My name is Michelle, and I am the mother of two beautiful boys, Lil Z and Manimal. I live in the Kansas City area and have been married to my best friend Mike for almost 12 years. By day I am a stay-at-home mom, and by night I am an interior designer, blogger and writer.
Both my boys were born intolerant to several foods. I started this site in 2009 to chronicle the challenges of raising (and cooking for) a child with this problem (you can read more about how it all began here).
Both my boys are gluten and peanut free. Lil Z has outgrown several of his food intolerances (or should I say, he can better handle them), and Manimal continues to have problems with dairy and soy. Unfortunately, both boys often have adverse reactions to certain foods (and I can’t always pin-point which ones!). Food coloring makes my boys go nutso, so they only get that in small amounts, also.
All the recipes on this site are gluten free and peanut free. Also, most will be Top-8 free (wheat, dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, fish, shell fish – although my kids can have eggs now, so I may post a few of those…). Because I know corn is a big problem, I also note when I have a corn free recipe.
Four years ago when I started this site, there were few resources for mom’s in my situation. Now that I have “survived” two children with this problem, I want to be a help for other parents struggling with this issue. Thanks for reading!