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.
What I didn’t expect…
… was to connect with so many people who share the same stories and quirks as I do.
… was to encounter such an empowering group of food allergy bloggers and allergy parents.
… was to feel alone no longer! Food allergies are isolating, but when you gather a supportive community of people going through life with the same experiences the isolation melts away.
… and mostly was how much I love blogging and connecting with all y’all!
Thank you guys for sharing this journey with me ❤️
This year has been a blast! I’ve learned so much more about cooking, food allergies and the progress being made by researchers to make our lives a little safer one day at a time.
Looking ahead to 2017 and beyond; I will be trying out more top 8 free recipes, maybe even try baking gluten free, and sharing more about life with anaphylaxis the good, the bad, and the ugly (and I will continue to use clichés because I love them…. so sorry!). I’m also going to be traveling to Singapore and Australia for the first time and can’t wait to share how these countries handle multiple food allergies. Oh and there’s a secret project I’ve been working on with some awesome allergy bloggers, so stay tuned!
I want to hear from you
Do you have any burning questions about growing up with food allergies or life as an adult with food allergies? Do you want to know if your child’s experiences are typical for a food allergy kid? Are you an allergic adult and want to swap allergy stories? Let me know in the comments below! I can’t wait to connect ☺️
cake Time & Recipe
As a way to celebrate, I made an epic cake! The recipe is a modified version of my favourite lemon yoghurt cake with a white chocolate cream cheese frosting. I made two batches and baked them in a cake pan to get the glorious layers! As a loaf, this makes a great treat to bring to holiday parties.
How to modify the lemon yogurt cake recipe:
• Don’t add the honey or rosemary
• Add 1 cup fresh cranberries
• If you want to bake it in a cake pan instead of loaf pan: bake for 30 minutes and check with a toothpick
• Don’t add the syrup. Instead use the white chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe found below 👇