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

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