Tuesday, March 06, 2012

FEEDING EDEN by Susan Weissman

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Terri who hates corned beef & cabbage
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I’m preparing to write my post for Feeding Eden and as I’m doing so, I’m sitting at Starbucks, drinking a milk-based latte and eating an almond biscotti, and I realize that there are millions of people, especially children, like Eden in the book who are severely allergic to the exact things I am eating. I take this for granted every single day. I haven’t a clue. I’ve never had an allergy; I’ve never had a child with a food allergy.

Eden’s mother, Susan Weissman, has written a poignant, uplifting and especially informative memoir about what it’s like to raise a child with life-threatening allergies. From the time he was a baby, Eden had allergies with infant formula, and a simple lunch of rice and lamb landed him into the ER when he was one. 

Through the worries and struggles, Susan manages to tell the story of the trials and triumphs of their family in a way that will not only inspire, but also enlighten and inform. 

Here’s more info on the book:

Imagine rushing your child to the hospital, terrified for his life…just because he took a mouthful of the wrong food or a few drops of milk touched his skin. Susan Weissman knows how that feels. From birth, her son Eden suffered from allergies so intense that an errant bite could be deadly: Dairy, eggs, soy, nuts, fish, shellfish, and several fruits all wreaked havoc with his body. Susan had to make food the focus of her existence just to lead him safely through a world filled with edible landmines.

In Feeding Eden, Susan writes with poignancy, honesty, and humor about her quest to help her son--including trying a cluster of alternative therapies-as well as the effect of Eden's illness on their entire family. More than just a story for parents with severely allergic children, this is a stirring account of one woman's recipe for motherhood as she rises to a challenge she has no choice but to conquer-and successfully restores her entire family's appetite for life.

Check out Susan’s website for great allergy-free recipes and plenty of information for those struggling with allergies here: 

Read an excerpt here:

If you’d like to enter to win a copy of Feeding Eden, leave a comment telling me what is your LEAST favorite food in the ENTIRE world! I might go with olives or pickles! YUCK!

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64 comments:

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

My absolute worst, yuckiest food wold be liver. I can't stand to smell it or even look at it. There is no way I could/would ever eat it!

Katie said...

Olives--yucky!!

Joelle said...

brussel sprouts. gag. lol

BrendaL71 said...

That's too easy. My mother used to preper it for us as kids because my father actually loves it and it really is so good for you. LIVER! YUCK!

Ally said...

Mushrooms....I hate the taste and the texture.

Krystal said...

I'm also anti-olives!
kndyer

susieqlaw said...

Olives

Susan B.

Ready To Be A Momma said...

Beets. Yuck yuck yuck!!!!
Qweska8402

Jenn3128 said...

Jello. Food should not jiggle. EVER.

Travis Erwin said...

I love when books open our eyes, minds, and hearts to new ideas as well as compassion for others.

Travis Erwin said...

And my hatred of Lettuce is well known in certain online circles.

CherylB said...

As a mom of a child with peanut, egg and dairy allergies I look forward to reading this book!

My least favorite food would have to be any type of seafood----can't stand the fishy smell.

cabest@yahoo.com

Kimberly Pearlman said...

Seafood of ANY kind! BLECH!

Megan said...

Pate of any kind
Eloisepeaches

Tanya Quilts in CI said...

Bleu cheese!

Melissa said...

liver

Melissa Rem

Kayo said...

Chinese food.. I have truly tried, but I just can't do it.
And that includes everything!

ludy2288 said...

beets

Dani In Chicago said...

I hate fennel, or black licorice - same flavor. Gross. I also hate dill. Just the smell of it makes me gag.

Carly said...

I hate cilantro.
I'm also not a fan of olives.

Bev V said...

eggplant

Bev V (shaggy552@gmail.com)

Amy R said...

Butter. Hate the taste.

DaphneSFL said...

Okra, Lima beans, undercooked eggs

Kelleyc said...

Lima beans, bleu cheese, liver....all completely gross to me!!!

TaraUB said...

Shrimp.

