Photo by Liam, age 6

Photo by Liam, age 6

Liam, healthy & happy!

Liam, healthy & happy!

My name is Megan and a few years ago I set out on a gluten free journey for my son, Liam, but now I continue it for myself. My son was 16 months old and he was sick ALL the time with chronic bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections.  He was on round after round of antibiotics, then acid reflux medication.We saw both our regular pediatrician and an allergy specialist who told us after a skin prick test that Liam didn’t have any allergies, yet they didn’t know what was wrong with him and why he wasn’t getting better. He had x-rays done to check for malformations in his skull that might be causing chronic inflammation. He was tested for cystic fibrosis and leukemia…all horrendous things for a parent to have to endure. After exhausting all of our resources, we took him to a naturopathic who tested him for food allergies and we got the list: wheat, gluten, barley, rye, spelt, dairy, egg, beef and lamb. Luckily he wasn’t anaphylactic for anything, and this was something we could fix. THIS was something we could control.
For a few months, I baked and cooked up a storm and most of my gluten/dairy/egg free foods were rejected. I started eating like Liam did so he wouldn’t feel like he was different. I worked closely with the cook at his childcare; she gave me menus a week in advance and I cooked all weekend to make meals for him that were like the meals that the other kids at “school”. Three years after completely avoiding his problem food list, Liam tested negative for food allergies. We still rotate his diet so he doesn’t develop the sensitivities again, but once we started eating “normally” again, I started vomiting 2-3 times a week, having diarrhea and my chronic stomach aches came back.
I have since been tested and I tested anaphylactic for beef and have sensitivities to wheat, gluten, barley, rye, spelt, egg, and cane sugar. I wasn’t devastated with this diagnosis as I know how to cook gluten free now, and I like a good challenge when it comes to converting recipes to be allergen friendly. I hope some of my recipes are helpful for you. If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you and I love talking food allergies!


22 comments to Welcome!

  • Cathie Straub  says:

    HI Megan,
    This is Cathie and I work with Bill. My husband is gluten free, so please sign me up for your emails. Thanks.

  • Tosha Kelly  says:

    Hi Megan, Alaska Baby & Child magazine is building an online recipe index for our site, AlaskaBabyMag.com. We’re interested in showcasing some of your kid- and family-friendly recipes. Are you open to sharing recipes with us? We will link and credit your site for each recipe featured. Thank you!

  • ananbel  says:

    great recipes

    • Megan  says:


  • Holly  says:

    Please sign me up for emails! Our family is new to the Gluten free world and appreciate any great recipes to help the transition be more smooth!! Thanks

  • Annamaria Szekely  says:

    Hello, this is Annamaria, and i would like to sign up for your email. Thanks!

  • Kathryn Arnold  says:

    Love the recipes…please sign me up for emails. 🙂

  • Josef Jan Rosenfeld  says:

    Have you tried the Candy Tree gluten free licorice?

    • Megan  says:

      No, I get SOOO sick when I eat licorice (probably because of the wheat). Is it any good?

  • Lauren  says:

    Hi! My name is Lauren and I live in Anchorage. I am a dentist and I am with your dad in Salt Lake City attending a dental class. We are actually eating dinner right now! I have been GF for 3 years now and he told me about your website! Would love to receive your emails!

  • Shanda  says:

    Look forward to ur recipes and ideas!!

  • Gretchen  says:

    hi, my name is Gretchen Kelly. I’m the first rep in Alaska for monat. It’s vegan, glutenfree hair care. I’ve met some ladies in the past few months that not only can’t eat gluten, but can’t apply it as well. Have you heard of monat? http://Www.fullhairtoday.com

    • Megan  says:

      I haven’t heard of this product.

  • Cindy O'Neal  says:

    Hi Megan, my 3 year old granddaughter has been tested and found ALERGIC to dairy, eggs, peanuts, strawberries, cats and dogs. I would love any recipes you have. Thank you

    • Megan  says:

      Feel free to search for recipes using the tabs at the top of the page (assorted by category) or typing into the search box. Let me know if you’re looking for something specific and I’ll try to help.

  • Regi Gluck  says:

    Where can I find nutrional info for your delicious recipe. Calorie and carb content.

    • Megan  says:

      Unfortunately, I don’t have nutritional information shown (yet), but that is one thing I’m working on getting on my site.

  • Kim  says:

    Hi my son has the following food allergies : eggs, wheat, peanuts, soy, barley & lamb. I would love to get some food recipes that are free of his allergins.

    • Megan  says:

      I have lots of recipes on this page…none of them have wheat or barley, and there are quite a few that are egg/peanut/soy free. If you’re looking for something specific, please let me know and I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction.

  • Tamara Kirkham  says:

    I baked your dinner rolls for my very allergic grandson and his mom. They couldn’t believe they were gluten-free. The texture is amazing, too, You are a real gift!

    • Megan  says:

      Thank you so much for your comment…makes me happy! I’m glad everyone enjoyed them.

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