Going Gluten-Free

A Cozy, Safe Place

The period after the holidays—the short, cold days of January—are times when many of us feel deflated and less than our usual energetic selves. Why? Part of it can be the let-down of holiday expectations or the aftermath of unwanted chores (clearing away the Christmas tree and packing up decorations) or the gray, dreary chill of too many overcast days. As winter deepens, how do you brighten up your space?   More...

Aftermath of a Blizzard

Like thousands of others in the Northeast, editor Alicia Woodward was snowed in and unable to fly home as scheduled. As plows clear the streets, she shares how contributor Wendy Mondello, mother of a severely food-allergic child, looks to the future.   More...

Thumbprints of Christmas

Christmas present, Christmas past. Living Without contributor Wendy Mondello relives cherished childhood memories of holiday baking with her mother while she makes allergy-friendly cookies with her own children.   More...

Allergy-Friendly Gingerbread House

Building a gingerbread house is a beloved tradition for many families. But kids with food allergies can't participate in this fun holiday project due to the risk of a reaction. Living Without contributor Wendy Mondello blogs about a new product that has helped bring the Christmas spirit to her household.   More...

Scoring for Food-Allergic Kids

For the very first time, Living Without's Wendy Mondello was able to take her son to a professional hockey game, thanks to the generosity of all-star player Eric Staal.   More...

A Super Walk for Super Kids

Living Without's Wendy Mondello and her two children recently participated in FAAN's Walk for Food Allergy--and had a ball. "This costumed event put an uplifting spotlight on these kids. They got to enjoy a festive atmosphere without constantly looking over their shoulders for peanuts, wheat or spilled ice cream," Wendy says.   More...

More Than Just Dessert

Living Without contributor Sonya Goodwin Hemmings, whose young son has multiple food allergies, deliciously completes her family’s Thanksgiving dinner with a very special pumpkin pie. It’s made with allergy-friendly ingredients, the greatest of which is love.   More...

Stewing Over Sickness

The autumn chill has arrived and with it, full-blown colds for Wendy Mondello's youngsters. What allergy-friendly food comforts ill children like no others?   More...

Savoring Safe Soup

A couple of weeks ago, the Living Without team attended the Natural Products Expo in Boston. While there, food editor Beth Hillson toured Kettle Cuisine’s soup plant in nearby Chelsea.   More...

Do You Eat Gluten-Free Oats?

For the first time in years, Living Without's medical writer Christine Boyd, who has celiac disease, recently enjoyed a bowl of oatmeal.   More...

Cheese, Please!

New allergy-friendly products open up a delicious world of taste adventures for food-allergic kids. Living Without's Wendy Mondello talks about aligning family pizza night with her son's dairy, wheat and soy allergies.   More...