Monday, May 1, 2017

Aware Flare for 2017

Welcome May!

Most of you know that May is the official month of food allergy awareness and even though most of us probably feel pretty secure and (feel) that we have a bunch of allergy knowledge, I wanted to share some trusted resources to make sure you that you KNOW you are filled to the brim with more of that knowledge. In fact, you might have short-term A.A.O. (allergy awareness overload). As I always say, it's better to have too much information than not enough. Here is just a tiny fraction of some of the wonderful ways to enjoy May, get your information geek on, support, shop and even win great goodies.

Events & Expos

Asthma & Allergy Day
Allergy & Asthma Network
Information here*
Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.
7 AM - 7:30 PM
*Registration is required

Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Expo
Read why you NEED to go to this event!
Atlanta, GA
May 20-21st
Cobb Galleria Centre- Exhibit Hall A
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA
10-4 Saturday
10-3 Sunday
* Check their sites for ticket discounts, giveaways & promos

Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest
Click here for a discount ticket
Minneapolis, MN
May 20-21st
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue S
Exhibit Hall D
10-4 Both Days

Turn It Teal
Find out which building near you will be showing food allergy awareness in May by turning their lights teal. Better yet, recommend one to join in. The more teal, the more support seen nationwide.

Blogs, Websites & Social Stuff

AllergyPhoods (Me!)
Whether I can help in the way of a food allergy consultation, a copy of my ebook The Stepping Stones to Food Allergies, speaking at an event and much more, I am here year round. Most of my recipes are free of gluten, dairy, egg, peanut and more or they can be safely substituted. I am always just an email away for whatever kind of allergy support you may need. Be sure & sign up for my free bi-annual newsletter as well as subscribing to me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, Alignable and HealthUnlocked

Fearless Dining
This gluten free mom, recipe experimenter and gluten free advocate hosts a blog that is 100% gluten free with a lot of dairy free and Paleo sprinkled in. Social media links: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Tumblr and Twitter

Gluten - Free Palate
Gluten free and (mostly) dairy free- recipes that don't call for extravagant ingredients or labor-intensive steps. They use one or two bowls, require less than 30 minutes and take less than one hour to bake. Her motto: Have fun and keep it simple!
Social media links:
Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter

Vegetarian Mamma
Recipes that are easy to make, taste great and are free from gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, meat and are often dairy free.
Social media links: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest,
and Twitter

Celiac Mama
Mother to a fun-loving 4 year old who has Celiac Disease and a dairy allergy. Her goal in creating this website is to share their knowledge so that other parents of children with Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance or other food allergies can benefit.
Social media links: TwitterFacebook and Instagram

My Gluten Free Miami
Being diagnosed with Celiac Disease requires a strict gluten-free diet- it's hard but you CAN live gluten-free and not feel like you are missing out! Recipes, tips and tricks for living gluten-free.
Social media links: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter

Strength and Sunshine
A healthy gluten-free and allergy-friendly food blogger, Celiac advocate, yoga and college student with a strong passion for finding the beauty and happiness in life no matter what hurdles it throws at you.
Social media links: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn

Nut Free Wok
Allergy aware Asian fare. All nut free with suggestions on how to adapt other allergens whenever possible.Recipes, cooking techniques and food allergy related awareness and advocacy issues.
Social media links:
FacebookTwitterGoogle+Instagram and Pinterest

Always dairy, egg, nut free and Vegan as well as recipes that are (for the most part) top 8 free. 
Social media links: FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest and Google+ 

Boulder Locavore
Easy seasonal gluten-free recipes that make the ordinary extraordinary. Join in on the food adventures to healthy, delicious living. Social media links: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter

Plant based recipes, lifestyle with food allergies. Gluten free and tips to eat more plants and honest motherhood.
Social media links: Instagram and Pinterest

Severe food allergies (peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, soy and more) and I love to eat. I try not to let my allergies stand in the way of enjoying food and want to share my ways of coping with food allergies and how to eat deliciously without feeling limited by them.
Social media links:FacebookGoogle+InstagramPinterest and Twitter

Food enthusiast. Always gluten free, real whole foods. Often Paleo, sometimes raw or Vegan and mostly dairy free, corn and soy free
Social media links: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter

