A Look Before You LEAP (into peanut)

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What the LEAP Study REALLY means and where do we go from here-insight from allergist, Dr. Dave Stukus, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Allergy/Immunology at Nationwide Children’s Hospita-GUEST POST SERIES.  NOTE: Dr. Stukus is one of my favorites on Twitter with his humor and practical real world advice: @AllergyKidsDoc From the good doctor: I was … [Read more...]

Peanut Allergy Prevention Arrived!?

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The food allergy community has erupted into a loud conversation today over what is being called a landmark study about early introduction of peanut in infants to prevent peanut allergy!  At the annual American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Conference, today's big announcement brought the much-anticipated results of the LEAP (British … [Read more...]

Peppermint Nut-Egg-Dairy Free Cookies

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Some days, I just need my cookies!  I bought as many allergen safe candy canes (Spangler) as humanly possible right after Christmas so I can keep on making nut-dairy-egg freePeppermint Cookies.  This recipe was adapted from the original Toll House cookie recipe.  I will use chocolate chips, add cinnamon or make these with no add-ins at all!  This is another one of my favorite … [Read more...]

Double the ways to Carry EPI!

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Well, as luck has it, CarryNine just started taking pre-orders for their new upcoming leather EpiPen® epinephrine auto-injector wallet AND for their double Auvi-Q® square wallet.   CarryNine is offering several special discounts too! Check it out: Note: I was not paid by CarryNine to share this data, I'm just a sales/discount connosieur.  I also want to share as much as … [Read more...]

Food Allergy Baking & Cooking Hack #1

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Welcome to my new series: Food Allergy Baking and Cooking Hacks. A few times a month, I will share my handy culinary hacks.  I'm also inviting you to share your hacks too!  What's a HACK?  For the rest of the world, it's using a computer to access unauthorized data.  For me, regarding home cooking, it is a short cut or "cheat" to making fabulous food allergen safe foods! … [Read more...]