This Friday is cold and gray here in San Francisco. But unfortunately, it’s due to the Camp Fire in Northern California, not just the changing of the seasons. My heart goes out to all the folks in Paradise and the surrounding areas who are affected.
If you’d like to help the fire victims, here are a few ways to do so:
- Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. They are requesting blankets, pillows, warm clothing, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels and washcloths, socks and underwear, brushes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, air mattresses, and food gift cards (I suggest Target gift cards since that can help with all of the above). Check the Facebook post in the link for more details and updates to the list for what they must urgently need.
- The North Valley Community Foundation is accepting financial donations.
- The Salvation Army is taking financial donations. Specify you are donating for the Camp Fire.
- Donate non-perishable food, clothing, bedding and toiletries to the shelter at Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 201 W. 1st St., Chico.
matching people who want to donate stays at homes in and around Butte County for free for evacuees to use their platform to do so. AirBnBis
- Contact Haven Humane in Redding
, ChicoAnimal Shelter, and Butte Humane Society to see what supplies they may need to care for the influx of animals.
It can be difficult in the best of times to be someone suffering from food allergies. But when a disaster strikes, it’s rare that the relief organizations have allergy-free foods on-hand. Please consider donating some through the above organizations if you can! And if you know of additional resources, let me know—I’m happy to add them to the list.
This Week’s Low FODMAP Recipes
- It’s not Thanksgiving without Pumpkin pie. This low FODMAP pumpkin pie recipe from Fody Foods has an interesting cinnamon seed crust.
- I love a great breakfast hash during the colder weather. I can’t wait to try this burnt sage breakfast hash recipe.
- If you’re looking for a protein-packed, vegetarian low FODMAP dinner idea, check out this greens and bell pepper puff from FODMAP
- It’s tough to find a perfectly cheesy bread when you’re on the low FODMAP diet. This gut-friendly cheese rolls recipe from Jessica Cox looks like a winner.
- So excited to see that Manu’s Menu put her low FODMAP wontons to good use in this low FODMAP wonton soup recipe!
- I can always use a new chicken recipe—this
peri perichicken with spicy rice from Becky Excell will be fun to try out.
- Kate Scarlata’s peanut butter muffins with chocolate chips would make a great afternoon snack or on-the-go breakfast.
- Tomato soup is a frequent lunch for me during the Winter. Try this recipe from Karlijn’s Kitchen for a spicy take on the classic.
Non Perishable Low FODMAP and Gluten Free Pantry Staples
If you’d like to donate some nonperishable food and houseware items and aren’t sure where to start, check out my Amazon store for some ideas. You can have Amazon deliver directly to the shelter if you’re not in the area to drop it off yourself.