Let me preface this post by saying that allergy parents are the best. If you think parenting is hard, imagine how hard parenting an allergic child must be. Us allergy kiddos don’t make it easy either; we can be moody, we can be picky when we shouldn’t be, and we don’t like our allergies to be the focus of e-v-e-r-y-thing! Continue reading
During our trip to Australia, we took a total of 11 flights! After all those flights, I must say that I have become a lot cooler about flying. Not because they all went perfectly (more to come later about one of my nightmare situations coming true – it does not involve a reaction), but because with time you get into a routine and develop what makes you feel safe. Continue reading
Deconstructed Apple Sausage was our go to breakfast during Whole30. It’s top 8 free and goes with pretty much everything!
During Whole30 all I wanted was a sweet breakfast and now that it’s over the feeling has reversed. After living off of mostly cereal and coconut yogurt during our Australia travels, I’ve been craving a good old Whole30 brekkie. Life post-Whole30 and I’ve officially become a savoury breakfast person! I never thought that would ever happen. Continue reading
Flying Airberlin with a peanut allergy was one of those experiences where you realize regulations for food allergies are few and far between. We booked the flight with Airberlin because it was super cheap, at a good time, and it was only an hour long. After we had booked, I went to look for their allergy policy. Currently, there is no policy online. So the next best thing means, I would need to ask if they had any procedure in place when on board. Continue reading
Easter is coming! In my family, we don’t have any particular food related traditions when it comes to Easter. Unless you count gorging on chocolate Easter eggs. My favourite were the Lindt chocolate bunnies, but a few years back I had a reaction to one from cross contamination. So the only sweets we have at Easter are the ones we make. Continue reading
Most of the places we stayed at in Australia had a kitchen, which means we cooked roughly 85% of our food. On the rare occasion we wanted to eat out, Gold Coast offered a lot of great options. We ate in two cities in the Gold Coast: Bangalow and Byron Bay. The Lonely Planet lead us to both towns and promised good eats. It did not disappoint. I say that only because we followed The Lonely Planet’s suggestion in Mooloolaba and it was our least favourite culinary experience – I was too nervous and never ended up eating the food I ordered. Continue reading
Can you believe it’s been a little over a month since I completed Whole30! With much reflection, I can tell you that my relationship with food has changed, whether for the best, I am not sure. I had a feeling about two-thirds of the way in that I may experience food guilt from Whole30. Indeed there has been guilt. It is triggered by knowing that there is a ‘better’ way to fuel my body than by cereal, chocolate, cheese, pasta, and all the other Whole30 contraband I love. I’m not only eating those delicious foods, but I’ve added them back into my diet and feel guilty for doing so. Continue reading
Travelling Melbourne with a Peanut Allergy is a piece of cake, or pie, or burrito bowl! The food options are plentiful!
Let’s just say you can eat pretty well in Melbourne when you have a peanut allergy or any other allergy as a matter of fact. My eating in Melbourne was composed of two things: burrito bowls and epic lentil salads. Continue reading
Do you eat Pancakes on Pancake Tuesday?
Me + Pancakes = meh. I love the idea of pancakes, but whenever I eat them I think well that was ok or never again! Plus I always seem to have an insatiable appetite two hours after eating a plate of them. What’s up with that? Continue reading
The first time I ever tried potato pancakes, aka Kartoffelpuffer, was at the Chicago Christmas market many moons ago. My hubby and I were a few months into our courtship, and he was showing me the foods from his homeland. I fell in love at first bite. They were crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, a little salty, a little greasy, and the perfect partner for apple sauce. Love was in the air big time! Continue reading