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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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Advice On: Substituting Butter in Baked Goods

Oil can be substituted for butter in many types of baked goods, including cookies. Since oil has a higher fat content than butter, substitute just ¾ cup of oil for every 1 cup of butter called for in cakes, cupcakes, breads and muffins. For cookies, use just ½ cup of oil for every 1 cup […]

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Allergy-Friendly Spiced Pear Cobbler

By Alisa Fleming Even though it’s gluten-free, this “cobbled” biscuit topping has a delicious scone-like flavor and texture. I prefer to make it with flaxseeds instead of xanthan gum, as we like the tender cake-like crumb, but if you want a firmer biscuit topping, use the xanthan. Makes 7-9 Servings Free of: Gluten and all […]

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Caramel Apple Oat Bars

By Alisa Fleming Though they still qualify as dessert, these are lower in fat than ordinary bar cookies, and packed with gluten-free oats for a healthy dose of fiber. Makes 12 bars Free of: gluten, and all top allergens Ingredients 1 1/2 tbsp + 1 1/2 cups gluten-free quick or rolled oats, divided 2/3 cup packed […]

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Immune Boosters: 9 Wonder Foods

As temperatures drop into the frigid range, the good news is that seasonal allergies subside. But for the allergic community, the winter cold and flu season simply means a different challenge: where sneezing left off in early fall, wheezing often steps in.

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Massaged Kale Salad with Pomegranate and Citrus

By Alisa Fleming Free of: gluten and all top allergens Kale is notoriously tough and a touch bitter, but massaging the leaves for just a few minutes makes them deliciously tender and mild. The dressing is light in flavor, but when combined with the bright sweet and sour notes of the fresh fruit, it really […]

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Alisa’s Advice: Secrets to Better Buttermilk

When it comes to brunch, everyone’s Grandma seems to have a favorite buttermilk pancake recipe. Pancakes don’t require buttermilk, but for that special version, you may be wondering how to substitute the key ingredient with a dairy-free alternative. Grandma might have obtained her buttermilk fresh from the farm, as the low-fat byproduct of milk churned into butter. But today’s store-bought versions are really […]

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9 Spots Where Allergy Triggers Hide

You may think you’ve got allergy and asthma triggers under control in your own home. But do you really? Allergic Living helps root out some crafty culprits that have your household wheezing and sneezing: 1. The Dirt on Houseplants If you think the philodendron is setting off your sneeze attacks, think again. Indoor foliage is […]

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