Welcome to the December 11, 2008 edition of the Living with Food Allergies Blog Carnival. Here we are, in the middle of the holiday season already! How did that happen?
I didn't write this up as a separate post, but wanted to say that we recently tried Barney Butter, a brand of almond butter, and it is delicious! It's also peanut free and gluten free and I think soy free, too! I don't know about you, but I'm always on the lookout for new food ideas, so there you go! And now it's time for the carnival:
Jennifer B presents Peanut-Free and Nut-Free Gingerbread Houses posted at Food Allergy Buzz, saying, "Gingerbread house kits that are peanut-free, nut-free, dairy-free and egg-free are available too."
Alisa presents Top 10 Recommended Dairy-Free (or Vegan) Books for Holiday Giving posted at Go Dairy Free.
Alison presents Gluten-free gingerbread house recipe (dairy, soy and egg-free too!) posted at Sure Foods Living, saying, "This is from Pamela, using her bread mix!"
Amy Leger presents Get Ready For That Not-So-Celiac-Friendly Holiday Potluck posted at The Savvy Celiac, saying, "Love those holiday potlucks right? Maybe not. There are often very few gluten-free choices but lots of cross-contamination — let’s face it the dip always spills out and onto the gluten-free chips. What can you do to survive the potluck without offending anyone, seeming rude, and putting your health at risk? Here are some easy suggestions…"
And in other Food Allergy News...
Monique Attinger presents Winter Travel Tips for the Food Allergic | Be Allergy Wise posted at Be Allergy Wise, saying, "Many people think that allergies mean the end of life as they know it. However, I think that it's possible to do many "higher risk" things - like travel - and do it smart."
Amy Leger presents When is Gluten-Free Really Gluten-Free? posted at The Savvy Celiac, saying, "A call to action after an alarming report from the Chicago Tribune shows us that companies that make specific gluten-free foods, may actually contain some gluten. What’s more? The report states there are very few recalls and little government oversight into this food safety issue. What can we do?"
Amy Leger presents Get on the Gluten-Free Bandwagon! posted at The Savvy Celiac, saying, "We’re in a recession, lay-offs are happening often, in all, the US economy is stinkin’ up the place. But the bright light in all of this:gluten-free food companies. Business is booming and, even better, growing! Why? You can’t credit only celiac disease…"
Amy Leger presents Restaurants May Become Food-Allergy-Friendly; but Gluten-Free Friendly? posted at The Savvy Celiac, saying, "Proposed state legislation regarding food allergies at restaurants is encouraging for all people with specialized diets. But will these bills help customers on a gluten-free diet, since gluten is not considered a top allergen?"
That concludes this edition. The next one is in 2 weeks at Corn Allergic, a new host for our carnival. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Living with Food Allergies Blog Carnival using our carnival submission form.
Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. If you are interested in hosting, and write about food allergies on your blog, please contact me! 2009 is wide open and we're always looking for volunteers to host our carnival!