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Kelly R. Patient Expert

Chicago, Illinois
I am a mother of four young children in suburban Chicago. My second child, John, was diagnosed at age one with severe dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut and legume allergy. He is also asthmatic so the likelihood of a life threatening reaction from food is increased. I spent a few years learning the... Full Bio
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I’m BACK! by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training First of all, I want to apologize for being such a loser blogger. I’ve had several, OK lots, of people email me asking where I have been these past few months. They want t ... Read on »
Giving Thanks…. by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Is Thanksgiving really just two days away? Usually by now I would normally have scoured the Internet, foodie mags and my huge collection of cookbooks for new recipes to ... Read on »
Tears in Heaven…. by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Me with the beautiful Bay Area Walk organizer Sharon Wong! I just returned from San Jose last night, where the Bay Area FARE Walk/Run for Food Allergy in honor of ... Read on »
Too busy to cook…sigh. by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Well, I only wish I could proclaim to my family on the busiest of nights that I’m simply too busy to cook, But the reality is, even if I didn’t have a child with food al ... Read on »
Will Farrell’s Bit at the 2013 Emmy’s….were you offended? by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Hi Peeps! An interesting discussion started on my Facebook feed today about my choice of sharing a video of Will Farrell at the 2013 Emmy Awards. As you may or may not h ... Read on »
Back to School…What’s for dinner? by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Today all my kids went back to school. I’ve waited for this day for a very, very long time.  For the past 13 years I’ve been very lucky to stay at home with my five chil ... Read on »
Natalie Giorgi… by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training If you are a parent of a food allergic child, you probably already know who Natalie Giorgi was, and every detail surrounding her tragic death July 26th from an allergic re ... Read on »
Join me tomorrow at Google+ to talk all about food allergies and more! by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Hi everyone! Is it really August already? Many of you already have kids going back to school starting today, and many of you will send kiddos to school in the coming weeks ... Read on »
Summer update and a recipe for my daughter’s favorite breakfast…. by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Hello Peeps! Hope everyone is having a peaceful and relaxing summer. I wish I could say the same; it’s been crazier than usual as all my kids are home for the summer (tr ... Read on »
Dairy Free Mac and Cheese….& a signed cookbook giveaway! by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Before my newest book , The Food Allergy Mama’s Easy, Fast Family Meals came out in February, I used to get emails all the time about how to make a dairy free, clas ... Read on »
Allergy Friendly Pesto Pasta with Green Beans and Potatoes by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Allergy- friendly Pesto Pasta with Green Beans and Potatoes is the epitome of springtime’s finest produce. The success of the dish relies on the quality of the ingredien ... Read on »
Oatmeal Creme Pies on CBS Chicago by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training February 22, 2013: Kelly guests on CBS Chicago to demonstrate how she makes Dairy, Egg and Nut Free Oatmeal Creme Pies . Read on »
Yogurt Parfaits on NBC Chicago with Dr. Sandy Goldberg by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training February 23, 2013: Kelly shows Dr. Sandy Goldberg how to make Yogurt Parfaits on NBC Chicago . Read on »
Creamy Tomato Soup on WGN Midday News Lunchbreak by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training February 21, 2013: Lunchbreak segment with WGN-TV’s Dina Bair on their Midday News, making Creamy Tomato Soup. See the recipe here: Lunchbreak: The Food Alle ... Read on »
Valentine’s Day…from a food allergy mama’s perspective…. by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Happy Valentine’s Day to you all. I hope you all have had a great day making your allergy-friendly pancakes, waffles, cookies, cupcakes and cakes. I hope your sweet little ... Read on »
Thank you thank you thank you!!! by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Hi Everyone!!! Thank you so much for the awesome response to my new cookbook giveaway! Two winners were selected at random and have already been notified. I LOVED read ... Read on »
The Food Allergy Mama’s Easy, Fast Family Meals is here! (and a GIVEAWAY of TWO BOOKS!!) by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I can’t believe it, but my newest book The Food Allergy Mama’s Easy, Fast Family Meals is FINALLY out! It feels like forever since I started working on this book, even t ... Read on »
My Go-To Busy Night Dinner…Turkey Sloppy Joes (John’s FAVE!) by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Happy winter to you all! First of all, HUGE thanks to everyone who submitted a comment to my previous post. Your responses were overwhelming; beautiful, inspiring, funny ... Read on »
A Must-Have Allergy Friendly Cookbook…. by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I’m a loudmouth, and when I believe in something, or like something, I feel like I must shout it out to the world so everyone else knows. This is exactly how I feel about ... Read on »
Stay tuned…. by Kelly R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Happy holidays my friends! The New Year is right around the corner, and with that will be the debut of my new and improved website for Food Allergy Mama! I’ve taken many o ... Read on »