|For some, the bond between children and grandparents is unlike any other.|
Growing up, this person was one of my favorite people in the entire world and still is. As a toddler I remember him holding me and scratching me until I fell asleep. We also shared the bond of music, because he sings like Perry Cuomo and used to follow me around the house with a tape recorder while I sang songs he taught me. It seems to be a culture thing where Filipino elderly members forget, disregard or just don't understand the whole concept of cross-contamination and that we cannot eat the same things they do. Maybe this happens in many other cultures, too...I don't know. After a couple decades of the same fights over and over, you realize that people are who they are and you have to accept it while taking measures to protect yourself.
Of course, many of you know I have to cook everything at home because with my list of allergens along with severe gluten intolerance (you can read my 'gluten challenge' story here) its just too risky and I have the past experiences to prove it. Some of my allergy list includes garbanzo beans, (chickpeas), peas and lentils, however, I am able to eat black beans, red beans and white northern beans. So for those of you with legume allergies, definitely talk to your doc before experimenting with northern white beans! If you do decide to play food roulette (because I once knew that kind of stupidity) please park outside an emergency room!
No, I no longer eat in a single restaurant, except a trusted sushi place named Kotobuki where I notify them of "deadly allergy to peanuts and tofu" then order a sashimi lunch or dinner (without the small salmon/mayo-based sauce appetizer (contains soy and gluten) which usually comes with it and they give me extra salmon sashimi instead). Like many with soy allergy, I cannot eat farm-raised fish, due to soy feed (literally knocks me out within two hours, along with itchy skin and mouth and big mood shift) so it's usually a trial and error even for sushi places, however most of the ones I've been to serve wild-caught fish only. I also bring my own bottle of Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos Soy-Free Soy Sauce (I also like to add Celtic Sea Salt to it since it's close but not salty enough) or I go to Chipotle but heed numerous rules due to severe soy allergy.
These lazy, hot summer months have turned me into a mad scientist in the kitchen; experimenting, failing and then experimenting some more! And since it's taking me forever to learn a video production program for some surprises I have in store, I'm going to post this homemade Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pizza using Enjoy Life Pizza Crust which came out absolutely freaking amazing!
|Check out that texture. Now who wants to experience the best dairy-free soy-free gluten-free pizza, ever?|