My name is Meggan, and I’m the person behind Cooking on Caffeine.
This page started as a place for me to post recipes I had made from around the web, but has morphed into something else entirely as my health and the health of my two daughters became a focus. We were confronted with a myriad of food allergies and autoimmune issues, so our diets had to change dramatically. No food seemed safe anymore – they all contained things that would make us sick if we ate them: wheat, eggs, milk, peanuts, bananas, processed oils, artificial dyes, and more. It seemed impossible to find things that were ok to eat, and we lost just about everything we were accustomed to having.
And it’s not just me and my family; millions of families around the world experience the same thing – and sometimes to a greater degree than we do. They’ve also had to say goodbye to the foods that they know and love, and have run to for comfort, and have gathered with friends and family over for years. They have an empty space where those foods used to be, and it’s heartbreaking.
That’s when my blog changed. That’s when I decided that I wanted to bring food back for me and my family – and for families all across the world. Here on Cooking on Caffeine, I’m transforming traditional recipes into allergy-friendly recipes so that not only can people with dietary restrictions enjoy them, but that they can be enjoyed together with those who don’t have any restrictions themselves.
So if you or your child have a dietary restriction and want to bring an old favourite back into your life that you’ve lost, take a look around. Search for tags such as “vegan” or “soy-free”. If you don’t find what you want, send me a message! I’ll work on a recipe for you so that you can enjoy food again. And please let me know if you try a recipe!
Thanks for visiting and for being a part of the Cooking on Caffeine family.
May you and your coffee both be strong,