Elana’s Pantry – Recipes for Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free!
I have amazingly made it through 25 years feeding myself with very minimal skills in the kitchen. (This may or may not be part of my problem!) I can say that about 5 years ago I made the decision to not own a microwave. That decision forced me to learn some things. You see – I had a very irrational fear of getting burned as a child. I thought I would burn my hand on the stove – or burn my arm on the oven. So, I avoided cooking at all cost. Needless to say, I am no longer afraid of burning myself. Although – I have to light my oven every time I use it – and the first time I was pretty afraid of catching myself on fire.
One thing about going onto any kind of restricted diet due to allergies is that I already am a terrible cook! Being on this kind of diet is going to force me to not only start over in the way I approach buying food – but I am also going to have to learn how to prepare it! I know I can not live off of salad forever. I NEED COOKIES!
That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to post about Elana’s Pantry. The first thing it opened up to was Paleo Girl Scout Cookies! She includes recipes for Agave Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Nut Free, Paleo and Candida diets! There are recipies for every meal, including snacks! Snacks are one of the hardest things for me to figure out – so I am really excited to explore this site!
I am finding that food blogs are one of the many blessings to people with dietary restrictions. My good friend from back home, Abby, is a certified holistic nutritionist. She has been guest posting on her friends blog:
I went ahead and sent her an e-mail asking her to send me the blogs she looked at. This is what she sent me:
I still haven’t explored them all – but I am looking forward to finding recipes that will be delicious and fit my needs!
With Love and Hope,