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”

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”

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””

Banana “Nice” Cream

Everyone and their mother seems to have a recipe for this dessert, so I thought I’d add mine to the echo chamber of the internet! This recipe has been adapted from many others online, the NY Times one, the way I used to watch my old roommate make this when she was dieting, and personalContinue reading “Banana “Nice” Cream”

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”