I am having a wonderful time and feeling so privileged to be able to share my story on some amazing blogs hosted by equally amazing women.
Today I am honored to be hosted by Molly from based on a sprue story. I will be answering interview questions that Molly has prepared including what is the funniest thing that has happened during this illness.
I gave up eating wheat and most things gluten when I was told I had to give up oats and wheat because I tested allergic on a blood test not because of a diagnosed celiac disorder. After years of treatment I am now able to eat those items again. Recently through meeting Molly over six months ago and learning her story of gluten intolerance, I have begun to try to incorporate more gluten-free recipes into my meals. I also was not aware back when I was giving up gluten of cross contamination with non-gluten products. I have learned many things since following Molly.
What I love about based on a sprue story is Molly’s ability to take even a nursery rhyme or children’s story and put a gluten-free or humorous spin to it. I think you will enjoy her blog as well as those of the other ladies that have been hosting the book blog tour.
Posted in Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage and Hope, Allergies, Allergies and Sensitivities, Chronic Illness and Treatment, Food, Food Allergies, Gluten Free, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Tagged allergic to life, based on a sprue story, Book Blog Tour Day 7, celiac disease, chemical sensitivity, gluten-free, wheat free
A month ago I came across a recipe for “sandwich rounds” from a blog called Comfy Belly. The photos looked good
Photo from ComfyBelly.com
and the idea was intriguing. My first impulse was that oh I can’t have those because they probably have yeast in them. To my surprise and delight they do not and they are gluten-free. They are made with ingredients that I currently have in my pantry and refrigerator. I wanted to try them before but experimenting and baking when the outside temperature was 100 or higher was just not something I wanted to do. When the temperatures drop, I am drawn into the kitchen with the desire to create something and don’t mind turning on the oven to experiment a little with a batch or two of something. The temperature has cooled considerably today and if it stays this way tomorrow I am going to try making these Sandwich Rounds. I will report back. If any of you try these delicious looking sandwich rounds, please let me know what you think.
Posted in Allergies, Allergies and Sensitivities, Food, Food Allergies, Gluten Free, Mold Free Recipes, Yeast Free
Tagged blanched almond flour, comfy belly, gluten-free, sandwich rounds, yeast free bread
I just saw this posted on Chebe’s Facebook page and thought I would share it. This particular camp is in Rhode Island: http://campceliac.org.
I don’t know if there are any others in the United States or in other countries. Does anyone know of any in your area?
Recently I did a post on food allergies being considered a disability . I just began following gratefulfoodie. I was intrigued and inspired by her post on college life and food allergy initiatives. I know many of you have food allergies and some have life threatening food allergies as well. And again, some are dealing with college life and food allergies. I think you will like reading this post.
On Tuesday, January 21st, there was a post from Planet Thrive on my Facebook page. The post offered a link to article about food allergies being covered under the Americans with disabilities act after a Massachusetts university was cited for not offering enough gluten-free choices. You can read the entire article here.
I think they would go nuts trying to accommodating my allergies.
A blog I regularly follow had a featured post today titled, “My Friends in ‘The Box’.” I tried to share it here but have not been successful. A link to this wonderful article is at the bottom of this post.
Some of my friends, like those of the author, are in “The Box”. They are easily accessible by turning on my computer and reading comments they have written on my blog or by reading of their plight through their blogs. Some of my friends are, as my husband refers to them, “phone friends”. Some of these friends I have met in person during my trips to Dallas for treatment. Some of these new friends I have never met in person. To me they are more than friends in “The Box” or “phone friends”. They are my lifeline to someone who truly understands chronic illness. No matter how many times you talk to your friends or family about this they can only offer support or sympathy. They cannot offer the kind of support or understanding that someone who is truly walking the same walk can.
I have received comfort from them and hopefully offered comfort to them. I now have some amazing new recipes that are gluten-free. I have recipe ideas that I can tweak to suit my own food allergies thanks to many of them. I have learned of many more chronic invisible illnesses that before starting this blog I had not heard of. Most of all I have gained understanding and total acceptance by these friends in “the box” who I have never met.
Please visit the following website and read Stephanie’s article. http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/guest-writers/my-friends-in-the-box/comment-page-2/#comment-137590
Posted in Chronic Illness and Treatment, Cross Contamination, Depression, Environmental Illness, Mold Exposure, Mycotoxins, Sick Buildings
Tagged acute allergies, butyoudontlooksick.com, chronic invisible illness, depression, environmental illness, food allergies, friends in the box, fungal infections, gluten-free, multiple chemical sensitivity