Our Downloadable Recipe E-booklets and PDFs
The family here at the Allergen Free Kitchen has put together 12 of our favourite soup recipes in an easy to download PDF. The collection includes 10 of our most popular top8/9 allergy friendly soup recipes from our website and 2 others that are not on the site. Click the button to be re-directed to the download, enter you email address, and check your inbox and junk folders for the link to the PDF download.
Warm up for soup season with our allergy friendly 12 Recipe Soup Collection. This guide contains recipes that are all free from the top 8/9 allergens (except coconut becuase coconut is not classified as a tree nut in Canada). The soups are also all gluten and dairy free, and some are vegan.
Hallowe'en Teal Pumpkin Downloadable Poster
Ever since Katherine was young her family has always given out alternatives to food treats at Hallowe'en. It all started for her when her sibling was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and was sad that there weren't options for kids who couldn't have candy and sugar. Their mum started to offer other choices, like glowsticks and stickers, to kids as an option, instead of candy.
This was before the Teal Pumpkin Project had been developed but today we sign our house up to participate in Fare's Teal Pumpkin Project for our kids and others like them.
When Katherine was older she kept up this tradition and with our kids, who have food allergies, we have joined those that put out a Teal Pumpkin to show they have treats other than candy for Hallowe'en at our home.
Over the years the poster they put up has changed from a hand drawn sign to a poster they print up and stick to the door. In addition, we up out a ceramic teal pumpkin near the sidewalk past our house to let parents and kids know we have allergy friendly options.
Some of the treats we give away are toy cars, stickers, pencils, braclets, glowsticks, and hallowe'en themed toys.
For more information on the Teal Pumpkin
Click on the button below to get a downloadable PDF copy of the Hallowe'en Poster for your home.
Allergy Resssource Websites
There are many amazing allergy ressource sites. Here is a list of our favourites from our food allergy experince that may be helpful. These sites are all in English:
In the United States:
Food Allergy & Anaphylasis Connection Team (FAACT) - Home Page
A website for parents and adults on advocacy, education, and connection to others about food allergies. Along with those tasks as a part of their mission FAACT also has as their mission to raise awareness for those with food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxisis. They offer support and education about food allergies and research surrounding it. There is a plethora of ressouces on the FAACT site, for those newly diagnosed to those looking for accomodations related to their food allergies. One offering that is different from other food allergy advocacy organisations is their behavorial ressources for the psychological impacts that living with food allergies can have, find the link to those pages here.
Food Alergy Research & Education (FARE) - Home Page
Focusing on educaton and advocacy for those living with food allergies. With a mission to improve the quality of life and the health of those with food allergies, FARE has been a part of advocay and reseacrh for those with food allergies in the 10 years it has been active. They have ressources for those with food allergies on their site ranging from an online community to join, the essentials for those newly diagnosed or wanting to better inform themselves, and ressources for teens, children, families, educators and more. Check out all their resources on their Living With Food Allergies Page.
Snack Safely - Home Page
A food allergy media company that compiles information lists of snack foods that are allergy friendly. It is comprised of three parts. The first is a blog for information and advocacy on food allergy issues. The Safe Snack Guide is the second part that focuses on breaking down foods products that may be safe for some with allergies in to lists of allergies (always do your own research and contact manufacturers as recipes and prcedures change). Lastly, Allergence, their product screening process.
For more information on all they have to offer chek out the Snack Safely Media Kit.
Recalls, Reporting and Alerts on Food - in The United States of America
In the US, there are 2 sites (USDA & FDA) to sign up to for the most up to date information on food recalls, alerts from, and where you would report issues with food to. If there are undeclared allergens in foods they will be listed on one or both of the sites to be sure to check both.
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA - Recalls
US Food & Drug Administration, FDA - Recalls
Celiac Disease Foundation - Home Page
An information ressouce of verified medical information for those with Celiac's Disease, affected by it, or thos ein the field of Celiac's Disease. The information is verified by the medical board of the Celiac Disease Foundation's Medical Advisory Board to ensure accuracy. They have information and resources about the disease, gluten, and research.
National Celiac Association (NCA) - Home Page
The NCA is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to educate, empower and advocate for individuals with celiac's disease and gluten intolerance in the United States. They have suppoet groups, a restaurant guide, and events specifically for those who require a gluten free diet.
Beyond Celiac - Home Page
Is a 20 year old patient advocacy, diagnosis, and research organisation for Celiac's Disease. Their goal is to live in a world beyond Celiac. They have a science plan to move foward the world where there are fewer biases and barriers for those with Celiac Disease.
Celiac.com - Home Page
The first Celiac dedicated website, as described in their about pages. Started as a forum site for those with Celiac Disease by one diagnosed with Celiacs it now features many medical articles and papers on the subject of Celiac's Disease. The site continues to offer forums, articles, and clubs for almost the past 30 years.
Food Allergy Canada - Home Page
The site for Food Allergies in Canada can be found at Food Allergy Canada. There they have information all about the basics of food allergies. It is essential site for Canadians with food allergies or those with loved ones with them or who wish to learn more about them. They have loads of ressources about what foods are considered priority allergens in Canada, to how to stay safe, and ressources for teens.
Celiac Canada - Home Page
The go to site for Canadians with Celiac's Disease. Celiac Canada is celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2023 and has a wealth of information for those who are celiac.
The Government of Canada - Health Site- Food Allergies
This site provides basic information on the top food allergens and what food allergies are. It has links to more informative pages within its site about Food Allergies and Intolerances where it explains the difference between the two.
The Government of Canada - Food Allergen Labelling, the List of Ingredients and Allergens on Food Labels, and Allergens and Gluten Sources Labelling
This is a site that is important for all of those living or visiting Canada with Food allergies. It has the current information on what the Canadian Govermnent Laws are for listing common allergens on food labels. There are exceptions to the labelling that are important to note such as goods baked on site, Alcohol, and regulatory amendments.
Canada does not require mandatory "May Contain" statemnts, nor does it regulate them as of October, 2023. See this article from Food Allergy Canada, for more information.
Recalls, Reporting and Alerts on Food - in Canada
This site is important to sign up for to get the most up to date information on food recalls, alerts from, and where you would report issues with food to. If there are undeclared allergens in foods, it does happen from time to time, unfortunetly, they recalls and details will be listed on this site from the Government of Canada.
These are by no means a comprehensive list. If we have missed your favourite resource please send us an email as we would love to check it out and include it here for others.
Allergy Friendly Recipe Sites
- Strength and Sunshine - Home Page - Top 9 Allergen Free and Vegan, Allergy Friendly
- National Celiac Association - Recipe Page - Gluten Free Recipes
- Celiac.com - Recipe Page - Gluten Free Recipes
- Nut Free Wok - Home Page - Nut Free, Allergy Aware Asian Fare
- As Fit as a Mama Bear - Home Page- Dairy Free and Gluten Free, Allergy Friendly
- FARE - Recipe Page - Allergy Friendly, Varying Allergens
- Allergylicious - Recipe Page - Allergy Friendly, Varying Allergens
- Allergy Awesomeness - Recipe Page - Allergy Friendly, Top 8/9 Allergen and varying allergens
- The Pretty Bee - Recipe Page - Allergy Friendly, Varying Allergens
We have no affiliation to any of these resources. The lisitng of these websites is solely for informational purposes and not to be taken as a complete or acurate list of resources available for those with food allergies. No compensation or exchange of goods, services, money, or any other compensitory nature has been given to list the external resources on this page.
The Allergen Free Kitchen is not endorsing or promoting any of these third party sites, nor does The Allergen Free Kitchen promote any label reading apps.