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Have a #HeartTealHeart Talk about Food Allergies at School

Have a #HeartTealHeart Talk about Food Allergies at School
Valentine’s Day is another one of those holidays. A day when food allergy parents seek to balance the warm, fuzzy memories of our own Valentine parties with the...

15 Ways to Keep Allergic Loved Ones Safe on Thanksgiving — And Always!

15 Ways to Keep Allergic Loved Ones Safe on Thanksgiving — And Always!
A Guide for the Family of the Food Allergic If you have family coming for the holidays, there are always a lot of things to do....

How to have a Happy Food Allergy Holiday

Living with a food allergy can be tough enough on a daily basis. It's even harder during the holidays when there are parties and family events...

Hosting the Holidays with Food Allergies

Hosting the Holidays with Food Allergies
HELP!  I'm hosting the holiday dinners and someone is coming with a food allergy!  What do I do?  If this is what you're  thinking --STOP worrying!...

Paint the Town Teal this Halloween

Paint the Town Teal this Halloween
Info on how you can join the Teal Pumpkin Project and make Halloween safe for kids with Food Allergieshttps://goo.gl/SeqXhb#tealpumpkinproject #halloween #foodallergy

Kool-Aid Eggs

Kool-Aid Eggs
Have you seen this trick before? Did you know that you can use Kool-Aid packets to dye Easter Eggs? You might be wondering why we’re dying...

Glow Party

Glow Party
Everybody loves sugary birthday treats, but the fact is that in a school setting, those same treats can exclude–or even be downright dangerous to–kids who have...

The Celiac Project Podcast – Navigating the Holidays & Giveaway

Do you find the holidays to be challenging as someone who lives a gluten free lifestyle/has Celiac Disease? I understand. That’s why I’ve teamed up with...

Holiday Gift Guide for DairyFree and Vegan Foodies

Holiday Gift Guide for DairyFree and Vegan Foodies
It’s that time of  year again – the Holidays are upon us and that means dinners, parties and gifts!  With the biggest gift season in full...

Roundup of DairyFree and Vegan Recipes for a Perfect Winter Holiday Meal

Roundup of DairyFree and Vegan Recipes for a Perfect Winter Holiday Meal
Have a Dairy Free and Vegan Holiday - recipes from Drinks to Sweet After Dinner Treats.  Get these easy and pleasing recipes here http://www.dairyfreegina.com/single-post/2016/11/20/Have-a-Healthy-Dairy-Free-Vegan-Holiday

Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Lasagna for Two

Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Lasagna for Two
Sometimes a re-purposed kitchen failure turns into an all-time favorite recipe. After my attempt at making ravioli with RP's fresh pasta had a rocky start, I created something...

Waffled Gluten-Free Stuffing

Waffled Gluten-Free Stuffing
So when Friday rolls around and you're waking up from your Thanksgiving Day coma, you have a question to ask yourself. What are you going to...

American Gluten Free Thanksgiving

American Gluten Free Thanksgiving
With this month's box from American Gluten Free, Thanksgiving dinner is a snap! I was so excited to see multi-grain roll mix from Bella Gluten-Free. I love...

Help Others Help You for the Holidays

Help Others Help You for the Holidays
Ah, the holiday season. We know that family get-togethers, parties and potlucks can create stress and anxiety for families who are navigating life with food allergies. A recent survey1 revealed that 38%...

Decorating Your Thanksgiving Day Table

Decorating Your Thanksgiving Day Table
You do not have to spend a lot of money or time decorating your Thanksgiving Day table.  Try using nature’s elements!  The changing color of leaves...

Thanksgiving Anxiety - 5 Helpful Tips

Thanksgiving Anxiety - 5 Helpful Tips
Have no fear....you can do this! Hosting Thanksgiving can be fun but the preparations can be stressful.  Here are 5 tips to help ease your anxiety....
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Celebrating the Holidays with Food Allergies

Celebrating the Holidays with Food Allergies
Food allergies are tough enough to live with on a daily basis, but at the holidays when you are surrounded  parties, dinners and food it's even ...

Fresh Herbs To Compliment Your Thanksgiving Day Dishes

Fresh Herbs To Compliment Your Thanksgiving Day Dishes
 Your seasoning can make or break a dish.  As a Celiac, I prefer to use fresh herbs when preparing meals, especially my Thanksgiving Day feast.  Fresh...

