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"
Veg and Hummus
Apple and PB
Soups/Stews: African Peanut Soup, Beef Stew, Pea Soup, Curry Chickpea and Potato
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!)
Coconut Milk "Ice Cream"
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.