I know how overwhelming it can be to receive a new medical diagnosis, whether it is food allergies or a chronic illness, and I am here to share my recipes, story and support.
Hi, I’m Lauren! I lived most of my life eating anything my heart desired until I was suddenly diagnosed with several food allergies around age 25. I currently manage wheat, dairy, egg, sesame, maple, soy, buckwheat and peanut allergies. As you can imagine, I had to drastically change my diet. I refused to allow my food allergies to get in the way of living a fulfilling life and enjoying delicious food! From this, my passion for allergy-friendly recipe creation was born and I am so excited to share all of my recipes with you!
The journey to my food allergy diagnosis was different than most. I had been experiencing several chronic symptoms for years, which ended up later being diagnosed as a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)- otherwise known as the trifecta. I am passionate about using my platforms to spread awareness about these conditions (most doctors I have met have never heard of them) and sharing how I personally am managing them!