Author Archives: Gina B

Toxic Chemicals in Our Kids’ Costumes? What you can do

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Tell Retailers: Toxic Chemicals Have No Place in Children’s Halloween Costumes A new study released by HealthyStuff.org found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, accessories and even “trick or treat” bags. Dangerous chemicals like phthalates, flame retardants, vinyl (PVC) plastic, organotins, and even lead. The products were purchased from top national retailers […]

Review: Beanfield’s Bean & Rice Chips

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I received a sample to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own. Before we went everything-free, corn chips were a huge part of my family’s life. Zoe especially loves the zing of salsa, and what is a football without homemade nachos? And then the food issues came into my life and between the toxicity of corn, […]

Your Guide for Halloween with Special Needs & Autism

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As you know, my kids love Halloween- it is the official kick off to the holiday season, after all! But as the number of children with autism, SPD, food sensitivities/allergies/Celiac and other problems continue to rise, Halloween can be a harbinger of stress for a family raising a child with special needs. Here, then, is Mom-Blog’s […]

Organic Sweet Potato Pie (dairy free / gluten free / soy free) & KitchenAid #Fall4Food Giveaway

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I love sweet potatoes. Not only are they Paleo safe, today I learned they can help boost immunity since they contain beta carotene, as well as Vitamins A and D. So when I got the chance to adapt a recipe for a fall inspired dish, I knew that I just had to try something with sweet […]

How to Go Dairy Free Without Losing Your Mind

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People always ask me how I managed to go dairy free with 2 small children. It’s really not that hard, but there are a few tips that can help you ease yourself into a dairy free life. Why Go Dairy Free? I’m going to answer this question without any science: It’s worth a shot. I […]

What’s in My VitaClay: Chicken Cacciatore

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This post contains affiliate links. Welcome to my new recipe series, “What’s in my VitaClay.” Before we get started, you might want to know *what* a VitaClay is. It is a company that creates a line of slow and rice cookers which simmer your food in a ceramic container ensuring you a toxin-free meal. Other slow […]