Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Spice" Baked Donuts with Butter Cream Frosting

* Note- All my baked recipes will be doubled, because I love to share and I want leftovers for me. Feel free to cut the recipe in half if you don't want to bake so many.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


For years and years of suffering from what almost seems like invisible ailments, I finally went to a allergist May 2011, only to find that I'm severely allergic to SOY. And all nuts, celery, carrots, melons, over ripe fruits, sesame, and green peas/beans. Fun huh? I was such a food lover. I still am. but now I have to be careful. Really careful.

With the celery, carrots, melons and over ripe fruits, I experienced discomfort in my mouth, itchy throat and little bumps.

With the SOY, the reactions varied. 
If it was made with soy, I had intense all over the body itchiness, that would last for days.
If it was soy protein, I would have trouble swallowing and breathing. 

Unfortunately for me, I'm unable to get a e-pin pen unless I have a documented reaction by the ER.  
So far I've been lucky.
No ER for me.
Benadryl has eased my reactions and I've just had to re-do my snacking and eating out.

Finding out that you have a severe food allergy is not something you can plan in advance for. It's not like a diet or exercise plan. On top of that, I'm lactose intolerant.  Which means I can't have whole milk and most American cheeses. I can however have goat, feta, Gorgonzola and Asiago. Which is a blessing because I LOVE cheese!

My son is severely allergic to Peanuts, which he'll probably grow out of. Unfortunately for me, I grew "into" the peanut allergy.

I am using this blog to help me cope with this life changing event and hopefully help others.

I will be sharing my recipes, soy free food places, art work, journal pages.