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).
First, let's get to the best part: Recipes and Where to Find Yummy (and Safe) Food!
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).]
LIVING with Food Allergies
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?"
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 allergyware.com 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.
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