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Sesame: More Than Just a Street

Sesame allergy has been all over the news lately. Last year, a teenage girl tragically died at Heathrow Airport after eating a Pret a Manger baguette...

Ming Tsai's Food For Thought

Ming Tsai's Food For Thought
My journey with food allergies began when I opened my first restaurant, Blue Ginger, in 1998. I felt it was important that our kitchen be mindful...

Take Two: The Importance of Carrying Two Epinephrine Auto-injectors

Take Two: The Importance of Carrying Two Epinephrine Auto-injectors
With Halloween around the bend, we wanted to share a quick PSA on the importance of carrying two epinephrine auto-injectors in case of an allergic reaction. Why?...

Food Allergies + Natural Disasters… A Different Kind of Storm

Food Allergies + Natural Disasters… A Different Kind of Storm
As torrential floods from Hurricane Florence ripped through the Carolinas earlier this month, Madison, Wisconsin—home of the Allergy Amulet headquarters—was still reeling from record rainfall levels...

Scientists Find Link Between Antacid & Antibiotic Exposure and Food Allergies & Asthma

Scientists Find Link Between Antacid & Antibiotic Exposure and Food Allergies & Asthma
As someone who remembers (with disgust) that pink goo as a child (also known as the antibiotic amoxicillin), I read this headline in shock. Did that...

The Nutty Nature of Nuts

For years, patients diagnosed with a tree nut or peanut allergy have been told to avoid all nuts. But what if I told you that being...

Best Practices For Kids + Epinephrine

I’m not quite sure how summer passed by so quickly. Is it really back-to-school season already?! As families gear up for the school year ahead, we...

FPIES: Not As Delicious As It Sounds

FPIES: Not As Delicious As It Sounds
From time to time, we like to write about the rarer forms of food allergy. We’ve covered  Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Oral Allergy Syndrome, and allergies to red meat and...

A Brief History of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers: The Heart of Allergy Amulet's Technology

A Brief History of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers: The Heart of Allergy Amulet's Technology
Dr. Joseph BelBruno, Scientific Advisor at Allergy Amulet.If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you’ve probably heard us talk about our scientific approach to...

Spokin’s Susie Hultquist: A Fearless Food Allergy Mama!

Spokin’s Susie Hultquist: A Fearless Food Allergy Mama!
June 5, 2018If you’ve followed Allergy Amulet for a while, you know our team was founded by a female and that we love to support female entrepreneurs!Unsurprisingly,...

FOMO: Fear of Missing Out… On Nutrients

FOMO: Fear of Missing Out… On Nutrients
Part II: Wheat, Soy, Peanuts, and Tree NutsWelcome to Part II of our FOMO series! Here we’re discussing how to replace nutrients lost from eliminating wheat, soy,...

Food Allergy Awareness Week! Things I'd Like People to Know... And a Little Dr. Seuss

Food Allergy Awareness Week! Things I'd Like People to Know... And a Little Dr. Seuss
It’s almost here, food allergy awareness week 2018! The official dates for this year are May 13-19.I’m currently sitting in my office looking at a recent picture...

My Child Doesn't Have a Food Allergy... But Her Friends Do

My Child Doesn't Have a Food Allergy... But Her Friends Do
When my family moved to a new neighborhood five years ago, we quickly learned that our new neighbors’ oldest son had a severe peanut allergy. Our...

FOMO: Fear of Missing Out... On Nutrients

FOMO: Fear of Missing Out... On Nutrients
Part I: Milk, Eggs, Fish, and Shellfishby: Tara McCarthy, RDFOMO, or the fear of missing out, is a source of anxiety for many. For some, it means...

Everything's Coming Up... Rotten

Everything's Coming Up... Rotten
Something in our world is changing. Our bodies are rejecting the food we eat. Even the experts don’t really know why. In January, Netflix debuted...

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...

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...

Cross-Contact or Cross-Contamination: What’s the Difference?

Cross-Contact or Cross-Contamination: What’s the Difference?
I’ll be honest with you: distinguishing between cross-contact and cross-contamination used to throw me off. Many people in the food allergy community (my past-self included) often...

The Not-A-Recipe Dinner

Not a recipe, and NOT picture-worthy at all. Truly, the photo looks fairly unappetizing. I promise, it's deceptive.Last night's vegan dinner option when my family was...

Whole Foods for Thought: The Debate Over Quality Versus Quantity

Whole Foods for Thought: The Debate Over Quality Versus Quantity
You’ve probably heard by now that Amazon bought Whole Foods. The latter’s shareholders recently approved the transaction, and assuming regulators sign off on the deal, the...

Smoothie Bars & Ice Cream Parlors: A Potential Allergy Nightmare

Smoothie Bars & Ice Cream Parlors: A Potential Allergy Nightmare
Standing in line at Trader Joe’s last week, I noticed a sign alerting shoppers of a recent recall of their Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream due...

10 Nut-Free Desserts to Make Summer a Little Sweeter

10 Nut-Free Desserts to Make Summer a Little Sweeter
This summer my wine of choice is a Spanish Rosé (I haven't met one I didn't like).  My outfit of choice is an airy summer sundress....

