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Eating With Food Allergies Thanksgiving Issue
November 13, 2008

Eating With Food Allergies Newsletter

November 2008

In this issue...

Happy Thanksgiving

As we approach what might be the most challenging time of the year for those of us who are eating with food allergies, my mind is racing with ideas of yummy things that we CAN eat.

Thanksgiving With Food Allergies

I have hosted Thanksgiving a few times since my oldest son was diagnosed with food allergies. In my experience, most of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes can be altered to include "allergy free" ingredients and your guests might not even know the difference.

For the past couple of weeks, I've been busy making my tried and true Thanksgiving recipes "website ready" to share with you. I'm including my favorite Thanksgiving Day appetizer in this newsletter's Recipe of the Month but you can find recipes for an entire Thanksgiving menu on the website's newest addition, the Eating With Food Allergies Thanksgiving Survival Guide. Be sure to check it out for substitute ideas and "allergy free" recipes perfect for the Super Bowl of eating - Thanksgiving!

I want to wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. Even with food allergies, there is so much for which to be thankful!

Eat Well,

Food Find of the Month

After whipping up a batch of "allergy free" cupcakes I often look for the easy way out when it comes to decorating them, especially when I'm pressed for time. A while back I noticed that some Pillsbury frosting is free of the allergens that we avoid but does contain soy. This discovery was helpful to me but I couldn't get too excited because it wasn't helpful to those of you who are avoiding soy.
Cherrybrook Kitchen Frosting

Recently, I was rushing through the baking aisle at Super Target and happened to catch a glimpse of a new Cherrybrook Kitchen product that was not in a box but rather a canister. After looking closer, I discovered that it was ready-to-spread frosting that comes in chocolate and vanilla varieties.

This frosting is every bit as convenient as Pillsbury (on the same shelf in the grocery store, in fact) but is free of the top 8 allergens. Finally, you can have your frosting-topped cupcake and eat it too!

You can find Cherrybrook Kitchen products in your local grocery store and in bulk at

The Recipe of the Month

Turkey Veggie Tray

Turkey Veggie Platter

For step-by-step instructions on how to make this turkey veggie platter, visit

Gobble, Gobble!

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