Why I’m here

Hi I’m Alyssa, and I’m creating the food allergy blog I wish I would have been able to follow while I was growing up. I am a 22 year old graduate student from Plymouth, Michigan and recently graduated from The Ohio State University. I am now pursing my masters in Counseling Psychology in Chicago, Illinois.

With a seemingly endless list of allergens that always served as my “fun fact” on the first day of school, I’ve decided to share my experiences, recommendations, tips and tricks with others managing severe food allergies too.

Having to avoid peanuts, treenuts, shellfish, chickpeas, raw eggs, raw tomatoes, apples, bananas, cantaloupe and honeydew has not been easy, but I haven’t allowed my allergies to restrict me from trying new and fun restaurants, eating fancy desserts, flying commercial airlines, traveling across country or living my life normally.

Whether it’s you or a loved one managing food allergies, I hope you find this blog helpful for restaurant recommendations, traveling hacks, allergy-friendly brand suggestions, and a place to share stories to keep each other safe.

Thanks for tuning in!

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