Allergy Friendly Friday 10/14/11


Allergy Friendly Friday


I’m a little surprised that not one single one of you had a thing to say about my Pumpkin Sunbutter Soup. Don’t be shy. Did you love it or hate it?  Yay, or Boo? I’ll be just as happy if you tell me you hate the concept as if you tell me it’s delish!  Alright, don’t tell me what you think of my soup, but at least tell me what you’re doing with pumpkin and all the other winter squash this season. I really do want to know! (more…)

Upcoming Events


Fall is back in full swing and I have a whole series of events lined up where I’ll either be doing book signings, cooking presentations, or speaking on panels about specialty diets and specialty diet blogging. To keep you readers in the loop, here’s where you can come see me in the next few months:


On September 21st, I’ll be joining a Frigidaire Kids’ Cooking Academy Save the Children event with Jennifer Garner and award-winning chef Suzanne Goin who are hosting an intimate round table discussion focused on all things holiday including recipes, traditions and managing chaos. They’ll even touch on how to cook enough turkey for all those guests (hint – the new Frigidaire Double Oven Range!). Online, people can check out Jennifer’s tips on holiday entertaining and all the ideas from the round table at For the first 500 visits, Frigidaire will donate a turkey to a Save the Children family, and for every visit, $1 will go to Save the Children to support their US programs.  Plus, visitors are entered for a chance to win a Range with Symmetry Double Ovens from Frigidaire, the new freestanding range that can roast two full-sized turkeys at once. I’ll post more info in the next few days, and will be following up with a detailed blog about the event, and an interview with Jennifer Garner.

Gluten and Allergen Free Expo in Chicago

October 1st, I’ll be doing book signings of The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook,  and teaching a Holiday Cooking Class on Sunday, October 2nd (and signing after) at the GFAF Expo in Dallas. (more…)

FAAN Walk for Food Allergy and Book Signings


Dear Readers:

I have two exciting events to share with you. I will be Honorary Chair at both the CHICAGO FAAN Walk for Food Allergy (Sunday, October 17th, Lincoln Park, Chicago) and the LOS ANGELES FAAN Walk for Food Allergy (Sunday, October 24th, Santa Monica). I will be signing copies of my new cookbook, The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook, at both walks. All proceeds go directly to FAAN.  You must purchase your book in ADVANCE here, and bring it with you to the walk, for me to sign. We will not be selling books at the site, because it’s illegal, for some reason I have yet to understand. 🙂

I will also be walking on teams at both walks. If you are in Chicago and would like to join our team, or make a donation, see Team Strava.

If you are in Los Angeles and would like to join my team, or make a donation, see Team LA.

Together we can make a difference, moving towards a cure for food allergies.  1 in 17 children under the age of 3 in the US has a food allergy. 2 in 24. These numbers are staggering.  Let’s find a cure.

Thank you!