Hello and welcome to Salima’s Kitchen! This allergy friendly blog/business is run by me, Salima and all recipes are designed to help people with allergies feel comfortable with food and cooking.
What started as an Instagram account around December of 2015 documenting my adventures in the kitchen eventually became this food blog where I recorded adaptations of my favorite family recipes. Today, my recipes are inspired by my food allergies and Moroccan & Puerto Rican family.
Growing up in a multi-cultural family I was exposed to a lot of unique flavors and fusions of cooking styles. At 12 years old, I was expected to cook dinner once a week; a “chore” that quickly became my favorite thing to do. I still enjoy it so much that I write recipes, take pictures and share my cooking with clients.
What is Allergy Friendly?
Initially, learning to cook with so many different food allergies was a struggle. The first few months after learning about my allergies I wanted to cry every time I went grocery shopping. Seriously, once you start reading the ingredients on food labels there is no going back; soy and gluten are in almost all processed foods.
That’s why I call my cooking Allergy Friendly. This lifestyle can definitely be a pain in the butt but because of my allergies I am a more educated, versatile and flexible chef. If you have food allergies, I’m sure you can relate.
That’s why every recipe in this blog is free from one or more of the top 8 most common food allergens.
Look for these allergen tags before any recipe to see which allergens won’t be used. OR click on the tags below to find more recipes in each category!
My allergies are: wheat, soy, peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds, sesame, cats, dogs and a bunch of different types of grasses and trees that are native here in Oregon where I live.
If you have a story you want to share about food, allergies or a question please comment below!
A Word From My Clients
“The food she prepared was delicious and she shared all of her recipes with us. She was very prepared & serious about her cooking. We’d definitely hire again!” ~Stacey, Portland OR
“Salima is the best! The food was delicious. Great quality! It’s so easy to work w/ her! She definitely went above and beyond my expectation. She’ll definitely do exactly what and how you like things done. I’ll definitely be working with her again!” ~Rhoda, Tigard OR
“Salima is a creative, accommodating and a very talented Chef. For any size event, you won’t be disappointed. I love to cook and do a lot of entertaining, but I love to have Salima cook for us even more!” ~Connie, Portland OR
Read more customer testimonials through Yelp.