Whole30 Day 12: Sunny side up!

Whole30 Meal Plan: Day 12

Kortney Kwong Hing - Food Allergy Blog

After a day of almost succumbing to any contraband food, I can proudly say that today, day 12, was a good day! I’m a pretty positive person, so when I get blue, it hits me hard. There will be ups and downs during Whole30. As much as you prepare yourself for it, you may be surprised when and why these feelings come. But as one of my favourite sayings goes: “this too shall pass.” Continue reading

Whole30 Day 9: Having Food Allergies Helps!

Whole30 Meal Plan: Day 9

Whole30 Day 9 Lunch

A lot of people get nervous about starting Whole30 because they’ve never had to be careful with what they eat and know exactly what’s in their food. Well, doesn’t this sound a lot like life with food allergies. When you’ve got food allergies, avoiding foods, bringing safe foods on an outing, and being a label reading ninja isn’t anything new. Continue reading

Diets, Whole30 & Food Allergies

Whole30 and food allergies

It’s a week into the new year, which means it’s time get cracking on those New Year Resolutions and Resets! After all the baking, eating way too much Kalter Hund, and drinking a fair share of prosecco, it is time for a body reset. This year is the first time I will be trying a diet and have decided to go with Whole30. Continue reading

How to own the holidays with food allergies

How to own the holidays with food allergies

The holiday season is stressful enough without food allergies! To have a smooth holiday season with food allergies you need to be flexible and prepared. And I know that’s one thing food allergy people are good at.  Continue reading

One Year Blogaversay! {& White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe}

Lemon cranberry pound cake with white chocolate cream cheese frosting

Wow! Has it really been a year since Allergy Girls Eats first hit the internet?

When I started Allergy Girl Eats, I wasn’t sure what to expect. All I knew is that we needed more allergy peeps sharing their stories of everyday life with anaphylaxis. I was feeling alone and neurotic about my food allergies, so what better place to put it all but in a blog.  Continue reading

Thoughts on the Free From Festival Berlin

The Free From Festival Berlin took place on November 26 & 27

Review of the Free From Festival Berlin - gluten free, sugar free and dairy free

Last weekend I attended the Free From Festival Berlin at RunBase Berlin. The festival focused on foods free from gluten, dairy, and sugar. It catered more to the clean eating and healthy lifestyle homies as opposed to the allergy free peeps, which means there wasn’t a whole lot I was able to try. Even though I couldn’t sample much, the festival was inspiring to eat better and live actively. Continue reading

Travelling Brussels with Food Allergies

Travelling to Brussels with Food Allergies

I was a little nervous and unsure what it would be like travelling to Brussels with food allergies. I’ve actually been to Brussels twice, but both times my food allergies were not as severe as they are now. Before my first anaphylactic reaction, I was a lot more daring with the food I ate. So yes I ate Belgian chocolate without checking, and you guessed it, I had a reaction. Needless to say, my memories of Brussels are of throwing up at the train station. See why I was nervous 😉  Continue reading

A Pilot’s Opinion on Flying with a peanut allergy

flying with a peanut allergy

Flying with a peanut allergy takes the fear of flying to a whole new level: you are in an enclosed environment at the mercy of others. You would think that because it can be life threatening for an allergic person to fly other passengers would rally together to make sure that individual is safe. But more often than not, passengers would rather get their complimentary peanuts than accommodate an allergy. It’s true. I’ve heard the angry murmurs after an announcement is made asking people to refrain from eating nuts on the flight. Continue reading

Thoughts on food allergies in pop culture

Food allergies in pop culture

Lately, food allergies have been taking a beating in pop culture, from Ricky Gervais to the Today Show we are making headlines!

But this isn’t a new phenomenon. Food allergies have come up in movies and shows since at least the 80s, Revenge of The Nerds (1984). Come to think of it the only cool character I can remember who had food allergies from a film or tv show is Hitch (2005). It’s funny and concerning that he is drinking Benadryl with a straw. Continue reading