I cannot eat:
- spicy: mexican food including the spices cumin, red pepper, and paprika
- soy: anything with soy and soy sauce, which makes Chinese food difficult
- citric acid: I dare you to look at the ingredients in your bread and not find citric acid. It is used as a preservative and is in a ton of bread products. You would think carbs would be ok, but not with that as a preservative.
- vinegar or lemon juice: this is why I have not attempted homemade mayo...don't you need some kind of acid to help it emulsify?
I did experiment with making chip dip out of cottage cheese. I blended it down to eliminate the curds, and used garlic and chives. I used WAY too much garlic, but in the next batch I will tone that down. It tastes delicious, but requires a tooth brushing and three mints to get rid of the garlic breath!
Keep sending me your tips and advice! I welcome any creative ideas you might have!