About Desserts & DIYs

Launched in 2017 as a tiny space on the internet for people with food allergies, this site is a steadily growing blog for delicious recipes and lifestyle tips.

Hi! I’m Aissatou, a 21-year-old PR professional and blogger. If you have gluten and dairy allergies and are interested in transitioning to an allergy-friendly diet, you’ve come to the right spot!

I created this blog to inspire people in the health and wellness space as a woman of colour, by sharing healthy and easy gluten-free, Vegetarian and dairy-free recipes (spoiler alert: I have a sweet tooth!). I also get crafty and create DIY projects out of everyday things.

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– 7,000+ followers on Tumblr and WordPress
– 4,000+ views in over 18 countries
– 1,800+ likes and reblogs

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About Me

When I was six years old, I started getting constant abdominal pain and vomiting. These episodes would last between a day to a week and resulted in my being hospitalized hundreds of times. This continued until I was 12, stopped, and restarted when I was 16. Today, I’m 21 and I only truly stopped getting so frequently ill about 2 years ago. Doctors did every test imaginable (CAT scans, MRIs, Barium test, endoscopies, x-rays, ultrasounds, psychological test etc.) but could not find the source of my issue. Until one day, they said it was possible I had a gluten allergy. So I cut gluten. But it wasn’t enough, as I kept getting sick.

Through the process of elimination, I removed things in my diet that made me feel icky after I ate them such as dairy. My entire life changed after that. I no longer felt nauseous in the morning, looked forward to eating a meal and finally had a healthy relationship with food. After two years of going gluten-free and dairy-free, I removed meat from my diet, becoming vegetarian and discovering a new type of cuisine. The end goal for me is to transition to a Vegan lifestyle.

Join me on my journey to the #veggielife !

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Here’s how you can get in touch with me:

Email: aissatou.tbah@gmail.com

Instagram: @aissatou.tb

Twitter: @aissatoutb

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