ABOUT AMANDA MACGREGOR
Hello! I am Amanda, the person behind this website. While my name sits at the top of the page, I share the content and experience of running this page with my husband, Joe.
What started as a class project quickly turned into a fun hobby and creative outlet for me. This page was once an 'A+' project, now turned into a lifestyle journal about living with food allergies, experiences, personal adventures with Joe, and many, many recipes.
I was diagnosed with multiple different food allergies at a very young age, thus starting my food allergy journey. It all began with my diagnosed allergies to dairy, meat, and shellfish, later growing into corn, coconut, and selected nuts, then escalating into most of the Top 8 major food allergens and my Intestinal Candidiasis diagnosis.
Now having to navigate this new dietary lifestyle, I turned to my website as a form of comfort to express myself and document what I was going through. With the many blogs and recipes developed, I transformed the website into my resource for food allergy-living. I have learned a lot along the way and hope my words or recipes can help someone else suffering from similar reactions.
Eating is typically a simple task for most people but can become a scary and painful one for those within the food allergy community. When I was first diagnosed with food allergies in the early 90s, food allergies were not as culturally common or easy to navigate. Unlike today, there wasn't the internet, weren't many cookbooks available, and weren't as many brands for food restrictions. I keep this in mind as I build and grow the site, hoping that my shared experiences and recipes can help someone else who is going through it themselves or wanting to help a family member adjust.
Most of the recipes developed for the page are free from gluten, corn, soy, nuts, dairy, shellfish, coconut, and nightshades, as well as chemical additives, food preservatives, and artificial flavors. Some recipes are even tailored to be flexible, including modifications for different dietary needs.
Along with safe recipes, we also share non-food allergy recipes, as well as stuff about our lifestyle: home blogs, wedding planning blogs, blogs about our experiences, fun stories about Joe and me, and more!
Now, I did mention that I ran this page with my husband. While he does do a lot of behind the scenes work on the page, he also does a lot of cooking. One thing that really bonded our relationship was that we both enjoyed cooking and creating new recipes.
Early on in our dating years, we made it a tradition that we would always spend our Sundays together cooking up something new, thus sparked The Sunday Cookbook tab!
There, you will find a collection of appetizers, meal prep lunches, dinner entrees, and sweet desserts. We invite you to grab a loved one, visit the tab, and find a recipe perfect for a meal for two.
For all our Food Allergy Moms out there, we also invite you to visit the Momma Mac's Cooking Corner tab to find food allergy recipes created by my own Momma herself!
Thank you for being here, for cooking with us, and for following along on our journey!