Soooo, About Those Food Posts

Years ago when I started Chasing Tomatoes, it really was a place just to store recipes. I never did plan to turn it into a food blog, but somehow that's what happened. People really seemed to enjoy what I was creating over there and I had a lot of fun learning new things and experimenting with all kinds of new foods. I used to say that I believed in full fat, and full of love treats, which were exactly what you'd find over there. And you will!

Then in 2017 I was diagnosed with severe food allergies, along with AERD and had to completely re-vamp my diet. Gone are the days where I could eat anything I wanted; in fact, I can't eat most of the food over on Chasing Tomatoes anymore.

My food sensitivities/allergies run a spectrum from something that is a cross reaction with environmental allergies and may irritate/inflame my sinus disease to things that will trigger a severe asthma attack, or a straight up allergy that could possibly kill me and I carry an epi pen for. The list of things I avoid is pretty long!

  • wheat
  • rice
  • egg white (unless cooked well )
  • corn
  • soy
  • peanuts
  • all tree nuts (especially hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts and cashews)
  • peas
  • beans
  • green beans
  • lentils
  • peaches
  • sulphites (especially in wine, beer, cider, or vinegar)
"What do you eat?!" is a really common question that I often get-well, everything I'm going to feature here in this space! If you're on a restricted diet too, hopefully this is a good resource for you. If you're just trying to cut back on something, you might find suggestions here as well. Or if you are just trying to eat healthy and want tasty food, I'm your gal! Most of my recipes are brand specific for my safety. I'll recommend things that I use in my kitchen, but use your own discretion about what works for you.

The food here is full of meat, dairy, vegetables, and fruit along with some oats and other grain like things. I can't eat most things from a box or a can, so I pretty much make almost everything myself. It's not hard, it just takes a little work-and I'm happy to share with you what that's like!

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot them by me and I'll try to answer!