Monday, October 31, 2011

My son just turned 9 yesterday.  I can't believe it!  We had lots of fun celebrating. 

But, what did we eat?  We had chocolate cupcakes with either vanilla or coconut frosting and marble cake (vanilla and chocolate swirled together) with an awesome picture of a soccer ball floating on water decorated by Casey's Aunt Laura.  We had these treats because these were the desserts that our family NEEDED to have when our diets changed due to lifestyle (we're vegan) and necessity (Casey's allergies).  Since then, I've developed hundreds of recipes that make delicious food safe and accessible to everyone, including those folks with restricted diets.  We have had donuts and lasagna and pancakes and cookies.  When we see something we must have; we figure out a way to have it.

Now, I want to hear from you.  Is there something that you or your family would really love to eat, but you can't figure it out with your new diet?  I'm up for a challenge.  Leave us a comment here or on Facebook, and I'll put my mind to figuring out how to make what you want Welcoming Kitchen-friendly (vegan, allergen-free and gluten-free).

You already do so much for me, but I'm going to ask you to do something else.  Can you please vote for Welcoming Kitchen as a top Food Allergy Mom Blog on Circle of Moms?  You can vote once a day until Nov. 16.

I'm a little uncomfortable with the popularity contest nature of this.  I think it's worth pursuing, though, because we can get the word out to so many new people that you can make any kitchen a Welcoming Kitchen.  I have already heard from people who were happy to find a place that met their needs on the web because of this contest.  Will you help us reach some more people, please?

Thank you!

Happy Cooking!


  1. I would like to make marshmallows that are vegan (no milk, egg, or gelatin), corn free, top 8 free, oat free, and grape free. Tall order, I know! :)

  2. Homa,

    I accept the challenge! I am going to work on it so hopefully for the holidays! We'll have to see ...


  3. I've just discovered your blog - what a delight:)
    I look forward to visiting often