I’m doing the preparation for starting this on Tuesday after Easter. I’ve even got my husband to agree to do it to. But while going through recipes in all the books I’ve got upon a difficulty. Loads of recipes are based around or are frequently scattered with nuts or seeds.
Having a serious allergy, full anaphylaxis, it a right pain in normal life. But the restrictions involved in following any sort of organised healthy diet is an obstacle course. People say “just leave the nuts out” but it isn’t that simple.
Most seeds and grains sold have either “may contain nuts” or “produced/packaged in a factory with nuts”- And when you exclude the nuts and seeds from a recipe you lose calories, nutrients and also the enticing flavour and texture the author of the recipe has created to be most appetizing.
And hummus may be great for a healthy snack for many people, for me an immediate reaction and a trip to hospital is far from enjoyable.
So has anyone done this diet nut/seed/chickpea free? Any tips on finding any seeds without the nut contamination? I love pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and flaxseeds, but can’t get hold of any safe ones.
I’ve been basically written off by my medical consultants. I’m just grappling out of a massive depression since their “get stronger and stronger pain relief until you next become a medical emergency we can treat” pronouncement. But I read the story of Carlos in the BSD book and thought I must try this. I’m only 45, I have to battle on for the same of my family.
Thanks for any help!