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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:00 pm 
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Location: Ontario
I'm new to the allergy/intolerance world and I've just been advised that I'm to take yeast, wheat, oats, and garlic out of my diet. I'm only allowed chicken and tomatoes twice a week.

So with my favourite foods eliminated, now what do I eat? Every recipe I find is either yeast free or wheat free or oat free, but never all three. And to add to the fun, I seem to be sensitive to artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sorbitol. HELP! Any advice on cook books, web sites or recipes to start with would be greatly appreciated.

Becks


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Location: Montreal
When you have to eliminate several things, the best thing to do is really go back to basics. No pre-packaged processed foods. Just make big batches of things you can eat and you can eat them throughout the week, This book is great to start: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Who ... ok+-+Books

Also, don't be afraid to change things around. If it suggests using chicken but you can't eat it anymore, switch it for another source of protein: turkey, beef, veal, pork, even beans if you can eat them. It's hard but being creative with what you CAN eat is the key.
Good luck!

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Location: Ohio
Try the website for Food Allergy Survivors Together, they have several recipes posted that are free of many allergens. http://www.angelfire.com/mi/FAST/recipes.html

I also like EatingWithFoodAllergies.com, which tries to provide recipes that are free from the top 8 allergens.

If nothing else, these have given me ideas so that I can come up with my own variations! Good Luck.

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