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Main Discussion Board / Re: What is a "food allergy?"
« Last post by riansimon on Today at 11:46:45 PM »
food allergy can be defined as a physical reaction caused on consuming a food material. The physical reaction could be rashes, any type of pain or inability to breathe. On having an allergy to a specific food material one has stopped consuming it.
Recipes & Cooking / Re: Air Fryer
« Last post by becca on Today at 11:31:22 PM »
We did a kitchen remodel, so, Iíve not unpacked all of the old stuff.  Trying to just unpack what we really use, so that has given me space for new gadgets.
Main Discussion Board / Re: Epipen warning - Canada
« Last post by riansimon on Today at 11:19:40 PM »
I personally use EpiPen Jr for my allergies. I have multiple allergies and their reactions on my body are pretty harsh. But after using EpiPen Jr the effects have reduced a lot. Anyways thanks for sharing the information, as I shall now avoid using the ones mentioned above.
Recipes & Cooking / Re: Air Fryer
« Last post by SilverLining on Today at 08:05:14 PM »
This is ours.

Itís much smaller. I wanted one easy to carry up and down from the basement. It should fit on the shelf down there too.
Recipes & Cooking / Re: Air Fryer
« Last post by becca on Today at 06:53:01 PM »
I have this one:

I donít see it for sale anywhere, any more, but I got it on sale at Macyís for $79.  Itís big, but, I can roast a 5lb chicken in it. 
Main Discussion Board / Top Dining Out Safeguards
« Last post by GoingNuts on Today at 06:19:02 PM »

SEATTLE ó Preventive strategies can help patients with a food allergies reduce the risk for a reaction in a restaurant, according to research presented here at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.

A survey designed to determine which of 25 strategies people used to prevent a reaction, and whether those strategies changed after a person experienced an allergic reaction, was completed by 39 members of the Northeast Ohio Food Allergy Network advocacy group.

The 20 families with a food-allergic person who had not experienced an allergic reaction in a restaurant used, on average, more preventive strategies than the 19 families with a food-allergic person who reported experiencing a reaction (15 vs 6; P < .0001).

After a reaction in a restaurant, though, those 19 families increased the number of strategies they used to 15, matching the average number used by the 20 families with a member who had not experienced a reaction.

Justine Ade

This research shows that "the more time and effort you put into trying to prevent an allergic reaction," the less likely you are to experience one, said researcher Justine Ade, MD, from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland.

And after a reaction, "people increased the number of strategies they used," she told Medscape Medical News.

Ade said she was surprised to see that families were using such a large number of strategies, and suggested that this illustrates the anxiety food allergies cause.

Although the number of preventive strategies might seem intimidating, many of them take very little time, she added.

Ade and her coauthors have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting: Poster P301. Presented November 16, 2018.
Recipes & Cooking / Re: Air Fryer
« Last post by SilverLining on Today at 05:59:48 PM »
Perfect timing. We just bought an Actifryer.  It has a paddle that turns while cooking so food gets turned. Some people recommend removing it for delicate foods and just manually turning.

We cooked a bag of those mini potatoes. They were delicious.

I want to find a good recipe for onion rings.
Recipes & Cooking / Re: Air Fryer
« Last post by becca on Today at 01:48:21 PM »
Wings come out really well in mine.  I didnít do any starch on them, just tosses with some Cajun style seasoning mix, and a small amount of oil.  My fryer has a deep basket that sits in a lagger pan.  They are connected, but the basket can be lifted out of the pan to toss and shake the wings, or other goods like French fries.   I roasted a whole chicken which was excellent.  Iíd have to google the time. I made lamb loin chops in it last night!  They were delicious.  Of course Iíve some French fries, but sweet potato and regular. Iíve also done frozen fries in it.  Oh, this weekend, I played with empenada discs, and filled with taco meat leftovers mixed with cheese and a bit of black bean and corn salsa.  Crunchy, but yummy.
Recipes & Cooking / Re: Air Fryer
« Last post by BensMom on Today at 12:18:01 PM »
And for lunch today, I air fried some chicken wings. DH is working from home and dd is home, so we all had wings and fries for lunch. I didn't take a picture. The wings came out pretty well. Not a lot of flavor, but I was experimenting and more concerned with how they cook then with flavor. I just dredged them in flour with salt and pepper and lightly brushed them with oil (I don't have an oil mister--need to get one).

It was a bit messy. I don't know how a regular air fryer is set up, but with the toaster over/air fryer, there's a mesh "basket" (more like mesh baking pan), and it's hard to put the flour-coated wings on/in the basket without getting flour on the counter or in the toaster oven. My oven came with a "drip pan" that I put under the basket, but the drip pan is smaller than the basket--not sure why they did that, so some of the flour got on the bottom of the oven. Anyway, the wings were good. I kept thinking how I was having this terribly unhealthy lunch of fried chicken and fries and then realized it wasn't really unhealthy, so yay! I don't really anticipate using the air fryer all that much--I had never specifically wanted one--but it's kind of cool for stuff occasionally.

What has anyone else done with their air fryer? 
Recipes & Cooking / Re: Air Fryer
« Last post by GoingNuts on Today at 12:15:12 PM »
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