by Emile Baker

May 9, 2019

There is a false assumption that schools already have adequate policies and procedures in place that cover the specific needs of all children with food allergies. I have been guilty of this assumption myself, before my daughter started public school. You hear that a sc...

January 22, 2018

Around New Year's Eve I had a strange inclination to try to make doughnuts from scratch. Yet, how could I make them, egg, dairy, and nut free? Would they even be good? I really wanted to make something my little girl would enjoy and I was interested in using yeast for...

January 13, 2018


2 and 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup of unsalted dairy free margarine, melted and cooled

1 cup of granulated sugar

2 ripe bananas (smooshed with a fork)

1 cup of dairy free milk

1 tbsp vanilla extract 

1 1/2...

October 6, 2017

She looked at me with her almond eyes full of thought, as if she understood everything. After a long pause she softly said, "It's okay, Mommy. I won't care if no one sits with me at lunch time." My heart broke for her. At four years old, she was exceptionally perceptiv...

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Emile is a stay-at-home to two children and former psychotherapist and clinical social worker. She cares for her young daughter, who has life-threatening food allergies to eggs, milk, peanuts, and tree nuts.She started Teal Living and to help spread awareness and provide support for other food allergy families. Find this blog on FB, Instagram, and here!

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