• Food

    The After Work Burger

    Ingredients: -Pound of ground meat -Fist full of chopped chives -Salt & Pepper -Crushed red pepper -Olive oil -Garlic   Combine in bowl and mix by hand until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Shape into quarter pound balls and flatten into patties between two pieces of saran wrap. Cook over medium heat, two minutes a side for medium rare (longer if you like it well – like me). Then I personally use Schär Gluten Free Artisan Bread (but this is not soy free!), which is toasted to a crunchy perfection. But, any bread of your choice will do. Top the burger with lettuce and onion. Really you can top it…

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    My Allergy Story

    My food allergies came on very fast. One day I was fine and then I wasn’t. At first it was just some small hives on my neck, so I put some hydrocortisone cream on it and didn’t really think much of it. Trust me I am not unfamiliar with having hives or eczema and have literally carried hydrocortisone cream around in my purse since high school. Well then the rash spread into full blown hives all over my body. So of course I go to the doctors office and he suggests we do a basic food allergy test. Meanwhile, he prescribes steroids to knock out whatever was going on. After taking…

  • Red Apple Lipstick, Lip Gloss, Lipstick, Exfoliate
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    Red Apple Lipstick

    Red Apple Lipstick is my absolute favorite! Finding products specifically made for those of us with food allergies can be so very difficult. So, when I came across this company I was extremely excited to give their products a try.  I ordered four of their lipsticks samples in various colors, the Exfoliate Stick and Rallye Balm duo, and two different lip glosses. All Red Apple Lipstick products are gluten free, soy free, and vegan. As an added plus in my book they are also GMO and paraben free. Not all of their products are nut and sesame free so be sure to read the labels. I have also added the…

  • Food

    Read The Label

    I cant stress enough how important it is to always read the labels. I am someone who when shopping hates to stand in the isle reading, and taking up space where people are trying to grab something off the shelf around me. But, sometimes its necessary and of course important to your health. So like me sometimes you just need to forget about the other shoppers and focus on your own well being. So, a friend of mine recently suggested I try a cake mix, she is not allergic to anything but tries to eat gluten free most of the time. I buy the mix thinking well someone suggested I…

  • Make-Up Trials

    Ofra Cosmetics

    One of the companies I really love whose products are nut free, gluten free, and vegan is Ofra Cosmetics. I have only tried a select few of their products such as their Nikkie Tutorials Everglow Highlighter and Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Nude Potion. But, I have not had any issue with a flare up of dermatitis or an allergic reaction! I have used the highlighter on my cheeks, as an eye shadow, and highlighting my nose & lip. As for the lipstick its a product that did not cause any reaction, however I am not usually a matte finish lips kind of girl, so I typically pair it with my lip…