Allergy Free!

It was almost a year ago when we entered the Wacky World of Food Allergies.

Fortune has smiled upon us.  More accurately, fortune has smiled on Hannah Rose.

She was recently retested for her food allergies and she tested back allergy free!  She was quite excited–as were we of course!

We’ve been gradually re-introducing milk and egg back into her diet.  She’s enjoying eating all her favourite foods that she couldn’t eat.  Last night was pizza night, and she was quite excited to have cheese on her pizza again.  (We had been making cheese-less pizza for pizza night, which actually isn’t bad.  But the cheese does serve a grand purpose–it keeps the sauce saucy and adheres your toppings to the pizza!)

This morning she tried Irish butter for the first time.  (Kerrygold–you can get it at Costco…you can’t buy better butter!!!)  She thought it very yummy.

She’s on schedule to start drinking milk and eating eggs again next week.

Looks like I won’t be needing my Allergy Free Cookbook anymore!

The best part about all of this is no longer needing to worry that she may have an adverse reaction if she accidentally ingested milk or egg.

Let Them Eat Cake!

I know I’ve been MIA lately–it’s all the wedding planning, I tell you!!!

With Hannah Rose being allergic to milk and egg–she can’t eat any of our wedding cake.  (Our ring-bearer is also allergic to egg).  So I was on the hunt for something they could have that would be yummy–I just haven’t the time to whip up some cupcakes from scratch for them.

Enter Divvies.

They make cupcakes, cookies, popcorn, and candies–all Peanut-Free, Tree Nut Free, Egg Free, and Dairy Free.  They’re out of NY–but ship all over the country.  So we thought we’d give them a try.

We ordered chocolate cupcakes with pink frosting.  (You do know that Hannah Rose is a girlie-girl, yes??)  They arrived in 3 days.  They were well packaged.  They sell their cupcakes a dozen at a time, and they came with a generous sized tub of frosting and sprinkles.

The taste?  Like mine–which is to say they were good.  They’re a bit more crumbly than your normal cupcake, but I noticed the same thing when I started making egg-free cupcakes.

The price?  It’s a bit on the high side for cupcakes–but for some occasions it will definitely be money well spent–like our wedding.  And yeah–we’ll be getting chocolate cupcakes with pink frosting.  Figured why not?  There’s the bride’s cake, the groom’s cake–why can’t we have flower girl (daughter of the groom) cupcakes???

If you don’t want to go the ordering route, and would rather some a few bucks and make the cupcakes yourself–there’s a great cookbook I’d recommend: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.

And Kristine, thanks for the link to Divvies!  You’re a life-saver!!