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Hilarious, Joyful, Medically Complex. Food Allergies, Mito, CHD. Toddler, Tween, Teen. A new adventure every day.



Favorite Food Allergy Substitutions

Jo's current allergens are: dairy, egg, sesame, lentils, chickpeas, wheat, and possibly shellfish so we are avoiding until she can be tested. Here are some of our favorite products that work well as substitutes for "normal" food options. As always,... Continue Reading →

Vegan, Allergy-Friendly Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

We got an Instant Pot shortly before Christmas and have used it several times now. It is especially great for time-consuming things like mashed potatoes, because you can go from raw to thoroughly boiled in under ten minutes! However, there... Continue Reading →

Allergy-Friendly Meal Plan 8/28/16

We are aiming low this week, people! Fancy food folks, avert your eyes! We also usually try to mix it up with meat source and delivery method, but this week there are several beef meals and two pasta dishes. Oh... Continue Reading →

Allergy-Friendly Meal Plan 6/12/16

  I mentioned our fun new food allergy restrictions in my last post. I'm going to start sharing some of the things we eat, in hopes that it helps other people who are in similar situations. I find that so... Continue Reading →

Gluten-free/Dairy-free Substitution Awards

I have been gluten-free for several years for my own health reasons and now I'm also dairy-free because of Josie's severe dairy allergy. People like to ask me, "What CAN you eat??" Heck, I ask myself the same thing sometimes!... Continue Reading →

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