Monday, February 22, 2010

Any guesses on what this is??


Anyone? Anyone?

Yeah, it's kind of indistinguishable, isn't it?

It's buckwheat bread. According to my food allergy-ridden husband, inedible buckwheat bread. His official response? "If it were the only food on earth, I'd probably go hungry."

And this is from the man who is reduced to eating fairly horrendous things on a daily basis.

Here's what he's allergic to. But before you start reading, get comfy. Get really comfy. It's a long list...

eggs
wheat
rice
oats
cane sugar
cheese
cow's milk
goat's milk
black and white pepper
pineapple
cantaloupe
cranberries
alfalfa sprouts
green peppers
tomatoes
onions
baker's yeast
brewer's yeast
radishes
brazil nuts
chili peppers
eggplants
garlic
mushrooms
mustard
pumpkin
canola
rye

Oh, did I mention he's also lactose intolerant?

And you thought cooking for your family was difficult!!!

So, yeah, I do end up trying crazy (and expensive) recipes like that icky buckwheat bread to see if I can offer any variety into his plain meat and potato meal plan.

A couple years ago, I made a chocolate cake for him substituting the main ingredients with soy flour, agave syrup and meringue powder (in place of the eggs). His verdict on that one? "Hhmm... a bean-flavored chocolate cake. Not so good."

All we can do is try, right?