Warm Panzanella & Marinated Mozzarella {VIDEO}

Warm panzanella is a crunchy flavourful dish that delights the tastes buds on so many levels from blistered tomatoes to fresh basil and roasted onions.

Panzanella is the perfect answer to stale bread! 

I love panzanella! Even if we have a turbulent past. Panzanella is actually one of the dishes that has sent me to the hospital. Yup, the bread used to make the dish had sesame seeds. Normally I would have hawk-eyed those seeds, but I was a careless young adult, and there are a couple of reasons we didn’t catch them.  Continue reading

The Emotions of an Allergic Reaction

The emotions that come with an allergic reaction

We all know about what happens to the body during an allergic reaction, but we don’t talk much about the emotions of an allergic reaction. How and what you are feeling during and after the reaction. I was, unfortunately, reminded of this last week when I ended up at the hospital.  Continue reading

Warm Lentil Salad

Warm lentil salad is the perfect answer to a healthy and easy weeknight meal. Made of canned lentils, canned diced tomatoes, red onion and flavoured with cumin and red pepper flakes.

Warm lentil salad was our go to meal as vegetarian college students. We (me & my hubby… yes we are college sweethearts) would make sure to always have a couple of cans of lentils and tomatoes in the house to throw this dish together when we wanted something yummy, healthy, and fast. This dish is for realz e-a-s-y! If college students can make it so can you!  Continue reading

Allergy Friendly Paris Part 3: Food Related Activities

Food Allergy Friendly Activities in Paris that are food related! Walking tours and visiting amazing supermarkets!

Doing food-related activities is pretty hard when you have food allergies. For instance, I would love to take a cooking class in Paris, but there is too much risk involved because one of my allergens is likely to appear, especially when it comes to French food. But there are a couple of really fun low-pressure food activities you can do.  Continue reading

Hello Dollies {& Video}

Hello Dollies are easy to make bars! Start with a graham cracker crust and layer with chocolate, raisins, dried cranberries, and condensed milk.

Hello Dollies are one of the best things my mom makes! And since Mother’s Day is this week, I wanted to share this super easy recipe that is just as sweet and full of wonderful surprises as my mom!

First off Hello Dollies are made of delicious layers one sweeter than the next. Start with a thick graham cracker crumb base, add chocolate, raisins, dried cranberries, if you want to go tots crazy add white chocolate chips, cover with condensed milk, and bake until caramel goodness is created. That’s all! I can feel the sugar coma already!

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Allergy Friendly Restaurants in Paris Part 2: Interesting Italian

Allergy Friendly Restaurants in Paris: Interesting Italian

Here is part two about my experiences with allergy friendly restaurants in Paris. Leaving the fancy French food behind now it’s all about Italian!

Italian food is the easiest and safest option when you have a sunflower oil, peanut, tree nut, and sesame allergy. Most of the time they cook with olive oil and nuts are only in a few dishes, if any. Italian dessert, however, is generally a no go. When asked where do you want to go out to eat, 99% of the time it’s Italian. I always feel bad dragging my family and friends from Italian restaurant after Italian restaurant, but sometimes they can be surprising, which was the case for us in Paris.  Continue reading

Mango Salsa – Free from top 8 allergens

Mango salsa is top 8 free (no nuts, no soy, no sesame). It brightens any meal from grilled chicken to roasted salmon.

Having food allergies should not stop you from eating vibrant flavours! Like this mango salsa 💃💃

It’s been a while since I have posted something about food. April turned into a crazy month of travelling, from a girls week in Paris to visiting the in-laws in the Frankfurt and sunbathing in Dubai. The only real kitchen time I’ve gotten in the last two weeks has been a takeover of my mother-in-law’s. Not complaining at all though because I get to see lots of diverse places and give my allergy card a run for its money. Continue reading

Allergy Scare: Skin Reaction

food allergy skin reaction

The last time I had a skin reaction to tree nuts was over 20 tears ago to pistachios. My dad was eating them and touched my leg, which then broke out into hives. This happened today to both my arms.  Continue reading

Allergy Friendly Restaurants in Paris Part 1: Fancy French

Allergy Friendly restaurants in paris

Eating out in France is quite a challenge with a sunflower oil allergy because it is the most used oil in restaurants. This means, I don’t eat out much when visiting France, which is a shame since it’s known for its food.

A couple of weeks ago I had a girls getaway with my mom and sister in Paris, and it was all about Food. A 100% gourmand, stuff your face, food coma kind of trip.  Continue reading

Flying easyJet with a Peanut Allergy

Flying easyJet with a food allergy

Before flying on any airline, the most important thing to do as an airborne allergy sufferer is to check the allergy policy. Sometimes this can be a very scary thing if you check after you book the tickets, which is the case for me later this month. This last trip, however, I flew with easyJet.  Continue reading