Thanks so much for stopping by.  Over the past 9 years, we have been cooking and baking in a food allergy safe home.  I’m happy to share all the information I know to help you build confidence, find support and become an amazing allergy friendly cook in your own home.  I feel like we’re going to be great friends, so here’s a few things I need to you to know…


Please keep in mind:



I am not: a medical doctor.  I am a Board Certified Health Coach and mom who has learned over the years how to navigate through living with restrictive diets.  I understand that no two allergies are the same and hopefully my recipes can help you in some way or another.  Nothing mentioned here is to diagnose, treat, or prevent a medical illness.  If you suspect you have a food allergy, you should go see a food allergy specialist, not WebMD.


I do express my personal thoughts, opinions and stories in order to share what has worked for us.  It may not work for you, therefore it is up to you to research, talk to a physician, and/or make sure to read ingredient labels as those are always changing. If there is a topic I discuss on this site that you are curious about,  I would be happy to direct you to further research OR you can contact your physician with any questions you may have.  I cannot be held responsible for actions resulting from reading anything on my website.


Although I am a Health Coach, our “healthy” may not mean the same thing to you.  Healthy for us, is eating foods that do not contain our food allergens because that would actually kill my son.    Therefore, you know your own needs best and you are responsible for making sure ingredients in recipes are safe for you or your loved ones.



This site could contain sponsored posts , ads and affiliate links from Gourmet Foods and  Amazon.com.  Please don’t feel pressured to make a purchase, however these ads help sponsor and keep this page running.  The Amazon links are there to help you identify what the products I use or recommend so that you know what they look like, can read the labels and order them if you so desire.  Having said all that… please consider clicking through my links if you need to purchase something.  Blogging takes a lot work and time.   The best part is, it adds NO additional cost to you when you purchase through a Gourmet Foods Ad or Amazon and I would, however, get a tiny profit.

Occasionally, an allergy-food product is sent to me for review or to share with my readers.  I will be sure to include that information in my post, so you know it was a sponsored blog article.  All opinions are still my own and cannot be thought of as anything else.I hope you can find some recipes that work for you and your family.  If you make one of my recipes I’d love to hear about it in the “Comments” section or see any of your own photos on Twitter (@nicoledawson1) or on Instagram (@xanderfriendlyfoods).



All photos (unless otherwise stated) are my original work that is copyright protected.  If you would like to use one of my photos please contact me before using them.   I work very hard and spend a lot of time producing amazing photos for this blog and I’d hate for anyone to use (steal) my images without my knowledge.

Thank you for understanding that formalities need to be included in this site.   If you have any questions, I’d love to hear from you.