chicken and vegetable shish kabob gluten free!

 When my husband brags that I am a great cook it’s more than a little embarrassing. Mainly because I am not a GREAT cook rather a good home cook and I cater to the picky. The most exotic ingredient in … Continue reading

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Gluten free Chicago-restaurant list updated May 2015

  gluten free boy and chef Tony Priolo at Piccolo Sogno, Chicago. The food allergy thing definitely takes the spontaneity out of grabbing a quick bite to eat—so we don’t usually do that.  Parents of food allergic children most times … Continue reading


Living on the edge, gluten free.

 Basically life is very different now for our (kind-of) gluten free boy. It was difficult enough before entering the food allergy trial to make sure Matthew’s food was safe.  Now it is almost not even worth explaining the situation in … Continue reading

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Gluten free Halloween and GF candy list!

    Halloween–it’s coming! Store shelves have been stocked and ready since Labor day.  This holiday is a fun candy fest- even for food allergic kids!  Kids with allergies should stick to candy which they are  already certain about. No risk … Continue reading

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gluten free crepes, fettuccine style!

 Having a child with an anaphylactic food allergy is never easy and almost always scary.  Between most of the world not “getting it” and the minute to minute fear of an allergic reaction- us food allergy parents are on guard- … Continue reading

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ooh ooh ooh udi’s! Gluten free Chicago- 11 City Diner and gluten free bagels!

oh my is all i can say—what do they possibly do to this bread?  the other day i noticed some gluten free bagels and bread at our local whole foods.  i noticed it because it wasn’t frozen and it was … Continue reading


cappuccino shakerato, gluten free

Summer has officially been over for a few days and the temperature is slowly dropping here in Chicago.  Until the hot lattes are a must i like to hold on to my favorite Italian summer iced coffee drink- shakerato. Shakerato … Continue reading

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new orleans cold drip iced coffee, gluten free!

1.capuccino shakerato             2. starbucks latte                3.perfect cold dripped iced coffee  have you ever asked someone for a recipe and they either: a) give you the recipe minus … Continue reading

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gluten free Philly-pure tacos, pod, distrito, four seasons hotel, capogiro and more!

The gluten free boy has been traveling—last weekend we ventured to Philadelphia. As usual googling ‘gluten free __________’ is my first ritual before traveling to a new city with the gluten free boy. When searching for gluten free restaurants my … Continue reading

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maintaining 16,000 milligrams. a day in the life of a ‘kind of gluten free’ guy.

 What a difference a year makes.  The surreal nature of our new reality still hasn’t set in.  I still get anxious when I see him chow down on Sprinkle’s cupcakes, homemade chocolate chip cookies or a piece of Italian bread … Continue reading

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