With an eye on the food allergy community as a unique group of consumers since 2008, we're on a quest to find and share ways to continue enjoying the good things in life allergen-free.

25 July 2013

July 25, 2013 Edition of the Living with Food Allergies Blog Carnival

June turned out to be a vacation month for the Living with Food Allergies Blog Carnival. It was so busy with school ending, it just skipped by and suddenly July was here!
Due to a technical glitch of some kind, likely caused by the skipped June Carnival, some old blog carnival entries were mixed in with the newer ones. Hopefully we haven't lost any in the process of filtering out the old from the new! If I inadvertently have left out your blog post, please let me know and I will be sure to include it in the August Edition. Now, without further ado, this month's posts:

Food Ideas, Recipes and Inspiration
"Ana Phylaxis" asks "Want to host a potluck and you, or one of your guests, have food allergies? It's so easy to do it! In this blog post, I write about how I hosted a successful potluck party for 40+ people that had multiple guests with various food allergies." Take a look at Ana’s Tip: Planning a Potluck with FA – It’s So Easy! posted at Kate Hufnagel.
How does she do it? If you are fresh out of lunch ideas like me, keep an eye on Keeley's blog! Keeley McGuire presents Keeley McGuire: Lunch Made Easy: 20 Non-Sandwich School Lunch Ideas for Kids! posted at Keeley McGuire, saying, "Allergy Friendly Fun Lunch Boxes: 20 Non-Sandwich Lunch Ideas for Back to School!"
Stacy Molter presents Apple Pie Spice Bread Recipe, saying, "This bread bakes up wonderfully soft and is sure to be a hit even with the youngest children. To make this bread recipe your own, try adding raisins, currants or nuts to compliment the apple pie flavor." I love the recipes Stacy shares!

Food Allergy Thoughts and Tips
"Ana Phylaxis" presents a thoughtful post, Just One Reason Why the Food Service Industry Has To Change posted at Kate Hufnagel, saying, "This story summarizes one of the reasons why I blog about food allergies -- to help educate and transform the food service industry."
Wow!  "The rambling SAHM finds out she has food allergies of her own. So now on top of sweet M's allergies she has her own to worry about." courtney j presents 19 posted at The Random Ramblings of a Stay at Home Mom.
Homa presents Food Allergy Bloggers Conference - Homa Woodrum – Q & A posted at Food Allergy Bloggers Conference 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2-4, saying, "Registered attendees for the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference in November are invited to share a little about themselves on the conference's blog. I'm one of the organizers of the conference and couldn't resist sharing my own responses to a few of the questions up for selection."
Karen Blue presents Moustache Products That Contain Nut Oils posted at Chemurgy and Allergens, saying, "Moustache Wax as a facial hair stiffener on those stylish moustaches can contain nut oils, along with bees wax." Karen's blogs are among my very favorites!
Following OIT stories is fascinating and exciting. Over at Dont Make Me Nuts, Melissa Lamphere presents From Fear to Fun: The Peanut Solution. "Our journey from fear to fun starts here. Life altering snippets chronicle our years before Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) and how our lives are slowly being reshaped."

Jennifer Mele explains her restricted diet in Why I’m on an Alkaline Diet.
Selena Bluntzer of Amazing and Atopic, covers a very grave subject--asthma attacks versus anaphylaxis. She states "Sudden asthma attacks in those with food allergies should be evaluated for signs of anaphylaxis. Treatment should lean towards that of anaphylaxis, as epinephrine treats both, but bronchodilators only treat asthma attacks." Please take a look at this important post Amazing and Atopic: Anaphylaxis Posing as Asthma

Stacy Molter presents Annatto and Food Allergies posted at Stacy Molter, saying, "If you don’t know what Annatto is (heck I didn’t before this) you’re not alone. Only one person I asked after this incident had ever heard of Annatto (and that person happens to be allergic to annatto). Despite this, Annatto is a very popular ingredient."
A big thanks goes out to those bloggers who submitted posts. If you are interested in participating, .  please submit your blog article to the next edition of living with food allergies carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
Have a great summer!
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