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…

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…

Food Allergy Mama Bear Recipe Support Group

I’m writing this post to share with you guys something very exciting that I have been working on. I would like to invite all of you that have been following this page to join the Food Allergy Mama Bear Recipe Support Group on Facebook. If you are interested in checking it out, you can find…

10 Important Food Allergy Facts I Wish Everyone Knew

Here is another Food Allergy Awareness themed post for you to share with your friends during Food Allergy Awareness Week (or anytime, really! We can always educate and advocate, even when the week is over). The following are ten food allergy facts that I wish everyone knew: Food allergies can be life threatening [and epipens…

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…