Every piece of food in our cabinets had soy by some name.
and what is sushi without soy sauce? This was my most desperate thought when we found out that soy was causing Noah's excema. Not knowing what we could eat, only what we couldn't, I was overwhelmed. But I decided and said out loud “This is a blessing ."
I really did think it was a blessing. For years I had planned to "clean up my diet" and figure out what those words I couldn't pronounce were and what I could eat instead. The time had come.
I quickly learned that ‘tocopheral, vitamin E, natural flavors” and many other mysterious terms are soy, incognito.
Gluten, Corn, Rye, Barley, Wheat, Oatmeal, Salicylate, most colored fruit and vegetable (except carrots and lettuce), every spice (except garlic and Real Salt), plus milk and meat that have had soy or corn to eat, joined soy on the list of forbidden food. and so we find ourselves at Quail Place. A moniker for this life chapter, reminiscent of the Biblical place of the Israelites in Exodus. The Israelites, after being rescued from Egypt, were provided for by God, Manna (bread) and quail to eat - everyday.
Murray’s free range whole chicken, innards included, is our family quail. I've learned that the whiter the chicken, the healthier. Pink or yellow indicates a chicken was not free range, so says my local butcher.
We've learned to cook stuff from scratch using ingredients we can have and we've discovered that a dash of Real Salt is even better than soy sauce on sushi, truly. We're still learning.
I know I'm not alone is the adventure of navigating multiple food allergies / food sensitivities. The more I learn, the more I want to share! I truly hope the information you find here will save you lots of time and money - and help you eat a little healthier. So grab a tea and take the time to browse around! There are loads of recipes, giveaways, money-saving tips, family stories and LOTS more throughout the site that you won’t want to miss!
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