Top 8 Allergen free Tahini

We are SO thrilled to be able to do a sesame challenge in our allergist office. We have an appointment next week so I did a little searching and found a top 8 allergen free organic tahini from Pepperwood. 🙌  What are the top 8 allergens? Peanuts Tree Nuts Milk, Eggs Wheat Fish Shellfish Soy…

Peanut Free Egg Rolls

When Leo was diagnosed with several severe food allergies, we quickly realized that eating out was going to be a challenge. We LOVE Chinese food. When we lived in Toronto, I called a few restaurants searching for someone that would be able to accomdate us. Egg rolls or anything deep fried was out of the…

Amaretti cookies

These cookies always remind me of my Nonno. He passed away 10 years ago this month of cancer Not a day goes by that I don’t miss him and wish he could have met my kids. My Nonno loved these cookies, he would sneak some out of the tin when Natalie wasn’t looking. He had…

Jelly Balls

This recipe takes me back! I remember being a little kid, going to a Christmas party with my mom and there would be so much yummy food. Mulled wine on the stove, apple cider for the kids. Our friend Janet’s mom used to make these jelly balls all the time. She was the sweetest lady….

Nuts and Bolts

Our family usually alternates spending Christmas with my family Vancouver or with Glen’s family in Trail. I can remember the first time I was introduced to Shirley’s famous nuts and bolts. They were so delicious! She would store them in large cookie tins for us to grab a scoop out of when we were watching…

Mummy Rice Krispie Treats

Here’s another quick and easy Halloween recipe. You basically make your rice krispie square recipe, cut them into rectangles, drizzle them , with white chocolate, stick 2 eyes on them and boom, you’re done! The kids get so excited now and asking what else we can put eyes on. Ingredients 4 cups mini marshmallows 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tsp vanilla…

Spooky Halloween Treats

I can hardly believe Halloween is this weekend! If you are like me, you might be scrambling a little bit trying to find quick and easy treats. Well, look no further. These ghost pretzels were very easy to make. Always read the back of each ingredient to make sure it doesn’t contain the allergen you…

FreeYumm Treats

 I always get excited when I discover new brands that are allergy friendly, especially with school starting up soon….. It’s very easy to resign to the fact that not all companies are allergy aware. My friend Lauren shared a FreeYumm cookie with us at the beginning of summer. Leo’s always game to try new treats…

Chia seeds

Who knew it would be so hard to find chia seeds that are not cross contaminated? I’m finding more and more companies aren’t disclosing shared lines. Or, they are all made in the same facility and don’t have separate lines. I’ve read a lot of may contain or processed in a facility that also processes……

Pancake Day

Photo by Olena Sergienko Pancakes for dinner?! Heck yes! Today is Pancake day, traditionally it’s feast day before lent because you fast for the 40 days lending up to Easter. The kids are so excited to have breakfast for dinner tonight. We make this recipe weekly and Glen is the best pancake chef. My mother-in-law…