Let’s Talk Turkey!

Let’s Talk Turkey!
Did you know that there could be glutens in the main attraction of your Thanksgiving dinner?  Yes, your turkey could potentially contain glutens.  I know this...

Halloween Party Recipe Ideas - Quick and Easy

Halloween Party Recipe Ideas - Quick and Easy
More than 171 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year.  Are you one of them? According to the National Retail Federation, seven out of ten consumers...

Healthier Homemade Marshmallow Ghosts!

Healthier Homemade Marshmallow Ghosts!
Halloween is full of treats, but not always the best treats for growing boys and girls. Try this fun make-at-home version of marshmallows with the kids....

Put "I Can" Into Celiac During Halloween: Teal Pumpkins Galore

Put
Hullo Teal Pun'kin. Do you know what this means? It means Halloween -- safe Halloween -- for me, and for all the children who like me have celiac...

Halloween for all Kids to Enjoy

Halloween for all Kids to Enjoy
For kids with food allergies Halloween is not always a fun time.  Here are ways to make sure all trick-or-treaters have a good time when they...

Teal is the New Orange

Teal is the New Orange
All about the Teal Pumpkin Project and how you can get involved so all kids can enjoy Halloween.   Read more at  http://www.dairyfreegina.com/single-post/2015/10/10/Teal-is-the-New-Orange

Unsafe Halloween Candy – Make a Plan!

Unsafe Halloween Candy – Make a Plan!
Let’s imagine it’s after bedtime on Halloween night. The kids have gone trick-or-treating, and hopefully they came home with a good supply of safe sweets and...

Halloween Candy Allergen Info at Target

Halloween Candy Allergen Info at Target
The level of food allergy awareness surrounding Halloween has increased dramatically in recent years, thanks in large part to the popularity of the Teal Pumpkin movement. Not...

The Allergy Free Wife's Top 5 Favorite Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Rice Pudding Recipes (Dairy-Free Options too!)

The Allergy Free Wife's Top 5 Favorite Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Rice Pudding Recipes (Dairy-Free Options too!)
Of all the puddings in the world, the variety that has won my heart is rice pudding. After transitioning into a gluten-free diet, I discovered an...

Going Crazy for Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free Kugel!

Going Crazy for Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free Kugel!
Ever since I can remember I've been obsessed with KUGEL! The combo of sweet and savory really speaks to me..which is why when I moved towards...

Finding the special color in Easter

Finding the special color in Easter
Our first egg-free, nut-free Easter, I fretted over how I would "check the boxes" to keep the traditions that felt like Easter to me. Dying eggs,...

Dairy Free Eats for Easter Brunch and Dinner

Dairy Free Eats for Easter Brunch and Dinner
Holidays are always difficult for those with food allergies. Check out my dairy free sure to delight everyone at your Easter table.  http://www.dairyfreegina.com/#!Dairy-Free-Easter-Eats/cbkf/56f078b40cf23c800ace8f88

Tails from the Allergen-Free Easter Bunny

Tails from the Allergen-Free Easter Bunny
It's hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner! In an attempt to create the most allergen-free Easter basket possible, I've rounded up 16...

Last Minute Dairy Free Easter Basket Ideas

Last Minute Dairy Free Easter Basket Ideas
How do you celebrate the holiday of Chocolate Easter Bunnies when you know someone with a dairy allergy?  Since most chocolate contains milk or some derivative...

Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free St. Patrick's Day Recipes
While I go by "The Allergy Free Wife" on this website, my given name is Fiona, which may giveaway my Irish heritage. As the daughter of a...

The Allergy Free Wife's Top 14 Allergen-Free Valentine's Day Candy Picks!

The Allergy Free Wife's Top 14 Allergen-Free Valentine's Day Candy Picks!
In anticipation of Valentine's Day, I've put together a list of my top 14 favorite allergen-free candies. While some of the sweets listed aren't free of all of...

Gifts for Dairy Free Foodies

Here are some of my top picks to give your dairy free foodies:http://www.dairyfreegina.com/#!Holiday-Gift-Ideas-For-Dairy-Free-Foodies/cbkf/566c7b520cf2beecdd84ffd9

Hidden Allergens at Christmas and Holiday

Hidden Allergens at Christmas and Holiday
Everywhere you go during the holiday season, you’ll find hidden allergens lurking: in the food at Christmas parties, in edible decorations, special, traditional foods with milk,...