The Ultimate Egg Substitute Comparison!

The Ultimate Egg Substitute Comparison!
You might call me a little crazy. You might also call me a little geeky. You’d be right on both counts, and proud of it. It’s...

An experiment in sugaring almonds

An experiment in sugaring almonds
This holiday season, and the autumn lead-up, has been a roller coaster for my family and me. Since September, I've progressed from open heart surgery through...

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies
I originally wrote this post about gluten-free chocolate peppermint crunch cookies in 2013. Since then I've had time to update it and perfect it, and I...

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chocolate Donuts

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chocolate Donuts
  So a funny thing happened on the way to the store. I went with the purpose of buying new workout shoes. Instead I came home with...

Pumpkin-Pie-In-A-Glass (Jack O' Lantern Grins for Custom Eating)

Pumpkin-Pie-In-A-Glass (Jack O' Lantern Grins for Custom Eating)
It's cold in New England.  Snow will soon be stick-stick-sticking, and sticking again. It's rather cold for smoothies.  Though I've been making my share of smoothies...

Shaky Day Shake, or Transitioning Safely, with Celiac

Shaky Day Shake, or Transitioning Safely, with Celiac
...how to shift smoothly when every angle of your life seems upset.     It seems particularly important to know how to care for your basic...

Top 5 Favorite Allergy Free July 4th Recipes

Top 5 Favorite Allergy Free July 4th Recipes
It's hard to believe that July has arrived and a long weekend is upon us! In celebration of July 4th, I'm sharing five of my favorite...

Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Protein Waffles

Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Protein Waffles
It's no secret I have a sweet tooth, but I love when I can find something that feels a bit sinful to eat and figure out...

Allergy-Free Baked Goods in Under 60 Minutes? It's Possible!

Allergy-Free Baked Goods in Under 60 Minutes? It's Possible!
True Story: on the night of March 16th, I remembered that I had committed to bring gluten-free Irish Soda Bread the next day to a St....

It's All Figs to Me

It's All Figs to Me
Not only are figs full of health benefits, but they are a great dairy free snack and excellent to cook with. Read more at http://www.dairyfreegina.com/#!Its-All-Figs-to-Me/cbkf/558eca690cf20d45521fada2

Egg-Free Cake Decorating 101

Egg-Free Cake Decorating 101
My sons' cakes are different from other people's cakes.  We have multiple food allergies in the house (me to tree nut, Kal to peanut, and Zax...

Spice Up Your BBQ with Grilled Fruit!

Spice Up Your BBQ with Grilled Fruit!
Summer is just around the corner, and that means we’re heading into barbecue season! You may even be planning on breaking out the grill for Father’s Day...

Apple Pie with Chebe Crust, Revisited

Apple Pie with Chebe Crust, revisited You know the saying - as American as apple pie. But when you have Celiac Disease, gluten free pie crust...

Cranberry Apple Gluten-Free Vegetarian Stuffing With TeeChia

Untitled-7 Stuffing is my favorite Thanksgiving dish. Combined with gravy, it makes everyone’s mouth water, don’t you agree? Since I’m not a turkey eater though, I...

Chicken and Dumpling Soup

Chicken and Dumpling Soup
Chicken and dumplings...I'm salivating already, pardon me while I wipe the drool off of my keyboard.  I've always shied away from making dumplings because I thought...

Tips for Successful Gluten Free Baking

Tips for Successful Gluten Free Baking
Over the past several years, I have learned a lot about baking gluten free. It is definitely a science, which the 'just throw stuff in a...

Homegrown Minestrone Soup

When you have Celiac Disease, you are always so grateful to those people who "get it," who take extra care when they prepare food for you,...

Yummy Recipes for Food-Allergic Kids’ Birthday Cakes

Yummy Recipes for Food-Allergic Kids’ Birthday Cakes
If your child has a food allergy then you are all too familiar with the problems of cakes and treats at classroom birthday parties. However, your...

Grass-Fed Beef Isn't Always Best

Grass-Fed Beef Isn't Always Best
I've been a big fan of grass-fed meat since developing multiple food allergies and celiac disease. After all, why would I want to eat meat from...

Celebrate Summer, Or Look UP!

Celebrate Summer, Or Look UP!
Look up, not down -- at what you have, not what you don't.I dared to disorient myself this morning. Things have been so mad-busy, I've felt...

From Community to Retreat: Ginger Cream Smoothie

From Community to Retreat: Ginger Cream Smoothie
Somedays are days that require a retreat.  Smoothies are perfect flexible foods. One can throw almost anything in, and get something excellent out -- although it...

Growing and Eating Microgreens

Growing and Eating Microgreens
If you're like me you have never heard of, let alone tried microgreens. I had no idea what the heck they were until my sister invited...

Bringing new life to your traditional favorite foods.

Bringing new life to your traditional favorite foods.
Traditional BLT revamped with spicy guacamole & a homegrown tomato. Do you get tired of your everyday foods or traditional dishes? Want to revamp them so...

Almost Nutter Butters

Almost Nutter Butters
Almost Nutter Butters Since going gluten free, I’ve missed some of my more memorable sweets, particularly those from my childhood. Growing up, my dad and I...

