Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Online Pampered Chef FARE Fundraiser

We’re excited to share this food allergy related fundraiser here in case any of you have considered ordering bakeware or the like from Pampered Chef as the holidays approach!  25% of your purchase will go to FARE.  The steps are detailed but easy and you can share this information with family and friends that may be Pampered Chef fans.  I actually have an old Pampered Chef cookie press that I use to make Cybele Pascal’s Orange Spritz Cookie recipe and it works wonderfully.

Just go to: http://www.pamperedchef.biz/lauriemyers?page=products-main

Then select the item you’re interested in and click “Find out how to purchase…” under the product image.

Enter “FARE” as the Host name and go from there!

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We’d love to hear if you have a favorite Pampered Chef product in the comments in case anyone reading is looking for gift ideas for the baker in their life.  Pampered Chef even has a Gluten Free recipe collection on their site which is nice to see.

Laura Kitchings Q & A

We will be introducing you to the speakers and attendees of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference by sharing their responses to a few questions. We have asked them to choose to answer 3-5 of these questions:

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?

7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
8. What other blogger has inspired you?
9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why?
10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try? 

 View More: http://dottiefoley.pass.us/profilepicsMy name is Laura Kitchings and I blog at GF-Archivist.com . I am an archivist, a pet owner, and an aunt with three Master’s Degrees (strange, I know) and do not practice perfect grammar. I have a changing relationship with punctuation marks and capitalization.  In October 2011 I self-diagnosed with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, and in January 2012 I stopped consuming milk products on a daily and/or weekly basis. I was briefly vegan, but found it was not the ideal diet for my body. I don’t believe in telling others what to eat, but simply want to share what works for me.

 

 

2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
My post about scanning my old photographs led me to examine my journey to the gluten-free life. 

3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
Blogging about my gluten-free life, has led me to experimenting in the kitchen and slowly developing my own recipes.  I am looking forward to The Art of Recipe Development. 
 
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
Being gluten-free has required me to become more assertive. I now feel more comfortable asserting myself on non-food related subjects and having confidence in my opinions. 

5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
Once I became more open about living gluten-free, friends and friends of friends began asking me for resources.  The blog began as a way to keep a list of these resources and led to random posts about my life with food intolerance.

6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
On days when living gluten-free becomes a massive hassle, it is great to read about others dealing with similar issues.

10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?

Honestly, I do not have an answer to this question as living gluten-free has actually led to a diversification of my diet. 

 

Jenny Sprague Interviewed by Robyn O’Brien, Author of “The Unhealthy Truth”

We are so proud and appreciative that Robyn O’Brien, author of “The Unhealthy Truth” featured the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference in her latest post on her Prevention.com blog “Inspired Bites.”

There are some incredible parents fighting to protect the health of America’s children from conditions and diseases like cancer, autism and allergies.  One of them is a mom named Jenny Sprague.  Like most of us, she wasn’t looking for this, but when your child has a life threatening allergic reaction, your life changes immediately.  You change.  You learn to cook, read labels like an FBI investigator and do everything that you can to ensure that your little one is safe.  She is taking it to the next level in order to help others.  I had the privilege of interviewing her.  Her answers, passion and dedication will inspire you.

(continue reading here: Food Allergies: One Mom’s Blog Turns Into a Full Blown Conference)

We hope you enjoy the interview and that it gets you excited about what November 2nd through 4th holds.

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P.S. Please e-mail us at fablogcon@gmail.com with your dietary needs for menu finalization and contact information you’d like shared for the USB drive we’ll be giving to attendees so that your conference connections will be long lasting!

IF you have not made your reservations for your hotel yet, you have until  OCTOBER 3, 2013 to get the conference discounted room rates.  All requests for rooms at the convention group rate must be received no later than October 3, 2013.   Guests may also call The South Point Hotel Reservations Department directly 866-791-7626 (toll free) In order to obtain your special group rate, the guests need to identify themselves as being with Food Allergy Blogger Conference or group code:  FOO1102.

Shelly Dutil Q & A

We will be introducing you to the speakers and attendees of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference by sharing their responses to a few questions. We have asked them to choose to answer 3-5 of these questions:

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
8. What other blogger has inspired you?
9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why?
10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try? 

round-head-shot2-1024x1024Shelly Dutil is a certified Holistic Coach, a licensed Estheician, and a nutrition-fanatic Foodie all in one! She belives the food we eat diectly impacts how happy and healthy we are. You can follow her on Twitter @nutrition_happy Or check out her Nutrition Happy Facebook page, and Nutrition Happy blog.

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?

I have owned Alyssa Fleming’s book, “Go Dairy Free”, for several years. It’s full of incredible recipes. I have introduced several nutrition clients to her book and her website as a helpful resource. I think she did a great job with both! I am very inspired by her story and all she has created out of it for herself. I am very excited to learn more from her!!!

4. What is the best thing about food allergies?

I would have to say that the best thing about food allergies is being inspired to change the way you eat and rediscovering food in a whole new way. As a Holistic Health Coach, I enjoy helping my clients discover new foods and get excited about food again. Inspiring them to eat healthier by making it fun and exciting is always my goal.

7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?

I would have to say, Blender Girl. I absolutely understand her love for her Vitamix, since I’ve been devoted to mine for the past 8 years. I remember it took me at least 3 years before I would allow myself to part with that kind of money, for what many think is just a blender, but it is so much more than that! I use mine at least once a day, so it has certainly earned it’s keep! I too feel that food is my medicine and I can relate to her story. I have so much respect for her and I find her to be such an inspiration!

10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?

Homemade macaroni and cheese
Swiss fondue
Baked brie in a phyllo dough w/ fresh fruit slices