It’s time for Thanksgiving!

Here in the USA, we are just two days away from one of my favorite holidays of all time: THANKSGIVING! As we approach the annual feast of thankfulness, the world of food blogging is overrun with Thanksgiving recipes and tips – how to get the perfect roast turkey, new side dishes, unique twists on old…

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day

This is a post I almost didn’t write. I’m the Food Allergy Dad, right?  I do posts about replacing eggs with aquafaba, or making dairy-free cookies, or making chocolate mousse with avocado.  The truth is, though, that before being “Food Allergy Dad,” I’m just “dad.” My wife and I have three beautiful children.  I love them…

Teal Pumpkin Project

It’s October, the time when the minds of little ones (and not-so-little ones) turn to the fun and festivities of Halloween.  Whether Halloween parties at school, trick-or-treating with friends, or doing Trunk-n-Treat/Harvest Festival at a local church, it’s a time of costumes, fun, games, and most importantly… CANDY! I loved Halloween as a kid.  I…

The Bubble

Allergy parents/allergy sufferers, have you ever notice the bubble we tend to be in?  It’s a weird bubble.  We are part of support groups, we read the message boards, we do the research… with all of that, it’s easy to feel like the rest of the world gets it, like they are all going through…

You’ve got this!

You know how when you are told you can’t eat something, that’s all you want?  The doctor says to watch your fat intake, and the only thing you want to eat is a bacon sandwich with bacon bread topped with bacon spread and followed with a side of bacon fries (minus the potato). Or maybe you…

Back to School: Approaching the 504

It’s that time of year again… the air is far from turning crisp and cool, but the school buses are running and classes are starting.  It is back to school time! To this day, I love buying school supplies.  Something about fresh, new pencils and notebooks… it’s hard to explain, but there’s nothing quite like…

Support

I want to tell you a story…. A few weeks ago, we went on vacation. Packing with kids is always a challenge. Packing with kids with health issues is a whole different level. We have to pack medicine, mixing-shaker bottles (for formula), various medicated creams (so… many… creams…..)…. fortunately we are on a hiatus from…

Totally Tubular

I once read a blog post (some recipe, I don’t remember what it was) in which the author used the phrase “totally tubular” at least three times.  When I say “I once read,” I don’t mean back in 1989.  I mean just a few months ago, in early 2017.  I just…. I mean…….. *sigh* But…

I Don’t Have All the Answers…

This kid…….. Last night I made dinner.  I made Reese-safe chicken nuggets, Reese-safe dip, and Reese-safe french fries.  And he would’t touch it.  Well, I take that back; he touched a french fry, and decided it was hot (it wasn’t).  Then decided he was done.

Moving house (plus a “guest” recipe!)

So we are moving!  Moving is at the same time stressful and exciting.  There is something about a new place that bring a feeling a freshness.  Don’t worry, though.  The kids will find a way to make it un-fresh really quickly! Because we are moving, I’m taking a short break from posting recipes.  I just can’t…

Mother’s Day: A dad’s take

I posted this on Facebook a couple years ago, but it’s worth repeating: As a father, I have to say I have it pretty easy. Our world doesn’t expect much from fathers. We are allowed to be, in fact, almost expected to be a bit clueless and slightly inept. It’s mothers who are expected to…

When Your Kid Won’t Eat

I have never had a problem eating.  Ok, I shouldn’t say never.  I had food poisoning once, and I had a really hard time eating for a few days after that. But throughout my life in general, eating has never been an issue. I have friends who claim they forget to eat sometimes. Uh…. How…