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Reverse Vegetarian

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Most folks who are vegetarian do so by giving up meat while hanging on to eggs and dairy. This year, I discovered I am allergic to eggs, grains and dairy. Effectively, I'm now a reverse vegetarian.

When I am in a situation where I can't help but explain my semi-peculiar dietary restrictions to others the first thing I witness is their sheer panic: but what do you eat?

A whole lot of things actually.

So here is a sampling of eating Reverse Vegetarian (Giving up eggs, dairy and grains, keeping meat):


Smoothie (Coconut Milk, Berries, Protein Powder)

"Cereal" (Coconut Flakes, Almond Flakes, Protein Powder, Berries - warmed on the stove or in the Micro

"Granola" (Soaked Pecans and Applesauce in the food processor and dehydrated) and Coconut Milk

Grilled Tomatoes and Bacon

Almond Butter/Applesauce "Pancakes"



Candied Salmon


Veg and Hummus


Apple and PB


Soups/Stews: African Peanut Soup, Beef Stew, Pea Soup, Curry Chickpea and Potato



Salad Rolls



Chili with potato crackers

Cuban Pork Chops with Lemon Dilly Green Beans and Salad

Dijon Tarragon Salmon, Balsamic Glazed Asparagus and Salad

Spaghetti Sauce served on Spaghetti Sqaush

Peanut Thai Pork Kabobs with BBQ'd Pineapple

Open Faced Chicken Pot Pie with Almond flour/flaxseed crust

"Chicken Fingers" (dusted with almond flour), yam fries and salad

(I could go on, there are SO MANY good recipes!)


Raspberry Hamantaschens

Ginger Cookies

Coconut Milk "Ice Cream"

Cocoa/Avocado "Pudding"

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin/Almond Butter Cookies

I admit, there were many false starts in the beginning. I would forget that "Gluten Free" bread still has eggs in it for example. But now that I am on a roll, I genuinely do not miss anything that I ate in my before life with so many flavors and varieties to choose from.

The bonus is my cholesterol has lowered significantly as has my blood acidity and of course the lack of allergic reaction is a tremendous benefit.

Feel free to hit me up for any recipes you might be curious about.
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  • KELPIE57
    I know other friends with the same allergies, and for a while avoided the same things as you, many years ago, when breastfeeding, as the kids were intollerent. I had a very healthy diet then. I was able to eat goat a sheep cheese in moderation, and still love them.

    1811 days ago
    Wow Kelly! You are making me hungry! ***SNOW*** emoticon
    1812 days ago
    Kelly, Grrrr Allergies . . . I love eggs, I mean love eggs, I have not ate any eggs for three weeks now and I am feeling so much better, I just need think more about what has eggs in it and what doesn't. And then the FOOD allergy testing next I guess?

    1812 days ago
    You've got some good stuff there, Kelly! Glad your new diet is having such a great effect on your health.
    1812 days ago
    Doesn't exactly look like you're suffering to me! I could share that diet with you.

    Life is good!

    1813 days ago
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