Food is supposed to be a source of comfort. Right?

Sometimes, however, it can be the source of our illness. When dietary staples like wheat, milk and sugar become our foe, it can be overwhelming to navigate what’s safe to eat, how to dine out, or how to just feel normal once in a while.

Here we’re dealing with the broader issues, so you can go to the recipes section for the actual noshing part.

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My dear friend Jenn and her exuberant, talented son Ryan have created a video to talk about Ryan’s peanut allergies for Food Allergy Awareness Week.

(Ryan can also be seen in some of my photos from the UK, where he accompanied me as his alter ego, Flat Ryan. The photo on the left is from O’Brien’s Castle.)

They have been through quite a journey as a family in dealing with Ryan’s allergies, and I hugely acknowledge them for putting out the word to help others understand how all of this works. Many kids know that others around them have something going on that forbids peanuts during school or playtime, but they may not be sure why, or how it all works. Ryan to the rescue!

The next video will be from Ryan’s sister, Morgan, and I love that she will share what it’s like for her to have a brother with food allergies.

Well done, folks!

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Finally! A Real Beer That’s Gluten Free

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Yes, you can have a beer. And you will love it. Thanks to Omission beer and the CEO and brewmaster, who have a vested interest in giving celiacs a great beer experience.

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See Jennifer in “Eat, Cook, Love”

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Jennifer is featured in the new documentary Eat, Cook, Love, created by the CBC-Radio Canada to address the lost pleasures of food, and the government’s increasing interference in what we eat.

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A Food Allergy Christmas

I put this little ditty together from the perspective of the cook who often needs to host us. I know we can be a handful, we folk with allergies and sensitivities and what not. So hats off to the cooks who see to our well-being, no matter what the challenge. Merry Christmas! Twas the night […]

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Tips for a gluten-free Thanksgiving

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Diane Eenigenberg, owner of Lia P Gluten Free bakery in Westmont, IL, shares the secret to a luscious gluten-free Thanksgiving meal. Hint: It really is a secret.

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