Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween


Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Posted by: Paulette

This is going to be a venting post.
I am feeling so discouraged! I used to be such a good cook. No. really. All my friends and family said so. For the past few years I've been getting hives due to food allergies, and it's recently gotten worse. I don't just get hives. I now get tightness in my chest and feelings of swelling in my joints.
Since I had no idea what was causing my allergies, I finally got tested.
I am allergic to just about EVERYTHING!
TOMATOES (which means all night shade foods. Including eggplant, tomatillos, sweet and hot peppers.)
CAULIFLOWER (which means I'm also allergic to cabbage)
STRING BEANS (includes green beans)

So tell me. What am I supposed to cook with now!??
Believe me. I am being creative. I use garlic and other spices and herbs when I can. I've switched to goat's milk cheese, and yogurt. My whey protein has been switched out for hemp. I NEVER thought I would be eating hemp!! And I now use coconut milk in my protein smoothies.
I've figured out how to make a kind of hot cereal with ground flax seeds.
Last night I made hummus with brown rice chips.
I wander the produce market looking for things that I'm not allergice to. And I am getting so bored. There's only so much you can do with spinach, fenel bulb, beets, turnips, sweet potatoes, etc.
I love fruit and have been eating lots of it. But I miss my veges. Sob!