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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Time to Lose the Wheat and Eggs?

Dear body, please forgive me for eating bread.

I was diagnosed with a mild wheat allergy about two years ago. Not gluten, but wheat. Which meant I could still eat other gluten-laden offerings like barley and beer. (I might be in denial.)

There is also a complication with eggs. At one point I was allergic to yolks. Now I'm supposedly allergic to whites. For the longest time, I simply avoided both. But I was making quickie muffins for a movie night at my house, so I threw in just one whole egg in with the gluten-free bake mix.

The truth is, I'm not really sure what is wrong with me. Have I had eggs? Bread? Ok, yes...there was tuna tartare in these cute little edible cups and I couldn't resist. But I've never had a reaction last this long. For all I know, I'm just fighting a stomach flu bug.I need to see a doctor. I need to concentrate on eating more fruits and veggies. And meat. And cheese. And all the other wonderful things in this world that, luckily, I CAN still ingest. (Like tequila.)

And I need to find baking recipes that don't require eggs OR wheat-based flours. If anyone has recipes or information on wheat- AND egg-free meals, I'd be delighted. At this point, I can use all the help I can get.


Jean | said...

Hi Paulette, I so enjoyed meeting you yesterday. It was quite a day. I just remembered I was going to send you a link to info on the gluten-free bread mix. The recipe does call for eggs, but there are substitutes. You can read about the bread on my blog of August 27.

Annette said...

Woman, we need to catch up. Try non-Western bread recipes. Indian food is great - non-wheat flour, no eggs. There's also a gluten-free recipe group on facebook, I'll see if I can find it again. They trade recipes fairly often. Or did.

And my friend @holliebutler who managed to blow up her blog ... sigh. She had to go gluten-free for anxiety but has an awesome collection of recipes and tips.