12 08, 2015

Trixie Treats: Dairy-Free Marshmallowy Goodness

We’re almost back to school, August 24th to be exact! I’m so excited and terrified at the same time. Maya will be in intermediate school, which is a whole new experience with a whole different level of people. I’m now a junior in the Dietetics program at Texas Woman’s University. Woo! The past school year was a steep but very pleasant learning curve for us in a new city with new schools and I look forward to sticking in the same place and putting down roots, however shallow they may be.

Speaking of back to school time, I don’t know about you, but every.single.time…. my kiddos come home from school the first thing I hear when we get in the door is my youngest asking me ‘What’s for get home snack?’. Usually it’s something like fruit, carrots, or simply a spoonful of safe nut/seed butters because I’m usually just getting home from school myself.

Trixie Treats Dairy-Free

Sometimes I up the ante a bit when I have a touch of time or inspiration and come up with something a little more interesting.

This recipe certainly fits the bill. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s safe for everybody in our house. It also makes a huge amount, so you’ll have treats on hand for days.

Maya can’t remember having rice krispy treats ever in her life. She has, for the record (second birthday cake after food allergy diagnosis).

Anyway, early this summer, while walking through the store with […]

5 11, 2014

Epis for Schools!

I’ve been working with Mylan Specialty, the makers of EpiPen, for some time now. They’ve impressed me with their dedication and zeal for keeping people with life threatening allergies, be they food, latex, or insects, safe. It’s easy to see that they not only care, they walk the walk and are tirelessly working to to ensure that as many people as possible have access to the epinephrine they desperately need. Epinephrine is the only medication that can safe a life in the event of anaphylaxis, thus the incredible importance.

The EpiPen4Schools program is undeniable proof that Mylan believes in what they’re doing. It’s recently undergone some changes and I’d like to share them with you so you can spread the word far and wide. This message is important, it has and will continue to save lives.

What is EpiPen4Schools?

EpiPen4Schools is a program that offers schools free EpiPens to keep on hand in the event of an anaphylactic emergency at school with a prescription.

In their own words the program offers:

·         Four EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors: With a qualifying prescription, each calendar year schools can apply online to receive two EpiPen 2-Pak® cartons, two EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® cartons or one 2-Pak of each kind. 

·         Anaphylaxis: Know It. See It. Treat It. Training Video: The video is available on DVD or for download at […]

3 11, 2014

Gluten Free Allergy Free Expo Dallas 2014!

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The Gluten Free Allergy Free Expo is in Dallas this month! Woohoo! November 15th and 16th from 9:00am to 3:00pm to be exact. They’ve included me as an official blogger this year and I am so excited I almost can’t stand it. Why am I so excited? For starters, once I knew about the existence of the GFAF Expo I wanted to come. It’s been years since that day and now they’re just about right next door. Eek! Bonus to DFW living, woo!

Seriously though,the Expo is an incredible event that showcases tons of companies and individuals that are all working to make our lives better and easier as we deal with allergies, intolerance, and celiac disease. I’m so honored to a part in my own small way.

I’m really looking forward to meeting people from the companies I love that have kept us safe and happy during our food allergy journey, namely, Enjoy Life Foods.  I hope to discover new safe for us products to share with Maya and with you guys too!

There will also be classes available both days. I can’t wait to sit  in on Vanessa Maltin Weisbrod’s class on Sunday  (Nov 16th) to help me with the still-uncomfortable-to-me world of gluten-free baking.

If you’re in the area please oh please come! November 15th and 16th (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:00 am to 3:00pm. Tickets are incredibly reasonable at just $18.93 for a one day pass. This price […]