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Dining Out

Step-by-Step Guide to Dining Out Safely

Missing out on great restaurant evenings with friends? Learn how you, too, can indulge.

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‘Oh Waiter…’ An Allergic Child Learns to Dine Out

There I was again, reeling off the list of foods which my son, Julian, had to avoid because of his allergies to peanuts, nuts, shellfish, chick peas, split peas and soy. He was 6 years old at the time and we were dining at a restaurant, one of many during a week-long vacation in Florida. […]

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Allergic Living’s Guide to Smart Dining

In a few short years, there have been huge strides in restaurant awareness of allergies and intolerances. Welcome to the brand new era of dining out safely.

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Managing Life With Milk and Egg Allergies

Milk and egg allergies mostly affect children, who usually become allergic to milk and egg as toddlers.

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What’s the Scoop on Peanut and Nut Oils?

Oils generally come in two kinds: refined and unrefined. 1. Refined Oil: When a peanut or nut oil is refined, the chances of the proteins of that food being in the oil are low. While pure refined peanut oil does exist, it is always safer to avoid peanut oil completely since there is no definitive […]

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What’s the Scoop on Tree Nut Oil?

Oils generally come in two kinds: refined and unrefined. 1. Refined Oil: When a tree nut oil is refined, the chances of the proteins of that food being in the oil are low. While pure refined oils (various tree nuts and also peanut) exist, it is always safer to avoid nut oil completely since there […]

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My Outlaw In-law

Even my own brother-in-law does not have an auto-injector despite his many food allergies, including peanuts and tree nuts. The first time he got one was when he began dating my sister in 1989. She said: “You have to have an EpiPen.” Today, Sean Randall, a 43-year-old artist, thinks it’s in a drawer somewhere. I […]

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The Food Allergy Deniers

As a magazine writer, Chris Koentges eats, drinks and travels for a living. The 31-year-old Calgary resident has what most people would consider a dream assignment: he samples delicious foods in fabulous resorts and exotic locales. Then he finds the right words to describe to his readers what he eats and what he sees. There’s just […]

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Etiquette 101 – No. 2

Dory Cerny has the snappy answer for that allergy “situation.” Situation: There’s a friend at work you’ve often had lunch with. Lately, he’s decided it’s funny to tell the waiter “just bring her some water – she’s allergic to everything else.” How to handle: Before your next midday meal with Don Rickles, prepare a sarcastic […]

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Etiquette 101

Dory Cerny plays Miss Manners for those awkward allergic moments. Situation: A female aquaintance gives you a gift that includes your allergen, such as chocolate-covered nuts or a food basket full of potentially lethal goodies. How to Handle: If you don’t know the woman well, just say a gracious thank you and promptly “re-gift”. If […]

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