And then I have been told that I am losing out so much in life because I can't eat all the 'wonderful' food which is sold outside.
I won't deny that I do feel very tired with cooking everyday. I won't deny that I do long for all the 'forbidden' food! Sometimes there are long stretches where I can't push myself to cook at all, thus it's chicken soup with all-sorts-of-ingredients for a few days 'till my son tells me that the food is boring! Haha!
One of the benefits that I have reaped from this diet, is that my scalp which was sickly and hair that dropped in clumps AND a severe amount of white hair became healthy and turned so black and thick that my hairdresser thought I had actually gone for a hair dye and some extremely expensive hair treatment! I told her that I'm so allergic to everything that a hair dye is the last thing on my mind.
For those of you who are in the same boat as I am in, I will share with you how I have been surviving for this past 30 months.
As of today, I am practicing the rotation diet. This means I do not eat the same food twice in a row. What I have eaten today, I'll eat it again next week or 3 or 4 days later. By doing this, the Salicylates which have accumulated in my body do not over-accumulate and cause another attack which could result in anaphylaxis.
My diet consists of chicken (which is free of antibiotics), fish, a selected group of vegetables and fruits and some beans and peas.
I usually cook with just salt and sunflower oil and sometimes pepper. I hardly use sugar anymore because by using natural ingredients, the food is naturally sweet and thus, I do not need to add sugar. It's healthy too!
I make my own pastries, biscuits and bread too. I use a small amount of sugar for pastries. What are pastries without sugar right? Hehe...
Here are a few examples of the food that I am able to take:
*Some of the food here contain slight amounts of Salicylates which I am able to tolerate (on good days that is).
|Roast chicken with salt|
|Chicken stew with carrots, potatoes, tomatoes (which were from my garden), big onions and celery. This was cooked with just salt and pepper. The rice in the background was cooked with garlic and butter.|
|Curry puffs (Without the spice and curry that is!)|
|Fried bittergourd with egg|
|Stir fried mixed vegetables (cauliflower, carrots and brocolli) with chopped garlic|
|Fried corn fritters|
|Vermicelli fried with choy sum vege and prawns with shallots and garlic|
|Baked oat crunchies (made with brown sugar, sunflower oil and eggs)|
|Deep fried baby white pomfret! *Yummy!!*|
|Steamed chick peas|
|Stir fried okra with garlic and shallots! Okra's from my garden.|
|An example of my meal: Fried egg, fish cake, and lettuce iceberg with rice.|