February 2, 2012

Day 32

I’m dying. I know it’s only the first day of my hypoallergenic diet, but I think I’m not going to survive. I ended my tasty life last night with a double patty cheeseburger and fries at 5 Guys. Heaven. I’ve never been there and wanted to compare it to In ‘n’ Out. It totally surpassed it. Granted 5 Guys is quite a bit more expensive… like $4 more. In ‘n’ Out would have had a chance 7 years ago, but I’m not the only one who thinks they’ve gone downhill. There isn’t the same flavor that I used to remember. So till they get their buns back in shape I’ll have to spend a little extra at their rival…. next month.

Enough about good food I’m getting a heartache. So like I said in my previous blog the hypoallergenic diet takes away everything you hold dear to discover if your body has any negative reaction to certain foods.

I start the morning nervous of this challenge. I made a bowl of oatmeal with almond milk and honey. It was much better than expected. Phew. I can do this. Then I find out that I have to get a specific gluten-free oatmeal. Ugh so I already failed. In order to get back on track I go to the store to get gluten-free products. I found a recipe for quinoa gluten-free bread that I thought I’d give a try.

I’ve never cooked anything that required so many ingredients. You’d think I was making beef Wellington. I didn’t even know of half the things on the list.

quinoa flour
soy protein powder
soy milk powder
chia seeds (this isn’t a typo for chai… totally different)
quinoa oats
brown rice flour
gluten free all purpose flour
tapioca flour

Why does this bread require so many flours?!!!

I couldn’t even find half the stuff at the store. I’ll have to go to a specialty more expensive store. I spent 50 big ones and didn’t get any real food. This is going to kill me and my bank account. After the strenuous shopping experience I went home to the Trader Joes’ sweet potato bisque for lunch. The last bite I gagged. The flavor was fine for one sip or two, but a whole bowl was 30 sips too many.

I obviously need to plan ahead for my meals. So I brought fruit and brown rice cakes with almond butter to work to hold me over. Yum. Dinner will probably be brown rice and chicken. If anyone knows any gluten free recipes (tasty ones) please send them to me. Unless it has 73 ingredients each costing $6 each.

Did I mention that I’m gonna give myself one free pass a week? 6 days to go. Till then everyone should stay away!! Far away.

So far I think I’ve discovered that I’m allergic to diets.

healthy is expensive

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