The stuff I have says banana, sugar, vinegar, spices. Oh, well. No, I'm not allergic to any foods, but I like cooking challenges, so I'm the one who will make, for instance, a whole gluten-free thanksgiving for the fun of it.
Thanks. The white chili sounds good and harmless. Not sure about the banana catsup whether I'd like ir or not. Do you have an allergy to any of these veggies? Just looked up banana catsup. It has tomato paste and peppers in it. So can't eat it. Sorry.
My white chili doesn't contain nightshades (I don't think) and it's really yummy. I don't worry about exact quantities, because it's very forgiving:
1) Saute chopped onion (and a little celery if you want) in a little olive oil (or water if you don't do added oils) until soft 2) Add chopped garlic and saute another minute or so 3) Add cubes of cut up chicken (I use boneless skinless thigh meat) 4) Add cumin and salt to taste (I usually start with a tablespoon of cumin, and a teaspoon of salt for a 4-quart pot of chili) 5) Optional add-ins: beans, corn, a dash of liquid smoke 6) Add enough chicken stock to just barely cover. Bring to a boil, then simmer 30 minutes before serving. If it's not thick enough, I sometimes thicken it with a cornmeal slurry.
I have fibromyalgia, lupus and RA. Recently I was in the hospital for a shoulder replacement because lupus had destroyed all of original shoulder. I got to talking to the respiratory therapist and she told me she found she had an allergy to nightshade vegetables. When she heard that RA and Fibro was relieved by removing them from her diet she tried it and said all the symptoms disappeared. Well silly me I tried it and it worked. .Most of you are wondering what nightshade veggies are. They are tomatoes, potatoes, peppers(all kinds) and eggplant. They contain a chemical called solonine which you can actually die from solonine poisoning. I was devastated when I heard I had to try to eliminate these veggies. Because they were 90% of my diet. That was six weeks ago and I don't miss them at all. But I need recipes that don't use them. Right now I need a recipes for white chili. Can anyone out there help me. Any suggestion for cookbooks for allergy sufferers would help also.
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