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Korean Beef Bowls

Korean Beef Bowls are actually from a meal prep website we found – so this recipe makes about 6 servings. To make it set up a little quicker, we have been using these 1-minute microwave rice cups. Thanks to this amazing blogger for sharing this delish recipe! Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef 90% lean, organic grass-fed 3 garlic cloves minced 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil (we left this out since I could not find a safe one) 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (I added 1 tsp since we lOVE ginger) 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes – left this out for the kids 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 cups hot cooked white or brown rice sliced green onions and sesame seeds…
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Trisha Yearwood’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

Hello friends! What a week! I hope you’re enjoying some of this amazing weather we’re having, now that summer has finally arrived in the Midwest! If you followed our IG stories, you saw some pretty tasty soup we made where the kids smashed the garlic and helped mix in some easy ingredients. The soup is great since there is basically no heat – you can add some easily to your own bowl with paprika, extra salsa or any type of pepper seasoning to spice it up. Here is the recipe we followed from the Food Network. Ingredients 3 tbsp butter, unsalted 3 tsp garlic – about 3 cloves minced if…
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Well Nourished

Have you ever gone to a store, ahem Costco, just for the samples and called it a meal? Well, that’s what heppened for us at #NourishedFestival this past weekend in Schaumburg, IL. We loved that it had a wide variety of information that was all color coded – we knew where all of the nut free friend were located. Nourished Festival, formerly GFAF (Gluten Free Allergy Friendly) was such a great way for us to learn about new allergy friendly companies and products. Chloe and I made it a girls weekend since the conference was about 2 hours from our home. A new company that we met at Nourished Fest…
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Nourished Festival Treats!

Helllllloooooo!!!! You guys! Nourished Festival is coming! Have you been following @nourishedfestival on Instagram?! The swag bags and snacks have been overwhelming! I can’t wait to get my sample on and learn about new nut-free products to help our busy little family. If you need tickets – send me a DM. We have a few left to help you get to Nourished Festival! It’s good times, I promise.
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Nourished Festival is Coming!

If you or a friend or family member have food allergies, consider attending the upcoming Nourished Festival. Nourished Festival, formerly GFAF (Gluten Free Allergy Friendly), is coming to the (Chicagoland area) Schaumburg Convention Center on June 1 and 2, 2019. Their name change is a reflection of the focus on multiple specialty diets; Gluten Free, Nut Free, Keto, Paleo, and Plant Based. We are primarily focused on the nut free information and we have already picked out a few classes we will be attending. Learning about other specialty diets will be fun too – the more we know the better we can be. Understanding other specialty diets helps us plan better…
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1st Communion Nut Free Menu

Our little lady has her 1st Communion coming up, and it’s the same weekend as Cinco de Mayo!  she already loves mexican food since most of it is safe! This will be fun filled family weekend as she connects to church a little more 🙂 Here is what we are thinking: Our Menu Tostitos chips and bean + cotija cheese dip Tamales from El Rey in Milwaukee, WI – confirmed nut-free (also our favorite at Christmas time) Mexican Rice Street Corn Corn Bread – we use the Betty Crocker brand since it’s safe, the Jiff brand is NOT. 1st Communion Cake – I’ll be baking it, and it might look…
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Oh, Nuts!

Have you ever had that feeling in your stomach that something isn’t quite right? Something feels off? The facts do not add up? There is a missing link. That’s instinct. Usually our gut instincts are pretty accurate and trusting our gut is one of our greatest assets. There have been countless times that I quietly say “thank you” for helping me trust my gut in passing on a snack, meal, whatever, that ended up keeping our little lady safe. This doesn’t apply to just food allergies either. Sometimes we know the truth, and acting on it is one of the hardest things we will ever have to do. But once…
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Top 5 Nut Free Snacks

We are almost done with the school year, BUT our safe snacking box has run out of treats. This week we stocked up on our favorites.  Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Bars Skinny Pop Pop Corn Hostess Ding Dongs Enjoy Life Chocolate Candy Bars Birthday Cake Blondie Bars This Birthday cake mix is perfect for take-along treats for birthday parties. I like to make these in advance, put them in a zip top back, and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. Our classroom is pretty small at school, and I usually just send one of these along during the birthday week. We have birthday MONTH coming up and…
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Weeknight Rotisserie Chicken

Hey guys! We have been talking away on our Instagram stories that we kind of forgot to keep our blog updated with what we have been talking about! The past two weeks we have been very into rotisserie chicken for quick, weeknight dinners. We have multiple activities during the week for the kiddos, and at the end of the day, the easiest meal to put together is a rotisserie chicken dinner. Here are some of the meals we have had, maybe they help you out too. Just make sure you check in with the kitchen where the chicken is roasted to make sure your allergy is not present. And as…
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My Teal Ticket

We recently took a short spring break trip to a resort that was completely nut free; however, we still made sure our allergens were known before ordering any meals. Today we came across a really helpful travel tool. It’s called My Teal Ticket. My Teal Ticket allows you to fill out a teal ticket to hand to servers, waitstaff, chef to make sure that allergens are known, without having to tell the entire story. We purchased My Teal Ticket today and are very excited to share them with you. For your Teal Ticket, click here.
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FAT TUESDAY UNICORN SHAKES

AH, yes, the season of Lent is upon us and tomorrow marks the beginning with FAT TUESDAY! One of my favorite days of the year, complete over inulgence. This year we are making unicorn shakes inspired by Everything Erica and her fabulous IG Stories. The supplies are all avaialble at Vanilla Bean Madison, or your local nut-free retailer. And we’ll have some IG Live stories for you to watch us assemble. Have a great week everyone, and don’t forget to set your clock ahead this coming Sunday!
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Nut Free Girl Scout Cookie Options

Its cookie time and our little lady is hard at work selling Girl Scout Cookies! Hooray! This year, the allergy info and may contain statements are super helpful, so we ordered thin mints and lemonades. We are still looking for facility info on this years new gluten free chocolate chip caramel cookie, so stay tuned for that. We are working on it. What is your favorite cookie?!
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Nut Free Baseball Stadium

The Yard Goats Stadium in Connecticut will be the first in the U.S. to be 100% nut free. Other stadiums offer nut free days to enjoy the game. However, the tickets to these games are usually limited, and not great, as in “nose bleeds” and on top of it, how “nut free” can you get those areas?! Happy to share this exciting news. Even though its baseball team we have never heard of, its definitely on our list to see a game here now that’s its SAFE! Yard Goats to Stop Selling Peanuts Yard Goats announce the facility will become the first peanut-free venue in the country. Hartford, Conn- The…
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