Saturday, February 2, 2013
A Guide to Feeding a Mägi May
I get frustrated with being the person says, "I'm sorry, I'm allergic..."
I get embarrassed when people are kind enough to cook me something and then I can't eat it. There's that unbalanced moment when they have to look in the fridge to find me something else and they say, "I'm sorry" and I say, "I'm sorry" and "you don't have to be sorry."
I don't like inconveniencing people.
But, well, I'm allergic.
So I'm posting this and I'll probably link to it if you're hosting me, ever.
I can not not NOT not eat...
This is all due to a latex sensitivity.
Those bring me step after step closer to anaphylactic shock which is where my throat closes up and I can't breath. I have an EpiPen on me most of the time and if I don't have it, you should make me feel guilty about it.
I should not not NOT not have....
crazy sugar (white sugar, high fructose corn syrup, the works)
crazy processed foods with bizarre ingredients
They make me feel sick and ill and trigger some addictive behaviours. I have an intolerance to these - not an allergy. They will make me feel moody and sad, frequently.
I don't eat much...
But if you cook it, I can eat it. I enjoy meat! I will not think, "So sad, they made me meat." I will think, "This is lovely." If there's a vegetarian option, I'll always take it but if I'm served meat, I'll eat it without problems.
So, if I'm coming over to your house, what can I eat? Lots of things.
I love to eat...
brown rice pasta!
A basic bowl of rice and beans plus a salad will generally make my day. Stir-frys are great. I love roasted vegetables. I currently am substituting hummus for most creamy white stuff (yogurt, sour cream, butter, cheese, and mayonnaise). I love soups too!