We bridge the gap between diagnosis and safe inclusive daily life for individuals with disabilities and food allergies from the classroom to the kitchen.
Social media links: Facebook and Instagram
Allergy Awesomeness
Her motto "Give up ingredients, but don't give up awesomeness. I hope those with limited diets or food allergies can find inspiration and see that foods can still taste awesome!"
Social Media Links: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Google+

Go Dairy Free
The largest resource for dairy free living providing recipes, reviews, guides, travel and more.
Social Media Links: PinterestFacebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and LinkedIn

Accidentally Crunchy
Written by a mom to a little boy with multiple food allergies. Adjusting to life with allergies wasn't easy but with a bit of creativity, you can adapt your favorite recipes to be allergy-friendly! Accidentally Crunchy is your source for delicious, allergy-friendly, plant-based recipes.
Social Media Links: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter

Help people with and without food allergies and restricted diets eat delicious food. Cookbooks, workshops and more. Watch for details about the Food Allergy Awareness Expedition coming to a city near you!
Social Media Links:  Instagram, YouTube, FoodandLego, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook

Shop, Save & Support
Use code AWARE to receive 15% off your order in May for Food Allergy Awareness Month. Us it as often as you like in May
Spray oil that contains no soy, additives or propellants- just pure oil. Order using promo code nutrimom15 and save 15%. Unsure? Watch & see why I recommend it.

Nima is donating 1% of all Nima Starter Kit sales to nonprofits that support education and treatment for people living with Celiac Disease.

Now through May 31st, save 15% on your order over $25 using code RB-NM17-SPRING

Dress Down Day- All children attending a private school can ask their principle to raise money with a "dress down day". Approved school campaign students each bring $1 to be "out of uniform" for the day. OR for any public or private school students, ask your principal if you can wear "teal" during Food Allergy Awareness Week. Each student participating will donate $1. All proceeds will be donated to FAACT to enhance their education programs (complete details here).

THE smoothest almond butter ever! Made in an almond-only facility, see why I recommend Barney Butter & use code Tracy20 to save 20% on your order.

DAILY giveaways on bunches of gluten free goodies! Join #CDAM17 so you don't miss out (click here) and share...because sharing is nice any month but especially the month of May.

May 1 - 19th they are hosting an online promotion designed to "give back" to donors. Some of the prizes include a Dyson air purifier, tickets to a block party at Paramount Studios and more! Visit their Facebook page for complete details.

Do you have a favorite resource, 
special food allergy awareness event or something else
that you would like to share? Feel free to share in the comments!


  1. I love that you put this resource together for everyone. It's one to bookmark & share for sure... and thanks for including Allergylicious! The more people that can be reached and helped, the better.

  2. Way to go, Tracy! Thanks so much for putting this list together and I'm so honored to be featured. So many awesome resources. BTW, I will be on the blogger team for GFAM expo in the San Mateo, so northern California, Bay Area and west coast folks can stay tuned for ticket discounts and giveaways!

  3. Thanks for putting this together! So nice to have it all in one spot.

    1. Feel free to share other links or information that may help others as well :)

  4. Thank you for sharing this great list of resources! I blog about my family's gluten free journey at A friend of mine blogs about being vegan at (not all of her recipes are gluten free, though she has begun doing more GF versions after meeting me). ~Adrienne

  5. This is such a great round-up of resources, and so useful to have it all in one spot! Honoured to be included in it, and appreciate your taking the time to put it together!

  6. Thanks for this great list of resources, Tracy! I just relaunched the Food Allergy and Sensitivity Circle (FoodASC) which is a community and an online directory to improve lives through valuable resources that empower & connect the food allergy and sensitivity communities. Thanks for the opportunity to share with your community.

  7. To Your Health Bakery is a small batch Winston-Salem based bakery that caters to individuals with food allergies. You can find them on Instagram, Facebook, and

    1. Thank you for everything that you do for our community :)

  8. Went here for a great all-you-can-eat buffet and they held nothing back. Their food, service and mostly the staff were truly amazing. I was starving and am one of those voracious "sampling" type eaters who has to try everything in a buffet, and at venue New York I couldn't make it!


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