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Allergy-Friendly & Gluten-Free Bakery Tour

Across the nation, these safe havens rise to every special occasion. Allergic Living hits the road to find the country’s sweetest allergy-safe bakeries.

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Allergy-Friendly and Gluten-Free Bakeries in Canada

These storefronts rise to every free-from special occasion. For allergy-friendly and gluten-free bakeries in the U.S., click here. Petit Lapin Patisserie 342A Victoria Avenue, Montreal patisseriepetitlapin.com Free of: Gluten and Top 11 food allergens. Stars of the Show: Choco-coco Cupcake Why We Love It: From French macaroons to diner-style donuts, this sweet new shop whips up […]

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Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice Cream

Though this recipe contains just four ingredients, the creamy texture and bright berry flavor prove that simplicity is bliss. By Alisa Fleming  Makes about 1 quart Free of: Gluten and all top allergens. Ingredients 1 pound (16 oz) strawberries 1  14 oz can full-fat coconut milk 2/3 cup (160 mL) sugar 1 tbsp vanilla extract Method Wash and […]

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Advice On: Substituting Cream in Dessert Recipes

My go-to substitution for heavy cream in sweet recipes is coconut cream. Despite the name, coconut cream contains no dairy. It’s made purely from pureed coconut, but has a rich, creamy texture. Like dairy cream, coconut cream is high in saturated fat, allowing it to solidify at cooler temperatures. Thus, coconut cream can be whipped, and maintains […]

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Food-free Reward and Celebration Ideas for School

Make kids feel special without bringing food allergens into the mix.

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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

You can easily master this fun cinnamon swirling technique.

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Hotel Havens for Allergies and Asthma

Travel without rooms that expose you to dust, chemicals and mold? Yes, please!
These fabulous hotels are going the extra mile with hypoallergenic accommodations.

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Hotels & Allergies: Questions to Frequently Ask

By Alisa Fleming Dust mites and mold are top allergy triggers to consider when lodging away from home. Dr. Mark Lazarovich, an allergist and the founder of AllerpassMD.com, the allergic traveler guide to hotels, offers Allergic Living readers top questions to ask hotel staff before you book:   Could I get a second floor or […]

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Alisa’s Easy Dairy-Free ‘Cheesy’ Sauce

By Alisa Fleming Those of us living dairy-free have many more options with the advent of tasty store-bought alternative cheese shreds. Just employ a light hand on pizza, since dairy-free cheese can overwhelm if used in excess. Melting ability may also vary. Check your pizza at least 5 minutes before it is fully cooked, and if the cheese alternative […]

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Allergy-Friendly ‘Cheesy’ Pepperoni Pizza with Roasted Tomato Sauce

Creative tricks put this delicious favorite back on the diary-free and gluten-free menu.  By Alisa Fleming  Makes one 12 inch pizza Free of: Gluten and all top allergens. Years ago I learned the wonders of gluten-free pizza from the great Carol Fenster in her book, Cooking Free*.  Since that time, I’ve experimented with several variations of her classic crusts; this adapted […]

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