What does Allergy Friendly mean to me?

Since everyone’s allergies vary in scope and severity, the term “allergy friendly” may mean different things to you. There is not a one size fits all for allergies.

My daughter has anaphylactic food allergies to the following:

  • all tree nuts( except almonds)
  • peanut
  • sesame seeds, including tahini

She is also allergic to:

  • poppyseed
  • hemp seed
  • chia seed
  • flax seed

In addition, she is contact allergic which means that if she touches her allergen or if someone she is in contact with touches or eats her allergen and touches her skin, she can have a reaction. For this reason, my recipes exclude the above foods and are adapted to fit her needs.

You will find some of my recipes include suggestions for substituting with top 8 free foods. If I offer a substitution, I will have tested it to make sure it is adaptable for taste, consistency and flavor. 

Other than my daughter’s allergens, I cook with an extensive array of whole foods, flours, spices and alternative sweeteners. Occasionally, I stick to the classics and use traditional ingredients too such as all purpose flour, butter and sugar. I believe that food should not be limiting even with food allergies! 

Another important topic to note with allergens is that they can also be found in  household and skincare products. If I share allergy friendly products on my blog or on social media, the above foods will be excluded.

Please check labels and ingredients each and every time.  Ingredients can change as well as manufacturing processes and facilities.