January 17, 2012
But I'm a little over a week into a crazy food purge, and I'm spending all my time cooking, grocery shopping, looking for recipes, and I think y'all probably have some good suggestions. As it happens, I have a dairy allergy and am hypoglycemic. Which means for the next two MONTHS, I am not allowed to eat:
-sugar (of any form, including honey or maple syrup)(stevia is OK)
-dairy (duh. my mom briefly tried to convince me that goat cheese was OK)
-alcohol (this is making parties significantly more awkward at the moment. I feel like there should be some sort of hump, or I'm going to start filling beer bottles with water just so I have something to hold)
-caffeine (surprisingly, mornings aren't actually that much worse)
-juice of any kind
-dried or tropical fruit of any kind (that's the end of my banana days)
-I MUST have protein with every meal. I've begun putting soya protein in my oatmeal (hint, add some unsweetened apple sauce to hide it a little)
You would think this would be horrible (especially if you know how many of those hazelnut lindt chocolate bars I go through...), but it's been sort of great. I am never hungry, low on energy, light headed, and I never crave sugar. I am cooking all the time, which means I'm eating waaaay healthier.
I had no idea how hard it was to avoid sugar! I even had to replace my soy sauce - seriously, there is sugar in EVERYTHING.
In any case, does anyone have suggestions for good food (ok, I'll admit, specifically things that taste like chocolate) that I might be able to make? I really love baking, but trying to find recipes I can eat is tricky.
(forgot to add photo credit! smitten kitchen's photo! I made smitten kitchen's yam fries the other day to go along with our curry. They were delicious, even if the combo was sort of weird)
Posted by Lissa