But now that I'm here, it occurs to me that the way I prepare food for myself each week might be helpful for those out there who are stuck with frustrating limitations. The purpose of You Can't Eat What? is to share my weekly culinary adventures with you, reader, demonstrating that cooking healthy, clean dishes can be simple and sometimes frugal. I don't want to focus anymore on all the things I can't eat, but instead, all the things I can create with what I have left.
And yes, it's true, I used to love all food. Everything about it. The way certain things danced across my tongue and delighted my senses. But eventually the dancing turned into an unpleasant array of symptoms which now I have to manage. And every now I eye that candy bar in the store and it feels wrong, like the when you smile at the guy on the other side of the room who you know is bad for you that you want a small piece of. The difference is that now, that candy, eye or otherwise, is not coming home with me.
So let's get started; I'm starved!!