7 ways to decrease allergens inside your home- Scratch Mommy

7 Ways To Allergen Proof Your Home

There was once a time when I didn’t even think about allergens in my home. Of course, spring would come and I’d deal with seasonal allergies, but that all had to do with the great outdoors so I didn’t think about inside my home. Then I had baby number two and things started changing. He was my eczema baby. It’s amazing …

Allergy-Friendly Fruit Pizza Recipe {Dairy-Free, Grain-Free, Nut Free, No Refined Sugar}

Allergy Friendly Fruit Pizza Recipe {NO: grains, dairy, refined sugar, nuts!}

At this very moment, while I type this blog post, there are crumbs on my keyboard and blueberry juices on my face. Why? Because I can’t stop myself from eating every last bite of my latest yummy #fromscratch concoction- a delicious grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free AND nut-free Fruit Pizza. You’ve all had the classic fruit pizza, right? The one that’s …

Individual Dairy-Free Coconut Coffee Creamer

Individual Dairy-Free Coconut Coffee Creamer {Recipe}

For as long as I can remember, dairy products have bothered my stomach. For most of my life I ignored the uncomfortable digestive issues and just ate dairy anyway. Occasionally I’d take the lactose intolerance pills whenever I was eating diary, but they came with a whole host of other frustrating stomach problems. I wasn’t willing to completely give up …

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The Truth About Sweeteners {and How to Substitute for Sugar}

Most packaged and processed foods contain sugar and/or corn syrup. They may be convenient, but at what cost? Our bodies deserve whole foods. By learning a few new recipes (such as sugar-free bars and muffins that can travel and freeze well) or by learning to substitute natural sweeteners in favorite recipes, we can ditch the packaged convenience foods and embrace …

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The ‘Shotgun’ Approach To Treating Severe Eczema

Warning: This post contains graphic photos of eczema. Not for the squeamish.  As many of you may know, I have suffered from eczema basically since birth. In the past three years it has taken over my life…literally. Like many of you who suffer, I have tried just about everything… The typical corticosteroid ointments and creams (which we know do harm over …

I Gave My Toddler A Choice…

As you may know, I run a scratch kitchen. I do this for several reasons… It all started because of ‘alleged’ food allergies (which we are healing) I learned what GMOs were I realized the “food” we had been eating wasn’t really food…at all My family deserves better, healthy, *real* food and I can provide that (I’ve learned to, anyway) …