Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fried Chicken?

See here's the thing. I love fried chicken. Love it - but just can't eat it prepared by anyone else. I've never tried making it myself ... but I'm going to have to. I just can't not have it.

I found recipes for kfc online ... kfc?! I'll let you know how it goes:,1739,142187-255193,00.html

Not KFC ... but sounds delish:

Regarding the 11 secret herbs and spices ... rumor mill has it they are these:
3 cups sifted flour - not a spice ... but gives you a ratio idea.
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons onion salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon dried powdered rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried powdered thyme
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon nutmeg

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cake? Oh god please ...

I want cake. PMS is closing in on me and I want cake. I'm not going to make it until mid-week, assuming I can hold out. I'm contemplating not doing chocolate and doing lemon juice instead ... i love lemon loaf.

Shamelessly, I have stolen this recipe from the delphi forums:

Egg Free Chocolate cake --------------------------------
I got this cake from a Croation web site ,it is so yummy !!! Easy to make , everyone loves it.To make the cake realyy fast I use yogurt cup(6 oz) to measure all the ingredients.
3 yogurts (plain 6 oz each)
3 yogurt cups flour (used Mireille's flour blend)
2 yogurt cups sugar
1 yogurt cup oil
3 tbs cocoa powder ( next time will add more cocoa powder )
2 tsp baking soda
Preahet oven to 375 .In a large bowl pour all ingredients ,mix 2-3 minutes. Grease 9x13 pan with butter .Pour the batter into the prepared pan,bake for 35 min or until toothpick comes out dry.Let it cool.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Local coffee house, yergochev ... corn free *single tear*

Yergochev, Ethiopian Yergochev ... how good is it? Spec-freakin-tacular! And doesn't make me sick. Now, for some odd reason, they don't carry dairy that I can drink, so I have to bring my own half and half ... but the coffee is what matters. Success.

I can't help but wonder if tobasco sauce is causing me trouble ... elusive good hot sauce, I need a recipe.

Made Perogi's tonight, yum ... waaay too much hassel, but delish nonetheless.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

you cannot eat fried chicken ... you cannot eat fried chicken ... you cannot-

I don't want to believe it. So far fried chicken is the only thing I've discovered that I don't have what it takes to turn down. I bought an 8 piece for the kids, there was a breast left today and I swore I wouldn't eat it ... until lunch time came around and I couldn't find anything to eat.

It was delicious, and I feel awful. Why am I so stupid?

Friday, May 15, 2009

corned by half and half ... scary one

I got sloppy and they didn't have my normal horizon half and half in the store (damn walmart). I bought C.F. Burger half and half, I also consumed three large cups of coffee within the first hour of rising. A half an hour after my blood pressure dropped and I mean dropped. I laid down for about three hours but I was nervous. That's probably the worst reaction yet.

I was nauseous too, but it really took a major back seat to the blood pressure and foggy head. After I got up from my three hour nap, I drove to the grocery to get a few things for the week. I took my bp there and it was 98/55 .. which is a little lower than my normal 100/60. It sucked.

12 hours later I'm still nauseous off and on, but my head feels normal thank goodness. Today made me wonder if I would really know when I needed an EpiPen. How do you know? It was scary and stupid.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Reactions ... Interesting Change

Saturday - ate a handful of frozen cranberries ... felt nauseous within about 15 minutes, passed quickly, nothing serious. Hmmmm

Sunday - had two kettle chips that I thought would be okay ... felt nauseous within about 15 minutes, passed quickly, nothing serious. Hmmmmm, again.

Monday - Tofu (see below)

Tuesday - 1/4 cup Ezekiel 4:9 Almond cereal, fucking delish in yogurt ... tongue swelling, mild foggy head, passed in about 2 hours. Nausea in the evening when I ate anything. Hmmm, more reaction than the others.

Tuesday - trip to movie theater. Didn't eat anything, throat was scratchy and sore when I left.

Wednesday morning - general nausea, itchy face, scratchy throat - and I haven't done anything wrong yet!

It does seem like the reactions get progressively worse if I take in small quantities consistently, which makes sense. The residual reactions are pretty clear as well based on how I feel today. I'm not really interested in playing with this stuff anymore, it sucks and even small reactions make me nervous.

The popcorn breathing was interesting. I brought my EpiPens just in case, I'm a bit dramatic that way, but was glad I didn't need them.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ingredient Lists

It's not hard. Read the ingredients and NEVER ASSUME. Tofu got me last night, I didn't check the ingredients, there was corn starch. *sigh*

Good news though. The symptoms are more manageable and I notice them even with smaller quantities. Essentially, I don't eat enough to build up a huge reaction. I didn't eat much of the tofu, thank goodness. But at mom's this weekend I had some contaminated cranberries. I ate five or so then walked away ... testing them. Within 20 minutes I was mildly nauseous. Score!

Kroger Pasta - cornless.
Premium Selections (Kroger) - Organic Potato Chips with Sea Salt - cornless.
Kroger cheese - confirmed to have corn by kroger themselves (bastards!!).

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bulk Peanuts - salted

I love peanuts in the shell and they should be fine, but these were bought in bulk and were salted. Maybe that's the problem... Swollen tongue, foggy head, nausea, lethargy and weakness. Same old same old. I can't buy snacks for shit.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Navigating social pressure

I fell into the trap of my being more concerned about other people's feeling than my own health. Offered an item that 'appeared' to be corn free. Friend offering clarified that it didn't list anything that looked like corn. Sure it had cheese cultures in it, enzymes and what not. Sure it was packaged in India ... and of course all of the ingredients would be listed right?

I've learned my lesson. I'm two days past the event in question and just now getting past the swollen ankles (which I just realized was connected to the allergic reaction) and the itchy scalp.

Time for me to grow a backbone, I'm just going to have to be okay with hurting feelings to spare my own.