Friday night the allergy community partied hard, and learned some great holiday tips, at the Allergic Living Holidays with Food Allergies and Celiac Twitter Party.
Panel members Gwen Smith @AllergicLiving, Chef Simon Clarke @ChefSimonC, and Susan Clemens @gotepi; offered up some great advice and tips for making holiday eating a little more fun.
Party attendees won great prizes from sponsors Allergic Living Magazine, Allergies and Me, Fancypants Bakery, Navan Foods, Solutions to Savor, Sweet Alexis, and Kinnikinnick Foods.
ChefSimonC: Use wild/brown rice stuffing instead of bread. Lots fresh herbs spec sage, small dice cel, carrot, onion. Turkeytastic.
ChefSimonC: #gfree pastry tip, always roll out between sheets of waxed paper, invert into pan, press in and shape edges.
gotepi: No inflight rxn but worry ++ bring lots of wipes, eat only your own food. Wipe down everything–preboard
gotepi: During holidays we keep a designated driver for allergy awareness…can’t let everyone get too happy!
gotepi: Canadian Food Inspection Agency has more teeth than FDA. Can issue alerts. In USA companies recall or write own alerts.
AllergicLiving: Hols Tip: Make your relatives aware your child never eats without epi on hand. This drives home the seriousness of #foodallergy.
AllergicLiving: Tip re family (it works): if problem pops up w/ food, stay focused on that and avoid dragging other issues into the situation.
AllergicLiving: Airlines – remember to check our updated chart – http://www.allergicliving.com/documents/airlines.asp
GF_Insider: we always vacation in a place with a kitchen…cheaper and reduces stress level.
MarylandCeliac: @bellaeast When I was undiagnosed with celiac, docs kept saying maybe you have lyme. funny b/c celiac is more common.
chupieandjsmama: Gluten free/wheat free play dough can be found here too: http://bit.ly/8eP3Mi
cravingsavings: @AllergicLiving We deal mostly with “that surely doesn’t contain any nuts!” comments. I just read labels & point out warnings.
Thank you to all who attended, our party sponsors, panel members and Allergic Living Magazine for a great event!
Keep an eye out for details and an invitation to the next Allergy Allies event: Gluten Free with General Mills