Zahra Bhanji was a food allergy aunt before she was a food allergy mom. As a food allergy aunt, she always went the extra mile to ensure her nephew was safe and that her sister and brother-in-law trusted her with their child. Now, as a food allergy mom, she has a 'zero tolerance' protocol in … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Zahra Bhanji (Top 10 Challenge Committee)
Stephanie Lowe is the mom of 3 kids—only one of whom has food allergies. Her eldest is allergic to dairy, egg, peanuts and tree nuts, and also has Celiac disease. AllergyBites: Can you describe the first time you realized (or suspected) they had a food allergy? Stephanie Lowe: We suspected very early on (I would say … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Stephanie Lowe (Turn It Teal)
This allergy-friendly restaurant was reviewed by guest blogger, Jessica Campbell. Originally from Vancouver, Jessica made her way east to experience Toronto’s energizing lifestyle. She writes about the food and flavours that inspire her to keep her family happy and healthy. All opinions are her own. Herbivore, omnivore or whatever vore you may be, the plant-based … Continue reading Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Planta
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. Famoso Pizzeria Does Food Allergies Right By Kathleen O'Hagan Well, I finally made it out to … Continue reading Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
I went to university with a guy who had a life-or-death food allergy. I rarely saw him eat. And he refused to step foot into most eating establishments. He would, however, make an exception when it came to bars. He didn't eat much, but he could drink most of us under the table. Quite a feat when I … Continue reading On Food Phobias and Parenting a Food-Allergic Kid
While pregnant, one of my biggest concerns was having a picky eater. I somehow didn't worry about sleep at all (naive first time mama here!). But if sleep didn't cross my mind, I didn't even consider the possibility of a food allergy.