DIY Dye-Free Easter: Eggs, Natural Food Coloring, and Pesticide-Free Peeps

This Spring kicks off our family’s second Easter celebration sans “PAAS” egg dyes (“Petroleum Augmented Allurement System”, as I call it).  I wanted to open this post with a skippy sounding “Happy Spring!” but I just could not bring myself to do it, as I’m currently in pollen hell.  (Yes, I just typed that word […]

Wishing For A Naturally Green St. Paddy’s day? You’re In Luck!

Here we are just weeks after Valentine’s Day and winter holidays, and food coloring is yet again filling store “seasonal” aisles the world over.  If it’s not an opportunity to be Irish for a day, then it’s Easter.  Any excuse to eat candy, really (just ask Eddie Izzard).  It is with a heavy heart, a […]

How We Navigated The School Thanksgiving Luncheon Without Food Additives

We got the memo and order form for the school’s Thanksgiving luncheon a little while back.  The choices were:  “No, my child will not be participating” or “Yes” and then a space for the number of parents and kids coming, along with the price.  I wanted my daughter to participate, but with our food sensitivities, […]

My 1-Year Blogiversary, Second Dye-Free Halloween, And Feingold Diet Update

What a year it has been.  On Halloween in 2011 I took a flying leap, armed with the new knowledge that food coloring made my kid turn into someone else – like Hermione Granger’s polyjuice potion.  I was frustrated at the lack of information available about this troublesome additive.  I decided to create a place […]

Monday Mashup! November 5, 2012

Welcome back to a couple of semi-normal weeks before we are bombarded with yet another food-related brightly dyed holiday! Whew.  Man, I’m tired just thinking about it.   On the first Monday of each month I pose a question to you readers.  Leave your answers in a comment, and the CommentLuv feature will let you […]

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 […]

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