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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Qrunch Burgers

LSK ·
I picked up some Qrunch burgers to try & plan to offer them to the kids for dinner tonight. They were in the freezer section near other "veggie burgers". Complete ingredient list: organic millet, organic quinoa, organic coconut oil, organic onion, organic carrots, organic broccoli, organic spinach, arrowroot starch, organic apple cider vinegar, psyllum seed powder, kosher salt, organic garlic, non-GMO canola oil I'll report back after we do the "taste test" ...
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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Qrunch Burgers

LSK ·
And the taste test results are in! Both kids (2.5 and 5.5 yo) said "yummy!" then asked for seconds and asked that I put Qrunch on the shopping list. My review - nice crunchy exterior, overall good texture & liked the flavor. Views and reviews expressed by volunteers reflect their personal opinions and not necessarily the views or opinions of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation.
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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Qrunch Burgers

LSK ·
From the Qrunch facebook page (5/10/2012):
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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Qrunch Burgers

LSK ·
Picked up a box of the Qrunch "spicy Italian" burgers today .... looking forward to trying them out.
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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Qrunch Burgers

LSK ·
And the review is in ... the adults liked the "Spicy Italian" Qrunch burgers, but they were too spicy for our little kids. Views and reviews expressed by volunteers reflect their personal opinions and not necessarily the views or opinions of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation.
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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Qrunch Burgers

LSK ·
Shopping today & noticed 2 new flavors of Qrunch burgers: - sweet curry with lentils - green chile with pinto beans From what I can tell on the Qrunch facebook page, these look like they were released on April 15, 2013.
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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Qrunch Burgers

LSK ·
Originally Posted by LSK: Shopping today & noticed 2 new flavors of Qrunch burgers: - sweet curry with lentils - green chile with pinto beans Both are full of flavor and not spicy. "Green chile" - both lids liked "sweet curry" - little kid (3.5 years) liked, but big kid (6.5 years) did not
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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Qrunch Burgers

Melanie Carver ·
Thanks for sharing the update regarding new flavors!
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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Qrunch Burgers

andy1105 ·
THEY TASTE AWESOME! MY 4 YEAR OLD LOVES THEM! SOOO EXCITING!!
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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Qrunch Burgers

cheymom ·
Hi andy1105! Welcome to KFA! Please join us on our Support Forums. We have a forum just for Food & Cooking. You may find a lot of other yummy new foods. http://community.kidswithfooda...rum/food_and_cooking
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Re: Glutino's New Pretzel Chips and Toaster Pastries

Laurie Smith ·
The three products also have corn. I will skip the pretzels but so want to try the toaster pastries. Thanks for posting this good news.
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Re: Pure Happy Birthday Cake: GF, DF, EF, PF, TF

HealthyMama ·
Despite the cake saying "Birthday Happy" (tee hee), my son loved it and it was SO tasty!
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Re: Pure Happy Birthday Cake: GF, DF, EF, PF, TF

lyndamac ·
I love it! Nice and simple!
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Re: Pure Happy Birthday Cake: GF, DF, EF, PF, TF

EAH123 ·
Yum!!
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Re: Pure Happy Birthday Cake: GF, DF, EF, PF, TF

HealthyMama ·
Since I received a number of questions about how I made it, here's more detailed info! http://www.mamacado.com/2013/0...uten-free-dairy.html
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Re: Gingerbread Cookies: Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes

Kathy P ·
And we made more just last night! A wanted to make cookies for her bff and her boss (she works the front desk at her karate studio). So, Ninjabreadmen cookies it is!
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Re: Cami's 1st Birthday

Kathy P ·
Yummy! Have you checked out all the cookie recipes here?? There are some great gf ones! http://www.kidswithfoodallergi...diet.aspx?cat=10#res
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Re: New Food Find: One Ingredient, Gluten-Free Pasta

Melanie Carver ·
The price of these are expensive compared to other pastas, but since they have so much more protein and fiber, maybe it would be a good idea to mix these with your current gluten-free pasta to boost the nutrition of your meal. (If you can't afford to use these solely.)
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Re: Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler Recipe Free of Top 8 Allergens

christie cho ·
Please advice how the calcium/vit d helps, changes your recipes. This is the first time I have heard anyone using it in their baking. I am very intrigued by its use. - Thank you.
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Re: Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler Recipe Free of Top 8 Allergens

Starkled ·
I can't really speak for the author, but I've used those ingredients in my cooking as well, so I can speak to why I personally used them. With having to eliminate dairy from DS's diet we found that we needed to find alternative sources of protein and calcium. Adding brown rice protein powder and calcium powder to baked goods was one additional way we could help meet those nutritional needs.
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Re: Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler Recipe Free of Top 8 Allergens

