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Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Spring Break trip ideas - multiple food allergies
« Last post by spacecanada on September 24, 2018, 04:28:20 PM »
I can't say I've ever starved or went hungry on a Disney cruise.  If anything, some meals they gave me more than enough food for two people.   (with multiple food allergies + vegan preference)  :thumbsup:  The only time I've starved on a ship was our most recent cruise, and that was because they closed their main dining rooms when in port... but that wasn't Disney and I've learnt a lesson in pre-ordering food for port days on that particular cruise line that I will pass on to anyone sailing with them. 

Beaches Turks & Caicos IS amazing, as is Beaches Negril in Jamaica.  I've never been, but I've had family go there.  All Beaches resorts can accommodate food allergies, but not all of them are close enough to emergency medical care for my comfort level -- or yours, most likely.  Some other all-inclusive resorts are good with allergies, too, like Grand Palladium.

Have you thought about hotel resorts in Southern California?  There's a Fairmont in San Diego and many Loews hotels have allergy-trained chefs too. 
Main Discussion Board / Re: Food challenges
« Last post by spacecanada on September 24, 2018, 04:06:20 PM »
 :happydance: HURRAY!! :happydance:  That's so exciting for you. 

As someone that has passed a challenge and then had a reaction to the same food at home a few days later... still keep your guard up the first few times you try almond at home.  Leave yourself plenty of time to monitor and keep activity level low afterwards. 

Now you know what to expect for next time.  Did the allergist schedule challenges for the other tree nuts as well? 
Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Spring Break trip ideas - multiple food allergies
« Last post by MaryM on September 24, 2018, 03:25:22 PM »
Thanks space!  I have never been on a cruise - it makes me so nervous.  The kids will be 12 & 14.  DS is allergic to eggs, DD to dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut and watermelon and I am peanut/tree nut.  Id love to do a Disney cruise.  I also hear Beaches in Turks and Caicos is amazing but it is SOOO expensive - even though its all inclusive, DH was not hearing about it.  I just worry that DD will be VERY limited.

Main Discussion Board / Re: Food challenges
« Last post by rebekahc on September 24, 2018, 02:23:02 PM »
Main Discussion Board / Re: Food challenges
« Last post by MaryM on September 24, 2018, 02:09:56 PM »
Congrats!!  Wonderful news!
Main Discussion Board / Re: Food challenges
« Last post by joshsmom on September 24, 2018, 12:56:21 PM »
 :happydance: he passed his almond challenge!  They did SPT before challenge started! :happydance:
Food Allergy Recalls / Sept 21 2018: MyoWhey Chocolate Cookie Crunch (US)
« Last post by GingerPye on September 24, 2018, 11:07:22 AM »
      Purus Labs, Inc of Plano, Texas is recalling MyoWhey Chocolate Cookie Crunch,because it may contain undeclared milk and soy. This only effects products with Lot number PL: 0100518 Exp: 04/2020. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
MyoWhey was distributed through online mail orders to AR, TX, FL, MI, VA, and OK. MyoWhey was available through retail stores in TX, CA, OK, CO, and MO. MyoWhey was also available internationally in Chile and UAE.
MyoWhey Chocolate Cookie Crunch is sold in a white plastic container with a net weight of 5 pounds or 2.26 kg. Affected products can be identified by lot number PL: 0100518 Exp: 04/2020 which is printed on the bottom of the container.
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Sweet Loren's Place & Bake Cookie Dough
« Last post by hezzier on September 23, 2018, 09:44:39 AM »
We ended up getting together with our neighbors for dinner so we went back to the store bought all the flavors so we could do a taste test.  It was perfect since my neighbor is dairy free due to Crohn's.

The sugar cookies really spread out flat.
The chocolate and the chocolate chip ones did not spread as much.

I cooked them like the directions said, but it seems like they could have used more time.  They were really soft and fell apart while cooling, more than regular cookie.

We all liked the flavor so a win for when you want to either make a few cookies or don't have enough time to make cookies from scratch.
Reactions & Stories / Re: In Memory: Remembering those who've had fatal food reactions
« Last post by Macabre on September 23, 2018, 08:28:36 AM »

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, collapsed during a flight from Heathrow to Nice on 17 July last year.

Despite her father administering two EpiPen injections, Natasha, from Fulham, London, died within hours, West London Coroner's Court will hear.

Pret a Manger said it was "deeply saddened" by the death.

Natasha's father, Nadim Ednan-Laperouse, said in a statement: "It's a daily battle and the pain is indescribable."

Mr Ednan-Laperouse, the founder of Wow Toys company, said: "As a family now of three, my wife, son and I are still trying to adjust to life without our beloved girl.

"Everything we say and do is a reminder that she isn't with us - her empty bedroom, school uniform hanging in her wardrobe, her holiday bag packed for her holiday in Nice has never been unpacked. We can't bear to."

A spokesperson for Pret said: "We were deeply saddened to hear about Natasha's tragic death, and our heartfelt thoughts are with her family and friends."

Image caption Natasha had eaten a baguette just before boarding the flight to Nice
Natasha ate an artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette bought from the main Pret a Manger shop in Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport, said the family's solicitors, Leigh Day.

It is believed the sesame was baked into the baguette, rather than contained in seeds on its crust, said Pret.

The teenager collapsed on the British Airways flight and later died in hospital in Nice.

Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Toronto
« Last post by Ciel on September 21, 2018, 07:10:02 PM »
Yeah, that sounds about right. It can be a bit of a gamble, and also it will always be cooler closer to the lake. Walking around downtown in areas that have a lot of tall buildings get that wind corridor effect.

Iím not sure that Iíve ever pinned down exactly where you are Mary, youíre always mentioning jaunting off to this or that city that seem so far apart to me when I look at a map, so I assume that youíre triangulated somewhere in the middle. I would guess that your climate is probably similar.

This is what the weather was like for April 2018:
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