I once had a boss who after exiting the bathroom made the comment "Geez, can't some people just put a bung in it until they get home?"Yup, someone had done a real stinker in there. And it wasn't me ... this time.An IBS friend and I were cracking up about this recently, because clearly my … Continue reading What the hell is that smell? (umm …)
Feeding friends with food related CIA*s(CIA = Conditions/Intolerances/Allergies)Guest post by Janine Williams Janine is one of the best people I know. She also happens to be a whiz in the kitchen and supporter for all us food challenged folk. Here's a guest post Janine wrote for me about her experiences cooking for friends with "CIA*s = … Continue reading Guest post: Feeding the intolerant
Imagine trying to cater for a family where just about everyone has food issues, and no two people have exactly the same combo of food needs.Yup, that's my family.Yesterday my sister Joanna got married, and because she's a huge tea fiend Zealong Tea Estate was an obvious choice for lunch.Prior to the wedding I sent them … Continue reading A very special wedding at Zealong
A few weeks ago I received this flier in my inbox from the lovely folk at Hamilton's branch of the Weston A. Price Foundation: . Looks interesting huh? So last Thursday I hitched a ride with a friend and went along for a listen. I'm going to be honest, the evening was not what I … Continue reading What’s behind the wave of allergies, intolerances & disorders?
Not content with the football incident, I truly pushed the boat out a few years ago and absolutely humiliated my husband.*It all started with a visit to my family ...The crying gameA member of my family was undergoing cancer treatment. Radiation treatment, although not as severe in side-effects as chemotherapy, is no joke. It wears you … Continue reading How to embarrass your husband part two
There have been a few moments in my life when having food allergies has just been plain embarrassing. However, it's a special kind of awesome, when you get to embarrass others with your food allergies ... and unfortunately for my husband, it's him who often ends up bearing the brunt of these moments of humiliation.Post-football eatsHave … Continue reading How to embarrass your husband part one
One of the scariest things you can do as a person with food allergies, is to dine out. Over the years, I've been inadvertently 'glutened' a number of times. This is a particularly unlovely experience, involving much pain and toilet paper use. In case you need reminding, even safe-seeming food like sushi can be an issue ...I've become hyper-vigilant about … Continue reading Eating out safely