Four years ago, my allergist gave me a long list of things I could try to reduce my allergy and asthma symptoms. In that list, I found one piece of advice that made me rethink my lifestyle and my approach to gifts. Rethinking presents has not only improved my health, but also my relationship with my loved ones. Let me tell you why and how I have been making an effort to gift better. Maybe this could help you too 🙂Continue reading “How to Gift Better: Rethinking Presents”
Why would anyone want to make an Eggless Chocolate Mousse?! And how is it even possible??
Well, let me explain and most importantly share my recipe with you! It is surprisingly so easy and impressive that my mom says “It’s magic“.
If you don’t care about the explanation, click on the Jump to Recipe button right below this picture. 🙂
“Help thy neighbor”?! I can already see your faces. No, I am not about to have a Bible talk with you. Here is what it is all about!
This week, I had such a hard time making (or better finding) time to write this blog post. Actually, this isn’t even the post I had planned to publish, but as always… Life happened! This week, we helped our neighbors.Continue reading “Why You Should Really Help Thy Neighbor!”
No, Mexican food does not solely consists of tacos and burritos! In fact, Mexico’s cuisine offers an incredible variety of delicious and colorful dishes. One of my favorite dishes is Calabacitas con Elote, which literally means Zucchini with Corn.
Zucchini with Corn is a dish that ticks all the boxes for me. It is simple and easy to make, fresh and colorful, and both healthy and tasty. And the best part is that it does not contain any of my allergens, nor any of my loved ones’ allergens.Continue reading “Calabacitas con Elote – Zucchini with Corn”
They say “consistency is key”…
Well, they also say “life happens”, and a LOT has happened in the past 16 months. So much that, even though I kept meaning to resume blogging, I just couldn’t!Continue reading “Consistency is Key – Miss Allergist Take 2”
I blinked, and suddenly Thanksgiving was 3 days away.
Last-minute plans, whether for 20 or just for 2, can be very tricky, especially when dealing with food allergies. This is why I have compiled for you a list of safe dishes for a delicious and enjoyable last-minute allergy-free Thanksgiving dinner.
Continue reading “Last-Minute Allergy-Free Thanksgiving Dinner”
Free of: Corn / Dairy / Egg / Gluten / Peanut / Sesame / Soy / Tree-nut
Oral Allergy Syndrome friendly
Note: Contains legumes
Where does this allergy friendly split pea recipe come from?
Living with food allergies can lead to nutritional deficiencies and added health risks. Indeed, allergies affect your nutrient intake by restricting your diet. They keep you away from specific ingredients that your body needs to grow, heal, and work properly.Continue reading “Split Pea 3 Ways – Allergy friendly”
As young teenagers, my sister and I would always start planning Halloween early. With the help of my mom, we would decorate the house, prepare our costumes, and treats of course. But things have changed. Now, if you are like a busy adult like me, chances are you are late and thinking of just winging it. However, in order to be inclusive, Halloween trick-or-treaters with food allergies require a bit more planning than that.
The good news is, they can be accommodated even at the last minute. Here is what you can do!Continue reading “Getting Ready for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters with Food Allergies”
Corn-free / Dairy-free/ Egg-free / Gluten-free / Nut-free / OAS safe / Peanut-free / Seed-free / Soy-free / Vegan
THE STORY BEHIND THIS POTATO SALAD RECIPE
Cream, sauce, juice, dressing… When it comes to food allergies, anything that gets blended can be a recipe for disaster.
Corn-free / Dairy-free/ Egg-free / Gluten-free / Nut-free / Peanut-free / Seed-free / Soy-free / Vegan
Can work for people with OAS, but might need some ingredient swaps.
Note: Contains grains (rice)
I know. I know. Leaves are changing color, temperatures are falling. So why am I talking about Summer Rolls and not warm and delicious winter comfort food? Well…Continue reading “Allergy Friendly Veggie Summer Rolls”
Corn-free / Dairy-free / Egg-free / Gluten-free / Nut-free / Peanut-free / Sesame-free / Soy-free / Oral allergy syndrome safeJump to Recipe
THE STORY BEHIND THIS RECIPE
My sister recently turned 30. This was the occasion to gather the whole family. We were about 35 people and did not want to have to worry about food allergies. This is why we came up with simple dishes that would cover a wide range of allergens.
This chickpea salad was an option with no tomatoes. Yes, tomato intolerance is a thing! Also, tomatoes being quite acidic, they are often in the TOP 10 on dietary restriction lists.Continue reading “Allergy Friendly Chickpea Zucchini Salad”
Gifting cut flowers has been a tradition for centuries. We buy flowers for many occasions. Dates, birthdays, graduation, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day. We bring flowers to airports when we pick up our loved ones, to dinner parties as a token of our appreciation to our host. We send flowers when someone has passed or is in the hospital.
In other words, we gift flowers for every and any reason…
But here is why you should consider plant gifts instead.Continue reading “Why the Planet and Allergy Sufferers Need You to Buy Plant Gifts over Cut Flowers”
Dairy-free/ Egg-free / Nut-free / OAS safe / Seed-free / Soy-free / Vegan
Note: Contains corn and gluten
Let’s just start by saying this: I hate veggie medleys!
When I think of vegetable medley, I just picture a bunch of not-well-cooked, hard and tasteless carrot and green bean dice, mixed with peas and corn.
So, imagine my horrified face when I realized we had 2 bags of those in our freezer.
That was until I found my former neighbor Christine’s “American Buns” recipe while going through old handwritten recipes…Continue reading “Christine’s Vegetable Medley Stuffed Buns”
Don’t get me wrong! I am not about to claim that I have found a miracle cure to depression, and that 3 pictures will make all your problems go away. Besides, this would be a complement, not a substitute to the treatment prescribed by your doctor.
But here is how it all started…Continue reading “3 Pictures a Day: My Daily Routine to Fight Depression”
Corn-free / Dairy-free / Egg-free / Nut-free / OAS safe / Peanut-free / Sesame-free / Soy-freeJump to Recipe
As I am aware that not everyone is allergic to the BIG 8 allergens, here is a pancake recipe that is NOT gluten-free. These fluffy vegan pancakes with their apple rhubarb topping are however free of all other common allergens. And if you are gluten-free, you can always make these TOP 8-free gluten-free pancakes and still safely add this topping.Continue reading “Fluffy Vegan Pancakes with Allergy Free Apple Rhubarb Topping”
Immunotherapy – What You Need to Know
Let’s face it!
Getting allergy shots will never be a fun or comfortable experience, and none of us like to figure out how to fit yet another thing into our already-busy schedules. However, there are ways to make the whole process easier and more bearable.
Here are a few things that I have learned and implemented over the past months. Continue reading “Planning for Allergy Shots: Do’s and Don’ts”
Are you trying to consume more veggies but tired of hummus and your other traditional healthy dips? Mexico is here to the rescue!
Although many people tend to associate Mexican cuisine with tacos, quesadillas, and other heavier foods, it actually has plenty of tasty and healthy options. Continue reading “Allergy-Friendly Healthy Mexican Snacks”
or as the French call it: “Pain perdu”
Corn-free / Dairy-free / Egg-free / Nut-free / OAS safe / Peanut-free / Sesame-free / Soy-free
Note: Can be made gluten-free
The story behind this recipe
A childhood memory
The first time I ever had French toast, I was 10 years old and on a field trip with my classmates. Continue reading ““Let Them Eat” Healthier Eggless French Toast”