A Cookbook for Santa

A Cookbook for Santa
This is the story of how my little boy's most heartfelt wish led to our Virtual Cookie Exchange: a community-wide effort to build a cookbook for...

Allergy-Free Gingerbread House Kits & Recipes

Allergy-Free Gingerbread House Kits & Recipes
I've always dreamed of creating a beautiful gingerbread house to display during the holiday season. To be totally honest, that dream hasn't come true due to...

'Tis the season for Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg Nog!

'Tis the season for Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg Nog!
It's December which means it's officially Egg Nog season! Nothing puts me more in the holiday spirit than my favorite festive drink. Recently I've been trying...

Warming, Healing, Thanksgiving

Warming, Healing, Thanksgiving
As the days grow dimmer -- and shorter -- and the cold seeps in, broth, soup, and the smell of baking begin to sound especially comforting....

Tips for a Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Thanksgiving

Tips for a Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Thanksgiving
Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net  It's that time of year. It's the end of November, the snow is starting to fly here in Michigan, and...

Gobble Gobble! The Allergy Free Wife's Nut-Free, Gluten-Free Stuffing Picks

Gobble Gobble! The Allergy Free Wife's Nut-Free, Gluten-Free Stuffing Picks
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I'm gearing up to cook an epic feast which my husband and I are hosting at our apartment. He...

Healthy Ingredient Swaps

Healthy Ingredient Swaps
When I think of the holiday season, the things that come to mind are breaks from school, family gatherings, and food because people tend to make...

Jack-Teal-Lantern's Halloween Safety Tips

Jack-Teal-Lantern's Halloween Safety Tips
Meet Jack-Teal-Lantern. He's a teal pumpkin who loves spreading joy and inclusiveness to all children, no matter what health conditions or dietary restrictions they have. And...

Halloween for all Kids to Enjoy

Halloween for all Kids to Enjoy
To keep trick-or-treaters safe, here are some fun and safe items you can pass out this Halloween:http://www.dairyfreegina.com/#!Halloween-for-all-Kids-to-Enjoy/cbkf/561d99350cf297bd6862a6a2

Teal is the New Orange

Teal is the New Orange
What kid doesn’t love trick-or-treating?  Let’s make this year’s Halloween celebration one where all kids can enjoy dressing up as their favorite ghost or goblin by...

Instead of Processed Junk, Give Out These Healthier Treats for Halloween

b2ap3_thumbnail_haloween_collage_cropped.jpgWary of handing out fun-size candies that are pumped full of processed sugar to the trick-or-treaters that ring your doorbell? Don't be a monster neighbor—go with...

The Cutest, Tastiest Dairy-Free, & Vegan Halloween Treats (allergen-free options, too!)

The Cutest, Tastiest Dairy-Free, & Vegan Halloween Treats (allergen-free options, too!)
Updated for 2015! When I think of Halloween, words like fun, costumes, and of course, candy come to mind, even decades after my trick or treating years...

Fall Recipe Round-Up

Fall Recipe Round-Up
To celebrate the first day of fall, I've put together some of my best fall recipes featuring pumpkin, apple, maple and more! Everything from breakfast to...

Easter Foods, Easter Freely: Gluten-Free? Or Just Fear-Free

Easter Foods, Easter Freely: Gluten-Free? Or Just Fear-Free
I love exploring.  Where to today? I woke up this morning wondering, and that sense of freedom is just what Easter means to me.  Where to today? is...
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12 Gluten Free Easter Recipes from Dinner to Dessert

12 Gluten Free Easter Recipes from Dinner to Dessert
Do You need Gluten Free Easter recipes that will sure to please everyone at the table and leave them licking their chops?  I have chosen my...

Allergy-Friendly Christmas Recipe Round-Up

Allergy-Friendly Christmas Recipe Round-Up
Since the Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up was such a hit, I’ve put together a Christmas version with submission from the same great bloggers!  See the round-up here.

Eat, Drink and Be Weary

Eat, Drink and Be Weary
So I think I ate too much turkey and gluten-free pie over Thanksgiving because I can't seem to snap out of this funk I'm in. Or...

