Category Archives: Q & A

Reader Question: Play Dates and Food Allergies

A reader recently asked me the following question: What do you do when your food allergy child is at someone else’s house without you and they will be eating there? The way I see it, there are few options when … Continue reading

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Picky Eaters: Trickery!

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

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Picky Eaters: Use Honest and Fun Manipulation

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

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Picky Eaters: My Children

…aren’t, picky eaters, that is.  I am so blessed by this, but it hasn’t come without bumps in the road.  I have been astonished over the years at the food kids refuse to eat.  Foods that I consider normal.  I’m … Continue reading

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Website Tour

I realized the other day that I’ve never given an “official” tour of The Willing Cook.  There have been some upgrades and additions lately, so this is the perfect time to show you around. On the home page, you will … Continue reading

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Summer Vacations and Food Allergies: Still Learning…

Back from our summer vacation, I have learned a few things.  With food allergies (or any ailment), there is always a learning curve with every new situation.  (If you missed them, see the first two posts on Summer Vacations and … Continue reading

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Summer Vacations and Food Allergies: The Trip

If you missed last week’s post, we discussed the important steps in preparation for summer vacation and food allergies.  Be sure to read it.  This week, we move on to living and enjoying the trip, while being cautious to avoid … Continue reading

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Summer Vacations and Food Allergies: Preparation

If you’ve been following The Willing Cook for a while, you know that my son went into anaphylaxis last summer when on vacation.  As we make preparation for being away from the safety of our food allergy house, I am … Continue reading

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Q&A: Ingredient Substitutions

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

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Our Allergy Home: Business Side, part 3

What’s in a name? You read last week how The Willing Cook blog came to be, but what about the name.  As I mentioned, I obsessed over many of the minute details of this new plan, so what better to … Continue reading

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