Anonymous said...

I can't eat anything with olives in it. My husband can eat them by themselves. ick!

-Donna W.

Emma S. said...

Olive or pickles. Or perhaps seafood. I'm a very picky eater.

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

definitely liver. the whole idea of it scares me.

Juliet Farmer said...

creamed corn (anything that looks like that should NOT be eaten)!

ncsuloges said...

Peas eww gross

Crystal said...

I think the list for favorite foods would be so much easier! LOL I am the pickiest eater ever.

Mayo or mustard? I HATE the smell.

crystal717

SPinneo said...

I would love to read this!

I'm not a fan of mussels.

CAnative66 said...

Spam....shouldn't this be on everyones list? And canned spinach - fresh only plz.
nicole

Margie said...

I really dislike lima beans!
Margie T

Lizett34 said...

I dislike pickles! I can't stand them nor can I stand to smell them! I hate them!

lizett34@yahoo.com

Susan Weissman said...

Is the author allowed to weigh in? I was going to go with Liver but that's taken so instead: the creamed brussels sprouts from my childhood.

your invisible pixie said...

pickles! and onions. ew.

buttah said...

I don't like liver, or raw oysters. Liver stinks, and raw oysters...well do I have to really explain? BUT, I do love chargrilled oysters...funny huh!

Bridget said...

Lima beans.

Iambtinrb

Kristi said...

I am a very picky eater and cant stand anything with onions or tomatoes... I don't mind the flavors but if they are diced, chopped, anything but pureed I won't eat it!

aggiekristi04

Melissa said...

I feel her pain in different ways. My older son has some food allergies and he's also picky, so there's not a lot I can feed him. So I can imagine her frustration is triple that amount, coupled with fear.
Anyway, I HATE HATE HATE all seafood.

Melissa A from CLC

keltban said...

BEETS. The smell makes me sick!

accidentalgypsy said...

There are many things I dislike, but out of the normal everyday foods, it would be onions hands down. I love the flavor...I use onion powder in most of my cooking, and if it's pureed or big enough for me to pick out, I don't mind it. But if I bite down on a piece of onion (raw, cooked, or caramelized--doesn't matter), it is the worst possible texture and taste and has ruined more than one meal for me.

Kimmi said...

I love olives and pickles!

My least fave has to be refried beans. I don't even want to look at them.

robynn78 said...

I hate the crunch and taste of carrots, hate the cooked too.. I gag everytime I try to eat them!!

Lilian said...

COOKED LETTUCE. lettuce should not be eaten cooked. ever.
it makes me cry.

ah! and escargot, that stuff is disgusting.

Kelly said...

olives, shrimp

Terri said...

Corned beef and cabbage.

Amelia said...

tofu

Melissa said...

My least favorite food right now is fish...ugh.

-tmd636

Emily said...

i LOVE olives and pickles. but i really do not like caviar, or fish eggs used as a garnish under ANY circumstances!

Emily116

Kim W. said...

Brussel sprouts. Can't do 'em. Totally gross!

(But I do love olives & think pickles are pretty good too!)

kewalker1972@gmail.com

equinn726 said...

Orange Roughy

Sslinsky said...

I hate OLIVES!!! My husband always tries to sneak attack and shove an olive in my mouth anytime there is any around :(

Sarah

Books & Reviews said...

Liver.... Yuck!

Carie Casey said...

olives

Carie

michelle m! said...

BRUSSELL SPROUTS

Christina said...

Ooh, I'll agree with olives, gross. I also hate seafood...the fishy smell makes me want to vomit!

ChristinaL

Autumn said...

Mushrooms! Can not stand them!!

apganes@msn.com

Leslie said...

Onions, mushrooms, olives, and the list goes on and on... LeslieGC

Leslie said...

Onions, mushrooms, olives, and the list goes on and on... LeslieGC

Dawn in CA said...

Cottage cheese! Just typing this makes me want to gag.

lucy872 said...

I hate sauerkraut...my mom used to make it with polish sausage when I was little and it was nasty!

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