How many people out there know the pain and anguish of a food allergy?
First, you get the “why does this keep happening to me?” feeling. Then a vampire (nurse) takes your blood for an allergy test and you find out you are allergic to a food of some kind.
At first, you feel great, cause answers! Then you feel dread, cause you can no longer eat that food or foods with that food in it.
I found out right before Christmas this past year that I was allergic to eggs.
It sucks all the levels of suck.
I count myself lucky that I have a mild reaction to eggs. I did, however, find out that one way food allergies work is they can leave you with a mildly compromised immune system, I.E. my colds last a month instead of a week.
This is a thing that happened to me every time I got sick. I would get a mild illness and stay sick twice or three times as long as the average person. All because I would eat things that contain eggs.
I was told not to do that anymore.
So I waved goodbye to certain foods and invited new things into my life, like vegan mayo. I also discovered an egg replacer by Bob’s Red Mill that works in all the baked goods! This is a product that you need to follow the directions for. It is for baking, not for making omelets. Its just, no, don’t do that to yourself. I didn’t even try cause that would just be, eww.
It has worked great in cookies, cupcakes, pancakes so far. The hubs agrees that you can’t tell a difference between this and real eggs in any of those things.
I do miss being able to go to a restaurant and order whatever I want, but boy have I had a craving for that eggiest of egg dishes, eggs benedict.
I will get used to this in time, which is all one can ask for. So I guess I say goodbye to that grand old food staple, the chicken egg.