2016 Ferrari 488 Spider
2016 Ferrari 488 Spider

Ever wonder what it’s like to have your life flash before your eyes? For me, it looks a lot like a Ferrari 488 Spider whizzing through the sleepy streets of Suburbia as I suffer a frightening peanut reaction.

I’ll admit, my first ride in the Italian sports car is not at all how I envisioned. You see, my good friend Cliff is a journalist who landed his dream job. He travels around the world test driving ridiculously luxurious cars and gets paid to write about them. I’m not jealous at all.

The Car

One Saturday afternoon in mid-July of 2017, Cliff shows up to my friend’s BBQ in a royal blue Ferrari 488 Spider, sub-woofers thumping and engine roaring. It seriously looks and sounds like something out of The Fast and The Furious. This little Italian beauty is Cliff’s latest conquest, and I desperately want to hop in for a spin. …


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Need a quick boost of energy and protein? These no-bake, snack-sized energy bites made with SunButter are just the pick-me-up you need.

As a family with two small children, we are always on-the-go. Between dog walks, adventures in the park, and chasing our 2-year-old daughter around, my wife and I barely have the energy to keep up.

Luckily, we came across this great recipe for allergy-friendly energy bites. They are chock full of healthy ingredients, and they’re free from many of the top food allergens.

We both love SunButter, as does our daughter (“peen butter” she calls it). So naturally, these easy-to-make protein energy balls were a hit! …


Memorial Day food allergy safety tips
Memorial Day food allergy safety tips

I love this time of year. The sun is (finally!) shining, the days are getting warmer, and the prospect of summer is right around the corner.

With the unofficial start to summer about to kick off this weekend, no doubt many of us will be attending a Memorial Day cookout or two. From firing up the grill to drinking a few cold ones with your friends and family, nothing quite says “Let’s kick off summer” like a good Memorial Day BBQ.

Summer cookouts and backyard parties also means having to adjust to how we cope with food allergies. Food is being prepared by different people in different ways, and not everyone may be aware of a family member’s food allergy. …


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This moist, sweet, gluten-free cornbread recipe is the perfect companion to chili or stew on a cold, winter day.

Allergen Information

Free from Dairy, Eggs, Fish, Peanuts, Shellfish, Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat.
Contains dairy and eggs.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a glass measuring cup, measure buttermilk then add baking soda, mix together and let sit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, melt butter in microwave. Add sugar and use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix into butter. Add eggs. Add buttermilk/baking soda to the butter/sugar/egg mixture and mix just until combined. …

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A true unicorn — finally a chocolate chip cookie recipe that is free from the 8 major food allergens and actually tastes good! Booyah!

Allergen Information

Free from Dairy, Eggs, Fish, Peanuts, Shellfish, Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour blend, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in small bowl. Beat shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until blended. Mixture will look sandy. Add water and vanilla extract; mix well. Gradually beat in flour blend mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets. …

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These paleo brownies are so delicious a caveman would eat them!

Allergen Information

Free from Dairy, Fish, Peanuts, Shellfish, Wheat.
Contains almonds, eggs. Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts and soy.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9×13-inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small pot, melt honey, unsweetened chocolate, and coconut oil over low heat. Whisk frequently to combine and prevent burning. …

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Swap out raisins for chocolate chips and now it’s a real oatmeal cookie!

Allergen Information

Free from Fish, Peanuts, Shellfish, Wheat.
Contains eggs and dairy. Contains ingredients manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts and soy.

Ingredients


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Who says vegetables have to be boring? Take veggie grilling to the next level with this garlic and herb grilled asparagus recipe.

Allergen Information

Free from Dairy, Fish, Eggs, Peanuts, Shellfish, Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Simply Organic® Garlic & Herb Vegetable Seasoning Mix
  • 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed

Directions

  1. In a shallow dish, toss the asparagus with the olive oil and seasoning mix.
  2. Preheat your grill. Real wood charcoal tastes best, but gas works fine. Aim for medium-high heat — if your grill lid has a thermometer built into the lid, it should read about 375 degrees.
  3. Once hot, lay the asparagus perpendicular to your grill grates and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until fork tender yet still firm.

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Unlike other recipes, this gluten-free banana bread is moist and delicious. Once you make it, your guests won’t even know it’s gluten-free. Just try it!

Allergen Information

Free from Fish, Peanuts, Shellfish, Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat
Contains Dairy, Eggs

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C). Grease and flour one 9×13-inch pan, or two 7×3-inch loaf pans.
  2. Combine banana and Greek yogurt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and banana mixture. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; stir into the banana mixture. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan or pans. …

Most of us with food allergies know the feeling all too well. Our cheeks become flushed as a warmth rushes over our body. Tiny razor blades begin to slice the inside of our throat. With each gasp for air, our chest tightens like a vice and our breathing becomes more restricted. Before long, our skin burns with an uncontrollable itch, and our worst fears are realized: we’re going into anaphylactic shock.

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Photo courtesy of MARGOUILLAT PHOTO/SHUTTERSTOCK

As someone with a life-long allergy to peanuts, I’ve experienced these frightening symptoms too many times to count. An accidental cookie here. A regretful burrito there. …

About

Daniel Bates

Owner & Founder of Peanut Envy. Advocate for food allergy awareness. Allergic to peanuts and soy.

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