We’ve been gone but now we are back! I know …it’s been a while. Life is full of starts, stops and even some detours along the way.
Work, travel, school, internships, weddings …. more travel.
Can you guys relate?
Now, we are not complaining because 2022 was a very good year, but it’s almost halfway through 2023, so it’s time to focus on 2023 and the Living the Allergy Way community.
It’s all systems go………
Because you have all been so good to us in the past and we want to be there for you too! And we know that many of you have little ones with food allergies that will be growing up to be teens and young adults and you may be thinking “How am I going to keep my child safe as they get older?”
We’ve seen allergies navigated in all stages of life … as a grandparent, as a parent and as an allergic child.
So …. we have exciting news!
In addition to our super yummy allergy-friendly and mostly vegan recipes, we are adding tips and advice for those parents, teens and young adults who are unsure how to navigate food allergies as they grow older.
Here’s a preview of what’s to come:
More delish allergy-friendly and vegan recipes.
All recipes will be without dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and sesame because that’s our list of severe food allergies. You can count on all our baked goods being vegan because we use no dairy or eggs. We will throw in some gluten-free recipes GF and Vegan Date Bars and an occasional non-vegan main dish.
Real world tips for teens, college students and adults on how to live the allergy way without limiting your experiences.
Do you want to live in an allergy bubble, not going out with your friends to restaurants, sleepovers, camping or even parties?
Good thing you don’t have to! You can still do this!
With a little preparation you can enjoy all the things live has to offer!
Parental advice on how to navigate your teen’s need for independence.
Parents worry A LOT!
That’s our job and we are good at it.
Photo by Eliott Reyna on Unsplash
Your kids are growing up too fast and I’m pretty sure they will not want to live with you forever.
They want independence and this starts in middle school.
We are here to help with those fears by letting you know what to expect as they get older and tips for encouraging their independence.
How to prepare for college and beyond.
College is the first time in our lives for true independence. This can be scary for both the parent and the student.
Photo by Victoria Heath on Unsplash
We will give you practical tools on how to make this transition easier by discussing roommates, cafeteria food, dorm essentials and ordering food.
Traveling with food allergies.
Are food allergies limiting your travel experiences? Have you always wanted to go to Europe but have no idea how to do this with food allergies?
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, 2022
I can tell you we have travelled a lot as a family and even alone! We traveled by car, train and plane and stayed in tents, hotels and vacation rental homes.
Here is a list of some of the places we have travelled to:
- United States: 27+ states
- Costa Rica
Why do we know so much?
We’ve been living with food allergies for a very long time!
Food allergies have been in our family as early as the 1930s with Grandma Lynn (allergic to peanuts, tree nuts) and have continued in our family with each generation since.
Mary Lou Lynn, approx. 1936. Allergic to peanuts and tree nuts.
Can you wrap your head around navigating food allergies without the internet, food delivery, blogs, Instagram, and social media?
Do you remember when specialty food items (dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free) had to be mail ordered with very limited choices?
I guess you could say we have A LOT of experience with food allergies!
So come join us as we say….
YES to going camping, ….
YES to going out to eat with your friends and ….
YES to seeing the world!
We will be there to help you find your way … Living the Allergy Way!
-Jeanne and Katie