Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Living With Food Allergies Carnival

Welcome to the final
Living With Food Allergies Carnival of 2008!

I hope your year end celebrations are safe, happy and allergy free! We have a holiday cornucopia of offerings for your reading pleasure. So snuggle up somewhere warm and enjoy!
Because so much of our celebrations revolve around food, lets start with the great recipes that have been submitted.

Alisa presents a trio of delicious sounding dairy free recipes, just reading them made me hungry. They offer modifications to be egg free too!:
Gifts from the Kitchen: Gingerbread Granola posted at One Frugal Foodie. She also brings us dairy and egg free Snappy Molasses Cookies posted at One Frugal Foodie.
and a very yummy looking BRYANNA'S BOURSIN®-STYLE SPREAD App-easing Recipes for Vegans, Dairy-Free Dieters, and All Other Party-Goers posted at Go Dairy Free.

Alison tells and shows us how to do a great gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, and nuts free holiday food craft project in I made an allergen-free gingerbread house! posted at Sure Foods Living - for celiac disease, gluten intolerance, food allergies, peanut allergy, nut allergy, gluten-free diet, gfcf diet, dairy-free, egg-free, soy free or other allergen-free living.

Hannah has a great recipe for gingersnap truffles, no dairy, eggs, wheat or nuts! Last-Minute Gifts posted at BitterSweet.

Gift Ideas

Another seasonal set we can't miss are gift ideas for the food allergic

Libby has some great ideas for The Allergic Kid: Gifts for Families with Allergies & Asthma posted at The Allergic Kid.

Thinking about giving See's Candies or want to know what is in them before biting into that tempting gift? Alison has the 411 for you! See's Candies Allergy Information posted at Sure Foods Living - for celiac disease, gluten intolerance, food allergies, peanut allergy, nut allergy, gluten-free diet, gfcf diet, dairy-free, egg-free, soy free or other allergen-free living.

Ria Sharon has found some interesting news Just in time for the Holidays posted at Check My Tag Community.

If you are shopping for someone with a corn allergy, my Amazon Wish List for the Corn Allergic and Allergy Gift Guide may provide some hints. At this point, I suggest a gift card. :-)
Holiday Travel

What would any holiday be without holiday travel? This one seems to be full of people waiting at the airports. I'm so glad not to be there and I hope that those of you who traveled have had smooth, safe journeys, and arrived with the minimum of stress from weather and the the added bonus of trying to stay safe from your allergens.

As Jennifer O. recently discovered, one airline is particularly dangerous for the peanut allergic! Comments From the Peanut Free Gallery: Not So Nuts About Southwest Airlines posted at Comments From the Peanut Free Gallery.

My not at all harrowing tale of traveling over 1,500 corn filled miles, Over the River and Through the Woods.


Had enough of the holidays? Too much sugar and calorie dense food? Or are you tired or carting your special meals to every family gathering and having people say "Oh, you poor thing." Time to forget about the holidays and read some real news:

Living with Food Allergies
Jennifer B faces the loss of an old standby "Another One Bites the Dust" posted at Food Allergy Buzz.
Becky Ellis is waiting for Allergy Testing Tomorrow posted at Boys Rule My Life.
Emma presents Another myth busted: nuts and allergies don?t go hand in hand posted at Baby-Log.

Gluten / Celiac
Amy Leger has learned to Always Keep a Gluten-Free Eye Open! posted at The Savvy Celiac, saying, "Proof to never let your guard down. Just when you thought it was safe to judge food from the gluten-free (or peanut free, dairy free, etc) identifier on the shelf at the store, think again. This luxury of having a sticker on the shelf, identifying gluten-free items, was incorrect for the first time I’ve ever seen; incorrectly marking a product that had wheat — as gluten-free."

Amy Leger shares Gluten-Free a “Yuppie” Diet? Celiac Skeptics — Get Educated! posted at The Savvy Celiac, saying, "Today ABC News posted an article about how celiac disease is still considered a health issue that is met with others’ skepticism. Do these so-called skeptics not think it’s real that I had a daughter who could have died as her health deteriorated dramatically in the months before her celiac diagnosis? This is a topic I get feisty about."

Stefanie tells us about Clearing the Vegetable Confusion for the gluten and dairy free diet! posted at Gluten Dairy Free Blog.

Lindsay B. brings us information on The RSI-Gluten Connection--Is Your Diet Causing Your Pain? posted at Ergoblog, with a post that, "Discusses some of the health issues that can be caused by undiagnosed food sensitivities."

For those of you in warmer climates! Food Allergies and Hay Fever!
ICIM Medics presents Every year hay fever seems to ruin my summer posted at Health Questions, saying, "Q : Every year hay fever seems to ruin my summer. What do you recommend to minimize the symptoms?"

Best wishes for a safe and healthy 2009 to all!

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Rational Jenn said...

Christine, the carnival looks great! Thanks so much for hosting, and have a wonderful holiday!

Jennifer B said...

Hey Christine, you did a great job! Thanks!

Happy Holidays!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for hosting and including my post on Ergoblog. Hope everyone is having a good holiday. :)

Christine said...

Thanks Jen, Jennifer and Lindsay! I had fun doing it.

Happy New Year to all