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Bad Experiences With Side Effects Of An Allergy


Simply walking into a room and taking a few pretzels from a bowl to eat.  
Adding mascara to my eyes.
That is all that it took.  

Inhaler, allergy meds, they did not help.  A small amount of relief but not totally.  I did not want to do the epi pen.

When do you decide enough is enough and give in and see a doctor?

Left eye swollen to the point where it was almost shut.
Itching across the abdomen.  
This all started on Saturday.

By Monday, with no signs of improvement, the doctor was called.

Feeling like I was being dragged behind the truck, I went in to the doctor’s office to get a shot.  Now I had pain in two places.  His suggestion was to place a hot pack on my eye to reduce the swelling so I could at least see out of it.  I had been doing ice packs prior as a home remedy.

I came home, took a new Dish towel that I had just washed and dried and attempted to sew up all the sides, leaving a small opening on one end.  I turned it right side out and proceeded to fill it with long grain rice.  I then sewed up the opening and placed it in the microwave for four minutes.  

From there I headed to bed.  My hubby was amazed that this little project worked.  

It is wonderful.  It was something that I had at home.  I did not have to stop anywhere to make a purchase.  It was quick and easy to make on my sewing machine and I had instant relief.  

The trick is to not over fill the bag or it will burst.  Do not heat over four minutes in the microwave or you will burn yourself.  

heating pad

 

For more information about corn allergies here is some insight:  http://tammyeandhubby.wordpress.com/about-corn-allergies/ and also at http://tammyeandhubby.wordpress.com/about-corn-allergies/how-to-rule-out-an-allergy-to-a-food/

If this information can help even one other person from having to go through the week I have had, it is well worth sharing.

Benadryl has Corn Syrup in the liquid or Corn Starch in the capsules so before you reach for that for relief…read the information.

My best to all.

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Live to Eat|


Daily Prompt: Live to Eat

by michelle w. on December 21, 2012

Some people eat to live, while others live to eat. What about you? How far would you travel for the best meal of your life?

It is sad to say that I only travel as far as my kitchen for my meals.  Since the meals that I eat have to be recreated around my dietary needs and around my corn allergy it is difficult to eat out.

Often Used Business Cards

Often Used Business Cards

Power Strip

Power Strip

Calendar and Items Clipped

Calendar and Items Clipped

Towel Holders

Towel Holders

Vintage Medium Lid Holders

Vintage Medium Lid Holders

Aprons out of traffic

Aprons out of traffic

Rather than reach under a cupboard

Rather than reach under a cupboard

Instead of painting

Instead of painting

Recycle Bag Dispenser

Recycle Bag Dispenser

Roll Around Petition

Roll Around Petition

Roll around Rack

Roll around Rack

Tupperware Lid Holders

Tupperware Lid Holders

Spice Rack

Spice Rack

Mounted Cups Behind Microwave

Mounted Cups Behind Microwave

Took around kitchen

Took around kitchen

Easy mount and molding

Easy mount and molding

Goodwill Photos

Home Sweet Home

CIMG0069Making my own recipes I am certain what is actually in the food each time and I am not running for the Epi Pen.

Getting Recipes from the web and from various magazines such as Bon Appetite Magazine, Family Circle Magazine I can make great food at home and just modify the ingredients to meet my needs.

Changing Corn starch to Rice Starch or Potato Starch is a simple and healthy trade.

Changing regular flour to Gluten Free Flour is a simple and easy trade out that is healthy and easy.

CIMG1382CIMG1463CIMG2279Not only do we eat healthy, we are able to eat what we want, we save money on car gas and on restaurant costs as well.

Don’t forget to read my fellow bloggers insights on this also:

  1. Hyped up food [Daily Prompt] « Q the Adult
  2. Daily Prompt: Live to Eat | A Hedonistic Wander
  3. Daily Prompt: Live to Eat | Stuph Blog
  4. Eat to Live then to Eat | Phelio a Random Post a Day
  5. Living and eating … « Hope* the happy hugger
  6. Daily Prompt: Live to Eat | Pigments of Life
  7. Daily Prompt: Live to Eat « prettywitgla33es
  8. TDP: Soul Food | jrwritesthings
  9. Toast to Apples | Shadoza: In My World
  10. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/daily-post-live-eat/


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Kicking My Allergies One Step At A Time


I had been researching pasta machines since September when I did not receive on for my birthday.  I decided that I did not need an electric one (although it would have been nice) and that I could get all of the attachments and come under the cost of the electric one if I went with the hand crank one.

I went to http://www.walmart.com to make my final purchase as they were the cheapest and offered free shipping if my order was over $100.

If you love pasta, then you’ll adore the Weston 01-0201 6 Inch Manual Pasta Machine. With the adjustable, 6-inch rollers, you can have almost any thickness of pasta you want to make for any occasion. A double-cutter attachment means you can make both fettuccine and spaghetti, while easy-to-follow instructions help you along step by step. The included recipe booklet keeps the machine fresh year after year.

About Weston Dedicated to every aspect of the food chain, Weston gives customers what they want and what they need. From house ware products to specialized tools, Weston understands that food is the most important element of our lives. That’s why Weston commits itself to the preservation of nutritional value, efficient output, and quality products. If you want the best in home food equipment, look no further than Weston.

  • 6-inch wide, adjustable rollers
  • C-clamp attaches machine to counter
  • Heavy-duty metal construction
  • Double-cutting attachment
  • Complete with instructions and recipe booklet

What’s Included

  • • Pasta machine
  • • Double-cutting attachment

Specifications

Model No.: 01-0201
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 43.0

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I also bought attachments…could not resist

ravioli

Ravioli Maker

attachments

These are from Bed Bath and Beyond  I did not purchase these only got the ones from Walmart that I would use specifically as they sold them separately and not all together like BBB.

I had to go to http://www.amazon.com  to find my drying rack and a good cookbook to go with my machine.  I was pleased to find a Weston Drying Rack at Amazon for $9.99 so that was really reasonable.  I will be making my lasagna for Christmas with Gluten Free Flour.

drying rack

For $9.99 it is easier than the flour surface and takes up less room as I am at a loss for space. I always prefer to go to Amazon when I am looking to price compare an Item.

That was my goal to be corn free and gluten free with my lasagna before Christmas.

I have frozen several batches of homemade spaghetti sauce that I made from the vine tomatoes that my roofer brought me so I am good to go with my sauce.

Now to conquer the battle of the cheese.  That will be at least an hour in the store with my list that I was able to get from  http://www.cornallergens.com/food/corn-free-cooking-baking.php that I take with me when I shop.

The actual list if you do not want to go through the entire website is located here

http://www.cornallergens.com/list/corn-allergen-list.php

I actually discussed my corn allergy the other day when purchasing insurance to find out that my new insurance agent has just found out that she also has a corn allergy along with several other allergies.  She also thought for the longest time that she was just losing her mind and was perhaps becoming a hypochondriac since no one else around her seemed to be bothered by the same allergies that she had.

She stated that a huge weight had been lifted off from her shoulders by my talking and sharing with her.  I hope that by spreading the information that I have obtained around and others sharing with me that the world will be better equipped to help us survive our allergy one day at a time and one step at a time.

Thank you for reading.

Tammye Honey