Food is supposed to be a source of comfort. Right?

Sometimes, however, it can be the source of our illness. When dietary staples like wheat, milk and sugar become our foe, it can be overwhelming to navigate what’s safe to eat, how to dine out, or how to just feel normal once in a while.

Here we’re dealing with the broader issues, so you can go to the recipes section for the actual noshing part.

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When you’re on the road with food allergies, you face a daunting task at least 3 times a day. When you also have work to accomplish, emotional exhaustion sets in on about Day 3.

I’m on an influencers trip right now for Women in Tech sponsored by Visit California, Microsoft and Nokia, and we have been trying out the latest Lumia phones. I’m using the 1520 (which has the most incredible digital camera I’ve used yet, incidentally), and I looked to see what types of apps they had for food allergies. I found 2 free ones I liked, and 1 I really wanted to try, but its not yet available for this phone. However, it might work in yours, so I’m including it below, because it’s a keeper. If you’re using any of these already, how do you like them? Pros & cons? Please share in the comments!

eat findr

This one really wowed me, as it has options for gluten-free, paleo and numerous others.

Safe to Eat

If you tend to purchase big brands (and we hope you’re doing that in moderation, ahem), this app gives you a listing of allergens and additives by brand.

food allergy translate (free version)

It’s disappointing that this isn’t yet available for the Lumia, but it seems worth waiting for (it’s available for smaller phones). It looks really well designed, and provides translations for your food allergies in various foreign languages. Major score for international travelers like me.

This trip is sponsored by Microsoft, Nokia and Visit California. All opinions are my own.


Food Allergies: A Kid’s View

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My dear friend Jenn and her exuberant, talented son Ryan have created a video to talk about Ryan’s peanut allergies for Food Allergy Awareness Week.

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Finally! A Real Beer That’s Gluten Free

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Yes, you can have a beer. And you will love it. Thanks to Omission beer and the CEO and brewmaster, who have a vested interest in giving celiacs a great beer experience.

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See Jennifer in “Eat, Cook, Love”

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Jennifer is featured in the new documentary Eat, Cook, Love, created by the CBC-Radio Canada to address the lost pleasures of food, and the government’s increasing interference in what we eat.

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A Food Allergy Christmas

I put this little ditty together from the perspective of the cook who often needs to host us. I know we can be a handful, we folk with allergies and sensitivities and what not. So hats off to the cooks who see to our well-being, no matter what the challenge. Merry Christmas! Twas the night […]

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