About

Welcome to my food-allergy blog! I started the blog primarily as a way to remember what I am having for dinner. Ok, that’s a stretch. I actually created this blog because I recently changed my diet to one that is wheat-free, egg-free, tree-nut-free, peanut free, dairy-free, and grape-free. Simply because I love my son who has been “diagnosed” with all these allergies. As a nursing mother these items have been eliminated from my diet as the proteins can be passed into the breastmilk. When Mantou (mahn-toe) is weaned completely I will also continue to eat foods that are clear of the allergens I mentioned.  It’s for him as well as for me.

I have no food allergies nor does my husband so when we learned that Mantou  was allergic to most of the top allergens I was very surprised. I have scoured the internet for more information about these food allergies. I’ve “liked” most of all the gluten-free sites on Facebook, following their delicious posts on recipes without gluten. However, that’s only removing the wheat, what about the other allergens? If you are like me, then you must have also realized there are plenty of substitutions to the ingredients in most everyday recipes. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. It’s about experimenting. I plan on making some of the recipes I find online or from cookbooks, but most times I just put something together on the whim. (Click here to re-read my first blog entry)

So, I don’t plan on posting recipes on this blog, I’ll let the experts do that. I will attempt to use some of the recipes and maybe blog about if it worked or not. Don’t count on me to tweak a recipe or experiment more than once on a recipe if I fail. To tell you the truth, I’m am an easy quitter and will find another recipe in place of it. Unless there is only ONE recipe and I have the utmost craving for it. I snack, and I snack a lot so if there is an allergy-free product that is exceptional, I will definitely bring it up too.

That’s it in a nutshell… hmm maybe I should rephrase that… that’s it in a sunflower seed shell 😉

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One Response to “About”

  1. HomeFree (@HomeFreeTreats) December 12, 2011 at 4:05 PM #

    Greetings fellow Circle of Moms blogger!

    I work for HomeFree, maker of natural/organic, whole grain cookies that are free of common food allergens including peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and dairy. I am reaching out to you because we noticed your site being featured along side ours recently, among a list of those that were up for recognition as a Circle of Moms Top 25 Allergy Mom Blog. Since we have a shared interest in sharing our experiences and educating others with regard to food allergies, we have added your site to our own blogroll.

    Additionally, we would like to touch base and see if you would like to tell your readers about the resources we offer. We are happy to send you more information. If you’d like we also can send you samples of our cookies – which are delicious, wholesome and inclusive of those with food allergies and most other special dietary needs, including celiac disease. Our goal is to spread the word so that everyone can enjoy the same treats together, and we would appreciate it if you would be willing to help. We’re hoping there is still time for you to post a holiday review on your blog and let your readers know your thoughts about our cookies.

    I can be reached via kmorehouse@homefreetreats.com

    Best!
    Kira

    Kira Morehouse
    Social Media Marketing Intern
    HomeFree, LLC
    P.O. Box 491
    Windham, NH 03087
    http://www.homefreetreats.com

    Connect with HomeFree on Facebook and Twitter:
    http://www.facebook.com/HomeFreeTreats
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