Archives for: November 2004, 06
I just finished a salad of sardines on organic lettuce greens. Pretty strange breakfast I would've thought a year ago. The stranger thing is that it was what I actually wanted to eat for breakfast.
For salad dressing now I use liberal amounts of olive oil, lemon juice and trocomare. I mix them up and pour them over the top. It's quite tasty.
Yesterday my breakfast ended up being a bit more strange. I love ground lamb patties with rosemary, and found ground lamb at my supermarket, which was the first ground lamb I've seen around here for a couple years. I don't eat lamb very often, as it is hard to find here. Well, not long after this breakfast, my skin above my elbows got warm and itchy. Before long my arms were red, bumpy, warm and itchy, my knees also joined in the fun. I felt fine otherwise, so didn't take any benadryl. I slathered on some olive oil, and took a warm bath with olive oil in it. It cleared up pretty fast.
Ah, the joys of being an O non-secretor. I've gotten over some intolerances to chicken and converted rice, but now it would seem I may have a new allergy to lamb. I'll test it in a few weeks when I can get some grassfed lamb...since I'm not sure the source of the lamb I ate. I think lamb is more likely to be grassfed than beef is, but I'll be more careful next time, as this was most likely grain fattened. It certainly left a lot of saturated fat in the pan. I'm expecting a freezerful of grassfed lamb soon...so I hope it agrees with me! If not, at least it's only neutral for nonnies. Most of my allergies are to avoids, but not all. I'm sure it doesn't help that I used to eat lamb gyro meat regularly, and I think it had some gluten in it because it didn't really agree with me. For celiacs, gluten makes it much more likely that you'll develop allergies, because it causes a leaky gut (increased intestinal permeability).
Ah well. I have a buffalo to roast, so I'm off to the kitchen.