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”

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”

Why I hate the term “Allergy Friendly”

I hate the term “allergy friendly” *. I say this as someone who has used it, and as someone who has been impacted by it. *This post specifically refers to “allergy-friendly” labeling on food products. The meaning behind a restaurant that says they are “allergy-friendly” is much more clear. Long story short: nothing is trulyContinue reading “Why I hate the term “Allergy Friendly””

Dating with Allergies

Dating with food (and other) allergies is probably the most challenging part of being a mid-20s-year-old. I am sure that other mid-20s people would agree that dating is challenging, but the added food anxiety, saliva anxiety, and reaction anxiety that comes with dating make the tightrope *that* much higher. Combined with the fact that mostContinue reading “Dating with Allergies”

Welcome to Sam Safe Eats

Hi everyone! My name is Sam. I am 25 years old, my pronouns are she/her/hers, and cooking is a huge part of my life. It wasn’t always, though. I was first diagnosed with a peanut and tree nut allergy when I was 15. At the age of 22 (after a few new reactions), I gotContinue reading “Welcome to Sam Safe Eats”