According to AAFA, Philly was ranked 25th out of 100 for "Most Challenging Places to Live with Spring Allergies" in 2019. YUCK!
People think that if they’re lactose intolerant or they have gluten sensitivities then what the heck else is there to eat?! Well, I am here to tell you that there are so SO many other amazing foods out there.
I am a part of some OAS and other food allergy Facebook groups which has been helpful and debilitating. This blog is meant to encourage and empower people to be confident with what they can eat and not what they can't.
I will share all of my itchy mouth and upset stomach stories but also my exploration when eating out and finding new and delicious meals to cook. I look forward to your comments and emails regarding your life and what you ware interested in reading about.
As a parting gift, I will leave you with a list of all the wonderful foods I am currently allergic to; this was discovered through a series of scratch tests and an elimination diet (this list is not all-inclusive; it likely does not represent everything I am allergic to but I did my best).
Tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, cashews)
Tree fruits (e.g., apples, oranges, pears)
Eggplant and zuchinni
Squash (e.g., butternut, acorn, pumpkin)
Peanuts (can eat peanut butter powder)
Latex allergy; mild (associated allergy with bananas and avocados)
I don’t let my allergies define me and you shouldn’t either.
Stay tuned for yummy food with a small side of bloating and itching.
Let’s get this party started with a quick introduction and then move on because let’s be honest, we’re all here to read about food and how to live with different allergies.
My name is Sam, I live in Philly and I am allergic to everything.
E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I -N-G…..or so it seems to most. I grew up loving food and eating ALL foods with no allergies. Sometime around elementary or middle school I became lactose intolerant, my seasonal allergies gradually worsened over the years, and finally over high school I grew into all of my food allergies and animal allergies; I was diagnosed with Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Every since then, my allergies grow worse each year. This diagnosis is overly complicated and annoying so I will have more detailed blog posts about it later.
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