About Me

Hi, I’m Ilene. I’ve been plant based since 2011 and allergic to lots of foods my entire life. Having food allergies all my life I’ve learned how to eat in all kinds of places and circumstances. I noticed a lot of posts on Facebook from people new to eating plant-based who also have food allergies or sensitivities. They wondered how they could do it considering their food limitations. So I started this blog and my Facebook page to answer that question. Since I started eating this way I’ve actually found more things to eat and have had very little trouble with my food allergies.

I also work as an Independent Consultant with Pampered Chef.  I discovered that Pampered Chef offers a great variety of kitchen tools that can make creating plant-based meals easy and quick.  To learn more about what I offer through Pampered Chef, please visit my Pampered Chef website.

In case you’re wondering here’s my list of food allergies.

Tree nuts, peanuts, coconut, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), bananas, lychee, sesame, dairy, eggs, cantaloupe, saffron, kiwi, avocado and water chestnut. I’m also sensitive to strawberries and oranges so can only eat them occasionally.

It’s a short list compared to my list when I was 10. It was easier to say what I could eat than what I couldn’t.

Let me know what I can do to help. I’m always trying new recipes and reading about allergies. Maybe there will be some magic that allows me to eat hummus one day. You never know!

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