Grateful Foodie https://www.gratefulfoodie.com Food Allergies • Asthma • Baking and Life Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:49:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 https://i0.wp.com/www.gratefulfoodie.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-icon-2016.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Grateful Foodie https://www.gratefulfoodie.com 32 32 22513772 Why Reading Simon Katz’s Tragic Story is Critical for ALL PARENTS https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/why-reading-simon-katzs-tragic-story-is-critical-for-all-parents/ https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/why-reading-simon-katzs-tragic-story-is-critical-for-all-parents/#respond Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:18:56 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106732 I dragged my feet on reading the recent Allergic Living Magazine’s eNewsletter. I’m biased as part of the Allergic Living team, but this was that rare moment, where I acted like a child avoiding something unpleasant. I knew an article in the eNews Report would break my heart and cause me pause to look harshly at […]

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Food Allergens and Manufacturing Go Together Like…. https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/food-allergens-and-manufacturing-go-together-like/ https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/food-allergens-and-manufacturing-go-together-like/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:05:17 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106711 Imagine a famished farmer walks in from the field feeling the grumble of their hungry and thirsty stomach. The growl and pangs of hungry are sharp and unforgiving. Dusty and sweaty, the farmer opens the door to her kitchen and lo and behold, a gorgeous platter of just-picked vine ripened deep red luscious tomatoes with bright green fragrant […]

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Food Allergies & Asthma: Choosing the Right College https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/food-allergies-asthma-choosing-the-right-college/ https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/food-allergies-asthma-choosing-the-right-college/#respond Sat, 15 Apr 2017 15:28:47 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106689 Parents, I promise, you will make it to the other side of this entire college application process! Perhaps, April of senior year is the the second most stressful month after the first day of kindergarten? The same emotions swirl: will my little one be safe and okay? We get to choose day care or preschool […]

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The Good Life: Food Allergy Early Morning Baking https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/the-good-life-food-allergy-early-morning-baking/ https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/the-good-life-food-allergy-early-morning-baking/#comments Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:54:24 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106672 Waking up the smell of freshly baked cookies is a sugary little heaven. Even though my middle school aged daughter felt very special today, my motive was to bake since the puppy needed to go outside at 6am, and to make sure at today’s celebration at school included treats that hit everyone’s food allergy in her group. […]

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Easter Chocolate, Discounts and Raising Funds: Go Vermont Nut Free! https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/easter-chocolate-discounts-raising-funds-go-vermont-nut-free/ Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:30:53 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106661 My excuse today to order chocolate is, “it’s for a good cause”. Today is the last day, March 31, 2017 to buy Vermont Nut Free goodies while enjoying a 10% off discount plus a portion of the donations benefiting the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT). A triple win in my book. Now that my […]

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We’re Talking All Things EPI (Epinephrine Auto-Injectors) and It’s Good! https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/were-talking-all-things-epi-epinephrine-auto-injectors-and-its-good/ https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/were-talking-all-things-epi-epinephrine-auto-injectors-and-its-good/#comments Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:37:27 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106653 Listen in to EPI-sode #23, “Epinephrine Products that Save Lives and Make Life Easier presented by Parenting Food Allergies with Sue Webb. Supporting my love of talking and the commitment to spread information that people managing food allergies might find important, the Parenting Food Allergies Podcast invited me onto their show to talk about the different […]

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Baking Masterpieces: Secret Chocolate Weapon Revealed https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/baking-masterpieces-secret-chocolate-weapon-revealed/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:29:55 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106645 There exists okay cocoa powder, good cocoa powder and oh my goodness-I’ll-give-you-my-first-born-for-a-bag-of-that-Organic Santa Barbara Chocolate Rainforest Red Cocoa Powder. When it comes to chocolate, I can’t help but be overly dramatic. Not only does my love for it run deep, but my love for chocolate that meets my family’s food allergy need is cause for applause. Loving […]

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Allergen Savvy Easter Candy list is Amazing https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/allergen-savvy-easter-candy-list-is-amazing/ Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:42:59 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106628 Bravo to the Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Allergen Friendly Easter Candy List! Phew, that was a lot of work and I appreciate it. Of course, we can all be allergic to anything, so make sure you do your research, make calls and ask questions to ensure your candy choices are safe and healthy for […]

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Food Allergy Labeling: Is my allergen in here? https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/food-allergy-labeling-allergen/ https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/food-allergy-labeling-allergen/#comments Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:49:19 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106619 It is that simple. What is in my food? People managing any type of special diet need to know what is in their food so they can make good choices for their health. People with celiac disease, life-threatening food allergies, food sensitivities, diabetes and other conditions/diseases can’t accept a gray area answer, they need to […]

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Why Food Allergy Advocating is Not a ONE AND DONE Deal https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/why-food-allergy-advocating-is-not-a-one-and-done-deal/ https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/why-food-allergy-advocating-is-not-a-one-and-done-deal/#comments Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:23:43 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106593 The day started out less than graceful as I channeled my best Sherpa moves only to fail as I dropped a lawn sign along the outside of an elevator wall, creating an inhumanly awful screeching noise. The sign, proudly announcing our local food allergy support group’s name, landed squarely on a horrified lobbyist quietly working on […]

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