Allergy-friendly Organic Candy Canes

I finally found them!

Organic Candy Canes by YumEarth

And they were on sale this weekend at Sprouts from $6 to about $3! I bought the last two boxes.

And when I arrived home, my daughter saw them and wanted to try one.

Of course she didn’t finish the whole cane, but I am happy she was able to taste one, without worrying about her allergies. These candy canes are vegan, kosher, gluten-free, organic & non-GMO, and manufactured & packaged in a peanut & tree nut FREE facility. And the candy canes are made without: soy, egg, dairy, fish, shellfish, peanuts or tree nuts, artificial dyes, and NO high fructose corn syrup!

Candy canes are usually my favorite treats during the Christmas holiday, so I am so happy my Little Miss tasted one this year! Maybe later we will try the candy canes in hot chocolate….

What is one of your favorite holiday treats to share with others?

Trader Joe’s Cornbread Stuffing & Mini Marshmallows


My brother and I usually cook the Thanksgiving lunch at my parents’ home in Florida. This year I used the Cornbread Stuffing mix and mini marshmallows from Trader Joe’s. Both products are vegan, so my daughter was able to enjoy the Thanksgiving side dishes with my family and I. 

I used the mini marshmallows  to top the sweet potato casserole. You can find the recipe for the sweet potato casserole on the recipes page of this blog. The cornbread stuffing box recipe was easy to follow, too. Both products from Trader Joe’s were delicious as always!

Chocolate Chip Waffles for Halloween

It’s another Minnie Mouse Waffle Saturdays over here and it’s Halloween today! We cannot get enough of the Birch Benders Pancake & Waffle mixes . This time I am making Minnie Mouse waffles with the Birch Blenders chocolate chip pancake & waffle mix. 

My daughter loved the chocolate chip waffles!

As mentioned in a previous post, this and the Organic Classic pancake & waffle mixes can be considered as vegan and are allergy-friendly to dairy, eggs, and peanuts allergies. All you do is add water and oil to these mixes.

Remember to always check the labels for allergens. Some of the Birch Benders pancake & waffle mixes do contain milk, eggs, and nuts, like the protein & paleo mixes.

Buzzing for Organic Honey

Thanks to Nature Nate’s for sending me a sweet box* of their #organic honey minis!

Before I became a a #NatureNates #HoneyBeeAmbassador for 2020, I was disappointed with the honey they had at the local grocery store. But I decided to try Nature Nate’s organic honey one day and it has been the only honey I buy now! You can tell the cleanness and purity of Nature Nate’s honey. Even though I prefer the organic honey, the non-organic honey is pretty tasty too!

*I received this box of FREE honey minis as a Nature Nate’s Honey Bee Ambassador for 2020 to share the sweet honey love!

Minnie Mouse Waffle Saturdays

We love making Minnie Mouse waffles over here! Unfortunately, the Enjoy Life Pancake + Waffle mix has become harder to find. So when I found the Organic Classis Birch Benders pancake and waffle mix , I was so excited! 


All you do is simply add oil and water. It’s practically #vegan too! Unfortunately, there is wheat in this product so please be aware if you have this allergy!

The waffle taste is similar to buttermilk pancakes/waffles, so this mix is a hit at our house for Minnie Mouse Waffle Saturdays!

Remember to always check the labels for allergens. Some of the Birch Benders pancake & waffle mixes do contain milk, eggs, and nuts, like the protein & paleo mixes.


Enjoy Life More With This Pancake + Waffle Mix

I believe for mothers with children who have food allergies, the Enjoy Life products have been a godsend! I have been worried that my daughter will miss out on certain foods that my husband and I enjoy. So I was happy when I saw that Enjoy Life made a Pancake + Waffle mix!

And, we recently ordered a Minnie Mouse waffle maker so my daughter is extra excited to have allergy-friendly Minnie Mouse waffles.

I think we will make it a Saturday thing to have these yummy Minnie Mouse waffles!

Yes, Fish Sauce is Delicious!

What is Fish Sauce? Read this informative Bonappetit article regarding how fish sauce is made and why it is used. 

Fish sauce is definitely a necessity that my husband and I use when we cook meals here! I have tried the Red Boat brand, but honestly I do not believe it’s all the hype for the price. My husband and I prefer this Megachef Premium Fish Sauce:


This fish sauce is all natural, no added colors, no MSG, no preservatives, and everything we would want in a fish sauce!

Interestingly, my daughter’s recent allergy tests showed that she is allergic to fish, some species more than others. However, she can tolerate fish sauce in her food, especially when I add it in one of her favorite Filipino dishes- chicken arroz caldo. Don’t worry! I will post a recipe for chicken arroz caldo soon.

P.S. Food allergies are so weird.