One of our favorite afternoon snacks are granola bars. But we are unable to eat standard granola bars because they contain "trace amounts of nuts". Thankfully, I discovered a company called Nonuttin' from Canada who has a variety of granola bars. Flavors include raisin, apple-cinnamon, chocolate chip and chocolate chunk. They cost $20 (American dollars) for 16 bars. I usually order one of each flavor and it takes us several months to get through them all. There is nothing that I have found at Whole Foods or other places that rivals these bars. So it is worth the added effort to have them shipped to us. They arrive quickly, usually within a week, The company's costumer service is also outstanding! Worth a peek if you are looking for snacks to have on hand...
This is a blog for people who are limited in what they can eat. The focus of this blog is primarily wheat/gluten and nut free. Many of the recipes include dairy ingredients which can easily be substituted with a soy or non-dairy alternative. No recipes include shellfish or sesame. Another focus is healthy living through the use of organic foods and enriching activities like exercise and hobbies. I try to keep current on articles that are published about food allergies and their possible causes. If you know anyone with food allergies or happen to have them yourself, this blog is for you!
I hold a BS in Home Economics and Interior Design from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I have been a Set Decorator and Interior Designer for over 15 years, having worked on many films and television shows. Most recently, I won a Primetime Emmy for Best Art Direction for a Multi-camera Series for my work on Fox's MasterChef.
We have two young children... Milo, 6, and Ella, 8. My Husband is a comedy writer, whose Tweets are MUCH more entertaining than mine could ever be!
When I was 34 I found out that I am allergic to shellfish, after having eaten it my entire life.
My daughter has severe food allergies, including peanuts, sesame, and all nuts. She is especially allergic to pistachios. She had previously been allergic to wheat, eggs and soy... thankfully, she has seemingly outgrown those allergies.
Cooking for a child is usually a challenge, but finding things for an allergic kid to eat is next to impossible.
I started this blog because I have been learning so much and am eager to share information. Because I love to cook, recipes are a huge part of what I am posting.
It IS possible to live well with food allergies. Thanks for reading...