On where families new to food allergies should begin:
"The best thing you can do is to get everything you can’t eat out of the house so you really have the opportunity to start fresh. Cook meals that the whole family wants to eat — moms get really caught up in accommodating everyone and become like short-order cooks, especially if they have one child with an allergy and the rest of the family doesn’t really want to eat "that way." If you can find recipes that everyone likes, it makes this possible.
"If you focus less on what you can’t have and think about all of the things you can have, it’s probably a lot. People don’t even realize they’re eating 'without' the other things. My husband doesn’t have any allergies but he doesn’t even know the difference between this food and what he used to eat. He doesn’t mind meals without certain ingredients because everything is delicious."