You are viewing Allergic Living Canada | Switch to United States

Talking Allergies

* FAQ    * Search
* Login   * Register
It is currently Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:06 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 67 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:30 pm
Posts: 134
Saskmommy,
I have started using the earth balance, the only thing I don't like is that it is so hard. Do you keep yours out of the fridge?
Stephanie

_________________
myself -Shell Fish, asthma, environmental allergies
Husband - Environmental allergies
7 year old- peanut, environmental
5 year old- eggs, nuts, fish, peas, environmental, and asthma.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:09 pm
Posts: 21
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Sorry saskmommy, I should have looked more closely at your posting from 2005, where you do give the URL for Earth Balance. I'm glad to hear others endorsing it as a great product. It is so much better than Fleishmann's, which of course is off limits now anyway.

I wonder when they (Fleishmann's) are going to wake up and put a 'may contain' warning on their packages?? We've been using their salted lactose-free margarine for two years as a cheaper alternative (saving the Earth Balance for baking and popcorn, etc.), and all this time we were playing russian roulette. It's hard to believe that a big company like Fleishmann's could make that kind of mistake. Oh well, they just lost the dairy allergic market.

I know this is not the recipe thread, but since we're on the subject of margarine, I have to share this great frosting recipe:

Melody's Best Ever Vegan Frosting
(created by my friend Melody Tolson, who used to be a pastry chef)

1 tub Tofutti 'Better than Cream Cheese' (original flavour)
1 cup Earth Balance margarine (or other milk-free margarine -- not Fleishmann's!)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5-7 cups confectioner's sugar, depending on desired consistency
food colouring (optional)

Combine all in stand mixer and whip on med-high until very smooth. Makes enough to frost a large sheet cake or at least one 8-in. double-layer cake.

Enjoy!

Lee Parpart
Toronto, ON
dd: asthma, anaphylactic to milk, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, pollens, and the vaccine Pentacal
dh: asthma, hay fever
me: none

_________________
Lee Parpart
Toronto


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:39 pm
Posts: 1141
Location: saskatchewan, canada
Earth balance makes a "whipped" margarine as well. It spreads better .

I was actually thinking of trying tofutti cream creese in a frosting...thanks.

_________________
DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:30 pm
Posts: 134
Sakmommy
I have tried the whipped as well but am still finding pretty hard. I do really like the sticks for baking with though.
Stephanie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:09 pm
Posts: 21
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Stephanie,

I know what you mean -- my husband preferred Fleischmann's (until the latest word about its safety) because Earth Balance was too hard. But on the plus side, it warms up faster than cold butter. Just a few minutes on the counter seems to do the trick. I wouldn't feel comfy leaving it out all the time.

Cheers,
Lee

p.s. not that anyone's probably reading signatures this closely, but I accidentally wrote in my last message that dd was anaphylactic to pollen. She's not -- she's anaphylactic to milk, peanuts, tree nuts and Pentacel, severe (with GI symptoms only) to egg, and about as sensitive to pollens as the next atopic person.

_________________
Lee Parpart
Toronto


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:18 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:59 am
Posts: 63
Location: Ohio
Hi,

I was curious whether anyone knew of a margine that also does not have soy?

My son is allergic to egg, milk and soy.

Any suggestions? I couldn't tell if all of the Earth's Best products contain soy but they didn't say anything about not containing soy so I can't tell yet....

_________________
2.5 year old: allergic to wheat, dairy, egg, peanut, oat, turkey, and cats
5 year old: no known allergies
Husband no known allergies
Me allergy to morphine only


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:02 am
Posts: 164
Location: Winnipeg
When we saw ds's dietician last month, she recommended Becel RSF. I haven't contacted the company yet about its safety for those who are milk and soy allergic though (i.e., if it's produced on the same line as their dairy&soy-containing marg's).

Marla

_________________
*Son, 5 years old: Asperger's, allergic to eggs, peanuts, and mustard seed (outgrew dairy and soy)
*Son, 23 months old
*Hubby: allergic to cats and trees (non-specified types)
*Self: allergic to penicillin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:30 pm
Posts: 134
Karen,
You had mentioned that you might look into the Fleichmans letter to the editor in the last issue. Have you found anything out?
Stephanie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:13 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:04 pm
Posts: 2044
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
I did ask my friend, who said that Unilever told her there wasn't a problem. But I want to follow up.

I'm actually planning on calling Unilever tomorrow and quoting the letter to the editor to them. If the info is true about the casein, we should all know about this. If it's false, well, we should know that too.

I will report back.

K.

_________________
Karen, proud Mom of
- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:04 pm
Posts: 2044
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
I haven't heard of a soy free margarine. I have heard of people using Spectrum Shortening as a sort of margarine.

http://www.spectrumorganics.com/?id=87

K.

_________________
Karen, proud Mom of
- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:22 am
Posts: 24
Location: Vancouver Island
I've had no luck with a dairy/soy free margarine. Earth Balance contains soy. Coconut oil works well in baking, provided you don't also have coconut allergies!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:22 am
Posts: 24
Location: Vancouver Island
Oops, sorry Karen! I didn't check your link before posting - spectrum shortening is coconut oil. I have used it in the past and it adds a really nice flavour. It is quite hard so I keep it in the cupboard, not the fridge.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:09 pm
Posts: 21
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Is coconut oil OK for those with peanut and/or nut allergies? I should really know this, but isn't coconut a nut? Is the oil considered OK if it's refined?

Thanks,
Lee

_________________
Lee Parpart
Toronto


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:09 am
Posts: 1054
Here's a discussion about coconut: http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=73
and another: http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... php?t=1215


Last edited by ethansmom on Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:09 pm
Posts: 21
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Thanks ethansmom, very helpful.

Has there been a similar discussion about shea butter? (I ask because my daughter's kindergarten teacher loves the stuff and has it in her moisturizer and hand soap. She very graciously brought in a photocopied list of the ingredients in her moisturizer, and after some discussion about it she offered to switch to Glysomed, which is what we use at home. I gave her a big tub of the stuff and she is using it, but the staff washroom at my daughter's school still has a shea butter soap. I am not sure whether to go the extra step and ask them to switch...)

And all of this has nothing to do with margarine, so I should really be posting this elsewhere....but with folks like ethansmom knowing the history of this listserv, I thought I would ask.

cheers,
lee

dd: asthmatic, anaphylactic to milk, peanuts, tree nuts and the vaccine Pentacel, severely allergic to egg, allergic to various environmentals
dh: asthmatic, environmental allergies
me: none

_________________
Lee Parpart
Toronto


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 67 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group