Melanie Carver ·
Hi Christie, I didn't create the original recipe, but I can share my thoughts on using those ingredients in baking since I have used them as well. The brown rice powder helps increase the protein content of the dough. Many gluten-free flour blends do not have much protein and without protein, there isn't much "structure". Additionally, from a nutritional standpoint, you're increasing the grams of protein per serving by adding some brown rice protein powder. For the calcium, again, on an...
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Re: Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler Recipe Free of Top 8 Allergens

Kathy P ·
I've used calcium powder in baked goods too.....I use it in the form of calcium ascorbate. I've used it as a calcium supplement plus an acidifier for the recipe.Often I put a tsp or so into a muffin recipe to get more calcium in my family. None of us drink milk or an alternative regularly, so I know it's something missing in our diets. I know many use protein powder especially in gluten free baking to increase the protein content of their flour mix. It can help with the structure and...
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Re: New Food Find - Gluten-Free Banza Chickpea Pasta

Dinydeek ·
If you are corn-free then you should NOT eat xanthan Gum. Out of all the patients I know with reactions or allergies to corn they all react to xanthan. A better choice for the corn-allergy population is guar gum. Also, for the very sensitive all of the ingredients needed to have been sourced carefully to avoid corn cross contamination during harvest and processing. When I saw this product on the shelf I was very disappointed to see xanthan. I know a few companies who claim their xanthan is...
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Re: New Food Find - Gluten-Free Banza Chickpea Pasta

Kathy P ·
Thanks for sharing that. I've found it to be very individualized on corn issue. Neither of my kids ever had issues w/ xanthan. It's important to know how to I know sometimes xanthan cause issues not related to corn for people. Not all xanthan is cultured on corn. I know Bob's Red Mill brand is on wheat. Some have issues w/ guar gum as well since it's a legume and can cause GI issues in some.
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Re: New Food Find - Gluten-Free Banza Chickpea Pasta

Dinydeek ·
There are definitely different sensitivity levels to corn products. I know we cannot use Bob's of any type because when we contacted them they even said there is a risk of cross contamination to corn because of their procedures. Guar gum definitely is an issue for some with legume but isnt derived from corn. There does seem to be a part of the population that both reacts to wheat and corn, but I know on the various corn allergy support groups it is strong recommended to avoid all xanthan gum...
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Re: New Food Find - Gluten-Free Banza Chickpea Pasta

Kathy P ·
It is really hard when you are exquisitely sensitive and have multiple avoids.
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Re: New Food Find - Gluten-Free Banza Chickpea Pasta

EAH123 ·
Awesome find! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: New Food Find - Gluten-Free Banza Chickpea Pasta

Kathy P ·
Picked up a box at Wegmans, but haven't been able to try it yet.
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Re: New Food Find: Top-8 Free, Gluten-Free Baking Mixes and Corn-Free Powdered Sugar

Tiffani W ·
Just an FYI, the cake mixes have xantham gum which is typically derived from corn. My son has a corn allergy. I emailed the company to ask what their xantham gum is derived from since the claim to be corn free and I have not gotten a response.
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Re: New Food Find: Top-8 Free, Gluten-Free Baking Mixes and Corn-Free Powdered Sugar

K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, Tiffani, thanks! This is an older blog post, so it's good that you reached out to the company. My DD has a corn allergy as well, so I know how hard it is to find things that work for your family. Welcome! You'll find awesome support here!
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Re: New Food Find: Top-8 Free, Gluten-Free Baking Mixes and Corn-Free Powdered Sugar

Kathy P ·
Hi Tiffani - it's hard to find gluten-free products without xanthan gum. There tends to be a lot of controversy over the gums added to gluten-free foods. Xanthan gum is not technically derived from corn. It's extracted from a microbe that can be grown on a refined corn sugar as a substrate. The end product is highly refined and "shouldn't" have any intact corn proteins remaining. Everyone is different and there are some people who do react to xanthan gum. This gets really tricky with the...
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Re: New Food Find: Top-8 Free, Gluten-Free Baking Mixes and Corn-Free Powdered Sugar

Tiffani W ·
Kathy, thank you SO much for that information! I am new to this so I did not know those details I had just been told to avoid gum in general because it was derived from corn! That actually makes me feel better about trying some products with xantham gum. I am looking for a box cake mix for my son’s first birthday and having the hardest time. Current allergies are corn, milk, egg, wheat, oat, soy, treenuts, peanut, chicken, and banana. Some of this may be false positives, but we are avoiding...
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Re: New Food Find: Top-8 Free, Gluten-Free Baking Mixes and Corn-Free Powdered Sugar