Cocoa Banana Mini-Soufflés (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Fructose)

Cocoa Banana Mini-Soufflés (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Fructose)
To happily get my daily dose of oxidant rich dark chocolate, without the chemicals and additives, I make this special cocoa treat. They’re like little brownie...

Anti-inflammatory smoothie for joint pain and hypermobility

Anti-inflammatory smoothie for joint pain and hypermobility
Joint inflammation in a nut shell: It’s not fun. Exercise is an important part of looking after yourself when you have hypermobility syndrome. Inflamed joints often...

It's a Salt & Pepper Splurge Kind of World!

It's a Salt & Pepper Splurge Kind of World!
My freedible cooking tip of the day: Splurge on high-quality herbs, spices, sea salts and peppers!   Cooking on an elimination diet, foods tend to be...

Substitute Cooking - Flavor or Feel?

Substitute Cooking - Flavor or Feel?
Substitute-cooking to take out key ingredients, in my experience, is a lot like watching a new production of a favorite play. No two actors are...

http://www.beingglutenfree.ca/gluten-free-coconut-flour-brownies/

b2ap3_thumbnail_coconutbrownies.jpgCoconut flour is one of my favorite gluten-free flours to work with; it’s packed full of protein and fiber and to be honest, I quite like...

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/

Cheeseymite Scrolls! GF, DF, SF

Cheeseymite Scrolls! GF, DF, SF
In honor of our home nation, we've just published an allergy-friendly version of one of the favorite treats from our country: the Cheeseymite Scroll!  Our take...

Amazi and Comforting Fall Food {Guest Post}

Amazi and Comforting Fall Food {Guest Post}
A special guest post by Crystal Plew; I first met Crystal at a gathering at a friend of a friends house. She is well spoken...

Tips for Enjoying a Satisfying After-Dinner Treat

Tips for Enjoying a Satisfying After-Dinner Treat
We all know that niggling urge that arises shortly after what should have been a fully satisfying meal. What compels us towards that sweet finish? Is...

Gluten Free Cornbread Recipe from the Little Aussie Bakery

Gluten Free Cornbread Recipe from the Little Aussie Bakery
Hey y'all, we just published our favorite gluten-free cornbread recipe, adapted from "The Joy of Cooking."  It's also diary-free and soy-free, and totally delicious!  Grab the...

Coconut Flour Bakeoff! Which Coconut Flour Is Right For Your Baking Needs? 7 Coconut Flours Compared

Coconut Flour Bakeoff! Which Coconut Flour Is Right For Your Baking Needs? 7 Coconut Flours Compared
I love coconut flour. I bake with it as often as I can and eat it at least once every day. I even have aCOCONUT FLOUR...

Gluten Free Menu Planning Resources That Are Absolutely Free

b2ap3_thumbnail_Gluten-Free-Meal-Planning-Resources-That-Are-Absolutely-Free---knowgluten.me.jpg  When you first go gluten free, it can be a struggle to just figure out what to eat. At the end of a busy day,...

A Cookie Question!

A Cookie Question!
Good afternoon freediblers! After the inspiring tweet chat a couple weeks back about Baking Allergen Free (which as a vegan I really appreciated!) I tried my...

Celeste's Best Soft Breadsticks

Celeste's Best Soft Breadsticks
I had played around with many recipes trying to develop a gluten-free, dairy-free and yeast-free breadstick recipe. Most of the time they wound up being a glorified...

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal Banana Bread

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The photo doesn't do this slice of heaven justice. It's the bread served at Yelton Manor Bed and Breakfast in Michigan and they allowed me to post the recipe on my blog. If you can have oatmeal you have to try this. It freezes well, too--if you can stop eating it before it is gone!

Making Gluten Free Pretzels

Gluten Free Pretzel BunDo you have a desire to wrap your sandwich with a pretzel bun that's gluten free? Think it can't be done? It can! I did it....

GF Picnic Tips and Chicken Salad Sandwiches

GF Picnic Tips and Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Summer is in full swing, so why not celebrate by grabbing your picnic basket, a blanket, and a bottle of wine (or juice!) and heading to...

Recipe: Fresh Squeezed Basil and Pineapple Lemonade

Recipe: Fresh Squeezed Basil and Pineapple Lemonade
  Sure that powdered yellow stuff might suffice as "Lemonade" when you are 9, but when you start to appreciate the fresh, intense flavors of...

Gluten Free Instant Cheese Sauce Powder for Mac and Cheese (Kraft Dinner)

Hey Friends! Happy Canada Day! I always feel a little homesick and nostalgic on Canada Day. Except for a couple of extended stays, we haven't really...

Easy Milk-free, Gluten-free Waffles

I created my own milk-free, gluten-free waffle mix. Check out my recipe here!  http://www.makingitmilkfree.com/2013/06/easy-homemade-waffles-dairy-gluten-free.html?m=1

Nearly-everything-bad-free pancakes

When we found out that our go-to top 8 allergen free pancake recipe (Swedish-style Allergy-friendly Oatmeal Pancakes) no longer worked for our family, as the youngest...