I'd have to go dig up some links - but yes, the current recommendation for food allergies is to NOT delay starting solids. And also that it doesn't matter whether or not mom avoids foods while pregnant or breastfeeding to try to prevent food allergies.
FWIW - the TENDENCY for allergies is inherited, not the specific allergy. So your DH nut allergy just means that your LO is likely to be allergic to SOMETHING but not necessarily nuts or other foods.
See my signature below to links for baby led solids. IME BLS is a great way to go. Your job is to offer appropriate healthy food options. And then sit back and let baby decide what and how much to eat.
My DS1 was interested in exploring food but didn't really eat until he was 8.5 or 9 mo old. DS2 was hugely interested in food and was eating 3 "meals" a day by that age.