Finding out you have a food allergy can be devastating.

Finding out you have a food allergy can be devastating. I think my first thought was, "What does that mean?" You ask your doctor and he says just avoid that food. It's just a skin test. They aren't entirely accurate.

I am going to attempt to give you ideas and recipes on how to avoid corn. It can be quite the challenge.

Sorry that my blog is evolving into a little bit of everything in life.



Products that I use

This is a work in progress as I find the products I truly like.  Keep in mind due to multiple food allergies you won't see tomatoes, sunflower, or peanuts on my list.
Food
Venison - a generious soul gave me a deer I just had to pay for processing.
Beef - Local grass feed beef
Shelton Uncured Turkey and Chicken Hot Dogs
Empire chicken breast (kosher for passover printed on the package)
Fish - My husband and I go fishing regularly.  I freeze it for later.
Fresh Vegetables - I am growing my own vegetables.  Squash (patty pans, zucchini, yellow), watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, green onions, kale, swiss chard, beets, green beans, tomatoes, okra, lima beans, red runner beans, jalapeno, carrots, spinach, lettuce, radishes, turnips
Farmers Market http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/knoxville-farmers-market.asp or you can find a local farmers market where you live:  http://www.localharvest.org/
I buy extra each week and blanch and freeze it to get me through the winter. 
I also buying organic winter squash, organic artichokes, organic kewi, onions, and garlic from Earth Fare, Knoxville, TN
I have purchased winter squash, sweet potatoes, yams, and red potatoes at local markets.  We have Food City, Ingles, and Kroger.
Eggs - Have my own chickens.  I don't feed them anything special.
If you buy local eggs, ask if they've been washed with anything but water.

Dry beans I mainly use Kroger brand - wash, soak overnight, wash again, cook.  I am ok with pinto.

King Arthur organic white wheat flour
Red Star 3 pack yeast (Amazon), since November 2014 I now make everything with sourdough. 
Sourdough, biscuits, pancakes, rolls, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake, and bread. 

Arrowhead Mills Whole Millet - Amazon - Brown 1 cup millet with a little grape seed oil add 2 cups water.  Simmer 25 minutes.  I add some browned onion and garlic, and salt to taste.
Ancient Harvest Quinoa - Amazon, Food City, Earthfare, Kroger - I like to add browned onion and garlic to mine.
Arrowhead Mills millet flour - Amazon, Earthfare
Mosher Millet - Amazon
Pioneer Sugar (beet) - Meijer or GFS (Gordon Food Service - comes in a cardboard box in plastic bag.)
Lakewood Organic Apple Juice - Three Rivers Coop
Daisy Sour Cream - Most any food store.
Daisy 4% Cottage Cheese - Food City, Ingles
Organic Valley salted butter - Ingles
Kerrygold salted butter
Kerrygold cheese Dubliner
Local Honey - purchased from the source.  Tyler's honey from Dandridge, TN
Redmonds Real Salt, also Mortons canning salt
Braggs Orgainc Apple Cider - Ingles, Kroger, Earthfare
Whitehouse Apple Cider Vinegar - some have issues.  I have been ok using to can pickles.
Grapeola - I order case of 6 3 liter bottles from Walmart, Food City, Earthfare
Trader Joe's Grape Seed Oil
Quaker Oatmeal in the 10 pound box, 2 separate 5 pound bags inside. - Costco, or Amazon.
McCann's Oatmeal in the can - Earthfare
McCormick's Whole Black Pepper Corns
Lipton Loose Tea - any store or I started buying Yellow label from Amazon

Vitamins
Ecological Formulas Tri-Salts (calcium)
Ecological Formulas Vitamin C (tapioca)
Twinlab - Allergy-C Caps (Buffered (corn free) Vitamin C From Sago Palm capsules
Bluebonnet - Calcium Citrate plus Magnesium capsules
Mucinex D
BC Powder (asprin)
KY Jelly

Personal Hygiene
Savonnerie shampoo and conditioner from http://www.gfsoap.com/ and the
Dakota Free Babassu Bar Soap from http://www.dakotafree.com/  As they stated in their letter I added a comment to please combine my orders from the other site and they combined the shipping charges.  There was an update from gfsoap posted on Delphi.  http://forums.delphiforums.com/AvoidingCorn/messages?msg=13264.1
Savonnerie Shea butter- Moisture for my face and neck. 

Soap Dr. Bonners bar soap.  Its been reported that they are now using corn derived citric acid.

Squigle Enamel Saver Toothpaste  I bought mine at Homestead Market or Amazon.com.  Several people on Delphi use Squigle.

POH unwaxed dental floss

Homemade Clay Toothpaste

Toilet Paper Quilted Northern made by Georgia Pacific http://www.gp.com/

Tissue - Homemade Handkerchief's

Crystal Deodorant... Now this was wierd to get use to, but it works!  I bought it at Three Rivers Market Coop.  It's a rock of mineral salts.  You wet it and rub in your arm pits. I am thinking it's good because you aren't being exposed to the alumiunm in regular deodorant, which was associated with Alzheimer’s.

Teeth Whitener added May 2013- From your Dentist - Opalescence PF, regular 35% carbamide peroxide by UltraDent Products, USA

I am not having issues with plain petrolium products.
Vaseline Petrolium Jelly - good for chapped skin.  I also use it in my sinuses when they are dry.  I also use a vaporizer when it's dry in the house.  I have also been ok with the Walgreens petro in the squeeze tube.

Laundry soap
Charlie's Soap laundry soap and Charlies Soap Booster for hardwater treatment - It took a bit to get uses to Charlie's Soap, since I have very hardwater.  It works much better since I started using the booster too.  http://www.charliesoap.com/  I generally order it from Amazon.

Use balls of aluminum foil for static in the dryer. Seems to work pretty well.

20 Mule Team Borax works great as a pre-soak for whites:  http://www.20muleteamlaundry.com/

Bath Tube / Shower cleaner - Simple Green and baking soda.  The Simple Green cuts the soap scum pretty easily.  I also use on other surfaces.  I also use baking soda soaked with dish soap to scrub sinks and toilets.  I have also used Lysol Toilet Bowl cleaner while holding my breath.  I just think it cleans better. 

Ultra Dishmate liquid dishwashing cleaner, surfactant derived from coconut oil. Natural Pear.  Earth Friendly Products  - Kroger, Earthfare

Palmolive Dish Soap

Glad Cling Wrap and Ziploc bags

Alcohol
Bella Serra pinot grigio
Ciroc vodka made from grapes, Puree some watermelon and mix with the vodka... good!
Luksusowa potato vodka
Vikingfjord potato vodka

Napkins I use homemade cotton napkins.  I surged a rolled hem on cotton fabric.

Favorite Stores - Earth Fare, Knoxville, TN , Three Rivers Market Coop, Knoxville, TN, Kroger also known as Frys Market in AZ, Ingles, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Vegette's Choice
Trader Joes Discussions on Delphi
http://forums.delphiforums.com/avoidingcorn/messages?msg=10730.1

Whole Foods Disccusion on Delphi
http://forums.delphiforums.com/avoidingcorn/messages?msg=10546.1
What we are eating link:  http://forums.delphiforums.com/avoidingcorn/messages?msg=2656.1
Kristy's What to eat and what to avoid: http://forums.delphiforums.com/AvoidingCorn/messages?msg=10858.6

Yearly pilgrimage to TJ and WF http://forums.delphiforums.com/avoidingcorn/messages?msg=10351.1
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