When I was pregnant with my daughter, I gained almost 70 pounds. I went from 130 pounds to weighing 196 on the day she was born...and I'm only 5'0" tall! I have never had an unhealthy diet, but I certainly enjoyed my share of convenience foods - . . .
I didn't know whether I should cry or laugh when I found this place on the internet. This lady, her story, and her restaurant pretty much sums up so much of what I want to tell people every day. I know this is long, but if you are questioning your . . .
When people find out I have a food allergy, the number one question I here next is, "So what happens when you eat it?" For me it really varies, but thankfully none of them are extremely severe. First - a little FYI - the severity of an allergy . . .
While I tend not to cook anything much more complicated than Spaghetti and Meatballs or "Fried" Chicken....I recognize that there are lots of people who love to cook (I wish I was one!) and are on the look-out for allergy-friendly recipes. I would . . .
While the safest and best option for GlOrnY Free cooking is obviously to make everything fresh from whole ingredients....sometimes a lot of times, I just want something a little more convenient. (Did I mention that I didn't love cooking). Here are . . .
After developing my corn and soy allergy, I became acutely aware and concerned about the quality of food and ingredients that I was purchasing and eating. I began to read every label (out of necessity) and chose many of the priciest options . . .
I keep seeing more and more ads for pet food that is gluten, corn, soy, and wheat free. It amazes me that there is such a demand for limited ingredient pet food that even major companies like Purina are following suit and changing to the customers' . . .
Having a corn allergy can be incredibly frustrating, especially if it is something new to you or someone in your family. Since corn is not (yet) required to be listed as an allergen on ingredients lists, it can be pretty tricky to identify. The . . .
I went to a cookout this weekend. It was with a great friend that has known me (and my allergies) for years. He double checked everything, read the ingredients on the spices, and even cooked my grass-fed steak separately. He literally did . . .
Sometime between my corn and soy diagnosis, the gluten-intolerance trend struck America. I rolled my eyes at all these people with their made-up "food allergies" and complained that if they only knew the reality of life-or-death food allergies, they . . .
With the increase in food allergies and sensitivities, and the overall awareness of them, it is important to understand the difference between a true allergy vs. an intolerance or sensitivity. The traditional food allergy test looks for . . .
My food allergy journey began after I had Jocelyn. I began noticing patchy hives and eczema on my body and raccoon-like scaly rings around my eyes. I went to the doctor and was given steroidal cream for my skin, moisturizer for my face, and an . . .