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One of the biggest surprises of having a child with multiple allergies is how many of our family and friends have risen to the challenge of accommodating our special dietary requirements. Anyone who has had the opportunity to cook for us knows what a pleasure (challenge) it is to serve food that is free from wheat, gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, and corn, among other things.

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Although I do not expect any special treatment when we go visiting (and I always have something safe to eat hidden in my purse), I am amazed and touched by how many of our family and friends have created recipes of their own that are tailor-made for my Little Bear. Continue Reading…

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Coconut Macaroons

10/26/2014 — 2 Comments

These coconut macaroons are a fun and festive treat that are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Not only do they only require a few simple ingredients, but they are also quick and easy to make.

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Since they are grain-free, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and sugar-free, they are usually a safe choice when serving food at a party. Kids and adults will both love the soft texture of these messy and crumbly goodies. Continue Reading…

Fresh homemade sauerkraut is a delicious side that goes well with any meal. Not only is it easy to make, but it is also a good economic source of beneficial bacteria for your gut.

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In our family, sauerkraut has always been a long-standing staple for many generations. As I was growing up, I always enjoyed helping to make a large fifty gallon crock of homemade sauerkraut. My happy memories include shredding head after head of cabbage, measuring salt, taking turns with my siblings to pound down the mixture with a baseball bat, waiting days and weeks until it fermented, and then finally opening the crock and removing the spoiled top layer to reveal a huge vat full of fermented goodness. How wonderful it smelled! Continue Reading…

Here is an easy recipe for a classic soup. Although it is very simple to make, without too many steps or ingredients, it is easy to change the flavour by adding in some onions, garlic, or parsley. We often have this soup as an appetizer before a meal.

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These apple pancakes are perfect for a fall morning. With a nice light texture and a hint of cinnamon, they make a wonderful breakfast or a light lunch.

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Not only are they rich and delicious, but they are also packed with nutrition since they are grain-free, nut-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free. Continue Reading…

These homemade fish sticks are a great alternative to the popular store-bought fish sticks, which are covered in a coating made from wheat, corn, and other allergens.

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They are a fun finger food that my son just loves for a meal or a snack. Serve these fish sticks with soups, salads, or sweet potato wedges. Continue Reading…

Chimichurri

09/07/2014 — 3 Comments

During our layover at the Miami Airport, we ordered breakfast at a small restaurant. After we had been served our eggs, bacon, and fruit, the chef came up to me with a small dish of smooth green sauce.

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“Would you like some chimichurri with your meal?” he asked smiling. Continue Reading…

Cabbage is one of my favourite vegetables to use in cooking. Not only is it extremely nutritious, but it is also very cost-effective.

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With all of the fresh cabbage available at the farmer’s market now, it is a great vegetable to incorporate into our daily meals. Continue Reading…