I’ve updated this post a little from a couple years ago. Without a doubt, for those of us who have food allergies, dietary disorders, and food intolerances, the holidays are a difficult time. Holidays are usually celebrated with food — lots and lots of good tasty food. But when you can’t have gluten or dairy […]

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Halloween, for us, is Samhain—the festival from which Halloween evolved. But I also give out treats. A couple years ago, it occurred to me that my own allergies prevented me from eating the candy we were handing out, so what about the children who might come trick-or-treating who have allergies? That’s when I found out […]

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  Happy Monday — it’s been an awfully long weekend. I have a LONG post for you today. It’s been a while since I’ve done an allergy post, and boy do I have a long one for you. A little over a week ago, my husband visited his family, for a relative’s wedding. This relative […]

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One thing I love is a good soup. I love pumpkin soup, but it’s problematic with histamine intolerance. But butternut squash doesn’t seem to set off reactions and so I decided to try it in my pumpkin soup recipe. This recipe has no gluten, dairy, or nuts EXCEPT for coconut milk. Butternut Squash Soup 2 […]

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Quick blog today on allergy recipes. The other day I made pomegranate chicken and someone asked for the recipe, so decided that’s going to be today’s blog. 1 whole fryer 1 cup pomegranate juice (pure, no sugar) 1 Granny smith apple 1 tsp each: tarragon, parsley, salt 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp olive oil First, […]

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For me, summer is usually frustrating. It’s usually spent fretting, waiting for publishers to get their asses in gear (they practically shut down during summer and it’s really hard to get them to move with any speed on anything), and I usually spend most of the days in my office (not unusual) due to deadlines […]

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I was asked recently if I’d put more low carb recipes on the blog. Unfortunately, given my histamine intolerance, some of the foods I relied on to keep me really low carb are off the menu: fish, nuts, pork, bacon, tomatoes, spinach, absolutely no strawberries, in fact most berries are out unless they’re frozen, nut […]

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So, the other day I wrote a post on Histamine Intolerance and what it is, and what it isn’t. So to continue the discussion. What foods can you eat and what can’t you have when you have HIT? It all depends. Other than foods I’m actually allergic to, this condition has limited a lot of […]

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Last night, I had a bad reaction. I woke up at 3:30, confused and feeling like something was wrong. I was starting to panic. I woke up Sam, and by that time, the itching had started—all over my body, intense, burning itching. I didn’t have hives, not many, but my skin felt like it was […]

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First: I just realized I forgot to get A Year of Marymoor up yesterday–will post it today. I managed to take the pictures yesterday but totally spaced the post. So…onto the main post. So as I’ve said before, I have histamine intolerance. Since we pretty much figured out what my issue is, my reactions have […]

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