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Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Food Allergy Concierge
« Last post by hezzier on March 20, 2019, 11:20:00 AM »
I think it's great if you can afford it, but we just aren't in a place to spend that kind of money for a family of 4...honestly, that's a year of college for some places.
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Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Food Allergy Concierge
« Last post by spacecanada on March 20, 2019, 10:46:39 AM »
The Israel trip is around US$6900 per person, which is high yet still reasonable for a guided tour with five star meals and accommodations.  (Adventures by Disney tours, for comparison -- who also have great allergy accommodations -- run around US$6400 per person on some European itineraries as well.)  That said, I agree it is beyond the affordability of most people.  The person I spoke with said they are trying to find more economical accommodations and restaurants to work with to bring down the cost for future trips.
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Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Food Allergy Concierge
« Last post by hezzier on March 20, 2019, 09:21:43 AM »
I ran into them on FB and looked into a trip...it’s complete unaffordable for the “not rich” population, but great idea.
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Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Food Allergy Concierge
« Last post by GoingNuts on March 20, 2019, 05:57:08 AM »
Wow! 

I have no idea how much their services cost, but this could be a terrific resource if they deliver what they promise.

My friend's family went to Israel a few years ago, and despite a tight comfort zone her DD (PN, TN, Sesame) had two minor reactions, and one severe one that resulted in her bring rushed to the hospital with a military escort from the Lebanese border.  Something like this could be a game changer for families.

I'm going to share this with my local group - thank you for sharing.
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Traveling & Restaurants / Food Allergy Concierge
« Last post by spacecanada on March 20, 2019, 01:20:57 AM »
I'm posting this as me, not as my business since I have no involvement in this tour company.  However, I am curious as to what members here think of this idea. 

https://www.foodallergyconcierge.com

They also have some organised tours and a safari coming up:
https://www.foodallergyconcierge.com/your-allergy-free-luxury-vacation/group-trips

The tours are organised with some very high standards.  I will admit I was quite impressed by the precautions they intend to take on the tours, such as no food on the bus, kitchen supervision, keeping all meals free from as many allergens as possible in the travel group so everyone feels safe and included, and a paramedic as part of the tour group, among other things.  I spoke with an allergy mother in Israel who is helping to promote the tours, and she was looking for feedback as well.  Interesting concept, and visiting Israel and Africa with allergies would be pretty amazing. 

Just sharing, though if anyone has any specific feedback I can forward it to my contact in Israel that told me about these tours in the first place.
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Recipes & Cooking / Re: Easter 2019 (and beyond)
« Last post by buttons on March 19, 2019, 10:36:04 PM »
I used this recipe for the base

https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/vegan-meringue-cookies/

but added a little rose water and color because I was actually making a variation of  these cookies, and piped some of the meringue for the heart and candy cane shapes to decorate my cake.

https://www.bakingmad.com/recipe/rose-water-meringue-kisses?epik=dj0yJnU9a3FncEtmZUV2eV9OQk96VkFHNFlCOHR0Wnh4d1pOYVcmbj1icmR0VzUtZnpwTUJNZmo4TmN4bnN3Jm09MyZ0PUFBQUFBRnlScm1R

I either got lucky, or they’re easy to make. The beating part took some time, but it really does stiffen up!
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Recipes & Cooking / Re: Easter 2019 (and beyond)
« Last post by spacecanada on March 19, 2019, 06:41:26 PM »
The empty tomb cookies we made were different, with a marshmallow in the middle that puffed up and dissolved, in a pastry-like casing, but I'm intrigued by these (aquafaba) meringue ones.  Recipe?  I see a few online, but wonder what recipe actually works.  I'm so excited by this!
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Recipes & Cooking / Re: Easter 2019 (and beyond)
« Last post by rebekahc on March 19, 2019, 03:43:14 PM »
Thanks for the tip, buttons!
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Recipes & Cooking / Re: Easter 2019 (and beyond)
« Last post by buttons on March 19, 2019, 03:10:21 PM »
I’ve made meringue with aquafaba and used the shapes for decorating a gingerbread cake. Delicious and egg free!
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Recipes & Cooking / Re: Easter 2019 (and beyond)
« Last post by rebekahc on March 19, 2019, 02:44:28 PM »
SC, those empty tomb/resurrection cookies are just meringues (basically egg whites and sugar).  The recipes usually call for nuts, but I think you can just leave them out - one of the preschools I worked for used to make them, but I doubt they included any nuts.  I've seen the cookies, but never eaten them due to my egg allergy.
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