Once upon a time I cooked and ate whatever I wanted to without giving ingredients a second thought ... then I became a mother. When my eldest son was 5 months old, we discovered the hard way (a visit to the ER) that he had a severe allergy to milk. A few months later we discovered he was also anaphylactic to eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat and chicken. My initial reaction: PANIC!! But with time, practice, and many errors, I now enjoy cooking allergen free food and goodies so that my 3 children, 2 of which have multiple food allergies, can enjoy the same treats that other kids are eating.