Grateful Foodie https://www.gratefulfoodie.com Food Allergies • Asthma • Baking and Life Sun, 07 Jan 2018 05:30:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 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 Caramel Graham Cracker Coconut Marshmallow Bars https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/recipe/caramel-graham-cracker-marshmallow-bars/ https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/recipe/caramel-graham-cracker-marshmallow-bars/#respond Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:49:31 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?post_type=recipe&p=107165 Don’t let this nondescript looking bars deceive you! They are a visual culinary diamond in the rough! This recipe was adapted from MidWest Living’s Caramel Heavenlies. They truly are a little slice of peanut-treenut-dairy-egg-soy with a gluten-free option, sugar heaven. I baked our allergen savvy adapted version for my son’s annual Food and Treat Stand […]

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Party Time: What Every Food Allergic Parent or Person Wants to Hear https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/what-every-food-allergic-parent-or-person-wants-to-hear/ https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/what-every-food-allergic-parent-or-person-wants-to-hear/#respond Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:11:41 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=107157 Adapted from my Huffington Post piece… Sweat running down my back, I attempt a festive smile full of holiday cheer. The food is stunning, interesting people sharing adventures and thought provoking conversations abound while the holiday spirit is high and exciting. All I can think about is getting home and taking a hot shower and […]

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When a Black Friday Sale is About Doing the Right Food Allergy Thing https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/black-friday-sale-right-food-allergy-thing/ Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:07:42 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=107111 And there you have it! They are calling it the “Ultimate Food Allergy Combo”.  But, it really is the trifecta of food allergy awareness rolled into one ultimate Black Friday inspired deal. My beloved Allergic Living Magazine is offering the recently revised must-read food allergy book by Dr. Scott Sicherer, “Food Allergies: A Complete Guide […]

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No Appetite for Bullying: Food Allergy Unity https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/no-appetite-for-bullying-food-allergy-unity/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:00:36 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=107064 Unusual news today: Kaleo, the makers of the Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector launched a new campaign, No Appetite for Bullying. I’ll be honest, my cynical self was doing its best to pop out and say, “so what, there are lots of anti-bullying campaigns out there. What makes this one so special?” Kaleo brought together all four […]

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Food Allergy Fun: Halloween Candy (and non) Extravaganza https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/food-allergy-fun-halloween-candy-non-extravaganza/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 15:00:22 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=107055 Costumes, fall colors, and teal pumpkins make October a month rich in cooler temps and bursting with excitement. Sixteen years ago when my college sophomore trick-or-treated, managing Halloween was a bit dicey. Food allergies were unheard of, labeling laws were non-existent and Halloween was truly a nightmare. Fast forward to the magic of 2017, where […]

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Let the Teal Pumpkin Project Madness Begin! https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/let-the-teal-pumpkin-project-madness-begin/ Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:27:10 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=107030 Ever since Becky Basalone’s brilliant idea was born in 2012, Halloween has never been the same! Basalone painted a pumpkin teal, the food allergy awareness color, set it out on her doorstep Halloween night and handed out non-food treats. The rest is teal history. The Teal Pumpkin Project, which the Food Allergy Research and Education […]

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Food Allergy and Asthma: Emergency Preparedness https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/food-allergy-and-asthma-emergency-preparedness/ Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:08:39 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=107038 Our heads are spinning as we helplessly watched family friends face the devastation of hurricanes, flooding, wildfire and earthquakes. Natural disasters have no mercy and lash out at any time. Folks in our food allergy and asthma world manage an extra layer of concern during these types of disasters. The best tool we have is […]

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Non-Food Allergic Student Finds Solution: Let’s Meet in the Parking Lot https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/non-food-allergic-student-find-solutions-lets-meet-in-the-parking-lot/ Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:06:43 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=107014 I heard a great story the other day: A school wanted to host a peanut butter and jelly drive. The goal was to inspired fellow students to bring jars of these tasty items to be donated to local families in need. The student body president realized there were several kids with peanut allergies at his […]

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Food Allergy and Asthma: Back-to-School Checklist https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/food-allergy-and-asthma-back-to-school-checklist/ Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:16:35 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106965 Back-to-School can be chaotic, exciting and a wonderful time. One sure fire tip for success is creating your own food allergy and/or asthma school checklist. Some of these time tested steps and tips helped my family enjoy many successful years. Take this list of ideas and chop it down, add to it and personalize it […]

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Cool Contraptions in My Allergist’s Tool Box https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/cool-contraptions-in-my-allergists-tool-box/ Sun, 06 Aug 2017 18:25:21 +0000 https://www.gratefulfoodie.com/?p=106912 How do I not adore my allergist when their practice takes managing environmental allergies to a whole new level? Allergy and Asthma Medical Group of the Bay Area, provides a permanent home to a Burkard pollen counter, which is a volumetric pollen counter, on the roof of their Pleasanton, California office. These kind of tools […]

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