In 2011, after years of testing and allergic reaction misery, I discovered the awful truth: my body was intolerant of sulphites. Oh, yeah — and salicylates, too.
So what does this mean? Well, it means I feel super healthy now. No more sore throats or rashes or watery eyes or hives or coughs or sneezing. No more drowsiness and bloating. And no more delicious foods that the rest of the world enjoys. On the bad side, essentially my ingredients were winnowed down to Rice Krispies and milk for breakfast (every day! Sometimes several times a day!) and whiteish/brownish/tan foods with the taste and texture of cardboard that I had to make myself. From scratch. (Did I mention that I am the world’s most terrible cook?). I became that weirdo allergy person who doesn’t eat at parties — the one I used to make fun of!
My love of food was over forever. Or so I thought.
In His great love and mercy, God sent me two best friends who also happen to be some of the best cooks/bakers/chefs on the planet. Not only do Becky and Sarah know my allergy/intolerance list better than I do, they have passionately experimented to come up with some sulphite/salicylate recipes that are genuinely delicious. I might be eating most of my meals alone these days, but pretty soon, whether you have a sulphite/salicylate problem like I do or not, you just might just be joining me for one of MY meals for once!
All thanks to Sarah and Becky. And created for all of us, with love.
Happy (Delicious!) Eating,