Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A whole new way of eating

A Whole New Way of Eating

Recently, my husband was diagnosed with several food sensitivities. As a result, I have embarked on a culinary journey like I have never experienced before. We have a six year old child as well, who does not have any food issues, and therefore I am trying to develop recipes that the entire family can enjoy, and we can also serve to friends.

Foods to Avoid
My husband was told to completely avoid:
Gluten, and all grains except rice and rye
All dairy
All red meat, with the exception of lamb
All shellfish
All oils with the exception of olive, sunflower, safflower and sesame
Peanuts, cashews and hazelnuts
There are a few fruits and one or two veggies to avoid, but those are the biggies. My husband is also having some trouble maintaining his iron levels, so recipes rich in iron are also a priority.
With luck, I will post the recipes that we feel are worthy of serving to friends and family, and perhaps they will help others with food sensitivities. Many of the recipes you will find here have been adapted from gluten-free only versions, or from family favourites.
All the best,


  1. Toby, I thought Rye was a gluten grain.

  2. Hi Audrey, yes, of course you are right. We are still waiting for my Husband's celiac test results. Our naturopath indicated that he was ok to eat rye according to her tests, however until we get the celiac results back, we are avoiding it.

    Thank you for your comment.
    Best regards,