Living an allergy friendly lifestyle seems overwhelming at first, but with the right recipes and information it can be safe, easy and delicious.
Every recipe in this blog is free from one or more of the top 8 most common food allergens.
Popular Allergy Friendly Recipes from the Blog:
Allergy Friendly Cooking: Allergen Tags
Whether you’re here because you saw a tasty recipe, have food allergies, or are just interested in learning more about allergy friendly cooking, you’ve come to the right place!
Look for the following allergen tags in each recipe that indicate which of the top 8 most common allergens are not used
Click on one of the following allergen tags to see recipes in each category:
Even though I list which of the Top 8 Allergens aren’t used, it’s really important to always read the ingredients and labels on all packaged/processed ingredients. Always be your best advocate and don’t be afraid to ask questions!
The Most Common Allergens
Throughout my website, you will notice I frequently mention the top 8 most common food allergens. When I first started this blog, I thought my only serious allergy was to cats. Fast forward 3 years and suddenly, I had 14. Cooking with that many allergies was a huge challenge at first. And while I continued to build my blog, I started noticing that it made no sense to hide my allergies from the world. I decided to let this challenge help me to connect with other people who love food and struggle with allergies.
While this sounded cute and fun at first, it quickly became an overwhelming task. There are many different kinds of food allergies to focus on and some of mine (like sesame and walnuts) are so specific and aren’t necessarily helpful to the majority of people.
That’s what lead me to researching the most common food allergies in the United States. It turns out there are 8: wheat, tree nuts, soy, eggs, shellfish, milk, fish and peanuts.
I have 4/8 of them (soy, wheat, tree nuts and peanuts). I also try to implement plant based meals into my weekly cooking which excludes the remaining 4/8.
You will notice that, as mentioned above, all of the recipes in this blog are free of at least one of those top 8 most common allergens. Some are free of all 8!
This is what allergy friendly cooking means to me. Finding recipes with approachable and clearly labeled ingredients for people living and cooking with food allergies.