Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

When it’s cold outside and all you want to do is cuddle, it’s nice to have a warm bowl of vegetable soup. We love soup in our house. We always substitute regular noodles for a gluten free option. I also don’t love chopping EVERYTHING that goes into soup so I often opt for frozen vegetables or canned beans.

On your stove top add to a big pot:

  • Gluten Free Chicken broth (Pacific – 15oz) x2
  • 4 cups of water
  • Salt and Pepper (I like a lot of salt)
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • Chop 1 zucchini
  • Chop a handful of carrots
  • Chop Celery
  • Add frozen green beans
  • Bring to boil and then let simmer while your pasta cooks

In a separate pot bring water to a boil

  • Cook GF Pasta per the box
  • (I always have my Pasta separate so I can eat the soup for a few days without soggy pasta)

Combined in a bowl and add spinach on top right before serving

Safe V-Day Sweets

Safe V-Day Sweets

Calling all pink, red, and sprinkled treats!

Valentine’s Day is another day packed with yummy sweets that can make any allergy parent nervous. How do we make this holiday just as special for our family without the worry? You bake allergy free treats!

Donuts and Cupcakes can really be made the same way, you just need different pans. My favorite chocolate mix is Betty Crocker’s Gluten Free mix.


Cupcake/Donut Mix

  • Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 Stick Earth Balance Dairy Free Butter
  • ½ Cup coconut milk
  • Dash of Vanilla

Frosting Mix 

  • 2 tblsp. Coconut oil
  • 2 sticks Earth Balance butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (if you need more continue to add but 1 cup at a time)



  • Melt Earth Balance butter in a microwave safe dish
  • Combined all ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • Whisk together until smooth
  • Coat mini muffin tin and fill cups ¾ of the way full
  • Coat your donut pan and fill one side with mixture
  • Bake at 425 for 16-18 minutes (once you start to smell them they are about done)


  • Melt Earth Balance butter in a microwave safe dish
  • Add oil
  • Whisk together until smooth
  • Add vanilla extract and whisk
  • Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time while whisking until smooth

Add sprinkles or Strawberries to the top and vuala!

Allergy Free Pancakes

Allergy Free Pancakes

Gluten Free pancakes can be easy enough with the right mix but not adding eggs can create a dense flavorless outcome.

I’ve made this recipe for my family time and time again. It never fails. Always results in the perfect gluten, dairy and egg free pancake.

My hope is that this recipe will also become part of your allergy free lifestyle and a regular occurrence on those lazy mornings. Why do I love them so much? These pancakes come together so quickly and only take a few ingredients. I whip up a batch in no time. They also just taste really, really good. Go ahead and try adding mini chocolate chips or sprinkles to the batter.


  • 2 1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Pancake Mix
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened or vanilla coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower seed oil or light-flavored oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Add coconut milk, water, oil and vanilla. Stir until just combined, careful to not over mix.
  3. Heat large skillet over medium low heat. Coat with cooking spray or brush with oil.
  4. Add 1/4 cup scoop of batter to pan and slightly smooth out. Flip pancake when golden brown on underside and can easily be lifted, about 2 minutes.
  5. Continue to cook on other side. Repeat with remaining pancake batter. Serve warm

Five Allergy Free Valentines

Five Allergy Free Valentines

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and we all know what that means! Chocolate hearts, cookies, candy, and allergy filled treats. Heading to the local grocery store to fulfill your child’s classroom holiday-themed needs, can still be easy even if you’re not the DIY kind of parent. I’ve complied a few ideas that can accommodate everyone’s child, allergies or not, and will still be filled with Valentine’s Day love.

When thinking of your child’s classroom, try to remember that involvement of everyone is the perfect way to show others you care.

Here are five ways to accomplish an Allergy Free Valentine’s Day:


  1. You’re All Write: Pencils and a clever note. If you aren’t crafty, instead of creating this heart shaped holder, you can attach your child’s store bought Valentine to a pencil. Pencils are a classroom staple so it makes sense to pass them out. Make sure the pencil is unsharpened to keep small hands safe from lead.


2. Loving crossword: Keeping with a pencil theme, it’s easy enough to print a small crossword to spell out a message of love. Cutting paper into a heart around that message is just as easy!

3. Bubbles: Always a fan favorite! You can buy bubbles in bulk for an inexpensive price at most grocery stores and even at the 99 cent store. It’s simple enough to attach a message with your child’s name attached. The children will be “blow away” at your effort to make their Valentine’s Day special.


4. Paperclips: For the more experienced DIY parent, this little project is slightly more involved. Paperclips are an easy purchase and small felt hearts aren’t rare during the month of February. All you need is a little glue and your child’s valentine to slip the paperclip on to. Done!


5. Bookmarks: All you’ll need is a little string! This project is easy. Head to your local hardware store and find a Valentine themed color palate paint sample. Grab a heart shaped hole punch and a little sting. DONE and ADORABLE!

Have a safe and happy Valentine’s Day!

Skinny Pop!

Skinny Pop!

It’s weird when your son has an allergy to Corn but not to Popcorn, corn tortilla, corn starch, or corn syrup. What’s great is that Taco Tuesday is still and option!

When you just want something quick and easy, Popcorn is an awesome snack!

We love Skinny Pop and love that it’s made with three ingredients: Popcorn, sunflower oil, and salt

It’s Pure Popped Perfection!

Skinny pop also comes in a few different packaged options. You can buy small snack bags for quick on the go options, a big bag to share with friends, and a pop up microwavable box for movie nights.


GF Waffles

GF Waffles

Lego my Eggo… A tag line many of you grew up with. An easy three step breakfast goes something like this:

  1. Take eggo out of the freezer
  2. Put eggo in toaster to eat
  3. Put heated Eggo on plate to eat

Easy! Right?

If you have allergies there is a fourth step. #4 Feel terrible with a stomach ache or go into full blown anaphylaxis.

Instead there is an amazing alternative. Gluten Free, Oat Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free waffles!

‘Van’s’ brand is fantastic and the blueberry waffle has become a staple breakfast option in our house.

Here are the ingredients:

Water, Van’s Foods Gluten Free Whole Grain Mix (Brown Rice Flour, Millet, Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Amaranth, Quinoa), Tapioca Starch, non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Inulin, Potato Starch, Cane Sugar, Rice Bran, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Rice Flour, Monocalcium Phosphate), Van’s Natural Fruit Juice Blend (Pineapple, Peach And Pear Juice Concentrates), Flaxseed, Cinnamon, Rice Flour, Vanilla Extract, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt.

Buy them here: Vans Brand Waffles