Thursday, January 22, 2009

Living With Food Allergies Blog Carnival!

Welcome to the January 22, 2009 edition of the Living with Food Allergies Blog Carnival. We're glad you're here!

This carnival features posts by blog authors who are dealing with food allergies in some way--as a food allergy sufferer, the parent of a child with food allergies, those working in industries (restaurants, for example) of interest to those with food allergies.

We share our experiences (good and bad), recipes, and safety tips in a spirit of camaraderie as we work to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and happy.

Our focus is on LIVING with these allergies, not allowing them to hinder our lives unnecessarily (knowing that we must also be ever-vigilant and prepared).

Welcome! :o)

First, let's get to the best part: Recipes and Where to Find Yummy (and Safe) Food!

Annette Berlin presents Just Wonderful! Split Pea Soup posted at Craft Stew, saying, "This is a rich and filling soup that just about anyone can eat."

Jennifer B presents Food Allergy Friendly Valentine's Sweets posted at Food Allergy Buzz, saying, "So many choices! The only catch is a little more moolah and advance planning."

Alisa presents Go Dairy Free | Introducing the World's First Coconut Milk Beverage, a Tasty Alternative to Dairy and Soymilk posted at Go Dairy Free. [Rational Jenn says: Sounds yummy!]

Alisa presents Peanut Butter Cinnamon Popcorn ? err, sort of posted at One Frugal Foodie, saying, "Okay, it isn't suitable for peanut allergies, but this one is a good, easy snack creation for most other food allergies, including milk, egg, tree nuts, soy, and even corn!" [Rational Jenn says: I bet Almond Butter or Sunbutter would be good, too (we can eat those around here).]

chupieandjsmama presents Slow cooker BBQ beef posted at Mom's Food Allergy Diner. [Rational Jenn says: I'm always looking for crock pot recipes!]

Alison presents Gluten-free finds at the Fancy Food Show posted at Sure Foods Living.

LIVING with Food Allergies

Andra presents Allergy vs. Intolerance posted at Sugar Cane Allergy.

Amy Leger presents Can you afford cooking gluten free for your whole family? posted at The Savvy Celiac, saying, "If you ever doubted the high cost of gluten-free specialty foods, a relatively new study out of Canada slaps us all in the face with the incredible cost of those foods. Sometimes you have no choice but to buy them (gluten-free pretzels/pasta/pizza), but this post looks at other ways to save on gluten-free food and my theory on why it’s all so expensive."

Amy Leger presents Just in: Starbucks going Gluten-Free? posted at The Savvy Celiac, saying, "Do you dream about a day when you can order a gluten-free brownie when you stop at Starbucks….Your dream may become a reality!"

Amy Leger presents Twittering the Gluten-Free Way posted at The Savvy Celiac, saying, "Want to get on the Twitter bandwagon with regards to celiac disease and the gluten-diet? Here are some good feeds to get you started– because I’ve found it’s hard to find people on Twitter…you too?"

Libby presents Walk a Mile with Me posted at The Allergic Kid. [Rational Jenn says: About the recent salmonella outbreak in some peanut products.]

Alisa presents Go Dairy Free | Updated Go Dairy Free Diet and Health Journal Now Available for Free Download posted at Go Dairy Free, saying, "Though it can be used for general health and diet tracking, I created this journal specifically to help people identify food sensitivities."

Alisa presents Food Allergy Documentary Increases Availability and Awareness with New Video Clips posted at Go Dairy Free.

Leslea Harmon from presents It's not your imagination posted at Allergy News - All the News That Itches, saying, "There is now a CDC-documented rise in food allergies. As allergy moms, we've known this for YEARS. Your friends and neighbors, however, might not believe it until they read it."

Amy Leger presents Girl Scouts and Gluten-Free posted at The Savvy Celiac, saying, "For years my daughter has wanted to be in Girl Scouts…and consistently I’ve said no. For one reason and one reason alone, why should she have to sell cookies that she can’t even eat?"

Countering Ridiculous Misinformation

Jennifer O. presents Comments From the Peanut Free Gallery: The Science of Stupidity posted at Comments From the Peanut Free Gallery.

Alison presents What some (ignorant) people think about food allergies posted at Sure Foods Living, saying, "Might be old news now, but just in case anyone wanted to read my response to Joel Stein's article in the LA Times."

Rational Jenn presents I Am Not An Attention-Seeking Psycho at Rational Jenn, saying "I really don't understand the mentality of people who think I'M mental simply because my kid has a peanut allergy. Or, in other words: Joel Stein Can Stick It."

That concludes this edition! The February 5 edition will be found at Go Dairy Free! Submit your blog article to the next edition of the 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.

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Jenny said...

Hi Jenn,

I submitted an article before the deadline, got a receipt and all but it's not here. :(

I've had my articles printed here before, so did I do something wrong?

Rational Jenn said...

Hi Jenny! Thanks for stopping by. Looks like your post got attached to the Feb 5 carnival. (Blog is not the most reliable of websites, unfortunately.)

If it's okay with you, we'll publish it in the Feb 5 edition. I think you'll get more hits if you wait, since the initial excitement of this blog carnival only lasts about 24 hours, if you know what I mean! (Or if you'd rather, I can post it to this one.)

Thanks for participating!

tansy said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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