Profile of an Allergy Parent: Shannan Davis (Top 10 Challenge)

A lifelong resident of Toronto, Shannan lives with her husband of 10 years, her (almost) 3-year-old daughter, and an aquarium full of fish named after characters from John Hughes movies. Having had no experience with food allergies, Shannan never anticipated that she’d be an allergy mom one day. Here's her story... AllergyBites: What foods is … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Shannan Davis (Top 10 Challenge)

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Review of an Allergy-Friendly Bakery: The Bread Essentials

Restaurants that appear on AllergyBites may have updated their menu or changed management since a review was posted. Please confirm that they are still allergy-friendly & that menu items don’t contain your allergen(s) before visiting or placing your order. Allergy-friendly... and just plain friendly! By Kathleen O'Hagan The first time I spoke with the owner … Continue reading Review of an Allergy-Friendly Bakery: The Bread Essentials

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Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Sneaky Dee’s

Restaurants that appear on AllergyBites may have updated their menu or changed management since a review was posted. Please confirm that they are still allergy-friendly & that menu items don’t contain your allergen(s) before visiting or placing your order. Sneaky Dee's is Allergy-Friendly. Who knew?! By Liz Frederiksen I often find myself in the College … Continue reading Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Sneaky Dee’s

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Dr. Abby Herzig (Belay)

Dr. Abby Herzig spent her professional life working with children as a clinical psychologist. Over the 10 years she practiced psychology, she worked in psychiatric hospitals, special schools, the court system, her own private practice, and with UNICEF. But shortly after her 1-year-old son was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies, she walked away from it all. … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Dr. Abby Herzig (Belay)

Dear Friend, sorry not sorry for opting out of your event… yet again.

This blog post was inspired by "Dear Friend, Sorry Not Sorry for Declining Your Invitation During This Season of Life." Thanks to Casey from Etched in Home, for writing something that made me want to hop on my computer and write my own version. I can't take my kid most places. I really, really want to. But … Continue reading Dear Friend, sorry not sorry for opting out of your event… yet again.

Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Vesuvio Pizzeria & Spaghetti House

Restaurants that appear on AllergyBites may have updated their menu or changed management since a review was posted. Please confirm that they are still allergy-friendly & that menu items don’t contain your allergen(s) before visiting or placing your order. If you ask around, it seems like allergy-friendly pizzerias in Toronto are a dime a dozen. … Continue reading Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Vesuvio Pizzeria & Spaghetti House

Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Amanda Orlando (Handled With Care)

Food allergy blogger and entrepreneur Amanda Orlando was diagnosed with multiple food allergies as a very young baby. Her parents knew something was wrong because she was constantly ill from feeding and covered in eczema. Throughout the course of her life, Amanda has experienced several severe reactions, but she began blogging about life with food allergies after … Continue reading Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Amanda Orlando (Handled With Care)

7 Allergy-Safe Things To Do in Toronto This Summer

In case you haven't noticed, it's been a while since I updated the AllergyBites blog. I've been super busy organizing our very first #AllergyMom Meetup, collaborating with a non-profit on a fundraising initiative, and more! And yet... I have so much to share with you. So here's the official 'cheater's version.' I've lumped everything into … Continue reading 7 Allergy-Safe Things To Do in Toronto This Summer

Take me out to the (allergy-friendly) ballgame!

By Debbie Bruce (Director, Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative) For those with life-threatening allergies, a sporting event can be a welcome and much-needed distraction. I know, because both of my food-allergic boys loved sports. Unfortunately, the ballpark can also be a dangerous and stressful place for people with peanut and nut allergies, specifically. Buy me some peanuts … Continue reading Take me out to the (allergy-friendly) ballgame!

Profile of a Food Allergic Kid: Jessica Gray Schipp (#AllergicToEverything)

Jessica Gray Schipp was first diagnosed with multiple food allergies in 2010. Having no idea how to start navigating her new life, she created a one-stop resource to help manage the dangerous complications of food allergies. AllergyBites: What foods are you allergic to? Jessica Gray Schipp: Gluten, wheat, oats, eggs, corn, soy, shellfish. AB: Can … Continue reading Profile of a Food Allergic Kid: Jessica Gray Schipp (#AllergicToEverything)