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Collagen Boost Cookbook

Awesome Resource: Collagen Cookbook

As some of you may know, Krysten from KrystensKitchen.com is a great family friend. This year she was featured in a cookbook sponsored by Neocell called the Collagen-Boost Cookbook. I’ve seen a rise in the use of collagen online for various health benefits, and depending on your personal health needs, you may find it to be a great addition to your supplement line up. Read More

Coconut for Health

Infographic: Coconut for Health

I really enjoy infographics, and when I find a good one, I like to share. This one is about the benefits of coconut. If you’re allergic to corn, Tropical Traditions has been deemed safe for you. For the rest of you, places like Costco has great deals on organic coconut products. That’s another thing. If you plan on using coconut oil on your skin, consider organic products. Anytime you’re planning on using something for skincare, really consider the ingredients and how they’re sourced.

Coconut for Health Infographic

An App To Share

This was brought to my attention on Instagram, so I want to pass it along in hopes that someone out there can use it. It’s called My Friendly Reminders https://myfriendlyreminders.com/ Essentially, it allows you to create a group of people, and manage who can’t have what. I’ve seen online lately where people without food allergies want to host their friends, but are unsure of where to start etc., and I can see this being a helpful tool. It also helps if you’re planning a larger event.

However, I will say, for those with severe food allergies, I doubt they would feel super safe allowing others to prepare their food just because of the cross contamination problems. Nonetheless, it’s little things like this that can help those with food allergies feel a little more included. Enjoy!

Free and Friendly Foods House Party

The Organic House Party was a Ton of Fun

The house party in Montera was great this past weekend. We had the opportunity to meet many new people, who have really great businesses. One of the Hostesses was Petalyn, who has a business called Heart Fueled. The other, Patty, sells Neal’s Yard Organic skin care products. Kid Four was with me, and she even had a facial! Two other ladies who were there were showing off their Tower Gardens and Juice Plus programs.

It was simply good fun, and I look forward to being part of their next event!

Free and Friendly Foods House Party

Free and Friendly Foods Traveling With Food Allergies

Traveling With Food Allergies, part 3

Is it sad that I made a part three of this series mainly so I could go on and on about the Lego Store? Probably, but! This is called Food AND LEGO 🙂 This is part three, and the final installation of the Traveling With Food Allergies series. Have you been able to travel successfully? Tell us about it. We’re always looking for new ideas.

Before I get to LEGO, here are some final thoughts about the trip overall, and some things that I would change, or can suggest, or need to over-suggest.

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Free and Friendly Foods Traveling With Food Allergies

Traveling With Food Allergies, part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the Traveling Series. This part will cover the night of departure, and the first full day of the trip, and a bit of what the kids did without me.
Part 1  |  Part 3

The Night of Departure
As expected, they didn’t leave on time. I was beyond exhausted, but of course, couldn’t go to sleep because I was trying to get them out of the house. As soon as they were gone I was out.

Meanwhile, in an RV far far away, well, not that far… The Papa and Grandma were driving the 4 kids to an RV park in Morgan Hill, which is south of us, by maybe a couple of hours? Maybe 90 minutes. The idea was that they would skip over all of the morning traffic, and “save” hours of travel time. It worked OK. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Traveling With Food Allergies

Traveling With Food Allergies, Part 1

**Part one will be covering all of the planning, and things that happened before departure.
Part 2  |  Part 3

Welcome to the very long write-up about how you and your loved ones CAN go on a vacation. 10 years ago, I don’t know that this would be possible. 20 years ago, depending on the allergy, don’t even think about it. However, we live in a country that’s packed full of Whole Foods Markets, and few other big names (and little ones too) that have made it possible for people with food allergies to travel. Well, that and the internet. That last bit is important because putting in the time to research where you’re going is a big part of all of this. Traveling when you’re dealing a lot of people can be difficult. Traveling with people with multiple severe food allergies can seem near impossible. However, there’s hope. Here’s how we managed to pull it all off. Read More

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