The Food Allergy and Anaphalyxis Network — some good things on their website, though you have to join to get all the info.
Kids With Food Allergies: A great resource for parents of kids with food allergies, this site offers support boards for parents and a searchable database of recipes, though you need to join to access it. (Dues are $25 a year)
Food Allergy Kitchen: An allergy-free recipe exchange on Yahoo groups:
Allergy Baskets.com: Gift baskets of food free of the top eight allergens. What a great idea!
Barbara’s Bakery: Healthy cereals and snack bars, some free of Top Eight allergens.
Bob’s Red Mill — Flours and whole grains, including glueten-free flour mixes.
Chocolate Emporium: Gluten, dairy, nut, and soy-free chocolate.
Enjoy Life Foods: Packaged foods free of wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish or shellfish, as well as casein, potato, sesame and sulfites.
Ian’s Natural Foods — Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free chicken nuggets, french fries, and other frozen foods.
Just Tomatoes, Etc. — This is the source of freeze-dried fruits called for in my granola bar recipes. The company manufactures a variety of fruits and vegetables that are single-ingredient foods.
Namaste Foods: Baking mixes free of gluten, wheat, potato, corn, soy, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts.
NoNuttin Foods, Inc. Allergen-free granola bars, trail mix, and cookies. Many items are made with gluten-free oats and oat flour. Also sells baking ingredients (Note that their chocolate contains soy lecitin.)
Food Allergy Gourmet: Books, baking mixes, and information on food allergies, celiac disease, and autism diets.
Shop By Diet: Online grocery store that allows you to filter out multiple allergens.
Allergy Grocer (aka Mrs. Roben’s) Online grocery store that allows you to filter out multiple allergens.
Kirkman Labs: Allergen-free vitamins and probiotics.
Living Without Magazine: Tends to be more oriented to people with Celiac disease in terms of the recipes it publishes, but prints great articles on dealing with schools, traveling with dietary restrictions, etc.
Allergic living magazine A new Canadian magazine for people living with food and environmental allergies.
Cooking Free by Carol Fenster. This book has a marvelous reference section at the back of the book that explains all of the ingredient substitutions that can be used in baking, with information on where to buy unusual ingredients. It also contains recipes for making your own baking powder, mustard, and other “raw ingredients.”
Food Allergy Survival Guide: Surviving and Thriving With Food Allergies and Sensitivities by Vesanto Melina, Dina Aronson, and Jo Stepaniak– Nice overview of different food allergies and sensitivities, as well as conventional and alternative treatments. About one-third of the book is vegetarian recipes, some of which are good, some not so good. The kale chips were a good idea, but they were terrible in practice.
The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook: Two Hundred Gourmet & Homestyle Recipes for the Food Allergic Family by Cybele Pascal: Every recipe is free os the top eight allergens, and there are lots of good recipes here. (Though I think my baked goods are better, if I do say so myself.) A fair number of recipes for meat, which is nice to see in an allergy cookbook.
Books about allergies and parenting
Parenting Plus: Raising Children With Special Heath Needs by Peggy Finston. While the cover and some of the diet information is dated, the emotional story of this book is timeless. Chapters address issues such as parental guilt and anger, dealing with unsupportive family and friends, and nurturing yourself so you can nurture your child. Peggy Finston has been there and knows the stress that food allergies and sensitivities can put on a family. Reading about her expierience, and the experiences of the families she interviews, will give you new insight into your own situation, and renewed courage to go on doing the best you can to help your child be well.
How to Manage Your Child’s Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Practical Tips for Everyday Life by Linda Marienhoff Coss.