Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bathroom Set by e-cloth ~ Compare to Norwex and Save!

e-cloth has announced several new Value Sets that will save you even more money on chemical-free cleaning!  Today I am going to highlight the Bathroom Value Set...I own all these pieces and truly love them all.  All these e-cloths separately would be $36.96.  Save an extra 32 percent on these already super affordable e-cloths!  

Yes, you can clean the bathroom with just e-cloth and water.  The only cleaner that I use in my bathroom now is IN the toilet bowl.  Everything else just gets water and e-cloth...tub, sink, floor, mirrors, faucets, and around the toilet.   

The Bathroom Cloth (yellow) is super plush, more than the General Purpose Cloth, and is great for wet bathrooms.  I wipe our bathroom sink daily with this!  It will also clean around the outside of toilets and in showers/tubs.  Use a clean Bathroom Cloth as the first step to wiping mirrors, faucets, windows, and shower doors clean, and then follow up with the Polishing Cloth.  Also try your Bathroom Cloth on tile and on the wall.

The Bathroom Polishing Cloth (yellow) and the Glass Polishing Cloth (coral) work in the same way.  They will polish mirrors, faucets, windows, and shower doors to streak-free clean. You can never have enough of these on hand!

The Washing Up Pad, with its scrubby side, works great on soap scum build-up.  

And the Cleaning Pad I actually use in the kitchen for Graham's daily spills.  It makes a great make-shift mop for the floor...I know from experience.  ;)  

I really like the price point on this set!  Get 5 very popular e-cloths for under $25!  

This Bathroom Value Set ($24.99) Includes:

(1) Bathroom Pack
(1) Glass & Polishing Cloth
(1) Washing Up Pad
(1) Cleaning Pad

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Dairy-Free & Egg-Free Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Original Post:  9-20-09

These are more of a cake texture than an actual chocolate chip cookie texture, but they are still good. They would be soft enough for little ones without teeth.  My boys gobble these up.  I'm going to miss the zucchini harvest until next year.  :(

1/2 cup sugar (I use stevia)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup dairy-free margarine
3 Tbs applesauce, 1 flax egg, or 1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour (or a mix of white and wheat)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1 cup grated zucchini
1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips

Cream together sugars, egg, vanilla, and margarine.  Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir well. Add zucchini and chocolate chips.
Bake at 350°F until done, golden and spring back to the touch.

Universal Stone from e-cloth Removes Sharpie!

During a creative project at the kitchen table with the kids, I noticed that Graham got about 3 inches of permanent marker on our kitchen table. Before I had a cow, I tried my Universal Stone on it and this is what happened...well, this is a reenactment but you get the idea...

Read more about the amazing Universal Stone cleaner, sold right here at Milk Allergy Mom.  Compare this to the Norwex Cleaning Paste and get more bang for your buck.  Universal Stone is biodegradable and safe for kids and pets.  A little goes a long way, too!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Dairy-Free Ibotta Rebates


I just got 25 cents back for buying bread and another 25 cents back for buying eggs.  Now I'm headed to the store again to stock up on some more dairy-free products with Ibotta rebates, and when I hit $5 in refunds...I get to cash out with a Paypal payment or even a Starbucks card!  :)

If you haven't already signed up for the Ibotta app, now is a great time because there are some dairy-free and allergy-friendly products on which you can get money back!  

Ibotta is not a coupon app, so you can use coupons on top of and in conjunction with the Ibotta app. Ibotta is a MONEY BACK app.  So you make your purchase, and then you go home to redeem your refunds.

The offers are ever-changing, but here are some of the cash back items that I will be buying this weekend:

Make sure you shop at the stores that match the items.  There are many to choose from like Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, and tons of grocery stores.  The products overlap to various stores so you can often shop where it's most convenient for you.  

If you would like to sign up for Ibotta, we would be most grateful if you would kindly use our referral link so we can keep coming back to let you know about new dairy-free Ibotta offers as they pop up!  

Monday, August 11, 2014

Norwex Cleaning Paste & e-cloth's Universal Stone

Re-post from 1-13-14 because we are BACK IN STOCK!  :) 

Before it was available to customers, I was able to try out the Universal Stone cleaning paste. After several test runs with it, I could not wait to get it into our online store for you!  

