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About Sharon Wong & Nut Free Wok

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Welcome to Nut Free Wok, a blog about Allergy Aware Asian Fare by Sharon Wong, M.Ed.. I hope that you will find my food allergy mom experiences helpful and enjoyable to read as I blog about recipes, cooking techniques, Asian ingredients, and food allergy related awareness and advocacy issues.  I was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area by my Chinese immigrant parents who usually cooked simple, healthy, home-style Cantonese food. My dad was a US Army cook during the Korean War and while I don’t know if people feel excited about Army inspired foods, it was an early form of Asian fusion and I loved it. As a mom of two sons with food allergies, I had to adapt what I knew and my favorite recipes to become allergy friendly. You can read more about my inspiration for starting this blog.

Due to severe life threatening food allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, none of the recipes I share will intentionally contain peanuts or tree-nuts. Our family avoids many other foods due food allergies and other reasons, but I may share a few recipes with those allergens or ingredients in hopes that one day family members will outgrow their allergy or preferences.

About Sharon

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology with a minor in English Literature. I went on obtain my teaching credential and Masters of Education. I have worked as an elementary school teacher for many years before starting a family, including positions as a classroom teacher and as a computer lab specialist in public and private schools. I am a happily married stay at home mom with two sons and our family lives in the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m also a food allergy advocate and collaborate with other advocates locally and nationally in various capacities. In my spare time, I love to travel, read, and exercise. My mission as a mom and food allergy advocate is to make a difference on behalf of those living with food allergies so that our food allergic children will grow up in a world with greater awareness, support, and a cure.

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Stay connected to by signing up for recipes and posts to be delivered to your inbox and following me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram). I look forward to hearing from you about your favorite allergy aware Asian fare and feel free to ask questions or share feedback. Prospective business partners may request a media kit. Media may send requests for interviews. My email address is NutFreeWok {at} gmail {dot} com.

Thank you for joining me at!

~Sharon Wong, M.Ed.

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Interviews with Sharon Wong

Food Allergy Advocacy Interviews with Sharon Wong I am a mom trying to make life a little better and a little safer for people affected by food allergies and I’m so grateful and honored to be interviewed and to share my experiences to help others. I appreciate the opportunity to talk about food allergies and anaphylaxis to …

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  1. Selena Bluntzer

    Hooray! Welcome to the blogging world! The blogosphere is improved by your presence. 🙂

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you, Selena, for your warm welcome! I am excited about this new adventure!

  2. Gratefulfoodie

    Wahooo Sharon! Welcome to the land of blogging. I love Asian Food and am terrified to even begin to attempt navigating the waters of safe Asian ingredients. I couldn’t be more thrilled that you might be my insight into Asian food.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Whooo-hoo! Thanks, Caroline! Yes, I’m looking forward to sharing with you and all the readers that visit the blog. I have a lot of ideas and leads, so excited!

  3. Wendy

    Yay!! Congratulations, Sharon. I’m so excited for you and all the people you will help! 🙂

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you so much, Wendy! I’m looking forward to sharing and helping others. I have a feeling I will learn a lot along the way too, so it’s very exciting. 🙂

  4. Jessica Martin

    Congratulations, Sharon! I’m so excited for you and your blog! We have struggled so much with Asian food, and I’m SO excited you are here to fill the gap! The blog looks lovely – you’re hitting the ground running! Well done :).

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Jessica! I’ll do my best to share what I know. As an Asian-American family, it’s impossible to give up all Asian food so I’m so happy to share our strategies.

  5. Donna


    My daughter has severe allergies. We strictly avoid TN, PN, Sesame, Coconut. Do you know of a safe brand (not made on shared lines) of fish sauce? Soy sauce? Curry? I miss my asian flavors!

    1. Sharon Wong

      Hi Donna! Thanks for stopping by and you asked a great question that many others have asked. I created a post all about Soy Sauce which hopefully will help answer your question about fish sauce. Here’s the link:

      Thanks for checking out Nut Free Wok’s page!

  6. Rebecca Miller

    I love that through your blog you are helping others while continuing to educate about food allergies. What a gem you are. Just read about your soy-free soy sauce recipe and will be giving it a try in the near future. Blessings to you and the family.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Happy new year, Rebecca! How are you? Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you enjoy the soy-free soy sauce recipe! Let’s catch up sometime, blessings to you and your family too!

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