Posts about allergies

chocolate chip cookies

Shockingly Delicious Allergen-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

No, really. Shockingly good. Which was a surprise, considering that literally the only ingredients I did NOT substitute were the salt and baking soda. Try them. You’ll never believe they’re allergen-free. Ingredients 1 1/3 cups Spectrum 100% palm oil ... Read More  

scallop salad

Sugar Status: Four Weeks Sucrose-Free

Apparently, it’s already been a month since I started my doctor-mandated quest to purge sugar (and dairy) from my diet. To my utter shock, it’s not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I think part ... Read More  

homemade granola

It’s a Process…

My first batch of homemade granola, since every commercial breakfast cereal seems to contain the now forbidden sugar… It has 1/2 cup honey spread over two cookie sheets. Tech Support said it needed more sugar (he’s not always as ... Read More  

homemade marshmallows

The Lingering Trauma of the School Fundraiser

I did an author visit at a local elementary school a couple of weeks ago, and when I returned to deliver the signed books kids had ordered, the secretary handed me a form for their current fundraiser – five ... Read More  

ice cream ingredients

Dairy-Free Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Ever since I’ve been dairy-free, cheese and ice cream are the foods I miss the most. Luckily, writer-friend Ishta Mercurio shared her coconut ice cream recipe with me, which I tweaked and tested this weekend. It came out rich ... Read More  

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Hypoallergenic Southern Comfort Red Velvet Cake

According to a buddy of mine who works for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, there are seven major food allergens: wheat/gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, nuts, sesame, and shellfish. I’m allergic to the first five, plus a random assortment of ... Read More