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Dairy Free German Cucumber Salad

This recipe if a classic in our family. Our German grandmother has been making this cucumber salad for years. When my younger brother went through a phase where the only vegetable he would eat was …

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Whole Grain Apple Cinnamon Pancakes (dairy free and egg free)

A hearty, whole grain, egg free, dairy free, nut free easy recipe for apple cinnamon pancakes.

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OIT -Reaching the Finish Line

May 8th was a big day for us. A really big day. we graduated from Oral Immunotherapy after a week of successful food challenges to cashews, hazelnuts and walnuts. I wasn’t expecting to take our …

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Milk Substitutions

Cooking and baking without dairy is less intimidating than you would think when you know what substitutions work best. Here is some helpful information about common milk substitutes. Milk Alternatives Soy Milk Coconut Milk Beverage …

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Pizzookie (Dairy, Egg and Nut Free)

We had a family activity night to try to beat the monotony of the week quarantined at home and I decided we needed to try a new dessert. None of the kids had ever had …

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Carrot Cake (Dairy, Egg and Nut Free)

This DEN Free Carrot Cake is one of my favorites. I only make it once a year on Easter because it is so delicious that I have a hard time restraining myself. This was adapted …

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100% Whole Wheat Bread -Dairy and Egg Free

I like to make a dairy and egg free bread that was 100% whole wheat. Many whole wheat bread recipes mostly use white bread flour with some whole wheat flour added to the recipe. I …

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Easy Dairy Free Pasta Salad

We love to make pasta salad because it is so easy and goes well with so many dishes. We have a few different pasta salad recipes, but I usually come back to this one because …

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S’mores Bars

A couple of years ago I saw a picture of some s’mores bars online and was determined to try an allergy safe version of a s’mores bar for my chocolate and marshmallow-loving clan. My kids …

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Do Food Allergies Make You Eat Healthier?

Over the last several years I would often tell Riley how grateful I was for his food allergies because it made the whole family eat better. We hardly ate out because it was often more …

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OIT Nut Cross Contamination

February 7th was a HUGE day for us. Riley reached the tree nut cross contamination safety mark. We no longer have to worry about labels that say “processed in a facility with tree nuts” or …

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Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Fully Cooked Breakfast Turkey Patties are almost always in our freezer for a quick, filling breakfast option. These are really easy for my kids to put on a plate and warm up in the microwave. …

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Soy Milk

Soy milk is our go-to milk alternative.  It is the closest to milk in consistency and protein and most soy milk is fortified with calcium and vitamin D.  Soy milk is widely available in grocery …

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Polish Sausage Lentil Soup

It was a cold, foggy, day yesterday. I think cold dreary days are perfect days for soup. Last night we had Polish Sausage Lentil soup and it hit the spot. I especially love that this …

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Olive Garden with Food Allergies

Olive Garden is one of the few places we’ve ventured out to eat with an egg, milk, and nut allergic child. I love that it is a chain and we can find one most places …

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Egg Free Pasta

It seems like egg free pasta should be an easy thing to find since most of the less expensive pasta is made with only wheat and not egg, but it is surprisingly hard to find. …

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Mediterranean Hummus Dip

For us, dairy free dip for chips or crackers was pretty much limited to salsa until a friend of mine showed me a hummus dip she made for her family. I made a few tweaks …

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25 Reasons

25 Reasons OIT Changed Our Lives in 2019 So much has changed for our family over the last year. We are doing things we never dreamed of before Oral Immuntherapy (OIT). The worry and anxiety …

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Best Egg Free Mayo Substitutes

Is there such a thing as egg free mayo? Yes!! Is there such a thing as good tasting eggless mayo? Yes again!! You can still make your favorite mayo-based salads with egg free mayo. Of …

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Egg Free, Dairy Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have to be careful when I make these cookies that I don’t eat them all myself. They are so incredibly moist and delicious. Pumpkin cookies are one of my favorite fall treats. It is …

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Maruchan Ramen Noodles

It is tricky to find egg free noodles at a grocery store. There are only a few brands like DeCecco and Garofalo, that I would feel comfortable buying. I would not have expected ramen noodles …

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Egg Free Chicken Noodle Soup

The temperatures have been dropping and I am pulling out my soup recipes. Everyone loves chicken noodle soup and it is so easy to make. Chicken noodle soup is typically made with noodles containing eggs, …

