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VeganEgg Review

VeganEgg Review
When you go to a conference, expo, or some other event, there is typically vendors looking to get your attention on the next new product or...

A Look Behind the Label: How Food Manufacturers Prevent Allergen Cross-Contact

In an earlier post, we explored food allergy labeling laws and why many food products include “may contain” statements. To better understand the extent to which...

Do Waitstaff Create a False Sense of Security?

Do Waitstaff Create a False Sense of Security?
I’m often asked whether a consumer device that tests for unwanted ingredients in foods will give those with food allergies a false sense of security when...

Why the Thigh?

Why the Thigh?
Most people that carry epinephrine with them to treat serious allergic reaction will tell you they were given strict instructions to inject the needle into their...

What To Expect When You're Expecting... An Oral Food Challenge

This topic is pretty fresh in my mind as my daughter underwent an oral food challenge to macadamia nuts last week. In case you’re not familiar...

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....

Navigating Food Allergies as a Foreigner the SMART Way

I was born with numerous food allergies. Growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s with life-threatening food allergies was incredibly rare, as were the means to...

Catch the Wave for Breakfast,Lunch or Dinner

ReviewsWaltDisneyWorld Wide Menu Variety at Disney's The Wave October 12, 2017|DairyFreeGInaREVIEW:  THE WAVEBy DairyFreeGinaNote: I was not paid for this review.  All menu items were purchased by...

Best Spot for Vegan Soul Food In Baltimore

Land of Kush is the ultimate place for vegan soul food in Baltimore. Open for lunch and dinner, Land of Kush is a small sit-down Bistro...

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!...

Food Allergy Numbers: Why the Mystery?

As someone who has a personal and professional connection to food allergies, I probably talk about the subject more than most. During these conversations, I’m often...

Dairy Free Eating Anytime of Day at The Wave

The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is a great place to stop on your way to and from The Magic Kingdom for breakfast, lunch or dinner.The unique dining...

Vegan Soul Food - Land of Kush Review

Land of Kush is the ultimate place for vegan soul food in Baltimore. Open for lunch and dinner, Land of Kush is a small sit-down Bistro...

Peanut Allergy Patch – the only “Failure” is Bad Reporting

Peanut Allergy Patch – the only “Failure” is Bad Reporting
You may have recently seen disturbing headlines regarding the Peanut Patch treatments, or read an article that said it failed. Many are worried that this is...