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Do you ever cook chicken, especially on the grill, and fear that perhaps the chicken is not all the way cooked? You certainly don’t want to make anyone sick with under-cooked chicken. It is particular hard to get bone-in chicken or large … Continue reading
The Frugal Food Allergy Living series officially ended last week. I will have another post on how to start an allergy food budget that is related to that series, but I’m still thinking through all the points. Today’s post is … Continue reading
How do you get picky eaters to eat nutritious foods? Trickery (is that a real word?). Yes! Trick them into eating better food. How is it possible to trick kids into eating more nutritiously? You hide the food into the … Continue reading
How do you get your kids to eat their dinner with enthusiasm, without serving chicken nuggets or hamburger and french fries every night? I have a tip for you…manipulate them into wanting it. You can make it an exciting experience … Continue reading
My sister-in-law called me up the other to give me some great tips on easy and nutritious summer treats, specific to those with food allergies, but also very nutritious for all. Thanks, Sis!!! (Note: I have not tried these yet … Continue reading
Consuming pre-packaged/prepared foods becomes much harder the more food allergies you have. There are a few options, however, that sometimes just make cooking a little easier. This does not mean that I don’t make a similar item from scratch, only … Continue reading
Don’t you hate when you start making dinner or a delicious dessert only to discover you don’t have all the ingredients? Sometimes this problem can be remedied with substitutions, and sometimes not. Stocking up on pantry staple items in larger … Continue reading
There are a few prepared “fresh” ingredients that I try to always have on hand to make cooking a little easier and less time consuming. It can also be a way to save money. Frozen Diced Onions: You can dice … Continue reading
I was recently asked to put together a list of ingredient substitutions for the top allergens in commonly found recipes. I’m posting this list here and I will also create a new “substitutions” tab across the top of the page … Continue reading