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Introduction. . . [Apr. 16th, 2013|07:20 am]
Against the grain

food_allergies

[raynedanser]
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Just wanted to say hello. Hi!

Den. Moderate Dairy Allergy, with many other contact allergies. I get excema on my hand and IBS-like symptoms when I consume milk/dairy products. Soy and eggs seem to be ok. After attempting to manage my eczema and only reaching a certainly point with it (avoiding known contact irritants), I went DF one day and the eczema began to clear up and my IBS symptoms are nearly non-existent. (go figure! *g*) I feel SO much better, but am just so anxious for my eczema to continue to clear up. It isn't helping that I also recently had a wretched reaction to homemade Goat's Milk Soap, so I'm waiting on that to clear up as well. (I'm in the itchy as it heals stage, which I think is nearly as bad as the itchy from a break out stage)

Patience has never been a strong suit of mine. ;-)

I did have a question though. We camp a LOT in the summer time and we usually eat pot luck style with the other campers. Obviously that won't be an option for me, so what are some easily portable DF food items I can take with me? (We do have a camper, so space/refrigeration is not an issue)

But anyway. Hi! :D
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[User Picture]From: tracyandrook
2013-04-16 12:16 pm (UTC)
Nut butters. You can make your own, and flavor and sweeten them, yum. You may have to lock them up to prevent pilferage.

Maybe, ask yourself, what are our favorite camping foods, and how can I tweak these so that everybody can eat them? You can eat separate food for some situations, but for more "together" eating, you can test out some tweaked (or even some new!)entrees, desserts, etc., ahead of time.
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[User Picture]From: raynedanser
2013-04-16 01:22 pm (UTC)
I plan to modify cookies, brownies, make my own "safe" bread, and muffins. And I'll have to lock those as well. ;-)

Tell me more about nut butters?
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[User Picture]From: tracyandrook
2013-04-17 01:58 am (UTC)
Peanut butter is only the beginning.
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Nut-Butter-395870 Any nut (or seed), any liquid sweetener (honey, maple syrup, golden syrup, agave syrup, etc. etc.) A little salt, a little more mild oil to get things going in the blender.

Give yourself a little budget and go to the health food aisle or store, if you have one. Try the following:
Halva, a sesame butter (tahini) in a firm bar.
Justin's Nut Butter, http://www.justins.com/
Peanut Butter & Company, http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/
Maranatha, http://www.maranathafoods.com/

Caution caution! All of these are HIGH CALORIE.
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[User Picture]From: raynedanser
2013-04-18 11:09 am (UTC)
Oh my word! Why was this flagged by LJ as a suspicious comment? Good grief!

These look wonderful and like they may make a great treat for camping, thank you! :) (And I do have a natural store nearby, yay!)
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[User Picture]From: jennifer0246
2013-04-16 04:01 pm (UTC)
most things can be made dairy free (even like, alfredo, though i don't recommend it per se). i would talk to the people you usually camp with and brainstorm some things you can all eat and enjoy, perhaps with cheese added for those who can tolerate it.
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[User Picture]From: raynedanser
2013-04-18 11:11 am (UTC)
As far as I know, I'm the only one with a food allergy. We have a non-compliant diabetic that drops in occassionally, but that's the only other person with any dietary restrictions.

I have done some cooking, but we go with quite a crowd, so I'm going to end up with "my" food and "group" food, I think. There's not going to be much way to avoid it.
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[User Picture]From: ghislainedel
2013-04-16 10:54 pm (UTC)
Here's a list of things I made for myself to help plan camping food due to my own list of allergies:
Apples Celery Carrots Cucumber Green Beans
Peanut Butter & Hummus for dipping
Leftovers (Chili works well as a corn chip dip)
Various sausages (Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Hot Dogs) <-you'll want to check labels
Sauerkraut Mustard Ketchup
Crackers
Hot dog rolls
Tea bags
Potato or corn chips
Banana chips
Granola Bars
Beef Jerky
Canned or dried fruit
Nuts
Oatmeal, eggs, bacon or other breakfast foods that you like
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[User Picture]From: raynedanser
2013-04-18 11:12 am (UTC)
Your list looks very similar to previous lists of mine. ;-)

I LOVE banana chips like crazy. they seem to be my new craving.
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