendly Substitutions Series to share the recipe. For those of you that have been following my posts thus far, the following soup recipe provides for an excellent opportunity to practice using some of the dairy…

Five Simple Baking Tips to Take your Gluten-free Baking to the Next Level

Today, I want to take a moment to share with you the tried and true methods that I have personally used to improve my gluten free baked goods. The following tips truly are simple, but don’t let their simplicity deceive you–they really do work! Combine flours and starches for well balanced flavor and texture: If you…

Substituting for Milk in Baking and Cooking (Part 1: Non-Dairy Milks)

Today’s post marks the start of my series on allergy friendly baking substitutions. I decided to start with milk because out of all the allergens we avoid, this is the one we have been steering clear of for the longest amount of time. When we first received my son’s milk allergy diagnosis, we felt completely…

Allergy Friendly Baking and Cooking Substitutions (Introduction)

Hi, there Mama Bears! Since writing my introductory post, I have been hard at work compiling a list of allergy related subjects that I would like to write about, and recipes I would like to share with you. Before I start posting recipes, however, I want to lay a little ground work. The next 4-5…

Welcome!

Welcome to Food Allergy Mama Bear, a site I created to share recipes, and tips with other Food Allergy Mama Bears. Whether you are here for you, your child  [children], or both, I hope that by sharing what I have learned, I can make navigating through the world of allergy friendly cuisine just a little bit easier for you.