FDOM16: My First Vegan Experience

It’s nice to have a vegetarian friend: I get to experience new foods that I wouldn’t normally try. And yesterday I experienced something completely eye-opening to me: a fully vegan restaurant called Viva Vegeria. No meat and no animal by-products . . . which for me meant NO DAIRY OR EGG ON THE PREMISES. This…

FDOM16: When Restaurants Do It Right

This evening I had a wonderful meal at Applebees where the server was completely understanding of my allergies. She made sure that I had the allergen menu with me to make educated decisions about my meal, and let me know when I selected something that wasn’t within my parameters. The great thing about Applebees, and many other…

FDOM16: The Hunt for Vegan Sweets

If you think finding allergy-friendly restaurants is hard, it’s even harder to find allergy-friendly bakeries. Due to the fact that most baking requires eggs, enjoying sweets has never really been something I get to do . . . in fact, I’m not even much of a fan of sweets (I believe it’s just because I never really…

FDOM16: The Environmental Skin Test

As y’all have learned, I’ve always had food allergies (quite literally from the day I was born).  I’ve learned to deal with that by bringing my own cupcakes to other kids’ birthday parties, by carrying a purse at a very young age so I could always have an Epi-Pen on me, by telling anyone I…