I’m glad you are here. Let me tell a bit about myself. I love to study food, nutrition and love to cook. It was in 2010 when it was discovered that I had a severe milk and egg allergy, and a mild reaction to almonds and walnuts. Due to feeling poorly, I was determined to “quit” cold turkey. I was trying new products and new recipes all the time. Just when I got the hang of cooking dairy and egg free, almost a year later in 2011, other family members found out about allergies to gluten, sesame, dairy, peanuts, yeast, fish and whole lot of “weird” ones. So my testing of new products and recipes started all over again. Soon I was cooking completely (well almost—no one is allergic to soy, but for the purpose of this blog, I try to avoid soy) allergy free to accommodate all of us. After a lot of thought, I have decided to share my knowledge and recipes with you. It can be daunting to hear that you or your child has a food allergy and navigating all that information is sometimes confusing. It is my desire to help you navigate the food allergy world and give you a sense of not all is lost. You can still eat very good foods, all of which are just as good as or even better than before. I have never eaten more variety or healthier than I do now. Once you learn about food allergies, get your kitchen stocked, and with a little practice and time, you will find that it really isn’t that bad. So from me (and all my product and recipe testing) to you, the “Allergy Free Test Kitchen” is born.
***As of 2014, it turns out I have developed food intolerances to gluten and corn. I also follow a modified anti-candida diet with limited non-refined sugars and limited grains. However, it appears that my tree nut allergy as resolved itself.
Now here is the disclaimer. I’m not a doctor, a nutritionist, or registered dietician. You must check with your doctor, pediatrician, allergist, nutritionist, dietician etc. with any questions regarding ingredients or products. You must always read labels on all food products. I take no responsibility or liability with your food and health. Please see the official disclaimer at the bottom of the website.