Fruit and other things

When it comes to breakfast, I’m a “savory person.”  I’m not real big on pancakes (crazy,  I know).  They’re good and all, about 95% of the time, I’ll choose biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, and bacon.  Our little EOE dude though can’t have most biscuits (dairy and sometimes egg), can’t have sausage gravy (dairy), and can’t have eggs (because…. well, eggs).  So that meal is typically out (although I do have a safe biscuits and gravy recipe… coming soon!), and I find myself wondering what to give him for breakfast.  This morning, he asked for this:


Wow… how did I forget about fruit?  Totally safe for him and he loved it.  Watermelon, galia melon, and grapes.  So simple.  Sometimes, I’m pretty sure my children are smarter than I am.  Even if you don’t have major food restrictions, this is a downright tasty breakfast.

At the suggestion of a good friend and fellow blogger (The Indy Burger Guy – you should definitely check him out), I am trying to find a consistent rhythm with this blog.  As of right now, I’m thinking I will try to post twice a week: one recipe post and one post like this, in which I share info, talk about product, etc.  The next recipe post will coming on Saturday (smoke-roasted potatoes – you won’t want to miss it!)


A preview of what is to come!


Mayo, please!

Do you guys know about this?  So, maybe I’m late to this party, but this stuff is great!  Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, made with pea protein rather than soy protein… and good. Is it just like regular mayonnaise? …… BUT, it is a great alternative (arguably better than lite mayo, which still has the egg and stuff in it).  Put it on a sandwich or a burger and only a picky mayo snob will really be able to tell a difference. For our little EOE dude, it’s perfect.  Pricier than regular mayo, but we’re getting used to that. 

Now that we have this, expect chicken salad to come

Hampton Creek – Just Mayo

The Start of an Adventure

They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  And so, I step.

I made cookies last night.  As I was putting them on the cooling rack, I had a thought.  I’ve read loads of food blogs.  Heck, I’ve even tried to write few (with little success).  I have not, however, seen a food blog from an allergy dad.  Not to say they aren’t out there;  I just haven’t found them.  As an allergy parent, food can be challenging, even scary.  We have to read everything, research everything, make everything, and worry about what happens when we aren’t around.  We hear and see things on social media about people who thing that food allergies aren’t real and parents are just too overprotective and kids are just too sensitive.  We wonder if the restaurant truly is dairy-free, or peanut-free, or (fill in your chosen allergen here)-free.  Thank goodness for the Internet! It has been a wealth of information and resources for us as we navigate this madness.  As we do, I hope I can help some others that may be searching for answers, searching for ideas, or searching for a way their kid can finally have a cookie like everyone else.

So, welcome to the start of my journey.  Thanks for being here.  In a coming post, I will give a little background of who we are and what we do.  For now, eat safe, and know you are not alone!