Kathy P ·
Tiffani - I'm going to start a new topic for you using the info about looking for a cake mix.
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

HelenDamon ·
Some simple ideas but I am confused as why you are suggesting parents give their kids processed lunch meats, pepperoni, etc. These processed meats often contain wheat as filler and are filled with carcinogenic nitrates. Even if you find a wheat free pepperoni or lunch meat, they are still full of unhealthy levels of sodium and fat. I can't believe a health professional is actually pushing lunch meat as a healthy lunch!
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

Jen ·
As always, read labels to ensure the food is safe for your allergy set. Yes, some of these do include processed lunch meat. While not the healthiest, it is a good protein source and everything in moderation. These lunches are paired with veggies and fruit, so a good balance overall imo.
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

HelenDamon ·
I disagree with idea that a twice weekly consumption of pepperoni or salami for a child is "moderate". Find me a pediatric oncologist who would recommend such a diet. And look at the American and Canadian Cancer societies for nutritional advice - both advise to avoid these foods.
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

Allison ·
We all have to do what is best for our own families. For instance, my son is allergic to various foods that other kids take for routinely might take for lunch (eggs, dairy) as well as peanuts, tree nuts - and the sesame and mustard allergy rules out most forms of sausage, salami, and other kinds of lunch meat, unless it is a special brand (read: pricey). For a child with few protein options who can't have it, they often want it. It doesn't mean I would let him eat it every day even if he...
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We're sorry that you are finding the lunch alternatives unhealthy. We try to appeal to a wide range of parents and realize that everyone needs to make decisions based on their family's needs including prep time and cost. With that in mind, healthy often translates to "safe" foods. There are healthier versions - low fat, low sodium, uncured meats.
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

StephC ·
Helen, what allergies are you managing? I will state up front that the immediate tasks of avoiding our many allergens and filling my 4 kids' bellies 3+ x/day while educating them and running a household, plus manging a tight budget and maintaining my sanity, are always going to get priority over strict adherence to best practices for cancer avoidance. The perfect can be the enemy of the good, sometimes. Parenting kids with food allergies is a daily dip in the puddle of stress. I think we can...
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

HelenDamon ·
Steph - that's a good point - about prioritising health issues (food allergies over cancer risk). I still am uneasy of introducing another health risk into my son's life, however. My son has 8 food allergies that we know of so far including wheat and potatoes, EoE plus environmental and I have several food involving severe anaphylactic responses to soy and shellfish and all seafood and many environmental allergies as well we both have autoimmune issues. I will look at the Safe Eats...
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

Jen ·
Hugs Helen~. I can certainly understand the cancer concern as my husband is a lung cancer survivor. We also balance 4 kids (1 of whom is autistic with many developmental delays), food allergies, etc. I don't worry overly much re things like junk food, lunch meat etc. My kids all eat fruit and veggies, whole wheat stuff, things like salmon, etc. For my peace of mind, I have to pick and choose my battles. Anyway, do check out our resources, forums, etc.
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hugs Helen - our life experiences and personal medical history can also effect our priorities. We all do what we feel is right and just hope we've done due diligence and made the best choice. Please check out our forums (here is our GI disorders forum ) and recipes collection . If you see a recipe that looks promising, we can usually help to find substitutes and "healthier" versions of things. We are here to support you where ever you are along your journey.
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Re: Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

Chamomile ·
Yup. For instance, I am all about environmental safety and recycling and such, but for two years when I had small children, was a single mom and had no dishwasher, I bought an obscene amount of paper plates and cups, rather than having to face a huge mound of festering dishes that I simply could not face. Do I think it was the healthiest and most ecologically-sound option? Nope. Would I recommend it to another mom going through the same thing? Absolutely. Regarding processed meats, I...
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Re: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Crockpot Lasagna Recipe

Jen ·
Did you mean to post the flu shot question in the recipe thread or the research thread?
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Re: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Crockpot Lasagna Recipe

hw0809 ·
Yes - sorry about that. I will delete it from here.
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Re: Camille- Age 2

kandicejo ·
What a cute pumpkin - and the teal one too
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Re: Camille- Age 2

Kathy P ·
Welcome to KFA! What a cutie and love your avatar!
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Re: Doll cake....almost like the bakery.

josephine ·
What a beautiful job you did. She's a lucky little girl. Sending hugs your way.
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Re: Gluten-free Pizza

Kathy P ·
Flatbread recipe - http://www.kidswithfoodallergi...atbread%20or%20Pizza
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Re: Gluten-free Pizza

Katie D ·
Looks delicious!
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