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My favorite breakfast: Banana smoothie

When I was little, my mom would make us “banana milkshakes” — frozen bananas and milk blended together — as a dessert. She’s never been big on junk food, and this was a good way to make sure overripe bananas didn’t go to waste. I high school, my preferred breakfast was very similar: peanut butter … Continue reading

The Dairy Dilemma — Or, ‘What can I do when I’m allergic to both dairy and soy?’

Before starting my allergy-friendly diet, I loved dairy products. I drank milk with many meals; I ate yogurt and cheese all the time. I never understood people who didn’t like dairy products. Because I have never cared for eating a lot of meat and I’ve known about my egg allergy since 2005, dairy products seemed … Continue reading

Seasonal cravings: Part 1…

After making an amazing Reese’s substitute for Halloween, I’m now in search of substitutes to my favorite pumpkin treats: pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes and more! 🙂

BabyCakes attempt #1: Pancakes

Do you ever wake up craving pancakes? I often do. I usually wake up hoping someone else will make them for me. 🙂 A few days ago, I decided to give in and try a pancake recipe I’ve been wanting to make for a while. It’s the first recipe in “BabyCakes Covers the Classics,” the … Continue reading

Alicia Silverstone’s sinfully amazing chocolate (nut)butter cups

I always get a crazy craving for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups just before Halloween (and just before Easter, when they release the awesome egg-shaped cups). So last week, I finally tried Alicia Silverstone’s vegan chocolate peanut butter cup recipe — making appropriate allergy-friendly substitutions, of course. I first heard of Alicia’s recipe when she was … Continue reading