Saturday, June 25, 2011

True Life: I'm allergic to everything

This is one example of why I want to be a Naturopathic Doctor...

I need to find a way to get ahold of this young lady- so she can start an awareness club at her university through FoodAllergyTalk!

You have to watch this!

Please watch, share, and educate!! Thank you


Monday, June 20, 2011

ASU Chapter creates 2011 Walk Team

The ASU Chapter, FoodAllergyTalk [ASU] has created their walk team for the 2011 Walk for Food Allergy, to be held at the Tempe Arts Park in Tempe, Arizona.

We are walking to support FAAN (The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network). They provide food allergy awareness, advocacy, and education, and they support research for the 12 million Americans, including 3 million children, with a potentially life-threatening food allergy. We encourage you to support this event by joining our team and/or making a donation. Our goal is to raise $1,500!

For more information about the FAAN Walk for Food Allergy, please visit

Thank you for your help in making a difference for those with food allergies!


"The Food Allergy Cookbook"


I hope you're all doing amazingly well on this wonderfully [hot] Monday evening. I wanted to pass this informaiton along to you all! I think this will be a great tool to help prepare amazing meals. I have requested that I review the book, as well as conduct an interview- hopefully I will have that information to you all soon! Keep in touch,




A Guide to Living with Allergies

and Entertaining with Healthy, Delicious Meals

By Carmel Nelson and Amra Ibrisimovic

Are you turning down social gatherings that revolve around food? Skipping lunch with your co-workers to avoid an awkward explanation? Deserting the dinner table on holidays so you don’t have to reject Aunt Sally’s home-cooked meal? . . . Or are you the one playing host to your friends, some of whom may have food allergies? The husband who lit all the candles, and turned up the Barry White, but doesn’t know exactly what’s safe to cook for a romantic dinner? For all of you, here is your resource to make alternative dining easy and understandable!

Don’t let restricted options consume the joys of cooking! Say “NO!” to cardboard-flavored daily sustenance and brick-hard bread that would be more useful in constructing a house than actually eating. If you or someone you love has food allergies but is passionate about the culinary arts, this is the book for you!The Food Allergy Cookbook contains 101 delectable recipes tested to perfection. Each and every recipe is accompanied by an irresistible, full-length and in color photograph that will make you salivate before even whipping up the treat!

The joint authors, Carmel Nelson and Amra Ibrisimovic, are among the millions of people struggling with food allergies. Over the years, their friendship has fostered support for one another as they discover new ways to live and eat enjoyably. They were disappointed by the lack of resources available on food allergies when they needed it the most, only a few years ago. Now that they are both in the know, they want to share their knowledge with you!

The Food Allergy Cookbook caters to those with dairy, wheat, oats, barley, soy, and corn allergies. It shows that you don’t have to give up your favorites, just alter them! It even comes with a special recipe for a flour mixture to do just that. There are every-day recipes plus entire meal plans for holidays so you don’t have to forfeit entertaining or being a guest. Instead, prepare a to-die-for meal that everyone will love! Don’t be surprised if they ask for the recipe!

Recipes include:

  • BBQ dishes such as Chicken Legs and Sloppy Joes
  • Savory Stuffed Peppers for the Vegetarian or Bosnian Style
  • Comforting classics like Chicken Soup with Dumplings and Chicken Pot Pie
  • A full-course Thanksgiving meal consisting of Roasted Turkey with Gravy, a unique Holiday Stuffing, warm Harvest Soup, Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Potato Puree, and for dessert—Pumpkin Pie!
  • Sweets for the adventurous eaters—Grand Marnier Cranberry Muffins and Apple Pear Quinoa Crisp—but also the staples— rich Fudge Brownies and Chocolate Chip Cookies!
  • Bread Sticks and corn-free Korn Bread
  • And many more!

But The Food Allergy Cookbook is not merely a cookbook! It also serves up a list of restaurants with alternative menus, tips on working with your doctor and traveling safely, a lesson on deciphering food labels, and tons of helpful resources. Carmel and Amra will help you concoct healthy and flavorful recipes that finally prove…it IS possible to easily serve, eat and enjoy allergen-free fare. Now go play in the kitchen!

About the Authors:

CARMEL NELSON has worked as a substance abuse counselor and mental health therapist. She has been published in Living Without and Alaska Wellnessmagazines.

AMRA IBRISIMOVIC is a project manager and computer engineer. She emigrated from Bosnia during their civil war and became a U.S. citizen in 2000.

Carmel Nelson and Amra Ibrisimovic are available for interviews, please contact:

Esther Bochner,

The Food Allergy Book

A Guide to Living with Allergies and Entertaining with Healthy, Delicious Meals

By Carmel Nelson and Amra Ibrisimovic

Skyhorse Publishing Hardcover

On Sale: July 2011

ISBN: 978-1-61608-297-0

Price: $17.95

Friday, June 17, 2011

High school or college student? Help us go International!!

FoodAllergyTalk is partaking in a HUGE CHANGE that is going to blow you away! If you're currently in high school or college, then I'm looking at YOU!  

" has been through many changes over the past 7+ years since I've been working on it-starting when I was in middle school. Please allow me to introduce to you our next mission!
FoodAllergyTalk is the one and only online international support group that is dedicated towards working with Universities and High school students across the U.S. and around the world to create chapters and clubs, which act as support and awareness groups for students in high school and college. These groups are created through FoodAllergyTalk, and together we will form an original, collective international level of support for teens and young adults. " 
Visit our homepage (or ) for the new announcement as FoodAllergyTalk embarks on an INTERNATIONAL mission!!!

Email me with any questions, and if you're interested in starting a club or chapter at YOUR school!