One of the most common questions I see in the nut allergy community is “where can I find nut-free ice cream?!?” Here’s the answer: A La Mode Shoppe in NYC, a 100% nut-free ice cream shop with dairy-free and gluten-free options as well. I chatted with owner Sandy Roth about how A La Mode Shoppe got started, her favorite flavor combo, how they keep a dedicated nut-free facility, the future of their business, and more!
After transitioning to a gluten-free diet a few years ago a cuisine that has been largely off limits for me has been Chinese food. While I love egg rolls and dumplings, there are very few restaurants that offer a gluten-free variation on the typical gluten-filled recipes. I was excited to learn about Feel Good Foods, which was started by food-loving celiac Vanessa Phillips and accomplished chef Tryg Siverson. Now offering frozen gluten-free egg rolls, dumplings, empanadas, taquitos, and full Asian meals. I was lucky enough to speak with Vanessa and learn a bit more about Feel Good Goods.
I was lucky enough to speak with the founder of Allergy Amulet, Abi Barnes, a lifelong food allergy sufferer who dreamt of creating a fast and portable food allergen detection device which would allow individuals to feel safer about the foods they eat.
I first stumbled upon 88 Acres last fall when looking for a granola bar that was gluten-free and didn’t contain nuts. My search came up fruitless, it appeared to me that granola seemed to go hand in hand with nuts (lots of them) and most often also traces of gluten. I felt like I’d never be able to find safe granola…until I discovered the company 88 Acres.
“Free-From” Business Spotlight: Caveman Foods, Gluten-Free, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo Snacks My daily rule of thumb is to always make sure that I pack allergy-free high protein snacks. Sometimes this can be difficult as most protein bars contain dairy and nuts, both of which are ingredients I avoid. Cue my excitement to discover Caveman Foods, […]
We’ve all been gluten-ed, it unfortunately happens to the best of us. Once the gluten-ing has occurred I have a few favorite remedies that don’t cure the symptoms, but do help to make the situation less painful. My go-to combination is ginger tea, hot lemon water, and my new favorite item: tummydrops. tummydrops were developed by Gastroenterologist Dr. Dustin James in partnership with his wife after hearing the frustration his patients expressed to him about the lack of effectiveness of over-the-counter stomach ache remedies.
There’s more to baking than gluten. During my trip to the United Kingdom last month I was lucky enough to visit Beyond Bread, which I’d heard was the spot to find the best gluten-free treats in London.
If there’s one thing this world needs, it’s more nut-free bakeries. While I’d like them to be gluten-free and nut-free, I have more than enough gluten-free spots to pick from and want my husband to feel the joy of being able to select any item from a bakery display case and feel the security of knowing that it’s 100% safe for him to eat. If only we lived in Canada! Sullivan & Bleeker Baking Co. in Toronto, Canada is 100% nut-free bakery that offers homemade candy, cookies, cupcakes, and jarcakes.
Cinnamon raisin, everything, plain, blueberry, onion, french toast, rainbow bagel. I love them all. There’s nothing better than a Sunday morning with coffee, newspaper, and a toasted everything bagel topped with onions, capers, and lox. That is, unless you’re subjected to eating a gluten-less bagel, which for the most part are bad. Really, really bad. Until Sweet Note Bakery came along.
While I am guilty of having a sweet tooth, I do try to make smart choices when indulging in treats, especially candy. I’ve made it a rule to stay away from anything with high fructose corn syrup which immediately eliminates most brands of candy, until I stumbled upon Surf Sweets last year. Surf Sweets candies are gluten free, nut-free, soy-free, GMO-free, casein free, organic, and allergy friendly (free of the most common food allergens including wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish)!
2016 has been the year of the coconut for me. I’ve been limiting the amount of dairy in my diet, and it’s been all about coconut, all the time! A few weeks ago I stumbled across Coco’s Creamery on instagram and immediately fell in love with their beautiful packaging and delicious flavors. What sold me even more than the design of the package was the fact that all of their frozen desserts are dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, and peanut-free.
A few months ago I discovered Nutley the Nut-Free Squirrel and fell in love with the sweet tale of a squirrel allergic to nuts who doesn’t let his nut allergy get him down. The book was written by Stephanie Sorkin, who is also the mother of three daughters with food allergies, and 100% of profits from book sales will be donated to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education). Amazing!