Universal Stone Highlights
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Free of Toxins and Acids
  • Biodegradable
  • Safe for Kids!
  • Does Not "Go Bad"
  • Lasts A Very Long Time
  • A Little Goes a LONG WAY
  • Made In Europe Under Strict Controls

My Own Universal Stone Test Runs
Let's start with the first experience we had with the Universal Stone.  I had just bought my first enamel cast iron dutch oven, and Jeff scraped it all up with a metal fork.  It was an honest mistake, I had told him that he could use metal in the RAW cast iron skillet I had just gotten.  But he took that to mean ALL my new cast iron.  

When I saw all the metal scratches in my new pot, on the beautiful cream colored interior...I ran to my room and cried like a baby.  My boys were quite puzzled and confused as to why mom was crying over a pan (and I was too, actually).  But my sweet husband, in his determination to make this right, went to the internet to figure out what to do.  He quickly learned that enamel cast iron is HARD and that metal scratches from utensils are not embedded into the enamel. They are just topical scratches that can be removed with a high quality cleaning paste.  

So Jeff broke out our new Universal Stone, and soon presented me with my like-new enamel pot...scratches gone.  That was NOT something a wash cloth and soap could do...or even a General Purpose e-cloth with water...some jobs do require a paste.  And if you can get your hands on non-toxic, biodegradable, safe-for-kids cleaning paste...all the better!  And that is just what Universal Stone is.  

I don't have a picture of that scratched up dutch oven...remember, I was busy crying.  But I have another example similar.  I have beautiful, white porcelain Pfaltzgraff dishes, and over time they have gotten plenty of metal scratches on them.  Here is a picture of half of one of our bowls cleaned with the Universal Stone.  Check out how the scratches are removed...and it's so easy to do!

I'm ashamed to show this next will notice that I have a liking for "white" and I stupidly chose a white porcelain sink when we remodeled our kitchen.  With coffee, tea, red sauces, etc...this sucker gets stained quickly and easily!  I used to try to clean it with chemicals, but nothing got it as clean as I wanted it...until Universal Stone came along.  Here is a great picture of a before and after of my kitchen sink!  

Here I cleaned my white, nylon snow boots with the Universal Stone.  I didn't do before and after shot...but they were a hot mess before this picture.  I'm so glad they are white again!  And now they are quite fashionable again.  :)

You may also know that I recently replaced many of my metal pans with enamel cast iron.  I absolutely love my new Le Creuset pans.  But I have to admit, they do stain from all the cooking that I do.  I am so glad that I have Universal Stone on hand to clean up the pans to like-new whenever I get the hankering to do so.  Again, dish soap alone will not remove these stains.  

The Universal Stone sold in our e-cloth store happens to be comparable to a Norwex product. Norwex sells a Cleaning Paste.  Below is the price break-down and you will see that you get much more bang for your buck with the Universal Stone.  You get more than double the amount of product for not much more you get free delivery, direct-to-customer, ordered conveniently online.  No need to go through a consultant and to support hostess plans.  

Universal Stone Versus Norwex Cleaning Paste
e-cloth Universal Stone:  $39.99 for 500g with free shipping
Norwex Cleaning Paste:  $28.99 for 200g + shipping and tax 

Universal Stone Works On Many Surfaces
  • Chromium
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Tin
  • Enamel
  • Glass
  • Acrylic Plastic
  • Crystal
  • Plastic
  • Painted Wood
  • Ceramics
  • And more

Use Universal Stone On:
  • Cars
  • Tile
  • Grout
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Baths
  • Stove Tops
  • Ovens
  • Windows
  • Rust
  • Pans & Dishes
  • Silverware
  • And much more!

Universal Stone Replaces Most Cleaners!
In my house, I daily clean with water and my e-cloths.  When things get out-of-hand a burnt spill on the stove or a stained kitchen sink or a very scummy bathtub or an unbearably filthy oven , I reach for my Universal Stone.  I don't have many other cleaners in my Windex, no Comet, no 409.  I have something for inside the toilet and some sanitizer for when we have the flu.  But that's it.  I love simplifying, I love no clutter, and I LOVE non-toxic!  

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Dairy-Free & Egg-Free Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Original Post:  Aug 10, 2009

These make a great treat or breakfast, especially during zucchini season!  I am freezing some of these for the busy back-to-school season coming up!  

