3, 2, 1, GO! What a great first day!


Late last night, I met my goal of writing 3 posts and getting the basics of the webpage set up by January 1. Even though it wasn’t 100% perfect, I decided that I there was no better time to launch. At 11:57 p.m. on January 1, 2014, I decided to make the blog “Facebook official” and published the page and launched into the blogosphere with www.NutFreeWok.com with the tagline, “Allergy Aware Asian Fare.”

3, 2, 1! Go!

I shared with a few friends and went to bed. Thanks to them and especially, my friend, Vivian, interest in the blog grew quickly and I’m truly grateful for the heartwarming response and kind words of support from so many people who are just as excited about making Allergy Aware Asian Fare as I am. I am inspired by my reader’s enthusiasm and welcome your questions. So far the biggest questions are how to make Chinese food without soy sauce for those with soy allergies and how to substitute sesame. Done, it’s on my list of topics to blog about!

Getting the blog launched was truly a team effort!

My dear husband, Jimmy Wong, is the technical whiz behind the set up of Nut Free Wok and has been a great help with his social media experience as well as a food allergy dad to our two children.

Elizabeth Bostic  has been generous with her time and really fun to work with on the logo designs and artwork. I love her creativity and positive can-do attitude and look forward to seeing more of her artwork and allergy related posts at her blog, Thriving with Allergies.

Special thanks to Homa Woodrum and Jenny Sprague organizers for the very first Food Allergy Blogger Conference. I attended to cheer on the keynote speaker, my friend Henry Ehrlich and ended up being inspired by the community and support. I knew that starting a blog was within my reach. Thank you, Henry, for volunteering your editorial help and encouragement when the blog was just an idea in my head.

My heart is filled with love and gratitude to the friends who have helped me when I needed help, who have been supportive of my advocacy efforts and encouraged me to blog, who have helped me realize that there’s a need for Allergy Aware Asian Fare, and who have been great friends since 2006, when our family first learned about food allergies. Love to you all, this post is dedicated to you. xoxox

P.S. If anyone wants to read about why I wanted to start a blog, take a peek here!

Thanks for launch day

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About Sharon Wong 277 Articles
Welcome to Nut Free Wok, a blog about Allergy Aware Asian Fare. I hope that you will find my food allergy mom experiences helpful and enjoyable to read as I write about recipes, cooking techniques, Asian ingredients, and food allergy related awareness and advocacy issues. My professional experiences include education, teaching, and a little bit of science and computers. Thank you for visiting! ~Sharon Wong, M.Ed.


  1. Sharon, I am so happy to see that you have found a very interesting and fun way to share your vast knowledge about food allergy! Thank you for creating this page! I am excited to learn about Asian cooking and to give some of your dishes a try! Good luck with your new blog!

    • Hi Rebecca, thank you!!!! You are right, it is a very interesting and fun way to share, help others, and I know I’ll stay on track with making healthy meals for my family! 🙂 Thanks for your kind words, my friend!

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