About

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Amanda Orlando

Hello, reader. I'm Amanda, and as you may have guessed, I have severe food allergies and I like to write about it. I'm allergic to peanuts, nuts (excluding coconut), dairy, soy, and legumes (peas, chick peas, beans, lentils) and all are anaphylactic. I've "been like this" since birth, so I have a wealth of experience to share with my readers. I live in Toronto.

I am the author and photographer of Allergen-Free Desserts (2015, Skyhorse publishing) and Everyone's Welcome (2019, Touchwood Editions) cookbooks. I started Everyday Allergen-Free in the summer of 2016, after having previously blogged under the name "Amanda's Recipes". I also have an online store selling allergy-friendly food, skincare, and cosmetics, called Handled With Care <shopallergenfree.com>. 

My writing here on EAF focuses primarily on the teenage and adult allergy experience, but not exclusively. When I started blogging I did it out of frustration with not being able to find other bloggers that were writing about what I was dealing with emotionally and socially as an adult with allergies. At that time in particular, I had had a severe reaction and was experiencing reaction PTSD. The resources at the time were mainly educational and institutional, and I desired something more.  

No topic is taboo on my blog. My guest writers and I share experiences with dating, travel, awkward situations, anxiety, and more. And always with a touch of humor where possible. I welcome guest writers and partnership opportunities with like-minded brands. Please see the FAQ page.

For inquiries about:
- Brand partnerships
- Recipe development
- Writing
- Food photography
- Just to say hey or ask a question
 You can reach me at amanda<at>everydayallergenfree.com