This recipe was inspired by my Zucchini Bread Recipe.  Sometimes it's just more fun in a muffin, with chocolate chips and sugar sprinkles.  :)  


Oven 350

Makes 12

1.5 c. all purpose flour (you can do a combination of white and wheat)
1.5 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. sea salt

1 egg or 1 flax egg or 3 Tb applesauce or banana
1 c. shredded zucchini
1/2 to 3/4 c. sugar (depending on how sweet you want it, sometimes I replace some with stevia)
1/4 c. oil (I used liquid coconut oil)

1/2 c. dairy-free chocolate chips 
raw sugar for topping

Grease muffin pan or line with paper cups.

Mix first set of dry ingredients. 

Make well in center of dry ingredients. 

In another bowl, mix egg or egg replacer, zucchini, and sugar.  Add oil if it's not coconut oil.

If you are using coconut oil, add it last after the other ingredients are room temperature or the oil will solidify.

Add wet mixture to dry mixture. 

Stir just til moistened. 

Spoon into cups. 

Top with raw sugar.

Bake 20-25 minutes until muffins spring back to the touch.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Does Your Milk Allergy Child Take Probiotics?

This is another one of our very popular questions on our Milk Allergy Mom Facebook page so we are going to make this blog post for our FAQ section.  

READER QUESTION: "I'm really wanting to look into probiotics for our family. Being that we are pretty much dairy free completely, it's been brought to light that having a probiotic around during tummy problem days, yeast infections, or even for when taking antibiotics might really help. Does anyone use these and if so, what are some brands that are dairy, egg, peanut, tree-nut, etc free? Do y'all use them daily or just during times of need? Any info you might have to share on the subject would be helpful thanks!"

Please comment here about if you use probiotics for your dairy-allergy child. How often?  What brand?  Thanks for sharing!

Dairy-Free BBQ Pork Chops

When we first started dealing with food allergies, I questioned what in the world we would be able to eat?  How does one make dinner without Cream of Chicken soup from a can?!

Now, 9 years later, I laugh at how limited my cooking skills were.  And I even despise the thought of using much from a can, especially Cream of Chicken soup!  About the only thing I now buy in can, a lot by choice, is tomato products when they are out of season.

There are so many good foods and meals to be made...with REAL food.  If you are newer to food allergies, trust me when I say that you will somewhat be grateful for how they change the way you think about food.  And if you aren't new to food allergies, I'm sure you will agree with me that food allergies have made your eating a lot healthier.

I took this picture of a recent dinner just to give you an example.  Pork chops on the grill, wilted lettuce, sea salted potatoes, and strawberries and bananas.  All pretty straight up...and delicious.

I do admit, grilling and garden season do help a lot for putting delicious, simple foods on the table.  In the winter, I make a lot of soups.  ;)

Also, you may see our "Milk-Free Find" here.  Sweet Baby Rays is our favorite BBQ Sauce, and it's even sold at Aldi.

When it comes to food allergies and cooking meals, I like to keep it simple but tasty.  How about you?  Have you become a gourmet food allergy cook or do you like to keep it simple, too?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dairy-Free & Egg-Free Zucchini Brownies

Original Post:  7-31-09

Here's another fun way to use up your zucchini harvest!  These taste awesome, moist, and there's even an icing to go along. It's more of a cake brownie.  If you want a more gooey brownie, try THESE.

I adapted this recipe from an All Recipes.

Dairy-Free & Egg-Free Zucchini Brownies

Oven: 350

Dish:  9x9"

1/4 cup oil (I use coconut)
3/4 cup sugar (I mix sugar and stevia)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour (use any mixture of white and wheat)
1/4 cup cocoa
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup shredded zucchini
1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)

Grease baking dish.  Mix together oil, sugar, and vanilla.  Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.  Mix both the wet and dry ingredients together.  Fold in the zucchini and chips.

If batter is too dry, add 1 Tb of water at a time until brownie batter consistency...probably 1-2 Tb.

Bake 20-25 minutes until springs back to the touch.

Dairy-Free Brownie Frosting (optional)
3 Tb cocoa
1/8 cup dairy-free margarine
1 cup powder sugar
1/8 cup dairy-free milk
1/4 tsp vanilla

Blend ingredients together and spread over cool brownies.
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