Allergies & Alcohol

Ah yes- the elusive question that literally no one ever seems to have answers to because 99% of allergy-related-content out there on the world wide web is aimed at 5 year olds and/or the parents of 5 year olds. Back when I was first starting to drink, I relied on a typed out blog postContinue reading “Allergies & Alcohol”

Cooking in an Unfamiliar Kitchen

Hello hello! Today’s blog post is a guide to the daunting: how to (safely) cook in an unfamiliar kitchen. (As a disclaimer, I’m not a doctor or an allergist I’m just a girl with allergies who tries to not have my day ruined). I’m going to try to keep it as simple as possible andContinue reading “Cooking in an Unfamiliar Kitchen”

Pan-Seared Pineapple

I think everyone that has tried pineapple has experienced the sting of the fruit eating you back. Thanks to the fruit’s high acidity and bromelain, pineapple’s biting feeling means that it’s great flavor gets overlooked. Let’s get down to the truth of it: I was never (and will never be) a fan of pineapple onContinue reading “Pan-Seared Pineapple”

How to Build the Perfect Salad

Pre-allergies, I found salads boring. They tended to just be iceberg lettuce with a few shredded carrots and grape tomatoes thrown in (and then smothered with ranch dressing to make them remotely bearable). When bread options went out the door (because of the allergy ordeal), I found myself reliant on salads and grain bowls… andContinue reading “How to Build the Perfect Salad”

Dating with Allergies (Pt. 2)

Nick (my boyfriend) and I celebrated our one year anniversary yesterday! A large part of our relationship has been cooking together, so we celebrated with a fancy steak, maple-crusted broccoli and cauliflower, stir-fried pineapple and mushrooms, white rice, and a banana-chocolate sorbet with raspberries and melted chocolate. In celebration of this milestone, I figured we’dContinue reading “Dating with Allergies (Pt. 2)”

Creamy Dairy-Free Lemon Chicken & Rice

This meal was created on accident, and I am absolutely in love with it. I was throwing together a ton of leftovers with pretty low expectations, but came out with a (dairy-free!) dish that is so creamy and fragrant that I never want to stop eating it. A few notes before the recipe: What toContinue reading “Creamy Dairy-Free Lemon Chicken & Rice”

Sisyphus & Allergies

Last year I read The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus. I don’t remember much about the first half of the essay (other than rolling my eyes at how wordy Camus was), but I do often think back to the myth & Camus’s interpretation. The story of Sisyphus comes from greek mythology: Sisyphus cheats deathContinue reading “Sisyphus & Allergies”

Avocado Tuna Salad

Canned tuna is an awesome, high-protein staple. I loved tuna fish sandwiches, and losing mayo to the egg allergy made tuna less fun to eat. So, I decided to combine tuna with a fatty-substance that I can have (avocado) and created this fun spread that’s great on rice cakes (and I’m sure will be greatContinue reading “Avocado Tuna Salad”

Chicken Meatballs

My sister recently returned from an internship in Mauritius (an island nation in Eastern Africa), and immediately wanted boulettes. Boulettes are a steamed ball of minced meat that she would often get as street food. The ones she loved had chayote and green chilli paste. She immediately made some of the steamed meatballs and savedContinue reading “Chicken Meatballs”

Mashed Cauliflower

I miss potatoes. A lot. The itchy mouth, hives, flushing, and rash my body experienced when it comes in contact with potatoes? Not so much. Early on in my allergy journey I was trying to figure out what recipes I could make, and I came across this Whole Foods recipe for mashed cauliflower. It isContinue reading “Mashed Cauliflower”