Amy Billington

Fueled by coffee and a passion for helping families living with food allergies.

No News is GREAT News In The Food Allergy World

As often happens to families after OIT, life moves on and you don’t update as much as you initially intended.

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Gluten Free Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad 

To me, summer is all about convenient cold foods like salads and lots of  watermelon for dessert. Recreating my childhood summer favorites to share with my family gives me great joy, so tonight, I whipped up a healthier knock-off of a boxed pasta salad.

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

I love flexible, one-bowl dishes. Even better when they are allergy friendly, gluten-free, dairy free and paleo! Breakfast is one of those things that in the rush of the morning, I tend to skip. I definitely know better and my eating habits that day suffer for it. Funny how I always make time for my coffee, though… Continue reading

My Kid Has a Food Allergy. What Do I Do Now?

Welcome to the club where nobody wants the free membership card. First, take a deep breath and know you aren’t alone.

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When Food Is Dangerous

Last month I was asked by our OIT doctor to give an interview with a staff writer at Healthy Utah Magazine. I’m pleased with how the journalist really seemed to understand the stress and anxiety food allergies can cause a family. Quality of life was one of the largest reasons we chose OIT vs strict avoidance of peanuts…oh yeah, that and avoidance doesn’t always work.

 

Turn It Teal: Food Allergy Awareness Week

It’s a fantastic week for the food allergy community as many users on Facebook and even the Empire State Building are turning teal this week to create awareness for the millions of Americans living with food allergies. Continue reading

Food is love. Food allergies should not be hate.

Food allergies are scary. Food is supposed to be nourishment and a source of joy and even companionship when you eat with those you love. It’s personal. Continue reading

Damn Nuts | When Anxiety Returns

February 18th was the one year anniversary of my son finding freedom from his peanut allergy. He felt safe and secure. Gone was the anxiety ridden little boy who couldn’t imagine his own future. Then…it happened.

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A Letter From Santa to Your Child With Food Allergies

Fortunately, Santa is considerate to his elves with food allergies and needs some help to keep them safe. FARE released an official letter from him which you can personalize for your child.

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A Home Birthday Story

This is going to be long because I need to preface my daughter’s story with that of my son, for you to fully understand why home was the best place for me to give birth:

I didn’t go into labor with my son with any real expectation. I had a birth plan that requested minimal interventions, but I was determined to be flexible to the occasion. After more than a day of laboring, I was given one bully of a nurse who turned the birth of my child into a torture session rather than a beautiful event. Continue reading

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