Informing a server of my food allergies can stop the table’s conversation, shift all focus to me, and cue ‘jokes’. Here’s how I avoid this trap.
I have to have morning coffee. But at the friends’ cottage, the kettle was dairy-contaminated, and the mugs were dodgy, too. What to do?
In the past year, I’ve tried doing something that I always thought was next…
My pandemic bubble was also a “food allergy bubble.” On the ski trip, I learned I was painfully out of practice with ordering safe food.
In my culture, apologizing is as much a part of life as having a cup of tea. How I learned to stop saying ‘sorry’ for my food allergies.
If you could get one allergen back in your diet, what would it be? For me, the answer was always “avocado”. And miraculously, it happened.
My plan for the engagement dinner was to casually whip out my own safe food. It seemed a good idea, until the cutlery caper began.
Within 3 days, the virus took hold, with fever and difficulty breathing. As someone with asthma, the specter of hospitalization hung over each hour.
My dating life got off to a truly awkward start due to food allergies. Fortunately, allergies didn’t phase my future husband.