I blog about what we eat. And why we eat what we eat. We have some really challenging food restrictions, for instance. That said, even a diet free of our allergens (peanuts, eggs, dairy, and gluten) can be total crap. We focus on organic produce, meat, and whole grains. Simple, satisfying.
When Jack was born, he warped us into the world of food allergies. Totally knocked me on my butt. WHAT TO EAT?? Then it hit me - oh, like, fruits and vegetables. And other foods that appear in their original form. I stopped shopping the inner isles of grocery stores and eventually stopped shopping the big grocery stores altogether. Too depressing. Anything with an ingredients list was probably out. And guess what? We're better for it.
Allergy friendly food has REALLY improved over the last five years. In addition to that, we're now able to rotate soy, corn, grape, and peas. Allergens that still come up positive on tests but are very small and we aren't see an IgE mediated reaction to. This is more exciting than it sounds, trust me.
I will toot my own horn when I garden and something edible comes from it. I will also pitch fits when my plants disobey me. Our poor neighbors.
And please, don't go thinking I'm all holier than you are. I keep a stash of Haagen-Dazs hidden in the freezer, I love me an occasional latte (whole milk please!), and my kids could navigate me to In-N-Out (safe fries, yo!). I'M A FOODIE. However, my relationship with food is a healthy one. I love it, it loves me - we respect and take care of each other. Which is why you won't hear me boo-hoo-in' about the stuff we can't eat. A foodie can make anything taste good. Get. excited.