I Can Eat These

I Can Eat These | Food Allergies| Baked Goods

While eating chocolate cake isn’t associated with the food allergic and autoimmune disease lifestyle, we all know you are going to want to eat a piece of chocolate cake at some point in your journey. Liberated Foods might be part of your way to having your cake and eating it too. Photo provided by Estella Martinez.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The meal tray arrived off the cart as ordered: a plain, dried-out beef patty conspicuously missing an oily sheen of healthy fat, a plate of steamed broccoli, just barely tender from its hot sauna, and a 70’s style cassolette of plain brown rice.

I rolled my eyes. I  was now looking at  lunch and dinner meals for the next two, maybe three days, in this exact presentation. It was, after all, a hospital.  I might die from boring food rather than this infection in my leg.

If it wasn’t for some smart decision-making that led me to cook some Celiac-safe foods at home before I walked into the ER on a Saturday morning, I wouldn’t have had a cooler full of supplemental food my husband brought in. Separated from my kitchen, my Mission Control where I make my favorite foods and add special touches I can’t find in most restaurants, I was about to resign myself to plain meals without embellishment, dessert, or treats, when I remembered that I had someone to call.

I texted Estella Martinez of Liberated Foods. Her gluten free, dairy free, nut free tea cookies. I can eat these. I texted her, half hope and half desperation. And she responded!

Read on for why I can’t stop talking about Estella’s tea cookies and other allergen-free foods.

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