Rum Balls and Deck the Halls

Rum Balls and Deck the Halls
I can't seem to find the holiday cheer this year.  Perhaps it's this crazy weather - spring-like last week (I passed the farm down the road to...

A Day for Giving Thanks

A Day for Giving Thanks
I woke this morning to the smell of my Grandmother's famous Red Cabbage wafting up from the kitchen. It's a smell that has stood for the...

Don't Just Survive Thanksgiving, Thrive On It

Don't Just Survive Thanksgiving, Thrive On It
Don't just survive Thanksgiving -- Thrive On It…So first, find the thanksgiving bit. It struck me this morning that I used to go into social eating...

Hidden Foods, the Holidays and Relatives with Good Intentions

Hidden Foods, the Holidays and Relatives with Good Intentions
Parents often feel alone in the battle against food allergies. Even though there are 15 million people who suffer with food allergies, it can still feel...

Why Last Year's Halloween With Food Allergies Was Our Best Ever

b2ap3_thumbnail_300Pumpkins.jpgHalloween. All Hallows' Eve. All Saints' Eve. It has many names and many meanings. But what about Halloween with food allergies?It is one of the many holidays...

Handing Out (New) Tradition Instead of Candy for Halloween

Handing Out (New) Tradition Instead of Candy for Halloween
"What - all you have is candy?"It was Halloween night, last year. We were trick-or-treating and my then 3 year old, suited to the hilt in...

Remember the "Halloween Routine"


Hey Friends!I'm happy to share a little song that I wrote a few years ago that was inspired by the spookiest time of year- Halloween!When I...

No, Kidlet, That Ain't Gluten Free

No, Kidlet, That Ain't Gluten Free
All Hallow's Eve is on the horizon.  So is a cornucopia of candy.  What do you do if you've got to eat gluten-free?  How do you...

Enjoy a ‘No Fear of Food’ Halloween

Enjoy a ‘No Fear of Food’ Halloween
Believe it or not — it really is possible to have a fun, happy Halloween without the worry of food allergies and fear of food. In...

My Top 8 Food Allergy Friendly Treats to Give Out this Halloween

My Top 8 Food Allergy Friendly Treats to Give Out this Halloween
        It's that time of the year again. I can't believe how the kids and I have successfully managed to celebrate and enjoy...

From Trick-or-Treating to Bribery: Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac, Food Allergy and a Nutritionista Mom

From Trick-or-Treating to Bribery: Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac, Food Allergy and a Nutritionista Mom
My boys and my husband have always loved Halloween. It’s their favorite holiday. Ghoulish creatures are placed strategically around our front yard, candelabras adorned with spider...

The Teal Pumpkin Project for an Allergy-Friendly Halloween

The Teal Pumpkin Project for an Allergy-Friendly Halloween
This Halloween, FARE is encouraging food allergy families to start a new tradition: painting a pumpkin teal and placing it on your porch as a sign...
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Happiness is a Box of Chocolate

Happiness is a Box of Chocolate
“I shall take the heart. For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world. " -L. Frank Baum,...

100 Easter Basket Ideas for Food Allergies

100 Easter Basket Ideas for Food Allergies
Do you want to make adorable Easter baskets for your kids but struggle with what to fill them with? In this post, I want to share...

Happy Easter from TeamFreedible to all who celebrate!

Happy Easter from TeamFreedible to all who celebrate!
    A heartfelt thank you from the freedible team to the many, many families who joined in our Easter and Passover celebrations, and especially to...

Your Kids are Invited! (& you can come too!)

Your Kids are Invited! (& you can come too!)
Your Kids, Meet Our Kids!           Grab your kids and join the fun with our   Custom Ea(s)ter Egg Decorating Party!  ...

Sharing Traditions: of Food, Freedom & Passover

Sharing Traditions: of Food, Freedom & Passover
We so often think of holidays as being about repeating the traditions we already know, but sometimes there is just as much meaning in following the...

How Egg-free Easters & Adoption Made Inclusion a Family Holiday Tradition.

How Egg-free Easters & Adoption Made Inclusion a Family Holiday Tradition.
I still remember the first Easter that my son was 'egg-free'.  He was three and a half - old enough to be aware of the other...

