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What Other People Ate (WIAW)

Well, it’s official guys- I’m moved into my new apartment for the summer! I started my job on Monday and now I’m two days down.

Right now I’m just mentally drained though and it’s kind of hard to put coherent lines of thought together much less actually stay awake past 9:00 PM (I’ve already dosed off twice tonight. Bedtime is just around the corner…).

It has already been far too long since I posted something on here though (four or five days I think? The horror! 😉 ).

I figured what could be easier than some good old fashioned link-ups with two of my favorite bloggers? That’s right: another two for one special with Peas and Crayons and Jessie Bear What Will You Wear. A mash-up of WIAW and Together Tuesdays (because it is completely possible for Tuesdays and Wednesdays to occur on the same day in the blog world).

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I give to you:

WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ATE (and what I not so secretly wish I could be eating right now too):

Breakfast

Kabocha Squash Pancake from Hungry Healthy Girl

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Because both Jessies also included it in their Together Tuesdays for this week… and because Kabocha is the bomb.

Snack

Sooth Ginger Mango Dream Smoothie from Peachy Palate

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Great for digestion and full of fresh seasonal ingredients!

Lunch

Coconut Chicken Nuggets from Taylor Made it Paleo

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Super simple and grain-free, these chicken nuggets would pair great with my homemade ranch dressing as a dip!

Snack

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Butter from The Smart Kitchen

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Sea salt and chocolate lovers unite with the nut butter world. Holy moly.

Dinner

Old Bay Crab Cakes from Freckled Nettles

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I would beg to guess that even seafood haters would love Brittany’s beginner-friendly crab cake recipe.

Dessert

Vegan Lemonade Ice Cream from Healthful Pursuit

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You’ll never guess the ingredients until you click the recipe.

Like I said… Eyes currently drifting close. Time for me to publish, shut down and hit the hay.

This Friday you can count on a post. Not sure what (hopefully a recipe AND review?). Either way, hope to see in the comment sections across the blog world tomorrow. Happy Wednesday!
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Questions for you:

Are you tired right now?
Where is the strangest place that you have fallen asleep?
Any amazing recipe finds to share from this week?

Food Allergy Friday (Awareness Week)

Hey everybody! Thanks for all of your comments on Wednesday.

I don’t have much time to chat today as I didn’t get back until late last night and I have another doctor’s appointment today (where we hopefully can make some headway on all of my stomach issues)- a review of everything of course coming next week! 🙂

Olivia mentioned in her Thursday Thoughts post, May 12-18 is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Check out her post for some great information!

As someone with a lot of food allergies as well, this is a cause very near and dear to me so I want to share a few links about food allergies in honor of this special week.

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Here is a page full of resources for those with food allergies or for those who know someone with food allergies: http://www.foodallergy.org/most-popular-resources. One of my favorite parts is this website’s facts and statistics about food allergies. Here are a few that I thought were interesting and would be neat to post:

  • Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies.
  • Every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency department – that is more than 200,000 emergency department visits per year.
  • Teenagers and young adults with food allergies are at the highest risk of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis.
  • Eight foods account for 90 percent of all reactions: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Even trace amounts of a food allergen can cause a reaction.

Another thing that I thought would be beneficial to include was this infograph which dispels the top 10 allergy myths (for both food and environmental):

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This infograph shows really well why so many people are confused and do not understand how dangerous food allergies really can be.

Here are three blog posts that also provide some very relatable insights into the minds of the food allergic population:

The Food Allergy Lifestyle- No, It’s Not a Preference by Neon Fresh

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Rules Don’t Apply to Me by A Gift of Miles

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Could I Have a Side Order of Poison, Please? by Celiac and Allergy Adventures

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As most of you already know if you read my blog on a regular basis, right now my diet is very limited and I’m not able to eat much food at all, no matter if I am allergic to it or not. However, before then I did find quite a few good recipe websites for people with food allergies:

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Allergie Foodie

Cook it Allergy Free

Living Without

The Food Allergy Chronicles

Here are also three of my favorite allergy-free cookbooks that I’ve rented from my local library and tried out some of the recipes. I really like these cookbooks because unlike most that claim to be allergy-free, there are many recipes in these that are actually free of the top allergens AT THE SAME TIME, not separate recipes that are free of nuts but contain eggs, wheat and soy which can be very annoying for people with multiple food allergies.

Allergy-Friendly Food for Families: 120 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free, and Soy-Free Recipes Everyone Will Enjoy

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The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook: Two Hundred Gourmet & Homestyle Recipes for the Food Allergic Family

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Autism Cookbook: 101 Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free Recipes

(Tip for no matter if you have Autism or not– Autism cookbooks are usually gluten and dairy-free, and sometimes even free of other allergens as well!)

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And finally, I want to share a few of my favorite food allergy cartoons. Having food allergies can be very hard to manage and as such sometimes I get into a little funk when I realize all of the things I can’t have. Simply put, having food allergies is stressful. These cartoons help to lighten the mood and never fail to make me laugh:

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I just want to thank everyone for taking the time to read this today, even if you skipped over a few of the lines (don’t worry, I do that sometimes too 😉 ). Regardless, every step that we take as a community to increase awareness about food allergies is such a tremendous help and I know that those with food allergies will thank you for being more understanding whenever this topic arises!

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Do you have any good allergy-free food websites to share?

What are some misconceptions that you’ve heard about food allergies?

Anything you are still confused about? Leave a comment and lets clear it up together!