9.26.2013

Yogurt to be Cheesing Me....No Dairy?!

24 hours ago I received news that I'm officially allergic to all dairy and eggs.  As an avid cheese connoisseur and omelet lover, I'm still in a state of shock.  It really seemed like no big deal yesterday when I got the news, but when we hit the grocery store last night the enormity of my diet change started to sink in.

Now this may seem a little over the top and melodramatic, but I'm heart broken to say the least.  I gave up sugar and wheat willingly as a way to be healthier.   It's been an awfully long time since I had someone tell me I can't have something.  I almost feel like stomping my feet and shouting "It isn't FAIR!"  Instead I will just have my little rant today as this marks the start of me being officially dairy and egg free.  Also on my report it turns out I'm also allergic to bananas, pineapple and tuna.  Granted, I do enjoy all these foods, they don't seem quite as devastating as the dairy.

My husband seems to be a bit in shock.  His test revealed his only offending food is eggs.  And he's quite happy about this given since I've known him he's always said he's allergic to eggs.  I just thought he was a baby and couldn't handle an omelet, but it turns out...he was right.  As supportive as I know he'll be, I asked him if he'd give up dairy with me.  His response:  "I guess I'll just eat my brie in the car."

And so starts a new chapter for me...dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free and sugar-free.  So I'm hoping you can help me out with this transition.  Have you gone through something similar?  Do you have any words of advice?  Or better yet, share some of your fave recipes so I can see that there is still food out there for me.

Recovering cheese addict,
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