Allergy-Friendly Easter Desserts

Allergy-Friendly Easter Desserts
One of the greatest things about starting a blog three years ago is that it keeps track of all the things I've done for holidays.  Now,...

Gluten Free Easter & Passover Resource Guide

Gluten Free Easter & Passover Resource Guide
With Easter & Passover fast approaching we have compiled a list of helpful resources to make your holiday a gluten-free safe & creative one! http://celiaccorner.com/celiac-gluten-free-blog/gluten-free-easter-passover-resource-guide/#.Uz3LHvldV-5

Echoes of a Dirt Road: My Christmas Story

Echoes of a Dirt Road: My Christmas Story
Every Christmas morning when I was a child, there came a moment when my father would pause what he was doing and take my hand. Together,...

The Allergy Friendly Thanksgiving - Gluten & Top8 FREE

The Allergy Friendly Thanksgiving - Gluten & Top8 FREE
  I usually host Thanksgiving every other year.  This year, it came out really well so I thought I'd share with you how and what I...

Going Nuts: Dealing with Nut Allergies During the Holidays

Going Nuts: Dealing with Nut Allergies During the Holidays
What do custom eaters need most? "Omnivores" who get it.  Read this poignant piece, published in BeWellPhilly, by Bindu Kumar, M.D. - on waking up to...

Being Thankful

Being Thankful
Our Thanksgiving celebration was extra special this year with a visit from Grandpa and Grandma Pumpkin, who helped make sure all foods served at the Thanksgiving...

On a tangent: "Christmas Tree Allergies"

For many of us, food allergies are but one of the many allergies we deal with - and even outside of the known link for those...

Celebrating a "Deconstructed Thanksgiving"

I posted this in my corn allergy group last night and have been amazed at the responses it’s getting. Thanksgiving strike... Sort of. Was talking...

Paying it Forward: My Thanksgiving Story

Paying it Forward: My Thanksgiving Story
For the last several weeks, freedible has run a campaign to pull together recipes in our Community Cookbook to help make sure that all custom eaters...
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A Custom Eater's Thankfulness Manifesto

A Custom Eater's Thankfulness Manifesto
 Join our celebration of all the things that our food allergies, celiac disease and other challenging diets make us thankful for! Sign our Manifesto in the...

Join my Pinterest Potluck Party for Thanksgiving!

10881042973_e8d9a87175_b.jpg   Want to bring a dish to the party? Leave a link to your favorite holiday recipe in the comment section below. I'll make sure...

Keeping Healthy During the Holiday Season (for those with Celiac & other special dietary needs)

Keeping Healthy During the Holiday Season (for those with Celiac & other special dietary needs)
http://celiaccorner.com/celiac-gluten-free-blog/keeping-healthy-during-the-holiday-season/#.UoVwzvnrxkp  

Gluten-Free Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Gluten-Free Cranberry Sauce Recipe
What's Thanksgiving Day Without the Cranberry Sauce? Growing up the only cranberries at Thanksgiving I remembered were the bright red kind that came out of a...

Have yourself a non-awkward little gluten-free Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas! Here's how.

Pretty cool! Till you learn what's in it. Photo © Steve Johnson | FlickrHolidays are beautiful. They're a chance for people to come together, set aside their everyday concerns, celebrate the passage of time, stuff themselves silly, and play a...

Anti-Wheat Girl's Awesome Holiday Handbook!

Anti-Wheat Girl's Awesome Holiday Handbook!
We know the gluten-free holidays can be tough. To help, here are ten tips from us to you! Comment on the original post with your tips...

Gluten Free Halloween Candy

Gluten Free Halloween Candy
Hey Friends! Just passing on some links to gluten free Halloween candy lists. My Gluten Facts has a really complete list that you can filter by...

Trick or Treating for Kids with Food Allergy

    It's the 1st of October!  Time to bring out the mums, pumpkins, apples and scarecrows. Days are getting shorter too right? Before you realize it, Halloween is here.  The favorite holiday of kids and a food allergy mom's worst nightmare.  

       As a mom with 4 children with multiple food allergies, I know first hand how challenging Halloween can be.   Since their food allergies were diagnosed a little later in their lives, celebrating this event was a little harder.  

        Last year was our first year of Trick or treating with food allergies. Guess what? We had a really great time.  Check out what we did...

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