Martha Stewart to the Rescue


If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you’ll remember that two of my four children have food allergies. Ben is allergic to eggs, nuts, dairy products, and soy. Noah is allergic to eggs, nuts, and some fish. Many foods are off-limits to them.

It’s difficult finding recipes for the yummies that do not use eggs or milk. I think the most difficult item is “the birthday cake.”

For Noah’s first birthday I attempted an allergen-free cake. The cake itself was dense like pound cake and tasted like play dough. The icing, the most important component of the cake experience, was almost tasty. Almost.

Remember when I discovered Babycakes? Well, I made those brownies for Benjamin’s birthday party last year. The overwhelming response was, “These would be really good if I didn’t know what a real brownie tasted like.” Not rude, just true. The important thing was that Benjamin had something resembling cake in which to put a candle, and he loved them.

The organic and allergen-free food market is booming business right now. The creative minds at Martha Stewart, Inc. have figured this out. Her big idea people had a big idea to publish a magazine dedicated to those with food allergies…I mean, sensitivities. Description:

a special magazine that offers delicious allergy-friendly recipes, making life for people with food allergies and sensitivities easier and more delicious. Millions of people, including myself, can’t eat nuts, dairy, wheat or gluten, and I’d like to empower people to make great recipes even if they can’t use all the standard ingredients.

This is the clip from the show, and it’s the fourth pitch.

I know several women who read my blog have to deal with food sensitivities in their children, too. Be on the lookout!

6 Comments on “Martha Stewart to the Rescue

  1. That would be wonderful! I love many of her recipes, especially the Everyday Food magazine.Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I think it’s humorous how different our approaches are to this issue. You are always looking for ways to make the things that we enjoy (like cake) that allow the boys to have them as well, whereas I gravitate toward finding things they can eat (like sorbet) but are different.Your way is more creative. My way doesn’t require lots of effort to prepare things that end up tasting pretty weird.

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  3. Leslie Woman~thanks for the comment on my blog 🙂 you’re so right…those cookies aren’t helping . . . but then, they are :-)great blog you got going here…blessings….lylah

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  4. My oldest son has the same allergies that your son has– though I think he has a touch of wheat allergy too.You mention that Martha Stewart has something especially devoted to his allergy? It is something that you can buy, or a show, or what?

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  5. MIntheGap, her company is planning to publish a magazine devoted to recipes and alternatives for those with food sensitivities.

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  6. Oh I’ll have to send this link to a couple of my nieces with food sensitivities. Again I say hats off to you and others that have to really work at being careful how they cook…

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