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To Eaters of Everything

To Eaters of Everything from an Allergic Foodie

Dear Eaters of Everything,

I remember what it was like to be you.

Once upon a time, not so long ago, I sipped my Starbucks soy latte while nibbling on a blueberry muffin, waiting for my kids to finish their guitar lessons. On shopping excursions, I picked up a fast-food salad without worrying about the croutons or the shredded cheese or the dressing with soy oil.  During football games, I ate deep-fried chicken wings not once considering what else had been fried in the fryer.  At movies, I shared buttered popcorn with my husband.  I even munched on prepackaged cookies–without reading the label!  

Read more of my letter to Eaters of Everything at  http://wp.me/p2fyoW-xQ. 

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How a cooking class can make food allergy kids into... kids!

How a cooking class can make food allergy kids into... kids!
"I think we should do that every Sunday, Mom!" I glanced in the rear view mirror at my eight-year old son, oddly wistful and calm in...

Clean Up Your Gluten Free Challenge

  Sometimes as veterans and newbies we get sloppy with our gluten free lifestyle. We may forget to check our labels or we forget to...

Dunkin' Donuts Decides Against Gluten Free Products

Dunkin' Donuts Decides Against Gluten Free Products
I am SO sad. Dunkin' Donuts was supposed to give me a normal morning coffee run. I was supposed to be just like everyone else with...

NEW Camp for Celiac Kids, Started by a Girl Scout with Celiac!

NEW Camp for Celiac Kids, Started by a Girl Scout with Celiac!
I am a HUGE proponent of camps for kids with food restrictions. I went to Camp Celiac in Rhode Island when I was diagnosed with Celiac...

Are Food Allergies and Gluten-Free Diets the New Eating Disorders? Cosmo tells all.

"Are Food Allergies the New Eating Disorders?" Cosmopolitan headlineYesterday, I bought my first (and quite possibly last) copy of Cosmopolitan ever. The February 2014 issue boasts a flashy pink cover, “85 ways to get...

Cookbook Review and GIVEAWAY!

Cookbook Review and GIVEAWAY!
Food allergy families can use all the cooking and baking books they can use, right? Since that’s the case,  I was excited when Debbie, the author of Sweet...

The Mastocytosis, MCAS & IA Patient Experience

Ever since this wicked cold spell hit, my mast cell issues have been on hyper-drive.  Took a gander on google & found this article from the...

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Madness

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Madness
At this time last year I had never heard of mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) and the first time that I heard the name I thought...

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 Social Impact of Food Allergies: A Huffington Post piece

The Social Impact of Food Allergies: A Huffington Post piece
I recently wrote another piece for Huffington Post (you may remember my first piece- Open Letter to Jimmy Fallon) all about The Social Impact of Food Allergies....

Make a Difference - Choose Epinephrine

Make a Difference - Choose Epinephrine
  Why are we so hesitant to use epinephrine?     I don't know anyone who analyzes the severity of a headache before taking medicine for...

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...

Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler with Almond Meal

Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler with Almond Meal
Theis #paleo  #glutenfree blueberry cobbler with almond meal is quick and easy to make, right on your stove top. http://fearlessdining.com/2013/12/19/chef-recipe-blueberry/

Dairy - why I don't eat it and how this can help you

Dairy - why I don't eat it and how this can help you
I am a big believer in a balanced healthy diet that incorporates all of the five food groups, which includes dairy products or alternatives. Our dietary guidelines stress...