Dietary Madness

imageI’ve been very quiet over the last week.  As previously mentioned, our lives have been turned upside down with the new dietary regime.  My head has been so full of trying to grasp the good and bad foods, and rearranging meals that I’m afraid I have let posting slide a little.

We have not yet returned for the test results, so don’t know those results yet, and therefore if the gluten and grain free requirement will be permanent.  I have still been digging and doing a lot of research on gluten free meals, and doing a little bit of experimenting.  There are some fantastic blogs and sites out there with reams of recipes that I’ve been enthusiastically downloading.  As always though, there is also a lot of contradictory information to wade through.

To give you an idea, on top of already being intolerant to eggs and cows milk, and trying to maintain a significant portion of raw food, this is the list of foods that Mum is no longer able to have:

  • Agar
  • Alfalfa Sprout
  • Apple Juice
  • Avocado Oil
  • Bacon
  • Black Pepper
  • Blackberry
  • Bok Choi; Pak Choi
  • Canola Oil
  • Capers
  • Cauliflower
  • Chickpea
  • Coconut Milk
  • Corn; Popcorn
  • Cornmeal
  • Cornstarch
  • Date
  • Durum
  • Ham
  • Hazelnut
  • Hemp Seed
  • Kefir
  • Ketchup
  • Kiwi
  • Leek
  • Margarine
  • Miso
  • Mung Bean
  • Olives
  • Orange Juice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Peanut Oil
  • Peanuts
  • Pine Nuts
  • Plum
  • Poppy Seed
  • Pork
  • Potato – white with skin
  • Rhubarb
  • Safflower Oil
  • Semolina
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Sorghum
  • Sugar
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Tamari
  • Tapioca
  • Wheat Bran
  • Wheat/Wheat Flour

Also, she has been told to avoid gluten, as many cereal grains as possible, plus cruciferous vegetables (kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage), corn and lettuce.

Needless to say, a significant amount of my time is spend poring over recipes and checking lists.  Grocery shopping is taking twice as long as it used to.  I know this will all become quicker with time, but it’s all quite exhausting at the moment.

I’ll try to share the successful recipes I find, both raw and cooked.  Let the fun begin…. I mean, continue!

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