Hello and welcome! I’m Salima and I’m the voice, recipe developer, and photographer behind Salima’s Kitchen. Keep reading to learn more about the blog.
This space started way back in 2015 as a passion project to share my love of food and family recipes when I wasn’t busy teaching 2nd grade.
Today, it has grown into a business that not only pays the bills (!!) but helps people living with food allergies get comfortable in the kitchen.
I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband, Steve and our goldendoodle, Mac. Our favorite things to do include bird watching, going on long walks, the Seahawks (can’t believe I’m saying that) and eating all of the food.
Growing up in a multi-cultural (Moroccan and Puerto Rican) family I was exposed to a lot of unique flavors and fusions of cooking styles. At 12 years old, my mom told me it was time for me to start cooking dinner once a week; a chore that quickly became my favorite thing to do.
As a teenager I started noticing hives on my skin, at what felt like random. Fast forward countless blood tests, visits to specialists and 3 episodes of near death anaphylaxis and here I am, still without a concrete answer about what causes my symptoms.
What I do have is a long list of the foods that I’ve spent years eliminating. You can read more about my history with allergies here.
Cooking with Allergies
To say learning to cook and eat with food allergies is a struggle would be an understatement.
When I started Salima’s Kitchen, I had no idea how drastically different of a direction my allergies would be shifting me in. Above all, these allergies have taught me so much about food and I’m actually grateful for them.
It’s important to me that kids and adults living with food allergies have resources where they can find delicious, approachable, and safe recipes.
That’s why every recipe in this blog is free from one or more of the top 8 most common food allergens. There are allergen tags in every recipe post to help.
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