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Charmaine Patient Expert

Bend, Oregon
I am the mother of 3 girls with multiple food allergies. My husband and my mother also have food... Full Bio
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Ice Cream Cake (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free) by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies It would appear that my blogging days are coming to an end, and it has occurred to me that every time I open up my blog (and possibly forever more, when anyone finds thems ... Read on »
Review Of The Sneaky Chef's No-Nut Butter and my recipe for No-Nut Butter Cookies :) by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I received some products to try from The Sneaky Chef. One is a smooth pasta sauce, which I haven't tried yet, but will probably be reviewing next. The other is No-Nut Butt ... Read on »
Super Good, Gluten Free, Vegan Pancakes! (aka Pancakes for Syrup) by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I have tried a lot of pancake recipes. Some of them I invented, some of them I borrowed, none of them spectacular...until now. I found this pancake recipe  at Cinnamon Qui ... Read on »
Mini Gingerbread Houses With Egg-Free Royal Icing (Top 8 Allergen Free) by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies It seems like every year we have less and less time for the fun crafty things at Christmas. These were our quick fix answer to "gingerbread" houses. We used Kinnikinnick ... Read on »
Vegan Black Bean Chili by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The leaves are changing color, the weather is damp and dreary...it feels like time for a warm bowl of chili! My chili (as with most of my recipes) is child friendly. Tha ... Read on »
Free Epipens for School! by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies How many EpiPens have you had to purchase and then discard over the years? Don't get me wrong, I'm glad we didn't have to use ours. Still, I have 3 girls, times one two ... Read on »
Enjoy Life's Fabulous New Snack: Plentils by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Plentils are a wonderful new chip/cracker from Enjoy Life that are made from lentils. These things are amazing! I really don't know where to start. First of all, I am al ... Read on »
Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork (Gluten Free) and Vegan Coleslaw by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This meal just screamed summer time outdoor picnic to me...but today it's raining. Fortunately it tasted just as good indoors. I set the crock pot before I went to work. ... Read on »
Surf Sweets Spring Mix Jelly Bean Scones by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies You are looking at the Grand Prize Winner of the Surf Sweets Jelly Bean Blogger Bake-Off! Can you believe it?? I'm still in shock. The Surf Sweets organic candy company in ... Read on »
The Healthy Gluten-Free Life: Book Review and a Delicious Recipe for Ginger Lime Chicken Bites by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I tried to put a link to the book here, but it's not working. If you would like to order The Healthy Gluten-Free Life online through Amazon at a discount you can use my li ... Read on »
Not Nuts Seed and Fruit Mixes-YUM! by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies OK, so, I am borrowing pictures from the Ejoy Life website because I wasn't able to get a picture of my Not Nuts fruit and seed mixes before they were ripped open and eaten ... Read on »
Enjoy Life's Crunchy Cookie Collection by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies First of all I need to apologize to the wonderful people at Enjoy life, they sent these cookies for me to review a month ago, and I am just now getting around to it. The c ... Read on »
Egg Free Royal Icing by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies As usual, I have no time to make or post anything new, but I thought at the very least I could re-post my egg free royal icing recipe. I don't think I could live without i ... Read on »
Mini Cherry Pies: Gluten Free and Vegan by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I had not planned to post this, it was an afterthought really. The rest of the family is having cheesecake for dessert on Thanksgiving and Emily asked for cherry pie. I wa ... Read on »
Enjoy Life Mega Chunks and Banana Oatmeal Mega Chunk Cookies by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I was so excited when I heard about Enjoy Life's new Mega Chunks, but then I couldn't find them in my local store. Then Enjoy Life contacted me and asked if I would like t ... Read on »
"The Allergy Free Cook Bakes Bread" Gluten Free, Egg Free, and Dairy Free! by Laurie Sadowski by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I am reviewing a new cookbook this week, The Allergy Free Cook Bakes Bread. It is available HERE on Amazon for only $10.91! If you are new to gluten free cooking this book ... Read on »
"Lunch Box" Gluten Free Apple Pies by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I thought these would make great little take-along pies for Emily's school lunches, that was the plan anyway.I guess I didn't really think it through, because we made them ... Read on »
Human Rumination Syndrome by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This isn't really a formal post. It has just occured to me that I need help and information, and I have this forum to put my plea out into the world wide web, and I have fou ... Read on »
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins-Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Egg Free by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Well, we have probably all noticed that I don't seem to have time to create new recipes anymore, but I do find myself drawing on other great bloggers recipes from time ... Read on »
Kelapo Virgin Coconut Oil and Gluten Free Vegan Almond Cookies by Charmaine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I have decided in this post to do a review and a recipe at the same time. I was sent a jar of Kelapo Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil, and I have been having so much fun wi ... Read on »