Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

We don’t usually post recipes here. We usually post them on our Instagram page but this cauliflower casserole recipe was too good not to share. With any recipe, we always need to make tweaks as we need to make substitutes due to food allergies or simply preferences.  For this recipe, I omitted the jalapenos, because I am a chicken! I also replaced the cream cheese with ricotta. Finally, I added turkey bacon to the mixture to give it some additional flavoring.  Alter as you see fit. Ingredients For the puree: 1 head of cauliflower 2 Tbsp heavy cream 1 Tbsp butter ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 1 Tbsp raw jalapenos, chopped ¼ tsp garlic powder salt and pepper to taste For the cream cheese layer: 6 oz cream cheese, softened ½ cup shredded cheddar...

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Environmental Allergies

Let’s talk environmental allergies or what I call yellow season. Where this Allergic Traveler lives (North Carolina), springtime is the worst! From March until May, everything is blooming and beautiful. However this does nothing for my environmental allergies.  I call it yellow season as the streets are yellow, the cars are yellow, the outdoor furniture is yellow… you get the point. Everything is covered in pollen. It was especially hard for me to handle the weather as I moved here in my thirties from Montreal, Canada. There the spring is so short, there is no time to have a reaction! Whereas here, you wake up with a runny nose, you can’t breathe and you think your head might actually explode from all the pressure. You want to cry but crying...

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Vegas Never Gets Old

Vegas never gets old, or does it? This Allergic Traveler just traveled to Las Vegas for the gazillionth time, OK maybe just the fourth! Not to sound jaded but why go back to a place if you don’t gamble. The answer is Work! So how does one entertain themselves if they don’t play craps, black jack, or the slot machines? Food! Over the years Las Vegas has turned into a culinary delight, even for those of us with food allergies. For this foodie, yes you can be a foodie with food allergies, it is always a pleasure to travel here. All the top chefs have restaurants here, which makes it a very competitive eating frenzy. It means that all the smaller restaurants have to step up their game. Cornerstone Steak House Nothing seems to phase the chefs. They are...

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How the West Was Won?

How the West Was Won?

  If you ask this Allergic Traveler, how the west was won?, the answer is simple via food and the environment! Allow me to explain. Recently, this Allergic Traveler had the fortune of traveling to Arizona and New Mexico. I have been to Arizona before, and loved it as much today as I did then. I had never had the privilege of traveling to New Mexico. If you have never been to Arizona, you need to. Hands down I would say it is one of the most beautiful states. I suppose that is why so many are retiring there. Sure the weather has a factor to do with it as well. I particularly appreciate the weather as I can breathe freely in Arizona! The air is so dry, with next to no humidity. The vegetation is not blooming extensively because only things that can thrive in...

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Six Countries in Twenty-three Days

Welcome to Europe! Our latest journey had us visiting six countries in twenty-three days. The holidays are all about family, and this Allergic Traveler desperately wanted to hug her French nephew and niece. To do this, one must travel to France! As we knew we were going to be in Europe for some time, we wanted to see as much as we could, while spending time with the family as well. Our venture began in France, then continued to Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Belgium and Great Britain. There is so much to tell. We saw so much and we did so much! As I  look back, trying to determine what to share with all of you, one thing stood out among everything else…..that was the little amount of time we actually spent in restaurants. Over twenty-three days, one would need to...

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What I get from the Gluten Free & Allergen Free Wellness event?

I have been doing the Gluten Free and Allergen Free Wellness event for years. There are many reasons why I do this event. Let me tell you about what I get from The Gluten Free & Allergen Free Wellness event. To begin with, it is an event that fosters a safe feeling. There are various vendors that exhibit at this event that have gluten free food, peanut free food, egg free, dairy free, etc. The list goes on. Having food allergies all my life, and being able to attend such an event where I can eat 90% of the food there, is not only unheard of but it also wonderful. Rarely does this Allergic Traveler ever get the chance to be a pig! There is such a smorgasbord of food that you would think that my allergies disappeared for the day. The other great thing about this...

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