DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES…TRY STOPPING AT ONE!

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The boys had a few friends coming over for post-match snacks on the weekend. Apart from the nice cooling platters of fruit, we had to come up with a treat that would make everyone one happy, regardless of allergies or not! We had one hour to come up with something and remembered one of our favourite go-to recipes for snacks and treats which we hadn't made in a long time. These cookies are crisp at the edge and deliciously soft at the centre which is how our kids prefer them or they can be left ...
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WHAT WORKS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

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It’s not always easy to figure out the best way to approach new situations whether you’re the parent of a food allergic child or not. That said, if you are the parent of a food allergic child, as new situations and experiences arise we sometimes need to get creative to find a solution that works. "You’re incredible, how are you always able to attend all school excursions?"  We could have launched into the long and extended version of why and how but typically decided to spare the enquirer and ...
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OUR KITCHENS TURNED INTO LABS!

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We have had lots of ‘fun’ over the years adapting recipes, substituting ingredients, testing, adjusting, tasting and re-adjusting until we hit a winning formula that we could all enjoy as a family and share with others as well.  Almost all have been fantastically successful. With the exception of a few minor culinary disasters and a failed birthday cake! On that particular occasion a guest commented to never judge a book by its cover as the cake looked fantastic (a football field from memory) b...
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OUR CHILDREN’S FIRST ALLERGIC REACTION…

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Welcome again to our world of food allergies and to where this all started for our kids - Isa, Mich, Seb and Liv. Isabelle’s first anaphylactic reaction and subsequent admission to emergency happened at the age of two when she was given a piece of cake containing crushed cashews and pistachio nuts by a well-intentioned relative. Isabelle’s reaction was immediate, her face swelled almost beyond recognition, hives covered her small body and she was having great difficulty breathing. It was a fri...
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HELLO AND WELCOME…

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For us, as for all parents, our children’s initial diagnosis of life-threatening food allergies felt pretty overwhelming.  It was at the time difficult to comprehend some of the challenges that lay ahead.  There was very little practical information on hand, limited understanding in the community on how to live well with life threatening food allergies and certainly not a lot to guide us. With the help of medical specialists, many books (often sparse on practical advice) and the internet, we le...
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The Checklists

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A compilation (31 in total!) of detailed, yet simple and common sense checklists, categorised to guide you through everyday life events and through key stages of your child’s life. The checklists allow you to systematically tick each suggestion, step-by-step. All the lists have been refined and put into practice many times, ensuring that you can confidently and systematically cover all considerations. AllergyLogic is here to help you, at home, at birthday parties, when engaging a babysitt...
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Creating Your Own Lists

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Design your own personal lists and save them under any of the given checklist categories. Create as many lists as you require and allocate lists for each person noting their individual needs. Each holiday, each birthday, each outing – use the provided checklists as a guide to construct your own lists for any event. Your preferred lists, whether blue for those provided by AllergyLogic or green for those created by you, can also be saved to a separate screen of favourite checklists for y...
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The Allergens Detailed

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Extensive allergen tables helping you to understand ingredient labels – essential when shopping or when checking if any product is safe to use for your child and all conveniently accessible. The tables provide: detailed reference lists of alternate names for each of the nine most commonly occurring food allergens a comprehensive listing of food and products that may contain these allergens Substituting Ingredients Using a recipe with Egg, Wheat or Milk products? This section provid...
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Your Allergy Information

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Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that requires emergency medical attention. Anaphylaxis occurs when the body’s immune system perceives a usually harmless substance, such as certain foods, as a threat and wrongly reacts to it. Common triggers of anaphylaxis include foods (typically peanut, tree nut, egg, shellfish, fish, milk, soy and sesame), insect stings, latex and some medicines. Some people are so highly allergic that tiny quantities or even trace amounts of the specific a...
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