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2/25/09 4:26 A

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Lizbethryan, have you considered ordering online? I know my sister has gotten some flour that way. It is expensive, but worth while. Also you can look online for cookbooks if you need recipes that work with those particular flours.
For me, online ordering doesn't work because of living in Ukraine. They don't always allow stuff through customs, so I have to be very careful about what I order or else try to have some one "courier" it over.
But it is definitely worth a shot for you. Where do you live in England? I lived in Oxford for a couple of years as a kid and absolutely loved it! It's one of the few places that I've been that I'd actually like to go back to.

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2/24/09 2:44 P

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Welcome Wanderr another interesting thread well done this is just what we need on here to hear about eachothers allergies and how we cope with them.
Here IN England there are alturnatives to most foods/drinks sum harder to obtain than others.
My big probkem is flour !!!!!
Most places sell flour but a blended flour and thas where the problems start. The blends of different flours amke me ill.
I dont cook cakes, breads, and biscuits coz of this problem i tend to buy from supermarkets so i kow wot is in them.

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2/23/09 10:00 A

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i find alternatives. i like cookies and deserts and bread but allergic to eggs. so i don't eat anything at restaurants that has thos things just in case. but i found interesting alternatives. For those NOT allergic to soy and chocolate. there is a new thing called chocolate/vanilla tofu. it is a base that is gluten free. it is great straight out of the package as a pudding or pie filling. it is great. Probally can't get at stores in ukraine but try online distributers for special things you know you can eat. I try variety as much as possible. With allergies i understand that is hard. but it helps me to not feel so limited when i find new ways or alternatives to fav things i can still eat. Katy

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2/23/09 9:30 A

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Hi all,
Like you, I have many allergies primarily because of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome or whatever they are calling it just at the moment. :P
I live in Ukraine right now, so sometimes that adds extra challenges to my diet. Can't really find a lot of those natural replacements. But I'm working on it.
I'm just interested in seeing what you all do and how you find ways to cope with a reduced caloric intake without feeling cheated when you already can't have so many things?
I'm pretty adjusted to most of my allergies, but sometimes a new one pops up or one takes a turn for the worse. I really struggle with snacking because I love my chips, chocolate and coke! :( Very bad in any case, but even worse given my health issues! So I'm trying to reduce those.

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