When my little boy was 3 he was diagnosed with the Alpha Gal Mammalian Meat Allergy caused by a tick bite on Sydney's Northern Beaches. After an ambulance ride to the hospital and subsequent doctors appointments we discovered York had not only the Meat allergy, he also had an allergy to all dairy as a result of the meat allergy, and formerly undiagnosed allergies to eggs and almonds.
As you can imagine we all of a sudden became world class interrogators about ingredients used and ingredients that were not used. I guess you could say that we took the fun out of being dinner guests and people were suddenly afraid to invite us to their homes for dinner or we would receive invitations with a side note of "Could you bring York's food with you?"
After a while our friends and relatives became brave and would make meals that York could eat, but we were then faced with negotiating platters with beautiful food and no means of identifying what was what - out of this frustration Plates with Purpose was born.
I hope these platters go some way to alleviating the anxiousness allergy sufferers and those with food intolerances and parents of allergy sufferers face on a daily basis.
Safe Eating to All xx