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Milk OIT Graduate

After 9 months of Oral Immunotherapy (OIT), Riley graduated OIT for milk! He is now an OIT graduate for both milk and eggs. This has already been so incredibly life changing for us. Our first …

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Life After Egg OIT

When we finished egg OIT at the end of July, we were excited, but we knew we still had a ways to go. We were still pretty limited on what Riley could eat because milk …

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Egg OIT Graduate

Riley graduated from egg Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) on July 9th. His first egg challenge was actually on June 25th, when Riley ate his first scrambled egg in the office. He took his normal dose of …

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Honey Mustard Pork Chops

As summer ends and fall begins, we usually plan for as many dinners on the grill as possible before it gets too rainy or cold to cook outside. This weekend we had one of our …

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Egg Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

It’s that time of year when the zucchini start coming from the garden in quantities and sizes that are impossible to consume! Of course we could share them with our friends, but once I started …

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White Bean Cheese free Quesadillas

Before food allergies were a part of our lives, my husband and I ate quesadillas all of the time. Quesadillas are a great quick meal and can be as simple as two ingredients or can …

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Egg Free French Toast

We happened to have some left over dairy free, egg free artisan white bread we found at a local bakery the day before, and decided to make it into French toast. I have used this …

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Blueberry Muffins (egg free, dairy free)

In our home it is a tradition to make a “home made” breakfast on Saturday morning and each person gets a turn to choose and help make breakfast that day. This weekend my daughter choose …

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Dairy Free Rice Krispie Treats

What kid doesn’t love a good Rice Krispie Treat? In fact, what adult doesn’t love these sweet, gooey squares? We had a 6th Grade Graduation Party and I was in charge of the dessert table. …

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The Temptation to Overcompensate

When I became a mother, I decided I was going to teach my children to make healthy choices. I wanted to be sure they ate plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. We were going …

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OIT – Egg Cross Contamination Milestone

Just a couple of weeks ago, the doctor told us that we were at the point with OIT that Riley could handle cross contamination with eggs. At first I didn’t think much about it but …

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Adjusting to OIT Life

Out of Our Comfort Zone I completely understand why some people are intimidated by OIT. It can be overwhelming for me. Just the thought of giving my kid “poison” every morning is a lot to …

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Food Allergy Treatment: Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)

Up until last year I had never heard of OIT. I may have seen the acronym mentioned in a Facebook post somewhere, but didn’t pay much attention to it since I didn’t know what it …

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Easy Egg Free Waffles

Waffles are one of the most requested breakfast foods at our house, and it is just as easy to whip up some egg free waffles, as any other waffle recipe. In fact, it is easier, …

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Easy Egg Free, Dairy Free Crepes

On Saturday mornings we have a tradition of making a “homemade” breakfast. We rotate who gets to choose what we eat and then make the breakfast together that morning. It was my choice this week …

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Favorite Pumpkin Muffins (Egg free, Dairy free)

In the fall when the weather is cool and pumpkins decorate doorsteps, I am excited to make pumpkin flavored breakfasts, snacks, and treats.  Making pumpkin recipes egg-free is a bit easier because in baking the …

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Easy Breakfast with Bisquick Pancakes

Ever wish you had a super easy dairy free, egg free breakfast option? Bisquick pancakes are where it’s at. Knowing how to make Bisquick pancakes without eggs or milk makes it not only easy for …

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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies (egg-free and dairy-free)

This is a staple cookie recipe at our home.  We almost always bring our own food, especially dessert, to any social event so my son has something safe and delicious to eat.  These chocolate chip …

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In-N-Out with Food Allergies

We recently took the family to In-N-Out for burgers.  This is one of the few restaurants we feel we can go to for a hamburger and fries with the whole family.  The hamburger buns and …

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Dairy and Egg Free Chocolate Wacky Cake

I love chocolate.  And I know I’m not alone in this love of mine!!  I can’t imagine anything standing in the way of chocolate in my house, not even a food allergy!  I count myself …

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Milk and Egg Free Breakfast Ideas

One of the hardest meals for someone with egg, milk and nut allergies is breakfast.  Nearly every breakfast food you can think of involves milk or eggs; cereal, pancakes, muffins, oatmeal, omelets, breakfast burritos, you …

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White Chip Chocolate Cookies – Dairy and Egg Free

One thing I really missed when we started our food allergy journey was chocolate cookies, especially the ones with white chocolate chips. I was so excited when Nestle came out with allergy friendly, dairy free …

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