Monday, December 23, 2019

2019 Holiday cookies: gluten free, nut free, artificial dye free and Amazingly tasty!


My son is gluten free and it is sometimes challenging to find a good recipe for Christmas cookies that is both gluten free and taste amazing- this recipe is - simply pit- amazing. The cookies came out perfectly crispy and just... amazing.

We used Bobs Red 1:1 gluten free flour and all organic ingredients.  

Of note: natural food coloring is not as ‘bright’ as artificial ( especially the red and blue) which I kind of love but worth noting! 

My Amazon shop has the food coloring and sprinkles that are artificial dye free! 

Happy Holidays! 


Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies (makes 1 dozen large cookies)
Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

When your Favorite Lunchbox Contains Harmful Water Repellant Chemicals




Add our go-to favorite lunchbox Planetbox to the list of products that contain PFAS chemicals.

My heart almost stopped when I thoroughly read the description to their carry boxes on their website

 “ Inside fabric is polyester with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish for a convenient wipe down surface.”

By now, I know that “DWR”  almost always means that a member of the PFAS  Perfluorocarbons ) family has been used as a base for treating fabrics and making them repel moisture.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

2019: So Many New Car Seats Available Without Flame Retardant Chemicals!


Photo credit:  @kotuttle



Looking for a flame retardant free car seat? Finally after years of covering this topic I can say that you truly have a CHOICE.  

The Ecology Center, after 10 years of being the main independent source of chemical testing of car seats, today published a new report on the state of flame retardant chemicals in children’s car seats.  The main takeaway? Lots of progress.  Just 3 years ago in 2016, not a single toxic-free children’s car seat was available.   Today there are 16 toxic flame retardant-free car seat models available for purchase. 

Yes there is room for improvement in the market, but lots to celebrate too….

What's NEW in 2019

AMAZING NEWS!
FIVE manufacturers have introduced a total of 16 FR-free children’s car seats.