Trending Diets Decoded

There are many reasons why we choose to go on a diet. Choices are often based on emotional along with personal perception but can also include health reasons.  Many times we feel compelled to experiment with different types of trending diets.  The current trending diets include:  Paleo, Ketogenic, Vegetarian, Vegan and Anti-Inflamatory. This infographic provided to us from eReplacement Blog presents an overview of […]

Science Development to Help Gluten Sufferers!

If you suffer from Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance, the only current treatment is to practice a gluten free diet. A gluten free diet is not easy.  Wouldn’t it be nice to be liberated? To be able to enjoy all gluten food products without the worry of cross contamination. While there are many gluten-free versions of products usually made of a wheat […]

Allergen Free Adventures: Los Angeles!

One of the most difficult things to do as a person with allergies is to find a restaurant to eat at. Even more challenging is to find somewhere to eat in a city that you’ve never been before. Kitchology attempts to make it simple this summer by giving you some helpful hints and tips for dining out with allergies in […]

Egg Allergy? 3 Easy Baking Substitutions to Make!

The number of adults and children developing allergies is growing all the time. Have you recently been made aware that you or someone you love has an allergy or intolerance to eggs? Does it make you wonder if your love of baked goods has to come to an end? Don’t fret, this does not in fact have to be the […]

Granola Bars – Chew on This

Granola bars are a great way to quickly refuel while on the run. However, store bought bars aren’t all as healthy as they claim. Take a look at a box of Quaker’s Chewy Oatmeal Granola Bars.  What’s the first thing that stands out? Each bar is low in fat and only 90 calories. Pretty healthy, right?  . The front of […]

Honeydews Deserve their Due

I love honeydew melons. They are my favorite summer fruit.  I actually eat them all year long. I like their uniquely sweet taste and appreciate their versatility: not only in sweet treats like yogurt, and cereal but also in savory dishes  like salads, cured meats and appetizers too. Honeydews work particularly well in chilled soups.  On the web they rank […]

Let Them Eat Gluten Free Cake!

“Let them eat cake” is the traditional translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche“, supposedly spoken by “a great princess” upon learning that the peasants had no bread.   Although, it is commonly referred to Queen Marie Antoinette as the one having said this, there is no record of her saying such a thing. As in every revolution, […]

Allergen Free Adventures: Philadelphia!

The next stop on our travel adventure is Philadelphia. There’s plenty to love in the City Of Brotherly Love, and plenty of food. The famous Philly Cheesesteak, for example, has people driving, sailing, and flying in from all over the world in order to sample its deliciousness. Unfortunately, if you are afflicted with food allergies, it may be difficuly for […]

Three Ways Family Dinners Make Food Allergies More Manageable

Preparing foods when you or a family member has food allergies can be daunting at first, but after the initial adjustment period it is both easy and affordable. Actively taking the time to sit down with your family to dinner at least (X amount of days a week) can do wonders for everyone’s stress levels. For those with food allergies, […]

Creating Chemistry in The Kitchen: Restrictive Diets Edition.

As one of many Americans today who suffer from an ulcer and a gnarly lactose intolerance, I have to watch what I eat on a daily basis. This causes me to not only rethink my overall diet, but how I approach the topic of food. Most people will assume that having an ulcer means a super restrictive diet, and in […]

My Heart Beats for Beets

I grew up in a large family. My grandmother, in her frugality,, never wasted anything, storing end of season vegetables like beets and squash in her root cellar. Although, I was fond of my grandmother and respected her values, I was NOT fond of the taste of beets. My husband also came from a large family of gardeners and beet […]

Some More S’mores Please

It is summertime and its s’mores time. My family just loves to roast the marshmallows on an open fire pit. The combination of gooey roasted marshmallow on top of chocolate squares sandwiched between two graham crackers is just heavenly. Did you know that the origin give’s credit to the Girl Scouts? http://www.adventure-journal.com/2012/07/dirtbag-gourmet-the-mystery-history-of-smores/ The name came from the recipe as titled […]

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Are Hot Dogs Safe to Eat if You Have Food Allergies? 

  July is National Hot Dog Month!  Woof! According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, during the July 4th weekend alone, 155 million wieners will be consumed.  Enough hot dogs to link Washington DC to Beijing and back. That is a lot of hot dogs! The question is: Are hot dogs safe if you have food allergies? With that question […]

Gluten Free Cooking? It is MORE than Ingredient Management

Recently a friend of mine told me of her adventures trying to find truly gluten free pizza for her Celiac daughter.   The restaurant claimed that they provided gluten free pizza.  Yes, the dough was of gluten free ingredients.  Yet when she asked if the pizza was cooked in a separate oven they told her that the brick oven heated to […]

What Does “Clean” Food Label Really Mean?

            This week, more than 18,000 of the world’s top food science and technology professionals, representing the most prominent organizations in the global food sector are gathering for the annual Institute of Food Technologist (IFT) meeting. IFT is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and as the meeting is held in New Orleans, the celebration […]

Food Allergies: Labels Are The Battlefield!

Members of FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) are some of the most educated consumers in the US and Canada. About 430 are attending the first national multi-day conference about food allergies. Approximately 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies and anaphylaxis and this conference is helping them learn, share and support each other. I am attending on behalf of […]