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 a thought leader within the food allergy community.

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’m located in Toronto, Canada.

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.

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


Above photo by Karrie Kwong