Food Allergy Consultant, Author, Blogger, Mother & Self-professed “Kitchen Geek” my website and media pages are a mixture of product reviews, recipes and advice mixed with a tinge of humor. I write, I cook and I laugh and I aim to make everyone else do the same.
“One of the secrets in life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.” – Jack Penn
As a Food Allergy Consultant, I try to bridge the gap between the time that someone is diagnosed with a food allergy and how to begin their new journey into the world of allergy-friendly foods. Often times, even the best Doctors do not have the time or resources to help their food allergic patients with simple beginning steps such as finding safe, wholesome foods to supplement their allergenic foods, where to shop, which items to purchase that are safe and how to maximize their budget while adjusting to this dietary change. I do not give out medical advice- I simply discuss your specific food allergies and help guide you as you begin.
I began doing this when my son was diagnosed with severe food allergies to eggs, peanuts, uncooked dairy, watermelon, shellfish and an intolerance to gluten.I felt scared, overwhelmed and I was afraid I would not be able to feed my son adequately to keep him nourished. This is a feeling that nobody should have to go through by themselves. Today, my family and I are embracing the world of food allergies as a an unforeseen gift. Although having food allergies can sometimes be time-consuming, aggravating and challenging, we believe that this has happened to us for a specific reason. Food allergies have made us realize that we needed to look at our lifestyle and our eating habits a bit more closely.
I can offer information and support as a professional, as a food allergic mother and as a person who has years of experience in dealing with food allergies. I am certified in BioIndividual Nutrition. The services that I provide are very different from what you will get from a dietitian or nutritionist. I recommend that you discuss any and all allergy decisions with your primary care physician and/or allergy specialist to determine what practice is safest for your family’s needs. I look forward to beginning the journey with you.
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As a Kitchen Geek, I offer a variety of skills and partnerships to those within the food allergy community. Whether it be sharing a new allergy-friendly product, developing a new, unique recipe, sharing on social media, writing or attending an expo, I continue to expand the ways that I can help each and every one of you who needs it. My YouTube channel videos can help you produce my newest recipes within minutes using minimal ingredients and many of your favorite products. Food allergies are not about limiting your diet, they are about expanding it. There are no rules, it’s your kitchen! You are not limited by your foods, just your knowledge on how to use them.
I am always seeking to partner with new companies and products as well as connect to everyone in our community. I welcome everyone to stay connected to receive daily information on all of my social media channels with just the click of a button. If you are a company that is looking for a new way to share what you have for others, take a peek at my typical professional services then contact me so we can brainstorm for an even better idea. Anything that I can do is helpful but anything that I can do with others makes the word reach further to those who need it.