I often receive emails asking about my family’s food challenges and the reasons why I post what I do on this site.
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions I receive about our food challenges.
Why do you have an allergy section?
I love what I do on my main site. My goal has always been to share recipes, tips, and ideas with my readers to help make life in the kitchen easier. My allergy section is a way for me to keep the focus of my main site the same, yet give me a place to talk about the food issues that my family deals with. My goal is that my main site will be helpful to everyone, not just those dealing with food issues.
If you are gluten free why do you have so many regular recipes on your site?
I started blogging in February of 2008, but it was not until the fall of 2009, after years of health issues, that I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance. You can read more about my gluten free story here. Because I was blogging long before I was gluten free, you will find many recipes in my archives that contain gluten. They are good recipes and are ones that my family enjoyed for years. I want my readers to continue to enjoy them. I occasionally will link back to those older recipes in order to share them with my newer readers.
I also have several people in my family that do not need to eat gluten free. I do bake some for them and also for my husband’s office. I will occasionally talk about the recipes I am making for them. I often post the gluten free version in my allergy section, so that my gluten free readers have a version that they can enjoy also.
I also accept guest posts from readers that are not gluten free specific.
Although I have many readers that are gluten free, I also have many readers that are not gluten free. My hope is that I can provide recipes and ideas that will be helpful to all my readers, both gluten free and non gluten free.
If your daughter is allergic to peanuts & tree nuts, why do so many recipes of your recipes contain them?
I was blogging two years before my daughter developed her allergies. Peanut butter and nuts were a favorite in our family and you will find many recipes in my archives containing them. We loved those recipes and miss them. Even though we can no longer enjoy them, I hope my readers will continue to enjoy them.
I am slowly adapting these recipes using the alternative butters, and you can find some of those recipes in my allergy section.