Winners And Losers Of Food Coloring: October 2012

This month, the winners and losers of food coloring sort of evened out – despite the fact that it’s possibly the most dye-drenched month of the year.  A huge majority of the dye-related content I found online was just recipes for making creepy treats that resemble eyeballs, guts, and brains.  Those can all be made […]

Our First Dye-Free Easter

Well it was our first dye-free Easter, and I do believe the words “peaceful”, “fun”, and even “magical” could be used to describe it.  Our long weekend with family included lots of eating out at restaurants, kids’ birthday parties, and the best egg hunt ever.  This of course meant we were surrounded by gorgeous cupcakes, […]

Feeling Lucky? Five Dye-Free Ways to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

Well here we are on our very first Saint Patrick’s day since our family discovered our food coloring sensitivity.  Two-thirds of us have been sick all week with flu, pollen allergies, and pink eye…so there’s not a whole lot of celebrating going on around here today (but I still want to help you with yours […]

No Love Lost: Our First Valentine’s Day Free Of Petroleum Food Coloring

Happy First Dye-Free Valentine’s Day, friends!  It’s a mouthful, I know, but I like the sound of that better than “Red 40 Day”.  This year feels like a real celebration – of love, hope, and gratitude.  I am actually enjoying my kid’s company while she’s under the influence of sugar.  Thanks for the miracle, Saint […]

Dye-Free Gingerbread Cookie Decorations?

I just got an e-mail from my daughter’s teacher about some gingerbread cookie decorating fun at the holiday party this Friday!  The parents planning the party already asked me about general food items to serve that my daughter can eat, which was very thoughtful.   I’ve offered to donate lots of goodies… But I don’t want […]

Life On The Other Side Of The Rainbow: How Food Coloring Elimination Changed Our Child’s Behavior

As a follow-up to my inaugural post Why I’m Over This Rainbow, I want to share how our family life has changed since we ditched the synthetic food coloring.  Since our food coloring elimination in late July 2011, our child’s behavior has changed in several very noticeable ways.  She’s doing a little better in school, […]

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