Hey all! I’m totally new to this allergy thing.
I’ve actually really enjoyed going through the threads here. It’s been a real eye opener… and I used to think I was healthy. Sigh.
My best friend has recently been given a list of foods by the doctor that she can’t eat. She’s my best friend, so OF COURSE I’m going to find ways to feed her! Plus, I think it would be good for us.
(I’ve also told DP our new years resolution is to get rid of sugar in our diet. Since quitting smoking this year, he’s turned to lollies… I’ve compromised to “ok, you can’t buy anything with sugar in the top four ingredients.”)
Here is the list I’ve currently drawn up of what bestie can’t eat.
Soy, including tofu, but seems miso ok in small one off doses.
No breadcrumbs (no small doses.)
Corn and corn grain.
Seeds, ie chia and quinoa.
Goat’s milk and cheese.
It’s a work in progress, I’m adding things to the list as we go. Her favourite food in the whole world are potatoes, and nandos. She also loves Hog’s Breath, just to give an idea of what she likes.
To complicate things:
Her DP and my DP won’t eat seafood.
My DP also won’t eat (because he’s a picky mofo):
- anything spicy or exotic.
- noodles. (pasta is ok.)
- Rice paper.
But he’s generally happy to just eat fruit loops for dinner if I cook something “fancy.”
We have a bread maker… can I make her bread without sugar and wheat? I’m pretty sure I can, but a lot of recipes I’ve found need sugar… Can I use some non wheat flour to make damper? How does that turn out?
Sauces- any brands that I could look at? She’s finding it hard to find sauces without all the stuff listed above. Is there stuff I could make?
I’ve been eyeballing beetroot relish. Even though most recipes call for sugar, since beetroot is naturally sweet, I thought I could leave it out. Anyone tried this?
So. Anywhere online anyone can recommend? Any brands? Any recipes? Suggestions? Her diet is quite paleo looking, so I've been looking through there for inspirations. Thank you in advance.