I strive to eat like the people living in the Blue Zones, so my recipes will reflect that. (Mostly whole plant foods.) My recipes will contain very little to no oil and very little animal protein as it seems I need to eat that way to keep my cardiologist smiling. 🙂 See my post on Managing My Lipid Levels if interested in that story.
Recipes will be tagged “Top 8 Free” if they are free of the top 8 food allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. See this link for more information. I also am not including corn or corn starch in my recipes as I don’t do well with corn (unfortunately).
Recipes will be tagged “Low Histamine” if they meet the low histamine diet recommendations set forth by Janice Vickerstaff Joneja in her book: Dealing with Food Allergies. For more information on histamine intolerance check out the Resources Page.
Please note: Lists can be wrong and some of the more unusual foods (eg: jicama, taro root, etc) may not have been considered in the making of certain lists. So always be careful when trying a new food and rely on what your doctor says and the information you feel comfortable with.
Please remember that what I am able to eat may not be what you can eat, so make whatever substitutions are necessary.
At this time, the recipes will be free of the following foods:
- Additives, preservatives, colorings and anything artificial
- Tree nuts