Hi all, I'm new to the Blogher community and so happy to have found you all! I launched a blog to help people find allergy-free resources; more than 30% of the population is estimated to have some form of a food intolerance, and many people aren't lucky enough to have access to help from doctors or able to buy allergy-free foods in their local grocers....more
Grab a copy of the latest Clean Eating Magazine, June 2012 for a great, easy, egg, nut, and dairy free recipe-Suncakes. Make them tonight!httphttp://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=5391209787774637394#editor/target=post;postID=6711515542724622095 ...more
I used to think I was "lucky" that I had a child who, nearly three years in, hasn't exhibited any food allergies. I really felt for fellow new mothers who were painstakingly and scientifically cutting food groups out of their own diets as they struggled to figure out what in their breast milk was adversely affecting their babies. I quaked over the stories of Urgent Care visits and EpiPen deployment that were required to deal with surprise vomit attacks, hives, swelling and breathing issues. And while other mothers sought out allergen-free crackers and cookies, snacks and meals, I bought whatever I wanted. With all the stresses that motherhood brings, going blind reading the cramped and excruciatingly tiny-fonted list of ingredients in order to make sure I don't send my child into anaphylactic shock wasn't one of them.
And I felt lucky.
I was discussing this with some of my baker friends recently, and we've all seen this even though we live in different parts of the country. Having a food allergy seems to be a trendy thing these days.It's not unusual for people to tell me that they have a peanut allergy, or a dairy allergy, or a wheat allergy, or whatever. They usually wait to say something until they're taking a bite from a sample cake, though, which sends me into a panic.Just as I'm trying to knock the fork out of their hands, they'll inevitably say "Oh, it's okay. I can eat a little, it's no big deal."...more
It is going to be a long night with an incredibly difficult day to kick it off. The blunder I made was due to being lazy. In not knowing ahead of time what I would be making for dinner and in turn deciding to order food in.Epic mistake....more