Instead of just telling you what I can't eat, I thought I would write a few haikus:
Juicy, dripping, pink.
Gandalf's Elvish word for friend.
Spit out the black seeds.
Nebraska's cash crop.
Steamed, creamed, grilled, boiled, cobbled, and shucked.
Fields of golden maize.
It's the poor man's steak.
I like it Kentucky-fried.
Bawk bawk bawk bawk bawk.
The only green nut.
Nutella's glorious nut.
These nuts grow on trees.
No more of these in a pod.
Pink freshwater fish.
There. Those are the big ones. I have also have a slightly smaller allergy to bananas, string beans, carrots, coconut, mushrooms, oats, potatoes, rice, rye, sunflower seeds, peanuts, walnuts and chicken.
I have gone through what I call the stages of allergy acceptance:
- Acceptance. (OK, so this is what's going on!)
- Excitement. (Finally, I know what's wrong with me!)
- Sadness. (I can't eat. Or that. Or that.)
- Anger. (Stupid body. Why would you be allergic to all of those things?)
- Second acceptance. (Sorry about that, body. I know it's not your fault.)
- Hope. (Yes, substituting turkey for chicken could work. So could substituting quinoa for rice! This could be OK)
In the end, I believe that it's better to know why I'm feeling pain. I'm very grateful for modern day medicine that can me what's going on with my body.
In other news, I made this tasty cookies for choir today:
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
1 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c. confectioners' sugar
Mix together the cocoa powder, sugar, and vegetable oil in a large bowl. Beat eggs into the cocoa mixture, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Stir this mixture into the cocoa mixture.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a baking sheet.
Fill a shall bowl with confectioners' sugar. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls in the confectioners' sugar and place on the baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to sit on cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Thank goodness I can still eat these. Mmhm.